204dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

KKR batting might too much for de Villiers-less RCB

Virat Kohli steered his side to 175 in Bengaluru, but the KKR top order fired collectively to win with five balls to spare

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

V Kohli
68(44) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 17 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
7 2 8 4 18 4 10 15
CA Lynn
62(52) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep shot
  • 23 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 3 11 7 11 11 8 11

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
O3
M0
R31
W3
Eco10.33
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Ashwin
O4
M0
R36
W2
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Vishal Dikshit

12.20am That's it from us here at ESPNcricinfo, it's past midnight and I can see my bed already. KKR will sleep well tonight, placed fourth with a positive NRR and RCB are now down to seventh place, same points as Mumbai and Daredevils. Lots can still happen, for now it's good night and good luck on this Sunday night from Vishal and Varun. Ciao!

DK: Always feels better to win first. Nothing too special about where we are, nothing bad about being in the middle of the table, we need to use some momentum from here. I thought it was a par sore, they batted really well and we knew Virat was the big wicket we needed in AB's absence. He came all guns blazing. I beleive we need to have a strong core and trust them. I've felt that you need to trust the players that are part of the XI. They're great kids (Mavi and Gill) and they're learning, they have good thigns to talk, lots of credit to Rahul as well, they have good things to say about him.

Lynn is the Man of the Match: I've had to grind out some runs this season. Definitely got to use the sweep in this part of the world especially against spin bowling. Whatever scenario comes, I'm going to play it by the ear. The body is getting there, been a tough schedule and I'm chipping away. I was about to get rid of it (moustache) yesterday but decided to keep it.

Rohit: "If vettori was working for a normal private form, he would have been fired till now. One just can't keep getting the team selection, scouting, and actual playing XI combination wrong match after match."

Anil: "Not good team selection by RCB today.. With the slow nature of pitch today which was evident. They should have played Moeen Ali for grandhomme "

Ishan Jain: "Being a fan of Kohli, it's so sad to see him always ending up on losing even after strong batting statements. His reaction after taking that excellent catch said it all. "

12.04am So KKR are back to winning ways after conceding too many the other day against Delhi Daredevils. Runs coming from the top order, middle order looking good even though Russell fell for a golden duck today. RCB, well. They were without AB today but they will also know 175 won't be a good score on this small ground on most days with their bowling attack

Kohli: The pitch is bringing out surprises everytime we play here. 175 was a really good score, we were thingking of 165 at one stage after those wickets, so 10 was a bonus. If we look back, we didn't deserve to win. I don't think we're trying hard enough, we need to be hard on ourselves. All 11 of us need to come together and bring that excitement on the field. We don't deserve to win if we field like that. We can't afford to field like that and let singles go to boundaries. We were just not good enough tonight. I can't pin point anything right now, we need to win six out of seven to qualify from here. We need to be in that mindset to take every match as as virtual semi-final from now. There's no room for lapses, complacency or hesitation. We need our guys stepping up and hopefully the guys can put up a better show.

Narine: We set the platform and the guys finished it off pretty good. Losing a game (to Daredevils) doesn't make you a bad team. If you play good cricket, you can come back on top. You put in a performance and come back to winning ways. We back everyone and continue to go from strength to strength

19.1
4
Yadav to Shubman Gill, FOUR runs, Gill hits the winning runs, takes his helmet off immediately and swings his bat in the air with his right arm, such passion! Gets a hug from Lynn. Short and wide, he stays on top the ball and cuts it square and fast

Two very similar chases so far today. Royals needed 50 off 30 balls, and managed just two boundaries at the death with the settled Ajinkya Rahane in the middle. KKR are on their way to hunting down a similar equation with five boundaries off 24 balls, despite losing Rana and Russell.

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 172/4 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 9.05, RRR: 4.00)

  • Shubman Gill1 (1b)
  • CA Lynn62 (52b)
  • Mohammed Siraj4-0-40-2
  • TG Southee4-0-34-0
18.6
1
Mohammed Siraj to Shubman Gill, 1 run, little full towards the pads and it's worked to leg for one
18.5
W
Mohammed Siraj to Karthik, OUT, what a catch by Kohli! DK lofted it straight down yet again, Kohli's eyes spot it and he sprints across full speed in front and to his left from long on. Puts in a full-length dive just in time and gets both his hands under the ball

KD Karthik c Kohli b Mohammed Siraj 23 (10b 2x4 1x6) SR: 230.00

18.4
0
Mohammed Siraj to Karthik, no run, he's hitting those drives and pulls so well, tries a reverse paddle now and misses

One shot away now

18.3
2
Mohammed Siraj to Karthik, 2 runs, lands it short this time, and DK pulls it square for two more
18.2
6
Mohammed Siraj to Karthik, SIX runs, oh my, how did he hit that! It was a short of length ball, mid off was in and DK lofted it straight over his head for a six!

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st59SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd49RV UthappaCA Lynn
3rd31CA LynnN Rana
3rd0AD RussellCA Lynn
4th32KD KarthikCA Lynn
5th5CA LynnShubman Gill