IPL 2020 KKR vs RCB Highlights: KKR record season’s lowest total; RCB cruise to 8 wickets win

Pacer Mohammed Siraj’s fiery opening spell, accentuated by two rare wicket-maiden overs, set up Royal Challengers Bangalore’s dominant eight-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders, here on Wednesday.

Siraj virtually killed the contest, running through the KKR top order in a stunning display of swing bowling.

He ended with enviable figures of 4-2-8-3 and in the process emerged as the first bowler in the history of IPL to bowl two wicket- maiden overs.

After Siraj’s furious display, leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal (2/15) stymied KKR’s revival hopes as RCB restricted them to their second lowest total of 84 for eight.

In reply, RCB completed the formalities in 13.3 overs, securing their seventh win from 10 matches and moved up a place to second in the table with 14 points.

RCB lost their opener Aaron Finch (16) after the Powerplay overs with Lockie Ferguson striking in his first over.

Devdutt Padikkal (25) was run out as RCB lost two wickets in the same over.

But skipper Virat Kohli (18 not out) and Gurkeerat Singh (21 not out) ensured that there were no more hiccups. They sealed the win with 39 balls to spare.

RCB had secured a massive 82-run over KKR win in the first match between the two sides.

It was a forgettable day for KKR who capped a slew of dubious records that included registering the lowest score in a 20-over IPL innings without a team getting bowled out.

It was for the first time a team played four maiden overs in a T20 innings. They also scored their lowest Powerplay score of 17/4.

It was KKR’s second-lowest total after their 67 all-out against Mumbai Indians in 2008.

Playing without Windies star players Sunil Narine and Andre Russell, KKR struggled to get going after electing to bat and it was all over for them after skipper Eoin Morgan was dismissed by Washington Sundar for 30.

It was a masterstroke from skipper Virat Kohli to include Siraj in place of spinner Shahbaz Nadeem keeping in mind a fresh strip.

Siraj began with a double wicket maiden over in which he dismissed opener Rahul Tripahi (1) and Nitish Rana (0) off successive deliveries.

He followed it up with another wicket-maiden over, getting rid of Tom Banton (10) in the process. His figures read an astonishing 2-1-0-3 at that time.

Tripathi nicked one straight back to AB de Villiers behind the stumps and in the next ball Siraj ran through the gates of Rana for a golden duck.

In his next over, he accounted for hard-hitting English batsman Tom Banton (10) with a scrambled seam delivery to cap the best ever opening two overs in the IPL.

In between, Navdeep Saini (1/23 from thee overs) dismissed the in-form opener Shubman Gill (1) after the young opener mis-timed a pull to be caught by Chris Morris as KKR looked in shambles with 14/4 inside four overs.

KKR had their most-experienced batsmen in Morgan and Karthik in the middle. But Chahal exposed latter’s woes against leg-spin bowling as he trapped him leg before following a successful review.

IPL 2020 KKR vs RCB Live Updates and Commentary

10.24pm
RCB wins by 8 wickets

RCB register a comprehensive eight-wicket win over KKR to move ahead of MI to the second spot on the points table! Kohli collects the winning run with 39 balls left in the chase and RCB gets a massive boost to their net run-rate

10.22pm

Kohli smacks a length ball from Ferguson towards the midwicket fence off the first delivery to get RCB within touching distance of the finish line. Ferguson, however, gives away just one off the remaining deliveries to finish with 1/17 from his quota. RCB-82/2 after 13 overs; need more 3 from 42 balls

10.18pm

Gurkeerat decides to accelerate in this over, collecting back-to-back boundaries off Chakravarthy, who bowls out his quota to finish wicketless for 28 runs. Single off the last two balls, with Kohli retaining the strike for the following over. RCB-77/2 after 12 overs; need 8 more 48 balls

10.16pm

Ferguson’s not holding back in this over despite the match situation, surprising Gurkeerat with a sharp bouncer off the fifth delivery measuring 148 clicks. The pair stick to rotating the strike through singles in the face of some quality fast bowling, with three singles being added to Bangalore’s total in this over. RCB – 67/2 after 11 overs; need more 18 off 54 balls.

10.10pm
At the halfway mark!

RCB-63/2 after 10 overs; need more 22 from 60 balls

10.05pm
Fifty up for RCB; Strategic Timeout taken

Gurkeerat brings up the fifty for Bangalore with a lovely drive through extra cover off the fourth delivery, with a single coming off each of the next two deliveries. Kohli retains the strike as the umpire signals the first timeout of the innings. RCB-54/0 after 9 overs

10pm

The runs have slowed down for RCB after losing two wickets in the last over with just two runs coming off Chakravarthy’s second. RCB in no rush with plenty of overs at their disposal. RCB-48/2 after 8 overs; need more 37 from 72 balls

9.56pm
Eventful over for KKR!

