Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018, highlights: Lynn guides KKR to victory
Follow highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018 here. Chris Lynn scored a fifty as KKR beat RCB in their Indian Premier League match in Bangalore on Sundaycricket Updated: Apr 30, 2018 00:12 IST
Chris Lynn was the star with a 52-ball-62 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by six wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Bangalore on Sunday. It was the Australia cricketer’s fifth IPL fifty and he was well supported by Robin Uthappa and Dinesh Karthik. Earlier, Virat Kohli scored 68 off 44 balls as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) scored 175/4 in 20 overs. Andre Russell was the pick of the KKR bowlers with three wickets while Kuldeep Yadav took one. Get highlights of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2018 here. (SCORECARD | STREAMING)
00:13 hrs IST: That’s all for today. Thank you for joining and good night!
00:10 hrs IST: KKR are back to winning ways and they now have 8 points. RCB remain in the seventh spot with 4 points.
00:03 hrs IST: That’s it! Shubman Gill gets a boundary as KKR completes a brilliant win over RCB.
00:01 hrs IST: OUT! A six for Dinesh Karthik but the next one did not connect well and Virat Kohli finished a brilliant catch in the deep. KKR 1724
23:56 hrs IST: Two boundaries in the over. KKR are inching towards a well-deserved victory. Kolkata Knight Riders need 15 runs in 12 balls. KKR 161/3
23:49 hrs IST: End of the 17th over and Dinesh Karthik gets a boundary off the last ball. Kolkata Knight Riders need 29 runs in 18 balls. KKR 147/3
23:43 hrs IST: Nitish Rana is down and he looks injured. He is off the ground and Andre Russell is the new man! But he departs on the first ball. Game on! KKR 139/3
23:37 hrs IST: Four off the last ball by Nitish Rana. This is truly going down to the wire as Kolkata Knight Riders need 43 runs in 24 balls. KKR 133/2
23:33 hrs IST: Just four runs off the over. This is getting tight as Kolkata Knight Riders need 52 runs in 30 balls. KKR 124/2
23:28 hrs IST: Fifty for Chris Lynn! A brilliant innings from the opener and he will be the key for KKR as they need 56 runs to win from 36 balls. KKR 120/2
23:23 hrs IST: Nitish Rana is the new batsman and Lynn continued to play the bowlers comfortably as Kolkata Knight Riders need 64 runs in 42 balls. KKR 112/2
23:20 hrs IST: OUT! Almost identical to the Narine dismissal. Uthappa went for the big shot off Murugan Ashwin but was caught in the deep for 36. Kolkata Knight Riders need 68 runs in 46 balls. KKR 108/2
23:17 hrs IST: Six off the last ball! Lynn (39*) and Uthappa (36*) are in prime form as Kolkata Knight Riders need 70 runs in 48 balls. KKR 106/1
23:13 hrs IST: Kolkata Knight Riders need 78 runs in 54 balls - Both Uthappa and Lynn are playing brilliantly. This run chase is getting easier by the minute. KKR 98/1
23:09 hrs IST: Not a good outing for Murugan Ashwin. He was slammed around the ground by both Lynn and Uthappa as Kolkata Knight Riders need 88 runs in 60 balls.
23:06 hrs IST: This is too comfortable for Lynn and Uthappa as the Aussie got another boundary. This is looking very easy for KKR as they are racing towards victory. KKR 74/1
23:01 hrs IST: Robin Uthappa is the new batsman and Immediately, he gets a six! KKR 67/1 after 8 overs.
22:57 hrs IST: OUT! Murugan Ashwin strikes with his very first ball! Narine wanted to hit over long-off but Colin De Grandhome completed a good catch on the boundary. KKR 59/1
22:55 hrs IST: Chris Lynn gets an early boundary as match resumes after the break. KKR 59/0
22:45 hrs IST: Match to resume at 22:55 hrs. No overs lost in the game. KKR 55/0
22:40 hrs IST: Covers are being taken off. No over loss as it seems that the match will resume in some time.
