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RCB vs KKR, 10th Match at Chennai, IPL, Apr 18 2021 - Match Result

RESULT
10th Match (D/N), Chennai, April 18, 2021, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 38 runs

Player Of The Match
76* (34)
ab-de-villiers
Cricinfo's MVP
105.93 ptsImpact List
ab-de-villiers
Match centre 
Scores: Chandan Duorah | Comms: Deivarayan Muthu
Scorecard summary
Royal Challengers Bangalore 204/4(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders 166/8(20 overs)
29 (23)
2/17 (4)
Cricinfo’s Most Valuable Players of the Match
PLAYERTeam
TI
Runs
I. Runs
B. Impact
Bowl
I. Wkts
Bo. Impact
RCB105.9376(34)89.93105.93--0
RCB89.6878(49)87.9194.60/24-- 4.92
KKR65.32(3)21.132/393.5164.17
RCB59.57--02/342.9659.57
KKR40.5721(9)29.7840.57--0
end of over 204 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 166/8CRR: 8.30 
Harbhajan Singh2 (2b)
Varun Chakravarthy2 (3b)
Harshal Patel 4-0-17-2
Mohammed Siraj 3-0-17-0

7.40pm That's a wrap of this game. Thanks for your company and comments. This is Deivarayan Muthu signing off for Chandan Duorah. You can catch ball-by-ball coverage of the Delhi Capitals-Punjab Kings match here. Stay safe and cheers

AB, Player of the Match: I did play well and had a lot of fun. Maxi made it easier and it's difficult coming into a game on a pitch that has been slower. It was a bit of both. It wasn't a 200-wicket; maybe 170 was about par today. The most important thing is I'm enjoying myself and my cricket - my family is here.

Kohli: Especially Siraj's over to Russell [was good] - he has had some history against Russell. He's a different bowler after the Australia tour and he shut the game out. Harshal has so much clarity in the end and I think Jamieson also bowled well. That's the reason why we have three out of three. To be fair, on a pitch like Chennai, you probably have a bit more space to make an error on the longer boundary. It has to be on the off side and not on side. Siraj did miss on the full-toss, but he has two men on the boundary. The execution was spot-on. We played in Wankhede, Kolkata and Ahmedabad where the margin of error keeps getting smaller. Well, I said at the halfway mark we have 200 because of two genius innings back-to-back. Maxwell was outstanding and AB to follow. When he gets in with that kind of form and flow, it's impossible to stop him. We got 40 extra runs on that pitch which slowed down. Maxi has taken to this team like duck to water. AB loves the team and they were the difference today. There are areas we can work on. We're not getting ahead of ourselves and not getting over-excited.

7.11pm RCB end their Chennai leg with a hat-trick of wins. These are still early days in the tournament, but Kohli's men consolidate their position at the top of the points table. It was set up by powerful half-centuries from Maxwell and de Villiers on a different Chepauk pitch where the ball came onto the bat nicely in the early exchanges. KKR then started well in the chase, but they ran out of steam in the middle and slog overs. We'll bring you the presentation shortly.

Morgan: Certainly RCB's day with the bat on a rocket-hot afternoon game. It [The Chennai pitch] certainly has stumped me, and I can't gauge the wicket. Everyone who batted on this wicket felt it played better but RCB played better. Probably not to be honest [should you have given Varun another over in the powerplay?] Maxwell is a fine player, but to bowl to AB you need to have that [option]. Yeah, yeah, we struggled to kick on and got us into a position where only Andre could do it. Different wicket [in Mumbai], dew, and we have been watching those games."

Chahal: Amazing feeling to get wickets and bowling well. I was just trying to get Russell out. I got it wider, because the other side was shorter. I mostly looked to bowl dot balls and restrict the batsmen. We will be going to Mumbai. I played a couple of matches here; it had good turn. I'll try my best in Mumbai.

Shekhar Bandaru: "After all the criticism, looks like Kohli is more determined than ever to win the IPL this year. "

Vinay: "Harshal Patel didn't give away a single boundary and he bowled against the likes of Morgan, Shakib and Russell. Excellent stuff!"

RajatMaheshwari: "RCB is really relishing not playing at home. Might be a blessing in disguise for them as they had a poor record at their home. Team is clicking well with Maxwell at the forefront of it. Hope to see them continuing the same!"

Shishir s: "That 19th over will hurt KKR later in the season in terms of NRR. "


19.6
1
Harshal to Harbhajan, 1 run

on-pace short ball on middle, cramps Harbhajan, flapped weakly through square leg

19.5
1
Harshal to Varun, 1 run

slower ball outside off, drilled past the bowler. Jamieson throws himself to his right from mid-off to intercept the ball

19.4
1
Harshal to Harbhajan, 1 run

full and wide, slower ball at 119ks, sliced in the air, but in front of deep midwicket

19.3
1
Harshal to Varun, 1 run

lifter outside off, pulled away to the left of deep midwicket

Sudharshan Kuma: "Can't believe as an RCB fan since inception. How our death bowling has evolved "

19.2
Harshal to Varun, no run

yorker, bending in from wide of the crease, dug back to Harshal

Rohith: "the way Siraj has improved through the years is just amazing. That's what hard work and dedication is all about. Wow!!"

