IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR
IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR

IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR Highlights: Royal Challengers Bangalore is set to play the 28th match of IPL 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB after showing inconsistency at the beginning comes back with an aggressive form. Where RCB skipper with his unbeaten 90 runs bags the victory against CSK adds weightage to the RCB.

While KKR seems to be in a critical position after facing a ban for one of their spin bowlers. If RCB won this match they would move to the third position in the IPL 2020 points table.

Match: Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)vs Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Toss Details: Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and opt to bat

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Dinesh Karthik | KKR skipper – I’m happy to have lost the toss, might have batted first as well. It’s important that the bowlers believe in themselves as it happened in the KXIP match where they dominated us for almost 39 overs. Banton is a special player, he’s a superstar in the making, he replaces Sunil Narine.

Virat Kohli | RCB skipper – We will bat first. A high scoring ground, the pitch might become slower and slower – scores are coming down in the last couple of games. There’s no grass on the surface, so it can get scuffed up.

We’re confident in our bowling, it’s important to execute our plans, Chris Morris was a huge plus. We have spoken about partnerships, a good start will help us more. One change – Siraj comes in for Mann, gives us an extra bowling option on a small ground like this.

Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Tom Banton, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.

Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB)

Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal.

RCB vs KKR Highlights

Royal Challengers Batting(RCB) Batting

Finch and Devdutt Padikkal gets in to the crease to lead RCB. RCB strikers seem to be aggressive as they strike start to strike boundaries from the first over. With back to back boundaries and sixes, RCB scored 47 runs for no wicket loss at the end of the powerplay.

After a couple of catch drop, Russell dismissed Devdutt Padikkal while scoring 32 runs. RCB skipper the man in form Virat Kohli gets in to the crease. Prasidh Krishna bowled out Finch while scoring 47 runs. Mr.360 joins hand with King Kohli and makes an impressive partnership of the final seven overs.

Prasidh Krishna bowled out Finch while scoring 47 runs
Prasidh Krishna bowled out Finch while scoring 47 runs

The run-scoring in the last five over plays a predominant role in this format of games. ABD seems to be unstoppable as hits the boundaries of the every over which makes the run rate to pass over 15.

Ab de Villiers makes a 23 ball fifty with a massive six. Finally, RCB scored 194 runs for 2 wicket loss. Ab de Villiers scored 73 runs from 33 deliveries while Kohli scores 33 runs off 28 deliveries and stands undefeated.

IPL 2020 RCB vs KKR | Ab de Villiers reaches his half century in just 23 deliveries
Ab de Villiers reaches his half-century in just 23 deliveries

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

With a massive target to chase down KKR’s Tom Banton and Shubman Gill gets in to the crease. Navdeep Saini took the first wicket for RCB by dismissing Tom Banton for 8 runs. Nitish Rana gets in to join hands with Gill.

At the end of the powerplay, KKR scored 43 runs for 1 wicket loss. Washington Sundar makes a massive blow for KKR by dismissing Rana while scoring 9 runs. KKR gets in trouble after losing a couple of wickets at the early stage.

With a misunderstanding from KKR strikers, Gill loses his wicket while attempting a run between wickets. At the end of 10th over KKR scored 61 runs for 3 wicket loss. KKR skipper too got dismissed while scoring just 1 run. KKR lands in trouble after losing its top-order batsmen.

After the massive wickets down KKR struggles to make a partnership and starts to lose wickets in a regular sequence. At the end of the innings, KKR scored 112 runs for 9 wicket loss. RCB bear KKR by 82 runs and bags the fifth victory of the tournament.

Watch RCB vs KKR highlights

Also read: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Man of the Match 

Ab de Villiers | RCB

Very happy with the performance. Got a duck in the last game, a terrible feeling. Very happy that I contributed. Surprised myself out there tonight. Knew the wicket was quite tough to bat on. But I thought 145-150 wasn’t enough.

So I looked to go further and was surprised to get 195. They’ve got a really good bowling attack. The margins are small and you have to use every bit of energy. As Virat said there was a light in my eye, felt it in the bus itself. Always enjoyed taking the gloves.

Very excited about it, I must say. I do bounce off ideas with Virat. As a keeper, you have a really good view of the pace of the game. Different skills completely. It depends. Have worked really hard with the gloves. Want to be the best I could, that’s always been my attitude.

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