KKR vs RCB, Match 35, Indian T20 League 2019, 19 April 2019

Result
RCB
213/4
(20 ov)
KKR
203/5
(20.0 ov)

RCB won by 10 runs

Match Report
Ton-up Kohli powers RCB to victory despite Rana, Russell onslaught
Virat Kohli smashed a 58-ball 100 to set up 213-4 before Nitish Rana (85* off 46) and Andre Russell (65 off 25) nearly pulled of the chase

Scorecard Summary

Royal Challengers Bangalore
|
1ST INNING
213/4
20.0
Kolkata Knight Riders
|
2ND INNING
203/5
20.0
Over
20
Runs Scored: 13
0 1 6 0 W 6
N Rana85(46)
D Karthik0(0)
M Ali
1-0-13-0
RCB were made to sweat but they have just about held on at Eden Gardens after a sensational display of hitting from Andre Russell and Nitish Rana. KKR fell just 10 runs short of the massive target, paying the price for their sluggish start but pushing the visitors right until the end. Moeen Ali had to be cool and collected at the death, coming on to bowl for the first time and defending 24 runs after his earlier swashbuckling batting had sparked RCB into life. Virat Kohli's fifth IPL century was a masterclass in strokeplay and meant KKR were always slightly behind the game. We've been treated to some outstanding entertainment tonight, let's hope for more of the same tomorrow when we have a double-header to look forward to.

19.6 - M Ali to N Rana

Off break half volley, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long off for 6 runs.
6
Moeen is going to be the hero for RCB here, Russell gives up running the single despite it going all the way into the deep. Lazy running but he knows the match is lost.

19.5 - M Ali to A Russell

Off break full toss, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, to deep mid wicket, fielded by Kohli, by Ali.
W

19.4 - M Ali to A Russell

Off break yorker, outside off stump on the front foot Slog, missed to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
0
Oh yes, six more for Dre Russ. Can Moeen hold his nerve?.

19.3 - M Ali to A Russell

Off break back of a length, outside off stump on the front foot driving, well timed in the air under control over long on for 6 runs.
6

19.2 - M Ali to N Rana

Off break half volley, off stump on the front foot Slog, inside edge to fine leg for 1 run, fielded by Siraj.
1

19.1 - M Ali to N Rana

Off break half volley, to leg moves in front sweeping, Play and Miss (Leg Side) to wicketkeeper for no runs, fielded by Patel.
0

Match Detail

VenueEden Gardens - Kolkata
Series
Toss
Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl first
Umpires
Ian Gould
Nitin Menon
Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
Andy Pycroft
TV Umpire
Anil Dandekar

Pitch Report

64 %
34 C
Flat
Cloudy

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