Ferguson finally brought into play and he makes an impact immediately as Finch nicks the ball to the keeper to depart for a 21-ball 16. Gurkeerat Singh Mann, meanwhile, is sent out to bat, and he gets involved in a mix-up with Padikkal right away that results in the latter getting run-out for 25. Two new batsmen at the crease right now. KKR-46/2 after 7 overs; need more 37 from 71 balls

9.55pm
And now Padikkal is run out

Padikkal departs for an attacking 25, getting involved in a mix-up with partner Gurkeerat! Kohli sure doesn’t look the happiest as he walks out to bat. FOW-46/2

9.53pm
Ferguson strikes; Finch falls for 16

Lockie Ferguson brought in to bowl the 7th over. And he makes an instant impact. Finch nicks through to Karthik. KKR have a wicket. Finch is out for 16. RCB send out Gurkeerat Mann at 3.

9.50pm
End of Powerplay

Varun Chakravarthy’s brought into the attack in the final over of the powerplay, with Morgan opting to hold Lockie Ferguson back for some reason. Seven off the over, including a third boundary to Padikkal off the third delivery. RCB need 41 off 84 balls.

9.45pm

RCB- 37/0 after 5 overs; need more 48 from 90 balls

9.40pm
Expensive from Krishna- 14 runs off it

Big over for the Royal Challengers as Padikkal and Finch collect a boundary each, with Krishna leaking 13 from his second. KKR-28/0 after 4 overs; need more 57 from 96 balls

9.36pm

Cummins starts off with a wide in this over, and is hit for a boundary — the first of this innings — off the third as Padikkal launches a full delivery over mid off with a straight bat. Seven off the over. RCB-15/0 after 3 overs

9.31pm

Prashidh Krishna bowls from the other end. Some hostile stuff from the KKR new-ball bowlers but no damage done. Finch and Padikkal have taken RCB to 8 for no loss after 2 overs

9.26pm

Both openers get going with a single each. Padikkal steers a full delivery in the direction of backward point, but the ball lands just short of the fielder. Cummins concedes four off his first over. RCB-4/0 after 1 over; need more 81 from 19 overs.

9.22pm
We are underway with RCB’s chase

Padikkal and Finch opens for RCB; Cummins to bowl the first over in the chase.

9.07pm
End of KKR’s innings

Phenomenal bowling spell from RCB. 10 runs off the last over. KKR finish at 84/8 after 20 overs. RCB need 85 runs to beat KKR

9.03pm

Siraj bowls his final over. Ferguson and Yadav simply nudge the ball into the gaps for singles off the first three. RCB review for LBW against Ferguson off the fourth, but the umpire turns it down. Six runs came in that over, all through singles. KKR-74/7 after 19 overs

9.02pm
Review from RCB

Siraj traps Ferguson LBW but the umpire gives it not out. Kohli opts for review but the decision stands. KKR survives a scare! KKR-73/7 after 18.5 overs

8.58pm

Morris into his third over New batsman Kuldeep Yadav fails to get off the mark on the last two balls. Just three runs off the over. RCB don’t mind the singles and doubles. KKR-68/7 after 18 overs

8.55pm
Runs have dried up for KKR

Chahal comes into the attack. Beats Ferguson off the first, the ball takes an outside edge and races away for a boundary. That apart, just three runs in the over. KKR-65/7 after 17 overs

8.51pm

Sundar into his final over. Morgan has been the lone warrior for KKR so far. Big responsibility on his shoulders, that of taking KKR to a respectable total. He sweeps the third for a four, plays the same shot off the next but it went straight into Gurkeerat’s hands at mid-wicket. Six runs off the over. KKR-58/7 after 16 overs

8.49pm
Big wicket; KKR 7 down

Morgan is back in the hut. Went for the sweep again but handed a simple catch to Gurkeerat at mid-wicket.

8.45pm
50 comes up for KKR
Strategic Timeout taken

KKR-52/6 after 15 overs

8.40pm

Sundar into his third over. It was pace that got RCB the early breakthroughs and right now, it is trial by spin for KKR. RCB definitely in the driver’s seat here. Just five runs off the over, all via singles. KKR-46/6 after 14 overs

8.36pm

Chahal into his third over. Tempts Cummins to go for the lofted shot on the third ball and the Australian falls into the trap as he hands a simple catch to Padikkal at long on. Just two runs and a wicket in that over. KKR-41/6 after 13 overs

8.35pm
Cummins falls; KKR go 6 down

The plan has worked. RCB knew Cummins was having a difficult time in the middle,the trap was set and Cummins obliges. A flighted delivery from Chahal outside off, Cummins wanted to go over extra cover but manages to go only as far as the long off fielder. A simple to Devdutt Padikkal. FOW-40/6

8.32pm

KKR-39/5 after 12 overs

8.29pm

Yuzi Chahal returns. Cummins defends the first before getting off the mark with a drive down to long off. Morgan nudges the fourth towards short fine leg for a single. Cummins returns the favour off the fifth and the over ends with a dot. Just three runs off the over. KKR-39/5 after 11 overs

8.26pm
We reach the halfway mark!

Right, spin from both ends, as Washington Sundar comes into the attack. Starts off with three dots, all wicket to wicket deliveries. Cummins punches off the backfoot on the fourth ball for a single. Morgan gets on the backfoot and smacks the last ball towards extra cover for a double. KKR-36/5 after 10 overs

8.23pm

KKR-33/5 after 9 overs

8.20pm
KKR lose half their side
Brilliant review from Kohli

Chahal tosses it up, it was a googly too. It traps Karthik LBW and KKR lose their fifth wicket. RCB were right in their decision to review it. KKR are in serious trouble here.

