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, 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.
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APR 18, 2021 07:28 PM IST
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APR 18, 2021 07:22 PM IST
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 07:15 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 07:12 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 07:09 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 07:07 PM IST
Harshal Patel to bowl the last over.
APR 18, 2021 07:07 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 07:05 PM IST
SIX AND OUT
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 07:01 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 06:59 PM IST
RUSSELL ON FULL CHARGE
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 06:55 PM IST
RUSSELL UNLEASHES THE BIG GUNS
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 06:50 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 06:44 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 06:44 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 06:33 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 06:30 PM IST
Harshal Patel gives only five runs from his first over. KKR are 98/4 after 12.1 overs
APR 18, 2021 06:24 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 06:21 PM IST
KKR reach 83/4 after 10 overs, needing 122 of 60 balls.
APR 18, 2021 06:19 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 06:13 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 06:07 PM IST
FOUR, FOUR, OUT!
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 06:00 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.
POWERPLAY SCORE: KKR 57/2 AFTER 6 OVERS.
APR 18, 2021 05:59 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 05:55 PM IST
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 05:49 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 05:45 PM IST
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 05:43 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 05:39 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 05:38 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 05:34 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 05:29 PM IST
Mohammed Siraj will open the bowling for RCB. Rana to take first strike.
APR 18, 2021 05:27 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 05:24 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 05:19 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 05:17 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 05:15 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 05:11 PM IST
LAST OVER COMING UP
RUSSELL TO ABD. 6 BALLS TO GO!
APR 18, 2021 05:11 PM IST
FIFTY FOR AB DE VILLIERS!
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 05:08 PM IST
JAMIESON TAKES ON HARBHAJAN!
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 05:07 PM IST
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 05:02 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 05:00 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 04:55 PM IST
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 04:49 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 04:46 PM IST
EXPENSIVE FROM CUMMINS
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 04:39 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 04:36 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 04:35 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 04:32 PM IST
100 up for RCB
Six off the Prasidh Krishna over plus a wicket as RCB cross 100.
APR 18, 2021 04:29 PM IST
OUT! KKR GET THE BREAKTHROUGH!
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
APR 18, 2021 04:25 PM IST
FOUR! Revere sweep and four! No, not Maxwell. Padikkal shows innovation and smacks Harbhajan for a four.
FOUR! Short and wide from Harbhajan. Enough width for Maxwell to rock back, free his arms and muscle the ball over deep cover for four.
The partnership between the two is now 86 off 56 balls. RCB are after 95/2 after 11 overs.
APR 18, 2021 04:22 PM IST
Prasidh bowls his second over. FOUR! Maxwell runs his hands through a wide long hop from Krishna. Rana stationed at backward point fails to get down on time. 10 overs up, RCB are 84/2.
APR 18, 2021 04:17 PM IST
FIFTY FOR MAXWELL!
FOUR! SHOT, MAXWELL! Cummins bangs a short ball into the pitch but Maxwell negotiates with it by coming down the track, giving himself room, and swatting the ball from over his head through deep extra-cover for four. Tennis forehand of a shot!
FIFTY FOR MAXWELL! He dabs the ball past the ball towards long-on for a single to bring up his second fifty on the bounce.
RCB are 78/2 after 9 overs.
APR 18, 2021 04:06 PM IST
Varun is back into the attack.
How many wickets will he get in this over? Varun brought back on.
He starts off with a no-ball! Spinners overstepping? Yikes!
FREE-HIT AND SIX! Maxwell is looking in fine touch from the get-go. Varun goes into the pitch, Maxwell sits back and swats the ball off his back foot over long-on for six.
FOUR! He's not all about power, is he! Varun bowls a long hop again and drags it down the leg side. Maxwell off his back foot guides the ball behind square and past the short fine-leg fielder for four.
15 off the over, RCB are 67/2 after 8 overs.
APR 18, 2021 04:04 PM IST
Time for a breather!
Time for a breather for the players in the prickly Chennai heat. First time-out of the day taken.
APR 18, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Prasidh Krishna introduced, 50 up for RCB
NO-BALL! Devdutt takes a single and Maxwell will face the free-hit.
