Batting collapse hurt Bangalore
23rd April 2017
Batting collapse hurt Virat's Bangalore, as they were rocked by Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match today here at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Chasing KKR’s 131 in 19.3 overs, RCB were bundled at 49 below 10 overs, recording the lowest total ever scored by any team in IPL. Before this, the lowest was 58 by Rajasthan Royals in 2009 at Cape Town in South Africa.
Put to bat, Gautam Gambhir led, KKR made a flying start with their new found batsman Sunil Narine, hitting 34 off 17 ball, with one 6 and 4 boundaries. Narine’s innings proved to be the major difference between the teams in the end.
Among the others, Gautam Gambhir (14), Robin Uthappa (11) Manish Pandey (15) Yousuf Pathan (8)SuriyaKumar Yadav (15) and Chris Woakes (18) contributed to the total before folding at 131 in 19.3 overs.
Coming out bat, when the Eden Gardens crowd were shouting ‘RCB..RCB’ to see their hero Virat Kohli bat, he disappointed them getting out first ball to second slip, reducing his team to 2 for 1.
Thereafter, wickets rattled for the Challengers, as Mandeep Singh, AB de Villiers, Kedar Yadav and Chris Gayle were next to follow, collapsing RCB to 40 for 5 in 6.3 overs.
Losing half a side in below 50 runs made it tough for the away team to gear up and they were soon polished off at 49 within 9.4 overs.
Among the bowlers, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chrise Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme bagged 3 wickets each, while Umesh Yadav took one.
CAB MEDIA DESK