Virat Kohli’s IPL captaincy tenure ends with loss as KKR knock out RCB

Sunil Narine’s four-wicket haul and 26-speed knock helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by four wickets of their Eliminator uncover of the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday (October 11).

With this defeat, Virat Kohli’s avenue as captain within the money-rich league has ended as he had earlier launched that he would be stepping down because the leader of RCB after the continuing edition.

KKR will now face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.


BRING ON QUALIFIER 2! #KKR #RCBvKKR #Playoffs #AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #আমিKKR #IPL2021

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 11, 2021

Chasing 139, KKR got off to a current initiate as openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer assign on 41 runs for the first wicket. On the different hand, this stand used to be within the extinguish damaged by Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel within the sixth over of the innings. Rahul Tripathi (6) used to be trapped in front by Yuzvendra Chahal and KKR used to be reduced to 53/2 within the seventh over.

RCB remained within the contest because the bowlers failed to give many free balls and as a consequence, Harshal got his 2d wicket of the match as he pushed apart Iyer (26) within the 12th over of the innings. With this wicket, Harshal equalled Dwayne Bravo’s file of taking most wickets in a single IPL season.

Sunil Narine then came out to bat and he played a quickfire knock of 26 runs, and it changed the sport in KKR’s favour. RCB managed to push apart Narine (26), Dinesh Karthik (10), and Nitish Rana (23) in hasty succession, nonetheless within the finish, KKR managed to register a expend.

The Knights come up trumps within the battle of nerves #RCBvKKR #KKR #AmiKKR #IPL2021

— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 11, 2021

Earlier, Sunil Narine returned with figures of 4-21 as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) restricted Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to 138/7. Opting to bat first, RCB got off to an very impartial appropriate initiate as openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal assign on 49 runs contained within the first six overs. On the different hand, KKR used to be in a enviornment to salvage the leap forward within the sixth over as Lockie Ferguson pushed apart Padikkal (21).

Hero from the sport against Delhi Capitals, Srikar Bharat (9) failed to leave a imprint with the bat, and RCB used to be reduced to 69/2 within the 10th over.

Kohli and Glenn Maxwell assign on 19 runs for the third wicket nonetheless to originate matters worse for RCB, Kohli (39) departed within the 13th over as he used to be bowled by Sunil Narine. Soon after, AB de Villiers (11) used to be furthermore bowled by Narine, and RCB used to be left at 102/4 within the 15th over.

Narine persevered along with his wicket-taking spree as he went on to push apart abundant-hitting Maxwell (15) and RCB used to be left in all forms of troubles within the backend. Within the closing three overs, RCB struggled to salvage some abundant hits and within the finish, the aspect had to settle with a accumulate of under the 140-speed imprint.

Transient Rankings: RCB 138/7 (Virat Kohli 39, Devdutt Padikkal 21, Sunil Narine 4-21) vs KKR 139/6 (Sunil Narine 26, Shubman Gill 29, Harshal Patel 2-19).

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