Highlights IPL 2017, KKR vs RCB, cricket scores and updates: KKR thump RCB by 82 runs

Apr, 24 2017 IST
  • Debdutta Bhattacharjee, Firstpost journalist and writer

    Harakiri by the RCB batsmen? Perhaps. But inspired bowling by KKR and they bowled with a plan. They prised out the wickets of the three RCB big guns - Kohli, Gayle and De Villiers - with brilliant strategy. Coulter-Nile, Woakes and De Gradhomme are absolutely fantastic, but how good was Umesh Yadav? He was special. It is heartening to see an Indian pacer bowling with such unrestrained hostility. That one over from Umesh to Gayle - the 6th of the innings - was the highlight of the RCB innings. To have the 'Universe boss' in the amount of trouble that Umesh did speaks volumes of Umesh's abilities. He has had the tendency to err with his line and length, but was on the top of his game tonight. And what is unbelievable, KKR's two big weapons Sunil Narine and Kuldeep Yadav weren't even required. A superb counter-attack from KKR after scoring an under-par 131. The Eden crowd got their money's worth. A sumptuous Sunday treat.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is only the second time both teams got all out in an IPL match.
     
    Other instance: RR vs DC, Nagpur, 2010
     
    23/04/2013: Highest IPL total (RCB - 263/5)
    23/04/2017: Lowest IPL total (RCB - 49/10

  • Coulter-Nile is named the Man of the Match!

  • Virat Kohli: Our worst batting performance, it really hurts. After the kind of half that we had, we thought we could capitalise and chase it down. Reckless batting. I can't say anything at the moment. It was that bad. This is just not acceptable. The sightscreen is very small here, one guy got up as the bowler was loading up, that distracted me. Still it wasn't a big deal. That was just one down. Nine guys could have done the job. There's nothing to review anything about the second half, it was that bad. We need to forget it and move forward. I'm sure we won't bat like that again in the tournament. After the start they got, the spinners did well. Restricting them to 130 was a good effort. We're going back home for a couple of games. We've got back-to-back games, need to try and win those to get some momentum.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the first time in IPL history no player from a team has made at least 10 runs in an innings of a match. 

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Lowest totals in IPL:
     
    49  by Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Kolkata in 2017*
    58 by Rajasthan Royals v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Cape Town in 2009
    67 by Kolkata Knight Riders v Mumbai Indians at Mumbai in 2008
     
     

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    A pitch freshened by light rain created havoc. RCB bowled out in less than 10 overs and for a measly 49. 20 wickets have fallen in this match. To spin and pace. Some match this.

  • OUT! That's it! KKR win by 82 runs! What a bowling performance. What captaincy from Gambhir and what a match! Length delivery outside off, Chahal drives it away from the body but gets an outside edge to second slip where Manish Pandey takes a good catch. Gambhir goes bonkers in celebration. De Grandhomme too goes wild. Kohli describes it as 'Shocking Batting' performance!

  • OUT! De Grandhomme sends back Mills. RCB in absolute tatters!  Good length delivery outside off, Mills stays in the crease and looks to go downtown, doesn't connect it off the middle and Kuldeep Yadav pouches a good running catch at long off. What a poor....Poor batting performance this!

  • After 9 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 48/8 ( Tymal Mills 2 , Sreenath Aravind 4)

    After a couple of outswingers, Woakes brings one back in and the plan workes as Badree is trapped in front. Woakes nearly has another one but Aravind's checked shot flies over extra cover for four. A couple of bouncers on either side of the risky shot are left alone. 5 runs and a wicket off the over.

  • OUT! Woakes gets his 3rd! Badree is trapped LBW! This is Carnage. This is brilliant bowling. Length delivery outside off, tails back in after landing. Badree stays in his crease and looks to flick but is done in by the inward movement. He misses and is hit right in front. 

  • After 8 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 43/7 ( Samuel Badree 0 , Tymal Mills 1)

    The KKR pacers are on fire. De Grandhomme too got substantial movement and he got the wicket of Negi in that over. Mills gave full monty to a couple of deliveries but missed. Just 3 runs and a wicket off the over. 

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Lowest score in IPL Rajasthan Royals 58 vs RCB. That dubious record under threat tonight

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    42 is the lowest score at which a team has lost first seven wickets in an IPL match. The previous lowest was 43 by RCB against KKR at Bangalore in 2008.

  • OUT! De Grandhomme joins the party. Negi is trapped LBW! Good length delivery on middle, nip sback in a tad, Negi stays in the crease and looks to clip but misses and gets trapped right in front. This is madness! 

