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IPL 2021 Highlights, RCB vs KKR: Virat Kohli's RCB thumps Eoin Morgan's KKR by 38 runs to maintain unbeaten run

RCB vs KKR highlights, IPL 2021 Match 10 Updates: Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. RCB (204/4) clinched their third win on the bounce by beating KKR (166/8)
IPL 2021 RCB vs KKR Highlights
IPL 2021 RCB vs KKR Highlights

RCB vs KKR, IPL 2021 Highlights: It's Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders in match number 10 at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. After two early wickets, Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Padikkal stitched an 86-run stand to rescue RCB. Maxwell (78) then received great support from AB de Villiers (76) to power RCB to 204/4 after 20 overs. In response, KKR surged to 57/2 after 6 overs, with cameos from Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi. Eventually, KKR need 84 runs from 30 balls. Andre Russell and Eoin Morgan pulled KKR close to the target, by scoring 29 and 31, respectively, but they eventually fell short by 38 runs due to excellent bowling by RCB at the end....Read More

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Apr 18, 2021 7:28 PM IST

Goodnight and goodbye!

That's all from my end for the day, folks! Thank you so much for joining us for this exciting encounter. The IPL action, however, is still on. Follow the second match between DC and PBKS by clicking right here.

Until next time, it's goodbye. CIAO!

Apr 18, 2021 7:22 PM IST

Clinical RCB

You'd have to say it was a clinical win for RCB. They were excellent in all three departments today. They faced an early hiccup by losing two wickets in an over to Varun Chakravarthy in the first innings. Then, Glenn Maxwell (78) helped RCB motor on with an excellent innings in the middle overs. The finishing touch was provided by AB de Villiers' remarkable 76 as RCB surged to 204/4 in 20 overs.

In response, Shubman Gill started off well with a blistering cameo of 21 before being sent back by a brilliant diving catch from Dan Christian. Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi scored 25 and 18, respectively but failed to convert their starts. Yuzvendra Chahal, who hadn't picked up a single wicket this season, bagged two in as many overs to further dent KKR's hopes. Morgan's 29, Shakib's 26, and Russell's 31 went in vain as KKR lost by 38 runs.

Apr 18, 2021 7:15 PM IST

Unbeaten start, still on top

This RCB side means serious business. They register another great win to maintain a perfect start.

For the first time in the history of IPL, RCB have won their first three matches in a season.

Apr 18, 2021 7:12 PM IST

RCB win by 38 runs

2nd ball- A dot ball to new man Varun Chakravarthy

3rd ball- Varun pulls for a single.

4th ball- Single

5th ball- Single

6th ball- Single

Apr 18, 2021 7:09 PM IST


OUT! Harshal Patel cleans up Russell, who chops the ball onto his own stumps. KKR are 168/2 in 19.1 overs. Russell is out for 30.

Apr 18, 2021 7:07 PM IST

Last over

Harshal Patel to bowl the last over.

Apr 18, 2021 7:07 PM IST

43 from 6 balls.

Five dot balls followed by a single. Russell didn't take a single run there. What an over from Siraj.

Apr 18, 2021 7:05 PM IST


SIX AND OUT! Cummins thumps Jamieson for a maximum on his first ball and then edges the ball to the keeper the next ball.

Apr 18, 2021 7:01 PM IST


OUT! BOWLED HIM! Shakib goes for a 25-ball 26. He walks across to his off stump, in a bid to guide the ball behind square. But Jamieson bowls a yorker to castle his leg stump. KKR are 155/6 in 17.4 overs, needing 50 runs in 14 balls.

Apr 18, 2021 6:59 PM IST


SIX! Russell goes big to the biggest side of the field. Slower delivery from Jamieson, Russell picks it up. He stays put, bends low, and smacks it over deep mid-wicket.

WIDE! A slower bouncer but too high, even for Russell.

Apr 18, 2021 6:55 PM IST


SIX! Short and straight, a nothing ball really from Chahal, and Russell obliges. Rocks back and thumps it over deep mid-wicket for six.

FOUR! Fuller and quicker Chahal and Russell hits a wild slog sweep. He doesn't get enough contact but got enough bat to beat deep square leg fielder for four.

