RCB vs KKR, Highlights: How Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn deflated Bangalore’s bowling attack

first_imgChris Lynn and Sunil Narine’s big hitting helped Kolkata Knight Riders sweep aside out-of-sorts Royal Challengers Bangalore by six wickets in a rain-interrupted Indian Premier League match at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium. Narine scored the joint fastest fifty in the Indian Premier League, as Kolkata Knight Riders have almost placed a foot in the play-offs.Kolkata Innings:19.35 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders (159/4) crush Royal Challengers Bangalore (158/6) by 6 wickets. Narine 54, Lynn 50, Negi 2/21Once the visitors turned out to bat, the wicket looked a totally different one. Sunil Narine and Chris Lynn started hammering all the bowlers all around the park. The former registered the quickest fifty of the tournament while the latter also managed to score a half century on his comeback. They both stitched in a partnership of 107 runs in 37 balls to take the game away from the hosts. It was only a matter of time after that to finish things off.Kolkata have totally dominated the game against Bangalore. After electing to bowl, they did really well to keep the hosts in control. Travis Head and Mandeep Singh made useful contributions after another dismal batting performance from their big guns. Some power hitting in the end helped the hosts post a total close to 160.19.35 IST: Negi to Pandey! Pandey cuts it through the point region for a couple. KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS!19.29 IST: Chahal to Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir throws it away! Tosses this one wide outside off, Gambhir goes for it and drives it uppishly towards the fielder at short covers. Negi does not move an inch and takes an easy catch to send the Kolkata skipper back. Chahal finally gets a wicket. KKR 156/4 in 14.1 ovs, need 3 from 35 balls.advertisement19.26 IST: Head to de Grandhomme, WICKET! Negi gets his second! Floats this one around off, Colin de Grandhomme dances down the track and tries to swing at it. He gets beaten all ends up. The ball goes to the keeper and Jadhav is quick to dislodge the bails. Colin de Grandhomme has done his job well. KKR 152/3, need 7 from 40 balls19.23 IST: Head to de Grandhomme, SIX!19.15 IST: Badree to de Grandhomme, SIX! Top shot! A bit short and outside off, Colin de Grandhomme stays in his crease and smacks that over the mid-wicket region for a biggie. Spoils a good over from the leggie. KKR 126/2 in 10 ovs, need 33 from 6019.10 IST: More trouble for RCB! Aniket Choudhary has gone off the field owing to a back injury. Travis Head will complete the over. KKR 115/2 in 9 overs, need 42 from 66 balls.19.03 IST: Negi to Lynn, BOWLED! Pawan Negi strikes! Short delivery into the stumps, the ball stays low. Chris Lynn goes to pull across the line but he fails to make contact with the ball. Sees his stumps get disturbed and he has to make the long way to the hut. Kolkata 107/2 in 7.3 overs, need 52 from 75 ballsWicket! KKR – 1?0?7? / [email protected] departs after bringing up his half-century. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201719.02 IST: Negi to Lynn, Single taken! That’s fifty for the big-hitting Australian in 21 balls. Floats it outside off, Lynn pushes it through covers for a single. He has been brutal from the moment he stepped out to bat. A terrific way to make a [email protected] is back in action & brings up his fifty in 21 balls. Well played!#DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201719.01 IST: Aniket to Lynn, DOT BALL! Wicket maiden! Slants it across outside off, Colin comes down swinging still misses. Not given a wide. Kolkata need 54 more from 78 balls.18.56 IST: Aniket to Narine, OUT! Narine has to depart! Short outside off, Narine swings his bat at it. The ball takes the edge carries at a good height to the keeper. Jadhav takes the catch and Narine has to go back. He has done his job though. Lynn gives him a pat on his back. KKR 105/1 in 6.1 overs, need 54 from 83 ballsWicket! KKR – 105/[email protected] (54 off 17) departs after playing a record equaling innings. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.53 IST: Chahal to Lynn, FOUR!18.53 IST: Chahal to Lynn, SIX! 105 inside the Powerplay! What hitting this! Lynn sits low and just swings it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Kolkata have made a mockery of the chase already.18.51 IST: Aravind to Narine, SIX! That’s the fastest fifty in IPL history. Equals the record with Yusuf Pathan with 15 [email protected] [email protected] gets his first “FIFTY” in T20. He now holds the record for fastest 50 (in 15 balls) in @IPL along with @iamyusufpathan. pic.twitter.com/7c6rN9KSDx- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 2017#Narine brings up his 50 in 15 balls (Joint fastest in @IPL history) with a flurry of boundaries. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/5KboTaTi4jadvertisement- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.46 IST: Aravind to Narine, FOUR! The merry continues! Full toss on the stumps, Narine gets under it and dumps it over mid-wicket for a boundary. He is on 44 in 13 balls.18.45 IST: Aravind to Narine, FOUR! In the gap! Good legnth outside off, Narine does not pull it through but gets it off the splice past mid off for a boundary.18.44 IST: Aravind to Narine, FOUR! Thumped! Lands it outside off, Narine just comes down a touch and slaps it over mid off for a boundary. That almost carried over the ropes.18.39 IST: Badree to Narine, SIX! Three in a row! Full outside off, Narine just eases it over long off for another six. He picked the wrong one there.18.39 IST: Badree to Narine, SIX! And again, he did that before in the match earlier this season and he is doing it again. Another one outside off, Narine launches it over long off for another maximum.18.39 IST: Badree to Narine, SIX! Up and over! Badree bowls it outside off, Narine just nonchalantly lofts it over long off for a biggie.We are 34/0 after 3 [email protected] in this innings: 0,4,4,6,0,0,0,1,0,4,0,6,0,4#DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/8drPQI6VOF- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.38 IST: Chahal to Lynn, FOUR! Thumped! Flatter outside off, Lynn comes down and slaps it wide of the cover fielder for a boundary. That was hit hard.Match 46. 2.2: Y Chahal to C Lynn, 4 runs, 24/0 https://t.co/tLEi7aP53n #RCBvKKR- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 201718.34 IST: Battle of the West Indians. Badree to Narine, FOUR! Lucky Narine! Loops it outside off, Narine comes down swinging at it. He gets it just over the leaping fielder at short third man for a boundary. Choudhary did not quite pick it well and hence could not catch it. KKR 20/0 (2 overs)18.31 IST: Aniket to LYNN, SIX! Going, going, gone! Lynn expecting a shorter ball on the stumps, drags this wide outside off over wide long on for a 100m monster. What a start for him. Lynn is back and how! KKR: 14/0 (1 over)End of the first over, we are 1?4? / 0?One ball to get his eye in & then 4,4,6. Welcome back, @lynny50.#DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.31 IST: Aniket to LYNN, FOUR! Get out of my way! Fuller outside off, Lynn gives himself some room and just clobbers it hard to the right of the mid off fielder for a boundary.18.31 IST: Aniket to LYNN, FOUR! Off the mark! Slants it outside off, Lynn swings his arms freely and gets it through covers for a boundary. Superb shot to get going.18.30 IST: Narine walks out with Lynn.New opening combination for us, the fourth one this season. @lynny50 & @SunilPNarine74 are in the middle. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 2017The flourish towards the end has given the hosts a total to bowl at. The visitors had things in control for a long time, Umesh Yadav bowled well taking three wickets but was hit for 21 runs in his final over. He would have been disappointed with it but overall they would feel this is just a touch above par. Sunil Narine bowled a tight spell taking 2/29. The bowling for the home side has been clicking. Will they come out and defend this total or will the visitors chase this down? Let’s see. Join us for the chase in a short while.advertisementA superb finish for the home side. They have plundered 43 runs from the last three overs to finish with a strong total on the board on this two-paced deck. They lost wickets early but the stand between Mandeep and Head got them back in the game. While the former missed