  • De Grandhomme into the attack now.

  • After 7 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/6 ( Pawan Negi 0 , Samuel Badree 0)

    What a fantastic first over from Woakes! Each of the KKR pacers got a wicket in their first over. Good length deliveries doing the trick for Woakes. He hit the right lengths in that over and got rewarded with the wickets of Gayle and Binny. One run and two wickets in the over. Two new batsmen at the crease. 

  • Debdutta Bhattacharjee, Firstpost journalist and writer

    The strategy of peppering Gayle with short-pitched stuff paid off as the big man holes out to Coulter-Nile at mid off. Is that the match for KKR? Yes, in cricket you can never discount the possibility of a turnaround, but KKR have the match by the scruff of the neck.

  • OUT! Woakes gets 2nd in the over. Binny edges it to the keeper. KKR pacers are on fire. Just a delivery ago, Woakes had beaten Binny by a beauty, the ball had whizzed inches past the outside edge. But this time the English pacer gets rewarded for his perseverance with the corridor of uncertainty and Binny fiddles with an outswinger and gets an outside edge to Uthappa. 

  • OUT! Woakes too strikes in the first over. Universe Boss walks back to the hut. Coulter-Nile takes the catch, he just can't stay away from the action! Good length delivery outside off, Gayle stays in his crease and looks to pummell over mid off but ends up mistiming it, Coulter-Nile moves to his left and takes a good catch. 

  • Woakes into the attack now!

  • After 6 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 39/4 ( Chris Gayle 7 , Stuart Binny 8)

    Another very good over from Umesh. Beats Gayle's outside edge off the the second ball and then draws a false shot, an outside edge which flies to third man for four. He induces another edge again, this time it flies wide of the wide slip for a single to third man. He then comes really close to grabbing the wicket of Binny but his powerful cut flies inches wide of the diving backward point fielder. 11 runs off the over. A brilliant powerplay for KKR - 39/4 in that period. 

  • Debdutta Bhattacharjee, Firstpost journalist and writer

    This is a good strategy KKR have employed against Gayle - bowling short ad back of a length. An absolute snorter by Umesh aimed right at the big Jamaican's head. Exhilarating stuff. Gayle gets a streaky four and then commits into a shot and the ball takes the outside edge and flies to third man. Gayle all at sea.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Only the 'universe boss' can save RCB. The rest of the batsmen have been sent packing. There is juice in the pitch, probably freshened by the light rain earlier. Coulter Nile the tall fast bowler is express quick and devastating today. He has already dismissed Kohli, ABD & Jadhav.

  • After 5 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore 28/4 ( Chris Gayle 2 , Stuart Binny 4)

    Everyone is pumped up. The bowler, the crowd and the fielders. They are diving all around. Coulter-Nile is ramping up good pace. He is making good use of decent away movement but it is his pace that is doing much of the damage. He gets Jadhav first ball of the over. After five dots, Binny finally releases some pressure as he drives one uppishly over point. Four runs and a wicket off it. 

  • OUT! Coulter-Nile is on fire. Kedar Jadhav too walks back to the dug out. It's a good length delivery on middle and leg, Jadhav stays in his crease and looks to tuck it away but is early into his shot and gets a leading edge to mid on. Third wicket to the big Aussie. 

  • After 4 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/3 ( Chris Gayle 2 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 9)

    Umesh has found terrific rhythm. He bowls a brilliant yorker to Gayle who digs it to the leg side. Jadhav then fiddles with an outswinger but misses. Umesh responds with a couple of short balls, Jadhav is hurried up on his pull and gets just one and Gayle hits one straight to mid-wicket. Umesh nearly has Gayle off the final ball but it swings back in too much to miss Gayle's inside edge as well as the stumps.  Brilliant over. Just 2 runs off it.

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    Another turnaround. But this time RCB gasping for survival. Kohli's feet not moving as he reached out and edged to slips. Kohli probably distracted by movement behind bowler's arm. Mandeep's poor form continues while ABD skied an attempted hook to be caught. Can RCB ride this crisis?

  • Debdutta Bhattacharjee, Firstpost journalist and writer

    The KKR bowlers have started with a lot of heart. Some out-of-the-box captaincy by Gambhir, starting with forward short leg and three slips. That Kohli was caught at slip vindicates Gambhir's field placements. The wicket of AB De Villiers was another killer blow to RCB, who are in tatters at the moment. But what would keep KKR worried is that Gayle is still there and if he gets going it will all be over in a hurry. They have also to be wary of the dimunitive dynamite Kedar Jadhav. The Eden crowd would remember him for the blinder he played for India in the 3rd ODI in the series against England earlier this year.

