Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) takes on Royal Challengers Bangalore(RCB) in match 10 of the Champions League T20 at M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru today. Check live score, go here.
Kolkata is on the verge of elimination right now having lost their first two matches against Redbacks and Somerset in the Champions League T20 table. Knight Riders cannot afford to lose again today but facing the Royal Challengers will be no easy task.
Kolkata looks good in batting lead Gautam Gambhir,and , but their bowling isn't that impressive. In order to win Kolkata bowlers , Shakib Al Hasan and Iqbal Abdulla should play well against opposing batsmen.
However this will be Royal Challengers Bangalore second game since they lost to the Warrios in the Sept. 23 opener. RCB team posted a 172 runs total with even contribution in their batting lineup.game was off that night as he was dismissed early by the Warriors.
It was a tight game finish as it could go either way but RCB were confounded by the pair of the Warriors in the end. Bangalore will also miss AB de Villiers who is injured with a fractured finger.
Kolkata bowlers is in pressure facing RCB big bats of Chris Gayle andto stay in the game or KKR will go vacation early.
KKR vs RCB match begins at 20:00 local (14:30 GMT). Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss but choose to field. Check live score, go here.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets
Man of the match: Jacques Kallis (64 runs)
With backs on the wall, Knight Riders responded with big bats as they win by 9 wickets with 2.3 overs to spare propelling to 171 runs total against Royal Challengers. Jacques Kallis (64 runs) was teriffic named Man of the Match, supported with Gautam Gambhir with 55. KKR bowlers responded strong having three spinners contributed 2 wickets each with 1 from Jacques Kallis.
Earlier in the game, RCB struggled with their batting but Vettori, Bhatkal and Mohammad boosted them to 169 which was in itself to modest chase down. KKR bowlers proved to be the factor that hurts them giving only a wicket, now they are in 0-2 hole and need to bounce back.
RCB: 169/9 (20)
KKR: 171/1 (17.3)