(In Pics) RCB almost get devoured by Russell, squeak past finish line even after scoring 200-plus
First Published Apr 20, 2019, 4:50 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore won their second match of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday in the Eden Gardens.
Virat Kohli was named Man of the Match after he scored his fifth IPL century off 58 balls to help Bangalore register 213 on the scoreboard.
Moeen Ali scored 66 off 28 balls. It was also up to Ali in the final over of the match to defend their total against the hard hitting pair of Andre Russell and Nitish Rana.
KKR got off to a slow start after losing three wickets early in the innings. Andre Russell and Nitish Rana’s partnership helped KKR. In the 15th over the West Indian slammed bowler Yuzvendra Chahal for 3 sixes.
Dale Steyn replaced Umesh Yadav in the playing XI. He took the wickets of Chris Lynn and Shubham Gill.
Kuldeep Yadav faced a brutal over as Moeen Ali was on a run scoring spree. He scored three sixes and two boundaries. Ali was caught by Prasidh Krishna at Long on.
Virat Kohli made a brilliant catch to dismiss Shubham Gill. Although Kohli fumbled with the catch a little he caught it on the rebound with his left hand.
Moeen Ali’s brilliant bowling in the final over restricted the Knight Riders to a final score of 203.
Kolkata Knight Riders have now lost four consecutive matches and are now 6th on the points table.