IPL 2016, RCB vs KKR Live: Pathan blitz blows Bangalore away

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IPL 2016, RCB vs KKR Live: Pathan blitz blows Bangalore away
  • 23:48 (IST)

    Andre Russell is named the Man of the Match.

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    KKR win by five wickets!

    What an innings by Yusuf Pathan. He remains not out on 60 off 29 balls. He hammered one over long off for a six off Shamsi to bring up his 50, then played a deft cut for a four. Suryakumar joined the party with a four through long leg before finishing off in style with a four through long leg.  

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    FIFTY for Pathan! 

    It's flighted outside off, Pathan clobbers it over long off for a six to bring up his 50 off 27 balls. Five fours and 3 sixes in his innings so far. 

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    After 18 overs, Kolkata 169/5 ( Yusuf Pathan 49 , Suryakumar Yadav 1)

    Yusuf Pathan has gone bonkers. He flicks one sublimely through mid-wicket for four off Aaron. Russel then mistimes one but it still flies over long off. 16 runs scored off that over. Pathen then takes on Watson and hammers him for 4-4-4-6-2-4. Chahal then bowls a brilliant over to give away just 6 runs and scalp the wicket of Russell. 46 runs and a wicket in the last 3 overs. 17 needed off 12 now. 

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    OUT! Chahal provides some relief. Russell departs. A Russell c Binny b Chahal 39 (24b 1x4 4x6)

    It's flighted outside off, a touch wide, Russell gets down and looks to clobber it over covers. But doesn't connect it well and helps it straight into the hands of Binny at deep cover. A crucial innings ends. 

    Suryakumar Yadav is the new batsman.

  • 23:20 (IST)

    47 runs needed off 24 now.

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    After 15 overs,Kolkata 124/4 ( Yusuf Pathan 14 , Andre Russell 31)

    Two monster hitters at the crease and they are looking dangerous. Yusuf Pathan smacks a flat six off Aaron over wide long on. Some wayward bowling coupled with poor keeping means that Chahal gives away 12 runs with five wides and four byes in the over. Russell then goes berserk with a couple of humongous sixes and a thumping four off Shamsi. 39 runs off the last 3 overs.

  • 23:17 (IST)

    After 15 overs,Kolkata 124/4 ( Yusuf Pathan 14 , Andre Russell 31)

    Two monster hitters at the crease and they are looking dangerous. Yusuf Pathan smacks a flat six off Aaron over wide long on. Some wayward bowling coupled with poor keeping means that Chahal gives away 12 runs with five wides and four byes in the over. Russell then goes berserk with a couple of humongous sixes and a thumping four off Shamsi. 39 runs off the last 3 overs.

  • 22:58 (IST)

    After 12 overs, Kolkata 84/4 ( Yusuf Pathan 4 , Andre Russell 11)

    The two spinners have done well - Shamsi and Chahal. RCB have pulled this back really well. Watson with the wicket of Pandey has slowed down proceedings. Russell finally released some pressure as he hammered a six over deep mid-wicket off Chahal. 18 runs and a wicket off the last 3 overs.

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    OUT! Watson strikes. A very good catch from Sachin Baby. M Pandey c Sachin Baby b Watson 8 (12b 0x4 0x6)

    It's short outside off, Pandey stays in his crase and flat-bats it to long on, Sachin Baby runs to his right and pouches a very good catch. The umpire checks for a front foot no ball and Watson shoe is just inches inside the line. 

    Andre Russell is the new batsman.

  • 22:44 (IST)

    After 9 overs, Kolkata 66/3 ( Manish Pandey 7 , Pathan 0)

    Gambhir was starting to look dangerous. He smashes Shamsi over long on for a six and then a four through square leg. In between, Aaron bowls a very good over giving away just 7. Gambhir then hammers Aravind over mid-wicket for four but the left-arm pacer bounces back to remove him next ball. 29 runs and one wicket in the last 3 overs.

