Skillful batting from Yusuf Pathan and Andre Russell which helped Kolkata to chase down 185 runs. Bangalore was in control for 15 overs and then it was power hitting. Yusuf and Russell kept their side in the game till one big over from Pathan changed the game.
It was Rahul and Virat again who scored runs for RCB. RCB scored 54 off the last three overs and finished with 185, a score they would grab after a slow start. Umesh was taken apart by Bangalore. Cameos from Baby and Binny helped a lot.
It will be litmus test for Royal Challengers Bangalore as they have lost their last match to Sunrisers. On the other hand Kolkata Knight Riders are flying high. It’s a massive match for Royal Challengers Bangalore as many are fighting for spot in playoffs especially with many sides clogging that mid-table.
Meanwhile, Kolkata have won the toss and elected to field first as they love to chase. Both the skippers would have loved to bowl first on this pitch. Bangalore have four changes Gayle is back for Richardson, Binny for Jadhav, Aravind in for Harshal Patel and Chahal in for Rasool. Three changes for Kolkata as Lynn comes for Hogg, Morne Morkel for Shakib and Pandey for Sathish to bolster the batting.