Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

Live Summary, Match 10, Indian Premier League, 2021, April 18, 2021
KKR 166/8 (20)
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs
RCB 204/4 (20)
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CRR: 10.2
Commentary :
19.6 : Earlier in the day, a brilliant innings by Glenn Maxwell and a powerful finish by the one and only AB de Villiers powered Bangalore to a massive score of 204. Kolkata started off well with the ball but had no answers to the batting of Maxwell and AB de Villiers. In the end, the score of 204 turned out to be too big for them and they lost by 38 runs. No prizes for guessing the MAN OF THE MATCH, it is the one and only AB de Villiers.
Brilliant bowling from Bangalore. Kyle Jamieson was expensive but picked up three wickets. Mohammed Siraj was economical and so were their spinners. Harshal Patel continued his great form in this game and picked up Andre Russell in the last over. They never let the game slip away from them, as they picked up wickets at regular intervals. 
Kolkata were poor with the bat. Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana and Rahul Tripathi got starts but none of them could convert them into a big score, and they lost wickets at regular intervals. Skipper Morgan and Shakib Al Hasan too got going but the target was too big for them and fell at the wrong time. In the end, Andre Russell played some big shots but couldn't chase the massive target down.
Great performance by Bangalore! They have outplayed Kolkata in all departments and win by 38 runs. Kolkata never looked comfortable while chasing such a huge total on a tricky wicket.
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Harshal Patel to Harbhajan Singh, There it is! Bangalore win 3 games in a row! Length ball, outside off. Harbhajan Singh miscues his pull to square leg for one. BANGALORE WIN BY 38 runs!
19.5 : Harshal Patel to Varun Chakaravarthy, Full ball, outside off. Drilled down to mid off for one.
19.4 : Harshal Patel to Harbhajan Singh, Slower ball, outside off. Harbhajan Singh doesn't pick it and chips it towards long on for one.
19.3 : Harshal Patel to Varun Chakaravarthy, Shorter ball, on off. Pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one.
19.2 : Harshal Patel to Varun Chakaravarthy, Yorker, on the stumps. Varun Chakaravarthy defends it.
Varun Chakaravarthy is in now.
19.1 : Harshal Patel to bowl the final over. He has 43 to defend.
Harshal Patel to Andre Russell, OUT! BOWLED! Full ball, outside off. Andre Russell goes for the drive but drags it back onto the stumps. Harshal Patel continues to impress in Chennai.
18.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, Just one from the 19th over! Full toss, on the stumps. Russell miscues his slog and gets it down to long on for one.
18.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, 5 dots in the 19th over, that too against Andre Russell! Short ball, on the stumps. Andre Russell ducks under it.
18.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, Dot again! Full and fast yorker, outside off. Russell digs it out to cover.
0.0 : Who will come out to bat? Harbhajan Singh it is. Mohammed Siraj to bowl.
18.3 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, Another dot! Yorker outside off. Andre Russell can only dig it out.
18.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, Well bowled! Full and fast outside off. All that Andre Russell can do is hit it to sweeper cover.
18.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Andre Russell, Full ball, outside off. Russell looks to drive but gets outside edge to third man. Doesn't take the single.
17.6w : Kyle Jamieson to Pat Cummins, OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! Kyle Jamieson has his revenge! Length ball, outside off. Cummins looks to trash it through the off side but only gets an edge to AB de Villiers. 44 needed from 12.
17.56 : Kyle Jamieson to Pat Cummins, SIX! Ho ho! That was smashed! Slower length ball, on off. Cummins picks it early and smokes it way over long on. Much needed 6 for Kolkata.
17.4 : Who will come out now? Pat Cummins is the new man. He is no mug with the bat.
Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT! BOWLED! Kyle Jamieson is pumped! He sees Shakib Al Hasan move across the line and bowls a full one on the stumps. Shakib Al Hasan fails to get any bat on it and has his furniture shattered. 50 needed in 14. 
17.3 : Kyle Jamieson to Andre Russell, Full ball, on the stumps. Drilled down to long on for one.
Kyle Jamieson to Andre Russell, Slower bouncer, outside off. Andre Russell misses his cut and the umpire deems this as a wide. Kyle Jamieson and Virat Kohli don't think it is a wide.
17.26 : Kyle Jamieson to Andre Russell, SIX! Dre Russ has arrived and the Kolkata dug-out looks happy! Slower ball, in the slot. Andre Russell picks it early and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence.
17.1 : Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, Slower length ball, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan drags it to long on for one.
16.6 : Kyle Jamieson is into the attack now. Can he deliver for his team?
Yuzvendra Chahal to Shakib Al Hasan, Flatter ball, outside off. Punched down to sweeper cover for one. 20 from the over. 59 needed in 18.
16.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Andre Russell, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to sweeper cover for one.
