IPL 2021 Eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders
IPL 2021 Eliminator, The 58th IPL match will be played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders on 11th October 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE.
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আজ মহাষষ্ঠীতে আমাদের মহাজুদ্ধো । সকলকে জানাই শুভ শারদীয়া ।#DurgaPuja #RCBvKKR #KKR #AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #আমিKKR #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/KEohpCh9FN
IPL 2021 Eliminator – Pre-match Updates
Head to Head comparison of matches played and won between the two teams shows that out of 28 matches played between them, KKR convincingly won 15 times and RCB managed to win on 13 occasions.
The records favor KKR and both seem to be playing smart cricket, RCB Harshal Patel is the wicket-taker who is currently holding the Purple cap as well. Also, Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Paddikkal are in the race of Orange Cap.
For KKR they may not be having big names but they have managed to be in the playoffs, a lot needs to be seen in the match.
IPL 2021 Eliminator – Match Details
RCB has won the toss and they have elected to bat first. Both RCB and KKR came out with the combination of playing XI of the last match and there are no changes made.
Below are the RCB and KKR teams that were declared:
|Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB)||Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garton, Harshal Patel, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal|
|Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)||Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy.|
Hello & welcome from Sharjah for #Eliminator of the #VIVOIPL. ?— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 11, 2021
It's the @imVkohli-led @RCBTweets who will square off against @Eoin16's @KKRiders in what promises to be a fascinating contest. ? ? #RCBvKKR
Which team are you rooting for tonight❓ ? ? pic.twitter.com/2nmnJHr7cn
After winning the toss the captain of RCB, Virat Kohli decided to bat, it was a bold decision as most of the time in IPL -2, the teams after winning the toss decided to bowl.
Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings for RCB, they started scoring handsomely and were 53-1 after the power play.
It was looking as if they are gonna get 160-170 runs on the board, however, they kept losing wickets at regular intervals and the scoring which was 9 runs per over in powerplay kept decreasing.
Especially once Kohli and Glenn Maxwell were out, the team struggled to score, as a result, RCB settled with 138-7 after 20 overs.
From the KKR bowling side, it was Sunil Naraine who clinched 4 wickets, that too of Virat Kohli, Srikar Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, and AB de Villiers
GONE! ☝️— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 11, 2021
Another one bites the dust as Sunil Narine scalps his 4th wicket. ? ?#RCB lose Glenn Maxwell. #VIVOIPL | #RCBvKKR | #Eliminator | @KKRiders
Follow the match ? https://t.co/PoJeTfVJ6Z pic.twitter.com/DEOhaDqeou
KKR was in a good position to chase 139 at the rate of 6.95 runs per over, Shubhman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer opened the inning for KKR.
They gave a start to KKR that was required, KKR was 48-1 after the power play, later on, Sunil Naraine and Nitish Rana played responsibly and set the base for the win.
In the end, Eoin Morgan and Shakib ul Hasan finished the match. KKR’s final tally was 139-6 after 19.4 overs, they won the match against RCB by 4 wickets.
That Winning Feeling! ? ?— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 11, 2021
The @Eoin16-led @KKRiders beat #RCB in #VIVOIPL #Eliminator & with it, seal a place in the #Qualifier2! ? ? #RCBvKKR
Scorecard ? https://t.co/PoJeTfVJ6Z pic.twitter.com/NUtmmstRFZ
Sunil Naraine was awarded Man of the Match, Super Striker, Game Changer, Sixer of the Match for taking 4 wickets for 21 runs in 4 overs. He also scored 26 runs by hitting 3 sixes in a row.
RCB is now out of the race for winning the IPL 2021, whereas, after this win, KKR will now play DC in Qualifier 2 on 13th October, the winner will get a ticket to the finals and will contest against CSK on 15th October.
|Devdutt Padikkal |
|Virat Kohli |
|Srikar Bharat |
c Venkatesh b Narine
|Glenn Maxwell |
c Ferguson b Narine
|AB de Villiers |
|Shahbaz Ahmed |
c Mavi b Ferguson
|Daniel Christian Runout (Ferguson/Mavi)||0||1||0||0|
|Harshal Patel |
|George Garton |
|Total: 138-7 in 20 Overs|
|Shakib Al Hasan||4||0||24||0|
|Shubman Gill |
c de Villiers b Harshal
|Venkatesh Iyer |
c Bharat b Harshal
|Rahul Tripathi |
lbw b Chahal
|Nitish Rana |
c de Villiers b Chahal
|Dinesh Karthik |
c Srikar b Sirja
|Eoin Morgan |
|Shakib Al Hasan |
|Total: 139-6 in 19.4 Overs|