  • After 3 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 22/3 ( Chris Gayle 1 , Kedar Jadhav (W) 8)

    Coulter-Nile has got two big wickets now - Kohli and De Villiers. He started off the over well inducing a leading edge off Gayle. Then drifted down the leg side only for De Villiers to trickle it to fine leg fence. But the Australian had the last laugh bouncing out De Villiers off the next ball. Coulter-Nile then oversteps for the second time in his innings and follows it up with a wide. Jadhav slashes the Free Hit ball over the slip cordon for four. Jadhav then ended the over well with a lofted drive over point. 15 runs and a wicket off the over. 

  • OUT! Coulter-Nile gets another BIG fish! AB De Villiers is back in the hut. Coulter-Nile's extra pace is doing the trick. He bangs it in short, De Villiers is hurried into the pull, he takes one hand off the bat as he is not in control of the pull and gets a top edge high in the air. Uthappa settles under it and pouches a very good catch. This is brilliant bowling.

  • After 2 overs, Royal Challengers Bangalore 7/2 ( Chris Gayle 0 , AB de Villiers 4)

    Another successful over for KKR. Umesh too got some movement. He managed to remove Mandeep off a ball that didn't deserve a wicket. De Villiers then started off in style with a lovely flick through mid-wicket for four. The crowd has come to life. 4 runs and a wicket off the over. 

  • This is just the third golden duck for Virat Kohli in T20s. 

    1st against Mumbai Indians, Bangalore in 2008
    2nd against Kings XI Punjab, Bangalore in 2014

  • OUT! Umesh strikes in his first over. Mandeep departs. 

    The atmosphere is electric now. It's a touch wide outside off and a tad short too. Mandeep stays in his crease and looks to cut but helps it straight into the hands of the fielder.

    AB de Villiers strides out to the middle.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    Chris Gayle has scored 339 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata from five innings against Kolkata Knight Riders which is the most by any batsman against them at the venue before today.

  • After 1 overs,Royal Challengers Bangalore 3/1 ( Chris Gayle 0 , Mandeep Singh 1)

    Just the start KKR needed. However, it wasn't the best of starts from Coulter-Nile as he overstepped the first ball, it was a full delivery which Gayle left alone. Coulter-Nile then made amends as he bowled a sharp short delivery which hit the shoulder and popped up to short leg. Coulter-Nile then got the big fish in Kohli before finishing off an excellent over giving away just three runs. 

  • OUT! Coulter-Nile gets the BIG one! Kohli is out for a golden duck! Brilliant field placement from Gambhir. It's full outside off, swinging away, Kohli drives away from the body but gets an outside edge, Manish Pandey at 3rd slip juggles but takes it in the end. Kohli was not happy with disturbance in front of the sightscreen. In fact, he was livid.

  • Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli walk out to the centre. Coulter-Nile starts the bowling for KKR. Bowling to Gayle with a forward short leg and slip.  

  • Right! Kohli and Gayle are the openers. Coulter-Nile will start off!

  • Debdutta Bhattacharjee, Firstpost journalist and writer

    This score that KKR have got is way below par. Advantage RCB. No doubt about that. But cricket, as they say, is a game of glorious uncertainties and no game is over till it is actually over. The KKR bowlers would have to learn from what their RCB counterparts did. They have two world class spinners in Narine and Kuldeep. The mystique of Chinaman bowling adds an extra edge to Kuldeep's arsenal. One expects some changes of pace from Woakes and Coulter-Nile. The worry is with Umesh though. He has to get his line and length right and ensure to vary his pace. Narine vs Gyale and Kuldeep vs Kohli is what one can hardly wait to see.

  • Umang Pabari, Cricket statistician

    This is the first time KKR have been bowled out at Eden Gardens in IPL while batting first.  

    KKR losing all ten wickets batting first in IPL:

    67 v Mumbai Indians, Mumbai, 2008
    101 v Deccan Chargers, Cape Town, 2009
    131 v Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata, 2017

  • Vedam Jaishankar, Journalist and commentator

    What a brilliant comeback by RCB! At the power play with Narine flogging the bowling, RCB looked in serious trouble. 65 in 6 overs was a terrific start for KKR. Their fans would have had visions of a total in excess of 200, especially as KKR bat deep and have big hitters in the ranks. But Chahal, Badree, Negi and Mills sensationally brought KKR crashing down. Wickets fell like 9 pins. A meltdown literally. KKR's final total of 131 is below par. RCB should get to the target on this fine batting track. But KKR have questions to answer. 65 for 1 to a mere 131 all out can be pretty demoralising.