16.44 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Andre Russell, FOUR! Chahal is under the pressure and Virat Kohli is not impressed with this ball! Short and wide again, Andre Russell cuts it past sweeper cover and gets a boundary.
16.34 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Andre Russell, FOUR! And again! Through the gap! Short and wide outside off, Andre Russell cuts it past point for a boundary. 14 from 3 balls so far.
16.24 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Andre Russell, FOUR! This is gonna be very important over in the game! Loopy ball, on the stumps. Andre Russell sweeps it wide of the diving deep mid-wicket fielder and gets four.
16.16 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Andre Russell, SIX! Poor ball and punished! Starts with a short ball, on the stumps. Andre Russell rocks back and nails it over deep mid-wicket for a maximum.
15.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal is into the attack.
Harshal Patel to Andre Russell, Yes, he does! Low full toss, on the stumps. Andre Russell hits it to deep mid-wicket one the bounce and takes one. 79 needed in 24.
15.5 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed down to long off. Can he finish it well here?
15.4 : Harshal Patel to Andre Russell, Slower length ball, on a length outside off. Russell gets the inner half down to long on for one.
15.3 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Fuller ball, on the stumps. Punched down to long on for one.
15.2 : Harshal Patel to Andre Russell, Slower length ball, on the stumps. Russell miscues it wide of long on for a couple.
15.1 : Harshal Patel to Andre Russell, Length ball, on the stumps. Defended back to the bowler.
14.6 : STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Bangalore are bowling well here. They have dismissed Morgan but they done well to keep it tight. On the other hand, Kolkata need some big shots from Russell and Shakib Al Hasan to get close to Bangalore's total.
Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, Well bowled! Shakib Al Hasan wanted to lap this again but Kyle Jamieson bowls a full one, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan looks to run it down to third man but fails to connect. 84 needed in 5 overs.
14.54 : Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, FOUR! Well played and that is a valuable boundary! Length ball, on off. Shakib Al Hasan gets across the line and laps it over the keeper and to the ropes.
14.4 : Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, Well bowled! Slower bouncer, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan comes down the track and pulls hard at it but fails to connect.
14.3 : Kyle Jamieson to Andre Russell, Shorter ball, outside off. Russell looks to cut it but bottom edges it to short third man for one.
14.2 : Kyle Jamieson to Andre Russell, Slower length ball, outside off. Pushed to point for nothing.
0.0 : Bowling change! Kyle Jamieson is back on. 2-0-20-1 for him so far.
14.1 : Kyle Jamieson to Shakib Al Hasan, Full ball, outside off. Drilled down to sweeper cover for one.
13.6 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Length ball, on off. Shakib hits it on the up to long off for one.
13.4 : Who will come out now? Andre Russell it is.
13.5 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Full ball, on off. Defended back to the bowler.
13.4w : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, OUT! TAKEN! Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal will be very happy now! Slower ball, outside off. Morgan doesn't pick it early and ends it chipping it to Virat Kohli at extra cover. He takes an easy catch. 91 needed in 38 now.
13.3 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Full ball, on the pads. Clipped down to deep square leg for one.
13.2 : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, Dropped! Actually, this one lands right between two fielders! Full ball, outside off. Morgan looks to go through the leg side but gets a top edge towards fine leg. Mohammed Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal run for it but both abort in the end. One run taken.
13.1 : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball, outside off. Morgan is through with his slog early and misses.
12.6 : Glenn Maxwell to Shakib Al Hasan, Fuller ball, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan comes down the track and misses his drive. AB de Villiers fails to collect the ball as it was away from him.
12.5 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, Short ball, outside off. Pushed wide of long off for one.
12.46 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, SIX! He's hit that very well! Shorter ball, on the stumps. Morgan goes deep and nails it deep over mid-wicket.
12.3 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, Flatter ball, on the stumps. Defended by Morgan.
12.2 : Glenn Maxwell to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter ball, on middle. Shakib chips it to long on for one.
12.16 : Glenn Maxwell to Shakib Al Hasan, SIX! Cracking shot! Tossed up, outside off. Shakib Al Hasan hits it through the line over long off for a maximum.
11.6 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Yorker on off, Al Hasan digs it out towards point for a single.
11.5 : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, Morgan drives it through mid on for a run.
11.4 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Length delivery on middle, Al Hasan flicks it through square leg for a single.
11.3 : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball, on off. Tapped away to point for one.
11.2 : Harshal Patel to Eoin Morgan, Length ball, wide outside off. Morgan stabs it to covers. Dot ball.
0.0 : Harshal Patel is into the attack.
11.1 : Harshal Patel to Shakib Al Hasan, Slower ball, on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan clips it down to fine leg for one.
