Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders: Highlights, Card, Report

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Royal Challengers Bangalore vs. Kolkata Knight Riders: Highlights, Card, Report
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Royal Challengers Bangalore lost their unbeaten record in the 2014 Indian Premier League after a two-run defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders.

Bangalore, who won the toss and elected to field, restricted their opponents to 150-7 in their 20 overs at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

They looked to be cruising to a third successive victory at 116-2 after 15 overs but fell short, with Chris Lynn taking a remarkable catch in the final over to prevent AB de Villiers from hitting a winning six.

Kolkata, the 2012 champions, had a terrible start. Captain Gautam Gambhir departed first ball to record his third consecutive duck in the tournament.

Manish Pandey went in the next over, but Jacques Kallis and young Australian Lynn put on 79 for the third wicket.

Lynn hit three sixes in his 45 from 31 balls before becoming the first of three victims for Varun Aaron, who removed Yusuf Pathan two balls later for zero.

South African veteran Kallis went with the score on 107 in the 16th over, the opener making 43 from 42 balls, but Suryakumar Yadav did his best to boost the total with an unbeaten 24.

Kolkata Knight Riders: 150-7 (20 Overs)
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Jacques Kallis c Yogesh Takawale b Yuzvendra Chahal 43 42 102.38 2 1
Gautam Gambhir lbw Mitchell Starc 0 1 0.00 0 0
Manish Pandey c Virat Kohli b Albie Morkel 5 3 166.66 1 0
Chris Lynn c AB de Villiers b Varun Aaron 45 31 145.16 3 3
Yusuf Pathan c Virat Kohli b Varun Aaron 0 2 0.00 0 0
Robin Uthappa c Mitchell Starc b Varun Aaron 22 18 122.22 0 1
Suryakumar Yadav NOT OUT 24 18 133.33 1 1
Vinay Kumar NOT OUT 4 5 80.00 0 0
EXTRAS (w 4, b 1, lb 2) 7 7 EXTRAS
BOWLER O M R W ECON DOTS
Mitchell Starc 4 0 33 1 8.25 8
Albie Morkel 2 0 21 1 10.50 4
Varun Aaron 4 0 16 3 4.00 13
Muttiah Muralitharan 2 0 25 0 12.50 2
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 0 26 1 6.50 7
Ashok Dinda 4 0 26 0 6.50 4

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In their reply, RCB openers Parthiv Patel and Yogesh Takawale put on 49 without loss in the powerplay.

Both Takawale (40 from 28 balls) and Patel (21 from 19) fell with the score on 78, but key men Virat Kohli and Yuvraj Singh picked up the mantle.

However, skipper Kohli and Yuvraj both departed for 31off 23 and 33 balls, respectivelywhich left nine runs needed off the final over from Vinay Kumar.

After three singles, de Villiers looked like he had won it, only for Lynn to pluck the ball out of the air after slipping. Albie Morkel was unable to find the boundary from the final two balls.

Bangalore: 148-5 (20 Overs)
BATSMEN RUNS BALLS SR 4S 6S
Parthiv Patel c Chris Lynn b Vinay Kumar 21 19 110.52 3 0
Yogesh Takawale lbw Jacques Kallis 40 28 142.85 8 0
Virat Kohli b Sunil Narine 31 23 134.78 4 0
Yuvraj Singh c Yusuf Pathan b Umesh Yadav 31 34 91.17 2 1
AB de Villiers c Chris Lynn b Vinay Kumar 11 12 91.66 1 0
Albie Morkel NOT OUT 6 5 120.00 0 0
Mitchell Starc NOT OUT 0 0 0.00 0 0
EXTRAS (nb 1, w 2, lb 5) 8 8
BOWLER O M R W ECON DOTS
Umesh Yadav 4 0 40 1 10.00 9
Morne Morkel 4 0 34 0 8.50 10
Sunil Narine 4 0 17 1 4.25 14
Vinay Kumar 4 0 26 2 6.50 6
Jacques Kallis 4 0 26 1 6.50 10

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RCB next face Rajasthan Royals on Saturday, while Kolkata meet Kings XI Punjab later that day.

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