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IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR Highlights: Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers shine in RCB’s third win on trot

IPL 2021 RCB vs KKR Highlights: AB de Villiers scored at a strike rate of 223.53 as he remained unbeaten for 76

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 18, 2021 7:34:17 pm
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IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their third win on the trot to climb to the top of the points table. This is the first time RCB have won their first three matches in an IPL season. Chasing a target of 205, Kolkata Knight Riders lost too many wickets in the middle and struggled at the end as they lost the match by 38 runs. Kyle Jamieson got three wickets whereas Harshal Patel and Yuzvendra Chahal picked two wickets each. Washington Sundar got a wicket as well. Andre Russell showed some fight in the end but the run chase was ended by Mohammed Siraj’s penultimate over. This is KKR’s second loss of the season. They are in sixth place after a comprehensive loss to RCB.

Earlier, Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first. Half-centuries from Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers helped RCB post a total of 204/4 in the first innings. Maxwell scored 78 runs from 49 deliveries whereas De Villiers scored an unbeaten 76 from 34 deliveries. Both batsmen hit nine fours and three sixes each in their innings. The late charge helped RCB get past 200 and nullify Andre Russell threat in the final overs. Kyle Jamieson with a 4-ball 11 cameo as well batting at number 6. Earlier in the innings, KKR got off to a great start as spinner Varun Chakravarthy got the wickets of RCB skipper Kohli and Rajat Patidar in his first over. Kohli included Patidar in the side replacing Australian all-rounder Daniel Christian as RCB went into the game with three overseas players. Apart from Chakravarthy, fast bowlers Krishna and Cummins took one wicket each. Russell was the most expensive bowler considering an economy rate of 19 bowling in death overs.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 10

Royal Challengers Bangalore

204/4 (20.0)
vs

Kolkata Knight Riders

166/8 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 10 )
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs

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IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR Highlights:

19:13 (IST)18 Apr 2021
RCB make it three in a row

Varun Chakravarthy is the new man in. He gets a single off the second ball he faces. Harbhajan Singh on strike. He hits it in the air but fails to time, just a single. Chakravarthy hits the ball towards mid-off, gets a single. Another single to end the innings. KKR 166/8 after 20 overs

RCB beat KKR by 38 runs. This is the first time RCB have won their first three matches in a season.

19:09 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Russell's cameo ends

Andre Russell seemed really dangerous in only one over. He has struggled to get boundaries for a better part of his innings. Harshal Patel gets Russell's wicket. KKR 162/8 after 19.1 overs

19:07 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Siraj keeps Russel quiet

Mohammed Siraj bowls the penultimate over. KKR need 44 runs from 12 deliveries. Siraj does well and keeps a lid on boundaries. Russell refuses singles with Harbhajan Singh on the other end. Five dot deliveries and just one single off the last ball. Poor decision by Russell as KKR need net run rate by their side in the end as well. Now, all RCB need to do is bowl 6 legal deliveries to win the match KKR 162/7 after 19 overs

19:02 (IST)18 Apr 2021
One-hit Cummins departs

Pat Cummins in to bat. SIX! Cummins picks the slower length delivery for a maximum over long-on. Big hits from both ends. Pressure on RCB. WICKET! Cummins goes after it again but this time edges it to the wicketkeeper. Cummins departs for 2-ball 6. KKR 161/7 after 18 overs

19:00 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Jamieson gets Shakib

Kyle Jamieson back in attack. Shakib Al Hasan takes a single, gets Andre Russell on strike. SIX! Russell picks the slower ball and smacks it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Jamieson bowls a wide, too short there. He follows it up with a full delivery, just a single. BOWLED! Shakib goes too far across and ends up losing his wicket. Jamieson gets his second wicket. KKR 155/6 after 17.4 overs

18:55 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Russell goes berserk!

Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl the 17th over. SIX! Andre Russell finally finds the middle of the bat and hits it over mid-wicket for a maximum. FOUR! Another boundary, muscle power from Russell. FOUR! This time he beats the point fielder. Is this the over KKR were looking for? FOUR! Russell plays it towards sweeper cover this time and gets another boundary. Chahal is consistently bowling short. Virat Kohli is not happy with it. A single to follow. Shakib gets a single off the last ball. 20 runs from Chahal's last over. KKR still need 59 runs from 18 balls. KKR 146/5 after 17 overs

18:49 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Russell continues to struggle

Harshal Patel continues, Andre Russell on strike. He starts off with a dot ball. Russell goes for a big shot and hits the ball towards deep mid-wicket. Just a single off that one. Patel bowls a yorker, Shakib plays it towards long-on for a single. Russell mistimes again, frustrated as he completes the shot, just a single. Shakib hits the ball down the ground for a single. Russell continues to struggle, a single to end the over. KKR 126/5 after 16 overs

18:43 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Run chase getting out of hand

Andre Russell is the new batsman in. Kyle Jamieson is back in attack. Shakib Al Hasan gets a single off the first ball. Russell plays the slower ball towards point fielder, a dot ball. Short ball from Jamieson, Russell gets bat on it but just a single. Shakib comes down the track but gets beaten by the slower short ball from Jamieson. FOUR! Jamieson takes pace off the ball again but Shakib moves across and scoops it over fine leg fielder for a boundary. A dot ball to end the over. KKR still need 84 runs from 30 balls. KKR 121/5 after 14 overs