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    OUT! Aravind provides a huge moment in the game. Gambhir departs. G Gambhir lbw b Aravind 37 (29b 4x4 1x6)

    The slower ball totally foxes Gambhir. It's a yorker that dips a bit. Gambhir stays in his crease and looks to flick but is done in by the change of pace. He is early into his shot and misses. Gets trapped in front. 

    Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman.

  • 22:24 (IST)

    After 6 overs,Kolkata 37/2 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 17 , Manish Pandey 1)

    RCB have pulled his back really well. There was a heart in mouth moment for Lynn who mistimed his pull and it fell in between Shamsi and De Villiers. De Villiers would have got there from deep mid-wicket but lack of communication meant the ball fell exactly in between the two. Gambhir then heaved one over mid-wicket for four. Lynn had another lifeline when a huge LBW shout was turned down against him. It was a googly off the first ball from Chahal but the umpire remained unmoved. Chahal then finally got his man with a ripper. Manish Pandey too got a lifeline as De Villiers made a brilliant stop but missed a direct hit with Pandey way out. 15 runs and one wicket in the last 3 overs. 

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    OUT! Beautiful delivery from Chahal. Lynn's luck finally runs out. C Lynn b Chahal 15 (12b 0x4 1x6) 

    Lands on middle and leg, it's ripped in at a fair pace. Lynn looks to defend but it turns viciously, beats the outside edge to crash onto the off stump.

    Manish Pandey is the new batsman.

  • 22:05 (IST)

    After 3 overs,Kolkata 22/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 9 , Chris Lynn 10)

    SIX! Binny comes in for his second over, and is hammered by Lynn over long-off in the second ball off a half-volley! Bangalore have the momentum at present, having powered themselves to a competitive total before getting an early wicket. Kolkata need some smart and responsible batting at the moment. 

  • 22:01 (IST)

    After 2 overs,Kolkata 11/1 ( Gautam Gambhir (C) 7 , Chris Lynn 1)

    The consistent pair of Gambhir and Uthappa walk out to open the innings for KKR at the start of their reply, with Binny being handed the ball by opposition skipper Kohli for the first over! FOUR! Short and between middle and leg, and Gambhir hooks this one towards the fine-leg boundary! OUT! Binny strikes in the last ball with an outswinger, with Binny getting a thick outside edge while looking to push it towards the covers. Kohli takes a simple catch, which turns out to be the 50th of his career, as RCB manage to nip the opening partnership early in the innings. Aravind bowls the 2nd over, and concedes just five off it. 

  • 21:58 (IST)

    OUT! Binny gets the early breakthrough for RCB with an outswinger, with Uthappa getting a thick outside edge while looking to push it through the covers. Kohli takes the catch at backward point, as Uthappa departs for 1 off four deliveries. KKR 6/1 after 1 over

  • 21:37 (IST)

    RCB have posted 185/7

    A blistering end to the RCB innings. Watson lays into Russell as he hits him for three fours in the 19th over. A coule of edges to third man and then a swat over mid-wicket. Sachin Baby is then caught and bowled off the last ball of the over. Binny then takes on Umesh and hammers him for a couple of sixes, one over long off and another over long on. And an upper cut to third man for four in between. Binny finally holes out off the enultimate ball. Watson is then run out off the last ball trying to scamper through for a risky second. 55 runs off the last 3 overs.

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    After 18 overs, Bangalore 154/4 ( Shane Watson 19 , Sachin Baby 16)

    A bit of drama. Umesh Yadav bowls second high full toss which is called a no ball but is still allowed to bowl. Watson has got going as he hammers one over deep mid-wicket for a six off Narine and then again clobbers one through the same region for four. Morkel then bowls a very good over to give away just 4 runs. Watson again gets into the act as he slices one over backward point for four. Sachin Baby then joins the party with a couple of fours and then plunders one over deep square leg for a six. 23 runs off the Umesh over. 42 runs and a wicket off the last 3 overs. 

