Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Indian Premier League 2020 Match 28: In Pics

Zee Media Bureau | Oct 12, 2020, 23:43 PM IST

Match Summary: RCB thrash KKR by 82 runs

A brilliant bowling performance and de Villiers knock of 73* earlier powered RCB to a huge 82-run win over KKR. Washington Sundar and Chris Morris picked-up two wickets each while all other bowlers racked-up atleast one. 

AB de Villiers was awarded the man of the match award for his rapid-fire knock early on which set the tone for his side's victory.

RCB thus reached the third position on the points table with 5 wins from their 7 games. 

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A magnificent bowling performance powers RCB to huge 82-run win over KKR

After the damage done by Chahal and Sundar in the middle overs, the pressure of the run-rate was a tad too much for the KKR batsmen to handle. The big names like Karthik, Morgan, Russell and others all failed to get going. RCB skipper Virat Kohli used six bowlers and all of them returned with atleast a wicket each and bowled some great spells.

It was a complete all-round show from RCB which resulted in KKR's thrashing in the game. 

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Yuzvendra Chahal turns the screws on KKR batsmen

Yuzvendra Chahal bowled a miserly spell of 4-0-12-1. To give away just 12 runs from his four overs on the short ground at Sharjah was a testament to Chahal's mastery over his craft. He also picked-up the crucial wicket of Dinesh Karthik. No batsmen had the answers againt Chahal's wily leg-breaks. 

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Washington Sundar bowls a brilliant spell - Gives advantage to RCB

Washington Sundar continued his brilliance with the ball as he returned wonderful figures of 4-0-20-2. KKR batsmen could do nothing against the wily spin of Sundar and the pressure mounted on them. RCB's spin twins bowled a miserly spell in the middle overs to turn the tides in their favor. 

The KKR batsmen folded up quickly against the RCB spin duo of Sundar and Chahal. With the run-rate of mounting, KKR firepower in the form of Karthik, Morgan and Russell all disappointed.

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Navdeep Saini gives opening breakthrough to RCB

RCB were given the early breakthrough when Navdeep Saini bowled debutant Tom Banton with a 148 kph yorker. Banton could only come up with 8 runs in his opening innings in the IPL. It was advantage RCB at that point with the score reading 23/1 from 4 overs. 

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Innings Summary: RCB score 194/2 against KKR

De Villiers 73* of 33 balls was the highlight of the innings, He was given good company by skipper Virat Kohli (33*), who did well by giving most of the strike to the South African. 

Openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal also did well as they give a solid-start to RCB. 

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Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers complete 3000 runs together in IPL

The duo of Kohli and AB de Villiers stitched a 100-run stand against KKR with de Villiers making 73 of them. In the process the duo also reached another milestone - they completed 3000 runs together in the IPL which is an ode to longevity and importance to RCB. 

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AB de Villiers with the fireworks for RCB

With the runs slowing down in the middle overs, AB de Villiers rose to the occasion and came up with the big shots as he took all KKR bowlers to the cleaners. With his frenzy of power-hitting, RCB picked-up a comibined 54 runs from the 15th to 18th overs. He reached his fifty of just 23 balls. Thanks to his hitting, 83 runs came from the final 5 overs. De Villiers finished at 73* (off 33 balls; 4x5, 6x6).

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Padikkal and Finch depart in similar fashion

Devdutt Padikkal was the first to depart as made a tad too much room for himself against Andre Russell, who cleaned him up. Padikkal made 32 from 23 balls

In just the exact fashion, Aaron Finch was bowled in the 13th over by Prasidh Krishna for a well made 46 off 37 balls (4x4, 6x1).

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Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal give strong start to RCB

Kohli's decision to bat first prove unnering as the RCB opening duo of Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch gave a solid start to their side. The duo stitched a 67-run stand for the opening wicket and took the KKR bowlers to the cleaners on a very flat wicket. The belter of a pitch had nothing for the bowlers. 

Padikkal was finally dismissed in the eighth over by Andre Russell.

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Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first.

KKR, coming on the back of two wins on the trot, also made one change to their playing XI from their last outing. Sunil Narine was replaced by opening batsman Tom Banton. The decision was forced rather than tactical with Narine having been reported in the last game for a suspect action. 

They were however given some compensation with the inclusion of Andre Russell - who had hobbled away in the last game while injuring his knee. His return to fitness came as a huge boost to KKR.

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RCB playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opted to bat first.

RCB made just one change to their playing XI from their last outing - they brought in Right-arm fast bowler Mohammad Siraj in place of all-rounder Gurkeerat Mann. Kohli said at the toss that they made the change as they thought they needed an extra seamer at the high-scoring ground of Sharjah. 

Kohli-led RCB started the game at the fourth position on the points table.

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