RCB beats KKR by whopping 82 runs & climbed up to third spot on the IPL 2020 Points Table. AB De Villiers heroics 73 runs off 33 balls helped RCB to thrash KKR by 82 runs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday climb to third spot on the points table.
After posting a huge score for KKR, RCB spinners Sundar & Chahal worked their magic in the middle overs to put RCB in the winning position. Chasing a massive target of 195 runs on a slow Sharjah pitch, KKR batsmen lacked the intent & never looked comfortable in scoring runs against quality RCB bowlers. Navdeep Saini dismissed Tom Banton to give RCB an early breakthrough. Shubman Gill & Nitish Rana hit some glorious boundaries in the 5th over which was bowled by Mohammed Siraj as KKR finished Power play at 43/1. Sundar & Chahal bowled brilliantly & grabbed wickets at regular interbals as RCB tightened their grip on the match. Andre Russell smashed three boundaries at Isuru’s deliveries but finally in the same over Isuru took Russell’s wicket & dismissed all the hopes of KKR’s miraculous comeback.
Earlier AB De Villiers had fired RCB to 194/2 on a slow Sharjah track. Batting with captain Kohli, AB De Villiers changed the momentum towards the end. The KKR bowlers were very impressive for the entire innings however in the end leaked 83 runs in the last five overs. RCB Openers Devdutt Padikkal & Aaron Finch gave their team a stupendous start adding 47 runs inside the Power play without losing any wicket. Andre Russell struck in the eight over dismissing Padikkal to give KKR its first breakthrough. Prasidh Krishna cleaned up Finch who was three short of his fifty.