  • After 19.3 overs,Kolkata Knight Riders 131/10 ( Umesh Yadav 2 , )

    Aravind to bowl the last over. Kuldeep comes down the track and tries to give himself bit of a room. Misses it completely. 'You miss, I hit,' says Aravind. KKR all out for 131. A total collapse.

Preview: Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will look to continue the momentum from their last outing when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) fixture at the Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

A Chris Gayle hurricane (38-ball 77) coupled with Kohli's 50-ball 64 guided RCB to their second win of the campaign against Gujarat Lions in their previous outing.

File picture of Virat Kohli (L) and Gautam Gambhir (R). AFP

Despite the absence of South African star AB de Villiers, the sought-after franchise toyed with their rivals bowling posting 213 to which Brendon McCullum (72 off 44 balls) staged a good fightback but eventually fell short by 21 runs.

RCB are still languishing at third from bottom in the eight-team points table losing four of their six matches. Shorn of star power initially with the likes of Kohli and de Villiers not playing the first three and two matches respectively, the three-time runners-up were also ruffled by the iffy form of Australian all-rounder Shane Watson.

Since the arrival of Kohli (against Mumbai Indians) and de Villiers (against Kings XI Punjab), their batting has looked the part though both the superstars ended on the losing side in their respective opening ties.

Coming back from a shoulder injury he picked while captaining India against Australia in the four-match Test series, Kohli smashed 67 in his first game, while AB announced his arrival with an unbeaten 89 off just 46 deliveries. But triumphs have been hard to come by for RCB.

Besides Gujarat, RCB have won against Delhi Daredevils only. Samuel Badree's hat-trick against Mumbai was the high point as far as their bowling is concerned but in that match too, they ended up second best due to an underwhelming batting show.

Badree has been one of the most economical bowlers this season, leaking just 41 runs in his eight overs from two games so far. Leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal has taken the most wickets for side with seven to his name.

England fast bowler Tymal Mills, whom RCB roped in this term for a whopping Rs 12 crore, and de Villiers have been given the green signal to play. If the pair comeback, Travis Head and Shane Watson will in all likelihood have to sit out.

Talking about the home team, Gautam Gambhir's wards saw their juggernaut being halted by Gujarat at the same venue on Friday.

Poor bowling cost the two-time champions the math which for larger parts was in their control.

Against arguably the best batting lineup, head coach Jacques Kallis would want to plug the gaps as soon as possible.

"We don't become a bad bowling unit after just one game. We will have some good game plans in place. RCB are down in the table, and they are looking for some form," Kallis had said at the post match media interaction on Friday.

"We will have to use that to our advantage. We still have a lot of confidence. The boys are playing with freedom and playing well. We haven't been able to put up a complete game so far, but when we start doing that we will be a tough side to beat," the 41-year-old South African added.

Sunil Narine's pyrotechnics on Friday (17-ball 42) gave KKR a flying start on Friday and also vindicated the team management's decision to make the most of the Powerplay. Robin Uthappa's form (48-ball 72) also augurs well for the hosts along with Manish Pandey who has been in great form this season.

Big-hitting Yusuf Pathan has also looked to bat for a longer period and against Delhi Daredevils played a gem of a knock under pressure. Suryakumar Yadav's lean patch is a cause of concern with the KKR vice-captain just not getting runs under his belt.

In the 18 engagements between the two teams since 2008, both outfits have won nine times each.

Squads:

KKR: Gautam Gambhir (captain), Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Chris Lynn, Umesh Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Sheldon Jackson, Ankit Singh Rajpoot, Trent Boult, Chris Woakes, Rishi Dhawan, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rovman Powell, R. Sanjay Yadav, Ishank Jaggi, Darren Bravo, Sayan Ghosh, Colin de Grandhomme

RCB: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Chris Gayle, Pawan Negi, Tymal Mills, Aniket Choudhary, Praveen Dubey, Billy Stanlake, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, S. Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Samuel Badree, Iqbal Abdulla, Travis Head, Sachin Baby, Avesh Khan, Tabraiz Shamsi, Harpreet Singh.

With inputs from IANS


Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3925 123
2 South Africa 3050 117
3 Australia 3087 100
4 England 3362 99
5 New Zealand 3114 97
Rank Team Points Rating
1 South Africa 5957 119
2 Australia 5505 117
3 India 4579 114
4 England 5645 113
5 New Zealand 5123 111
Rank Team Points Rating
1 New Zealand 1625 125
2 England 1962 123
3 Pakistan 2417 121
4 West Indies 2222 117
5 India 2183 115