Mandeep Singh stars in rain-hit match for RCB

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Kolkata Knight Riders: 111/4 (10 overs)

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 115/3 ( 10 overs)

RCB won by 7 wickets.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru won the toss and elected to bowl first.

All the battle comes to an end in the last over. RCB needed only 12 runs from the last over. Unfortunately Andre Russell failed to restrict Mandeep and Wiese. Mandeep managed to pick up two boundaries from the previous over of Yadav’s. RCB carried their good luck in the last over too. Finally they won the match by 7 wickets. They are now in the third position in the table. Just a place up from KKR. Both the teams has won four matches each. But Gautam Gambhir’s team is now in 39753fourth position in terms of their Net Run Rate.

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8th over: Big wicket for KKR! Virat Kohli departs at 34. Andre Russell took the wicket.

7th over: Virat and Mandeep both are in flying mood. RCB looks stronger now.

5th over: 2nd wicket fall for RCB. Dangerous AB De villiers gone at 2. Only 3 runs came from Piyush Chawla’s over. RCB 52/2 

4th over: First Success for KKR! Gayle departs at 21 (9). Brad Hogg took the wicket.

3rd over: Another good over for RCB. 36/0

2nd over: Umesh Yadav a bit expensive. 18 runs came from this over.

1st over: Good over for Pat Cummins. Only 4 runs came from this over. 

                 Royal Challengers Bengaluru Innings

10th over: Doeschate departs in the first ball of Mitchell Starc. Good over for Starc. Royal Challengers Bengaluru needs 112 runs to win.

9th over: It’s very unfortunate for Russell (45) . He got out by the direct throw of wicket keeper Dinesh Karthik.

8th over: Russell looking dangerous now. KKR 86/2.

7th over: Robin Uthappa gone for 23 (21) only. KKR 73/2.

6th over: Virat missed a catch of robin Uthappa at Long On. 50 comes up for KKR in this over. KKR 61/6.

5th overs: After five overs KKR 44/1 . Uthappa and Russell are in the crease.39653

4th over: OUT! first wicket fall for KKR. Gambhir departs at 12. Wiese took the first wicket. 

2nd over: Not a very good over by Varun Aaron. 12 runs came from this over.

1st over: 8 runs came in the first over. Only one boundary by Gautam Gambhir.

06: 22PM Local: Good news from Chinnaswami Stadium! Rain has stopped, Covers are off. The match will start from 6.45Pm. Its a 10 overs match.

06:05 PM Local: The covers are back off – this is hopeful news. The weather’s bright at the moment, so let’s hope we get some even better news soon.

The next pitch and ground inspection will be at 5.45pm.

Bad news for spectators! Rain interrupts the game. It’s raining quite heavily now. 


Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa (W), Gautam Gambhir (C), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Pat Cummins, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav

Royal Challengers Bengaluru: Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli (C), AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Dinesh Karthik (W), Sarfaraz Khan, David Wiese, Mitchell Starc, Harshal Patel, Varun Aaron, Yuzvendra Chahal

                                                 Report by: Siddhartha Sarkar