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IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR Highlights: Virat Kohli & co crush Kolkata in Sharjah

IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR Highlights: AB de Villiers was the key player for RCB as he scored an unbeaten 73 off 33 balls, helping RCB post a gigantic 194/2 on the board.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 13, 2020 8:26:44 am
IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore continued their impressive run in the Indian Premier League 2020, as the team secured a comprehensive 82-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders. AB de Villiers was the key player for RCB as he scored an unbeaten 73 off 33 balls, helping RCB post a gigantic 194/2 on the board.

The team after electing to bat first, started off on a strong with openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal adding 67 runs for the first wicket. Kohli too chipped in with an unbeaten 33, but the RCB skipper failed to score more than one four in his 28-ball stay in the crease.

In the bowling, it was the spin duo of Washington Sundar and Yuzvendra Chahal, who kept KKR on backfoot. The pair bowled a total of eight overs and gave away just 32 runs, which included three wickets.

IPL 2020

Match 28, Sharjah Cricket Stadium, 12 Oct, 2020

KKR 112 / 9 (20.0)

vs

RCB 194 / 2 (20.0)

BatsmenRB
Varun Chakravarthy7 10
Prasidh Krishna2 3
BowlersORWKT
Chris Morris4.0 17 2
Navdeep Saini3.0 17 1

Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 82 runs

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IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR Highlights:

23:13 (IST)12 Oct 2020
It's all over in Sharjah!

It's all over in Sharjah as Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore secure a brilliant 82-run win against Kolkata Knight Riders. First with the bat and then followed the exact show with a bat. 

23:08 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Wicket for Morris!

Chris Morris picks another wicket as Nagarkoti drags the ball back onto his stumps. After 19 overs, KKR are playing at 108/9. RCB now wait to complete the formalities before celebrating. 

23:06 (IST)12 Oct 2020
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22:57 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Siraj also gets his name in the wicket-book

Mohammed Siraj also gets his name in the wicketbook as he picks his first of the night. A short delivery and Rahul Tripathi tried to pull it down the on-side but it takes an edge and Chris Morris completes a superb catch at long-on. KKR: 99/8 (17 overs) 

22:54 (IST)12 Oct 2020
RCB's spinners today

Washington Sundar: 4-0-20-2 | Yuzvendra Chahal: 4-0-12-1 

22:47 (IST)12 Oct 2020
RCB humble KKR!

Kolkata Knight Riders have been humbled by the Royal Challengers here tonight. Chris Morris now sends Pat Cummins as KKR lose their seventh man in less than 15 overs. 

22:44 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Russell's poor run continues!

Isuru Udana goes for runs in his first over but also picks the big wicket of Andre Russell. The way Russell was striking the ball, the story could have been different but RCB can now breathe a sigh of relief. KKR: 86/6 (14 overs)  

22:36 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Devdutt Padikkal drops Andre Russell at long-off!

Just when you thought RCB had everything in control, Devdutt Padikkal drops Andre Russell at long-off. A slower delivery by Chris Morris and Russell tries to clear the ropes. However, his shot fails to clear the boundary ropes and Padikkal dives and almost picks a stunning catch to send Russell back in the dugout. KKR:71/5 (13 overs) 

22:29 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Washington Sundar removes Eoin Morgan from the equation

Washington Sundar continues his dominance as he removes Eoin Morgan from the equation. The ball was pithed up and Morgan tired to direct the ball towards the gully region. However, it takes an edge and flies straight to Isuru Udana, who completes the action very calmly. Morgan departs after scoring 8 from 12 balls. KKR: 64/5 (11.1 overs) 

22:23 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Another one bites the dust!

Another one bites the dust. KKR skipper is wrapped up by a tossed up delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal as he drags the ball back onto his stumps. He departs after scoring 1 from 2 balls. KKR: 62/4 (10.3 overs) 

22:21 (IST)12 Oct 2020
KKR need 134 runs in the final 10 overs

Kolkata Knight Riders need 134 runs in the final 10 overs. Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik are present at the crease.

22:19 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Big blow for KKR!

Big blow for KKR and this could be a huge loss as a well-set Shubman Gill makes his way back to the dugout. It all started with Morgan and Gill trying to steal a single off Isuru Udana, but a great fielding effort by AB de Villiers inflict the damage on KKR. He collects a strong throw from Udana and doesn't waste any time to dislodge the stumps. KKR: 60/3 (9.3 overs) 

22:14 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Review lost!

Appeal for a caught-behind in the next ball and Chahal thinks he has got his man here. However, the umpire feels there was no bat involved but Kohli decides to take a review. TV replay confirms that the ball hits Eoin Morgan's hands before settling in AB de Villiers' gloves. KKR: 52/2 (8.2 overs)  

22:12 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Dropped!

Shubman Gill charges down against Yuzvendra Chahal and hits it towards the long-on region. The ball is well under Aaron Finch's radar, but the Aussie cricketer drops a sitter as Gill breathes a sigh of relief. KKR: 52/2 (8.1 overs)  

22:09 (IST)12 Oct 2020
That will be the end of Nitish Rana!

That will be the end of Nitish Rana. An angled delivery by Washington Sundar, coming at a decent pace and Rana goes down on his knees and tries to play it across the line. However, the pace does the trick as the batsman completely misses his shot and the ball knocks the middle stump. KKR: 51/2 (8 overs)

22:01 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Powerplays are done!

KKR reach 43/1 after the powerplay overs as Shubman Gill and Nitin Sharma try to build a partnership and also increase the run-rate. They need another 152 to win in 14 overs.   

21:56 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Batsmen target Siraj!

Mohammed Siraj is being targeted as the weaklink in the RCB bowling setup. Nitish Rana welcomes him with a solid drive and Shubman Gill finishes the over with a boundary followed by a SIX. A total of 16 runs come from it as KKR reach 39/1 after 5 overs. 

21:51 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Ideal start for RCB!

Finally some positive intent from KKR batsman Shubman Gill. He starts off with a cracking boundary against Navdeep Saini and then continues to rotate the strike. 

However, the bowler picks up a wicket on his final delivery. A good length delivery by Saini and it takes the inside edge of Tom Banton's bat and knocks the stumps out. The IPL debutant departs after scoring 8 from 12 balls. KKR: 23/1 (4 overs) 

21:44 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Three overs and three different bowlers!

Three overs and three different bowlers already used by Virat Kohli. Mohammed Siraj too maintains a tight line and length as KKR reach 16/0 after three overs. 

21:40 (IST)12 Oct 2020
Saini starts good!

Navdeep Saini, who joins Chris Morris from the opposite end, starts off with a tight over as just 5 runs come from it. KKR 12/0 (2 overs)

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Siddhesh Lad.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa.