RCB vs KKR, IPL 2021 Highlights: Morgan, Shakib take Kolkata to four-wicket win, Bangalore knocked out
IPL 2021 Highlights, RCB vs KKR, Eliminator: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by four wickets and will face Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier. Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, and Yuzvendra Chahal kept taking wickets at regular intervals interrupting the flow of Kolkata Knight Riders' 139-run chase. In the end, it was up to captain Eoin Morgan and Shakib al Hasan in the final over, as they needed 7 runs to win in 6 balls. Shakib scored a boundary on the final ball and then the two batsmen finished things off with three singles in next three balls. Earlier, Narine starred for KKR as he dismissed Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli, and KS Bharat to restrict Royal Challengers Bangalore to 139/7 in 20 overs.
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Oct 11, 2021 11:04 PM IST
KKR win by 4 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets and now they will face Delhi Capitals in the second Qualifier.
Oct 11, 2021 11:03 PM IST
Christian to Shakib - FOUR!
FOUR! Shakib al Hasan has scooped it over the fielder to get a boundary. 3 needed off 5 balls.
Oct 11, 2021 11:01 PM IST
7 needed off final over
Kolkata Knight Riders need 7 runs to win in 6 balls. Can Eoin Morgan and Shakib al Hasan do it?
Oct 11, 2021 10:53 PM IST
Siraj to Karthik - OUT!
GONE! Siraj has got the big wicket of Karthik, and KS Bharat takes a low catch. This is all falling apart for KKR now. KKR 126/6
Oct 11, 2021 10:50 PM IST
Siraj to Narine - OUT!
GONE! Mohammed Siraj has castled Sunil Narine with a straight one. BIG WICKET! RCB still in contest. KKR 125/5, need 14 to win in 16 balls.
Oct 11, 2021 10:44 PM IST
DROPPED! Sunil Narine gets a leading edge on a yorker from Harshal Patel and Devdutt Padikkal has dropped it. KKR 121 for 4.
Oct 11, 2021 10:40 PM IST
Maxwell to Karthik - FOUR!
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell bowls a short one and Dinesh Karthik gives himself room and slices it for another boundary.
Oct 11, 2021 10:33 PM IST
Chahal to Rana - OUT!
GONE! Chahal strikes as Nitish Rana hits the ball in the air - and the left-handed batsman has given away an easy catch to AB de Villiers. KKR 110/4
Oct 11, 2021 10:32 PM IST
2 overs, 9 runs
Good two overs for RCB as they pull things back. RCB gave away just 9 runs in 12 balls. KKR need 29 to win in 6 overs.
Oct 11, 2021 10:22 PM IST
Narine: 6, 6, 6!
SUNIL NARINE IS ON FIRE! Sunil Narine has hammered three sixes off Dan Christian back to back with a wide in between. 19 runs in 3 balls!
Oct 11, 2021 10:19 PM IST
Most wickets in an IPL season
32 Dwayne Bravo (2013)
32 Harshal Patel (2021) *
30 Kagiso Rabada (2020)
28 James Faulkner (2013)
28 Lasith Malinga (2011)
27 Jasprit Bumrah (2020)
Oct 11, 2021 10:17 PM IST
Harshal Patel gets Venkatesh Iyer OUT!
GONE! Harshal Patel manages to get a nick off Venkatesh Iyer as he attempted a pull and KS Bharat takes the catch behind stumps. KKR 79/3
Oct 11, 2021 10:13 PM IST
KKR are 74/2 in 10 overs, with 65 needed off 60 balls. Who will win?
Oct 11, 2021 10:10 PM IST
Maxwell bowls a full toss, Venkatesh plays a lazy shot and Shahbaz Ahmed makes a dive and drops the catch. BIG MOMENT. KKR 70/2
Oct 11, 2021 10:08 PM IST
Maxwell to Rana - SIX!
