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IPL 2016, KKR vs RCB as it happened: Kohli, de Villiers script nine-wicket win for Bangalore

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Amit Banerjee May 17, 2016 09:01:26 IST
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IPL 2016, KKR vs RCB as it happened: Kohli, de Villiers script nine-wicket win for Bangalore

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May 16, 2016 - 23:44 (IST)

That's it from us at Firstpost for the 48th match of IPL 2016. We're still awestruck by the chase that was pulled off by RCB's top-order trio! The contest for the playoffs is getting hotter with each passing game! Do tune in tomorrow for our coverage of the next match, which will be between RPS and DD. Till then, goodnight!

May 16, 2016 - 23:29 (IST)

Virat Kohli is the Man of the Match for his unbeaten 75 off 51 balls! 

May 16, 2016 - 23:25 (IST)

Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore continue their ascent in the ongoing tournament, pushing Delhi Daredevils down from the fifth spot with their win! Kolkata Knight Riders continue to occupy the second position in the table! 

May 16, 2016 - 23:22 (IST)

May 16, 2016 - 23:20 (IST)

May 16, 2016 - 23:19 (IST)

After 19 overs,Bangalore 186/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 75 , AB de Villiers 59)

Russell into the attack for the penultimate over, and Kohli hammers the first ball towards cow-corner! RCB just one hit away from a win now! Two off the next, with an extra run thanks to a misfield! Russell has to leave the ground as he appears to have sustained a serious injury — probably a hamstring or a calf. Chawla to bowl the remaining deliveries, and AB de Villiers gets the honour of hitting the winning boundary, sending the ball down towards long-leg! And Royal Challengers Bangalore keep their IPL 2016 campaign alive by with a nine-wicket thrashing of Kolkata Knight Riders! Partnership between Kohli and de Villiers unbroken at 115 at the end of the innings!

May 16, 2016 - 23:16 (IST)

Given their terrific run of form in the ongoing tournament, won't come as a surprise! 

May 16, 2016 - 23:15 (IST)

May 16, 2016 - 23:13 (IST)

After 18 overs,Bangalore 173/1 ( Virat Kohli (C) 66 , AB de Villiers 55)

The chase appears a cakewalk by this stage, and a few more hits from Kohli and ABD should seal the deal for RCB! Three singles off Narine in the 16th over, before ABD smashes the final ball towards deep square-leg  for his third six of the day! The South African is now in contention for completing his half-century! Two fours conceded by Shakib in his final over of the day, with 13 coming off the 17th. Meanwhile, Kohli starts off with a boundary at the start of the 18th! The pair could end the game anytime soon! 16 runs hammered in the 18th over, including two fours and a front-foot no-ball! RCB just a couple of hits away from a win, needing 11 off the last 12 balls! Meanwhile, ABD completes his fifty in 29 deliveries! 

May 16, 2016 - 23:03 (IST)

PREVIEW: Brimming with confidence after a massive 144-run victory, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will run into an in-form Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) side in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Kolkata on Monday.

RCB need to win all their three remaining games to make it to the last four while KKR already have a foot into the play-offs and need just one victory from their remaining three outings.

Both teams come into the contest at the back of morale boosting victories.

RCB registered a crushing 144-run victory over Gujarat Lions at their home turf on Saturday. Propelled by twin centuries from captain Virat Kohli (109) and South African AB de Villiers (129), they posted a gigantic 248 for three in 20 overs. RCB then bundled Gujarat out for a paltry 104.

IPL 2016 KKR vs RCB as it happened Kohli de Villiers script ninewicket win for Bangalore

File photo of KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir. Sportzpics/IPL

Later, on the same day in a game in Kolkata, KKR tamed Rising Pune Supergiants (RPS) by eight wickets at the Eden Gardens.

Electing to bat, Pune managed to get to 103 for six in 17.4 overs when rain halted the tie. KKR were set a revised target of 66 runs to win from nine overs when play resumed again. And even though they lost Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir in the first over itself, Yusuf Pathan (37) and Manish Pandey (15) ensured that they cruised past the target without any further setback.

All eyes will be on the KKR bowling and how they fare against the likes of Kohli and de Villiers. The track is likely to be a turner again but the pair has been getting runs on every surface.

Chris Gayle — a former KKR player — loves the Eden track. The last time the burly Jamaican was here in 2015 for RCB, he had smashed a 56-ball 96. The left-hander has been struggling in the current tournament, scoring just 19 runs in five games. However, he can take heart from his previous performances at the Eden Gardens.

RCB bowling has been inconsistent, though pacer Chris Jordan (4/11) and Yuzvendra Chahal (3/19) delivered the goods in the previous game against Gujarat.

If they bowl loose on the day, the likes of Uthappa, Gambhir and Pathan — who have been in great form lately — will surely have no second thoughts about smashing them to the ropes.

When these two sides met last it was the Challengers’ bowling which let them down as Pathan hit a 29-ball 60.

It will be at the back of Kohli’s mind that his bowlers have struggled so far and he would ideally want to bat KKR out of the contest. But then again everyday is not a Sunday.

Squads:

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

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (c), Shane Watson, Chris Gayle, AB de Villiers, Stuart Binny, Iqbal Abdulla, Sreenath Aravind, Kedar Jadhav, Vikramjeet Malik, Kane Richardson, Varun Aaron, Mandeep Singh, Abu Nechim, Adam Milne, Yuzvendra Chahal, Harshal Patel, Travis Head, David Wiese, Sachin Baby, Lokesh Rahul, Parvez Rasool, Vikas Tokas, Sarfaraz Khan, Praveen Dubey, Akshay Karnewar.

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