10.6 : Glenn Maxwell to Shakib Al Hasan, Shorter ball, on the pads. Shakib Al Hasan hits it to deep square leg for one.
10.5 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, Full, on off. Pushed to long off for one.
10.4 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, Full ball, outside off. Morgan looks to reverse sweep but the extra bit of bounce means that he is beaten. AB de Villiers sticks his left hand out to collect it.
10.36 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Pumped! Tossed up, in the slot. Morgan gets under it and smokes it over long on for a maximum.
10.2 : Glenn Maxwell to Shakib Al Hasan, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Shakib Al Hasan gets down the track but gets the inside edge towards square leg for one.
0.0 : Glenn Maxwell is into the attack.
10.1 : Glenn Maxwell to Eoin Morgan, Full ball, outside off. Pushed down to long off for one.
9.6 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, Short delivery on middle, Morgan pulls it through mid-wicket for a run.
9.5 : Washington Sundar to Shakib Al Hasan, On middle, Al Hasan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
9.4 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, Full delivery on off, Morgan pushes it through mid off for a run.
9.34 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Floated delivery on leg, Morgan looks to play the reverse sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards fine leg for a boundary.
9.2 : Washington Sundar to Shakib Al Hasan, Tossed up delivery on off, Al Hasan comes down the track and drives it through mid off for a single.
9.1 : Washington Sundar to Shakib Al Hasan, Flighted delivery on off, Shakib pushes it to covers.
8.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Eoin Morgan, Dot to finish an excellent over! Loopy ball, on the pads. Morgan defends.
8.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Shakib Al Hasan, Almost had him there! Loopy ball, on off. Shakib Al Hasan tries to drive it through the off side, but ends up chipping it just over the leaping Yuzvendra Chahal. One run taken as the ball rolls to long on.
8.3 : Shakib Al Hasan is the new batsman in.
8.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Shakib Al Hasan, Beaten! What a delivery! Googly again, on middle and off. Shakib Al Hasan looks to defend but the ball zips past the outside edge.
8.3w : Yuzvendra Chahal to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! LBW! The googly from Chahal does the trick! This lands on a length, on off. Karthik has a huge gap between bat and pad and the ball hits the pad. Umpire raises his finger immediately as this looked dead straight. Dinesh Karthik knows he's gone and doesn't review it. 131 needed in 69.
8.2 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Dinesh Karthik, Full, on off. Defended.
8.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Eoin Morgan, Fuller ball, outside off. Morgan gets the edge down to short third man while looking to reverse sweep it.
7.6 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, A touch shorter this time, on off. Morgan clips it down to long on for one.
0.0 : Strategic Time-Out! Bangalore got Tripathi on the last ball of the Powerplay and they will be the happier side. The plan from Kolkata seems to be clear - take on the pacers. Gill started well but perished to Kyle Jamieson. Tripathi was looking very dangerous but fell at the wrong time for Kolkata. They have lost a couple of wickets but haven't let the required run rate get out of reach. An interesting period of play awaits us. Yuzvendra Chahal to bowl now and Eoin Morgan comes out to bat.
7.5 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed back to the bowler.
7.4 : Washington Sundar to Dinesh Karthik, A touch shorter this time. Karthik hangs back and punches it to long on for one.
7.3 : Washington Sundar to Dinesh Karthik, Tossed up, outside off. Karthik gets the outside edge to point.
7.2 : Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, Loopy ball, on the stumps. Morgan gets the inside edge towards mid-wicket. AB de Villiers chases it and the batters take one.
7.1 : Washington Sundar to Dinesh Karthik, Loopy delivery on off, Karthik punches it through covers for a single.
Washington Sundar to Eoin Morgan, WIDE! Down the leg side, Morgan looks to flick but misses it. It goes towards the keeper where AB de Villiers fails to stop it. The batsmen take a single.
Dinesh Karthik is the new man in.
6.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, Morgan flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.
6.5w : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! Chahal gets his first wicket and it is a massive one! Flighted delivery on middle, Rana plays a slog sweep over mid-wicket but does not get the distance on it. It goes towards deep mid-wicket where Padikkal takes a comfortable catch.
6.44 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, FOUR! Lovely shot! Floated delivery on leg, Rana plays a paddle scoop over the keeper towards fine leg for a boundary.
6.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Short delivery on off, Rana cuts it to point.
6.24 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, FOUR! Deft touch! Tossed up delivery on off, Rana looks to guide but gets an outside edge. It goes past first slip towards third man for a boundary.
6.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Eoin Morgan, Googly on middle, Morgan sweeps it through square leg for a single.
5.6w : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! CAUGHT! Massive wicket for Banaglore! Sundar gets his first wicket! Flighted ball on middle, Tripathi looks to play the slog sweep but gets a top edge. It goes towards square leg where Siraj takes a good catch. BANGALORE ARE 57/2 AT THE END OF THE POWERPLAY!
