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IPL 2021, Eliminator, RCB vs KKR highlights: Kolkata wins by 4 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in the IPL 2021 Eliminator to set up the Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals on October 13

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Kolkata Knight Riders. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on Monday defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets in the IPL 2021 Eliminator to set up the Qualifier 2 against Delhi Capitals on October 13.

Skipper Virat Kohli made a 33-ball 39 while his opening partner Devdutt Padikkal contributed 21 runs.

Spinner Sunil Narine rocked the RCB batting order with a four-wicket haul while Lockie Ferguson dismissed two batters.

Narine then returned to play an impact knock of 26 runs off 15 balls after Shubhman Gill (29) and Venkatesh Iyer (26) provided a good start to KKR.

Skipper Eoin Morgan (5) and Shakib Al Hasan (9) took the side home with two balls to spare.


Earlier. West Indies spinner Sunil Narine showed glimpses of his vintage past with a magical four-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to a sub-par 138 for seven in the IPL 2021 Eliminator, at Sharjah Cricket Ground today.

Narine (4/21) sent RCB's big guns back in the dug-out as Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell had no answer to his turning deliveries under pressure situation.

With Varun Chakravarthy (0/20) not conceding a single boundary and Shakib Al Hasan (0/24 in) also keeping the batsmen on a tight leash, the KKR's spin troika in their 12 overs gave away only 65 runs with four boundaries.

Devdutt Padikkal (21 off 18 balls) and skipper Virat Kohli (39 off 33 balls) got off to a great start by adding 49 runs in the first five Powerplay overs after Eoin Morgan started with left-arm spin of Shakib.

The opening duo attacked an under-pressure Shivam Mavi with as many as five boundaries coming in those first few overs.

However it was Lockie Ferguson (2/30), whose extra pace did Padikkal in as the left-hander, trying to cut, dragged a delivery, pitched well outside off-stump.

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Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c de Villiers b Harshal 29 18 4 0
Venkatesh Iyer c Bharat b Harshal 21 23 0 1
Rahul Tripathi lbw b Chahal 6 5 1 0
Nitish Rana c de Villiers b Chahal 23 25 1 1
Sunil Narine b Siraj 26 15 0 3
Dinesh Karthik c Srikar b Sirja 10 12 1 0
Eoin Morgan not out 5 7 0 0
Shakib Al Hasan not out 9 6 1 0
Total: 139-6 in 19.4 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammed Siraj 4 0 19 2
George Garton 3 0 29 0
Harshal Patel 4 0 19 2
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 16 2
Glenn Maxwell 3 0 25 0
Daniel Christian 1.4 0 29 0

Royal Challengers Bangalore scorecard

Batters Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Devdutt Padikkal b Ferguson 21 18 2 0
Virat Kohli b Narine 39 33 5 0
Srikar Bharat c Venkatesh b Narine 9 16 0 0
Glenn Maxwell c Ferguson b Narine 15 18 1 0
AB de Villiers b Narine 11 9 1 0
Shahbaz Ahmed c Mavi b Ferguson 13 14 1 0
Daniel Christian runout (Ferguson/Mavi) 9 8 1 0
Harshal Patel not out 8 6 1 0
George Garton not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 138-7 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 4 0 24 0
Shivam Mavi 4 0 36 0
Varun Chakaravarthy 4 0 20 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 30 2
Sunil Narine 4 0 21 4

Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sharjah Cricket Ground today. Both the teams are unchanged from their previous matches.

Chennai Super Kings have already booked their place in the summit clash on October 15.

RCB vs KKR playing 11
 
RCB playing 11: 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
 
KKR playing 11: 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.

RCB vs KKR head-to-head 
  • Total matches played: 29
  • RCB won: 13
  • KKR won: 16
  • RCB highest score vs KKR: 213
  • KKR highest score vs RCB: 222
  • RCB lowest score vs KKR: 49
  • KKR lowest score vs RCB: 84
11:07 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 19.4 Overs: 139-6 | KKR wins

Kolkata Knight Riders: 139-6  ; Eoin Morgan (5), Shakib Al Hasan (9)

Daniel Christian [1.0-0-22-0] is back into the attack
 
Ball 4: Shakib collects a single and wins the match for KKR. RCB crashes OUT and kolkata has to overcome Delhi challenge in qualifier 2.
 
Ball 3: Morgan collects a single towards point region.
 
Ball 2: Shakib collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shakib scoops the ball over short fine leg for FOUR.

11:01 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 132-6

Over Summary: 1 2 0 1 1 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 132-6  ; Eoin Morgan (4), Shakib Al Hasan (3)

George Garton [2.0-0-24-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shakib collects a single towards deep fine leg.
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Morgan collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: Shakib collects a single.

