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Kolkata beat Bangalore by 82 runs in IPL lowest ever scoring at Eden Gardens

Kolkata beat Bangalore by 82 runs in IPL lowest ever scoring at Eden Gardens

| | 24 Apr 2017, 12:22 am
Kolkata, Apr 23 (IBNS) In a giant killing Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 82 runs inside 10 overs in a lowest ever IPL innings at packed Eden Gardens here on Sunday.

Virat Kohli brigade chasing a Gautam Gambhir led KKR's poor scoring of 131 in 19-3 overs collapsed 49 in 9.4 overs in rain delayed match, that witnessed a record
fans in this metropolis.

Colin de Grandhomme emerged deadly bowler for KKR taking three scalps in 4 runs from 1.4 overs, followed by Chris 3 for 6 runs in two overs and
Coulter de Nile 3/21.

For visitors Kedar Yadav made the highest score of 9.

Chris Gayle 7, Virat Kohli 0, Ab De Villers 8 and extras 7 among the 49 runs.

The win gave KKR 2 points to total 10 from seven games and RCB's 5th defeat from seven play and placed 7th in the eight-team championship.

KKR placed 2nd from Mumbai Indians with 12 points from seven matches.

Earlier sent to bat, Kolkata Knight Riders scored 131/ all out in 19.3 overs.

KKR could not bat full 20 overs for the first time in this current IPL season with batting first.

Barring Sunil Narain (34 from 17 balls) and tailender Chirs Woakes (18) KKR batting virtually collapsed by disciplined bowling and tight fielding
by Virat Kohli brigade.

Yuzvendra Chahal took 3 for 16, pacer T Mill 2/31 and Pawan Negi 2/15.

Sent to bat West Indian spinner Sunil Naraine opening with his catpain Gautam Gambhir continued to his billigerent mood and picked up 18 runs in first over of Samuel Badree, also west Indian, with 3 boundaries and a six.

But English left handed pacer Tymal Mills was economy for RCB and he troubled Gautam Gambhir in the following over conceding only 7 runs.

Virat Kohli quickly changed his bowler in third over bringing S Arvind, who also gave 13 runs.

However, KKR received first jolt when Tymal Mill in his second over had Gambhir (14) catch out by wicket keeper Kedar Jadav as ball just kissed bat forcing the umpires to consult with 3rd camera umpire for a decider.

After 48-run first wicket partnership broke of for KKR, the local fans while having funs with batting geniousity of Sunil Naraine, the West Indian left hander ( 17-balll-34) also got caught out while trying to hit big at deep square leg off Stuwart Binny.

This time Yuzvendra Chahal grabbed the ball just a foot from the line of boundary.

Virat Kohli shuffled his bowlers according to needs and successfully restricted the run rate drastically for the hosts.

KKR at one time 2/65 in 5.4 overs were 6/93 in 11.3 overs as wickets fell in quick successsion.

Yusuf Pathan (8) began with hesitation as he was not comfortable with his batting finally got stumped out by Kedar Jadhav whist stepped out from a Chahal delivery.

Right armed leg-break googly bowler Y Chahal was turned out deadly for KKR as he conceded 16 runs and took 3 wickets of Manish Pandey (15) Yusuf Pathan (8) and Colin de Grandhomme (0), the last batsman catch was taken by Kohli at first slip. Manish Pandey's catch was taken by S Badree.

Light rains delayed the play for half-an-hour in packed Eden Gardens with partisan fans.


Image: IPL twitter page

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