19.1
W
Harshal to Russell, OUT

Russell plays on. Good length and angling in towards off from over the wicket, swerves in to Russell. He swings lustily and ends up dragging it back onto his own stumps

Andre Russell b Patel 31 (20b 3x4 2x6 27m) SR: 155
end of over 191 run
KKR: 162/7CRR: 8.52 RRR: 43.00
Andre Russell31 (19b 3x4 2x6)
Harbhajan Singh0 (0b)
Mohammed Siraj 3-0-17-0
Kyle Jamieson 3-0-41-3
18.6
1
Siraj to Russell, 1 run

full-toss, below the waist, spliced down to long-on. Just one off that over

18.5
Siraj to Russell, no run

slower bouncer, angling down the leg side, Russell ducks out of the way

Thomas: "Kudos to Jamieson. The pressure of the money is on him, he's young, but every time he's been hit today, he's learnt from it and outsmarted the batsman."

18.4
Siraj to Russell, no run

Russell slinks around his crease, Siraj nails another yorker outside off, squirted to cover

Harish: "Redemption time for Siraj"

18.3
Siraj to Russell, no run

another wide yorker from Siraj, jammed down to third man. Russell keeps the strike

18.2
Siraj to Russell, no run

wide yorker, dug out to cover

18.1
Siraj to Russell, no run

carved down to deep third man. Russell turns down the single

end of over 1815 runs • 2 wickets
KKR: 161/7CRR: 8.94 RRR: 22.00
Andre Russell30 (13b 3x4 2x6)
Kyle Jamieson 3-0-41-3
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-34-2
17.6
W
Jamieson to Cummins, OUT

edged and taken by AB. On-pace back of a length ball, Jamieson shifts his line wide of off. He asks Cummins to reach out for the ball. Cummins gets to it but can only slice it behind to the keeper

Pat Cummins c †de Villiers b Jamieson 6 (2b 0x4 1x6 4m) SR: 300

GAURAV DIDWANIA: "@Sud, Siraj has drastically improved whereas Chahal has been on a downhill."

17.5
6
Jamieson to Cummins, SIX runs

pumped over long-on. First-ball six for Cummins. He reads this slower ball outside off, waits for it to arrive, and then launches it down the ground with immense power

Cummins to face Jamieson

17.4
W
Jamieson to Shakib, OUT

Jamieson knocks over Shakib! The left-hander jumps across, exposing all three stumps. Shakib swishes and misses. Jamieson pings leg stump with a mighty full ball

Shakib Al Hasan b Jamieson 26 (25b 1x4 1x6 37m) SR: 104
17.3
1
Jamieson to Russell, 1 run

fullish and in the slot once again, on-pace delivery, Russell mis-hits it wide of long-on

Sud: "@Gaurav ..siraj against russell...bad memories.."

17.3
1w
Jamieson to Russell, 1 wide

slower bouncer outside off, Russell hops and does not connect. Wide called for height

Krishna: "KKR needs to get in Lockie Ferguson instead of Shakib when they move out of Chepauk."

17.2
6
Jamieson to Russell, SIX runs

full and this slower ball lands right in the slot for Russell. He picks it up and smites a big six over midwicket

17.1
1
Jamieson to Shakib, 1 run

full and wide of off, Shakib hauls this offcutter to long-on

Jamieson has been brought back into the attack

end of over 1720 runs
KKR: 146/5CRR: 8.58 RRR: 19.66
Shakib Al Hasan25 (23b 1x4 1x6)
Andre Russell23 (11b 3x4 1x6)
Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-34-2
Harshal Patel 3-0-13-1
16.6
1
Chahal to Shakib, 1 run

shorter and spins across off, this googly is slapped away to Jamieson at sweeper cover

Best performances - batters
Spike Graph
Wagon Zone
GJ Maxwell
78 runs (49)
9 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
cut shot
17 runs
4 fours0 six
Control
82%
AB de Villiers
76 runs (34)
9 fours3 sixes
Productive shot
cover drive
22 runs
2 fours1 six
Control
89%
Best performances - bowlers
KA Jamieson
O
3
M
0
R
41
W
3
ECO
13.66
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
HV Patel
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
2
ECO
4.25
FTYFGSGS
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to bat first
Series
Season2021
Player Of The Match
Match days18 April 2021 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Language
English
Win Probability
RCB 100%
RCBKKR
100%50%100%RCB InningsKKR Innings

Over 20 • KKR 166/8

Andre Russell b Patel 31 (20b 3x4 2x6 27m) SR: 155
W
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