10:58 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 127-6 | Siraj scalps Narine, Karthik

Over Summary: 1 W 1 W 1 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 127-6  ; Eoin Morgan (1), Shakib Al Hasan (1)

Mohammed Siraj [3.0-0-16-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Karthik edges the ball to keeper and Bharat completes the catch. But third umpire is looking into it. After 2 minutes third umpire declares it is fair catch. Karthik c Srikar Bharat b Siraj 10(12) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards mid-on, collects a single on a overthrow.
 
Ball 2: Narine goes for a cross batted shot, misses. BOWLED. Narine b Siraj 26(15) [6s-3] 
 
Ball 1: Karthik collects a single towards backward square leg.

10:47 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 124-4

Over Summary: 1 1 0 L1 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 124-4  ; Sunil Narine (26), Dinesh Karthik (9)

Harshal Patel [3.0-0-16-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: ONE LEG BYES.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Narine gets a bottom edge and Padikkal drops a SITTER, a single taken.

10:43 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 120-4

Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 120-4  ; Sunil Narine (25), Dinesh Karthik (7)

Glenn Maxwell [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: narine collects a single.
 
Ball 5: karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Narine hits towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Karthik hits over extra cover for FOUR.

10:40 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 112-4 | Chahal scalps Rana

Over Summary: 0 W 1 0 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 112-4  ; Sunil Narine (23), Dinesh Karthik (1)

Chahal continues...

Ball 6: Karthik collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Narine collects a single.

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 2: Nitish Rana goes for a biggie but holed out to long-on. Nitish Rana c de Villiers b Chahal 23(25) [4s-1 6s-1]
 
Ball 1: DOT

10:33 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 110-3

Over Summary: 0 0 1 1 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 110-3  ; Sunil Narine (22), Nitish Rana (23)

Harshal Patel [2.0-0-13-2] is back into the attack and concedes three runs.
 

10:32 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 107-3

Over Summary: L1 1 1 1 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 107-3  ; Sunil Narine (21), Nitish Rana (21)

Yuzvendra Chahal [2.0-0-9-1] is back into the attack and concedes six runs.
10:23 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 101-3 | Narine smashes three SIXES

Over Summary: 0 1 6 6 Wd 6 Wd 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 101-3  ; Sunil Narine (19), Nitish Rana (18)

Daniel Christian, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Narine hits towards long-on for a single.

Ball 6: WIDE

Ball 5: Narine smashes one handed SIX straight down the ground.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Narine wallopes towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Narine smashes topwards deep backward square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 2: Rana collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease

10:20 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 79-3 | Harshal scalps Venkatesh

Over Summary: 1 1 1 Wd 1 0 W  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 79-3  ; Venkatesh Iyer (26), Nitish Rana (17)

Harshal Patel [1.0-0-8-1] is back into the attack and gets the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer as Bharat takes a stunner down the leg side. Venkatesh Iyer c Srikar Bharat b Harshal Patel 26(30) [6s-1]
10:19 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 74-2

Over Summary: 1 6 1 1 0 4  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 74-2  ; Venkatesh Iyer (24), Nitish Rana (15)

Maxwell continues and concedes 13 runs.
10:18 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 61-2

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 61-2  ; Venkatesh Iyer (22), Nitish Rana (4)

Chahal continues and concedes four singles.
10:17 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 57-2

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 57-2  ; Venkatesh Iyer (20), Nitish Rana (2)

Glenn Maxwell, right-arm off break, comes into the attack and concedes four runs.

10:16 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 53-2 | Chahal scalps Tripathi

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 1 W  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 53-2  ; Venkatesh Iyer (18)

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack and gets the wicket of Tripathi. Tripathi lbw b Chahal 6(5) [4s-1]
10:14 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 48-1 | Harshal scalps Gill

Over Summary: 1 W 2 1 0 4  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 48-1  ; Rahul Tripathi (4), Venkatesh Iyer (15)

Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and gets the wicket of Shubman Gill. 

Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease
10:13 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 40-0

Over Summary: 2 1 0 0 1 2  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 40-0  ; Shubman Gill (29), Venkatesh Iyer (11)

Siraj continues and concedes six runs.
10:12 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 34-0

Over Summary: 4 4 4 1 1 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 34-0  ; Shubman Gill (24), Venkatesh Iyer (10)

Garton continues and leaks 15 runs as Shubam smashes three consecutive boundaries.
10:11 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 19-0

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 19-0  ; Shubman Gill (10), Venkatesh Iyer (9)

Siraj continues and concedes three singles.
10:10 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 16-0

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 6  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 16-0  ; Shubman Gill (8), Venkatesh Iyer (8)

George Garton, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack and concedes nine runs.
10:09 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 1 Overs: 7-0

Over Summary: 1 1 4 0 1 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 7-0  ; Shubman Gill (6), Venkatesh Iyer (1)

Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer at the crease. Shubman Gill on strike. Siraj opens the attack and concedes seven runs.

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First Published: Oct 11 2021 | 11:40 AM IST

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