Match-Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Date-Sunday, April 08, 2018
Toss-Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opt to bowl
Venue-Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad-Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Squad-Quinton de Kock (wk), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal.
Analysis of First Inning
Royal Challengers Bangalore Batting-RCB has strongest batting lineup they have the top international batsman like Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, Brendon McCullum etc.Quinton and McCullum open inning for RCB but Quinton got out early.McCullum smashes the ball to boundary scores 43 runs in 27 balls at a strike rate of 159.25. Virat batting was not explosive as scored most of his runs by rotating the strike.AB de Villiers contributed 44 runs by hitting 5 sixes and 1 four.Sarfaraz Khan who was retained by RCB isn’t able to make an impact on the team score.Mandeep Singh gets quick runs for RCB to take it to a decent total of 176 runs with losing 7 wickets.
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 5.6 overs
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 11.2 overs
- 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (Virat Kohli 17, AB de Villiers 34)
- Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 17.4 overs
- Innings Break: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 176/7 in 20 overs (Washington Sundar 0)
Fall Of Wickets
Quinton de Kock (10th ball)
Brendon McCullum (50th ball)
AB de Villiers (86th ball)
Virat Kohli (87th ball)
Sarfaraz Khan (109th ball)
Mandeep Singh (119th ball)
Chris Woakes (120th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(1,6,7,23,25,44,46,65,88,103,106,111,116)
SIXES Ball Timeline-(4,36,59,60,63,69,76,85,115,116)
Kolkata Knight Riders Bowling-Mitchell Johnson bowled 12 dot ball after delivering 24 balls.60% of the overs bowled by Spinner taken 4 wickets by conceding 105 runs.Vinay Kumar remains expensive, he bowled 2 over & given 30 runs.Quick wickets of two top batsmen of RCB changed the game and stop them from scoring high score.
Analysis of Second Inning
Kolkata Knight Riders Batting-Chris Lynn left-handed explosive batsman got out early by Chris Woakes another opener Sunil Narine smashes 50runs in just 19 balls,5 sixes 7& 4 fours.Uthappa didn’t score much only 13 runs.Nitish Rana & Dinesh Karthik played a responsible inning and captain takes KKR to the door of Win. Andrew Russell retained a player of KKR also adds quick runs on the team scores.
- Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 4.3 overs
- Sunil Narine: 50 off 17 balls (4 x fours, 5 x sixes)
- Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 10.2 overs
- 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (Nitish Rana 22, Dinesh Karthik 27)
- Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 16.1 overs
Fall Of Wickets
Chris Lynn (11th ball)
Sunil Narine (32th ball)
Robin Uthappa (45th ball)
Nitish Rana (87th ball)
Rinku Singh (94th ball)
Andrew Russell (106th ball)
FOURS Ball Timeline-(1,10,21,22,27,40,55,65,80,81,91,97,101,107,113)
SIXES Ball Timeline-(2,18,20,24,28,29,39,86,102)
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowling-Chris Woakes gave RCB their first breakthrough when he dismissed Chris Lynn in the second over of the innings. He gave away 24 runs in his first two overs but bowled a tidy third over – the 16th of the innings – in which he also picked up the wicket of Rinku Singh. The Englishman then accounted for the wicket of Russell in the eighteenth over to return figures of 4-0-36-3.Umesh Yadav bowled impressively; the pacer bowled a hostile spell – good pace, aggressive body language and troubled the batsmen with the short delivery. Yadav’s first spell read 3-0-12-2 – which included the scalps of Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa. In his final over, Yadav troubled Andre Russell on a couple of occasions, but the batsman still collected two boundaries and a six.
Man of the Match-Sunil Narine, for his all-around performance (1-30 & 50 off 19 balls).
Kohli: “A couple things that I can single out. With the bat, we were about 15 runs short. Myself included, we couldn’t really get going in the middle overs. I played too many dot balls and couldn’t get any momentum. Me and AB getting out in two balls to a part-timer was a game-changer as well. With the ball I think the way Sunil batted, it really took the game from us.”
Karthik: “It feels good to get off to a good start. Everyone wants that and I’m no different. Virat and AB are two great players and if they get going you know it’s going to be tough. I’m very happy for him (Narine). He’s been doing that for a while now and his role is to get us off to a good start.”