RCB vs KKR Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2020 Today’s Cricket Match Live Score: AB de Villiers Blitzes Fifty As RCB Look Set For Big Total

RCB vs KKR IPL 2020 Score: AB de Villers completed his fifty off just 23 balls.© BCCI/IPL




Kolkata Knight Riders bowlers have pulled things back, dismissing both Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch, who had gotten their side off to a flying start. adding 47 runs inside the Powerplay without losing any wicket against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah. Andre Russell struck in the eighth over cleaning up Padikkal to give KKR the first breakthrough. Earlier, RCB skipper Virat Kohli won the toss and opted to bat, with both teams making one change to their side. While RCB decided to give themselves an extra bowling option bringing in Mohammed Siraj in place of a specialist batsman Gurkeerat Singh Mann, KKR handed the debut cap to Tom Banton, who replaced Sunil Narine in the playing XI after he was reported for a suspect bowling action. (LIVE SCORECARD)

IPL 2020 Match 28 Between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders At Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

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  • 21:15 (IST)

    RCB finish with 194/2!

    Just a single off the final delivery and RCB finish with 194/2 in their 20 overs, after scoring 83 runs in last five overs thanks to an explosive innings from AB de Villiers.

  • 21:13 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Who says you can’t hit a perfect yorker. Andre Russell bowled a perfect delivery but AB de Villiers still managed to hit it over point for a boundary. What a shot! It’s also a no ball KKR are in deep trouble.

  • 21:10 (IST)

    SIX!

    There is no stopping AB de Villiers here. He starts the final over with a six  over wide long-off.

  • 21:09 (IST)

    12 runs from 19th over!

    Prasidh Krishna came back strongly after getting hit for a boundary on the very first ball of the over to concede just 12 runs 

  • 21:07 (IST)

    FOUR! Kohli gets his first boundary!

    A wide yorker from Prasidh Krishna and Virat Kohli guides it towards third man region for his first boundary. RCB skipper is pumped after finally managing to score his first boundary. 

  • 21:04 (IST)

    17 runs off the 18th over!

    After getting hit for two boundaries on first two balls, Andre Russell somewhat managed to apply some break. RCB won’t be too disappointed as they collected 17 runs in the over.

  • 21:02 (IST)

    SIX! Fifty for de Villiers!

    Andre Russell bowl a length ball on the off stump line and AB de Villiers smacks it over long-on to complete his half-century off just 23 balls.

  • 21:00 (IST)

    FOUR!

    AB de Villiers welcomes Andre Russell into the attack with a boundary. A low full toss outside off and de Villiers smashed in the midwicket region.

  • 20:59 (IST)

    SIX! 50 partnership!

    AB de Villiers moves across and smashes a low full toss outside from Pat Cummins over deep midwicket for a flat six.

  • 20:57 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A short of length delivery and AB de Villiers hits it in the midwicket region to collect four more runs. 

  • 20:56 (IST)

    SIX!

    A length ball from Pat Cummins and AB de Villiers clears the long-off fence with ease, adding six more runs to his tally.

  • 20:54 (IST)

    Pat Cummins against Virat Kohli!

    The face-off every cricket fans was waiting for is here. Pat Cummins bowling to Virat Kohli.

  • 20:53 (IST)

    FOUR! 18 runs from 16th over!

    AB de Villiers finishes Kamlesh Nagarkoti’s over with a boundary to make it 18-run over. The bowler went for a yorker but missed his mark and de Villiers swung his bat hard and manages to beat the short fine leg fielder with ease.

  • 20:50 (IST)

    SIX! Back-to-back sixes!

    Kamlesh Nagarkoti has made the mistake of being too predictable and you can’t do that, especially bowling against a class player like AB de Villiers. 

  • 20:48 (IST)

    SIX!

    AB de Villiers sets himself up for a slow delivery from Kamlesh Nagarkoti and hits it over midwicket for a welcome boundary.

  • 20:47 (IST)

    Four runs from 15th over!

    Varun Chakravarthy finishes his spell with another brilliant over, conceding just four runs. He went wicketless but what’s important is that he gave away just 25 runs.

  • 20:43 (IST)

    Nagarkoti bowls another brilliant over!

    With both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers looking for boundaries, Kamlesh Nagarkoti bowls another brilliant over not giving any freebies. 

  • 20:38 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A full delivery from Prasidh Krishna and AB de Villiers drives it straight down the ground — a tad too straight to his liking —  and it hits the stumps but the power in that shot ensured it still sailed away to the fence.

