Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, highlights: RCB 49 all out, KKR win by 82 runs
Chasing 132,Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 49, the lowest total in the history of the Indian Premier League as Kolkata Knight Riders sealed a magnificent 82-run win. Get full highlights of KKR vs RCB IPL 2017 match here.ipl 2017 Updated: Apr 24, 2017 00:08 IST
Chasing 132, Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for 49, the lowest total in the history of the Indian Premier League as Kolkata Knight Riders sealed a magnificent 82-run win at the Eden Gardens. Get full highlights of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2017 match here. (SCORECARD | LIVE STREAMING | STANDINGS | IPL 2017 NEWS)
23:42 hrs IST: That is all we have from here. What a performance from Kolkata Knight Riders. Royal Challengers Bangalore are at the bottom of the table while KKR are firmly in second.
23:40 hrs IST: Nathan Coulter-Nile is the Man of the Match: I was so pumped up, I wasn’t thinking about it. We’ve got some world-class spinners who didn’t even get a bowl today. The pitch suited us. So we just kept going and kept going
23:39 hrs IST: Gautam Gambhir: Not a lot of teams have the kind of pace that we have. We just want them to hit the deck and bowl quick and that’s what they did. We didn’t bat well at all. We should have got 160-170. If you’re looking to win the tournament, you can’t bat like that
23:34 hrs IST: Virat Kohli: Probably our worst batting performance, the worst I have been part of the team. Very hurtful for me to stand here and talk. I can’t say anything now, but our performance was unacceptable. Disgraceful batting, reckless from us, one of the worst collapses ever. The sightscreen was slightly short here, that led to my lapse in concentration, but I was the first to get out, there were nine others in the hut. It was a shocking batting performance.
23:28 hrs IST: WICKET! Chahal falls and Royal Challengers Bangalore have been bowled out for 49, the lowest total in the history of the Indian Premier League. The previous lowest was Rajasthan Royals’ 58 against RCB in the 2009 IPL in South Africa.
23:20 hrs IST: WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme gets another one and Tymal Mills falls. RCB are 48/9 and they are in danger of being bowled out for the lowest total in IPL.
23:19 hrs IST: Sreenath Aravind strikes a boundary. Can Royal Challengers Bangalore go past the lowest IPL score which is 58?
23:14 hrs IST: WICKET! Woakes gets his third. Full ball from Woakes and Badree is trapped on the crease. Samuel Badree LBW Chris Woakes 0 (3), RCB 44/8 in 8.3 overs.
23:09 hrs IST: WICKET! Colin de Grandhomme strikes now. Full ball and swinging back in, Negi plays all around the delivery and gets trapped in front. Pawan Negi LBW Colin de Grandhomme 2 (3), RCB 42/7 in 7.3 overs
23:05 hrs IST: WICKET! Royal Challengers Bangalore are losing their way here. Full ball and it moves away slightly in that channel outside off stump, Stuart Binny pokes at it and the edge is taken. Stuart Binny c Robin Uthappa c Chris Woakes 8 (9), RCB 40/6 in 7 overs.
23:03 hrs IST: WICKET! That is the big wicket! Short ball and Gayle looks to work it to the leg side but gets a big top edge that is taken at widish mid off. Chris Gayle c Nathan Coulter-Nile b Chris Woakes 7 (17), RCB 40/5 in 6.2 overs
22:59 hrs IST: Gayle gets a streaky boundary to third man while Stuart Binny strikes another boundary,. Time to get spin into the attack.
22:55 hrs IST: Good stuff from Umesh Yadav. He bowls a bouncer and Gayle ducks underneath it
22:50 hrs IST: WICKET! Kedar Jadhav looked to whip a full ball but ends up miscuing it to mid on. Kedar Jadhav c Chris Woakes b Coulter-Nile 9 (7). Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/4 after 4.1 overs.
22:44 hrs IST: Kedar Jadhav gets going with two boundaries. Gayle and Jadhav now have the task of rebuilding for RCB.
22:40 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive blow for RCB. De Villiers attempts the pull but the ball rears up, a big top edge is taken by Robin Uthappa. AB de Villiers c Robin Uthappa b Nathan Coulter-Nile 8 (6), RCB 12/3 in 2.3 overs.
22:37 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Full ball on leg stump and Gayle looks to turn it to the leg side, gets a thick leading edge to third man.
22:35 hrs IST: AB de Villiers breaks the shackles with a boundary. Gayle and de Villiers are the key for RCB now.
22:34 hrs IST: WICKET! RCB are falling apart here. Short and wide from Umesh Yadav and Mandeep Singh cuts it straight to Manish Pandey at backward point. Mandeep Singh c Manish Pandey b Umesh Yadav 1 (3), RCB 3/2
22:31 hrs IST: Kohli was livid with the dismissal and he pointed out that there was something distracting him. Some movement in the stands.
