KKR vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9 wickets
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IPL 2021 Highlights, Kolkata Knight Rider (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB): Shubman Gill was dismissed for 48, but the damage was already done. Venkatesh Iyer finished things off in style as Kolkata Knight Riders chased down the total of 93 in 10 overs with 9 wickets in hand. Royal Challengers Bangalore were bundled out for 92 in 19 overs. Varun Chakravarthy starred for KKR with the ball after RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat. Chakravarthy picked up three wickets for 13 in his four overs. Andre Russell also picked up three wickets, while Lockie Ferguson picked up two wickets. Prasidh Krishna also picked the all-important wicket of Kohli.
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Sep 20, 2021 10:24 PM IST
Winning with most balls to spare in IPL
87 MI v KKR Mumbai 2008
76 KTK v RR Indore 2011
73 PBKS v DC Mohali 2017
71 RCB v PBKS Indore 2018
60 KKR v RCB Abu Dhabi 2021 *
Sep 20, 2021 10:18 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - MATCH RESULT!
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 9 wickets. Shubman Gill set up the platform and Venkatesh Iyer finished things off in style. KKR
Sep 20, 2021 10:16 PM IST
Shubman Gill GONE!
GONE! Shubman Gill went for one shot too many and he was caught by Mohammed Siraj. But the job has already been done. KKR 82/1
Sep 20, 2021 10:15 PM IST
Harshal Patel to Shubman Gill - FOUR!
FOUR! Harshal Patel has been slammed for another boundary by Shubman Gill. There is nothing RCB can do right now.
Sep 20, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Hasaranga to Shubman - SIX!
SIX! Hasaranga bowls a tad bit outside off stump, and Shubman hammers it straight down the hand. Big hit. KKR 68/0
Sep 20, 2021 10:05 PM IST
Powerplay best used
KKR have shown how to best use the powerplay overs and now they are just slowing down a bit. Damage is already done – KKR would look to finish quickly to get good NRR.
Sep 20, 2021 09:57 PM IST
50 up for KKR!
FOUR! Shubman Gill has hammered Yuzvendra Chahal for a couple of boundaries and 50 is up for KKR. Gill and Venkatesh are putting on a show here.
Sep 20, 2021 09:54 PM IST
Venkatesh Iyer joins the party!
SIX! Venkatesh Iyer steps up to Kyle Jamieson and launches it towards long-on for first six of the innings. KKR 45/0 in 5 overs
Sep 20, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Shubman Gill is turning it on!
FOUR! Shubman Gill is targetting Kyle Jamieson who is really struggling here. Inside out shot, and that races to the boundary. KKR 38/0 in 4.4 overs.
Sep 20, 2021 09:47 PM IST
Hasaranga to Venkatesh - FOUR!
FOUR! Venkatesh Iyer opened the face of the bat and he has hammered Hasaranga for a boundary. He is on a roll.
Sep 20, 2021 09:45 PM IST
Hasaranga into the attack
Wanindu Hasaranga has come into the attack for RCB. Can he provide a big breakthrough on his IPL debut?
Sep 20, 2021 09:39 PM IST
KKR start well
Chasing 93 to win and KKR have knocked off 20 off the first two. Surely, there is no pressure of a big target and it's visible in the way Gill and Iyer have started this innings.
Sep 20, 2021 09:36 PM IST
IPL 2021 KKR vs RCB Live Score: In comes Jamieson
And the tall New Zealander is welcomed with a handsome six from Gill. The batsman gives himself room, does a little shimmy down the wicket and absolutely whacks it for four. Almost carried the distance.
Sep 20, 2021 09:32 PM IST
4, 4: Iyer off the mark in IPL
Width on offer and the debutant crashes the ball through off side for a four. Follows it with another bullet cover drive. His IPL career is up and running and in some style. 10 from the first over from Mohammed Siraj.
Sep 20, 2021 09:27 PM IST
2nd innings, here we go
Shubman Gill and debutant Venkatesh Iyer have walked out to open. RCB need something special to pull this one off, and if that doesn't come, it should be smooth sailing for KKR.
