IPL 2019 Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders Latest Cricket Score And Updates Match 17: Hello and welcome to the latest score updates of the crucial match at M Chinnaswamy. More than the Kolkata franchise, Bangalore needs to win this game badly. They have played four and won none, whereas Kolkata has played three, won two.
The rivalry between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders is one made in heaven! Dominated by many records, it has come a long way since the very first match of the first season of IPL 2008. Who can forget that one?
Brendon McCullum’s 158*, followed by KKR bowling RCB out for 82, the stage was set for the rivalry to grow with time. Both teams had a very similar fate during season 1 with KKR finishing 6th and RCB finishing 7th at the points table.
But over the years things have changed. KKR won the IPL twice (2012, 2014), and the battle between the two sides gave viewers more memories with every game. Let’s take you through some of those records that had people talking and defines RCB vs KKR as one of the matches to watch out for.
It is over KKR win with five balls to spare and by five wickets. Russell makes it another night for fans to remember.
11:36 IST: SIX, length ball and Russell does not need a second invitation. Consecutive SIX, length bowling gets the treatment. Another hattrick of sixes. FOUR, this time. KKR running away with it. KKR: 205/5 in 19 overs Kolkata need 1 run in 6 balls.
11:32 IST: Russell has to be the one to do it. WIDE, Siraj is looking to keep it away from the big man. SIX, and it is a no-ball. It slipped out of Siraj’s hand. He is being taken off. It’s a free-hit. Sheer power, another SIX, it is a tennis shot. Hattrick of SIXES. WIDE, just the over Kolkata needed. KKR: 176/5 in 18 overs Kolkata need 30 runs in 12 balls.
11:23 IST: Russell on strike and there is a huge cheer around Chinnaswamy. Russell needs to come firing if Kolkata needs to win. SIX, DK hits it, just what the doctor ordered for. OUT of the last ball, Chal catches it near the boundary. KKR: 153/5 in 17 overs Kolkata need 53 runs in 18 balls
11:18 IST: Rana OUT. He was trying to go for it in the process fails. He scored 37 of 23 balls. Is there another wicket, umpire gives Karthik Out. Karthik takes DRS. Karthik survives as the ball was going on top of the stumps and missing it. KKR: 140/4 in 16 overs Kolkata need 71 runs in 24 balls
11:02 IST: The asking rate is climbing. A nice little period for Bangalore. Great over for Bangalore, three off the over. KKR: 114/3 in 13 overs Kolkata need 92 runs in 42 balls
10:53 IST: Rana is trying but failing to cash in on the left arm spin of Negi. BOWLED, Lynn is gone. Negi is getting the ball to turn square. Negi, playing his first game could hold the aces in the game. KKR: 111/3 in 12 overs
10:42 IST: Negi is brought in and he is getting the ball to turn. Bangalore need to break this partnership. Negi builds pressure and removes Uthappa OUT. Three dot balls and Uthappa tried to make something from nothing in the process falls. KKR: 94/2 in 10 overs
10:35 IST: SIX, juicy full toss, Lynn puts it away and guess what, it is a no-ball and a free-hit. Only a single of the free hit. FOUR, that is sublime from Robin. Was not really a half-volley, he plays it on the up and finds the gap. Kolkata are on course. 19 from the over a big one for Kolkata. KKR: 92/1 in 9 overs
10:32 IST: Chahal continues, Kolkata cannot take the leg off the accelerator. KKR: 73/1 in 8 overs
10:28 IST: FOUR, Robin uses the pace of the ball and plays it backward of point to pick a boundary. FOUR more, again it is the bowler’s pace that has aided Robin. Nine of the over. KKR: 68/1 in 7 overs
10:22 IST: Chahal comes in the powerplay. This is interesting. It has been a queit over, only two of the first four balls. Oh, he connected that alright, SIX. KKR: 59/1 in 6 overs
10:34 IST: Lynn is struggling with his timing and that has been his undoing in this league thus far. FOUR and FOUR, the moment he connects it goes. FOUR, classy from Uthappa. KKR: 51/1 in 5 overs
10:28 IST: The boundaries have dried up. Kolkata needs to be sensible about this run chase. FOUR, that should get some momentum back. Seven off the over. KKR: 38/1 in 4 overs
10:12 IST: Southee continues. Bangalore pulling things back after a breathtaking start from Kolkata. Direct-hit looks 50-50, Not Out, a big relief for Kolkata. KKR: 31/1 in 3 overs
10:05 IST: Saini will share the new ball with Southee. FOUR, streaky, but does not matter from a Kolkata point of view. 2000 T20 runs for Narine. Two runs and a free. FOUR again, Kolkata off to the start they were after. OUT. KKR: 28/1 in 2 overs
Just the start they were after in a 206 chase.
9:45 IST: We are ready for the chase. Lynn and Narine for Kolkata are ready. Bangalore already have a man out at the cover boundary in the offside. There is a plan in place it seems. It was a skier and a difficult chance that goes down. FOUR, first boundary, did not try to hit it too hard, just helped it round the corner. Big over. KKR: 17 in 1 over
It will be a stiff chase and start will be the key to it. Partnerships would also be needed to get to the huge total.
