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Needing 113 runs off the last six overs, Russell (65 off 25) and Rana (85 not out off 46) almost got their team over the line but Moeen Ali managed to defend 24 in the final over.

cricket Updated: Apr 20, 2019 08:51 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Royal Challengers Bangalore's cricketer Dale Steyn (C) celebrates after taking the wicket of Kolkata Knight Riders' Chris Lynn.(AFP)

Royal Challengers Bangalore eked out a 10-run win over Kolkata Knight Riders for only their second success of the season after Andre Russell and Nitish Rana nearly pulled off the impossible in the Indian Premier League here on Friday.

Needing 113 runs off the last six overs, Russell (65 off 25) and Rana (85 not out off 46) almost got their team over the line but Moeen Ali managed to defend 24 in the final over.

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The tense climax came after Virat Kohli smashed 100 off 58 balls for his fifth century in the IPL and first this season. RCB hammered 91 runs off the last five overs to reach 213 for four, their highest total this year.

Ali’s 66 off 28 while batting alongside Kohli also proved crucial for RCB’s cause as they finally managed to defend. The win keeps RCB mathematically alive in the tournament while KKR suffered their fourth loss in as many games.

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Rajasthan Royals will now take on Mumbai Indians in the first match of the day on Super Saturday. While in the second clash, Delhi Capitals will host Kings XI Punjab.

((With agency inputs))

First Published: Apr 20, 2019 08:47 IST