FOUR! That's going to be hit for a boundary 9/10 times. Short and wide, Maxwell gives himself room as there is a lot of width on offer. He goes up and over the backward point region for four.
8 off the over, RCB are 53/2.
APR 18, 2021 03:57 PM IST
Maxwell isn't holding back
SIX! He's looking comfortable, is Maxwell. Gets a boundary off Shakib's first ball again, this time a maximum. Tossed up by Shakib, Maxwell clears his front leg and smacks the ball over the long-on boundary for a maximum.
FOUR! Poor from Shakib. Short and wide to Padikkal, the batsman rocks back and threads the ball through the point region with ease.
SIX! That's a Maxwell trademark. Goes for the reverse sweep and thumps the ball for a maximum over backward point region.
POWERPLAY OVER! RCB 45/2
APR 18, 2021 03:54 PM IST
Expensive first over.
Pat Cummins is introduced into the attack.
FOUR! Streaky but four. Maxwell throws his hands at a short of a length delivery without any foot movement. The ball finds the inside edge and runs for a boundary past the short fine-leg fielder.
9 off the over. RCB 28/2 after 5 overs.
APR 18, 2021 03:48 PM IST
Maxwell up and running
FOUR! Maxwell welcomes Shakib Al Hasan in style. Shakib goes short and wide first up and Maxwell rocks back and cuts the ball through the backward point region for 4.
7 off the overs. RCB 19/2 after four overs.
APR 18, 2021 03:42 PM IST
Maxwell is the new man in
Glenn Maxwell walks out as Harbhajan Singh continues. RCB 9/2 after 2 overs.
APR 18, 2021 03:40 PM IST
BOWLED HIM! Rajat Patidar, the new man in, falls for 1 off 2 balls. Chakravarthy's delivery comes back in. Patidar looked to push the ball of the back foot, but finds the inside edge. The ball hits the back and onto the stump. WHAT A START!
APR 18, 2021 03:38 PM IST
Varun Chakravarthy from the other end.
Spin from both ends.
OUT! THAT'S A SUPER CATCH to send Kohli back. What a grab that was. Varun floats one up and Kohli looked to go inside out by opening his arms. He doesn't get middle of the bat and skies it. Tripathi does very well to sprint back and grab the catch. Kohli gone for 5.
APR 18, 2021 03:34 PM IST
NO BALL first up
FOUR! Harbhajan Singh's second ball is a no-ball. Virat runs down the track on the free hit but finds the under edge of the bat. The ball breezes through wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik's pads for four.
5th ball- Padikkal leans forward to defend and there was a half-shout from the keeper. None from the bowler. Reply shows the ball would have missed the stumps.
Except for the no-ball, it was a super over from the veteran. RCB after 6/0 after 1 over
APR 18, 2021 03:30 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Let the battle begin!!
RCB openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are out.
Harbhajan Singh to bowl the first over.
APR 18, 2021 03:28 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Umpires, players are out
Out come the men that matter.
Two on-field umpires followed by KKR and RCB openers
APR 18, 2021 03:24 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Moments away
Right then! It's almost time for Virat Kohli vs Eoin Morgan.
You'd say Kohli has done the first thing right by winning the toss, for the first time in seven tosses.
Will the match result follow suit?
APR 18, 2021 03:16 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Where wil ABD bat?
One question that is left to be answered: Where will ABD bat with Rajat Patidar coming?
ABD is best at 3 and Maxwell has been most successful at No.4. Does it mean Rajat Patidar, who has been brought in for his prowess against spin, bats at No.5? We shall find out...
APR 18, 2021 03:15 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Almost the same teams
As expected, both teams have almost gone with similar playing XIs. While RCB brought in just the one change, KKR play with the same XI
APR 18, 2021 03:13 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Here's how the toss unfolded
APR 18, 2021 03:12 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Milestone approaching
->Virat Kohli is 56 runs away from completing 6,000 runs in IPL. He will be the 1st player to reach this landmark.
->AB de Villiers is 102 runs away from 5000 IPL runs.
->AB de Villiers is 6 fours away from completing 400 fours in IPL.
->Navdeep Saini is 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
->Dinesh Karthik is 4 fours away from completing 600 fours across T20s.
->Dinesh Karthik is 50 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.