out after scoring his fifty, the latter carried on notch up his highest score in the Indian T20 League, striking a 47-ball 75.Travis Head’s 75* guides RCB to a fighting total, @y_umesh was the pick of our bowlers https://t.co/XRBSC4y4Ad #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/jup9pgw4OF- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.18 IST: Excellent innings by Head – unbeaten 75. This will give Virat Kohli’s RCB some confidence as they will try to defend.18.15 IST: Umesh to Head, FOUR! Short delivery into the body, Head goes for the pull shot. Does not time it well and the ball goes over the square leg region for a boundary. A perfect way to end for Bangalore, Head finishes off in style. RCB 158/6 in 20 overs.18.15 IST: Umesh to Head, SIX! Head, you beauty! Similar delivery around off, Head waits in his crease, gets his front leg out of the way and hammers that down the ground over the long off region for a biggie. RCB 154/6 in 19.5 overs.18.14 IST: Umesh to Head, SIX! Massive! Excellent sound off the bat. That’s into the stands! Fuller delivery around off, Head goes a bit across, kneels down and smacks that brutally over the mid-wicket region for a maximum. RCB 148/6 in 19.4 overs.WICKET! RCB – 1?4?2? / [email protected]_umesh takes his 3rd wicket of the game as @lynny50 takes a skier. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/mKjkXbm3NX- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.12 IST: Umesh to Negi, OUT! Lynn takes a good catch and Negi departs after his powerful boundary. RCB 142/6 in 19.3 overs.18.12 IST: Umesh to Negi, FOUR! Negi gets a good connection to that and powers it for the boundary. Another fuller delivery outside off, Negi throws his bat at it. Gets it through the extra cover region for a boundary. RCB 142/5 in 19.2 overs.18.11 IST: Umesh is out to bowl the last crucial over. Can RCB reach the 150 mark?18.09 IST: Woakes to Head, SIX! Head has put his foot on the gas and why not! Brilliant shot! Good length delivery around off, Head stays in his crease and smacks that downtown for half a dozen. That was a clean strike. RCB 137/5 in 19 overs. Head 58*, Negi 1*18.08 IST: Travis Head brings up his fifty. Excellent innings and a very important one. RCB 130/5 in 18.4 overs.18.06 IST: Pawan Negi has come in the middle to join Head. WICKET! RCB 1?2?5? / [email protected] bags his 1st wicket of the game as @y_umesh takes a good catch at long-off. #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/ldb6JRlxHm- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201718.04 IST: Woakes to Jadhav, OUT! Jadhav departs! Fuller delivery outside off, Jadhav reaches out to it and lofts it over extra cover. Gets it off the bottom half of his bat. Umesh Yadav from long on goes to his left, gets underneath and takes a good catch. Jadhav’s struggle in the middle comes to an end. RCB 125/5 in 18.1 overs.18.02 IST: Rajpoot to Head, SIX! It’s the last ball of the over that Bangalore make the best of again. RCB 125/4 in 18 overs. Head 48*, Jadhav 8*An economical spell from #Narine, he picked up the wickets of de Villiers & Mandeep Singh. https://t.co/XRBSC4y4Ad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/BqGyu7bNpa- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201717.59 IST: Gambhir brings back Rajpoot in the attack. He has been good for Kolkata today.17.57 IST: Woakes to Jadhav, FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery angling into the hips, Jadhav swivels across and just helps it on its way through the backward square leg region for a boundary. Jadhav ends the over with a boundary. Bangalore need more of this. RCB 115/4 in 17 overs. Head 40*, Jadhav 6*17.54 IST: Woakes is brought back in attack by Gambhir and that might be the end of spin from Kolkata’s side.WICKET! RCB – 1?0?5? / 4?