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

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

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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.
 

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.

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

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]

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.

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.

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.

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]

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

RCB vs KKR live score after 20 Overs: 138-7 | Christian gets RUNOUT

Over Summary: 1 N1 4 0 W1 Wd 2 B1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 138-7  ; Harshal Patel (8), George Garton (0)

Shivam Mavi continues...

Ball 6: ONE BYES TAKEN.

Ball 5: Harshal hits towards cow corner for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Ferguson paddles towards square leg for a single bit Christian gets RUNOUT while taking the second one.
 
Ball 3:  A loopy full toss and Harshal misses it completely, follows by a loud appeal. Umpire raises the finger, Harshal takes the REVIEW, there is a spike and he survives. DOT

Ball 2: FREE HIT, Harshal Patel carves the low full toss towards deep point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Christian hits towards long-on for a single. Third umpire calls it NO BALL.
 
Ball 1: Harshal Patel, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards long-off for a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 19 Overs: 126-6 | Ferguson scalps Shahbaz

Over Summary: 0 4 1 1 1 W  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 126-6  ; Shahbaz Ahmed (13), Daniel Christian (8)

Lockie Ferguson [3.0-0-23-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shahbaz knocks the low full toss high in the air and Mavi completes the catch. Shahbaz Ahmed c Shivam Mavi b Ferguson 13(14) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5: A single for Christian towards short fine leg.
 
Ball 4: Shahbaz hits towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 3: Christian drives towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 2: Christian goes inside out over extra cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Ferguson beats Christian outside off, DOT.

RCB vs KKR live score after 18 Overs: 119-5

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 2  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 119-5  ; Shahbaz Ahmed (12), Daniel Christian (2)

Shivam Mavi [2.0-0-19-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shahbaz digs out the yorker towards deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Christian punches towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: Shahbaz hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: Christian hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Shahbaz hits towards sweeper cover for a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 17 Overs: 113-5 | Narine scalps Maxwell

Over Summary: 1 0 0 W 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 113-5  ; Shahbaz Ahmed (8), Daniel Christian (0)

Narine continues...

Ball 6: Shahbaz collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Shahbaz gets an leading edge to mid-off for no run.

Daniel Christian, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Maxwell goes a big slog but manages only a top edge and Ferguson completes the catch at short third man. Maxwell c Ferguson b Narine 15(18) [4s-1]
 
Ball 3: Maxwell hits towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 2: Maxwell tries to play a reverse sweep, misses the ball completely.
 
Ball 1: Shahbaz sweeps towards cow corner and Shubman Gill drops a SITTER. A single taken.

RCB vs KKR live score after 16 Overs: 111-4

Over Summary: 0 0 0 1 0 2  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 111-4  ; Shahbaz Ahmed (6), Glenn Maxwell (15)

Chakaravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Maxwell cuts towards deep point for a couple of runs. TIME OUT
 
Ball 5: Maxwell hits towards extra cover for NO RUN.
 
Ball 4: Shahbaz collects a single towards mid-wicket pocket
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

RCB vs KKR live score after 15 Overs: 108-4 | Narine scalps de Villiers

Over Summary: 2 W Wd 4 1 0 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 108-4  ; Shahbaz Ahmed (5), Glenn Maxwell (13)

Narine continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Shahbaz works towards mid-on for a single.

Ball 3: Shahbaz edges through first slip for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Shahbaz Ahmed, left handed bat, comes to the crease and Narine bowls a WIDE down the leg side.
 
Ball 2: Narine takes the second big wicket for KKR as he castles AB de Villiers. de Villiers b Narine 11(9) [4s-1]
 
Ball 1: de Villiers collects a couple of runs.

RCB vs KKR live score after 14 Overs: 100-3

Over Summary: 1 1 1 2 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100-3  ; AB de Villiers (9), Glenn Maxwell (13)

Varun Chakaravarthy [2.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack and concedes six runs, including a double to de Villiers.

RCB vs KKR live score after 13 Overs: 94-3 | Narine castles Kohli

Over Summary: 1 W 1 1 0 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 94-3  ; AB de Villiers (5), Glenn Maxwell (11)

Sunil Narine [1.0-0-4-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: AB de Villiers cuts through backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 3: AB de Villiers, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Kohli tries to play a slog sweep but misses the ball completely, BOWLED. Kohli b Narine 39(33) [4s-5]
  
Ball 1: Maxwell collects a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 12 Overs: 87-2

Over Summary: Wd L1 0 1 1 0 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 87-2  ; Virat Kohli (39), Glenn Maxwell (9)

Lockie Ferguson [2.0-0-16-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Kohli uses his wrists and hits over mid-wicket for FOUR

Ball 5: Kohli advances down the wicket and tries to hit the ball over covers but misses. DOT
 
Ball 4: Maxwell works towards deep fine leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Kohli hits towards deep backward square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Kohli tucks towards mid-wicket for no run.
 
Ball 1: ONE LEG BYES
 
Ball 1: WIDE down the leg side.

