KKR vs RCB IPL 2021 Highlights: Virat Kohli led RCB and Eoin Morgon led KKR to lock their horns to play the 31st league match of the IPL 2021.
Virat Kohli plays his 200th game for RCB while this season is the last season for Virat Kohli as RCB skipper.
|IPL Match No||31|
|Match||Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore|
|Date||September 20, 2021|
|Toss||RCB have won the toss and have opted to bat|
|Venue||Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi|
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IPL 2021 KKR vs RCB Scorecard
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||92/10(19)|
|Kolkata Knight Riders||94/1(10)|
Royal Challengers Bangalore Scorecard
|Virat Kohli||lbw b Prasidh||5||4||1||0||125|
|Devdutt Padikkal||c Karthik b Lockie Ferguson||22||20||3||0||110|
|KS Bharat||c Shubman Gill b Russell||16||19||1||0||84.21|
|Glenn Maxwell||b Chakravarthy||10||17||0||0||58.82|
|AB de Villiers||b Russell||0||1||0||0||0|
|Sachin Baby||c Nitish Rana b Chakravarthy||7||17||0||0||41.18|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||lbw b Chakravarthy||0||1||0||0||0|
|Kyle Jamieson||run out (Chakravarthy)||4||12||0||0||33.33|
|Harshal Patel||b Lockie Ferguson||12||10||2||0||120|
|Mohammed Siraj||c Chakravarthy b Russell||8||10||1||0||80.00|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||not out||2||6||0||0||33.33|
Kolkata Knight Riders
|Shubman Gill||c Siraj b Chahal||48||34||6||1||141.18|
|Venkatesh Iyer||not out||41||27||7||1||151.85|
|Andre Russell||not out||0||0||0||0||0|
‘We will bat first. Looks like a good pitch, the grass will hold it together, will slow down as the game progresses. This one’s special, we promised back in May that we’ll play for the Covid warriors, here it is – we’ll auction this uniform and the proceeds will go to them. Two debutants for us – KS Bharat and Wanindu Hasranga’
Looks really good, it should stay pretty similar for the entire length of the game. Hoping that the performances will change in this phase of the tournament. It’s been challenging, but we are happy to be back here.
|Royal Challengers Bangalore||Kolkata Knight Riders|
|Virat Kohli(c)||Shubman Gill|
|Devdutt Padikkal||Nitish Rana|
|Srikar Bharat||Rahul Tripathi|
|Glenn Maxwell||Eoin Morgan(c)|
|AB de Villiers(w)||Andre Russell|
|Wanindu Hasaranga||Dinesh Karthik(w)|
|Sachin Baby||Sunil Narine|
|Kyle Jamieson||Venkatesh Iyer|
|Mohammed Siraj||Lockie Ferguson|
|Harshal Patel||Varun Chakravarthy|
|Yuzvendra Chahal||Prasidh Krishna|
Kolkata Knight Riders
Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Virat Kohli (c), AB de Villiers (wk), Devdutt Padikkal, Rajat Patidar, Glenn Maxwell, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, Kyle Jamieson, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Daniel Christian, Dushmantha Chameera, Sachin Baby, Srikar Bharat, Navdeep Saini, Pavan Deshpande, Mohammed Azharuddeen, George Garton, Suyash Prabhudessai, Tim David, Akash Deep
IPL 2021 KKR vs RCB Highlights
Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) Batting
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal gets into the crease to lead RCB while Varun opens the bowling attack. Soon RCB skipper Virat Kohli loses his wicket in the second over after scoring just 5 runs.
Debutant KS Bharat gets into the crease to join hands with Padikkal. The young Padikal loses his wicket to Lockie Ferguson while he seems to be a bit settled with the bat. Padikkal walks after scoring just 22 runs.
Maxell gets into the crease but debutant KS Bharat has to walks to Pavillion after giving a catch to Gill. RCB struggles to withstand the KKR’s magical spinner Varun and starts to lose quick wickets.
Varun dismisses Maxwell and Wanindu Hasaranga in back-to-back deliveries. RCB wind up their innings by scoring 92 runs by losing all 10 wickets with an over left to bowl.
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
Venkatesh Iyer and Gill get into a chase down the target of 92 runs. RCB needs to pick quick wickets as KKR did to stay alive in the game.
But KKR’s openers makes an impressive start. Without getting delay KKR finished the match at 10th over with one wicket loss. KKR won the game by 9 wickets.
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Man of the Match
I try to assess the pitch first. It was flat only. Would like to give credit to the bowlers who bowled in the powerplay for the discipline. There wasn’t much in the pitch. Wasn’t much spin on offer so I had to keep it on the stumps.
I thought it was out (the hattrick ball) but just saw the replay that there was an inside edge. Definitely made me feel better, and got a sense of acceptance from the people around me. Started very late in my career. Now me getting picked for India gives me a sense of acceptance.