Match 31: KKR Vs RCB
On Monday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by nine wickets at Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi in Match 31 of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021).
Shubman Gill (48) and Debutant Venkatesh Iyer (41 not out) stitched 82 runs for the initial wicket as KKR came to 94 for 1 in only 10 overs, pursuing a small chase of 93 for a triumph.
RCB were bowled out for 92 after opting to bat, with Varun Chakravarthy claiming three wickets for 13 runs. The mystery spinner came close to a hat-trick, dismissing Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga, and Sachin Baby in four overs and returning with figures of 3/13.
KS Bharat and Devdutt Padikkal scored 31 runs for the second wicket, but Lockie Ferguson sent the left-hander to the dugout on the penultimate delivery of the powerplay, ending the partnership. In a disappointing effort in skipper Virat Kohli’s 200th game for RCB, Devdutt Padikkal was the leading run-scorer with 22 runs.
With a double-wicket over, Andre Russell joined the wicket-taking party. In the ninth over, the West Indian had KS Bharat caught in the deep and then the prized scalp of AB de Villiers, unsettling the wood and reducing RCB to 51/4.
Prasidh Krishna, bowling the day’s second over, handed RCB a major blow when he trapped Virat Kohli in front of the wicket with his fourth ball, which jagged in and hit him above the knee roll.
Match:KKR vs RCB, 31st Match, Indian Premier League 2021
Date:Monday, September 20, 2021
Toss:Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opt to bat
Venue:Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Umpires:Chris Gaffaney, Sundaram Ravi
Third Umpire:Virender Sharma
Match Referee:Vengalil Narayan Kutty
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad:
Playing:Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Bench:Shivam Mavi, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad:
Playing:Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat (wk), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
Bench:Rajat Patidar, Shahbaz Ahmed, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS
(RUN RATE: 4.84)
|Virat Kohli||lbw Prasidh Krishna||5||4||125||1||0|
|Devdutt Padikkal||c Dinesh Karthik b Lockie Ferguson||22||20||110||3||0|
|K.S Bharat||c Shubman Gill b Andre Russell||16||19||84.21||1||0|
|Glenn Maxwell||b Varun Chakaravarthy||10||17||58.82||0||0|
|AB de Villiers||b Andre Russell||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sachin Baby||c Nitish Rana b Varun Chakaravarthy||7||17||41.17||0||0|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||lbw Varun Chakaravarthy||0||1||0||0||0|
|Kyle Jamieson||run out (Varun Chakaravarthy)||4||12||33.33||0||0|
|Harshal Patel||b Lockie Ferguson||12||10||120||2||0|
|Mohammed Siraj||c Varun Chakaravarthy b Andre Russell||8||10||80||1||0|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||NOT OUT||2||6||33.33||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 3, w 1, b 0, lb 2, pen 0)||6|
|TOTAL||(All out; 19 overs)||92|
FALL OF WICKETS
1-10 (Kohli, 1.4 ov) ,2-41 (Padikkal, 5.6 ov) ,3-51 (Bharat, 8.1 ov) ,4-52 (de Villiers, 8.4 ov) ,5-63 (Maxwell, 11.4 ov) ,6-63 (Hasaranga, 11.5 ov) ,7-66 (Baby, 13.4 ov) ,8-76 (Jamieson, 15.3 ov) ,9-83 (Patel, 16.3 ov) ,10-92 (Siraj, 18.6 ov)
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS INNINGS
(RUN RATE: 9.40)
|Shubman Gill||c Mohammed Siraj b Yuzvendra Chahal||48||34||141.17||6||1|
|Venkatesh Iyer||NOT OUT||41||27||151.85||7||1|
|Andre Russell||NOT OUT||0||0||0||0||0|
|EXTRAS||(nb 1, w 4, b 0, lb 0, pen 0)||5|
|TOTAL||(1 wickets; 10 overs)||94|
DID NOT BAT:
Nitish Rana ,Rahul Tripathi ,Eoin Morgan ,Dinesh Karthik ,Sunil Narine ,Lockie Ferguson ,Varun Chakaravarthy ,Prasidh Krishna
FALL OF WICKETS
1-82 (Gill, 9.1 ov)