22:30 hrs IST: WICKET! Virat Kohli gone for a golden duck. He drives away from his body to an away swinger and Manish Pandey takes the catch at second slip on the second attempt.
22:26 hrs IST: Drama first up. Coulter-Nile bowls a no-ball and Gayle is caught off the free-hit.
22:24 hrs IST: Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli come out to open and Nathan Coulter-Nile opens the bowling.
22:11 hrs IST: Sreenath Aravind cleans up Kuldeep Yadav and Kolkata Knight Riders are bowled out for 131. This has been a sorry batting effort from KKR, especially after Sunil Narine gave them a fast start in which they raced to 50 in just 3.4 overs.
22:08 hrs IST: Sreenath Aravind will bowl the last over. Can the Yadavs, Kuldeep and Umesh, strike some lusty blows?
22:01 hrs IST: Pawan Negi misses the hat-trick but Kolkata Knight Riders are in a woeful situation.
22:00 hrs IST: Pawan Negi on a hat-trick! Coulter-Nile blasts a flighted delivery to long off where AB de Villiers takes the catch close to the boundary. Next ball, Suryakumar Yadav slogs and gets an edge to short third man where Tymal Mills takes the catch on the second attempt.
21:56 hrs IST: Only three overs remain. Can Kolkata Knight Riders get to 150? Suryakumar Yadav is the key.
21:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Tymal Mills gets the better of his England team-mate Chris Woakes. The batsman chipped a full ball to long on and Mandeep Singh grabs on to the catch. Chris Woakes c Mandeep Singh b Tymal Mills 18 (21), Kolkata Knight Riders 120/7 in 16.3 overs.
21:49 hrs IST: The rain has stopped for the time being. It looks like there might be no more interruptions.
21:47 hrs IST: Suryakumar Yadav sweeps Sreenath Aravind for a boundary. He and Woakes need to hang in and find the boundary on a regular basis.
21:45 hrs IST: Rain is getting slightly heavier at the Eden Gardens but the players are continuing to play.
21:43 hrs IST: Woakes clubs a boundary to deep extra cover. Kolkata Knight Riders need more such hits. It is drizzling at the moment. Umpire are looking up. After 15 overs, KKR are 107/6.
21:40 hrs IST: Chahal ends a magnificent spell of 4-0-16-3. Brilliant bowling and Royal Challengers Bangalore are on top. Can Kolkata Knight Riders go past 150 with six overs to go?
21:37 hrs IST: Edged but safe! Woakes looks to run down a short and flat ball from Pawan Negi to third man and the ball just goes past the slip fielder.
21:32 hrs IST: Two WICKETS! Both by Chahal. This is brilliant bowling. He gets Manish Pandey with a delivery that dips on him and the batsman hits it to mid wicket. Two balls later, Colin de Grandhomme edges it to first slip. Kolkata Knight Riders are 93/6 after 11.3 overs.
21:30 hrs IST: First boundary after 27 balls but Badree might not be too concerned. He finishes with figures of 4-033-0, after being hit for 18 in his first over
21:26 hrs IST: After 10 overs, Kolkata Knight Riders are 87/4. After the start they had, this is not a good situation to be in.
21:24 hrs IST: WICKET! Yuzvendra Chahal has flummoxed Yusuf Pathan. This legbreak drifts down leg and Pathan misses the sweep, he is out of the crease and it is an easy stumping. Yusuf Pathan st Kedar Jadhav b Yuzvendra Chahal 8 (8), Kolkata Knight Riders 82/4 vs Royal Challengers Bangalore.
21:19 hrs IST: Another tight over ends. Ever since Narine’s dismissal, Kolkata Knight Riders have managed just 14 runs in three overs. No boundaries have been scored. Kolkata Knight Riders 79/3 in nine overs.
21:17 hrs IST: Great start for Yuzvendra Chahal as he leaks just five runs in his first over. Yusuf Pathan struggled to read him. After Narine’s departure, the boundaries have dried up.
21:11 hrs IST: WICKET! That is plumb. Uthappa hung back and looked to work it to the leg side but he missed it, that would have hit leg stump. Robin Uthappa LBW Samuel Badree 11 (9), KKR 66/3 in 6.2 overs.
21:08 hrs IST: Badree comes back into the attack after being smashed for 18 runs in his first over.
21:04 hrs IST: WICKET! Massive blow this. Short ball on leg stump and Narine mistimes the pull to deep square leg where Yuzvendra Chahal takes the catch. Sunil Narine c Yuzvendra Chahal b Stuart Binny 34 (17), KKR 65/2 in 5.4 overs.
21:02 hrs IST: Poor start for Stuart Binny. He floats on to the pads of Uthappa who flicks it to deep mid wicket for a boundary. He misses his line and length to Narine and the leg left-hander gets another boundary.
20:59 hrs IST: RCB miss a run-out opportunity of Uthappa but Aravind bounces back in style as he concedes just four runs in his second over. KKR are 56/1 after five overs.