FOUR! Russell turning it on here. Cuts Chahal behind point for four.

FOUR! He does it again. Makes room and then chases the short and wide delivery on time to cut the ball ahead of point for four.

ONE! A similar shot but this time, he had protection in the deep.

20 off it. KKR are 146/5 after 17 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:50 PM IST

79 from 4 overs

Excellent over from Harshal Patel. Concedes just five against Shakib and Russell. The match is almost, if not already, out of KKR's reach. KKR are 126/5 after 16 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:44 PM IST

84 from 30 needed

KKR are 121/5 after 15 overs, needing 84 runs in 30 balls to win the game. Shakib Al Hasan and Andre Russell are out in the middle. The time-out, final of the game, has been taken,

Apr 18, 2021 6:44 PM IST


CONFUSION! That was very sloppy from the RCB fielders. Harshal Patel should have had Morgan there. Morgan goes leg side but finds a leading edge. Chahal and Siraj both run for the catch but end up leaving to each other.

OUT! THIS TIME HE'S CAUGHT! Harshal Patel eventually get his wicket. Morgan tried to launch a slower ball into the Chennai night sky. He ends up finding a leading-edge and Virat Kohli runs to his right from covers to complete an easy catch.

KKR are 115/5 after 14 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:33 PM IST

Maxwell taken to the cleaners.

SIX! Shakib can bat, let's not forget that. In case you did, Shakib has reminded you with an excellent six off Maxwell's first ball of the over. Glenn goes full, Shakib crates room and lofts the ball over long-off.

SIX! Morgan goes the distance. Maxwell bowls it flat and fast, over 100 kmph, but Morgan is equal to the task. He rocks back and shows quick hands to pull the ball over deep square for six.

KKR are 112/4 after 13 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:30 PM IST

Great start

Harshal Patel gives only five runs from his first over. KKR are 98/4 after 12.1 overs

Apr 18, 2021 6:24 PM IST


SIX! Eoin Morgan hits a vintage Morgan six over long-on. Maxwell, who is bowling for the first time this year, tosses a full-one to Morgan. The Englishman uses the bottom hand and heaves it for a six. 10 off the over. KKR are 93/4 after 11 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:21 PM IST

Halfway stage!

KKR reach 83/4 after 10 overs, needing 122 of 60 balls.

Apr 18, 2021 6:19 PM IST


OUT! Yuzvendra Chahal has two in two overs. An absolute peach of a delivery to get rid of Dinesh Karthik. Looked like a slider from Chahal that wrapped Karthik plumb in front of stumps. DK tried to play for the leg break and got stuck in his crease. Nitin Menon gave out and there were no doubts about that whatsoever. KKR are 75/4 after 9 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:13 PM IST

KKR in deep trouble

Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan out in the middle. A tidy over from Sundar, concedes just seven from it. KKR are 73/3 after 8 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 6:07 PM IST


FOUR, FOUR, OUT! It's all happening in Chennai. After two cheeky boundaries, one past the slips with a late cut and the other with a paddle sweep, Rana falls to Chahal. He tried to go for the maximum but ended up holing out to Devdutt Padikkal in deep mid-wicket.

First wicket of the season for Chahal

Apr 18, 2021 6:00 PM IST


OUT! Rahul Tripathi perishes on the ball of the powerplay. After scoring 25 off 19 balls, Tripathy looks to slog sweep the ball over deep mid-wicket. Instead, he top-edges it and Siraj takes a well-judged catch.


Apr 18, 2021 5:59 PM IST

Rana joins the party!

SIX! Nitish Rana gets in on the rescue act with a massive six over deep mid-wicket. Shuffles down the wicket and heaves the ball for a huge maximum. 50 up for KKR.

WELL-FIELDED! Siraj saves three runs on the next ball with an excellent bit of fielding at backward point. Rana charges down the track again, this time frees his arms and cuts the ball through point. But he only manages a single as Siraj does well to save three more.

FOUR! Rahul Tripathi, on one knee, swipes the ball over square leg for four.