Sep 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
RCB lowest totals
Lowest totals for RCB in IPL
49 v KKR Kolkata 2017
70 v RR Abu Dhabi 2014
70 v CSK Chennai 2019
82 v KKR Bengaluru 2008
87 v CSK Port Elizabeth 2009
92 v KKR Abu Dhabi 2021 *
Sep 20, 2021 09:25 PM IST
Varun Chakravarthy speaks
Varun Chakravarthy - Kudos to the whole bowling unit, it was a very disciplined bowling performance. I'm happy to do whatever the coach and the captain want me to do, be it bowling the first over or come back later. We did work a lot even during the last phase, credit goes to the team management. The plan was to attack the stumps, the ball was doing a bit initially, now it has flattened, so we just stuck to our plans
Sep 20, 2021 09:06 PM IST
RCB ALL OUT!
Royal Challengers Bangalore bowled out for 92 in 19 overs. It has been a perfect bowling performance from KKR - and good day for players in purple.
Sep 20, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Ferguson to Harshal - GONE!
GONE! Ferguson cleans up Harshal with a beauty of a yorker. RCB are nine wickets down for 83.
Sep 20, 2021 08:56 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - LIVE!
RUN OUT! Harshal Patel hits a ball from Varun Chakravarthy straight, bowler got a hand on it – and ball hit stumps. Kyle Jamieson was outside his crease. He is gone. RCB 76/8
Sep 20, 2021 08:52 PM IST
Narine to Harshal - FOUR!
FOUR! Harshal Patel cut on a full delivery to get a welcome boundary for RCB. IT has come after a long long time.
Sep 20, 2021 08:48 PM IST
Chakravarthy to Baby - OUT!
Sachin Baby's painful stay comes to an end. RCB are seven wickets down. Easy catch for Nitish Rana. Soft dismissal. RCB 66/7
Sep 20, 2021 08:38 PM IST
Chakravarthy to Hasaranga - OUT!
GONE! FIrst ball duck for Wanindu Hasaranga and Chakravarthy is on a hat-trick.
Sep 20, 2021 08:35 PM IST
Chakravarthy to Maxwell - OUT!
GONE! Varun Chakravarthy gets rid of Glenn Maxwell, who was frustrate and tried to get into the shot, but goes way too early. RCB 63/5
Sep 20, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Ferguson to Maxwell - FREE HIT!
Nothign comes off the freebie. RCB 60/4 in 11 over
Sep 20, 2021 08:27 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB: 10 overs gone
We are halfway through RCB's innings - and they have reached 54/4 after 10 overs. Need to fire in the final 10 overs now.
Sep 20, 2021 08:19 PM IST
Russell to ABD - CLEAN BOWLED!
GONE! Andre Russell has cleaned up ABD with a perfect yorker. What a beauty of a delivery this is! RCB 52/4
Sep 20, 2021 08:10 PM IST
Maxwell in the middle
Glenn Maxwell has not been timing the ball well early on. He was almost caugth in the previous ball, and there was another catch attempt at backward point.
Sep 20, 2021 08:03 PM IST
Ferguson to Padikkal - OUT!
GONE! Padikkal nicks one to Karthik and Ferguson gets the big wicket. RCB 4½ at end of powerplay.
Sep 20, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Ferguson to Padikkal - FOUR!
FOUR! Slacked away, using the pace of the ball, minimal movement, using the ground. What a beautiful wristy shot from Padikkal.
Sep 20, 2021 07:59 PM IST
Narine to Bharat - FOUR!
FOUR! Bharat goes aerial - and that will race to the boundary. Found the gap, and lovely wrist work. RCB 35/1 in 5 overs.
Sep 20, 2021 07:56 PM IST
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021 Live Updates
Time for a bowling change. Sunil Narine comes into the attack for KKR.
Sep 20, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Krishna to Padikkal - FREE HIT #2!
FOUR! Devdutt Padikkal gets one on his leg, and he has flung his bat for a boundary towards deep backward square leg.
Sep 20, 2021 07:52 PM IST
Krishna to Bharat - FREE HIT!
CAUGHT! But that may have been a NO BALL as well. So Praisdh Krishna has to bowl another FREE HIT.
Sep 20, 2021 07:50 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB: FREE HIT!
Prasidh Krishna goes away with four dot balls in the over – but NO – the last one was a NO BALL. So that means a FREE HIT to RCB!
Sep 20, 2021 07:45 PM IST
Ferguson to Padikkal - FOUR!
