An excellent partnership worth 55 off 34 between Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror was helping Royal Challengers Bangalore keep up with the scoring rate in the 201-run chase, but the wickets of the set batters in quick succession caused panic in the camp. It was the pivotal moment in the context of the game. The pressure of the required rate grew manifold in the ensuing overs, resulting in Suyash Prabhudesai being run-out due to the indecision between him and his partner Dinesh Karthik.
Royal Challengers Bangalore needed 63 in five overs, and it was down to the experienced campaigner occupying the crease to pull off a heist. However, a bunch of wickets, including Karthik’s, saw the franchise succumb to scoreboard pressure at the M.Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Brief Scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 200-5(Jason Roy 56, Nitish Rana 48, Wanindu Hasaranga 2-24, Vijaykumar Vyshak 2-41)beat Royal Challenger Bangalore 179-8(Virat Kohli 54, Mahipal Lomror 34, Varun Chakravarthy 3-27, Andre Russell 2-29, Suyash Sharma 2-30)by 21 runs
Confusion in the middle & Suyash Prabhudessai is run-out!#RCB require 63 off the final five overs.
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