Apr 18, 2021 5:55 PM IST

Tripathi counterattacks

FOUR! Rahul Tripathi isnt going to hold back. Hits a brave boundary off the first ball with a paddle sweep.

FOUR! He goes four again by striking the ball cleanly past mid-on.

Nine off the over, KKR are 45/1

Apr 18, 2021 5:49 PM IST

Decent start from Sundar

FOUR! GORGEOUS! Tripathi greets Washington Sundar with an exquisite shot. Sits down on one knee and goes straight over the bowler's head for four.

RISKY! A risky single from Tripathi. Dabs the ball to cover and then has to dive to safety.

Seven off the over. KKR are 36/1 after 4 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 5:45 PM IST

Good start

A great first over from Yuzvendra Chahal. Concedes just two runs off his first over. KKR are 29/1 after 3 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 5:43 PM IST

Tripathi new man in

FOUR! Gives himself room and collect four through deep point off his first ball. KKR are 27/1 after 2 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 5:39 PM IST


OUT! It's all happening in this over. After hitting Jamieson for three boundaries, Gill tries to clear mid-on. However, he doesn't get enough bat and hits it flat. Substitute fielder Dan Christian flies to his left and takes a stunning diving catch. Gill's cameo ends on 21.

Apr 18, 2021 5:38 PM IST

Jamieson from the other end

Kyle Jamieson is sharing the new ball with Siraj.

FOUR! He receives a "warm" welcome from Gill. Jamieson digs it short, Gill steps forward, creates width for himself, and cuts the ball through point for four.

SIX! 1000 RUNS IN IPL and he brings up the milestone with soo much class. Another long hop from Jamieson, Gill on this occasion stays back and swats the ball over deep mid-wicket for six.

SIX! These are just remarkable cricket shots. Another short on from Jamieson, he backs away to his left and frees his arm to cut the slash the ball over deep third man for six.

Apr 18, 2021 5:34 PM IST

Neat and tidy from Siraj.

FOUR! Shubman Gill crunched a back of a length delivery from Siraj in front of square on the off-side for four.

Seven off the over. KKR are 7/0 after 1 over.

Apr 18, 2021 5:29 PM IST


Mohammed Siraj will open the bowling for RCB. Rana to take first strike.

Let's play.

Apr 18, 2021 5:27 PM IST

Players back out

RCB team are out and Virat Kohli leads them out after a pep talk. AB de Villiers with the gloves on after an extraordinary innings.

KKR openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana now walk out.

Apr 18, 2021 5:24 PM IST

"Worst piece of captaincy ever"

In the mid-innings show, Gautam Gambhir is fuming at the decision-making of Eoin Morgan. He cannot believe that Varun wasn't given a second over after picking up two wickets, including Virat Kohli, in his first over.

"Worst piece of captaincy I have ever seen. Thankfully an Indian captain didn't do that," remarked Gambhir.

Apr 18, 2021 5:19 PM IST


Irrespective of what team you support, who just gotta stand up and applaud the genius of ABD.

That was ball-striking of the highest order. 9 fours of 3 sixes.

It was 9/2. Enter Glenn Maxwell.

Once Maxwell got out, enter AB de Villiers.

Apr 18, 2021 5:17 PM IST


WOW! That's all one can say after everything that has just unfolded at Chepauk.

AB de Villiers finishes unbeaten on 76 off 34 balls.

Maxwell scored 78 off 49 balls.

Apr 18, 2021 5:15 PM IST

RCB vs KKR: RCB post 204/4

1st Ball- FOUR! Smashed straight down the ground. Stays deep in his crease and does his work.

2nd Ball-SIX! Russell misses the yorker and AB helps the ball on its way.

3rd Ball- 2 runs

WIDE- Too wide there

4th Ball- FOUR! Cheeky but that AB. Short and wide, AB scoops the ball over short third man for four.

5th Ball- Dot ball. Well that's rare!

6th Ball- FOUR! As straight as an arrow. Deep in his crease, he thumps the ball over the bowler for four.

Apr 18, 2021 5:11 PM IST



Apr 18, 2021 5:11 PM IST


FIFTY! AB de Villiers at his absolute best. Gets there in typical AB fashion. Short from the spinner, AB rocks back and goes inside out over extra cover for a huge maximum.

