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IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB Highlights: RCB pull ahead in playoff race, KKR remain in danger zone

IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB Highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders scored 84/8 in their 20 overs, the lowest score in IPL history for a team without having been bowled out. Royal Challengers Bangalore chased down the target with 8 wickets in hand and 6.3 overs to spare.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: October 22, 2020 7:38:34 am
iplIPL 2020, KKR vs RCB

IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) beat Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 8 wickets and 6.3 overs to spare.

KKR scored 84/8 in their 20 overs, the lowest score in IPL history for a team without having been bowled out. They lost their top order for virtually nothing as RCB were helped to a blitz of a start by Mohammad Siraj (3/8). KKR were 17/4 at the end of 6 overs, the lowest Powerplay score this season. Eoin Morgan (30) held the innings together for a while till he was dismissed in the 16th over. Lockie Ferguson was introduced as late as in the 7th over of the chase. His over brought about the wickets of the RCB openers, after which Virat Kohli and Gurkeerat Mann shepherded the chase to the close.

IPL 2020

Match 39, Sheikh Zayed Stadium, 21 Oct, 2020

RCB 85 / 2 (13.3)


KKR 84 / 8 (20.0)

Gurkeerat Singh Mann21 26
Virat Kohli18 17
Pat Cummins3.0 18 0
Prasidh Krishna2.3 20 0

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 8 wickets

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IPL 2020, KKR vs RCB Highlights:

22:24 (IST)21 Oct 2020
RCB win by 8 wickets

The batsmen do it in singles in Lockie's over. Gurkeerat gets consecutive boundaries in Varun's 12th over. Kohli gets a four as Lockie starts bowling the 13th. Four dot balls to end the over to take us to a 14th over. Kohli hits the winning runs with a late cut. RCB win by 8 wickets with 6.3 overs to spare.

22:10 (IST)21 Oct 2020
RCB 63/2 after 10

Chakaravarthy bowls a quite over. Just 2 runs off his over. Lockie Ferguson continues. Gurkeerat drives a short ball for four through the covers. Chakaravarthy continues in the 10th. Kohli cuts and finds the gap. His first boundary. Gurkeerat plays another lofted drive for four. Big smile on his face to follow as he pumps fists with Kohli. RCB 63/2 after 10

21:54 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Lockie strikes for KKR

Lockie Ferguson brought in to bowl the 7th over. And he makes an instant impact. Finch nicks through to Karthik. KKR have a wicket. Finch is out for 16. RCB send out Gurkeerat Mann at 3. And there's a run out next ball. Gurkeerat runs his partner out. Padikkal is out for 26. RCB 46/2 after 6.4

21:49 (IST)21 Oct 2020
RCB 44/0 after 6

Finch getting increasingly into the action. Flicks Cummins for a four in the 5th over. Chakaravarthy brought in in the 6th over. Goes short and Padikkal cuts for another four. RCB 44/0 after 6

21:40 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Comfortable start by RCB

Prasidh Krishna partners Cummins with the new ball. Padikkal hits the first four of the innings in Cummins's second. Lofts the shot over mid off. Padikkal slices another four in the same region as Krishna continues in the 4th. Another four runs down to fine leg to end the over. RCB 28/0 after 4

21:29 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Chase begins

Padikkal faces, Finch at the non striker's end as Cummins bowls the first over for KKR. How do RCB approach this chase? RCB 4/0 after 1

21:09 (IST)21 Oct 2020
RCB need 85 to win

Kuldeep pulls for a four in the last over as Morris bowls. There is a run out off the last ball. KKR post 84/8 in their 20 overs. This is the lowest score in a 20-over IPL innings without a team getting bowled out. 

21:03 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR 74/7 after 19

Lockie Ferguson is in at 9. He gets an edge to run away for four. KKR will take them however they come. Morris gives away just 3 runs in the 18th. Siraj is back to bowl the 19th. He appeals for LBW against Lockie. RCB take the Review but Lockie had an inside edge that saved him. KKR 74/7 after 19, Siraj finishes with 3/8 in 4

20:50 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Morgan out for 30

Kuldeep Yadav comes in at 9 to join Morgan. Morgan hits a four off the last ball of the 15th. That is just the third four of the innings. Sundar bowls the 16th. Morgan pulls for four. Tries again but is caught in the deep this time. Morgan is out for 30. KKR lose their last recognized batsman. KKR 57/7 after 15.4

20:35 (IST)21 Oct 2020
6th wicket

The sixth wicket! Cummins falls to Chahal as the spinner loops it wide of off stump. Cummins is out for 4 off 17 balls. The KKR scorecard makes for horrific reading at the moment. KKR 40/6 after 12.3

20:33 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR 39/5 after 12

Cummins is given out first ball but he overturns the decision after a Review. Sundar bowls the 10th over. 3 runs off it. Morgan and Cummins looking to weather the storm. Chahal continues in the 11th. Just 3 runs off that too. Sundar continues in the 12th. And there's another LBW Review against Cummins again. The batsman survives. But it's another maiden. The third maiden of the match! KKR 39/5 after 12

20:18 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR 32/5 after 8.4

Udana in the attack in the 7th. Morgan given some room outside off and he cuts away for four to release some pressure. Saini bowls a tight 8th over, till Morgan pulls the last ball for a six over fine leg. Chahal bowls the 9th. RCB review against Karthik. And it works for them. Karthik is out lbw. Chahal picks up a fifth wicket. DK is out for 4. KKR 32/5 after 8.4

20:04 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Siraj first bowler in IPL history to bowl 2 maidens in a match

Morris continues in the 5th. Huge appeals for LBW against Karthik. RCB take the Review but Karthik survives by the skin of his teeth - Umpire's call saves him. Just the 1 run in Morris's over. Siraj comes back in the 6th. And finally there is run off him. He has become the first bowler in IPL history to bowl 2 maidens in a match. Siraj 3/2 after his 3, KKR 17/4 after 6

19:52 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Siraj takes a third - KKR top order in tatters

Banton hits a four down the ground. The first boundary in the innings. The first reason for KKR fans to smile tonight. Siraj comes back in the 4th over. And gets another wicket. Banton nicks behind to the keeper now. He goes for 10. KKR 14/4 after 3.3

19:46 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR 3/3 after 2.2

Gill departs too. In the 3rd over. Navdeep Saini strikes now. Gill holes out in the deep to Morris. He is out for 1. Nowhere to hid for KKR's batsmen now. Tom Banton and Dinesh Karthik, both yet to get off strike, are the new men in for KKR.

19:38 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Siraj strikes twice

Wicket in the second over! Siraj bowls the 2nd over. Tripathi nicks one through to the keeper. Siraj, into the XI today, strikes for RCB. Nitish Rana comes in at 3. And is bowled. Siraj has taken 2 in 2! On a hat-trick. Rana is bowled for a first ball duck.KKR 3/2 after 1.4

19:35 (IST)21 Oct 2020
Play begins

Tripathi and Gill open the KKR innings. Chris Morris bowls the first over for RCB. Just 3 runs come in the first over. KKR 3/0 after 1

19:05 (IST)21 Oct 2020

Tom Banton and Prasidh Krishan come in for Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi for KKR. Shahbaz Ahmed makes way for Mohammad Siraj for RCB.

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Tom Banton, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

19:01 (IST)21 Oct 2020
KKR to bat first

KKR win toss, opt to bat first vs RCB

18:00 (IST)21 Oct 2020

The last time these two sides met, RCB prevailed by 82 runs. This match is in Abu Dhabi, where pacers have prospered, and Lockie's season debut for KKR last time out bodes well for them.

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