22:27 hrs IST: Rain has picked up in Bangalore. It’s not too heavy, but enough for play to be stopped.
22:24 hrs IST: Rain stops play. KKR were 55 for no loss after 6.3 overs. Looks like this is going to be a long night.
22:17 hrs IST: A couple of play and misses, a boundary and Lynn continues to live dangerously. Interesting over from Yuzvendra Chahal as KKR are 51 for no loss after six overs.
22:13 hrs IST: Stand and deliver! Brilliant stuff for Chris Lynn as he gets a four and a six in the over. Brilliant stuff by the Aussie! KKR 47/0
22:08 hrs IST: Murugan Ashwin had a golden chance to dismiss Lynn, but he made a mess of the catch. This is a great start for the visitors as Kolkata Knight Riders are 36/0 at the end of the fourth over.
22:02 hrs IST: Narine goes after Southee and hits him two fours in the third over. First over short fine-leg and the next one at mid-on. KKR 29/0 in 3 overs
21:55 hrs IST: SIX! Narine goes after Umesh Yadav with a huge six at long-off and follows it with a four. KKR 18/0 in 2 overs
21:52 hrs IST: Tim Southee bowls the first over for RCB and he gives away just five runs. There was missed catch by Kohli though of Sunil Narine. KKR 5/0 in 1 over
21:46 hrs IST: Welcome back everybody!
21:38 hrs IST: So is 175 enough on the M Chinnaswamy Stadium turf? It is quite competitive and now the onus will be on the RCB bowlers who have not performed well in the tournament till now.
21:33 hrs IST: End of innings. Virat Kohli finishes it with a huge six as Royal Challengers Bangalore reach 175/4 in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders.
21:27 hrs IST: End of 19th over. RCB have not scored a lot in the last two overs but there are inching towards a competitive total of around 170-180. RCB 159/4
21:24 hrs IST: Fifty for Virat Kohli! A superb knock by the skipper and this will be very important in the context of this game. RCB 150/4
21:19 hrs IST: Brilliant catch by Shivam Mavi in the deep as Andre Russell dismisses Mandeep Singh. Virat Kohli still out there in the middle. RCB 140/4
21:16 hrs IST: An over of milestones as Mandeep Singh hits the 400th six of the tournament. He also finishes the over with a six as Royal Challengers Bangalore are 133 for the loss of three wickets.
21:13 hrs IST: Again a four off the first ball and nothing after that. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 118 for the loss of three wickets.
21:09 hrs IST: 15 overs gone. Royal Challengers Bangalore are 109 for the loss of three wickets. A four off the first ball but yet again, there were no more boundaries in the entire over. RCB 109/3
21:04 hrs IST: 100 comes up for Royal Challengers Bangalore in the 14th over. Another boundary for Virat Kohli but they will not be happy with their run rate right now. RCB 100/3
21:00 hrs IST: RCB desperately need to increase their run rate. KKR have not conceded much till now and once again, a tidy over with just three runs coming from it. RCB 91/3
20:56 hrs IST: Virat Kohli joins the party as he drives Russell for a much-needed boundary. Nitish Rana had a chance to dismiss Mandeep Singh but he missed out on the catch. RCB 88/3
20:51 hrs IST: Another tidy over Kuldeep Yadav. The double strike has rocked RCB and the run rate has taken a considerable beating. RCB 79/3
20:47 hrs IST: OUT! Another wicket! Russell castled Vohra for a golden duck and he is currently on a hat-trick! Brilliant stuff by the West Indies all-rounder. RCB 74/3
20:45 hrs IST: OUT! The birthday boy strikes for KKR! Brendon McCullum mistimed the ball from Andre Russell and it was an easy catch for the KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik. RCB 74/2
20:42 hrs IST: Virat Kohli is the new man for RCB and he played the first few balls with caution. 9 overs gone, Royal Challengers Bangalore are 70 for the loss of one wicket.