RCB vs KKR live score after 11 Overs: 79-2

Over Summary: 1 1 4 1 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 79-2  ; Virat Kohli (34), Glenn Maxwell (8)

Shakib Al Hasan continues...

Ball 6: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Maxwell collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Maxwell unleashes reverse sweep over backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: Maxwell collects a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 10 Overs: 70-2 | Narine scalps Bharat

Over Summary: 1 1 1 W 1 0  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 70-2  ; Virat Kohli (32), Glenn Maxwell (1)

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Glenn Maxwell, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 4: Bharat goes for biggie but holed out to long-off, GONE. Srikar Bharat c Venkatesh Iyer b Narine 9(16)
 
Ball 3: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Bharat collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli collects a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 9 Overs: 66-1

Over Summary: 0 1 1 0 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 66-1  ; Virat Kohli (30), Srikar Bharat (8)

Shakib Al Hasan continues and concedes four singles.

RCB vs KKR live score after 8 Overs: 62-1

Over Summary: 1 1 L1 1 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 62-1  ; Virat Kohli (28), Srikar Bharat (6)

Chakaravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Bharat works towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Kohli tries to play slog sweep but manages only a thick inside edge to square leg for a single.
 
Ball 3: Bharat comes down the wicket and goes for a biggie but misses and so does wicket-keeper Karthik. ONE BYES TAKEN
 
Ball 2: Kohli drives towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 1: Bharat collects a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 7 Overs: 57-1

Over Summary: 1 1 0 1 0 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 57-1  ; Virat Kohli (26), Srikar Bharat (4)

Shakib Al Hasan [1.0-0-7-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Bharat hits towards long-off for a single.
 
Ball 5: Bharat gets an leading edge towards extra cover for no run.
 
Ball 4: Kohli hits towards long-on for a single.
 
Ball 3: There is a runout call against Kohli but the RCB captain survives as he made diving effort. DOT
 
Ball 2: Bharat chips towards mid-on for a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli drives towards extra cover for a single, thanks to a miss-field.

RCB vs KKR live score after 6 Overs: 53-1 | Ferguson castles Padikkal

Over Summary: W 0 1 1 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 53-1  ; Virat Kohli (24), Srikar Bharat (2)

Ball 6: Kohli punches towards sweeper cover for a single. TIMEOUT.
 
Ball 5: Bharat collects a single towards cover-point region.
 
Ball 4: Kohli tucks towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 3: Bharat worls towards deep square leg for a single.
 
Ball 2: Srikar Bharat, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks on front foot.
 
Ball 1: Ferguson continues around the wicket to Padikkal, who goes for a slog but manages only an inside edge onto the stumps, BOWLED. Padikkal b Ferguson 21(18) [4s-2]
 

RCB vs KKR live score after 5 Overs: 49-0

Over Summary: 4 1 L4 Wd 1 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 49-0  ; Virat Kohli (22), Devdutt Padikkal (21)

Shivam Mavi [1.0-0-10-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Padikkal pushes towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 5: Kohli collects a single towards cover region.

Ball 4: Padikkal hits towards mid-off for a single.
 
Ball 4: WIDE down the leg side
 
Ball 3: FOUR LEG BYES
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Kohli hits the ball over extra cover for FOUR.

RCB vs KKR live score after 4 Overs: 36-0

Over Summary: 4 0 1 1 4 2  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 36-0  ; Virat Kohli (16), Devdutt Padikkal (19)

Lockie Ferguson, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Padikkal collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 5: Padikkal smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Padikkal collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Padikkal guides the ball over short third man for FOUR.

RCB vs KKR live score after 3 Overs: 24-0

Over Summary: 1 1 2 1 1 1  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 24-0  ; Virat Kohli (15), Devdutt Padikkal (8)

Varun Chakaravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Padikkal hits wde of mid-off fielder for a single.
 
Ball 5: Kohli works towards square leg for a single.
 
Ball 4: Padikkal collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Padikkal collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Padikkal collects a single.

RCB vs KKR live score after 2 Overs: 17-0

Over Summary: 0 0 1 0 0 N4 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 17-0  ; Virat Kohli (13), Devdutt Padikkal (3)

Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: FREE HIT, A wide juicy full toss and Kohli carves it over backward point for FOUR.

Ball 6: Virat Kohli plays an extended cover drive over the infield for FOUR. Third umpire calls NO BALL.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Padikkal collects a single
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

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

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 4  ; Royal Challengers Bangalore: 7-0  ; Virat Kohli (5), Devdutt Padikkal (2)

Padikkal and Kohli are at the crease. Padikkal is on strike. Shakib will open the attack

Ball 6: Virat Kohli sweeps towards deep square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Padikkal collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Kohli collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Padikkal hits towards long-on for a single.

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IPL 2021, Eliminator 1, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders LIVE

hello and welcome to the live coverage of IPL 2021, Eliminator, to be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at Sharjah Cricket Ground.



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