Kolkata Knight Riders 5-203 ( 20.0 ) overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 4-213 ( 20.0 ) overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 10 runs
Toss - Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
Batsmens
R
B
4S
6S
SR
0
0
0
0
0
85
46
9
5
184.78
Bowler
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
32
1
8.00
Man of the Match
Virat Kohli
Commentry
In over# 20
Runs : 13 Bowler: Moeen Ali Wickets : 1
Over 20. 13 runs. Bowler: Moeen Ali. Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-203(rr 10.15)
19.6
6
SIX! Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana. Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. RCB were made to sweat but they have just about held on at Eden Gardens after a sensational display of hitting from Andre Russell and Nitish Rana. KKR fell just 10 runs short of the massive target, paying the price for their sluggish start but pushing the visitors right until the end. Moeen Ali had to be cool and collected at the death, coming on to bowl for the first time and defending 24 runs after his earlier swashbuckling batting had sparked RCB into life. Virat Kohli's fifth IPL century was a masterclass in strokeplay and meant KKR were always slightly behind the game. We've been treated to some outstanding entertainment tonight, let's hope for more of the same tomorrow when we have a double-header to look forward to.
19.5
W
OUT! Run Out. Moeen Ali to Andre Russell. Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket, fielded by Kohli, by Ali. Moeen is going to be the hero for RCB here, Russell gives up running the single despite it going all the way into the deep. Lazy running but he knows the match is lost.
19.4
.
Moeen Ali to Andre Russell. Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
19.3
6
SIX! Moeen Ali to Andre Russell. Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Oh yes, six more for Dre Russ. Can Moeen hold his nerve?
19.2
1
Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana. Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
19.1
.
Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana. Off break half volley, to leg moves in front sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
In over# 19
Runs : 19 Bowler: Marcus Stoinis Wickets : 0
Over 19. 19 runs. Bowler: Marcus Stoinis. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-190(rr 10.00)
18.6
6
SIX! Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Half volley, to leg on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. This over started so well for Stoinis but it has ended in disaster. 24 runs needed from the last, what a crazy match this has been.
18.5
6
SIX! Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Length ball, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. After the previous short ball, Russell knew this one would be fuller. Once it hit the bat it was always going to disappear.
18.4
6
SIX! Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot pulling, well timed in the air under control over deep mid wicket for 6 runs. Walloped hard and flat, Russell was waiting for that bouncer and got it right out of the screws.
18.3
.
Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Short, outside off stump ducked Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
18.2
.
Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Full toss, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
18.2
1
Wide Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Yorker, down leg side no foot movement Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
18.1
.
Marcus Stoinis to Andre Russell. Yorker, down leg side Deep in crease shoulders arms, hit pad to fine leg for no runs, fielded by Steyn.
In over# 18
Runs : 18 Bowler: Dale Steyn Wickets : 0
Over 18. 18 runs. Bowler: Dale Steyn. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-171(rr 9.50)
17.6
4
FOUR! Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control past deep extra cover for 4 runs.
17.5
.
Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Length ball, outside off stump moves in front Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
17.4
6
SIX! Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Off cutter half volley, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Another one, sixes are raining down regularly in Kolkata. This would be a miracle if the hosts could pull this off.
17.3
2
Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Length ball, off stump Deep in crease driving, to deep extra cover for 2 runs, fielded by Negi.
17.2
6
SIX! Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs. Even Steyn can't stem the flow of sixes, this is really getting out of hand. Rana is playing a gem of an innings.
17.1
.
Dale Steyn to Nitish Rana. Slower ball half volley, outside off stump moves in front driving, to extra cover for no runs, fielded by Ali.
In over# 17
Runs : 18 Bowler: Mohammed Siraj Wickets : 0
Over 17. 15 runs. Bowler: Mohammed Siraj. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-153(rr 9.00)
16.6
1
APPEAL! Mohammed Siraj to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, down leg side Deep in crease pulling, mis-timed to mid off for 1 run, direct hit by Steyn, appeal made for Run Out. Sharp work by Steyn but Russell is home by an inch or two.
16.5
1
Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Off cutter length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease pulling, to long on for 1 run, fielded by Steyn.
16.4
.
Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Slower length ball, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
16.4
1
Wide Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Slower length ball, wide outside off stump on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
16.3
6
SIX! Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over deep extra cover for 6 runs. Oh my word, that is absolutely massive. Unbelievable striking by the big Jamaican. RCB are bottling this.
16.2
4
FOUR! Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Back of a length, outside off stump on the back foot cutting, well timed past deep backward point for 4 runs. Bang, the fielders don't even move because the ball is at the rope in the blink of an eye. Russell is bossing this.
16.2
4
Wide Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell. Short, wide outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for 1 run, fielded by Patel.
16.1
1
Mohammed Siraj to Nitish Rana. Length ball, to leg Deep in crease driving, to mid off for 1 run, shy attempt by Steyn.
In over# 16
Runs : 17 Bowler: Navdeep Saini Wickets : 0
Over 16. 17 runs. Bowler: Navdeep Saini. Kolkata Knight Riders: 4-138(rr 8.62)
15.6
.
Navdeep Saini to Andre Russell. Short, outside off stump on the back foot Leave, Left to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
15.5
1
Navdeep Saini to Nitish Rana. Length ball, off stump Deep in crease Slog, in the air under control to deep mid wicket for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
15.4
6
SIX! Navdeep Saini to Nitish Rana. Full toss, outside off stump Deep in crease Slog, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Six more, the bowlers are losing the plot as this devastating onslaught brings nerves into the equation. What a climax we have on our hands.
15.3
6
SIX! Navdeep Saini to Nitish Rana. Off cutter back of a length, to leg Deep in crease pulling, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs. Rana goes to fifty in explosive style. KKR are right in this contest, something that was unthinkable not long ago.
15.2
.
Navdeep Saini to Nitish Rana. Back of a length, down leg side on the back foot cutting, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
15.1
4
FOUR! Navdeep Saini to Nitish Rana. Length ball, middle stump Deep in crease driving, well timed in the air under control past long on for 4 runs. Bludgeoned to the rope, RCB under the pump as this partnership begins to take control.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 5-203 ( 20.0 ) overs
Royal Challengers Bangalore 4-213 ( 20.0 ) overs
Toss - Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
Royal Challengers Bangalore win by 10 runs
RR : 0
CRR : 10.15
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
P Patel