20:38 hrs IST: OUT! The breakthrough is finally here for KKR. Quinton De Kock went for the big one off Kuldeep Yadav but was caught in the deep for 29. RCB 67/1
20:34 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum looks in sublime form as he gets a boundary and a six in the over. Piyush Chawla is proving to be costly once again for KKR. RCB 67/0
20:30 hrs IST: 50 comes up for Royal Challengers Bangalore in 7 overs. Kuldeep Yadav bowled well but the Kiwi veteran was able to slam the last ball for a six over mid-wicket. RCB 52/0
20:26 hrs IST: Shivam Mavi is introduced into the attack and he concedes just four runs. Couple of bad balls but the openers were unable to take advantage. RCB 40/0
20:20 hrs IST: Sunil Narine continues to bowl with proper line and length. There was again one boundary in the over but RCB are not being able to accelerate quickly. RCB 36/0
20:16 hrs IST: McCullum got a boundary in the first ball of the over but Piyush Chawla fought back well to concede just two runs in the next five balls. Top stuff! RCB 29/0
20:12 hrs IST: Quinton De Kock finishes the over in style with a flat six on the offside. This is a stable start for the hosts and this pair will be important for them in this game. RCB 23/0
20:07 hrs IST: Looks like Quinton De Kock is going to sweep almost every ball from Sunil Narine. Two boundaries for the wicketkeeper-batsman as RCB are 10/0 at the end of the second over.
20:04 hrs IST: Brilliant over by Chawla. The batsmen were really cautious against the leg-spinner and he conceded just one run in six balls. RCB 1/0
20:00 hrs IST: Piyush Chawla to bowl the first over for Kolkata Knight Riders. Quinton De Kock and Brendon McCullum to start the innings for Royal Challengers Bangalore.
19:57 hrs IST: Brendon McCullum is also playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore. He has replaced Corey Anderson.
19:54 hrs IST: In the first match of the day, Sunrisers Hyderabad defeated Rajasthan Royals by 11 runs to claim the top spot in the points table. Ajinkye Rahane scored a brilliant fifty, but that was not enough for the hosts.
19:51 hrs IST: The match is crucial for Virat Kohli & Co, who are languishing at the sixth spot in the points table. Kolkata Knight Riders, who lost their previous two games and are just two places above the hosts and they need to win to get back the winning momentum.
19:45 hrs IST: Three changes in the RCB squad - Tim Southee replaces AB De Villiers who is suffering from viral fever, Pawan Negi replaced by Manan Vohra and Murugan Ashwin comes in for Washington Sundar.
19:39 hrs IST: KKR have gone with an unchanged squad and that is a huge sign of trust from the team management after a disastrous bowling display against the Delhi Daredevils.
19:35 hrs IST: A look at the top teams -
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Virat Kohli(c), Manan Vohra, Corey Anderson, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
19:29 hrs IST: KKR won the toss and decided to field against RCB. Will this be an important toss to win for the visitors? Let’s see.
19:18 hrs IST: When it comes to the head-to-head record, Kolkata Knight Riders have a 12-9 advantage over Royal Challengers Bangalore.
19:10 hrs IST: KKR have two local options in Vinay Kumar and Praisdh Krishna - who was brought in as a replacement for the injured Kamlesh Nagarkoti. In place of Johnson, KKR can bring back Tom Curran.
19:03 hrs IST: The two teams have suffered largely through their bowling incompetence, and lead the season for the worst economy rates [RCB - 9.70, KKR - 9.28].
18:55 hrs IST: Robin Uthappa is 31 runs away from becoming the second player to score 2000 runs for KKR in IPL. He is also 59 away from the milestone of 4000 IPL runs.
18:48 hrs IST: Hello and welcome to the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
KKR’s last two games saw them lose to Kings XI Punjab (by nine wickets via D/L method) at home and Delhi Daredevils (by 55 runs) at the Ferozeshah Kotla Stadium in New Delhi.
In their last match, RCB failed to defend their total of 205/8 against Chennai Super Kings, who rode fifties from Mahendra Singh Dhoni and Ambati Rayudu to win by five wickets.
First Published: Apr 29, 2018 16:45 IST