9:27 IST: Can Kolkata keep Bangalore under 200? Ali comes in as Krishna continues. Just a single, four more balls to go. FOUR, Stoinis has broken the shackles, it was a full toss asking to be hit. SIX, a big one. 18 of the last over. RCB: 205/3 in 20 over
9:25 IST: Two dot balls. Good start from Narine. Two for ABD. OUT, ABD has gone for 32-ball 63. Will this make a massive difference? RCB: 187/3 in 19 over
9:22 IST: OUT, Kohli is gone. Stoinis comes in to join ABD. FOUR, an edge that goes all the way. He did not pick it. RCB: 181/2 in 18 over
9:18 IST: SIX, Kohli is racing to a ton. FOUR, Kohli is just picking his spots now. Kohli is in his 80s. SIX, ABD ends the over with a maximum. RCB: 172/1 in 17 over
9:10 IST: It is a treat for fans to watch their favourite cricketers in action together. The two are looking to hit every ball out of the park and rightly so. Things are getting difficult for Kolkata. 50 up for ABD. RCB: 153/1 in 16 over
Kohli and ABD look set to get Bangalore to a massive total. Anything below 210, Kolkata would feel they are lucky.
8:54 IST: FOUR, ABD plays a short ball in front of the wicket. He cuts and picks up a couple, the outfield is slow. Four more, same shot. Narine has been short this over and has paid for it. RCB: 108/1 in 13 over
8:50 IST: DROPPED, ABD gets a life, will he make Kolkata pay? Six runs of the over. RCB: 96/1 in 12 over
8:46 IST: Kohli now has 2000 runs as an opener in IPL. FOUR, De Villiers gets his first and makes it look ridiculously easy. 50 up for Kohli. RCB: 90/1 in 11 over
8:43 IST: FOUR, Kohli swivels and pulls it, gets a fine tickle and that is good enough. Kuldeep is giving the ball decent air which indicates he is looking for wickets. ABD seems to be taking his time which is alright. RCB: 78/1 in 10 over
8:38 IST: Chawla is looking a different bowler now that Kolkata has got a wicket. The body language has changed. Five singles of the over. RCB: 69/1 in 9 over
8:32 IST: Nitish Rana in the attack. Fans would remember him picking Kohli, De Villiers of consecutive balls. OUT, as we speak, Parthiv went trying an adventurous shot. RCB: 64/1 in 8 over
IPL victims of Nitish Rana (5 wkts)
AB de Villiers
8:28 IST: Kuldeep comes into bowl his first over of the night. Seven of the over, not bad. RCB: 60/0 in 7 over
8:25 IST: Bangalore have got the start and now they need to push on and set a huge total. They have been dictating terms today. Four from the over. RCB: 53/0 in 6 over
8:20 IST: Chawla continues, and it looks like 200 is on the cards. FOUR, Parthiv joins the party. RCB: 49/0 in 5 over
8:15 IST: FOUR, there are no fielders in the ground when Kohli is batting, he is timing the ball beautifully. Kohli Joins Raina, Becomes Second Indian to 8000 T20 Runs. He is dealing in boundaries at the moment. RCB: 41/0 in 4 over
8:12 IST: Narine comes in and Parthiv welcomes him with a FOUR. RCB: 28/0 in 3 over
8:06 IST: Spin in form of Chawala straightaway. FOUR, deft from Kohli. RCB: 19/0 in 2 over
8:00 IST: WE. ARE. SET. Prasidh Krishna round the wicket to Parthiv. FOUR, Parthiv puts a short ball away with control. FOUR, glorious from Kohli, no stopping him. FOUR, back to back boundaries. RCB: 13/0 in 1 over
7:52 IST: This is a big game for Bangalore and they would hope their big guns Virat and AB de Villiers come good.
7:32 IST: KKR win the toss, opt to bowl.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath(w), Pawan Negi, Tim Southee, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna
7:25 IST: Both the captains are making their way to the middle for the all-important. It is a 175+ wicket, but given the ammunition and firepower the two sides possess, even a 200+ cannot be written off.
7:15 IST: Kolkata has won the last four games against Bangalore. Will RCB make changes for a change of fortune?
7:00 IST: The toss will take place in half an hour. It is expected to be a high-scoring encounter as both teams possess the firepower.
Kolkata Knight Riders (From): Nikhil Naik, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Sandeep Warrier, Harry Gurney, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa
Royal Challengers Bangalore (From): Virat Kohli(c), Parthiv Patel, AB de Villiers, Shimron Hetmyer, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Akshdeep Nath(w), Umesh Yadav, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal, Mohammed Siraj, Devdutt Padikkal, Heinrich Klaasen, Himmat Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Milind Kumar, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Prayas Barman, Kulwant Khejroliya, Tim Southee, Nathan Coulter-Nile