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KKR vs RCB, 39th Match at Abu Dhabi, IPL, Oct 21 2020 - Match Result

RESULT
39th Match (N), Abu Dhabi, October 21, 2020, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 8 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
3/8
mohammed-siraj
Cricinfo's MVP
88.29 ptsImpact List
mohammed-siraj
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Sidharth Monga
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders 84/8(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore 85/2(13.3 overs)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RCB88.29--03/84.588.29
KKR38.6530(34)35.8838.65--0
KKR27.7519(16)20.4620.21/170.557.55
RCB24.5425(17)25.124.54--0
KKR22.8410(8)15.8322.84--0

That win puts RCB right in the midst of the top three. The race for the two-two finish has now become a three-pronged one. And RCB have got an NRR boost too. RR and KXIP will also welcome this result. A lot to work on for KKR. See you tomorrow

Mohammed Siraj, the Man of the Match: "First I want to thank Allah for my performance. Then thanks to Virat for giving me the new ball. I have been practising a lot with the new ball. We hadn't planned that I will open but when we went out, Virat bhai said Miyan ready ho jao. [Sir, get ready.]. The ball to Rana was very good. Executed exactly what I had planned."

Virat Kohli: "I was thinking Washy for the new ball. It was a good toss to lose because we would have batted first. The plan was to bowl Washy and Morry, but then we thought let's go Morris and Siraj. The management has set in a culture where there is proper planning. It is not random. We have a Plan A,we have a Plan B, we have a Plan C. We are here to execute the plans we have in place. We did a few things at the auction too, which is paying off. You can have all the plans, but you have to have belief. Morry is living the responsibility. He is the guy who likes to take the leadership role. His energy is amazing. He can contribute with the batl ball and in the field. Last year Siraj had a tough year and a lot of people went hard at him. This year he has worked hard and was bowling well in the nets. He has seen the results now but we want him to keep following the process."

Eoin Morgan: "I think it started with batting. Being four or five down as early as we were is disappointing. RCB bowled well, but we should have countered that better. and with that dew, we probably should have bowled first. We have been consistent with our selections of the top three, we believe they are the ones to take us forward. They have shown potential. So it was important to back the Indian batsmen. Hopefully Russell and Narine will be fit and available around the corner. Two guys of that calibre, particularly when they are allrounders, is a big hole. Hopefully they will be available down the line.""

RCB will with 39 balls to spare. It could be argued they could have done so with 59 balls to spare, but they won't be fretting over it. They have had a comprehensive night out. Their bowling was excellent against a dodgy batting line-up. The pitch offered them assistance, so it was a good toss to lose because Kohli said he would have batted first himself. Then Siraj was sensational. Firs they choked Tripathi, then they bluffed Rana, whose game has gone to pieces because of his short-ball problems, and then he got the better of Tom Banton too. There was no let-up from the other end either

13.3
1
Prasidh to Kohli, 1 run

short of a length, outside off, he runs this down to third man. They need one but he runs two. Only one will be counted

13.2
Prasidh to Kohli, no run

yorker, dug out. Another dot

13.1
2
Prasidh to Kohli, 2 runs

length ball, clipped in front of deep midwicket, and they come back for two

This could be the last over before the strategic timeout. Will be see it? Kirshna comes back

end of over 135 runs
RCB: 82/2CRR: 6.30 RRR: 0.42
Gurkeerat Singh Mann21 (26b 4x4)
Virat Kohli15 (14b 2x4)
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-17-1
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-28-0

Ferguson and Varun done

12.6
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, no run

driven on the up but straight to mid-off

12.5
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, no run

looks for the upper cut, but is beaten by the pace and the bounce outside off

12.4
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, no run

backs away, Ferguson bowls the slower legcutter, and he can't get this past Ferguson

12.3
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, no run

short of a length, outside off, hit back to Ferguson

12.2
1
Ferguson to Kohli, 1 run

low full toss outside off, pushed to deep point for one

12.1
4
Ferguson to Kohli, FOUR runs

and Kohli says he wants to end it this over. Goes over midwicket and connects this well

Eight required. This is still a big NRR boost for RCB

end of over 1210 runs
RCB: 77/2CRR: 6.41 RRR: 1.00
Virat Kohli10 (12b 1x4)
Gurkeerat Singh Mann21 (22b 4x4)
Varun Chakravarthy 4-0-28-0
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-12-1
11.6
1
Varun to Kohli, 1 run

legcutter, pushed wide of point for one

11.5
1
Varun to Gurkeerat, 1 run

short of a length, outside off, punched down to long-off for one

11.4
4
Varun to Gurkeerat, FOUR runs

smart shot. Picks his spot in the leg side, and sweeps Varun against the little turn that there is, and goes over square leg

11.3
4
Varun to Gurkeerat, FOUR runs

short of a length, too wide, and Mann gets a thick edge on the cut to beat short third man

11.2
Varun to Gurkeerat, no run

short, long hop, Mann looks to pull but it sits in the surface. Front edge to midwicket

11.1
Varun to Gurkeerat, no run

full, really full, yorks him up, dug out to cover

Varun to bowl out

end of over 114 runs
RCB: 67/2CRR: 6.09 RRR: 2.00
Gurkeerat Singh Mann12 (17b 2x4)
Virat Kohli9 (11b 1x4)
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-12-1
Varun Chakravarthy 3-0-18-0
10.6
1
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, 1 run

full and straight, pushed wide of mid-on for one

Prasanna D Pati: "@Adarsh - I am sure Virat has NRR in mind. Pitch seems to be bit slow to bat on.. "

10.5
1
Ferguson to Kohli, 1 run

short of a length, angling in, worked to deep square leg

10.4
1
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, 1 run

big short ball, fended in front of the throat, and it goes uppishly to third man for one

Amlan Patra: "@Adarsh - Trying to go for 85/8 in 10 overs can very well result in 82 all out. Isn't that even worse?"

10.3
Ferguson to Gurkeerat, no run

Mann beaten by the extra bounce on the cut as this keeps rising outside off

10.2
1
Ferguson to Kohli, 1 run

short of a length again, runs this down to third man for one

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
EJG Morgan
30 runs (34)
3 fours1 six
Productive shot
pull
10 runs
1 four1 six
Control
85%
D Padikkal
25 runs (17)
3 fours0 six
Productive shot
off drive
11 runs
2 fours0 six
Control
82%
Best performances - bowlers
Mohammed Siraj
O
4
M
2
R
8
W
3
ECO
2
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
2W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
YS Chahal
O
4
M
0
R
15
W
2
ECO
3.75
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Zayed Cricket Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
Series
Season2020/21
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)18.00 start, First Session 18.00-19.30, Interval 19.30-19.50, Second Session 19.50- 21.20
Match days21 October 2020 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Win Probability
RCB 100%
KKRRCB
100%50%100%KKR InningsRCB Innings

Over 14 • RCB 85/2

RCB won by 8 wickets (with 39 balls remaining)
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Indian Premier League

TEAMMWLPTNRR
MI1495181.107
DC148616-0.109
SRH1477140.608
RCB147714-0.172
KKR147714-0.214
KXIP146812-0.162
CSK146812-0.455
RR146812-0.569