Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to bat against Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator in Sharjah. No Andre Russell as both teams make no changes.
At the end of powerplay overs, RCB have 53 runs on the board for the loss of a single wicket. Skipper Virat Kohli is batting along with the last match hero KS Bharat.
Virat played brilliant 39runs of 33 balls with 5 fours ,gave good start in opening the batting for royal Challengers Bangalore in powerplay.
Sunil Narine to Virat Kohli, OUT! TIMBER! Huge wicket for Kolkata as the dangerous Virat Kohli has to go back. Kohli looks to play for the turn over deep mid-wicket but there isn’t much bounce or spin on offer. Narine strikes
It was huge wicket for Kolkata Knight Riders! A swing and a miss for Virat Kohli as a Sunil Narine delivery crashes into his stumps. Virat tries to play across the line but misses the ball completely. The RCB skipper got off to a flyer but was kept in check by the KKR spinners. Vohli looked to take on Narine this time but failed badly.
The winner of this clash will face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 while the losing team will be eliminated from the tournament.It is must win game for both team to qualify further stage.