IPL 2019: Today IPL Match Live Updates KKR v RCB 35th Match Eden Gardens Kolkata – Bangalore won by 10 runs.
Today IPL Match Live Updates KKR v RCB 35th Match:
Bangalore won by 10 runs
Bangalore – 213/4 (20.0 Ovs)
Kolkata – 203/5 (20.0 Ovs)
- Fifth Wicket : He’s run-out. Russell fails to make his way back to the crease at the non-striker’s end, losing his wicket for 65 off 25 balls and RCB have survived a real scare here. Giving Moeen has turned out to be the right option for RCB’s side who wrap up the win by 10 wins.
Kolkata need 23 runs in 4 balls
- 50 in 21 balls for Russell with 7 sixes in it. After 3 balls to give the 1 run, well delivered deliveries, Stoinis falters, giving way too much length and room to hit three sixes off the last 3 balls. Chahal can easily be peeled off here.
- Dale Steyn —
10-0-98-0 (R/o 9.80) – previous 4 IPL games for SRH (in 2015) & GL (in 2016) – aged 32
4-0-40-2 (R/o 10.00) – tonight for RCB – aged 35
- 18 runs in the 18th bring the equation down to 43 needed in 2 overs. With Chahal and Stoinis yet to bowl, this is no longer looking a position from which RCB were cruising earlier. Death bowling has been an unsavoury viewing, being battered far too easily.
- Siraj and RCB would be so relieved that his culminating over went for just the 16 overs. Was yet another inclement one from him but Russell failed to make the most of the widish deliveries. Last ball sees the third umpired come in play for a direct hit but Russell was well in his crease. 61 needed in 3 overs
- 50 for Nitish with a 6. The last 2 overs have completely pummeled RCB with the boundaries coming far too easily for Kohli’s liking. It’s turned the match around and Kohli’s face tell us the story of what’s playing on his mind.
- KOLKATA 121/4 (15.0) CRR: 8.07 REQ: 18.6, Kolkata need 93 runs in 30 balls
- Last 5 overs of the run chase up our way and the 3 sixes in a row have slightly opened this match up. What was Chahal doing tossing up deliveries to Russell with it apparent that such balls are going to get plastered. It brings the equation to 93 needed in the last 30 balls and we have an interesting proposition on our hands now
- Over 14: With Russell out for KKR, Kohli’s captaincy has been decisive today as he rings his main bowlers on to take accountability and capitalize on the ever-growing run rate here. Only the 7 runs from the 14th take the score past 100 but everything till now is working RCB’s way
- KOLKATA 94/4 (13.0) CRR: 7.23 REQ: 17.14 Kolkata need 120 runs in 42 balls
- Fourth Wicket : Uthappa c Negi b Stoinis 9(20) [4s-1]
- He took 20 balls to score 9 runs and this to without a doubt be one of the worst innings on display this IPL especially given the nature of the match. Put his side under enormous pressure with an innings that went nowhere and he’s finally caught by Pawan, bowled Stoinis. 79-4 after 12 overs
- First over of spin from Chahal and he’s cleaned apart for 12 runs. Kuldeep had a jaffer of a time today and RCB’s leg-spinner is hardly doing any better. The line and length way too poor, closed the over with two wides and what this doesn’t bode good for is India with their main spinners getting hammered this way.
- KOLKATA 60/3 (10.0) CRR: 6 REQ: 15.4 Kolkata need 154 runs in 60 balls
- Halfway mark in KKR’s Innings: They’ve managed to scrape their way past the 50 run mark but the skirmish RCB have caught them up in is becoming extremely incoherent to navigate. With a further 155 runs needed in the last 10 overs, something needs to start going their way sooner rather than later if they’re to make something out of this match
- Over 8: With movement for the pacers still pertaining owing to the grass covering on it and the run rate shooting right upto 14, viciously RCB are edging themselves to their second win of the tournament. Just the 5 from Siraj’s second over leaves the score at 44-3.
- KOLKATA 39/3 (7.0) CRR: 5.57 REQ: 13.46 Kolkata need 175 runs in 78 balls
- Powerplay Update: A boundary of Siraj’s last delivery concludes the fielding restrictions and it’s been all RCB in the last one hour. They’re well on top, having the game by the scruff to be in complete control. For once their pacers have shown incisiveness to deliver an outright match winning performance
- Kolkata – 33/3 (5.4 Ovs)
- Third Wicket : Beautiful from Kohli. He just can’t stay out of the action today and he’s picked out a stunner here. Running back, kept his eyes peeled on the ball always to ensure that despite it popping in his hands, he was always aware of here it was going. Another false innings from Gill and despite him being promoted today, he goes for 9 to give Steyn his second
- Kolkata – 24/2 (3.5 Ovs)
- Second Wicket : Out! Shubman Gill c Kohli b Steyn 9(11) [4s-1].
- First Wicket : Perfect line and RCB have executed this wicket perfectly. Narine is always beleaguered when it comes to the shorter pitched ball and RCB were well aware of this. Banged in the middle of the surface, he tries to pull at it only to find Patel to depart for 18. RCB are running riot at the moment.
- KKR: 23-1 after 3 overs
- KKR: 6-1 after 1 over
- First Wicket : Steyn to Chris Lynn, out Caught by Kohli!! Steyn is thrilled to bits and he totally deserves all of it. Chris Lynn c Kohli b Steyn 1(2).
