Match Summary: KKR Vs RCB
RCB were defending a low total of 115. The game went down till the last over but KKR won by 5 wickets. Here's the match summary.
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first.
TEAM NEWS: Abhimnayu Mithun was selected in place of Syed Mohammad for RCB.
Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
Chris Gayle and Cheteshwar Pujara opened the batting for RCB.
Gayle retained the Orange Cap after overtaking Chennai’s Michael Hussey (574 runs).
WICKET: Pujara was caught by L.Balaji off Senanayake for 5 after trying to hit the spinner over the off side.
RCB were 15/1 after 4.3 overs.
Virat Kohli survived a run out appeal in the 5th over.
WICKET: Kohli was dismissed for 17 after cutting a Jacques Kallis delivery onto his stumps.
RCB were 46/2 after 8.4 overs.
RCB took the First Strategic Time Out.
The 1st Power Play saw 22 runs, 1 wicket and 2 extras (1-6 overs).
RCB’s 50 came in the 9.3rd over.
WICKET: Gayle stumped by Bisla off Sunil Narine after failing to get his foot in the crease quickly.
Gayle was out for 33 and RCB were 70/3 after 13.1 overs.
RCB took the Strategic Time Out in the 15th over.
RCB were 76/3.
CLOSE CALL: AB de Villiers dived in quickly and survived a run out appeal in the 15.3rd over.
RCB were 89/3.
WICKET: de Villiers was caught by Bisla off Balaji after attempting an audacious reverse sweep.
De Villiers was out for 28.
RCB were 95/4 after 15.4 overs.
WICKET: Saurabh Tiwary was plumb off Narine’s ‘doosra’ for 1.
RCB were 96/5 after 16.2 overs.
WICKET: Moises Henriques attempted a wild slog off Kallis only to be caught by Tiwary for 11.
RCB were 102/6 after 17.1 overs.
WICKET: Narine struck again after having Ravi Rampaul plumb before the wicket for a duck.
RCB were 106/7 after 18.2 overs.
WICKET: Narine struck again as he had Abhimanyu Mithun playing a hasty shot into the hands of Tiwary at long on.
Mithun was out for 2.
RCB were 108/8 after 18.4 overs.
Narine overtook Chennai’s Dwayne Bravo for the Purple Cap with 22 wickets.
WICKET: Kartik Murali departed for a first ball duck after being bowled by a slower one from Balaji.
RCB finished their innings at 115/9 after 20 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders' Innings
Kolkata were chasing 116 for victory.
Gautam Gambhir and Manvinder Bisla opened the batting for Kolkata.
WICKET: What a start for RCB! Bisla hit a Rampaul delivery straight to Henriques’ hands at Backward Point.
Bisla was out for 0.
Kolkata were 0/1 after 0.2 overs.
CLOSE: Jacques Kallis was almost caught off Rampaul but escaped thanks to misjudgement by Mithun at the boundary!
Kolkata were 9/1 after 2.3 overs.
WICKET: The dangerous Gambhir was out after nicking one to Gayle in the slips off Vinay Kumar!
Gambhir was out for 14.
Kolkata were 31/2 after 5.5 overs.
The 1st Power Play (1-6 overs) saw 31 runs and 2 wickets taken.
Kolkata took the Strategic Time Out in the 8th over.
Kolkata were 61/2 after 10 overs.
WICKET: Kartik Murali provided the breakthrough for RCB as he trapped Yusuf Pathan leg before for 18.
Kolkata were 61/3.
CLOSE CALL: Manoj Tiwary just about made it to the crease and survived a run out decision!
Kolkata were 62/3 after 11 overs.
CLOSE CALL AGAIN: Tiwary survived a stumping appeal off Kartik Murali in the 15th over.
Strategic Time Out was called by Kolkata in the 16th over.
Kolkata were 87/3 after 16 overs.
WICKET: Kallis was caught by Henriques trying to hit a big one off Mithun.
Kallis was out for 41.
Kolkata were 96/4 after 16.4 overs.
DROPPED: Kartik missed a tough catch off Ryan ten Doeschate in the 17th over.
WICKET: Tiwary hit a Vinay Kumar full toss straight to Kohli at Cover.
Tiwary was out for 24.
Kolkata were 103/5 after 17.4 overs.
RUN OUT CALL: Ryan ten Doeschate survived Gayle’s direct hit at the strikers end very next ball.
Kolkata were 105/5 after 18 overs.
Kolkata needed 5 off the last over!
Ryan ten Doeschate finished off Kolkata’s innings with a four off Vinay Kumar’s second ball.
Kolkata finished at 116/5 after 19.2 overs and won the match by 5 wickets!