#Narine strikes for the 2nd time in the day, good catch by @y_umesh as Mandeep walks back for 52. #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/Ap03Yn9kPY- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201717.52 IST: The rain break surely broke Mandeep’s momentum. RCB are 108/4 in 16 overs. They really need someone to fire.17.50 IST: Narine to Mandeep, OUT! Narine strikes! Floats it full into the pads, Singh kneels down and goes for the sweep aerially over backward square leg. Umesh Yadav goes a bit to his left and gulps the catch easily. Mandeep Singh has to walk back to the hut after a brilliant knock.17.47 IST: Mandeep Singh brings up his fifty. He’s been the stabilising factor for RCB amidst the otherwise collapsing top order. RCB 105/3 in 15 overs. Mandeep 52*, Head 36*17.45 IST: With the 15th over going on, Head and Mandeep are looking to immediately go for big shots.17.44 IST: Grandhomme continues his second over. 17.42 IST: The umpires and Mandeep and Head have made it to the pitch as well. 17.41 IST: Kolkata players are back on the field, ready to play. Gambhir is discussing strategies with his team in a huddle.#IPL Match 46: Play will resume at 17:45 hrs IST #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/x40ifOiOvs- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 201717.35 IST: Kolkata would want to break the momentum while Mandeep and Head would look to brush aside the rain break and continue with their stable partnership.17.27 IST: The rain has stopped and the umpires are out in the ground to check the conditions. The game is set to start at 5.45 pm.Update – Play interrupted due to rain #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/7pd9ZJ4aqK- IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) May 7, 2017#RCB touch the 100 mark as play is interrupted due to a slight drizzle???. Mandy(48) & Head(35) are in full swing! #RCBvKKR #PlayBold- Royal Challengers (@RCBTweets) May 7, 201717.09 IST: It’s the rain again! Bangalore will be frustrated with it having build a good partnership and 100 runs on the board. The covers are on and we’ll have to wait and see when the rain decides to stop.17.07 IST: Grandhomme to Mandeep, FOUR! Precious timing! Length delivery around off, Mandeep waits for it and guides it past backward point for a boundary. RCB 100/3 in 14.1 overs.17.06 IST: Good over for Bangalore this, 12 runs off it. RCB 96/3 in 14 overs. Mandeep 44*, Head 35*17.05 IST: Narine to Head, SIX! RCB need to start attacking now and Head does just that with a 75m maximum.17.03 IST: Narine to Mandeep, NOT OUT! Fuller delivery around off, Mandeep Singh heaves it through the mid-wicket region. Calls for a second and the fielder throws it to the striker’s end. Mandeep Singh dives full stretch to get in. The umpires go upstairs to check it and the replays show that the dive saved him.17.02 IST: Mandeep and Head have build a 50-run partnership from 51 balls. This partnership is the key for Bangalore.17.02 IST: Good over by Grandhomme, gave away only 6 runs. RCB 84/3 in 13 overs.17.00 IST: Grandhomme is in attack for Kolkata now. Colin de Grandhomme into the attack. He got figures of 3/4 in 10 balls against RCB in our last meeting in #IPL2017. #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 2017Our pacers were spot on with their length during the Powerplay. https://t.co/XRBSC4y4Ad #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/Ov0uI0d0ds- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201716.55 IST: Rajpoot to Head, FOUR! Good shot! Length delivery into the pads, Head pulls it over the backward square leg region for a boundary. Ends the over with it. Head made sure to spoil Rajpoot’s third over which was going for only 3 runs before the boundary. RCB 78/3 in 12 overs. Mandeep 38*, Head 23* 16.51 IST: Kolkata have kept Bangalore very tight. Their run rate is only 6.45. RCB 71/3 in 11 overs. Mandeep 36*, Head 18* 16.48 IST: Big shout-out on the last ball. Angles it on the stumps, Head looks to clip it but is hit on his pads. The players go up in an appeal but nothing from the umpire. That looked to have pitched outside leg. The batsmen take a leg bye. Rajpoot bowls another great over, just 4 runs off it. RCB 63/3 in 10 overs.16.45 IST: We’re back form the time-out! No changes in bowling attack. Rajpoot back in attack.16.43 IST: An important time-out for both the teams. Bangalore will want to cash on the slight stability that Mandeep and Head are building while Kolkata will want to apply more pressure with the Big Three gone.16.42 IST: It’s Strategic time-out! RCB 59/3 in 9 overs. Mandeep 32*, Head 11*16.40 IST: Post the completion of 8 overs, Gambhir has brought Piyush Chawla into the attack.16.38 IST: Rajpoot bowls an economical over, just 5 runs off it. After 8 overs, RCB are 54/3. Mandeep 29*, Head 9*16.35 IST: Ankit Rajpoot has been brought into the attack now.16.33 IST: Narine to Mandeep, FOUR! Hit away! Wide outside off, Mandeep waits for it and cuts it hard past the diving point fielder for a boundary. He’s the only man who has stood up and waged a lone war. RCB 49/3 in 7 overs. Mandeep 26*, Head 7*16.32 IST: Kohli said before the match that they want to end on a high but they have had a disastrous powerplay. They would want Mandeep to stick around for some revival.