IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened...

IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened...

Last Updated: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 23:40
  
IPL 2014: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore - As it happened...
Zee Media Bureau/ Suyash Srivastava

Kolkata: Robin Uthappa played yet another scintillating knock as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 30 runs in the 49th match of the Indian Premier League played at the Eden Gardens.

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Royal Challengers Bangalore

Over 20 || Score 165/5

Vinay Kumar to bowl the final over. Starc smashed the second ball past long-off for a boundary! Kolkata Knight Riders have won the match by 30 runs. After having a poor start to the series, this is their sixth consecutive win!

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Over 19 || Score 155/5

Umesh to bowl his final over. Fifth ball was overpitched and Rana played it over short fine leg for a boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 142/5

Vinay Kumar has been brought into the attack, Starc is the new man in. Rana hit the first ball straight to covers for no run. Rana followed it with a couple of runs. Rana got a top edge off the third ball which soared over short third man for a boundary! Rana hit the fourth ball back to the bowler, Vinay got his left hand to it, but couldn't hold on. Starc took a single off the fifth ball. Rana took a single off the last ball to keep the strike.

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Over 17 || Score 133/5

KKR need wickets and thus Narine will bowl his final over. AB took a single off the first ball. Yuvi attempted another big stroke off the second ball, but it went straight to Umesh Yadav at long-on, Yuvraj Singh is OUT! Sachin Rana is the new man in. AB hit the third ball towards wide of long-off for a single. Rana followed it with yet another single. AB scored a couple of runs off the fifth ball. AB attempted a big stroke off the last ball, missed the line and was bowled, AB de Villiers is OUT! That should be the match for KKR.

AB de Villiers b Narine 13 (13b)

Yuvraj Singh c Vinay Kumar b Narine 22 (12b)

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Over 16 || Score 128/3

90 needed from 30 balls, Umesh has been brought back into the attack. First ball was short and Yuvi smashed it over deep square leg for a Six! Second ball was aimed at the pads and it hit Yuvi's pads and went for four byes. Umesh came round the stumps and bowled once again on the pads, Yuvi handsomely flicked it once again over deep square leg for a Six! Umesh bowled a full wide delivery to Yuvi who guided it towards third man for a boundary! 22 runs from the over!

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Over 15 || Score 106/3

96 needed from 36, Morkel has been brought back into the attack. Yuvi hit the third ball back to the bowler and Morkel got his left hand to it, but dropped it at the last moment. Last delivery was bowled down the leg side and AB guided it past fine leg for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 100/3

Shakib to bowl his final over. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 93/3

Narine to bowl his third over. Third ball was short and wide, Kohli played a cut shot and Morkel took a good catch diving to his left from short third man, Virat Kohli is OUT! Yuvraj Singh is the new man in. Yuvi got off the mark with a single towards long-off. Narine bowled a sharp off-spinner to end the over, Takawale was bamboozled and bowled, Yogesh Takawale is OUT! Three runs from the over and two wickets for Narine. As usual, his mystery continues to trouble the best of the batsmen.

YV Takawale b Narine 45 (36b)

V Kohli c Morkel b Narine 38 (31b)

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Over 12 || Score 90/1

Shakib to continue. Third ball was a length delivery and Kohli whacked it high and long over deep midwicket for a Six! 11 runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 79/1

Narine to bowl his second over. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 72/1

Shakib to bowl his second over. Five runs from the over. After a brilliant innings with the bat, Shakib has been spot on with his line and length so far.

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Over 9 || Score 67/1

Vinay Kumar to continue. Kohli charged down the wicket off the first ball and smashed it past covers for a boundary! Third ball was full and wide and Takawale hammered it all the way over point for a Six! Fourth ball once again had width and Takawale once again played it past point for a boundary! 17 runs from the over. RCB need a few more overs like this one.