->Dinesh Karthik is 7 fours away from completing 100 fours for KKR in IPL.
->Harbhajan Singh is 2 catches away from completing 50 catches in IPL.
->13 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.
->Shubman Gill is 7 fours away from completing 100 fours in IPL.
APR 18, 2021 03:07 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):
Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
Team News- No change in Playing XI
APR 18, 2021 03:05 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Eoin Morgan, KKR captain, at toss
We were looking to bat first as well, we've played good cricket despite the last game. No changes for us, same team. We have done pretty well in the first two games, and want to finish things in Chennai on a high. When I was the vice-captain, my role was to support DK, now as a captain, it's just about letting the team flow and make the correct decisions on the field. Obviously, have a lot of support from the backroom staff.
APR 18, 2021 03:04 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI):
Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell(w), AB de Villiers, Washington Sundar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Change: Rajat Patidar comes in for Dan Christian- only 3 overseas players for RCB
APR 18, 2021 03:03 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Virat Kohli, RCB captain, at toss
We will bat first, the pitch will become slower and slower as the game goes on, but this surface looks better, want to put up a decent total player. WE're playing three overseas players - Dan Christian misses out, Rajat Patidar is in. We just want to do a professional job, do the process right, take one game at a time and enjoy -keep calm under pressure.
APR 18, 2021 03:03 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Toss
Royal Challengers Bangalore win toss, opt to bat first.
APR 18, 2021 02:55 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Venue Insights
Highest Total: 246/5 By Chennai Super Kings Against Rajasthan Royals In 2010.
Lowest Total: 70/10 By Royal Challengers Bangalore Against Chennai Super Kings In 2019.
APR 18, 2021 02:46 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Pitch Report
"One side of the square boundary is short at 60m, the other is fairly long at 71m. The pitch looks a lot drier and darker as well, this is the same pitch on which the second game, but don't think this is as good as a batting surface as that was. There could be some spin available as well - it's a bat-first wicket, scoreboard pressure could be a telling factor on this pitch," reckon Murali Kartik and Danny Morrison on Star Sports
APR 18, 2021 02:45 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Score: RCB vs KKR Preview
CLICK HERE to read the full preview of the upcoming RCB vs KKR clash. While RCB are yet to lose a match, KKR will try to bounce back as they will enter the contest after losing their last match to defending champions Mumbai Indians.
APR 18, 2021 02:40 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Top performances (current squads)
Top scorer: Virat Kohli - 725 Runs | Andre Russell - 308 Runs
Highest score: 100 By Virat Kohli | 85* By Nitish Rana
Most Wickets: Yuzvendra Chahal - 14 Wickets | Sunil Narine - 16 Wickets
Best Bowling: 3/8 By Mohammed Siraj | 4/20 By Sunil Narine
APR 18, 2021 02:35 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Will Kohli get there?
Virat Kohli is 56 runs away from completing 6,000 runs in IPL. He will be the 1st player to reach this landmark.
Overall in T20, Kohli has 9797 runs.
APR 18, 2021 02:30 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: RCB Predicted XI
Our Predicted XI for Royal Challengers Bangalore:
Devdutt Padikkal, Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, Dan Christian, Washington Sundar, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
APR 18, 2021 02:25 PM IST
Three years ago...
The low of 49 all out: Adding to the KKR-RCB rivalry, the lowest IPL score came during one of the matches between these two teams. In 2018, KKR skittled RCB for a record low of 49 all out, which still is the lowest total in the history of the IPL. But RCB have turned a corner since and seek a hat-trick of wins over the Men in Purple.
APR 18, 2021 02:21 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: KKR Predicted XI
This is what we feel KKR's XI will be like: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Shakib Al Hasan, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh/Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna
APR 18, 2021 02:15 PM IST
So much history between RCB and KKR
It was on this very day, 13 years ago, that the IPL kicked off in 2008, and the teams playing that game... well, guess what... were RCB and KKR. Since then, so much has transpired between these 2 teams. Last season, RCB did a double over KKR, beating them in both league matches. In the first encounter, it was an AB special that took the game away from the two-time winners, and in the next, Mohammed Siraj decimated KKR. Can the Knights hit back today?