#KKRStatCornerIn the last encounter at Eden vs RCB, we had taken 4? wickets in the Powerplay. This time we have taken 3? wickets. #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201716.30 IST: Umesh Yadav has an awkward fall off the back foot as he runs up to ball. He looks fine though. RCB 40/3 in 6 overs.16.29 IST: Umesh to Head, FOUR! Perfect Timing! Slanting on the pads, Head does not miss out and clips it hard through mid-wicket for a boundary. RCB 40/3 in 5.5 overs.16.25 IST: Narine to Head, NOT OUT! Narine bowls it outside off, Head shapes to drive but is beaten all ends up. The keeper takes the bails off and appeals. It is referred upstairs. The replays show Head had never left his crease and hence he survives.16.24 IST: Travis Head walk out to join Mandeep Singh.16.23 IST: Narine to De Villiers, OUT! After being hit for a boundary, a brilliant comeback by Narine. What have you done, AB! Carrom ball on the stumps, AB de Villiers wants to sweep it through but only gets a glove on it. The ball goes onto hit the stumps and that is another big wicket for the visitors. He did not need to play such a shot. RCB 34/3 in 4.4 overs.16.22 IST: Narine to De Villiers, FOUR! Beautiful shot. Class! De Villiers first gets across a long way, Narine bowls it wide outside off, he adjusts in time and lifts it over covers for a boundary.16.19 IST: Woakes to De Villiers, FOUR! BAMM! Shorter in length on the stumps, de Villiers dances down the wicket and thumps it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Good end to the over. RCB 29/2 in 4 overs. Mandeep 18*, De Villiers 6*16.16 IST: AB de Villiers walks out to join [email protected]_umesh #DidYouKnowThis was the first time in 10 matches that our #Knight, @y_umesh dismissed Kohli. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201716.14 IST: Umesh to Kohli OUT! Dropped in the previous ball, Virat Kohli departs and Chawla is the most relieved man on planet earth. Umesh bowls this on a fuller length but has given no pace at all. It is on the stumps, at 105 kph, Kohli is early into his hoick over the leg side. He gets hit on his back leg and the players go up in an appeal. The umpire rules it out. Chawla has his tongue out, knowing he got away there. RCB: 20/2 (3 overs)WICKET! RCB – 2?0? / 2?A good slower one from @y_umesh as Kohli is trapped LBW. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/1O49WqsM65- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201716.09 IST: Woakes to Mandeep, FOUR! Mandeep strikes back-to-back boundaries. Top shot! Short from Umesh, Mandeep was waiting for it and pulls it hard behind square on the leg side for a boundary.. RCB 12/1 in 2 overs. Kohli 2*, Mandeep 10*16.08 IST: Woakes to Mandeep, FOUR! RCB 6/1 in 1.5 overs.16.04 IST: Excellent start for Kolkata, Umesh gives just a run in the first over and takes the big wicket of Gayle. RCB 1/1 in 1 over. Kohli 1*, Mandeep 0*WICKET! RCB – 0? / 1?A dream start for the #Knights as @y_umesh gets Chris Gayle out, first ball. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR pic.twitter.com/1WAPuglfju- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201716.02 IST: Umesh to Gayle, OUT! Disastrous start for RCB and a sad end to Gayle’s 100th IPL game. Umesh comes out and doles out a length ball around middle, Gayle goes for the clip but gets it off the leading edge towards Gambhir at short extra cover. The Kolkata skipper went to his left a touch to take the catch. Gayle can’t believe his luck, but it has been the case with them throughout this season actually. RCB 0/1 in 0.1 overs.15.59 IST: Mandeep Singh and Chris Gayle have walked to the pitch to bat while Umesh Yadav opens the bowling attack. This is Chris Gayle’s 100th IPL game.15.57 IST: Robin Uthappa is still