RCB vs KKR Live IPL 2021 31st Match: The 31st match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu-Dhabi. In this match, RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to bat first. Batting first, the RCB batsmen were completely destroyed in front of KKR’s bowling and were all out for just 92 runs in 19 overs.
KKR’s innings, Shubman Gill scored 48 runs:
KKR had to score 93 runs to win and this target was achieved by KKR losing just one wicket in just 10 overs. Kolkata team scored 94 runs in one wicket in 10 overs to get an easy victory.
Shubman Gill, along with Venkatesh Iyer, put the team close to victory with a partnership of 82 runs for the first wicket, but he was dismissed for 48 runs. Gill played this innings in 34 balls with the help of a six and 6 fours, while Venkatesh Iyer remained unbeaten on 41 runs off 27 balls with the help of 1 six and 7 fours.
RCB’s innings, top-order batsmen failed:
Electing to bat after winning the toss, RCB’s team got their first blow on a total of 10 runs when captain Virat Kohli scored 5 runs lbw off the ball of famous Krishna. The second blow to RCB came in the form of Devdutt Padikkal, who scored 22 runs in 20 balls, caught by Dinesh Karthik off the delivery of Lucky Ferguson. Sreekar Bharat was out as the third wicket, who scored 16 runs and was caught by Shubman Gill off the ball of Andre Russell.
RCB got the fourth blow in the form of AB de Villiers who returned to the pavilion without opening an account off Andre Russell. He was clean bowled by Russell. Glenn Maxwell disappointed and he was dismissed for 10 off Varun’s delivery. Varun Chakraborty also dismissed Sachin Baby for 7 runs. Jamieson was run out for 4 runs. Harshal Patel was dismissed for 12 runs by Lucky Ferguson.
RCB Playing XI-
Virat Kohli (Captain), Devdutt Padikkal, KL Bharat, Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Vanendu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kelly Jamieson, Mohd. Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal.
KKR Playing XI-
Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (Captain), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lucky Ferguson, Varun Chakraborty, Praneek Krishna.