Apr 18, 2021 5:08 PM IST


FOUR! SIX! Excellent batting from Jamieson. He drives through extra cover for four and then smacks a full, tossed-up delivery from Harbhajan for a six over long-off.

Apr 18, 2021 5:07 PM IST

Genius ABD!

FOUR! ABD manages to dig deep enough to carve a low, wide full-toss for four behind square.

FOUR! A fast full toss from Russell taks ABD by surprise. But the genius of ABD manages to open his face of the bat and guide it past third man fielder for four.

18 gone, RCB ARE 165/4

Apr 18, 2021 5:02 PM IST

Andre Russell, hello there!

Andre Russell is introduced into the attack. Starts with a dot. Follows it up with a wide.

SIX! His third ball, second legal ball, is hit for a six. Coming around the wicket, offers a low full-toss. ABD muscles it over deep mid-wicket for a six.

Apr 18, 2021 5:00 PM IST

OUT! Maxell departs

OUT! Pat Cummins gets the much-needed wicket of Glenn Maxwell. Cummins pitches it short. Maxwell steps back and tries to slam the ball off the pull but he only finds the top edge. The ball balloons to Harbhajan at short fine leg. Maxwell goes for 78 off 49.

Kyle Jamieson is the new man in. RCB are 148/4 after 17 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 4:55 PM IST

50 partnership

FIFTY-RUN STAND! It's just come in 31 balls. AB de Villiers is well and truly set now. Hits 2 FOURS in the over. The first one was hammered past mid-off and the second one was flicked over deep mid-wicket. Stand and deliver stuff.

11 from that Prasidh Krishna's over. RCB 145/3 after 16 overs.

Apr 18, 2021 4:49 PM IST

ABD joins the party.

FOUR! FOUR! An outside edge for four followed by ABD smashing the ball past the bowler for another four.

GREAT SAVE! Brilliant fielding in the deep and it's that man again. Rahul Tripathi with a full-stretch dive at deep mid-wicket to save two. Varun went short and straight. Maxwell gave himself room and bagged a brace.

SIX! Out of nowhere? Can't say that with Maxwell. Reverse sweeps the ball over deep cover for four. Exceptional batting.

RCB are 134/3 after 15 overs. 17 off the over.

Apr 18, 2021 4:46 PM IST


Two consecutive wides. Maxwell trying to stay close to the sideline but straying it wide on both occasions. On both occasions, Maxwell gives himself room, trying hit through the off side.

FOUR! That is why Cummins was trying to keep it out of Maxwell's reach because the moment the ball is in a well-set Maxwell's reach, it's most-likely to result in a boundary. Full and wide, Maxwell throws his hands and slashed it over third man for four.

11 runs from Cummins' third over. RCB are 117/3 after 14 overs. Maxwell on 68 and AB on 12 off 9.

Apr 18, 2021 4:39 PM IST

Right, how many will RCB finish with?

Seven overs to go. ABD and Maxwell in the middle. Cummins to resume the proceedings.

Apr 18, 2021 4:36 PM IST

Tidy from Varun

A tidy over from Varun Chakravarthy. Just five off the over. RCB are 106/3 after 13 overs as players will now take a welcomed drinks break.

Apr 18, 2021 4:35 PM IST

DK-Varun Tamil special

Dinesh Karthik passing on suggestions to Varun Chakravarthy in Tamil. Very vocal there. Yours truly lived in Chennai for 18 months but sadly didn't pick up Tamil well enough to decipher the meaning.

Apr 18, 2021 4:32 PM IST

100 up for RCB

Six off the Prasidh Krishna over plus a wicket as RCB cross 100.

Apr 18, 2021 4:29 PM IST


OUT! Devdutt Padikkal falls for 25. An innings full of toil comes to an end as he holes out to Rahul Tripathi at deep mid-wicket. Prasidh digs it short but the ball doesn't sit up as much as Devdutt expected. The RCB batsman goes for the pull but the timing was missing.

AB de Villiers in the new man in

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