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    OUT! Gambhir might be the most relieved man. Kohli departs. V Kohli c Russell b Morkel 52 (44b 4x4 0x6) 

    Gambhir had dropped him at backward point the previous ball off a top edge. This time Kohli looks to loft but ends up mistiming. Russell at deep cover pouches a very good catch diving forward.

    Sachin Baby is the new batsman.

  • 21:14 (IST)

    FIFTY for Kohli! Yet another 50. How does one stop this run machine? Four fours in his innings so far. He's been really calm tonight.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    After 15 overs, Bangalore 112/3 ( Virat Kohli 47 , Shane Watson 1)

    Kohli was looking to build the momentum as he hit a couple of thumping fours, one through covers and one through mid-wicket off a slog sweep off Narine but then Chawla removed De Villiers to peg the hosts back. Morkel was brought back and he gave away just 3 runs. 15 runs and a wicket off the last three overs.

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    OUT! Chawla is turning it around for KKR. He gets the prized scalp of AB de Villiers.  AB de Villiers lbw b Chawla 4 (6b 0x4 0x6)

    It's a faster googly. Pitches on the length area outside off, and spins back in at pace. De Villiers is done in by the spin and pace too. He looks to pull but it's not a length to pull. He misses and gets hit right in front. 

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    After 12 overs,Bangalore 97/2 ( Virat Kohli 34 , AB de Villiers 3)

    Rahul was looking dangerous but KKR have done well to pull it back as Chawla sent back the half-centurion. Rahul lofted one over long off for six off Chawla and then late cut one through third man for four in the same over. He then slog sweeps one off Narin in the next over before pulling out a reverse sweep to get to his fifty with a boundary. Chawla finally provides KKR some relief with the wicket of Rahul.  33 runs and a wicket in the last 3 overs.

  • 20:53 (IST)

    OUT! Chawla strikes to break the 84-run stand. KL Rahul c Pathan b Chawla 52 (32b 6x4 2x6) 

    He was timing those so well. But this time misses out. It's full outside off, a flighted delivery. Rahul looks to go inside out but ends up mistiming his loft straight into the hands of Yusuf Pathan.

    AB de Villiers strides out to the chants of ABD....ABD

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    FIFTY! for Rahul! He's played a very good innings so far. six fours and two sixes in his innings. 

  • 20:44 (IST)

    After 9 overs, Bangalore 64/1 ( Lokesh Rahul 28 , Virat Kohli 28)

    Russell has bowled a brilliant spell so far - 3-0-11-0 but the rest haven't allowed the build the pressure. Rahul has continued to look good. He Pulls one behind square leg off Umesh Yadav. Kohli then finally gets going with a powerful pull over mid-wicket for just his second four. Umesh then hits back to give away just 4 runs. 24 runs off the last 3 overs.

  • 20:29 (IST)

    After 6 overs, Bangalore 40/1 ( Lokesh Rahul 20 , Virat Kohli 12)

    Just the one bowling change in the Powerplay. And why not ? Morkel and Russell were bowling well. They have done a really good job and bowled tight lines. But Narine has started off scratchily giving away 10 runs. Rahul, meanwhile, has made sure that the scoreboard is kept ticking with three fours in the last three overs. He pulls one behind square leg for four then drives one through extra cover off Narine and then sweeps the next ball to long leg. 25 runs off the last 3 overs.

  • 20:16 (IST)

    After 3 overs, Bangalore 15/1 ( Lokesh Rahul 2 , Virat Kohli 5)

    A good start for KKR. Morkel and Russell have bowled good lines and haven't been predictable. Russell develops the pressure by giving away just 2 runs. Gayle then gets into the act with a six off the second ball of Morkel but Morkel hits back to removes the big man. Russell then bowls another frugal over giving away just four runs. Rahul looked to loft one by giving himself room but missed.

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    OUT! Morkel has the last laugh. Gayle departs.  CH Gayle c Uthappa b Morkel 7 (7b 0x4 1x6)

    Gayle had hit a thumping six straight down the ground the previous ball. This time Morkel bowls it short, Gayle goes for a pull but it gets big on him and he ends up getting a top edge with one hand off the bat. Uthappa- the keeper - calls for it and takes a very good catch.