SIX! Glenn Maxwell has been hammered for the maximum by Nitish Rana. Fantastic reverse hit. Maxwell tastes his own medicine.
Oct 11, 2021 10:00 PM IST
Chahal to Tripathi - OUT!
GONE! Yuzvendra Chahal dismisses Rahul Tripathi. Big LBW appeal - umpire not interested. RCB reviewed. Three reds. Match is turning. KKR 53/2
Oct 11, 2021 09:52 PM IST
Harshal to Tripathi - FOUR!
FOUR! Harshal Patel bowls a wide one and Rahul Tripathi has sliced it for another boundary to end the powerplay overs. KKR 48/1 in 6 overs
Oct 11, 2021 09:49 PM IST
Harshal to Shubman - OUT!
GONE! Shubman Gill stepped up and skied the ball, mistimed it, and AB de Villiers makes no mistake. 31st wicket for Harshal Patel. KKR 41/1
Oct 11, 2021 09:40 PM IST
RCB vs KKR - LIVE!
George Garton to Shubman Gill - FOUR! This time Gill is lucky, he stepped up, and chopped it. The ball missed the stumps by a whisker and went past keeper for third boundary in the over.
Oct 11, 2021 09:39 PM IST
Garton to Gill - FOUR! FOUR!
FOUR! Shubman Gill steps up to Garton and slams him for a boundary straight down the ground.
FOUR! And even better on next one, short from Garton and Gill has pulled it towards midwicket.
Oct 11, 2021 09:33 PM IST
Garton to Venkatesh - SIX!
SIX! A short one from Garton and this one has been slammed hard towards deep backward square leg for the maximum by Venkatesh Iyer.
Oct 11, 2021 09:31 PM IST
Good start from Siraj
Siraj gave away just 7 runs in his first over - despite Shubman Gill getting away with a boundary on the 2nd ball. Good comeback.
Here comes George Garton on the other end.
Oct 11, 2021 09:25 PM IST
IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR Live Score: Chase begins!
Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer begin Kolkata Knight Riders' 139-run chase in the Eliminator against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Mohammed Siraj starts the attack for RCB. CHASE IS ON!
Oct 11, 2021 09:10 PM IST
IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB: End of innings
Royal Challengers Bangalore post 138/7 (Kohli 39, Narine 4/21) in 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah in the Eliminator.
Oct 11, 2021 09:04 PM IST
CHRISTIAN RUN OUT!
A misfield allowed RCB to steal a single, but they tried to get one more and Christian was caught short. Good throw by Ferguson and well collected by Mavi. RCB 134/5
Oct 11, 2021 09:02 PM IST
Lockie Ferguson to Shahbaz Ahmed - OUT!
GONE! Shahbaz Ahmed is caught in the deep by Shivam Mavi. Good catch as there was another KKR fielder there, but Mavi kept his cool. RCB 126/6
Oct 11, 2021 08:52 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Eliminator match, IPL 2021 Live Updates
AB de Villiers in UAE leg:
106 runs | Avg 17.66 | SR 124.70
Oct 11, 2021 08:50 PM IST
Narine to Maxwell – OUT!
GONE! Glenn Maxwell slog sweeps it into the air, but he has mistimed it and Lockie Ferguson comes underneath him. Fourth wicket for Narine. RCB 112/5
Oct 11, 2021 08:44 PM IST
What was that?!
Huge LBW appeal from Varun Chakravarthy for LBW. Umpire gives it out after a lot of consideration. RCB ask for review. Replays showed clear edge.
Oct 11, 2021 08:37 PM IST
Narine to ABD - OUT!
GONE! Sunil Narine has completely outfoxed AB de Villiers - that one went through ABD's defences. RCB 102/4
Oct 11, 2021 08:29 PM IST
Narine to Kohli - OUT!
GONE! A swing and a miss from Virat Kohli and Sunil Narine gets the big wicket of RCB captain. Castled! RCB 88/3
Oct 11, 2021 08:22 PM IST
IPL 2021 Eliminator: RCB vs KKR LIVE!
