IPL 2021 Eliminator: KKR’s Sunil Narine Restricts RCB To 138/7
Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) have added only 138 runs for the loss of seven wickets in 20 overs after Kolkata Knight Riders'(KKR) Sunil Narine stunned everyone with his exceptional bowling at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Monday.
The Caribbean dismissed all the big names in the RCB batting lineup. Apart from Narine, Lokie Ferguson got two wickets.
Opting to bat first, RCB got off to a good start as openers Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal put on 49 runs inside the first six overs.
However, KKR was able to get the breakthrough in the 6th over as Lockie Ferguson dismissed Padikkal (21).
Kohli and Glenn Maxwell put on 19 runs for the third wicket but to make matters worse for RCB, Kohli (39) departed in the 13th over as he was bowled by Sunil Narine. Soon after, AB de Villiers (11) was also bowled by Narine, and RCB was left at 102/4 in the 15th over.
Narine continued with his wicket-taking spree as he went on to dismiss big-hitting Maxwell (15) and RCB was left in all sorts of troubles in the backend.
In the final three overs, RCB struggled to get some big hits and in the end, the side had to settle with a score of under the 140-run mark.