- Second Inning : Chris Lynn and Narine are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Steyn will open the attack.
- Stat after stat, courtesy Mohandas Menon –
* Most runs conceded in an IPL match by a KKR bowler:
2/60 Ryan McLaren v MI (Wankhede) 2013
1/59 Kuldeep Yadav v RCB (Kolkata) 2019 **
0/58 Mashrafe Mortaza v DCh (Wanderers) 2009
1/58 Shivam Mavi v DD (Delhi) 2018
- * Virat Kohli’s highest IPL scores since his 4th three figure score in May 2016:
100 (58) v KKR (Kolkata) 2019 **
92* (62) v MI (Wankhede) 2018
84 (49) v KKR (Bangalore) 2019
70 (40) v DD (Delhi) 2018
68* (44) v KKR (Bangalore) 2018
- * Virat Kohli last three innings against KKR:
68* (44) @ Bangalore 2018
84 (49) @ Bangalore 2019
100 (58) @ Kolkata 2019 **
- Innings Break
Bangalore – 213/4 (20.0 Ovs)
- 213-4 is what RCB end up with. Colossal and humongous, lead by Virat Kohli what an absolutely scrumptious, stunning and stellar batting performance we’ve watched by RCB. Kohli lost his wicket on the last ball to Gurney to with over 110 runs in the last 7 overs, RCB’s batting was a testament to a real T20 innings.
- It’s the 100 for King Kohli and the joy on his face shows what it meant to him. What an absolute masterclass and scrumptious innings we’ve been lucky to watch today. Shows that true class and grace can never be diminished if you have the hunger and will to always give your best. Marvelous and sensational.
- Over 18 Update: Why KKR have continued to dish out the slower stuff to Kohli and RCB persistently is an absurd proposition. The visiting side have loved the slower stuff and with 178-3 on the scoreboard, this can easily breach the symbolic milestone of 200.
- RCB: 149-3 after 16 overs
- Kuldeep has been taken apart with raucous ease by Moeen and despite him getting him caught by Prashid off the last ball of his over, he’ll hardly be happy with the over has gone by. Clean hitting from Moeen sees him score 26 with 3 sixes in the over to bring up his half-century. The 28 ball 66 run innings is exactly what was asked for by RCB and Kuldeep will not want to see these figures of 1-59 again.
- Over 15 Update: RCB making most of the batting conducive conditions here. While a slow start was making things look extremely treacherous for them, overs 10-15 have helped them envision 180 from here. 122-2
- 111-2: 14.1 overs and the half-century is up for Virat Kohli in 40 deliveries. This has been such a determined and gritty knock from him and as he showed the resolve to guide his side to a big target, these are the innings we are expected from seeing from him.
- Over 12: 89-2 and spin has been taken a liking to be RCB and Kohli in particular. He’s getting the necessary boundary in each over and as he sits close to his half-century, batting on 46, this innings is becoming a delightful one to watch from his bat. Traversing the boundary brilliantly in only a manner he can.
- RCB: 79-2 after 11 overs
- Over 10 Update: All on Moeen at the moment to provide Kohli with the much needed support from the other end. He’s been waging a lone battle till now, trying to do everything on his own and if someone else can provide the support then RCB can take this to a big score. 70-2
- Second Wicket : Out! Akshdeep Nath c Uthappa b A Russell 13(15) [6s-1].
- Bangalore – 57/1 (8.0 Ovs)
- Powerplay Update: RCB finally manage to get one over of the field restrictions into the double digits. After a lackluster 5 overs, a six and a boundary see them put on 42-1 after 6 overs. Massive work still to be done if they’re to get close to 180.
- 30-1 after 5 overs and RCB have completely failed to get going on. Kohli playing on 14 runs off 14 balls is something that won’t trouble RCB too much but the support that he’s lacked from the other end is the problem. Someone needs to let their captain play comfortably and take the onus on themselves of scoring.
- First Wicket : He tries to go for the big one and he’s gone! The pressure of the run rate telling on Parthiv as the tries to go for the big shot over the legside to the incoming, drifting in delivery of Narine only to find Nitish. He goes for 11 and RCB have been pegged back here.
- Over 3: 3 overs and 3 different bowlers have been tried by Karthik, fully aware of the magnitude of Kohli’s wicket. With AB de Villiers missing out today, Kohli is the mainstay of his side and his wicket early on will leave a huge gaping hole in RCB’s innings
- First Inning Starts : Parthiv Patel and Kohli are at the crease. Parthiv Patel is on strike. Gurney will open the attack
Today IPL match live updates RCB v KKR – Preview Highlights:
- KKR and RCB will take on each other on April 19 in Kolkata.
- The match will be played at Eden Gardens Stadium Kolkata.
- Match will start from 8 pm and toss will be done at 7.30.
KKR – Probable XI: Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Sunil Narine, Harry Gurney, Andre Russell/Carlos Brathwaite, Chris Lynn, Kuldeep Yadav, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shubman Gill
RCB – Probable XI: Parthiv Patel (wk), AB de Villiers, Virat Kohli (c), Akshdeep Nath, Marcus Stoinis, Moeen Ali, Yuzvendra Chahal, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Navdeep Saini, Umesh Yadav
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