IPL 2018, 29th Match, Royals Challengers Bengaluru
Sunday, 29th April, Chinnaswamy Stadium
Match Review :
The Royal Challengers Bengaluru fought well, but lost against the Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Royals Challengers Bengaluru opted to bat first on a flat Chinnaswamy track. The in form AB de Villiers missed out this game because of viral fever, made way to Brendon McCallum. They got off to a slow steady start. Quinton de Cock and McCallum added 67 runs in 8 overs before the former got out. McCallum and Manan Vohra got out in quick succession at that stage the Royal Challengers Bengaluru were 3-75 in 10 overs. Virat Kohli anchored the innings for his team and in the process scored his first half century of this season of IPL. He top scored 68 of 44 including 5 fours and 3 sixes. The Royal Challengers Bengaluru reached 175/4 in their quota of 20 overs.
The Kolkata Knight Riders started their chase cautiously. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn added 59 in 7 overs. Sunil Narine got out for 29. Rain interrupted the Knight Riders innings for some time but luckily no overs were lost. Uthappa looked in fine touch once again, he along with Chris Lynn took their team close to the target before the former got out. Chris Lynn found it difficult to score but he didn’t throw away his wicket. Nitish Rana was out retired hurt and Andrew Russell, the birthday man got out to a golden duck. These two quick wickets gave the Royal Challengers Bengaluru some reprieve and a fighting chance. However they would rue the chances gone begging because of some ordinary fielding. Dinesh Karthik and Chris Lynn saw their team off before Karthik got out. Shubam Gill scored the winning runs for the Kolkata Knight Riders and they strengthen their place in the top 4.
Match Summary :
Royal Challengers Bengaluru 175/4 in 20 overs ( Virat Kohli 68, McCallum 38, Andrew Russell 3-31)
Kolkata Knight Riders 176/4 in 19.1 overs ( Chris Lynn 62, Uthappa 36, Murugan Ashwin 2-36)
By 6 wickets.
Player of the Match :
Chris Lynn – Kolkata Knight Riders
Orange Cap :
Ambati Rayudu – Chennai Super Kings
Purple Cap :
Siddharth Kaul – Sunrisers Hyderabad
Royal Challengers Bangalore
Brendon McCullum, Quinton de Kock, Virat Kohli, Manan Vohra, Mandeep Singh, Colin de Grandhomme, Murugan Ashwin, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kulwant Khejroliya, Aniket Choudhary, Sarfaraz Khan, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Navdeep Saini, Parthiv Patel, Aniruddha Joshi, Pavan Deshpande, AB de Villiers, Pawan Negi, Washington Sundar, Corey Anderson
Kolkata Knight Riders
Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Shivam Mavi, Piyush Chawla, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav, Tom Curran, Ishank Jaggi, Prasidh Krishna, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles