A detailed encounter ended with Kolkata Knight Riders defeating Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets in within the Eliminator on Monday in Sharjah to knock Virat Kohli’s aspect out of the match and proceed to ebook a date with the Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2.

Chasing 139, KKR’s innings received off to a sedate begin with 19 runs within the first three overs, earlier than Shubman Gill charged down at George Garton with three boundaries within the fourth. Gill fell to Harshal Patel within the sixth over as KKR ended the powerplay at 48/1.

In the seventh, Rahul Tripathi was trapped lbw, with the assistance of a DRS by RCB, by Yuzvendra Chahal. Nitish Rana then clubbed Glenn Maxwell for a six and a 4, however he misplaced Venkatesh Iyer on the different finish, who edged behind off Patel.

Sunil Narine (Photo Credit: IANS)

When the match appeared in steadiness with RCB selecting wickets, Sunil Narine got here in and put KKR on the entrance, clattering three sixes to Dan Christian within the 12th over, bringing the required fee right down to lower than 6 per over.

RCB then remained alive within the sport with Chahal dismissing Rana (23 off 25), and Siraj castling Narine (26 off 15) and nicking off Dinesh Karthik (10 off 12). The equation for KKR got here right down to needing 12 runs within the final two overs.

Garton bowled a superb final over, conceding 5 runs. With 7 wanted off 6 balls, Shakib scooped Christian for a boundary over quick high quality leg. Three singles within the subsequent three balls accomplished the job for KKR.

Earlier, after successful the toss and electing to bat first, Virat Kohli made his intentions clear, stroking three fours within the first two overs. Devdutt Padikkal then took two boundaries off Lockie Ferguson.

Mavi leaked 13 runs within the fifth over. But Lockie Ferguson, within the sixth over, dismissed Padikkal(21 off 18), who edged a quick supply onto his stumps. RCB capped off the powerplay at 53/1.

KKR spinners additional squeezed RCB’s innings with 4 boundaryless overs, throughout which Kohli survived a run-out and KS Bharat was given a life by Dinesh Karthik with a missed stumping.

Sunil Narine
Sunil Narine (Image Credit: Twitter)

Sunil Narine struck within the tenth over with the wicket of Bharat, who holed out to long-off, scoring 9 runs off 16 balls. RCB reached 70/2 on the 10-over mark and wanted their three star batsmen to take them to a defendable complete. However, it was Narine who was standing of their means.

Narine struck with gold within the thirteenth over, castling Kohli (39 off 33), who missed a slog sweep. Two overs later, Narine bowled AB de Villiers as properly, massively denting RCB’s possibilities of reaching 160. In the seventeenth, the West Indian spinner additionally removed Maxwell. Cameos from Shahbaz Ahmed, Christian, and Harshal Patel took RCB to 138.

Twitter was buzzing, hailing KKR’s sensible turnaround this season, whereas this loss additionally ended an period for RCB below the captaincy of Virat Kohli.

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