IPL 2021, Match 31, RCB vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata wins by 9 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers fired in unison to bundle out Royal Challengers Bangalore for a paltry 92

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Virat Kohli. Royal Challengers Bangalore to don blue jersey during its first match in the second leg of IPL 2021. Photo: @RCBTweets

Virat Kohli. Royal Challengers Bangalore to don blue jersey during its first match in the second leg of IPL 2021. Photo: @RCBTweets

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets in Match 31 of 14th edition of Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) at Sheikh Zayed Stadium on Monday.

Chasing a paltry 93 for a win, Shubman Gill (48) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out) stitched 82 runs for the opening wicket as KKR reached 94 for 1 in just 10 overs.

Earlier, electing to bat, RCB were bundled out for 92 with Andre Russell and Varun Chakravarthy taking three wickets apiece for 9 and 13 runs respectively.

Opening the bowling, architect-turned-mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy (3/13) did the star turn with three wickets in an excellent four-over spell. Star all-rounder Andre Russell (3/9 in three overs) also bagged three wickets, including AB de Villiers' golden duck, while there were two for Lockie Ferguson.

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Devdutt Padikkal was the highest scorer with 22 runs in a forgettable outing in skipper Virat Kohli's 200th game for RCB.

Bowling the day's second over, right-arm medium pacer Prasidh Krishna dealt RCB a big blow when he had Virat Kohli trapped in front of wicket with his fourth delivery that jagged in and hit him above the knee-roll.

Earlier, KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasaranga will make their debut for RCB, while Venkatesh Iyer is set to play his maiden IPL game for KKR.

Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c Siraj b Chahal 48 34 6 1
Venkatesh Iyer not out 41 27 7 1
Andre Russell not out 0 0 0 0
Total: 94-1 in 10 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Mohammed Siraj 2 0 12 0
Kyle Jamieson 2 0 26 0
Wanindu Hasaranga 2 0 20 0
Yuzvendra Chahal 2 0 23 1
Harshal Patel 2 0 13 0


Kohli was playing in a landmark 200th match for RCB, a team that he has been a part of since the beginning of the lucrative league in 2008.

"More special than the 200th game is this uniform: we promised that we would be playing for the Covid warriors, with these jerseys being auctioned for people," Kohli said at the toss. KKR needs to bring its IPL 2021 campaign back on track after losing five out of seven matches during the India leg of IPL 2021. Kolkata must win at least five of its remaining seven matches to keep its playoffs hope alive.

Meanwhile, RCB is sitting comfortably on the top-half of the IPL 2021 points table with 10 points in seven matches. Virat Kohli, who will step down as RCB captain after this season, will play his 200th match for Royal Challengers Bangalore and he's the only playing player in IPL history to represent RCB in all 14 seasons.



Royal Challengers Bangalore scorecard

Batsman Dismissal Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Virat Kohli lbw b Prasidh 5 4 1 0
Devdutt Paddikal c Karthik b Ferguson 22 20 3 0
KS Bharat c Shubman b Russell 16 19 1 0
Glenn Maxwell b Varun Chakravarthy 10 17 0 0
AB de Villiers b Russell 0 1 0 0
Sachin Baby c Rana b Chakravarthy 7 17 0 0
Wanindu Hasaranga lbw b Chakravarthy 0 1 0 0
Kyle Jamieson run out (Chakravarthy) 4 12 0 0
Harshal Patel b Ferguson 12 10 2 0
Mohammed Siraj c Chakravarthy b Russell 8 10 1 0
Yuzvendra Chahal not out 2 6 0 0
Total: 92-10 in 19 Overs
Bowler Over Maiden Runs Wickets
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 13 3
Prasidh Krishna 4 0 24 1
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 24 2
Sunil Narine 4 0 20 0
Andre Russell 23 0 9 3
 

RCB vs KKR playing 11
 
KKR  playing 11: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna

RCB playing 11:  Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers(w), Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
10:23 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 94-1 | KKR wins

Over Summary: W 0 4 0 4 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 94-1 ; Andre Russell (0), Venkatesh Iyer (41)

Yuzvendra Chahal [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh smashes towards deep mid-wicket for FOUR and wins the match for his team. 
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh smashes down the ground for FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Venkatesh reverse sweeps towards deep backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT

Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill manages only a top edge as he goes for a biggie. Siraj takes the skier, GONE. Shubman Gill c Siraj b Chahal 48(34) [4s-6 6s-1]

10:17 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 82-0

Over Summary: 1 0 1 0 4 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 82-0 ; Shubman Gill (48), Venkatesh Iyer (29)

Harshal Patel continues..

Ball 6: A single for Gill.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Venkatesh Iyer.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

10:12 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 75-0

Over Summary: 0 6 2 0 1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 75-0 ; Shubman Gill (42), Venkatesh Iyer (28)

Wanindu Hasaranga [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack 

Ball 6: Venkatesh Iyer unleashes reverse sweep and hits over third man for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill smashes SIX.
 
Ball 1: DOT

10:10 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 62-0

Over Summary: 1 1 Wd 1 1 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 62-0 ; Shubman Gill (33), Venkatesh Iyer (24)

Harshal Patel, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Venkatesh collects a single.

Ball 3: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 3: WIDE
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill colelcts a single.

9:59 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 56-0

Over Summary: 0 4 0 4 2 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 56-0 ; Shubman Gill (30), Venkatesh Iyer (22)

Yuzvendra Chahal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: A single for Shubman Gill.
 
