KKR vs RCB, Kolkata

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 10 runs

KKR - 203/5 (20 Ovs)
RCB - 213/4 (20 Ovs)

Kuldeep conceded 59 runs in 4 overs while Chahal conceded 45 off 3 overs tonight. Not a great outing for India's top wrist-spinners. World Cup is just around the corner and this performance might dent their confidence to an extent. They need to forget it as a nightmare and recover in the upcoming games. Still a lot of games to be played. RCB are back to winning ways and KKR need to do the same in their matches ahead. That brings an end to our coverage of this entertaining contest. On behalf of Vineet Anantharaman, Sriram AS, Raju Peethala and Mukesh Gowda - this is Nikhil Jadhav signing off. See you tomorrow folks!

Virat Kohli, Man of the Match: Felt really good after what happened last year. Was important to have a win under our belt. There's no point in panicking in these types of situations, you got to leave it to the bowlers to decide what they want to do. Few good decisions by Stoinis and then Moeen in the end. I think the way Stoinis bowled those two-three dot balls, it was very crucial. They both showed composure and that's what you expect from your teams mates. Our communication during second time-out was to get 170-175, we didn't think we could get 200-plus. It was difficult to put the length balls away. Moeen changed the game completely and that allowed me to play my game. Moeen said I am going to go now and I asked him to go for it. He targeted the small boundaries and changed the game in those few overs. It was important to bat along when AB is not here, as a senior player. AB was disappointed for not making it for the game tonight and I told him that I'll give him a hug if we win tonight. In the end death overs are going to be difficult with this kind of ground, where the outfield is lightning quick. Credit to Russell for setting up those kind of games. Having Dale with his kind of experience, gave bowlers like Saini some kind of confidence. Steyn getting those crucial wickets was important for us. I think picking wickets in the powerplay is crucial as it sets the tone for the rest of the innings.

Fastest 50 in IPL 2019:
18 R Pant
21 A Russell - tonight
22 K Pollard
23 A Russell
24 D Warner

Marcus Stoinis: It hasn't been great for us, but you enjoy the learnings and hopefully take that momentum. I just kept it simple and been working on bowling straight lines, I enjoy having a crack in the death overs and I really enjoyed it. You can't get too predictable and you just gotta accept that one will go for six or probably two will go for six, but you gotta keep trying.

Dinesh Karthik: I think the way Moeen batted, he took the game away from us. He played a few good shots and credit to him. I thought they were 20-25 runs too many and that's what happens when a player like Virat plays. It was a brilliant knock from him. The ball was seaming a little, and the new ball had a bit in it and it wasn't easy for stroke-making. If I had to look back, it was 20 runs too many. This is a hard wicket for the spinners and we were aware that we could take on their spinners and that brought the game close. I think RCB did the small things right today. If we play a couple of good games things will start to roll and I believe in my boys. If we do the right things we will be back on track.

23:47 Local Time, 18:17 GMT, 23:47 IST: What an unbelievable match that was. It was an exhibition of power hitting by Nitish Rana and Andre Russell towards the closing stages of the contest. When Dre Russ walked out to bat, KKR were 79/4 in 11.5 overs and when he left they were just 17 runs short of the target. If only he had walked in to bat a little earlier. Having said that, RCB won the crucial moments in the game and that eventually helped them to get over the line. Initially, it were the knocks by Kohli and Moeen that laid the foundation and it was their bowling during the the powerplay that sealed the fate of the match. For KKR - this is their fourth successive loss of the season and third successive at home. They need to make a few tough calls if they want to make it to the playoffs. Hang on for the presentations...

19.6 Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana, SIX, RCB beat KKR by 10 runs! Let me take a breather! An offbreak by Moeen and Rana ends the match with a maximum by smoking it down the ground. Not enough though as the Royal Challengers clinch their second win of the season

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

19.5 Moeen Ali to A Russell, out A Russell Run Out!! Russell walks back after playing a gem. So near yet so far. He did all that was possible, but even that wasn't enough. Swings this one to deep mid-wicket and finds him short at the bowler's end as Kohli fires in a rocket throw at the bowler's end. A Russell run out (Kohli/Moeen Ali) 65(25) [4s-2 6s-9]

Moeen Ali to A Russell, THAT'S OUT!! Run Out!!

19.4 Moeen Ali to A Russell, no run, very full around off, dipping into the batsman, Russell swings and misses. That's the game and Kohli knows it. There's a huge fist pump by the RCB skipper

19.3 Moeen Ali to A Russell, SIX, four sixes were needed off the final 4 balls and here's the first one of the lot. A floated delivery around off, Russell holds his shape and tonks it over long-on, just clears the fence

19.2 Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana, 1 run, goes for a slog into the leg side and gets an inside edge towards backward square leg. Two were on the cards but Russell settles for one

19.1 Moeen Ali to Nitish Rana, no run, moves across to sweep this one but Moeen slides this one down the leg side, no wide given as the batsman had moved across

Moeen Ali, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

18.6 Stoinis to A Russell, SIX, what a match this is proving to be! One of the best of the season. Right into the slot yet again and Russell who's watching the ball like a hawk powers it down the ground. The power behind that blow would be enough to clear the fence. 24 runs needed of the final over

18.5 Stoinis to A Russell, SIX, anothe fifty for the incredible Hulk! This is the second fastest fifty in IPL 2019. Right into the slot this length ball and it's been smoked over the bowler's head for another magnificent blow

18.4 Stoinis to A Russell, SIX, finally gets one right! Short in length and Russell makes sure to send it over the deep mid-wicket fence. Slapped for a flat six by the big man. So much power behind that shot

18.3 Stoinis to A Russell, no run, well directed bouncer by Stoinis and Russell is forced to duck underneath. Three dots in the over

18.2 Stoinis to A Russell, no run, low full toss outside off and it's been creamed to the man at cover. Every ball has to be a boundary now, two dots in the over. Gold dust

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