FOUR! Wow, that os some cracking shot. Padikkal bowls it on the pads, and Padikkal lifted it over bowler's head - and cracks for a boundary.
Sep 20, 2021 07:40 PM IST
GOT HIM! BUT DRS CALLED!
GONE! Prasidha Krishna has trapped RCB captain Virat Kohli. UMpire has given him out. Virat Kohli has asked for a review. Three reds. Kohli is GONE!
Sep 20, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Good first over for KKR
Varun Chakravarthy gave just four runs in the first over. Here comes Prasidha Krishna on the other end. KKR going for youngsters to get early wickets.
Sep 20, 2021 07:28 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - LIVE!
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal coming out to bat for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Varun Chakravarthy starts the attack for KKR.
Sep 20, 2021 07:18 PM IST
AB de Villiers speaks
AB de Villiers: The humidity is right up there. The sun is about to set, that helps a lot. Gets someone like me excited. I am super excited just to join the guys, with Virat's 200th game today, we are looking forward to get there on the park. We have a nice feel for each other, the top five really enjoy batting together. We've got Dev (Devdutt Padikkal) there as well, very talented youngster and coming through the ranks. I think there's more than enough talent. It's a matter of getting out there and getting the job done and getting some runs on the board. I wouldn't say I didn't do anything. No competitive cricket, no international cricket, you get to a certain age or stage in your career where it becomes a lot more mental and there's hard work behind closed doors which no one knows of. Some gym work, some treadmill work, it's fun to get ready for a tournament like this. You can't just arrive here not doing anything, you got to be 100% ready and try and be as good as you can.
Sep 20, 2021 07:09 PM IST
RCB Playing XI
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
Sep 20, 2021 07:08 PM IST
KKR playing XI
Kolkata Knight Riders: Venkatesh Iyer, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Sep 20, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Eoin Morgan speaks at toss
KKR captain Eoin Morgan - Looks really good, it should stay pretty similar for the entire length of the game. Hoping that the performances will change in this phase of the tournament. It's been challenging, but we are happy to be back here.
Sep 20, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Virat Kohli speaks at toss
"Grass covering is to hold the surface together. We think it is going to slow down as the game progresses. More special than the 200th game is this uniform: we promised that we would be playing for the Covid warriors, with these jerseys being auctioned for people."
He also confirmed two debutants for RCB: KS Bharat and Hasaranga
Sep 20, 2021 07:01 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - TOSS!
Virat Kohli wins toss, RCB bat first against KKR.
Sep 20, 2021 06:58 PM IST
RCB sporting blue jerseys
RCB are sporting blue jerseys as they are paying tributes to warriors worldwide.
Sep 20, 2021 06:56 PM IST
We have some team news and it's from the KKR camp - Venkatesh Iyer has been handed out his maiden cap and will slot in the middle-order probably.
Sep 20, 2021 06:54 PM IST
Weather and Pitch Report
“It is very very hot, around 40 degrees. Lovely lush green grass at the outfield. There is a little bit of grass, it's even - so, it will have a tennis ball bounce, little bit of movement and will assist the pacers for a while. The average score batting first is 165. There is a lot of wind coming from one side of the ground.”
– Nick Knight and Matthew Hayden on broadcasting show
Sep 20, 2021 06:47 PM IST
Andre Russell speaks on Hotstar
KKR's Andre Russell: "We need to win games for sure, but we're not stressing ourselves, taking it one game at a time. Once we keep going through each hurdle, we will think about the other one. There is pressure, but you can't put too much on yourself. You can do whatever is in my control, be it with the bat, ball or the field. I just want to contribute to the team. Definitely, I would want to contribute (even if I miss out with either bat or ball), sometimes you will have good games with both bat and ball, but that doesn't happen everyday. It's very hot and humid. We're trying to get accustomed to the heat, we did have some day games in the Caribbean (Premier League), but it wasn't as hot as it is here."
Sep 20, 2021 06:42 PM IST
Pitch Reporting also upcoming!
Wondering what the pitch is like from yesterday? We will have all the answers for you in just about 5 minutes – stay tuned!
Sep 20, 2021 06:26 PM IST
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Sep 20, 2021 06:19 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - Interesting factoids
- Kohli is the only player to feature for the same franchise in all 14 seasons.
- De Villiers has now struck three consecutive half-centuries against KKR.