  • 20:31 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A welcome boundary for Aaron Finch. The ball was pitched outside off and Finch made most of the width on offer and smashed it in the gap between extracover and mid-off.

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Brilliant bowling from Nagarkoti!

    This is not the usual Sharjah pitch which has provided us with some high-scoring thrillers. Young Nagarkoti is varying his pace nicely to deceive the batters and so far he has been successful. Taking pace off the ball is the top ploy here as the ball is stopping considerably.

  • 20:23 (IST)

    RCB 78/1 at half-way mark!

    After an explosive start, things have slowed down a bit for Royal Challengers Bangalore and they are 78/1 after 10 overs. Just two sixes in the first-half and it shows how well KKR bowlers have bowled so far. 

  • 20:20 (IST)

    Another bowling change!

    Kamlesh Nagarkoti comes into the attack, replacing Andre Russell.

  • 20:19 (IST)

    Tidy over from Varun Chakravarthy!

    Varun Chakravarthy has stopped the run-flow ever since he has come in to bowl. While he gave away 10 in the first over he bowled, he came back strongly to conceded just three in his next over.

  • 20:11 (IST)

    WICKET! Padikkal b Russell 32 (23)

    Devdutt Padikkal moves across to the leg stump, thinking of clearing the midwicket fence but misses the ball completely and Russell says thank you. You miss I hit! He departs for 32 off 23 balls. RCB skipper Virat Kohli is the next batsman in.

  • 20:05 (IST)

    SIX!

    A miscued shot from Devdutt Padikkal sails over the long-off fence. Another fielding lapse has cost KKR six extra runs. It went high in the air but two fielders around it left it for one another, in the end it sailed over fence.

  • 20:02 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Another fielding mistake has gifted RCB opener Aaron Finch a boundary. It was hit straight to the deep midwicket fielder where Shubman Gill got his eyes off the ball and failed to grab it properly, costing his side few extra runs.

  • 19:58 (IST)

    Four! Dropped… Finch gets life!

    A short delivery from Andre Russell and Aaron Finch pulls it straight into the hands of short fine leg fielder Kamlesh Nagarkoti who made a complete mess of it as ball slipped in between his fingers, costing KKR a huge wicket and four extra runs.

  • 19:54 (IST)

    Tidy bowling from Cummins!

    Pat Cummins pulls things back for his side bowling a tidy over.

  • 19:48 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Poor bowling this from Prasidh Krishna. You can’t afford to bowl on the pads of someone who is striking the ball so nicely. It was going further down after pitching on the leg stump and he flicked it nicely off his pads to beat the short fine-leg fielder and collect another boundary.

  • 19:47 (IST)

    FOUR!

    Prasidh Krishna targets Devdutt Padikkal’s pads and gives it the treatment it deserves, flicking it off nicely towards midwicket for another boundary.

  • 19:42 (IST)

    FOUR!

    A similar shot from Devdutt Padikkal fetches him back-to-back boundaries, with only difference being it was slightly squarer towards the cover point region.

  • 19:41 (IST)

    FOUR! Padilkkal joins the party!

    Devdutt Padikkal moves across towards the leg stump to give himself plenty of room and gets his first boundary.

  • 19:38 (IST)

    SIX!

    A half-volley from Prasidh Krishna and Aaron Finch dispatches it over the wide long-on fence, out of the ground, for the maximum of the match.

  • 19:36 (IST)

    Prasidh Krishna to share the new-ball duty!

    Dinesh Karthik given the ball to Prasidh Krishna to share the new ball duties.

  • 19:35 (IST)

    Eight runs from first over!

    A positive start from RCB openers, as they collected eight runs in the opening over, with the help of a boundary.

  • 19:33 (IST)

    A quick single!

    A gentle push towards the mid-off and both batsmen steal a quick single, bring Devdutt Padikkal on strike. 

  • 19:32 (IST)

    FOUR! Finch opens his account with a boundary!

    Pat Cummins bowls a full delivery on the middle and leg, Aaron Finch shimmies across and flicks it nicely off his pads to get off the mark with a boundary.

  • 19:28 (IST)

    Here we go!

    The two Royal Challengers Bangalore openers Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal are walking out to the crease, Pat Cummins will start the proceedings for Kolkata Knight Riders.

  • 19:09 (IST)

    Tom Banton replaces Sunil Narine!

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