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KKR vs RCB: Karn Sharma’s efforts in vain as RCB suffer 6th consecutive loss

KKR vs RCB: Karn Sharma’s efforts in vain as RCB suffer 6th consecutive loss

In a thrilling last-ball finish, Kolkata Knight Riders returned to winning ways with just 1-run win.

KKR vs RCB Live Updates, IPL 2024: Royal Challengers Bengaluru have suffered their 6th consecutive defeat. But this time, they were not out of the match with 5 overs to go. Karn Sharma fought back with three sixes off Mitchell Starc. But in the end, Kolkata Knight Riders returned to winning ways. Earlier, KKR set a 223-run target after another mediocre day with the ball. If Phil Salt started things with a 14-ball 48, Ramandeep finished it with a 9-ball 24 to take Kolkata Knight Riders to 222/6. In between, Shreyas Iyer scored 36-ball 50 while Rinku Singh smashed 16-ball 24.

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Hot Kolkata

RCB have a different challenge though. Kolkata is in the grips of a severe heatwave with temperatures soaring to above 43 degrees. Bengaluru will not only have to grapple the heatwave but also Kolkata Knight Riders, who have also been hot so far with Sunil Narine.

KKR vs RCB Live

Hello & welcome to the live coverage of KKR vs RCB, IPL 2024 Match 36. RCB are on a five-match losing streak while KKR would aim to bounce back from a Jos Buttler show.

Maxwell to return?

The big question RCB need to answer is whether they will bring back Siraj and Maxwell. Maxwell opted out of the last match while Siraj was rested. But having an additional spinner in Maxwell won’t hurt RCB.

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Red & Gold to Green

Royal Challengers Bengaluru will sport a green jersey today as part of their go green initiative. History says, Go Green day has never gone down well for Virat Kohli & Co

Russell ready to outmuscle RCB

Fans are ready!

DFK in discussion

With Maxwell out, Dinesh Karthik, Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli are in a serious discussion ahead of KKR vs RCB clash.

Kohli ko bowling do!

Virat Kohli is taking the fans’ suggestions seriously. He is warming up not with the bat but with a ball in hand.

Toss Update

Faf du Plessis wins toss and opts to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders.

RCB make 3 changes

Mohd Siraj, Cameron Green and Karn Sharma are back for RCB.

KKR go unchanged!

Trust in the players and that’s how KKR are going. Despite loss against RR, KKR are not changing any player.

KKR Playing XI

Philip Salt (WK), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Venkatesh Iyer, Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana

RCB Playing XI

Faf du Plessis(c), Virat Kohli, Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Cameron Green, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Karn Sharma, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Mohammed Siraj

Kolkata Knight Riders Subs

Suyash Sharma, Anukul Roy, Manish Pandey, Vaibhav Arora, Rahmanullah Gurbaz

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Subs

Suyash Prabhudessai, Anuj Rawat, Himanshu Sharma, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Swapnil Singh

Powerplay blues!

If KKR have been flying in the powerplay with the bat, RCB have been the worst bowling side in the firts 6 overs. Sunil Narine is the key for KKR and RCB need a wicket in the powerplay.

Narine & Salt begin for Kolkata

Virat Kohli is warming up with the ball but it’s Mohd Siraj who will open the bowling for RCB against Sunil Narine and Phil Salt.

Dayal crushes toe

Yash Dayal has dealt the first blow, literally. His yorker has crushed Sunil Narine’s toe and he is in pain. But since the delivery was going outside the leg stump, Narine won’t be out.

Narine carries on!

Sunil Narine continues after getting hurt. He seems fine. But it’s Phil Salt who is the aggressor at the moment. KKR haven’t had the best of starts. But it’s not so bad either.

KKR 27/0 after 3

Salt on fire 🔥

6, 4, 4, 6, 4, 4: Phil Salt hammers 28 runs off Lockie Fergusen. He has been battered and with that RCB continue their poor run in the powerplay.

KKR 55/0 after 4

Salt departs!

The assault ends and it’s Siraj who gets the big wicket. Phil Salt was going at over 350.00 strike rate but this time, Siraj gets the better of him for only 2nd wicket of powerplay. Salt departs for 14-ball 48.

KKR 56/1 after 4.1

No Narine fireworks today!

Yash Dayal is the man and he has dismissed Sunil Narine. RCB have hit back with two quick wickets to diminish the efforts of Phil Salt.

KKR 66/2 after 5.2

Raghuvanshi gone!

Cameron Green takes an incredible one-handed catch to reduce KKR to 75/3. Yash Dayal gets two wickets in the last over of powerplay and with that, KKR & RCB trade blows.

KKR 75/3 after 6

KKR aren’t slowing down

Kolkata might have lost three wickets, but they aren’t slowing down.