20:55 hrs IST: Superb way for Robin Uthappa to get off the mark as he unleashes a straight drive and the ball purrs across the outfield to the long on boundary. The 50 is up for KKR in just 3.5 overs.
20:53 hrs IST: WICKET! Gambhir pokes at a good length ball from Mills and the keeper takes the catch. Third umpire wanted to see if the catch was fine. Gautam Gambhir c Kedar Jadhav b Tymal Mills 14 (11), KKR 48/1 after 3.4 overs.
20:50 hrs IST: RCB continue to leak runs as Tymal Mills concedes five wides. However, hold on, there is an appeal for a catch. The umpire are getting together for a discussion. Was the catch clean? Kohli is looking very animated and excited.
20:45 hrs IST: Aravind also leaks runs. Gambhir runs him down to third man for a boundary while Narine thrashes two consecutive boundaries off him. 14 runs in Aravind’s first over and Kolkata Knight Riders are 39/0 after three overs.
20:43 hrs IST: Sreenath Aravind comes on to bowl. The Badree experiment of opening the bowling has not worked.
20:39 hrs IST: Tymal Mills is getting some extra bounce off the deck but Gambhir capitalises on one loose ball and upper-cuts it for a six over third man.
20:35 hrs IST: What a start for Kolkata Knight Riders. Three fours and a big six by Narine and they have reached 18/0 in the first over itself. Blazing start indeed. Tymal Mills to open the bowling from the other end.
20:33 hrs IST: BANG ! BANG! Narine gets on top against Badree. He smashes him for a hat-trick of boundaries and KKR are off to a flier yet again.
20:32 hrs IST: All West Indies battle to kick start the KKR v RCB battle. Samuel Badree will open the bowling for RCB and Sunil Narine is on strike.
20:31 hrs IST: Sunil Narine has come out to open with Gautam Gambhir. It looks like the experiment will continue.
20:26 hrs IST: Will the Sunl Narine experiment continue today? He once again made the difference at the top of the order in KKR’s game against Gujarat Lions.
20:19 hrs IST: Here are the playing XIs:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa(w), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Colin de Grandhomme, Chris Woakes, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Umesh Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Kedar Jadhav(w), Mandeep Singh, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Yuzvendra Chahal
20:18 hrs IST: AB de Villiers and Samuel Badree are back in the Royal Challengers Bangalore team while Colin de Grandhomme has replaced Shakib Al Hasan in the Kolkata Knight Riders squad. Tymal Mills has replaced Adam Milne in the RCB team.
20:16 hrs IST: Royal Challengers Bangalore have won the toss and have chosen to bowl versus Kolkata Knight Riders.
20:12 hrs IST: Toss will take place at 20:15 hrs IST while the match will take place at 20:30 hrs IST: No overs will be lost.
20:04 hrs IST: The players are warming up and the umpires have come to the middle. Some covers still lingering on but it looks like we could have toss by 08:30 PM IST.
19:55 hrs IST: There is an inspection scheduled at 20:00 PM IST. Overs will start reducing only at 21:00 PM. No chances of that happening
19:50 hrs IST: Good news, the covers are starting to come off. Resumption time could be near.
19:41 hrs IST: Bad news! The rain has gotten heavier at the Eden Gardens. Normally, the Kal Baishakhi storms last for 30-45 minutes and then clear out.
19:32 hrs IST: This is the time of the yearly summer storms in Kolkata. They can be vicious. One hopes that it is not a washout.
19:29 hrs IST: However, it looks like it will be a delayed start at the Eden Gardens as it is currently raining.
19:26 hrs IST: April 23 will be remembered fondly by all T20 enthusiasts. It was on this day four years ago that Chris Gayle blasted 175 against Sahara Pune Warriors in Bangalore. The knock included 17 sixes and came off 66 balls. All these records are yet to be broken.
19:20 hrs IST: A warm welcome to the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. It will be Gautam Gambhir vs Virat Kohli. Two Delhi lads, captains of Kolkata and Bangalore respectively, that is the beauty of the IPL.
On a batting beauty at the Eden Gardens, KKR will face the onerous task of stopping a back-in form Chris Gayle and the ever dangerous Virat Kohli.
Having started off with four wins in five matches, Kolkata Knight Riders wilted against Suresh Raina’s assualt to lose their first match at home last night as they brace for a bigger challenger when they face the resurgent RCB, in a second match in three days.
Struggling to find their rhythm, the star-studded Kohli brigade have finally found their expression right with the familiar mayhem of Chris Gayle.
Reunited with Kohli at the opening spot, Gayle cantered to 77 off 38 balls, his first halfcentury in 17 matches and went on to become the only batsman to scale Mt 10,000 in the T20 format.
Gayle and Kohli put together 122 runs in 76 balls, in an ominous sign for the KKR camp as Gambhir have admitted to have been reeling under the effect.