Ball 5: Shubman Gill reverse sweeps towards third mna for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill goes down on one knee and hits towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

9:55 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 45-0

Over Summary: 4 0 N 0 4 1 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 45-0 ; Shubman Gill (22), Venkatesh Iyer (19)

Kyle Jamieson [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Venkatesh dances down the wicket and wallopes towards long-on for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill drives over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: FREE HIT, Gill tries to guide the short delivery over keeper, misses. DOT
 
Ball 3: NO BALL
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill advances down the wicket and smashes the short delivery through mid-off for FOUR.

9:49 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 29-0

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 4 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 29-0 ; Shubman Gill (10), Venkatesh Iyer (16)

Wanindu Hasaranga, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: A single for Shubman.
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Gill collects a single.

9:45 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 22-0

Over Summary: 0 2 0 0 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 22-0 ; Shubman Gill (8), Venkatesh Iyer (11)

Mohammed Siraj continues..

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Venkatesh Iyer collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

9:40 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 20-0

Over Summary: 2 4 0 1 1 Wd Wd 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 20-0 ; Shubman Gill (8), Venkatesh Iyer (9)

Kyle Jamieson, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 6: WIDE

Ball 6: WIDE
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill advances down the wicket and hits over mid-on for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill drives through cover for a couple of runs.

9:34 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 1 Over: 10-0

Over Summary: 0 1 0 Wd 4 4 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 10-0 ; Shubman Gill (1), Venkatesh Iyer (8)

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

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Venkatesh drives through cover for FOUR.

Ball 4: Venkatesh smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: WIDE
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

9:19 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 92-10

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 L1 W  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 92-10 ; Mohammed Siraj (8), Yuzvendra Chahal (2)

Andre Russell [2.0-0-7-2] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Siraj pulls the short ball straight to deep fine leg, GONE. Siraj c Chakravarthy b Russell 8(10) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: One leg byes for RCB
 
Ball 4: Siraj collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Chahal collects a single.

9:13 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 89-9

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 1 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 89-9 ; Mohammed Siraj (7), Yuzvendra Chahal (1)

Prasidh Krishna [3.0-0-18-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Siraj guides the short delivery over first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Chahal collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Siraj collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

9:05 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 83-9 | Ferguson scalps Harshal Patel

Over Summary: 4 0 W 0 0 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 83-9 ; Mohammed Siraj (2), Yuzvendra Chahal (0)

Lockie Ferguson [3.0-0-20-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Yuzvendra Chahal, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks.
 
Ball 3: Ferguson castles Harshal Patel with a brilliant yorker. BOWLED. Harshal Patel b Ferguson 12(10) [4s-2]
 
Ball 2: Ferguson beats Harshal with a slow a delivery.
 
Ball 1: Harshal Patel gets an outside through wicket-keeper for FOUR.

9:03 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 79-8 | Jamieson runout

Over Summary: 0 1 W 0 1 2  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 79-8 ; Mohammed Siraj (2), Harshal Patel (8)

Chakravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Siraj collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: A single for harshal Patel.
 
Ball 4: DOT

Mohammed Siraj, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Harshal Patel drives down the ground, Varun half-stops it and the ball hits the stumps, Jamieson gets RUNOUT. Jamieson run out (Chakravarthy) 4(12)
 
Ball 2: Jamieson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

8:56 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 75-7

Over Summary: 0 1 4 1 0 L1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 75-7 ; Kyle Jamieson (3), Harshal Patel (7)

Narine bowls his over...

Ball 6: Jamieson collects a leg byes for RCB.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Harshal Patel collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Harshal Patel smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Jamieson collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

8:54 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 68-7 | Chakravarthy scalps Sachin Baby

Over Summary: 0 0 0 W 0 2  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 68-7 ; Kyle Jamieson (2), Harshal Patel (2)

Chakravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Harshal Patel collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Harshal Patel, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks.
 
Ball 4: Sachin Baby gets a leading edge to backward point and Rana completes the catch. Sachin Baby c Nitish Rana b Chakravarthy 7(17)
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

8:46 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 66-6

Over Summary: 1 0 0 2 0 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 66-6 ; Kyle Jamieson (2), Sachin Baby (7)

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Jamieson collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Sachin Baby collects a single.

8:44 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 63-6 | Chakravarthy scalps Maxwell, Hasaranga

Over Summary: 1 1 1 W W 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 63-6 ; Kyle Jamieson (0), Sachin Baby (6)

Varun Chakravarthy [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Kyle Jamieson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and survives the hattrick ball.
 
Ball 5: Wanindu Hasaranga, right handed bat, comes to the crease and misses a straight one, caught on the crease, follows by a loud appeal, unmpire raises the finger. GONE. Hasaranga lbw b Chakravarthy 0(1)
 
Ball 4: Maxwell goes for a whild wild swing, misses it completely, BOWLED. Maxwell b Chakravarthy 10(17)
 
Ball 3: Sachin Baby collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Sachin Baby collects a single.

8:35 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 60-4

Over Summary: 0 1 1 1 1 N1 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 60-4 ; Glenn Maxwell (9), Sachin Baby (4)

Lockie Ferguson [2.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: FREE HIT, Maxwell fails to score.

Ball 6: A beamer, Sachin hits towards square leg for a single, NO BALL CALLED.
 
Ball 5: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Sachin baby collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Sachin Baby collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

 

8:29 PM

RCB vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 54-4

Over Summary: 0 1 0 0 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 54-4 ; Glenn Maxwell (7), Sachin Baby (1)

Prasidh Krishna [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Sachin Baby collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4:  DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

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First Published: Sep 20 2021 | 5:22 PM IST

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