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IPL 2021 Eliminator, Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders

eliminator KKR vs RCB
October 11, 2021 0 Comments

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.

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.

IPL 2021 Eliminator

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.

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

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.

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

RCB Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
Devdutt Padikkal
b Ferguson
Virat Kohli
b Narine
Srikar Bharat
c Venkatesh b Narine
Glenn Maxwell
c Ferguson b Narine
AB de Villiers
b Narine
Shahbaz Ahmed
c Mavi b Ferguson
Daniel Christian Runout (Ferguson/Mavi)0100
Harshal Patel
Not out
George Garton
Not out
Total: 138-7 in 20 Overs
Shakib Al Hasan40240
Shivam Mavi40360
Varun Chakaravarthy40200
Lockie Ferguson40302
Sunil Narine40214

KKR Scorecard

Batting RunsBalls4s6s
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
Sunil Narine
b Siraj
Dinesh Karthik
c Srikar b Sirja
Eoin Morgan
Not out
Shakib Al Hasan
Not out
Total: 139-6 in 19.4 Overs
Mohammed Siraj40192
George Garton30290
Harshal Patel40192
Yuzvendra Chahal40162
Glenn Maxwell30250
Daniel Christian1.40290

RCB vs KKR Match Highlights (video)

Match Highlights

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