c: Rana b: Narine

11
11
2
100
V Kohli

c: Gill b: Gurney

100
58
9
172.41
A Nath

c: Uthappa b: Russell

13
15
0
86.67
M Ali

c: Krishna b: Yadav

66
28
5
235.71
M Stoinis

not out

17
8
2
212.5
Not bat : Heinrich Klaasen,Pawan Negi,Dale Steyn,Navdeep Saini,Mohammed Siraj,Yuzvendra Chahal
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
42
1
10.50
4.0
0
32
1
8.00
4.0
0
52
0
13.00
3.0
0
17
1
5.67
4.0
0
59
1
14.75
1.0
0
10
0
10.00
Batsmen
R
B
4S
SR
C Lynn

c: Kohli b: Steyn

1
2
0
50
S Narine

c: Patel b: Saini

18
16
4
112.5
S Gill

c: Kohli b: Steyn

9
11
1
81.82
R Uthappa

c: Negi b: Stoinis

9
20
1
45
N Rana

not out

85
46
9
184.78
A Russell

run out (Kohli)

65
25
2
260
Not bat : Dinesh Karthik,Piyush Chawla,Kuldeep Yadav,Prasidh Krishna,Harry Gurney
Bowlers
O
M
R
W
Econ
4.0
0
40
2
10.00
4.0
0
31
1
7.75
4.0
0
38
0
9.50
4.0
0
32
1
8.00
3.0
0
45
0
15.00
1.0
0
13
0
13.00
Sunil Narine

Sunil Narine ( Bowler )

Sunil Narine ( Bowler )

Nitish Rana

Nitish Rana ( N/A )

Nitish Rana ( N/A )

Robin Uthappa

Robin Uthappa ( N/A )

Robin Uthappa ( N/A )

Dinesh Karthik (c/wk)

Dinesh Karthik (c/wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Dinesh Karthik (c/wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Shubman Gill

Shubman Gill ( N/A )

Shubman Gill ( N/A )

Andre Russell

Andre Russell ( All Rounder )

Andre Russell ( All Rounder )

Piyush Chawla

Piyush Chawla ( N/A )

Piyush Chawla ( N/A )

Kuldeep Yadav

Kuldeep Yadav ( Bowler )

Kuldeep Yadav ( Bowler )

Prasidh Krishna

Prasidh Krishna ( N/A )

Prasidh Krishna ( N/A )

Harry Gurney

Harry Gurney ( Bowler )

Harry Gurney ( Bowler )

Parthiv Patel (wk)

Parthiv Patel (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Parthiv Patel (wk) ( Wicket Keeper )

Virat Kohli (c)

Virat Kohli (c) ( Batsman )

Virat Kohli (c) ( Batsman )

Heinrich Klaasen

Heinrich Klaasen ( Wicket Keeper )

Heinrich Klaasen ( Wicket Keeper )

Marcus Stoinis

Marcus Stoinis ( All Rounder )

Marcus Stoinis ( All Rounder )

Moeen Ali

Moeen Ali ( Batsman )

Moeen Ali ( Batsman )

Akshdeep Nath

Akshdeep Nath ( N/A )

Akshdeep Nath ( N/A )

Pawan Negi

Pawan Negi ( Bowler )

Pawan Negi ( Bowler )

Dale Steyn

Dale Steyn ( Bowler )

Dale Steyn ( Bowler )

Navdeep Saini

Navdeep Saini ( N/A )

Navdeep Saini ( N/A )

Mohammed Siraj

Mohammed Siraj ( Bowler )

Mohammed Siraj ( Bowler )

Yuzvendra Chahal

Yuzvendra Chahal ( Bowler )

Yuzvendra Chahal ( Bowler )

Parthiv Patel

11 (11)

17(20)

Virat Kohli

6 (9)

Virat Kohli

27 (18)

40(33)

Akshdeep Nath

13 (15)

Virat Kohli

22 (15)

88(43)

Moeen Ali

66 (28)

Virat Kohli

45 (16)

62(24)

Marcus Stoinis

17 (8)

Chris Lynn

1 (2)

2(6)

Sunil Narine

1 (4)

Sunil Narine

17 (12)

18(17)

Shubman Gill

1 (5)

Shubman Gill

8 (6)

9(7)

Robin Uthappa

1 (1)

Robin Uthappa

8 (19)

39(41)

Nitish Rana

31 (22)

Nitish Rana

48 (23)

113(48)

Andre Russell

65 (25)

Nitish Rana

6 (1)

6(1)

Dinesh Karthik

0 (0)