5.5 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, On the pads, Tripathi looks to flick but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
5.44 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! That is smashed! Short delivery on middle, Tripathi pulls it over square leg for a boundary. He is threatening to take the game away from Bangalore.
5.3 : Washington Sundar to Nitish Rana, Loopy delivery on off, Rana punches it towards point where the fielder does well to stop it. The batsmen take a single.
5.26 : Washington Sundar to Nitish Rana, SIX! That is hammered! Floated delivery on middle, Rana comes down the track and lofts it over long on for a maximum. Into the second tier. Phew, that was powerfully struck. 50 up for Kolkata!
5.1 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, Flighted delivery on middle, Tripathi sweeps it towards mid-wicket for a single.
4.6 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, Yorker on middle, Tripathi digs it out towards mid on for a single.
4.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, Slower delivery on off, Tripathi comes down the track and hits it back towards the bowler.
4.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, Good length delivery on off, Tripathi gets a bottom edge on this one. It goes safely towards the keeper.
4.34 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Lovely shot! Length ball on middle, Tripathi lofts it over mid on for a boundary.
0.0 : Just one over for Yuzvendra Chahal. Mohammed Siraj will bowl now. He went for 7 in his first over.
4.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, Full delivery on off, Tripathi drives it to mid off.
4.14 : Mohammed Siraj to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Nice improvisation! Length delivery on middle, Tripathi plays a paddle scoop past short fine leg for a boundary. Tripathi is starting to get a move on against the pacers here. Fearless shot.
3.6 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, On middle, Tripathi flicks it through mid-wicket for a run.
3.5 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, Down the leg side, Tripathi looks to pull but gets hit on the pads.
3.4 : Washington Sundar to Nitish Rana, Floated ball on middle, Rana sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.
3.3 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, Flighted delivery on off, Tripathi drives it to covers and goes for a single. The fielder goes for a direct hit at the bowler's end but misses it.
0.0 : Bowling change! Spin from both ends as Washington Sundar will bowl now. 
3.2 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, Floated delivery on middle, Tripathi sweeps it to short fine leg.
3.14 : Washington Sundar to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Welcome to the attack says the in-form Tripathi! Nicely played! Tossed up delivery on off, Tripathi lofts it over mid off for a boundary.
2.6 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Tossed up delivery on middle, Rana defends it towards the leg side.
2.5 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, On middle, Tripathi pushes it through mid on for a single.
2.4 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, Short delivery on off, Tripathi punches it to covers.
2.3 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, Flighted delivery on leg, Tripathi looks to sweep but misses it and gets hit on the pads.
2.2 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Rahul Tripathi, Tossed up delivery on middle, Tripathi looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads.
2.1 : Yuzvendra Chahal to Nitish Rana, Flighted delivery on middle, Rana sweeps it through square leg for a single.
Yuzvendra Chahal is now into the attack.
1.64 : Kyle Jamieson to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Off the mark in style! Nice shot! Full on middle, Tripathi drives it through covers for a boundary. 20 runs and a wicket from the over!
1.5 : Rahul Tripathi comes at number 3.
Kyle Jamieson to Shubman Gill, OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent catch by Christian! Kyle Jamieson is pumped! Full delivery on middle, Gill lofts it uppishly towards mid on where Christian dives to his right and takes a very good catch. Gill was looking good but has perished in an anti-climatic manner.
1.46 : Kyle Jamieson to Shubman Gill, SIX! Gill is on fire! Short delivery outside off, Gill lofts it over point for a maximum.
1.36 : Kyle Jamieson to Shubman Gill, SIX! That is hammered! Short delivery on middle, Gill pulls it over mid-wicket for a maximum. Excellent hitting.
1.2 : Kyle Jamieson to Shubman Gill, Back of a length on off, Gill pushes it back towards the bowler.
1.14 : Kyle Jamieson to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Excellent shot! Short delivery outside off, Gill comes down the track and smashes it through covers for a boundary.
0.6 : Who will share the new ball? Kyle Jamieson it is.
Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Length ball, outside off. Gill short-arm jabs it wide of mid on for one.
0.5 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Full ball, on off. Gill covers his stumps and pushes it to mid on.
0.4 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, A touch fuller this time, closer to off stump. Pushed down to mid off for nothing.
0.34 : Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark! Short of a length, outside off. Gill thrashes this past covers and gets a boundary.
Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, Length ball, down the leg side. Perfect ball for Rana but not for Gill. Wide given.
0.2 : Mohammed Siraj to Nitish Rana, Off the mark! Fuller ball, on the stumps. Tapped away to point for one.
0.1 : Mohammed Siraj to Nitish Rana, Length ball, outside off. Rana comes down but misses his cut shot.