IPL 2021, Eliminator KKR vs RCB: Narine help restricting RCB on 138

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IPL 2021 is in it’s playoffs stage and KKR is up against RCB in a do or die contest for both the teams.

The winner of this match will face Delhi Capitals in the Qualifier 2 but the losing team will get eliminated from the playoffs.

RCB won the toss and elected to bowl first but could only manage to put 138 on the scoreboard at the loss of 7 wickets.

Sunil Narine bowled a splendid bowling spell of 4 wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs and played the crucial role in restricting RCB on 138.

Match Summary

Virat Kohli and Padikkal came to open the innings for RCB and both openers gave team a splendid start.

Both Batsmen brought a full use out of the first powerplay and progressed the scoreboard with a good pace.

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Lockie Ferguson gave KKR their first breakthrough in form of Padikkal in the 6th over. He got out after scoring 21 of 18 balls.

Sunil Narine gave RCB their second blow in the 10th over in form of Srikar Bharat. He got out after scoring 9 runs of 16 balls.

Virat Kohli kept on progressing the scoreboard but could not do that for long as Sunil Narine took his wicket in the 13th over. Kohli got out after scoring 39 of 33 balls.

Sunil Narine grabbed wickets in regular intervals and this time it was Glenn Maxwell and AB De Villiers.

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KKR did not allow any RCB batsmen to settle down and do much damage. Lockie Ferguson took the wicket of Ahmed in the 19th over.

Dan Christian’s run out in the last over literally out RCB in the backfoot. As a result RCB could only manage to score 138 in 20 overs at the loss of 7 wickets.

KKR will have a target of 139 in front of them but the chase won’t be easy considering Sharjah’s pitch and Harshal Patel’s form.

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