Kolkata Knight Riders win by 9 wickets! That's the victory for KKR. What a fine win this has been for them. They chase down 93 with nine wickets and ten overs to spare. With this win, KKR move to fifth spot on the IPL 2021 points table while RCB stay at third.
OUT! Finally a wicket for RCB. But it is too late. Nonetheless a consolation wicket for the Virat Kohli-led side. Shubman Gill is caught near long-off.
End of Powerplay overs and Knight Riders are off to a great start. KKR now need just 37 more runs to win. Can they make a statement by winning this game with ten overs remaining?
Kolkata Knight Riders are off to a good start here. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill are looking relaxed and rightly so with not much to chase. RCB will have to start picking wickets now otherwise things will further slide away from them.
OUT! That's it! RCB have been bundled for just 92 runs. Andre Russell takes the last wicket, his third. So, KKR will need just 93 runs to win this contest.
OUT! RCB nine down now. He has bowled Harshal Patel. RCB are in danger of being bowled out under 100 here. Can they go past the three-figure mark?
OUT! Two more wickets go down. RCB are now eight down. Kyle Jamieson is run out and before him Varun Chakravarthy accounted for Sachin Baby.
OUT! Back to back wickets for Varun Chakravarthy. RCB are now six down. First he bowled Glenn Maxwell and then next he had debutant Wanindu Hasaranga trapped in front of the wickets.
OUT! Andre Russell in on fire here with the ball. He gets the prized wicket of AB de Villiers. First ball duck for ABD, top notch yorker from Russell.
OUT! Another one bites the dust. Andre Russell strikes in his second over. KS Bharat's debut innings doesn't last long. He is caught near the deep mid-wicket.
Royal Challengers Bangalore would be the favourites when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the second match of the UAE leg of IPL 2021 on Monday. The game would be played at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium at 7:30 pm IST (Indian Standard Time). The Knight Riders, despite possessing star players in their lineup, have had a very tough time in the first phase of the competition in India. The consistent failure of Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana at the top of the order has had a telling impact on the remaining batsmen as they have failed to recover from slow starts in the powerplay. KKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore on Star Sports and Disney+Hotstar Online.
Also, the likes of Andre Russell, Sunil Narine and Shakib Al Hasan have not been in the best of forms for the two-time champions and hence, they find themselves in the seventh place and in desperate need for a change in fortunes. Their skipper, Eoin Morgan too has had a lukewarm season so far with the bat and a lot would be expected from him in this match.
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Bangalore, who would be captained by Virat Kohli for the last time this season, have been in good form and are now closing in on a spot in the playoffs. Wanindu Hasaranga, one of their replacement players, would be a performer to watch out for along with the likes of AB De Villiers and Glenn Maxwell, both of whom scored big runs the last time they faced KKR earlier this year. While Bangalore would aim at a league double, KKR on the other hand would need their experienced players to step up and make an impact.