Teams Bangalore and Kolkata played their Kick starter match on 20th September, in which Kolkata defeated Bangalore (Bangalore vs Kolkata) very easily with the help of their in-form bowling and batting attack. Team Bangalore Led by Captain Virat Kohli could score only 92 runs in 20 overs.
Both the teams have played seven T20 matches so far. Out of 7 T20 matches, Bangalore won 5, where team Kolkata Lost 5. Bangalore was fortunate enough while playing in the first phase of the Indian T20 league. However, on Monday night in Abu Dhabi, it was looked like both the teams have played oppositely. Kolkata bowlers put clinical performances to restrict Bangalore in 92 runs. This is the third-lowest score by Bangalore while batting first in the Indian T20 league.
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Bangalore vs Kolkata Match Report
The top batsman of Bangalore Glenn Maxwell, Virat Kohli, and AB de Villiers was dismissed at 5, 10, and 0, respectively. After these three big wickets, team Bangalore was at the score of 63/5. The brilliant bowlers Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine then took command of the middle order and bowled them out easily.
Captain Virat Kohli started the match with a 4 to the covers; however, in the next ball of Prasidh, Krishna he got out. Kohli also took a review; however, the Umpire found the decision right, and this is how team Bangalore lost their first review in the second over of the innings. After the dismissal of KS Bharat, the entire responsibility was transferred to Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers.
Here, Andre Russell showed his greater skills of Yorker bowling, and he extinguished the hopes of Bangalore by taking the wicket of AB de Villiers. AB de Villiers got out as Golden duck in the hands of Andre Russell. The batting side of Bangalore dried up the scoreboard, and the frustration of Glenn Maxwell was easily noticeable as he only crawled for ten runs in 16 balls. Maxwell was unable to hit a single boundary in 16 balls.
Varun Chakravarthy hat-trick helped Kolkata
Prasidh Krishna and Ferguson were getting a good Bounce with the ball. After this, Varun Chakravarthy returned in the twelfth over. II he took the wickets of Glenn Maxwell, Wanindu Hasaranga (the debutant), and Eoin Morgan.
After these early wickets, there was nothing to save by Bangalore as they were at the score of 63/6. Varun Chakravarthy finished his four spells with great figures of 3 wickets 13 runs which include 15 balls. Later Andre Russell also took the last wicket and finished his spell with 3 for 9 with his three overs spell. All five Kolkata bowlers dominated the batting department of Bangalore and troubled them to even score 92 runs.
Shubman Gill and Iyer made the run chase very easy for the team as they started with the billion shots hitting. Gil was very fluent with people shorts and cover-drive, and he was very near to finish his half-century of the Indian T20 league. He dominated Kyle Jamieson and also welcomed that spinner use Yuzvendra Chahal with two snapshots.
When Kolkata had 56 Runs on the scoreboard, they needed another 24 balls only to finish the innings. Shubman Gill held out the long-off in the 10th over and also the final over. Along with Gill, Iyer hit three fours to Yuzvendra Chahal’s balls and sealed the victory for Kolkata.
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