- Both Russell and Narine have a strike rate of 200 or more against RCB.
Sep 20, 2021 06:07 PM IST
KKR vs RCB: Full Squads
Are you wondering what are the full squads of the two teams now with all the replacements? We got you sorted!
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
Sep 20, 2021 05:58 PM IST
KKR coach David Hussey speaks
"Our goal remains the same and that is to qualify for the final. We have done it before and we can do it again. And we have the squad to do it. We have to start winning and there's nothing to lose" - David Hussey.
Sep 20, 2021 05:49 PM IST
Virat Kohli speaks before match
"The conditions in subcontinent this time of the year are pretty similar. Wanindu Hasaranga and Dushmantha Chameera are two guys who have played so much cricket for Sri Lanka and they understand how to play on pitches like these and their skillsets will be of huge help for us, playing in Dubai, understanding how hot and humid conditions can be and how the pitches will play out, they know everything" - Virat Kohli.
Sep 20, 2021 05:41 PM IST
KKR vs RCB: History
Total number of matches played: 28
Matches won by KKR: 15
Matches won by RCB: 13
Matched played in India: 23 (KKR 14, RCB 9)
Matches played outside India: 5 (KKR 1, RCB 4)
KKR average score against RCB: 158
RCB average score against KKR: 152
Most runs for KKR: 339 (Andre Russell)
Most runs for RCB: 730 (Virat Kohli)
Most wickets for KKR: 16 (Sunil Narine)
Most wickets for RCB: 16 (Yuzvendra Chahal)
Most catches for KKR: 4 (Andre Russell)
Most catches for RCB: 15 (Virat Kohli)
Sep 20, 2021 05:30 PM IST
Virat Kohli: all eyes on you
Virat Kohli has announced this will be his last stint as RCB captain in IPL. Can he guide his team to a title win?
Sep 20, 2021 05:21 PM IST
KKR vs RCB: Stats attack
• 200: This could be the 200th IPL match for KKR.
• 200: This could be the 200th match for Virat Kohli in IPL.
• 5/7: RCB have won 5 out of 7 matches in IPL against KKR at neutral venues.
o Their 2 defeats against KKR at neutral venues in IPL came in 2013 & 2014.
• 6/11: KKR have won 6 out of 11 matches at Abu Dhabi in IPL.
• 2/6: RCB have won only 2 out of 6 matches at Abu Dhabi in IPL.
• 10,000: Virat Kohli is only 71 runs away from becoming the 5th player to amass 10,000 runs across T20s.
o He has batted in 296 innings across T20s, if he reached this landmark before 303 innings, then Kohli will
become the 2nd fastest batsman to 10,000 runs across T20s.
• 50: George Garton is 6 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 7000: Glenn Maxwell is 103 runs away from completing 7000 runs across T20s.
• 100: Mohammed Siraj is 4 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Navdeep Saini is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Mohammed Siraj is 5 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in IPL.
• 1000: Eoin Morgan is 46 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.
• 50: Eoin Morgan is 6 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 4000: Dinesh Karthik is 54 runs away from completing 4000 runs in IPL.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 10 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 9 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 12 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 12 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 150: Karthik is 6 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.
• 50: Harbhajan Singh is 1 catch away from completing 50 catches in IPL.
• 150: Nitish Rana is 2 sixes away from completing 150 sixes across T20s.
• 2000: Rahul Tripathi is 61 runs away from completing 2000 runs across T20s.
• 50: Rahul Tripathi is 9 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.
• 50: Rahul Tripathi is 3 catches away from completing 50 catches across T20s.
• 50: Shubman Gill is 2 matches away from completing 50 matches in IPL.
• 50: Shubman Gill is 9 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.
• 1000: Sunil Narine is 98 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.
• 150: Sunil Narine is 2 wickets away from completing 150 wickets for KKR across leagues.
• 100: Pawan Negi is 4 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Prasidh Krishna is 9 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
Sep 20, 2021 05:13 PM IST
KKR vs RCB: Head to Head
Here is a look at KKR vs RCB head to head match stats.
Won: RCB - 13, KKR - 14
Sep 20, 2021 04:34 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on IPL 2021 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore. While Virat Kohli's RCB appear to be the favourites to win, Eoin Morgan's KKR can also spring up a surprise.
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