    Virat Kohli is the new batsman.

  • 20:07 (IST)

    After 1 overs, Bangalore 2/0 ( Lokesh Rahul 1 , Chris Gayle 1)

    KL Rahul walks out to bat, and its 'Universe boss' Chris Gayle who's walking out alongside him. Gautam Gambhir hands all-rounder Andre Russell the ball for the first over. Russell is getting movement at the start of the innings, and bowls along tight lines, giving away just two runs.

  • 19:44 (IST)

    KKR XI: Uthappa (wk), Gambhir (c), Suryakumar, Pathan, Pandey, Russell, Lynn, Chawla, Umesh, Narine, Morkel

  • 19:40 (IST)

    RCB XI: Gayle, Kohli (wk), Rahul (wk), ABD, Watson, Baby, Binny, Chahal,  Aaron, Aravind, Shamsi

  • 19:34 (IST)

    The BIG news is - Chris Gayle is back. He is one of the four changes made by RCB.

  • 19:32 (IST)

    TOSS - Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and elected to bowl.

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    Squads:

    Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Mitchell Starc, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi.

    Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma,Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.

  • 17:58 (IST)

    Hello and welcome to Firstpost's live coverage of the 30th match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) between Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Monday. 

PREVIEW: Toiling Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will be eagerly aiming for a win when they face Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2016 match in Bengaluru on Monday.

RCB have only won two of their four matches to be at the seventh spot in the eight-team tournament's points table.

They have an disbalanced squad, heavily reliant on their batting. They will once again bank on skipper Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, KL Rahul and Shane Watson to put up a huge total and hope their weaker bowling line-up will be able to defend it.

West Indian big-hitter Chris Gayle has rejoined the squad after a paternity leave to add more muscle to the already formidable batting line-up.

Leading run-getters for RCB Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will hope to get a solid partnership against KKR. Sportzpics/IPL

Leading run-getters for RCB Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers will hope to get a solid partnership against KKR. Sportzpics/IPL

RCB suffered a 15-run loss to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Saturday and need to overhaul their performance soon to harbour any hopes of qualification for the last-four stage.

They also need to sort out their bowling woes quickly as the inexperience in this department has been exposed badly by their opponents.

KKR have fared far better so far, winning four of their seven matches to be third on the points table. They would move to the second spot with a win on Monday.

But KKR also are coming into the contest on the back of a 27-run defeat by Delhi Daredevils in an away match, also on Saturday.

Nothwithstanding the defeat, KKR approach the match with a better frame of mind as they have been one of the most balanced team of the tournament.

KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir is leading from the front and is one of the top run-getters in the tournament so far, well supported by opening partner Robin Uthappa.

The bowling line-up also has a settled look with West Indian off-spinner Sunil Narine spearheading the attack.

Squads:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Varun Aaron, Abu Nechi, S Arvind, Samuel Badree, Stuart Binny, Yuzuvendra Chahal, AB De Villiers, Praveen Dubey, Chris Gayle, Travis head, Iqbal Abdulla, Kedar Jadhav, Akshay Karnewar, Sarfraz Khan, Vikramjeet Malik, Mandeep Singh, Adam Milne, Harshal Patel, Lokesh Rahul, Parveez Rasool, Kane Richardson, Sachin Baby, Mitchell Starc, Vikas Tokas, Shane Watson, David Wiese and Tabraiz Shamsi.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (c), Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Jason Holder, Sheldon Jackson, Kuldeep Yadav, Chris Lynn, Manan Sharma,Morne Morkel, Colin Munro, Sunil Narine, Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Ankit Rajpoot, Andre Russell, Rajagopal Sathish, Shakib Al Hasan, Jaydev Unadkat, Robin Uthappa, Suryakumar Yadav, Umesh Yadav.


Published Date: May 02, 2016 11:36 pm | Updated Date: May 02, 2016 11:48 pm


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