IPL 2021 Highlights, KKR vs RCB: Bowlers, Openers Shine As Kolkata Knight Riders Thrash Royal Challengers Bangalore By 9 Wickets

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KKR vs RCB: Varun Chakravarthy guided KKR to a comfortable 9-wicket win vs RCB.© BCCI/IPL


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a comfortable 10-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their first match of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021. With this win, KKR rose to the fifth spot in the points table with three wins and six points off their 8 games this season. RCB are still at third place in the points tally and looking good to qualify this year with six more games in their hand. Varun Chakravarthy and Andre Russell were the stars from Eoin Morgan-led KKR side with their 3 wickets ineach that helped their side to restrict batting heavy RCB to a total of 92 runs in the first innings. Later Shubman Gill and debutant Venkatesh Iyer who came in to open for KKR started dominating the chase right from the first over. (SCORECARD)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2021 Match 31 Highlights From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi







  • 22:21 (IST)

    KKR Win By 9 Wickets!

    Back to back boundaries for KKR and they won the game by 9 wickets. Shubman Gill missed out his fifty just by 2 runs but his opening mate and the debutant Venkatesh Iyer held the crease till the end.

  • 22:18 (IST)

    Gill Out!

    Chahal to Gill, OUT, easy catch for Mohammed Siraj. Shubman Gill departs after scoring 48 runs. RCB got first breakthrough but it’s too late now.

    Shubman Gill c Siraj b Chahal 48(34) (4s-6 6s-1)

  • 22:12 (IST)

  • 22:09 (IST)

    KKR Nearing Victory!

    Cracking SIX from Shubman Gill, stepped up and picked the googly from Hasaranga. KKR nearing the victory line.

    KKR 68/0, need 25 runs to win

  • 22:02 (IST)

    KKR Need 37 Runs From 14 Overs To Win!

    KKR need 37 runs from 86 balls to win the match vs RCB. Till now openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer dominated the RCB bowlers and they are looking to complete a low chase soon to boost up their net run-rate as well.

    KKR 56/0 after 6 overs

  • 21:56 (IST)

    Another FOUR!

    Chahal to Gill, FOUR, sweeps to deep square leg. KKR batters want to end the game early.

    KKR 49/0

  • 21:55 (IST)

    KKR In Dominating Position!

    After the fifth over KKR have 45 runs on the board with a SIX off the last ball of the Kyle Jamieson’s over.

    KKR 45/0 after 5 overs

  • 21:52 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR, to long-off. Inside out and nicely played by Gill.

  • 21:50 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR, to long-off. Good start of the over.

  • 21:48 (IST)

    Good Start From KKR!

    KKR off to a good start as Shubman Gill and debutant Venkatesh Iyer are going strong in a low chase of 93 runs. RCB need wickets to be in the game.

    KKR 29/0 after 4 overs

  • 21:48 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Hasaranga to Iyer, FOUR, to long off. Good shot and he is proving the point of being sent as a opener.

  • 21:35 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Jamieson to Gill, FOUR, to long on. Stepped out and got the result with his timing.

  • 21:32 (IST)

    Another FOUR!

    Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR, What a shot that was from Iyer to deep extra cover. Brilliantly placed to the gap.

  • 21:31 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR, cracking shot from the debutant to square of the wicket

  • 21:31 (IST)

    Ventakesh Opening For KKR!

    Not Nitish Rana, it’s debutant Venkatesh Iyer opening along with Subhman Gill for KKR.

    KKR 2/0

  • 21:29 (IST)

    Dot Ball To Start!

    Dot ball from Mohammad Siraj to start the second innings.

  • 21:15 (IST)

    RCB 92 All Out!

    Russell to Siraj, OUT, caught by captain Eoin Morgan. Third wicket for Andre Russell.

    RCB all out for 92 runs.

    KKR need 93 runs to win.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    BOUNDARY!

    Krishna to Siraj, FOUR, cuts to third man.

    RCB 89/9 in 18 overs. Can they go past 100-run mark?

  • 21:02 (IST)

    RCB Nine Down!

    Ninth wicket down for RCB, Ferguson bowled Harshal Patel.

    Harshal Patel b Ferguson 12(10) (4s-2)

  • 21:01 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ferguson to Harshal Patel, FOUR to the third man. RCB need more boundaries now!!! Every run is important for them.

  • 21:00 (IST)

    Brilliant Spell From Chakravarthy!

