KKR vs RCB IPL Score: Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave a good start to KKR in 93 runs chase.© BCCI/IPL
After winning the toss and opting to bat first Royal Challengers (RCB) posted runs after their first innings against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in their first match of the UAE-leg of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Shiekh Zayed Stadium. All the RCB batsmen failed to perform as earlier KKR pacers and then mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy didn’t let the batters to fire. Chakravarthy ended his four overs with the figures of 3/13, Russell also got three wickets and, apart from them Lokie Ferguson, got two wickets and Prasidh Krishna got one wicket. Now all eyes are on KKR batsmen on how they will go in this low chase. (LIVE SCORECARD)
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) IPL 2021 Match 31 Live Cricket Updates And Score From Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR, to long-off. Inside out and nicely played by Gill.
Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR, to long-off. Good start of the over.
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
Hasaranga to Iyer, FOUR, to long off. Good shot and he is proving the point of being sent as a opener.
Jamieson to Gill, FOUR, to long on. Stepped out and got the result with his timing.
Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR, What a shot that was from Iyer to deep extra cover. Brilliantly placed to the gap.
Siraj to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR, cracking shot from the debutant to square of the wicket
Ventakesh Opening For KKR!
Not Nitish Rana, it’s debutant Venkatesh Iyer opening along with Subhman Gill for KKR.
Dot Ball To Start!
Dot ball from Mohammad Siraj to start the second innings.
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.
Krishna to Siraj, FOUR, cuts to third man.
RCB 89/9 in 18 overs. Can they go past 100-run mark?
RCB Nine Down!
Ninth wicket down for RCB, Ferguson bowled Harshal Patel.
Harshal Patel b Ferguson 12(10) (4s-2)
Ferguson to Harshal Patel, FOUR to the third man. RCB need more boundaries now!!! Every run is important for them.
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
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)
Much Needed Boundary!
Narine to Harshal Patel, FOUR, to third man. Much needed boundary for RCB.
Third Wicket For Chakravarthy!
Chakravarthy to Sachin Baby, OUT, good catch by by Nitish Rana. Third wicket for Chakravarthy.
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.
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)
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)
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
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.
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)
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 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.
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
Ferguson to Devdutt Padikkal, FOUR, What a shot to backward point. RCB making most of the final few balls in the powerplay overs.
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.
Another free hit and this time Padikkal made no mistake, pushed the ball to the fine leg for a boundary.
Back To Back No Balls!
Krishna to Bharat, no ball again, 1 run. Free hit still on the next ball.
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.
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.
Krishna to Kohli, FOUR, to deep extra cover. Beautifully placed and found gap as well.
Prasidh Krishna Comes In To Attack!
Prasidh Krishna comes in to bowl from the other end.
Good Start By Chakravarthy!
Good over from Chakravarthy, just four runs.
RCB 4/0 after 1st over.
Single From 1st Ball!
Chakravarthy to Kohli, pushed to the mid wicket and it was a single from the first ball.
Players In The Middle!
Players are in the middle Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal are in the middle. Spinner Varun Chakravarthy got the ball for Kolkata Knight Riders.
Virat Kohli Leads The Table Of Most IPL Matches For A Team!
Most matches for a team in the Indian Premier League-
200 Virat Kohli- Royal Challengers Bangalore *
182 MS Dhoni- Chennai Super Kings
172 Suresh Raina – ChennaI Super Kings
172 Kieron Pollard- Mumbai Indians
162 Rohit Sharma- Mumbai Indians
KKR Playing XI: Venkatesh Iyer Makes His IPL Debut!
Kolkata Knight Riders have one debutant today vs RCB as all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer is making his IPL debut.
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
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