IPL-11: Kolkata win two successive defeats, beat Bengaluru by 6 wickets
Following this victory, Kolkata is at number four in the points table with 8 points. At the same time, Bangalore is at seventh with 4 points.
In the 29th match of the IPL-11, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 6 wickets. The target of 176 runs was achieved by the KKR team at the loss of 4 wickets in 19.1 overs. This is KKR’s first win after losing two consecutive matches. Chris Lynn top scored with 62 runs. He was given the Man of the Match Award. Earlier, KKR won the toss and decided to bowl first. RCB scored 175 runs for 4 wickets in 20 overs. Captain Virat Kohli scored 68 runs.
KKR get good start
-Opener Chris Lin and Sunil Narine gave Kolkata a good start. Both shared a partnership of 59 runs. After 6.3 overs the game was stopped due to rain. Narine was bowled out for 27 runs shortly after the start of the game. Robin Uthappa, who came to the crease after that, also scored 36 runs.
– Nitish Rana suffered a heart attack due to injury to 15 runs. After that Andre Russell, who came on the crease, was dismissed without opening the account. Captain Dinesh Kartik scored 23 runs off 10 balls. Shubhaman Gill was not out with 5 runs.
McCullum-Deacock shared a 67-run partnership
-RCB Openers Brendon McCullum and Quinton Deacock gave the team a strong start. Both of them shared 67 runs in 8 overs. Kuldeep Yadav was dismissed by Dikawek for 29 runs. After that McCullum 38 and Manan Vohra became the victim of Russell’s 1 run.
RCB made four changes
AB de Villiers was out of the match due to being ill. Captain Virat Kohli made four changes, included Brendon McCullum, Tim Southee, Manan Vohra and Murugan Ashwin in the team. Pawin Negi, Corey Anderson and Washington Sunder are also out of the team with De Villiers. At the same time KKR did not make any changes to the team XI.