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.
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 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.
IPL 2021: Twitter Reacts As KKR Knocks Out RCB And Proceed To Qualifier 2
Change of venue, modified the best way they performed cricket within the second half. Special victory by #kkr
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 11, 2021
— Michael Vaughan (@MichaelVaughan) October 11, 2021
Feel for Bangalore, taking part in with 10 gamers most video games and paying the worth right this moment. Lucky attraction khilana hai toh Karn Sharma se behtar kaun hello hai #RCBvKKR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) October 11, 2021
— Wasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) October 11, 2021
This is it. Play daring namma Challengers. 🙏🏼🔥 #RCBvKKR
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) October 11, 2021
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 11, 2021
— Shivani (@meme_ki_diwani) October 11, 2021
— Ashutosh Srivastava (@ashutosh_sri8) October 11, 2021
Virat Kohli as #RCB captain in #IPL from 2011 to 2021
140 matches, received 66, misplaced 70, Nr 4, %win 47.17
Batting: 139 inns, 4871 runs, ave 41.99, S/r 133.05, 100s: 5, 50s: 35#RCBvKKR #RCBvsKKR #KKRvRCB #KKRvsRCB#IPL2021 #IPLinUAE
— Mohandas Menon (@mohanstatsman) October 11, 2021
— तूफ़ान का देवताᵀʰᵒʳ 🚩 (@istormbreaker__) October 11, 2021
— Prince Pandey🍁🦜 (@princepandey_) October 11, 2021
“To me, loyalty matters more than other worldly things.”
— ESPNcricinfo (@ESPNcricinfo) October 11, 2021
What an epic journey has it been. Could by no means carry the trophy as an RCB skipper however what an outstanding expertise he has supplied to his group. Time for him to unleash himself as probably the most dominant white-ball batter of the technology. Well carried out, Virat! #RCBvsKKR #IPL2021
— Bastab Ok Parida (@ParidaBastab) October 11, 2021
The 4 heroes of our season. Deserves each appreciation. They made issues potential all through. pic.twitter.com/LBH5ZI7PTq
— arfan (@Im__Arfan) October 11, 2021
4-21 – together with Kohli, de Villiers and Maxwell – and 26 off 15 balls in an eliminator: one of many nice IPL performances from Sunil Narine, who someway nonetheless is not going to the T20 World Cup.
— Tim Wigmore (@timwig) October 11, 2021
— Anuj Rajput (@JesuisAnuj) October 11, 2021
— Rohit Chauhan📈💹 (@imrchauhan5) October 11, 2021
— Chirag (@itxchirag1) October 11, 2021
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) October 11, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 11, 2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 11, 2021
Feel RCB – thought this might’ve been their season.
— Robin John Peterson (@robbie13flair) October 11, 2021