    End of a brilliant spell from Varun Chakravarthy.

    Three wickets and he conceded just 13 runs in his four overs quota.

    RCB 79/8 after 16 overs

  • 20:58 (IST)

    RUN OUT!

    Chakravarthy to Harshal, looks like a run out and yes the review clearly shows Varun got his hands on the ball as it drills down the pitch to the non-striker’s end. 

    Jamieson run out (Chakravarthy) 4(12)

  • 20:53 (IST)

    Much Needed Boundary!

    Narine to Harshal Patel, FOUR, to third man. Much needed boundary for RCB.

    RCB 73/7

  • 20:50 (IST)

    Third Wicket For Chakravarthy!

    Chakravarthy to Sachin Baby, OUT, good catch by by Nitish Rana. Third wicket for Chakravarthy.

  • 20:41 (IST)

    Chakravarthy With His Mystery Spin!

    Varun Chakravarthy bowled with tight line and length till now and took two wicket of Glenn Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga today. The mystery spinner is also part of the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE. The way he bowled till now clearly showed he is packed with confidence after being selected in the national side for the marque event starting next month.

    RCB 64/6

  • 20:39 (IST)

    TWO in TWO for Chakravarthy!

    Chakravarthy to Hasaranga, OUT LBW!!

    Debutant Hasaranga got out on a duck. KKR are on top now.

    Hasaranga lbw b Chakravarthy 0(1)

  • 20:37 (IST)

    Maxwell OUT!

    Chakravarthy to Maxwell, OUT BOWLED!! Maxwell was looking for a big shot but missed the line completely. RCB are five wickets down now.

    Maxwell b Chakravarthy 10(17)

  • 20:33 (IST)

    RCB 60/4 in 11 overs!

    Ferguson to Maxwell, dot ball on the from the free-hit. How often we see a dot ball on free-hit!! Excellent yorker from Ferguson

    RCB 60/4 after 11 overs

  • 20:28 (IST)

    All Eyes On Maxwell!

    RCB are at 54/4 after 10 overs. As of now they lost Kohli, ABD, Padikkal, Bharat and now their this year’s most crucial investment Glenn Maxwell has a lot to do along with Sachin Baby who is playing for the first time in IPL since 2017.

  • 20:20 (IST)

    ABD Gone For A Duck!

    Russell to de Villiers, OUT Bowled. Big wicket for KKR.

    ABD gone a duck!!!!

    AB de Villiers b Russell 0(1)

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Third WICKET!

    Russell to Bharat, OUT caught by Shubman Gill. Third wicket goes down for RCB.

    Srikar Bharat c Gill b Russell 16(19) (4s-1)

    RCB 51/3

  • 20:12 (IST)

    Decent Start!

    RCB are trusting their first half batting order only there’s is change in Number 3 where KS Bharat is batting today. Glenn Maxwell came in at No. 4 while it looks like ABD will continue at No.5.

    RCB 51/2 after 8 overs.

  • 20:04 (IST)

    Padikkal OUT!

    Feguson to Padikkal, OUT, caught behind by Dinesh Karthik on the last ball of the powerplay. 

    Padikkal c Karthik b Ferguson 22(20) (4s-3)

    RCB 41/2 after 6 overs

  • 20:01 (IST)

    Another FOUR!

    Ferguson to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR, What a shot to backward point. RCB making most of the final few balls in the powerplay overs.

  • 20:00 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Narine to Bharat, FOUR, inside out and played nicely to deep extra covers. Bharat is proving why he was promoted ahead of ABD and Maxwell.

  • 19:54 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Another free hit and this time Padikkal made no mistake, pushed the ball to the fine leg for a boundary.

  • 19:53 (IST)

    Back To Back No Balls!

    Krishna to Bharat, no ball again, 1 run. Free hit still on the next ball.

  • 19:50 (IST)

    No AB, No Maxwell At No. 3!

    Not AB de Villiers, not Glenn Maxwell at No.3 for RCB yet again. In the first half in India they went with Rajat Patidar for Number 3 also Shabhaz Ahmed in few matches but here they sent debutant KS Bharat in the middle. Bharat was the part of the Indian Test side last month in England and that confidence of sharing the dressing room with senior players of the national set up might have helped the youngster.

    RCB 20/1

  • 19:46 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Ferguson to Padikkal, FOUR, to long on. Picked up the length early and the youngster is continuing from where he left in the first half.

  • 19:41 (IST)

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