Welcome to this header between Bangalore and Kolkata.
Kohli wins the toss and decides to bat first. Pitch will get slower as the inning would progress and even ground is small. Keeping this mind Kohli makes one change in Siraj. An additional bowler for such situation. Surprisingly Kolkata has replaced a bowler with a batsman. Let’s see how this decision will go down.
Cummins opens the attack and Finch scores his first run in the form of boundary. Finch scored six in the next over of Prasidh. Padikkal scored back to back boundaries to Cummins. RCB’s score at the end of powerplay was 47/0.
Russell removed Padikkal in the eight over. Padikkal scored 32 runs in 23 balls. Prasidh removed Finch in the thirteenth over. Finch bowled for 47 runs.
de Villiers opens his account with a four. And it was Nagarkoti’s over in which de Villiers decided to launch his attack. The wicket is not easy.. Batsmen need to settle down before scoring big but these are applicable to humans not to de Villiers. Score at the end of 16th over was 129/2.
de Villiers again scored 19 runs in the seventeenth over. Completed his fifty with a six. Russell must not be liking it. seventeen runs in this over. Kohli and ABD scored 12 runs in the penultimate over of Prasidh. Russell’s last over brought seventeen runs again for RCB. RCB finishes with 194/2. Thanks to ABD’s blitzkrieg they scored more than what they should have scored otherwise.
Morris will bowl and Gill on strike. Saini and Siraj bowl the tight over. Saini bowls Banton in the fourth over. Calm and composed Gill took Siraj’s lesson and scored 16 runs in the sixth over. KKR’s powerplay score was 39/1.
Washington bowled Rana in the eighth over. Finch dropped a simple chance of Gill but he got run out in the next over. Chahal removed Karthik before he could settle. Washington removed Morgan in the next over. The wickets are falling like a pack of cards. Udana bowls.. Russell on strike… 464W… KKR’s hope of winning the match returns to the dugout and Udana has the last smile. Morris removed Cummins in the next over. Chahal gave only 5 runs in the sixteenth over and KKR’s score is 95/7.
100 runs needed in the last 24 balls. And Siraj ends Tripathi’s inning. Saini gives only 5 runs in the eighteenth over. Morris took another wicket in the next over. Udana bowled the last over and gave only four runs. RCB wins this match by 82 runs. They improved their run rate by a big margin.
Superman ABD was given Man of the Match for his score of 73 runs off 33 balls.