IPL 2020: Lockie Ferguson-inspired KKR aim to consolidate spot in top four against Virat Kohli's RCB
KKR have finally found their mojo with the late inclusion of tearaway pacer Lockie Ferguson and they would look to avenge their first leg rout by the star-studded RCB when the two sides clash on Wednesday.
IPL 2020 LIVE Streaming, KKR vs RCB: When and where to watch Dream11 IPL on Disney + Hotstar and broadcast timings in India and UAE
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IPL 2020: Magical AB de Villiers powers Royal Challengers Bangalore to thrilling win over Rajasthan Royals
Chasing 178, De Villiers smashed six sixes to help RCB win the game after they found themselves in a difficult position following the dismissal of Virat Kohli with the team struggling at 104 for three in the 14th over.
IPL 2020 Highlights, RR vs RCB Match, Full Cricket Score: AB de Villiers blitzkrieg takes Bangalore home with seven wickets in hand
Phew! What a chase! AB de Villiers arrived at the crease with 76 needed off 42 balls and he hit 55 of them from 22 balls with one four and six sixes. All through the innings the RCB batsmen were finding it difficult to get going. Paddikal struggled in the middle, Kohli could manage just one for and two sixes but then AB de Villiers batted on an altogether different wicket and pulled off a stunning win for RCB. That Unadkat 19th over which went for 25 runs was the turning point. May be Smith should have handed the penultimate over to Archer.
IPL 2020: When Chris Gayle is batting, you always feel you have a chance of winning, says Nicholas Pooran
Chris Gayle, who was playing his first competitive match since January, overcame a sluggish start against RCB to smash five sixes and a boundary in his 53-run knock, helping KXIP snap a five-match losing streak.
KL Rahul, Chris Gayle scored fifties and Nicholas Pooran smashed a six on the last ball of the match as KXIP ended their losing streak in IPL 2020
Murugan Ashwin took two wickets, giving away only 23 runs in his four-over quota, a performance that played a significant role in Kings XI Punjab's much-needed eight-wicket victory over RCB on Thursday.
IPL 2020: Virat Kohli admits RCB erred with decision to push AB de Villiers down the order against KXIP
RCB captain Virat Kohli also said that his bowlers should have been able to defend 171 against KXIP.
Chasing 172 in a must-win game, the in-form opening pair of Rahul (61 not off 49) and Mayank Agarwal (45 off 25) got off to a flying start before Gayle (53 off 45) joined his skipper in the middle to get KXIP close to the finishing line.
IPL 2020 Highlights, RCB vs KXIP Match, Full Cricket Score: Gayle, Rahul clinch thrilling win for Punjab
Finally, KXIP win the match by 8 wickets! Chahal bowls the final over. No runs from the first two balls. Gayle goes for the big hit in the next one but it just falls short of deep mid-wicket for one run. Another dot and follwed by Gayle's run out. Pooran, under pressure, comes down the track and manages to clear the long-on fielder for a six. Phew!
IPL 2020: Amid desert carnage, silent assassin Washington Sundar goes about his business as RCB's vital cog
Washington Sundar might not be setting the stage on fire with a barrage of wickets and Man of the Match awards but he is the silent assassin who is frustrating oppositions, building pressure and quietly becoming a vital cog in RCB's arsenal.
IPL 2020: Captains should be able to review contentious wides, waist-high full-tosses, says RCB leader Virat Kohli
Kohli, who leads Royal Challengers Bangalore in the lucrative league, said they have "discussed it internally" as "these things can make a massive difference".
IPL 2020: RCB spinner Washington Sundar says releasing the ball late key to his consistent run this season
RCB's Washington Sundar has taken five wickets in seven games but at an astonishing economy rate of 4.90
IPL 2020: India coach Ravi Shastri urges AB de Villiers to make international return after explosive innings for RCB
De Villiers, who ended his international career two years ago, smashed six sixes in a 33-ball blitz in Sharjah on Monday that set up a big win for the Royal Challengers Bangalore over the Kolkata Knight Riders.
IPL 2020: 'AB de Villiers made it look easier,' RCB skipper Dinesh Karthik heaps praise on RCB batsman
"AB de Villiers showed why he is a very good player. Time and time again to come out there and score 80 runs of the (last) five overs is not an easy one, but I think he made it look much easier than what it was," Karthik said.
IPL 2020: Balanced, varied, and skilled, RCB's wholesome bowling attack bodes well for their campaign
Since the arrival of Chris Morris, this RCB bowling attack seems to be a force to reckon with. It's a versatile unit that has a lot of options for different phases of the game.
IPL 2020: RCB skipper Virat Kohli hails AB de Villiers' 'super-human' effort after team's win against KKR
Royal Challengers Bangalore thrashed Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in Sharjah as De Villiers stood tall with his 33-ball blitz and an unbeaten century stand with Kohli, who made 33.
IPL 2020: AB de Villiers’ flourish, miserly spells from spinners guide RCB to massive 82-run win over KKR
The win lifted RCB to third spot with 10 points from seven matches, while KKR dropped one place down to fourth with eight points as the league reached the halfway stage.
IPL 2020: KKR fret over Sunil Narine's chucking complaint, Andre Russell's fitness issues as RCB clash beckons
KKR are placed third in the standings and the two-time champions will be going all out for a victory at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium after registering two back-to-back wins against Chennai Super Kings and Kings XI Punjab.