Virat Kohli in middle overs (7-15) this IPL
Oct 11, 2021 08:21 PM IST
Shakib to Maxwell - FOUR!
FOUR! Glenn Maxwell joins the party – he has hammered a reverse sweep to get a boundary and break the shackles. He needs to stick till 20 overs and KKR will be in trouble.
Oct 11, 2021 08:16 PM IST
Narine to Bharat - OUT!
GONE! Bharat tried to break shackles as Narine deceives him with carrom ball. He was caught in the deep by Venkatesh Iyer. RCB 69/2
Oct 11, 2021 08:12 PM IST
Spinners slowing things down
Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib al Hasan have slowed down things as RCB are now struggling to get boundaries going.
Oct 11, 2021 08:04 PM IST
RUN OUT CHANCE!?
Virat Kohli came out of his crease to steal a single, sent back by KS Bharat. KKR managed to get the ball to hit the stumps. Was Kohli out of his crease?
Replays shows he was grounded, inside.
Oct 11, 2021 07:55 PM IST
Ferguson to Padikkal - OUT!
CHOPPED IT ON! Devdutt Padikkal has hit the ball to his stumps. Lockie Ferguson gets the wicket. RCB 49/1
Oct 11, 2021 07:49 PM IST
Mavi to Kohli - FOUR!
FOUR! Virat Kohli stepped up to Shivam Mavi and hammered it over the fielder inside the circle. And another boundary from Kohli's blade.
Oct 11, 2021 07:47 PM IST
RCB vs KKR, IPL 2021 Eliminator Live Updates
FOUR! Devdutt Padikkal gets a straying delivery towards the leg side and he has just pushed it past the fielder for another boundary. RCB are on fire!
Oct 11, 2021 07:44 PM IST
Ferguson to Padikkal - FOUR!
FOUR! Short from Lockie Ferguson and Devdutt Padikkal gives himself room, and plays a late cut for another boundary. RCB are off to flying start.
Oct 11, 2021 07:38 PM IST
FREE HIT - VIRAT KOHLI ON STRIKE!
FREE HIT! Wide and full toss, and Virat Kohli slices it to square for another boundary. Virat Kohli is on fire!
Oct 11, 2021 07:37 PM IST
Mavi to Kohli - FOUR!
FOUR! Shivam Mavi gives away a wide one to Kohli and the RCB captain has slammed it over midwicket for a boundary! AND IT's a NO BALL!
Oct 11, 2021 07:33 PM IST
Shakib to Kohli - FOUR!
FOUR! First boundary of the match and it comes from Virat Kohli's blade. Fantastic shot, Kohli is in the mood. What a shot to end Shakib's over. RCB 7/0 after 1st over.
Here comes Shivam Mavi on the other end.
Oct 11, 2021 07:19 PM IST
IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs KKR - LIVE!
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal come out to bat for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kolkata Knight Riders start the attack with Shakib al Hasan.
Oct 11, 2021 07:14 PM IST
Glenn Maxwell speaks before star of match
Glenn Maxwell: “Not bad. We have had a couple of good sessions. Now we are looking forward to getting out there. He (Bharat) was pretty buoyed after the last game. Obviously it was an amazing night, probably we were behind the game for the lot of it and to finish off like that was a great way to head into the playoffs. Nice to win a game like that, gives the group a lot of confidence going forward. Just been ultra consistent, been really comfortable in my technique and in my role, carrying on that consistency has been really rewarding. It (Sharjah) has been different. I think we have to try and front-end it a little bit more to try and get as many runs in the first 15-16 overs. We know how difficult it gets in the back end, the wicket slows up and the outfield is extremely slow. We have to stick to our game plan, sometimes we are little bit slow off the mark but if we can be on it from ball one, sticking to our lengths a little bit longer and put some dot ball pressure then we can get ourselves in the game."