18:36 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Morgan fails to accelerate

Harshal Patel continues. He beats Eoin Morgan with the change of pace. Next ball, Morgan goes for the big shot again but edges it. DROPPED! The ball lands between Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal. Shakib Al Hasan takes a single. WICKET! Morgan mistimes again and this time Virat Kohli takes the catch. Morgan out for 29. KKR 114/5 after 13.4 overs

18:32 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Maxwell hit for sixes

Glenn Maxwell continues, left-arm spinner Shahbaz Ahmed is yet to be introduced by Virat Kohli. SIX! Shakib Al Hasan goes down the wicket and hits his first maximum of the innings. 100 up for KKR. Pressure on Maxwell now. Shakib gets a single off the next one. SIX! Morgan pulls that one away for a maximum, his second of the innings. So far, this over is exactly what the doctor ordered for KKR. Morgan punches the ball towards long-off, gets a single. AB de Villiers misses the touch stumping chance. KKR 112/4 after 13 overs

18:29 (IST)18 Apr 2021
KKR struggling in run chase

Harshal Patel has been introduced into the attack. Shakib Al Hasan works the ball towards backward square leg, gets a single. Eoin Morgan fails to hit the slower ball in the gap, a dot ball. He gets a single off the next one. Another slower one and all Shakib can manage is just a single. Two more singles from the over. The required run rate has gone over 13 runs per over now. KKR 98/4 after 12 overs

18:24 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Morgan goes big

Glenn Maxwell introduced into the attack considering two left-handed batsmen are in the middle. Twp singles off the first two balls. SIX! Maxwell hits that one over long-on for a maximum. Next ball, Maxwell gets surprise bounce from the pitch and AB de Villiers manages to stop it. Two more singles from the over. 10 runs from Maxwell's first over in IPL 2021. KKR 93/4 after 11 overs

18:22 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Required run rate going up

Washington Sundar bowls his final over. Shakib Al Hasan gets a single off the next ball. FOUR! Morgan tries the reverse sweep and gets a top edge. The ball runs towards the boundary, first one for Morgan. A single off the next one. Two more singles from the over. Good spell from Sundar, 33 runs from his four overs and a wicket. Meanwhile, the required run rate has gone over 12 runs per over now.  KKR 83/4 after 10 overs

18:18 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Chahal on a roll

Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in. Yuzvendra Chahal beats him with a googly that zipped past his bat. Shakib gets a single off the next ball. A dot ball to finish off the over. KKR 75/4 after 9 overs

18:16 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Chahal strikes again

Yuzvendra Chahal continues. Eoin Morgan takes a single off the first ball. Dinesh Karthik plays a dot ball. LBW! Chahal traps Karthik in front of the wicket. The leg spinner has been excellent in today's game. KKR 74/4 after 8.3 overs

18:13 (IST)18 Apr 2021
KKR need a big partnership

Washington Sundar continues. Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman in. Big task for him and skipper Morgan here. He starts off with a wide and Morgan gets a single as well. Excellent over from Sundar after that, just four more singles. KKR 73/3 after 8 overs

18:07 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Chahal gets Rana

Yuzvendra Chahal back in attack. Eoin Morgan gets a single off the first ball. FOUR! Rana teases first slip fielder Virat Kohli with that one. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! This time he plays the scoop shot and beats Kohli once again. WICKET! This time Rana goes for a slog sweep and finds the fielder in the deep. Chahal has his first wicket this season. Rana departs for 18. KKR 66/3 ater 6.5 overs

17:59 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Sundar gets breakthrough

Washington Sundar continues. A quick single for Tripathi off the first ball. SIX! Nitish Rana comes down the wicket and hits the ball over long-on for a six. That is the sixth delivery he has faced in this innings. He has not got enough strike so far. Rana plays the cut shot but Siraj gets hands on it, just a single. FOUR! Tripathi sweeps that one towards the square leg, another boundary. He hits the pads on next one, a dot ball. WICKET! Tripathi miscues that one badly and Siraj takes the catch comfortably. He departs for 25. KKR 57/2 after 6 overs

17:54 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Tripathi attacks

Mohammed Siraj back in attack. FOUR! Tripathi gets one knee and scoops it fine of the fine leg fielder for a boundary. A dot ball to follow. FOUR! Tripathi lofts it comfortably over the in-field for a one-bounce boundary. Tripathi tries to guide the ball fine but mistimes, a dot ball. Just a single more from the over. KKR 45/1 after 5 overs

17:49 (IST)18 Apr 2021
Spin from both ends

Washington Sundar into the attack. FOUR! Rahul Tripathi hits it straight over his head for a boundary. A dot ball to follow. Tripathi takes a quick single and almost loses his wicket. Direct hit and he would have been a goner. Rana goes for a slog sweep but did not get enough bat on it, just a single. Tripathi moves towards leg side but Sundar follows him, another dot ball. A single to end the over. KKR 36/1 after 4 overs

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

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