IPL 2020, RCB vs KKR highlights: Bangalore beats Kolkata by 8 wickets
Siraj virtually killed the contest, running through the KKR top order in a stunning display of swing bowling
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Siraj virtually killed the contest, running through the KKR top order in a stunning display of swing bowling.
He ended with enviable figures of 4-2-8-3 and in the process emerged as the first bowler in the history of IPL to bowl two wicket- maiden overs.
After Siraj's furious display, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (2/15) stymied KKR's revival hopes as RCB restricted them to their second lowest total of 84 for eight.
In reply, RCB completed the formalities in 13.3 overs, securing their seventh win from 10 matches and moved up a place to second in the table with 14 points.
RCB vs KKR scorecard: RCB innings
|Devdutt Padikkal||run out (Cummins)||25||17||3||0|
|Aaron Finch||c Karthik b Ferguson||16||21||2||0|
|Gurkeerat Mann||not out||21||26||4||0|
|Virat Kohli||not out||18||17||2||0|
|Total: 85-2 in 13.3 Overs|
RCB lost their opener Aaron Finch (16) after the Powerplay overs with Lockie Ferguson striking in his first over.
Devdutt Padikkal (25) was run out as RCB lost two wickets in the same over.
But skipper Virat Kohli (18 not out) and Gurkeerat Singh (21 not out) ensured that there were no more hiccups. They sealed the win with 39 balls to spare.
RCB had secured a massive 82-run over KKR win in the first match between the two sides.
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RCB vs KKR scorecard: KKR innings
|Shubman Gill||c Morris b Saini||1||6||0||0|
|Rahul Tripathi||c de Villiers b Siraj||1||5||0||0|
|Nitish Rana||B Siraj||0||1||0||0|
|Tom Banton||c de Villiers b Siraj||10||8||1||1|
|Dinesh Karthik||lbw b Chahal||4||14||0||0|
|Eoin Morgan||c Gurkeerat b Sundar||30||34||3||1|
|Pat Cummins||c Padikkal b Chahal||4||17||0||0|
|Kuldeep Yadav||run out (Gurkeerat /Morris)||12||19||1||0|
|Lockie Ferguson||not out||19||16||1||0|
|Total: 84-8 in 20 Overs|
It was a forgettable day for KKR who capped a slew of dubious records that included registering the lowest score in a 20-over IPL innings without a team getting bowled out.
It was for the first time a team played four maiden overs in a T20 innings. They also scored their lowest Powerplay score of 17/4.
It was KKR's second-lowest total after their 67 all-out against Mumbai Indians in 2008.
Playing without Windies star players Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, KKR struggled to get going after electing to bat and it was all over for them after skipper Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Washington Sundar for 30.
It was a masterstroke from skipper Virat Kohli to include Siraj in place of spinner Shahbaz Nadeem keeping in mind a fresh strip.
Siraj began with a double wicket maiden over in which he dismissed opener Rahul Tripahi (1) and Nitish Rana (0) off successive deliveries.
He followed it up with another wicket-maiden over, getting rid of Tom Banton (10) in the process. His figures read an astonishing 2-1-0-3 at that time.
Tripathi nicked one straight back to AB de Villiers behind the stumps and in the next ball Siraj ran through the gates of Rana for a golden duck.
In his next over, he accounted for hard-hitting English batsman Tom Banton (10) with a scrambled seam delivery to cap the best ever opening two overs in the IPL.
In between, Navdeep Saini (1/23 from thee overs) dismissed the in-form opener Shubman Gill (1) after the young opener mis-timed a pull to be caught by Chris Morris as KKR looked in shambles with 14/4 inside four overs.
KKR had their most-experienced batsmen in Morgan and Karthik in the middle. But Chahal exposed latter's woes against leg-spin bowling as he trapped him leg before following a successful review.IPL 2020: RCB vs KKR full scorecard
RCB vs KKR playing 11
Kolkata Knight Riders has made two changes in its playing 11 bringing in Prasidh Krishan and Tom Banton while Royal Challengers has picked Mohammad Siraj over Shahbaz Ahmed.
RCB playing 11: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
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Bangalore beats Kolkata by 8 wickets
Royal Challengers Bangalore needs 31 runs in 66 balls
RCB live score after 9 Overs: 54-2
RCB live score after 8 Overs: 48-2
RCB live score after 7 Overs: 46-2; Finch, Devdutt departs
Lockie Ferguson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack
Virat Kohli, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Ball 2: An extra bounce and Finch edges to keeper, GONE. Finch c Karthik b Ferguson 16(21) [4s-2]
RCB live score after 6 Overs: 44-0; CRR: 7.33 REQ: 2.93
Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
Royal Challengers Bangalore needs 48 runs in 90 balls
RCB live score after 5 Overs: 37-0; CRR: 7.4 REQ: 3.2
RCB live score after 4 Overs: 28-0; CRR: 7 REQ: 3.56
RCB live score after 3 Overs: 15-0
Ball 1: DOT
RCB live score after 2 Overs: 8-0
Prasidh Krishna, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
Ball 2: Finch collects a single in front of mid-on.
RCB live score after 1 Overs: 4-0
Devdutt Padikkal and Finch at the crease. Devdutt Padikkal on strike. Cummins opens the attack
RCB needs 85 runs to win
KKR live score after 20 Overs: 84-8; Kuldeep runout
Chris Morris continues....
KKR live score after 19 Overs: 74-7
KKR live score after 18 Overs: 68-7
Chris Morris [2.0-1-3-0] is back into the attack
KKR live score after 17 Overs: 65-7
Yuzvendra Chahal [3.0-0-8-2] is back into the attack
KKR live score after 16 Overs: 58-7; Sundar gets Morgan
Washington Sundar continues...
KKR live score after 15 Overs: 52-6
Navdeep Saini [2.0-0-17-1] is back into the attack
First Published: Oct 21 2020 | 4:33 PM IST