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

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

Sunil Narine’s four-wicket haul and 26-run knock helped Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets of their Eliminator encounter of the continuing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday (October 11).
With this defeat, Virat Kohli’s highway as captain within the cash-rich league has ended as he had earlier introduced that he can be stepping down because the chief of RCB after the continuing version.
KKR will now face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday on the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
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BRING ON QUALIFIER 2! #KKR #RCBvKKR #Playoffs #AmiKKR #KorboLorboJeetbo #আমিKKR #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/CDc85HkUZa
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 11, 2021
Chasing 139, KKR received off to a gradual begin as openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer placed on 41 runs for the primary wicket. Nonetheless, this stand was lastly damaged by Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel within the sixth over of the innings. Rahul Tripathi (6) was trapped in entrance by Yuzvendra Chahal and KKR was lowered to 53/2 within the seventh over.
RCB remained within the contest because the bowlers didn’t give many unfastened balls and because of this, Harshal received his second wicket of the match as he dismissed Iyer (26) within the twelfth 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 got here out to bat and he performed a quickfire knock of 26 runs, and it modified the sport in KKR’s favour. RCB managed to dismiss Narine (26), Dinesh Karthik (10), and Nitish Rana (23) in fast succession, however ultimately, KKR managed to register a win.
The Knights come up trumps within the battle of nerves #RCBvKKR #KKR #AmiKKR #IPL2021 pic.twitter.com/kxABfgxLd4
— 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 received off to a very good begin as openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal placed on 49 runs inside the primary six overs. Nonetheless, KKR was capable of get the breakthrough within the sixth over as Lockie Ferguson dismissed Padikkal (21).
Hero from the sport in opposition to Delhi Capitals, Srikar Bharat (9) failed to go away a mark with the bat, and RCB was lowered to 69/2 within the tenth over.
Kohli and Glenn Maxwell placed on 19 runs for the third wicket however to make issues worse for RCB, Kohli (39) departed within the thirteenth over as he was bowled by Sunil Narine. Quickly after, AB de Villiers (11) was additionally bowled by Narine, and RCB was left at 102/4 within the fifteenth over.
Narine continued together with his wicket-taking spree as he went on to dismiss big-hitting Maxwell (15) and RCB was left in all kinds of troubles within the backend. Within the last three overs, RCB struggled to get some large hits and ultimately, the facet needed to settle with a rating of beneath the 140-run mark.
Temporary Scores: 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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