KKR beat RCB by 4 wickets | Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score 3rd T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: Apr 08, 2018 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
RCB
176/7 Overs: 20.0
KKR
177/6 Overs: 18.5
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 4 wickets

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score - 3rd T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 18.5 KKR: 177/6

We are done for the day. The first doubleheader of the season saw a couple of rollicking batting knocks. KL Rahul and Sunil Narine thrilled the crowd with their brand of aggressive batting. The action now shifts to Hyderabad as the home team will face Rajasthan on Monday at 2000 IST. Do join us for all the action. Cheers!

18.5 4

FOUR! Vinay Kumar says let me finish it off with one hit. He flat-bats this one through mid on. Not off the middle but beats the fielder and it goes into the fence. KOLKATA WIN BY 4 WICKETS!

18.4 1

Slower ball on middle, Karthik pulls it to fine leg for ANOTHER SINGLE! One boundary away now.

18.3 1

On the pads, worked around the corner. They want to do it in singles I feel.

18.3 1

WIDE! A bumper on middle, Kumar ducks under it and the umpire signals it a wide.

18.2 1

Short in length on middle, Karthik pulls it through square and now Kolkata need 7 more.

18.1 1

Caught? No put down. Kumar could have bagged a first ball duck. Kulwant bowls it on a length around off, Kumar makes room and slaps it hard but straight to Sundar at sweeper covers. Sundar goes down on his knees and gets a hand to it but fails to cling on. A life for Vinay, not sure had he taken it would have made a difference but this is cricket, you never know. Catches do win matches. A run taken by the batsmen.

End of Over : 18 6 Runs KKR: 168/6
17.6 0

Swing and a miss from DK. Wide outside off, Karthik tries to chip this over covers but misses it.

17.5 4

FOUR! Another ball dragged down and Karthik gets into the position to smack it in front of square leg for a boundary.

17.4 W

OUT! Another excellent catch by AB running from mid off towards the boundary line. Russell once again exposes his stumps and Woakes bowls this full outside off. He gets on one knee and skies this high over the bowler's head. De Villiers from mid off and McCullum from long on hare to attempt for the catch. The former keeps his eyes on the ball and clings onto it. He also does really well to avoid a collision with McCullum who was also eyeing the catch. The South African does really well to avoid the collision and hang on to the catch as he falls onto the ground. Brilliant by him, what can this guy not do? Russel departs after doing the damage.

17.3 0

Russell backs away too early. Shows this stumps and Woakes bowls this outside off. Manages to get the toe end of the bat back to the bowler.

17.3 1

Wide. Woakes bangs this short but too high to worry the batsman! The umpire has signalles a wide.

17.2 0

Length outside off, Russell is too far to make any contact to this one.

17.1 1

Short ball, Karthik has stood up on his toes to play that one around the corner to get one.

End of Over : 17 15 Runs KKR: 162/5
16.6 6

SIX! Another pitched up ball and this time Andre murders it all the way. Full ball around off, Russell smites this over the wide long on fielder for a biggie. 15 needed from the last 3 overs now.

16.5 4

FOUR! Pitches this one up around off and Russell powers this over covers for a boundary. Just what Russell wanted and Umesh serves him a length ball.

Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders would look to usher in a fresh era under new captain Dinesh Karthik with a victory when they open their Indian Premier League campaign against heavyweights Royal Challengers Bangalore.

As KKR seek to create an new identity in the post-Gautam Gambhir era, it would not be a surprise to see a packed Sunday Eden crowd rooting for the star Indian skipper Virat Kohli in the RCB jersey. Kohli and AB de Villiers will once again form a strong top-order with 2,212 runs together in 53 innings, including seven century stands.

However cricket lover\'s biggest concern will remain rain playing spoilsport in KKR\'s opening game against at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday. On the eve of the game, practice of both teams were cut short due to rain. One can only hope for rain gods to stay away and let two sides play!

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