missing from the Kolkata squad. Gambhir said before the last match that he only had a niggle and they wanted to rest him.15.53 IST: The two-time champions Kolkata Knight Riders are placed third in the table with 14 points out of 11 matches, RPS are ahead of them on second with 16 points while Hyderabad are below them with 13 points.15.46 IST: Despite losing the previous two matches, Kolkata have looked a strong unit. Their bowling attack with the likes of Umesh Yadav and Sunil have looked impactful.On the other hand, the only silver lining for RCB has been the performance of their two leg-spinners spinners – Samuel Badree (9 wickets) and Yuzvendra Chahal (13 wickets).#TeamNews: 3 changes in our team as @lynny50, Piyush Chawla and Ankit Rajpoot are named in our playing 11. #DusKiDahaad #AmiKKR #RCBvKKR- KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) May 7, 201715.38 IST: Here are the playing XI for both the teams.Royal Challengers Bangalore: Mandeep Singh, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Travis Head, Kedar Jadhav(w), Pawan Negi, Sreenath Aravind, Samuel Badree, Aniket Choudhary, Yuzvendra ChahalKolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(c), Chris Lynn, Manish Pandey, Sheldon Jackson(w), Yusuf Pathan, Chris Woakes, Colin de Grandhomme, Sunil Narine, Ankit Rajpoot, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav15.33 IST: Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to put RCB to bat first.”We will bowl first. The pitch will not change a lot and since they are a good chasing side, we will look to restrict them.”Gambhir mentioned that they have made three changes to the squad. Chris Lynn is in for Coulter-Nile, Ankit Rajpoot replaces Suryakumar Yadav and Piyush Chawla comes in place of Kuldeep Yadav.Virat Kohli, on the other hand, was happy with Gambhir’s decision and said that had he won the toss, he would have liked to bat first.”We have had a few problems chasing, we would have batted first anyway. The wicket is very different compared to that of last year. We don’t want to put pressure on ourselves, they love to chase, so I think that’s good for both teams.”On being asked how they stay motivated after their dismal run this season, Kohli said, “We are pretty motivated, we just want to play good cricket. We have no intentions of playing spoilsport but we just want to finish the tournament on a high and hopefully get two points from today’s game.”Kohli mentioned a single change to the squad. Travis Head has come in for Shane Watson.15.24 IST: RCB, on the other hand, have been the biggest disappointment of this year’s IPL. They have been bowled out four times this season and are placed at bottom of the table with five points in 12 matches.15.21 IST: KKR so far has been cashing in on Sunil Narine’s hit- and-miss experiment at the top. When Narine gets going, there is no stopping them as more often than not Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have capitalised on the starts.15.16 IST: During their last meeting, KKR had handed out a 82-run defeat to RCB after bowling them out for 49 – the lowest score in IPL history – and Gautam Gambhir’s men would look to repeat the performance.Brief Preview: Stung by two successive reversals, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will look bounce back and stay in contention for a play-off berth when they take on lowly Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter in Bengaluru on Sunday.KKR, who suffered losses against Sunrisers Hyderabad and Rising Pune Supergiant in their previous two matches, need two wins out of the remaining three matches to seal their berth in the knockout stage.Placed second in the IPL standings with 14 points from 11 matches, the two-time IPL winners are followed by Rising Pune Supergiant and Sunrisers Hyderabad at 14 and 13 points.The manner in which RCB lost to KKR at the Eden Gardens should give them a lot of confidence going into this tie.KKR had handed out a 82-run defeat to RCB after bundling them out for 49 – the lowest score in IPL history.In the next two matches, KKR would be facing Kings XI Punjab, who registered a 19-run victory against RCB on Friday, and already qualified Mumbai Indians who have 16 points from 10 outings. 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