IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR live score: RCB decimates KKR to secure a comprehensive 82 runs win

AB De Villiers gave a glimpse of his batting prowess with his fiery 33 ball 73 as KKR faltered to chase an uphill target of 195; succumbing by 82 runs in Sharjah. With the win, Virat Kohli’s men climbed to the third place in the IPL 2020.

IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR Highlights and Complete Match Report: https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-rcb-vs-kkr-highlights-de-villiers-fireworks-stun-kkr-rcb-clinch-massive-82-runs-win/

11.20pm

That’s a wrap for tonight guys. See you again tomorrow with yet another high octane clash between SRH vs CSK

11.12pm
RCB wins by 82 runs

A bowling masterclass from RCB after De Villiers’ fireworks as KKR crumble under pressure and failed to overturn their fortunes. RCB secures a comprehensive 82 runs win as KKR could only manage 112/9 after 20 overs.

11.07pm
Nagarkoti falls for 4; KKR 9 down

Chris Morris picks another wicket as Nagarkoti drags the ball back onto his stumps. KKR-108/9 after 19 overs; need more 87 from 6 balls

11.02pm

Saini into the 18th over of the innings. The match is in RCB’s pocket already. Virat Kohli and his men are giving their all in the fielding department. Not giving any freebies whatsoever. A referral for a catch off the final ball, Virat Kohli is the man involved, who dived to his front. But it gets turned down by the umpire. Five runs off the over.

KKR-104/8 after 18 overs; need more 91 from 12 balls

10.56pm

Siraj into the 17th over of the innings. Tripathi smacks the third ball over the covers for a boundary. Finally, Tripathi departs, but it was not much of Siraj’s wicket, Morris completed a stunning diving catch. Four runs off the over. KKR-99/8 after 17 overs

10.55pm
Siraj puts the final nail in the coffin

KKR’s last hope Rahul Tripathi falls for 16. Now it’s well and truly over for KKR. Just formalities left in the match now.

10.51pm
Tripathi living on the edge

Chahal returns for his final over and the 16th of the innings. A double off Chahal’s second delivery, followed by a single off the next. Yuzi flights the final ball and Tripathi hits it towards him, but it just falls short. Five runs off the over. KKR-95/7 after 16 overs; need more 100 from 24 balls

10.47pm

Morris back into his third over. Tripathi picks up a single off the first and Cummins returns the favour off the third. Cummins mistimes a slog and it went straight to Padikkal at long off. Four runs off the over. Kolkata Knight Riders need 105 runs in 30 balls. KKR-90/7 after 15 overs; need more 105 from 30 balls

10.45pm
Cummins latest to depart

The hard work is done for RCB. KKR has no more firepower left with the wicket of Pat Cummins. FOW-89/7

10.43pm

Udana comes back and Dre Russ smacks him for a four and a six, before hitting it straight to Siraj at mid-on. The games is almost sealed here for RCB unless KKR can spring off some last moment surprise! KKR-86/6 after 14 overs; need more 109 from 36 balls

10.41pm
Udana strikes; Russell gone 16

Big wicket for RCB! Excellent comeback from Udana. After going for a thrashing by Russell, he gets the breakthrough and ideally put the final nail in the coffin for KKR.

10.40pm
4,6,4

Russel gets going. The Caribbean finally getting the momentum everyone was hoping for and it can be seen on the smiling faces in the KKR dugout. Can he turn around the fortunes for KKR tonight?

10.34pm
Second Strategic Timeout taken

Excellent from Morris; just 2 runs given at this stage of the game. KKR needs the big overs to happen. And we go into time out! KKR-71/5 after 13 overs; need more 124 from 42 deliveries.

10.32pm
Russell dropped on 1 by Padikkal

A slower ball from Morris and Russell hits it hard in the air towards long-off. Devdutt Padikkal slides across and the ball pops out of his hands. Dre-Russ gets a life.

10.29pm 

Sundar returns and removes Morgan. RCB spinners are on fire here. Tripathi, the new man in, cuts the ball fine but Yuzi puts in a dive to save the boundary. KKR-69/5 after 12 overs; need more 126 from 48 deliveries

10.25pm
Eoin Morgan departs cheaply

Eoin Morgan latest to depart as Washington Sundar picks up his 2nd wicket of the night. Morgan cuts but finds Udana at short third. Regulation catch for the Sri Lankan. KKR in real trouble now! FOW-64/5

10.24pm

Top notch bowling from Chahal. Unlucky dismissal as the ball took an inside edge but RCB and Yuzi will happily take that. Dre Russ comes in just the 11th over and gets off the mark straight away; three runs off the over. KKR-64/4 after 11 overs; need more 131 from 54 balls

10.21pm
KKR lose skipper Dinesh Karthik

KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik falls as Chahal castes his woodwork. KKR skipper is wrapped up by a tossed up delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal as he drags the ball back onto his stumps. He departs after scoring 1 from 2 balls. FOW-62/4

10.19pm
We reach the halfway mark!

Kolkata Knight Riders need 134 runs in the final 10 overs. Eoin Morgan and Dinesh Karthik are present at the crease. KKR-61/3 after 10 overs; need more 134 from 60 balls

10.18pm
Shubman Gill run out for 34

Terrible mix up between the batsmen and it is Morgan, who has run himself out. Replays on the screen, but Morgan was well outside the crease. How costly will this be? Shubman Gill run out. FOW-60/3

10.13pm

Chahal into his second over. Finch drops a sitter at long on, Gill was the batsman in trouble. RCB take a referral for LBW against Eoin Morgan off the second ball, but its turned down by the third umpire. Just three runs off the over, great bowling by Yuzi. KKR-54/2 after 9 overs; need more 141 from 66 balls

10.12pm
RCB lose review

Umpire gives not but De Villiers behind the stumps feels there was some wood involved. Kohli goes upstairs but both Ultra Edge and Ball tracking confirms that the onfield call was correct. RCB lose review.

10.08pm
Sundar stikes; Nitish Rana falls for 9

An angled delivery by Washington Sundar, coming at a decent pace and Rana goes down on his knees and tries to play it across the line. Rana, goes for the wild slog, but missed it completely. Super stuff from Sundar. FOW-51/2 after 8 overs

10.04pm
Tight over from Chahal

Chahal comes in and a brilliant over from him; concedes just 3 runs. KKR-46/1 after 7 overs

9.57pm
End of Powerplay; Strategic Timeout taken

Spin has been introduced in the form of Washington Sundar in the final over of the powerplay.  Just four runs off the over, as expected from Sundar. KKR have managed 43 runs for the loss of one wicket at the end of powerplay as the umpire signal for timeout.

KKR-43/1 after 6 overs; need more 152 from 84 balls

9.54pm
Costly from RCB; Gill hits a four and a six

Siraj into his second. Strays on the pads on the second ball and Nitish Rana just too good to miss out on that one, gets a boundary. Then Gill smashes him four two fours. 16 runs off the over. KKR- 39/1 after 5 overs; need more 156 from 90 balls

9.48pm

Saini comes in, Shubman gets off the mark, good rotation of strike here. Banton dabs the third ball in front of covers for a single. Saini finally removes Banton courtesy an inside edge that rattled the batsman’s stumps. KKR-23/1 after 4 overs; need more 172 from 96 balls

9.47pm
Saini gets the breakthrough

Banton gone for 8. Saini steams in and he strikes. Clocks 148, the ball takes an inside edge and dislodges the stumps. FOW-23/1

9.43pm

Siraj brought into the attack now. The England batsman gets off the mark off the penultimate ball and Gill returns the fav