Oct 11, 2021 07:06 PM IST
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Oct 11, 2021 07:05 PM IST
Eoin Morgan speaks at toss
Eoin Morgan: “We would have loved to bowl first anyways. The toss doesn't bother. We are feeling confident within the group, we are starting to come good. We are playing with the same team.”
Oct 11, 2021 07:04 PM IST
Virat Kohli speaks at toss
Virat Kohli: “We are going to bat first, looks like a great wicket, nice and hard. It gets tougher to bat here in Sharjah as the game progresses. No changes. A youngster steps up and wins you a game against a top side like Delhi. Very happy for KS. This is what this tournament is all about. Meetings have been pretty short and sharp. We have the ability to win games, nothing changes this being an Eliminator.”
Oct 11, 2021 07:03 PM IST
IPL 2021, RCB vs KKR: TOSS!
Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli wins toss, elects to bat against Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders.
Oct 11, 2021 06:46 PM IST
RCB vs KKR: Pitch Report
“This looks a much better track with that great Sharjah sheen. Looks like a polished tooth with not many cracks on it. Think it's going to be a high-scoring match. Expect the fast bowlers to make an impact and reckons a total of around 170 can be achieved on this wicket.”
— Matthew Hayden on Star Sports
Oct 11, 2021 06:37 PM IST
RCB vs KKR - Shakib al Hasan speaks
Shakib Al Hasan: “Everyone in the side is pretty relaxed. The second phase has been tremendous for KKR. We have done well to get here and we are looking forward to the Eliminator today. We have played some fearless cricket and it's something we admire, that is what we wanted to achieve in this second phase and we are happy with that. From the start of the second phase (UAE leg) every game has been pretty much like a knockout. Today is another day, and everyone is up for the challenge. The wicket seems a little slower as compared to the other two venues. The bowlers will get a little more help, but predicting the wicket is not what we are looking to do. I was playing a lot of cricket during the break, so it wasn't much difficult for me to adjust.”
Oct 11, 2021 06:33 PM IST
KKR vs RCB, IPL 2021 - TOSS UPCOMING!
The toss between Virat Kohli's Royal Challengers Bangalore and Eoin Morgan's Kolkata Knight Riders is upcoming. Are you ready?
Oct 11, 2021 06:13 PM IST
RCB vs KKR, IPL 2021: STATS ATTACK
50: This could be the 50th IPL match for Mohammed Siraj
• 4/4: KKR have won all of their 4 matches while chasing in UAE leg of IPL 2021.
• 2018: The last time KKR won 3 back to back matches was in 2018.
o It has been 43 matches for KKR since then.
o They have won their last 2 matches.
• 3/3: KKR have played 6 matches at Sharjah in IPL with 3 wins and 3 defeats.
• 5/8: RCB have won 5 out of 8 matches against KKR at neutral venues in IPL (excluding Kolkata & Bengaluru).
• 53.85: KKR have the 2nd best win% in UAE in IPL with 14 wins from 26 matches.
• 1: KKR became the first team to qualify for playoffs twice in IPL after losing 5 in first 7 matches.
o They qualified in 2014 as well after losing 5 in first 7.
• 50%: KKR have won 4 and lost 4 in playoff matches of IPL.
• 1: This will be the first time RCB and KKR will encounter in a playoff match in IPL.
• 1000: Eoin Morgan is 14 runs away from completing 1,000 runs for KKR in IPL.
• 1000: Venkatesh Iyer is 37 runs away from completing 1000 runs across T20s.
• 50: Eoin Morgan is 4 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 8 sixes away from completing 200 sixes across T20s.
• 200: Dinesh Karthik is 7 catches away from completing 200 catches across T20s.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 9 dismissals as wicketkeeper away from completing 50 dismissals for KKR in IPL.
• 50: Dinesh Karthik is 10 sixes away from completing 50 sixes for KKR in IPL.
