Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in the IPL-13 match played at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday. While batting first, Bangalore scored 194 for two wickets in 20 overs. Kolkata could only manage 112 runs after losing nine wickets in 20 overs.
- Bangalore won the match against Kolkata
- AB De Villiers played an explosive inning of 73 runs
- KKR defeated by 82 runs
Royal Challengers Banglore started well. Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch gave the team a bang. There was a 67-run partnership between the two. This partnership was broken by Andre Russell. Padikkal scored 32 runs. After this Finch became the victim of the famous Krishna. Finch missed a half-century. Captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers made a blistering batting after RCB fell two wickets for 94 runs.
An Amazing Display of Strokeplay from AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers created a furore on the field against KKR. At one time, de Villiers had scored 10 runs off 11 balls, but after that, he hit fours and sixes. AB de Villiers scored an unbeaten 73 runs from 33 balls. In this innings, he hit 5 fours and 6 sixes. With this, his partnership with Kohli has exceeded 3000 runs in the history of IPL. On AB de Villiers’ inning, RCB scored 194 runs at the loss of two wickets in the prescribed over.
Encouraged by the success of giving KKR the big target of 195 runs, RCB also did wonders in bowling. The bowlers were successful in creating pressure from the beginning. Navdeep Saini gave the first blow to KKR by bowling Tom Benton, who was playing the debut match on 23 runs. However, even after this shock, the team could not recover. KKR got the second blow as Nitish Rana for 51 runs. Rana was bowled by Sundar and after this wicket, KKR was shattered.
Shortly after Rana’s wicket, Shubman Gill was out at the crease. Gill scored the highest 34 runs. After Gill, KKR received the fourth blow for 62 as Captain Dinesh Karthik was out. Karthik was able to score only one run. Soon after Karthik, explosive batsman Ayan Morgan was also out for 8 runs. KKR’s last hope after Morgan’s return to the pavilion was from Andre Russell. While KKR received the sixth blow as Russell on 85 runs. After this, KKR got the 8th blow as Pat Cummins and then Rahul Tripathi for 99 runs. After this, Kamlesh Nagerkoti was out. KKR could only manage 112 runs for 9 wickets in the scheduled over.