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Over 8 || Score 50/1

Shakib has been brought into the attack. Fou runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 46/1

Vinay Kumar introduced into the attack. Fourth ball was bowled full at the pads and Kohli pummeled it past midwicket for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 36/1

Sunil Narine has been brought into the attack. First ball was a big wide down the leg side and Takawale got some bat on it as it went all the way past fine leg for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 30/1

Morkel to bowl his third over. Second ball was overpitched and Takawale used the pace and smashed it straight down the ground for a boundary! Takawale skied the fourth ball high over covers where Manish Pandey and Ryan ten Doeschate both got under the ball and a collision converted it into a boundary! Morkel replied back with a quick bouncer and Takawale once again used the pace and dispatched it over the keeper's head for another boundary! 13 runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 17/1

Umesh to continue. Fifth ball was a length delivery and Kohli launched it straight down the ground for a boundary! Takawale will have to score some boundaries to take some pressure off his skipper.

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Over 3 || Score 9/1

Virat Kohli is the new man in, Morkel to continue. Kohli got off the mark with a single towards square leg. Just two runs from the over. Poor start from RCB.

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Over 2 || Score 7/1

Umesh Yadav to bowl from the other end. Fifth ball was a short delivery and Gayle pulled it past midwicket for his first boundary! Umesh followed it with a sharp inswinger and it hit Gayle on the pads, and the umpire has raised his finger, Chris Gayle is OUT! A forgettable series for Gayle continues. Six runs from the over.

CH Gayle lbw b UT Yadav 6 (9b)

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Over 1 || Score 1/0

Morne Morkel to bowl the first over. Good start from Morkel, just one from the first over.

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Kolkata Knight Riders innings:
Over 20 || Score 195/4

Starc to bowl the final over. Uthappa hit the first ball towards extra-cover and came back for the second run to get back on strike. Uthappa got a bottom edge off the second ball and scored a single towards fine leg. A bye scored off the third ball. Uthappa worked the fourth ball back to the bowler, no runs scored. Fifth ball was full oustide off-stump, Uthappa hit it over covers and Chahal's effort went in vain as the ball went for another boundary! Last ball was a full-toss and Uthappa smashed it straight down the ground for another boundary! 12 runs from the over and Uthappa has played another blinder! What an incredible tournament he has had so far!

Robin Uthappa 83* (51b) Ryan Ten Doeschate 6* (3b)

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Over 19 || Score 183/4

Nechim to bowl the penultimate over. Shakib shuffled on the off-side off the fourth ball, Nechim bowled a straight delivery which hit the stumps, Shakib Al Hasan is OUT! Ryan ten Doeshcate is the next man in. He hit the first ball straight towards point, Uthappa wanted the single and he was way outside the crease at the non-striker's end when Nechim missed an easy run-out chance! Last ball was a length delivery and Doeschate hammered it over wide of long-on for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

Shakib Al Hasan b Ahmed 60 (38b)

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Over 18 || Score 175/3

Dinda to bowl his final over. First delivery had width on offer and Shakib drove that past covers for a boundary which also brought his fifth off just 31 balls! It has been a brilliant innings from the Bangladeshi star all-rounder. Shakib made room for himself off the second ball and pummelled it past point for another boundary! Dinda bowled a length ball to end his spell and Uthappa elegantly timed it past covers for yet another boundary! 16 runs from the over.

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Over 17 || Score 159/3

Starc to bowl his third over. Starch bowled a length ball outside the off-stump to end the over and Uthappa cleverly played it fine over covers for a boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 150/3

Nechim to bowl his third over. First ball had width on offer and Uthappa timed it well past point for a boundary! Nine runs from the over and if these two bat till 20 overs, KKR for sure will cross the 200-run mark.

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Over 15 || Score 141/3

Chahal to bowl his final over. Shakib powerfully hit the first ball straight down the ground for a boundary! Shakib unleashed his slog-sweep off the second ball and clobbered it over deep midwicket for a Six! Shakib once again charged down the wicket off the fourth ball and hammered it over deep midwicket once again for a Six! Chahal offered width off the last ball and Shakib played another slog-sweep over deep midwicket for his third Six of the over! 24 runs from the over and Shakib has now totally changed the complexion of this match!