8.14pm

Navdeep Saini into his second over. Stump to stump line till the fourth ball. Finally, Karthik flicks the fifth ball for a single off the fifth. Morgan pulls the final for a six towards square leg. Seven runs off the over. KKR-30/4 after 8 overs

8.08pm

Isuru Udana comes into the attack. Morgan releases some pressure with a classy cover drive off the third. The England batsman attempts the same shot of the fourth, but a diving Kohli saves it on that occasion. Six runs from the over. KKR-23/4 after 7 overs

8.03pm
End of Powerplay!

KKR-17/4 after 6 overs

7.59pm

Morris returns. He beats Morgan off the penultimate delivery, the ball nearly taking the outside edge. Just one run in that over. KKR-15/4 after 5 overs

7.56pm
Review against Karthik

RCB take a referral for LBW against Karthik of the second ball, but it gets turned down by the umpire. Karthik, meanwhile, sneaks a single there.

7.54pm
Siraj bowls another maiden

Another wicket maiden from Mohammed Siraj. He is yet to concede a run in his two overs and has already picked up the wickets of Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Tom Banton. KKR-14/4 after 4 overs

7.51pm
Banton falls for 10; KKR 4 down

Banton departs. Siraj gets his third wicket, he’s on fire. Good length delivery, a hint of away movement and it takes the outside edge of Banton’s bat.

7.48pm
Banton relieves some pressure

Navdeep Saini comes into the attack. Shubman mistimes the pull shot off the second ball and hands a simple catch to Morris in the inner ring. Then Tom  Banton announces his arrival with a majestic straight drive off the third. Banton ends the over in style with a pull shot towards square leg and that fetches him a four. 10 runs off the over. KKR-13/3 after 3 overs

7.45pm
What a strat from RCB!

Shubman Gill departs. He mistimes the pull shot and, in the end, it was a simple catch for Morris in the ring. FOW-3/3

7.41pm
Maiden-Double Wicket

Siraj comes into the attack and bowls and exceptional over. After dismissing Tripathi, Siraj breaches Nitish Rana’s defence on the next ball with an inswinger to the left-hander. Maiden over from Siraj, plus he made early inroads into the KKR top order. Worry for the Knight Riders! KKR-3/2 after 2 overs

7.40pm
Siraj on a hattrick

Rana comes in but is left stunned by Siraj’s impeccable ball. An excellent inswinger to the left-hander. Just a hint of swing and that was enough to breach Nitish’s defence. FOW-3/2

7.37pm

Rahul Tripathi back in the pavilion early than expected. Siraj comes on and gets an early breakthrough; edges Tripathi’s bat and carries safely into the hands of the wicketkeeper. Rana is the new man in. FOW-3/1

7.35pm
Good start from RCB

Morris opens bowling for RCB and makes a tight start to the match. Gill-Tripathi kept on a leash; just 3 runs from the first over. KKR-3/0 after 1 over.

7.30pm
Aaand we are underway!

Here we go! Gill-Tripathi walks out to bat for KKR; Chris Morris to start off proceedings for RCB

7.06pm
KKR Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Tom Banton, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

7.05pm
RCB Playing XI

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal

7.03pm

Kohli: We would have batted first. Looks like a good pitch, should be a good chase as long as we bowl well. We bowled them out cheaply in Sharjah. It’s all about how we exceute our plans. Siraj comes back.

Morgan: We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good. There’s been continuous improvement. Couple of changes. Banton and Prasidh come in.

 

 

7pm
Toss Results

KKR opts to bat first.

6.40pm
King Kohli al raring to go for tonight

6.20pm
Probable Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan (c), Andre Russell/Chris Green, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore Predicted XI: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Shahbaz Ahmed, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.

6pm

Toss to take place in exactly one hour @7pm.

Pitch Conditions:

The pitch at Abu Dhabi will be on the slower side and the team batting first could be holding an advantage as the pitch will become considerably slow as the game progresses and the side batting second could struggle. The captain who would win the toss will bat first in all likelihood.

5.40pm
Milestones on the cards!

-Eoin Morgan requires 2 sixes to complete 50 IPL sixes.

-Andre Russell needs 8 runs and 66 runs respectively to complete 1500 IPL runs and 1500 IPL runs for KKR.

-Rahul Tripathi requires 74 runs to complete 1000 IPL runs.

-Virat Kohli needs 1 six and 2 fours respectively to complete 200 IPL sixes and 500 IPL fours.

-Aaron Finch requires 58 runs to complete 2000 IPL runs.

-AB de Villiers is 2 catches away from completing 100 IPL catches.

5.30pm
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Kolkata Knight Riders will battle with Royal Challengers Bangalore to cement their spot in the top-four. KKR barely managed to overcome Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match as they game went into a Super Over. They would hope their batting department can fire on Wednesday as they look to stay in the top-four. Meanwhile, RCB will also hope to secure their position in third position with a win over KKR.

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