Royal Challengers Bangalore have come into IPL 2020 with plenty of starvation and Kolkata Knight Riders learnt it the arduous manner twice this season. After being handed an 82-run defeat earlier in the season by RCB, suffered an even bigger embarrassment because the Bengaluru outfit restricted them for a file 84/Eight to clinch an 8-wicket win in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
With the rating, KKR broke the undesirable file of lowest workforce rating in 20 overs in the 13-year historical past as pacer Mohammed Siraj (3/8) led the stranglehold for RCB, taking three wickets for eight runs and bowling two maidens in his first two overs. RCB chased down the goal on the expense of two wickets and 39 balls to spare.
Siraj and his new-ball accomplice Navdeep Saini tore into the highest half for the KKR batting order in the powerplay overs. While Siraj dismissed opener Rahul Tripathi (1 off 3), Nitish Rana (zero off 1) and Tom Banton (10 off 8), Saini bought Tripathi’s opening accomplice Shubman Gill for mere 1 off 6.
Captain Eoin Morgan tried to regular the ship however he by no means acquired any help from his fellow batsmen. Dinesh Karthik’s (four off 14) hassle in opposition to leg spinner continues as Yuzvendra Chahal eliminated him in the ninth over. Chahal picked his second in hazard man Pat Cummins (four off 17) in the 13th over to finish one other profitable bowling spell of two/14.
Skipper Morgan (30 off 34) lastly departed in the 16th over with the rating miserably studying 57/7. An eighth-wicket partnership of 27 runs between Lockie Ferguson and Kuldeep Yadav was KKR’s highest in the whole.
Chasing the negligible goal, Devdutt Paddikal and Aaron Finch ensured the brand new ball created no points for the aspect; including 44 runs in the powerplay. The duo departed in the seventh over with Lockie Ferguson getting Finch (16 off 21) caught behind whereas the opposite was run out for 25 two balls later.
Virat Kohli (21 not out) and Gurkeerat Singh (21 not out) stave off any additional hassle to take the aspect house by the 14th over.