• 150: Karthik is 3 dismissals away from completing 150 dismissals as a wicketkeeper in IPL.
• 50: Harbhajan Singh is 1 catch away from completing 50 catches in IPL.
• 50: Rahul Tripathi is 3 sixes away from completing 50 sixes in IPL.
• 50: Shubman Gill is 3 sixes away from completing 50 sixes across T20s.
• 1000: Sunil Narine is 74 runs away from completing 1,000 runs in IPL.
• 100: Pawan Negi is 4 wickets away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 50: Prasidh Krishna is 5 wickets away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 150: Andre Russell is 7 sixes away from completing 150 sixes in IPL.
• 2: AB de Villiers need 2 more sixes become the highest six-hitter for RCB in the IPL by surpassing Chris Gayle ‘s
tally of 239.
• 1000: Srikar Bharat is 88 runs away from completing 1000 runs across T20s.
• 1: George Garton & Navdeep Saini are both 1 wicket away from completing 50 wickets across T20s.
• 1: Mohammed Siraj is 1 wicket away from completing 100 wickets across T20s.
• 2: Mohammed Siraj is 2 wickets away from completing 50 wickets in IPL.
Oct 11, 2021 06:10 PM IST
AB de Villiers speaks before Eliminator
“Naturally, the intensity goes up when everything is on the line, you think back to when we started the IPL to now – we’ve put in a lot of effort, so it is natural for the juices to start flowing a bit more. Skillset stays the same, my game plan won’t change much, and I think the cricket that we are trying to play will not change much. There will definitely be more to lose for everyone out there - I mean, you lose, you’re going home. You think back on all the effort you have put, you don’t want that to happen. And it’s all on the line, body on the line and stuff, he (Virat Kohli) will be full of adrenaline, as always. And he will be making sure we all are in the fifth gear once the eliminator starts.”
— RCB's AB de Villiers on Star Sports
Oct 11, 2021 05:54 PM IST
Virat Kohli speaks before the Eliminator
“We have a lot of confidence on our team, if not the top two spot (on the points table), then we will have to win two more matches to reach the Final, and we are fully prepared for that. You prepare for all kinds of possibilities, and the way I see it, Qualifiers and Eliminators are just terms that exist to create more pressure for these matches. When you play cricket, you either win or lose, so when you think you have two options (winning or losing), then that mindset can possibly turn into a negative one. Our focus is to go out, execute our plans and win games. When your only option is winning, and losing is not an option, then your performance reaches another level and I feel our team is in the right space to execute our plans.”
— Virat Kohli on Star Sports
Oct 11, 2021 05:39 PM IST
RCB vs KKR, IPL 2021: Head to Head
Oct 11, 2021 05:31 PM IST
- This will be the first instance of RCB playing KKR in IPL knockouts/playoffs.
- Narine has played nine playoff matches and has struggled at the business end of the tournament. He's picked just four wickets and has an average of 8.60 with the bat in hand.
Oct 11, 2021 05:24 PM IST
RCB vs KKR Eliminator: Full Squads
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kyle Jamieson, Navdeep Saini, Tim David, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Pavan Deshpande, Rajat Patidar, Mohammed Azharuddeen, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suyash Prabhudessai, Akash Deep
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy, Tim Southee, Harbhajan Singh, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
Oct 11, 2021 05:12 PM IST
RCB Predicted XI vs KKR
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Our RCB's Predicted XI vs KKR: Virat Kohli, Devdutt Padikkal, KS Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Dan Christian, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal
Oct 11, 2021 05:03 PM IST
KKR Predicted XI vs RCB
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Our KKR's Predicted XI vs RCB: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi
Oct 11, 2021 04:18 PM IST
IPL 2021 Eliminator, RCB vs KKR - LIVE!
Hello and welcome to our live blog on IPL 2021 Eliminator match between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders. Both the teams have had a tough road over the years - but can they book a spot in the final?
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