Before the IPL was suspended in May, both teams had played seven games. With contrasting results. Royal Challengers Bangalore had five victories while Kolkata Knight Riders had five defeats. Though it appeared as though the two teams had switched places on Monday night in Abu Dhabi. Knight Riders’ bowlers turned in a precise effort to dismiss Royal Challengers for just 92. Their third-lowest total while batting first in the IPL. The big three of AB de Villiers Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli were dismissed for scores of 5 10 and 0 respectively. Bangalore vs Kolkata Highlights.
Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine kept the middle and lower order guessing. With their cunning and turn once Royal Challengers were reduced to 63 for 5. The Knight Riders will be hopeful that their commanding nine-wicket victory. Will reverse the tide on their competition and move them up to sixth on the points standings from last. With an opening stand of 82 put on by debutant Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill in just 9.1 overs. Their top order quickly and successfully chased down the meagre goal.
The Knight Riders bowlers were accurate, and the Royal Challengers hitters appeared scratchy and rusty. They bowled in the hallway, caught the hitters off guard with pace and bounce on a soft ball, defeated them with unidentified spin, and hardly left room for the big strokes.
With a magnificent punch through the covers, Kohli scored the game’s first four runs, but the next delivery, Prasidh Krishna’s inducker defeated his flip and led to Kohli’s dismissal. Even though Kohli used the review, it was already gone by the second over because the umpire had called it correctly. Devdutt Padikkal hit three fours, but Royal Challengers debutant KS Bharat battled with fluency due to poor timing and placement.