KKR 93/3 after 8

Venkatesh Iyer gone

He skies one deep square leg, trying to take Cameron Green on but perishes after a quickfire of 16 of 8 balls.

KKR 97/4 after 8.2

Shreyas Iyer takes the onus

One Iyer may have departed, but another Iyer is taking control of things in the middle.

KKR 114/4 after 11

Ferguson redeems himself

Rinku Singh has to depart for a well-made 24, as he was caught at short fine leg off the bowling of Lockie Ferguson.

KKR 137/5 after 13.1

RCB have pumped the breaks

With Rinku gone, Shreyas Iyer and Andre Russell are failing to take the momentum forward. KKR have scored just 18 runs in the last three overs.

KKR 155/5 after 17

A poor over from Yash Dayal

Dayal just went off the rails in the 17th over. The bowler gave up 22 runs, of which 7 were extras. KKR is back on track.

KKR 177/5 after 17

Fifty & gone!

Shreyas Iyer departs for 50, his first half-century of the IPL 2024 season.

KKR 186/6 after 18

KKR sail past 200

KKR 206/6 after 19

RCB need 223 to win

Ramandeep finishes things on a high with 9-ball 24. KKR finish with 222/6

Kohli-Du Plessis begin 223 chase

Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis begin 223 chase. They need to bat through the powerplay for RCB to have a chance.

Starc injured!

Mitchell Starc’s troubled finger is troubling him again. The physios have come in and there is a brief pause after just 1.1 overs.

RCB are 15/0

Steady start

Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli are off to a steady start. Kohli is off to a solid start and he would aim to convert that into a big one.

RCB 27/0 after 2

Kohli dismissed!

The third umpire has given Virat Kohli out and the RCB opener can’t believe it. He is frustrated with the decision as he thought it was a no-ball. But Kohli batting too far ahead in the crease and that’s why he has to depart.

RCB 27/1 after 2.1

RCB in trouble!

Bengaluru are in trouble again. Venkatesh Iyer takes an excellent catch as Faf du Plessis follows Virat Kohli back. And with that 6th loss on the trot is close to reality now.

RCB 35/2 after 3.1

End of powerplay

RCB have lost their openers but they haven’t given up. Will Jacks is going strong with big shots and they are at par with what KKR had after powerplay.

RCB 74/2 after 6

RCB fight back

Will Jacks has done the heavy lifting so far with 25-ball 43 but RCB are still in the contest with 89/2 in 8 overs.

Patidar joins party

Will Jacks gets his half-century and now, Rajat Patidar has joined the party. He hits Suyash Sharma for 22 runs.

RCB are 122/2 after 10.

Twin strike!

Andre Russell has rattled RCB with twin strikes. He has dismissed both set batters Will Jacks and Rajat Patidar.

RCB are 139/4 after 11.2.

RCB fall apart!

Bengaluru fall apart after the grand stand. Sunil Narine has struck again and it’s Mahipal Lomror departs for 4.

RCB are 155/6 after 13

Time for DK?

Dinesh Karthik is on the crease with Suyash Prabhudessai. The youngster is hitting it well and now it’s on DK to score 49 off 30.

RCB are 174/6 after 15

Suyash departs

RCB are in a tricky spot now. Harshit Rana removes Suyash Prabhudessai and RCB need 36 off 16.

No rescue by DK today

Dinesh Karthik departs and with that RCB’s hopes fade away. Andre Russell has broken RCB’s back. They need 21 off 6.

What a drama!

Karn Sharma smashes Mitchell Starc for 3 sixes and then there was a DRS for a catch. But despite edging it to Phil Salt, Karn survived as it did not carry. But Starc has the last laugh as he removes him with a catch in the follow-through.

RCB lose, again!

Another loss for RCB but they were close this time. RCB lose by just 1 run with Lockie Ferguson run-out on the last delivery. It was a thriller, there was drama with the pendulum swinging for RCB and KKR’s favour with every delivery. But in the end, RCB are the loser.

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Squad

Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis(c), Will Jacks, Rajat Patidar, Saurav Chauhan, Dinesh Karthik(w), Mahipal Lomror, Anuj Rawat, Vijaykumar Vyshak, Reece Topley, Lockie Ferguson, Yash Dayal, Suyash Prabhudessai, Swapnil Singh, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Glenn Maxwell, Akash Deep, Rajan Kumar, Tom Curran, Mayank Dagar, Alzarri Joseph, Cameron Green, Manoj Bhandage, Himanshu Sharma

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad

Philip Salt(w), Sunil Narine, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Shreyas Iyer(c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harshit Rana, Vaibhav Arora, Suyash Sharma, Manish Pandey, Anukul Roy, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Allah Ghazanfar, Sakib Hussain, Sherfane Rutherford, Chetan Sakariya, Nitish Rana, Srikar Bharat, Dushmantha Chameera

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