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Over 14 || Score 117/3

Dinda to bowl his third over. Just six runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 111/3

Chahal to bowl his third over. Shakib charged down the wicket off the fifth ball and dispatched it over the bowler's head for a boundary! Six runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 105/3

Nechim to bowl his second over. First ball was a length delivery and Shakib slapped it past midwicket for a boundary! Fifth ball had room on offer and Uthappa played it late past third man for a boundary! Uthappa edges past Glenn Maxwell as the leading run-scorer in IPL 7! What a tournament is he having! The Indian selectors would surely be watching his innings closely. Ten runs from the over.

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Over 11 || Score 95/3

Murali to bowl his second over. Fourth ball was wayward down the leg side and Uthappa swept it past fine leg for another boundary! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 86/3

Chahal to bowl his second over. Uthappa charged down the wicket off the second ball and he launched it straight down the ground for a Six! Uthappa successfully played a reverse-sweep off the last ball and played it fine past third man for a boundary! 13 runs from the over. Uthappa has once again been brilliant!

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Over 9 || Score 73/3

Yuvi to bowl his second over. Uthappa made some room for himself off the first ball and hit it over extra-cover for a boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 63/3

Yuzvendra Chahal has been brought into the attack. First ball was a low full-toss and Uthappa smashed it over the bowler's head for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 55/2

Yuvraj Singh has been brought into the attack. Second ball was full and wide and Pathan launched it high over long-off for a Six! Pathan pushed the last ball on the off-side, and went for a single, and even though he dived, when the bails were removed, his bat was in the air, Yusuf Pathan is OUT! Ten runs from the over.

YK Pathan run out 22 (13b)

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Over 6 || Score 45/2

Spin introduced, Muttiah Muralitharan will bowl his first over. Fourth ball was a length delivery and Pathan hammered it over deep fine leg for a Six! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 35/2

Abu Nechim has been brought into the attack. Second ball was aimed at Pathan's pads and he smashed it over midwicket for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 28/2

Dinda to continue. Fourth delivery had awkward bounce and Pandey hit it straight to Starc at third man, Manish Pandey is OUT! Six runs from the over.

MK Pandey c Starc b Dinda 13 (12b)

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Over 3 || Score 22/1

Starc to continue. It was proving to be a good over untill Starc bowled a length ball and Pandey flicked it past midwicket for another boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 15/0

Ashok Dinda to bowl from the other end. Third ball had width on offer and Pandey played it between point and cover for a boundary! Last ball was bowled down the leg side and Pandey flicked it past fine leg for another boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 5/1

Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa to open for KKR, Mitchell Starc will bowl the first over. Second ball was aimed at Gambhir's pads and he flicked it past square leg for a boundary! Manish Pandey is the new man in. Five runs from the first over.

G Gambhir c Takawale b Starc 4 (4b)

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TOSS: Virat Kohli won the toss for RCB and they have opted to bowl first in Kolkata.

RCB have brought back Ashok Dinda for Varun Aaron. Out of form, glovesman Parthiv Patel will make way for Yogesh Takawale.

For KKR, Morne Morkel is in for Pat Cummins, while Vinay Kumar replaced Piyush Chawla.

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A win away from clinching an IPL playoff berth, the high-flying Kolkata Knight Riders would look to complete the formalities against a beleaguered Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The Knight Riders have shown glimpses of their form in the triumphant 2012 season when they enjoyed their largest winning run of six matches, a record they would look to emulate after notching a high five with an eight-wicket win over Chennai Super Kings.

For Bangalore, Chris Gayle and Parthiv Patel have looked out of form and in their match against Hyderabad, they had a woefully slow start scoring just 48 runs from the first 10 overs. Gayle scored 14 from 20 balls, while Yuvraj Singh was equally sloppy in a 25-ball 21, something that took the match away from them.

Bangalore can, however, count on Virat Kohli`s return to form after the captain scored his first half century this season to lift their total to 160/6 against Sunrisers Hyderabad. This being an afternoon start, both teams would be wary of the severe heat wave prevailing in this part for about a month now.

First Published: Thursday, May 22, 2014, 23:40


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Team P W L RR Points
Kings XI Punjab 14 11 3 0.968 22
Kolkata Knight Riders 14 9 5 0.418 18
Chennai Super Kings 14 9 5 0.385 18
Mumbai Indians 14 7 7 0.095 14
Rajasthan Royals 14 7 7 0.06 14
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