APR 18, 2021 02:08 PM IST
SRH vs RCB: When and where to watch the live streaming
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APR 18, 2021 02:04 PM IST
IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR Live Score: Maxwell loves spinners
He has top-scored for RCB this season with 98 runs so far. What has worked well for him is the fact that he has attacked spin well this season.
APR 18, 2021 02:00 PM IST
RCB vs SRH: Maxwell's form good news for RCB
->Glenn Maxwell has displayed a lot of maturity in his batting in the IPL this season, especially in the last game against the Sunrisers to help RCB set a respectable target of 150.
->It was the first time in the IPL that he managed to cross the 50-run mark since 2016. In fact, this is the first time since the 2017 IPL season that he has managed to cross the 30-run mark in two consecutive innings.
APR 18, 2021 01:51 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Watch for Harshal Patel in Chennai
Harshal Patel performed exceptionally well at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium & has picked up nine wickets in the 3 games at the venue. He is bagging a wicket every 8 balls at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium, representing his best performance among all the venues.
APR 18, 2021 01:50 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Harshal Patel with a dream start to IPL 2021
->Harshal Patel bagged a first-ever 5-for against the Mumbai Indians in the opening game of the season and followed that up with a brace against the Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last game.
-> His tally of seven wickets represents the best start to a season by a RCB bowler after two games in terms of wickets taken.
-> He has already picked up more wickets this season than he did in the previous two seasons combined.
APR 18, 2021 01:45 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: Russell hustle!
Andre Russell has been the Knight Riders’ leading wicket-taker since returning from the ban in 2018 with 36 wickets.
APR 18, 2021 01:40 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Andre Russell letting the ball do the talking.
Andre Russell produced a masterclass of death bowling in the last game against the Mumbai Indians & registered the best figures of the season in just 2 overs. It was also his first ever 5-for in T20 cricket.
APR 18, 2021 01:35 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Rana loves opening
Nitish Rana in particular has enjoyed opening the innings in the IPL, registering five 50+ scores in the 7 innings in which he has opened the batting.
APR 18, 2021 01:30 PM IST
IPL 2021 Live Score: KKR's strength at the top
Average Runs for Opening Wicket
19.35-2020 | 62.50-2021
Average Balls Faced by Opening Pair
17.78- 2020 | 47.50- 2021
APR 18, 2021 01:25 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score: KKR openers in form
-> KKR openers Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana have managed to put on 50+ runs for the opening wicket in both their games this season.
->This is in stark contrast to last season, where their openers found it difficult to operate as a pair. The Knight Riders’ opening partnership last season lasted less than 20 runs on average with just one 50+ stand throughout the season.
APR 18, 2021 01:20 PM IST
KKR in last 5 games
vs MI: lost by 10 runs
vs SRH: won by 10 runs
vs RR: won by 60 runs
vs CSK: lost by 6 wickets
vs PBKS: lost by 8 wickets
APR 18, 2021 01:15 PM IST
RCB in last 5 games
vs SRH: won by 6 runs
vs MI: won by 2 wickets
vs SRH: lost by 6 wickets
vs DC: lost by 6 wickets
vs SRH: lost by 5 wickets
APR 18, 2021 01:10 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: In last 5 games
RCB win by 8 wickets (IPL 2020, Match 39)
RCB win by 82 runs (IPL 2020, Match 28)
RCB win by 10 runs (IPL 2019, Match 35)
KKR win by 5 wickets (IPL 2019, Match 17)
KKR win by 6 wickets (IPL 2018, Match 29)
APR 18, 2021 01:05 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Head-To-Head
Total matches: 26
RCB won: 12
KKR won: 14
APR 18, 2021 01:00 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Harbhajan Singh, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Sunil Narine, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora
APR 18, 2021 12:55 PM IST
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad
Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Shahbaz Ahmed, Glenn Maxwell, Washington Sundar, Daniel Christian, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kane Richardson, Adam Zampa, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Finn Allen, Suyash Prabhudessai, Daniel Sams
APR 18, 2021 12:49 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Live Score
Hello and welcome to the live blog of Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL 2021 match No. 10 at the MA Chidamabaram Stadium in Chennai While Virat's RCB have enjoyed a perfect start, Morgan's KKR have experienced a bumpy ride. Who will triumph in the first match on Sunday? Let's find out.
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