Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore IPL 2020: That is it from our coverage of KKR vs RCB cricket match from Abu Dhabi. The openers started steadily in the chase to 85, stitching a 46-run stand before Lockie Ferguson's arrival meant Finch's departure. Padikkal departed a delivery later following a horrible mixup. But all was steady for RCB since then as they chased down the target in 13.4 overs and they consolidated their chances for a playoffs berth. Earlier, a horrendous batting performance from KKR saw them slip to 17/4 in the powerplay before the spinners restricted them to 84/8. Siraj picked three and Chahal and Sundar managed four between themselves. Here you can follow all the updates of KKR vs RCB IPL match from Abu Dhabi. (LIVE STREAMING | SCORECARD)
RCB win by eight wickets vs KKR in Abu Dhabi
22:19 IST: That's it then! The chase has been completed in13.4 overs and RCB consolidates their chances for a playoffs berth.
22:16 IST: Varun to Gurkeerat, FOUR! Cut to the third man for a four and then sweeps the next ball to backward square leg.
22:13 IST: Four singles from Ferguson's third over. 18 more to win for RCB
22:10 IST: RCB need 22 runs more to win from 60 balls
22:09 IST: Varun to Kohli, FOUR! Driven uppishly over covers for another boundary
22:08 IST: Varun to Kohli, FOUR! Elegantly cut through deep backward point for a four
22:03 IST: Ferguson to Gurkeerat, FOUR! Length ball, outside off and Gurkeerat leans forward to punch it through the covers for a four
21:54 IST: OHHH!!! Horror mix-up in the middle. Padikkal departs. He will be angry, KKR will be happy.
21:52 IST: Ferguson to Finch, OUT! And a wicket at last. Takes the outside edge and Karthik takes it comfortably.
21:47 IST: Varun to Padikkal, FOUR! Shorter ball and Padikkal pounces on it to slice it through point for a boundary.
21:45 IST: Cummins to Finch, FOUR! Fuller and flicked off the pads through square leg for a boundary. RCB steadily head towards the low total.
21:39 IST: Krishna to Padikkal, FOUR! Slices the fuller ball over mid-on for a boundary. Needs to hit that good length region.
21:34 IST: Cummins to Padikkal, FOUR! Makes room and elegantly lofts it over mid-on for a four
21:26 IST: Twiosingles and two off leg bye. Good over from Cummins.
21:22 IST: We are back! 10-over chase anyone?
21:15 IST: Yuzvendra Chahal: When you get 3-4 wickets in the first six overs you don't need to do much and you can bowl openly, so great bowling by Siraj. Washington was going to bowl the last over of the powerplay, but Viat called Siraj back. Virat told me from slip to bowl it wider, and I took a chance with the batsmen looking to target the shorter boundaries.
21:09 IST: Kuldeep departs in the final ball and KKR end with 84/8 at the end of 20 overs. This is the lowest total for a team when not all-out. The previous record was by KXIP in 2009 when they ended with 92/8
21:04 IST: Morris to Kuldeep, FOUR! Slower one and Kuldeep lofts it over midwicket for a boundary
21:01 IST: Siraj finishes his final over conceding six singles. 3 for eight after 4 overs.
20:54 IST: RCB spinners once again dominating the middle-over proceedings. Eights overs between Chahal and Sundar - 18 runs, 24 dots, three wickets
20:48 IST: Sundar to Morgan, OUT! Tightens the line and length. Morgan looks for the big one and Gurkeerat waits in the deep to take that match
20:44 IST: Saini to Morgan, FOUR! Short and Morgan pulls it through midwicket for a four. That brings up the fifty for KKR
20:34 IST: Chahal to Cummins, OUT! Takes the bait, goes for the big one and Padikkal waits in the deep to complete the dismissal.
20:32 IST: Yet another maiden, this time from Sundar in the 12th over and third by RCB in this match
20:31 IST: 36/5 at the halfway mark in the game is the fourth-lowest total in IPL at this phase. 31/3 is the lowest, also by KKR back in 2009
20:29 IST: Spin continuing from both ends. Sundar and Chahal looking to trouble KKR further. In three overs, they have conceded nine runs with eight dot balls and a wicket.
20:21 IST: Chahal to Cummins! HUGE APPEAL!!! LBW is it? Soft signal is out. KKR opt for a review. Wickets missing and Cummins survives. So much drama in Abu Dhabi.
20:16 IST: Chahal to Karthik, OUT! Length ball, sneaks through the gap and Karthik plumb in front of the leg. RCB opted for the review and Karthik is back in the hut for just 4.
20:13 IST: Saini to Morgan, SIX! Pulls the short ball over square leg for a maximum.
20:07 IST: Morgan to Udana, FOUR! Overpitched and Morgan punched it through covers for a four
20:06 IST: 17 for 4 is the worst powerplay score this season both in terms of runs and wickets
20:03 IST: Good fielding effort as well from RCB. Siraj concedes just three singles in his third over. Finishes his powerplay spell with 2 for three
19: 59 IST: Bit of a stat here: Mohammed Siraj becomes the FIRST bower to bowl TWO MAIDEN OVERS in an IPL match.
19:55 IST: After his first two overs, Siraj is yet to concede a run. Best IPL powerplay figure?
19:51 IST: Siraj to Banton, OUT! WHAAAT IS GOING ON IN ABU DHABI? Hint of away movement and Siraj picks his third.
19:48 IST: Saini to Banton, SIX! Shorter delivery and Banton pulls it comfortably over square leg for a six.
19:47 IST: Saini to Banton, FOUR! Wonderfully timed...punched down the track and the ball goes all the way to the boundary
19:45 IST: Saini to Gill, OUT! Length ball, miscued and Morris takes it comfortably at mid-on. What is happening at the KKR dugout?
19:41 IST: Siraj to Nitish Rana, OUT! WOAAAAAHHH!! Hint of swing, this time moves in and Siraj castles down the stumps. Dream start fro RCB
19:37 IST: Siraj to Tripathi, OUT! Length ball, moves away from the batter. Tripathi looked to guide it through the off side, but nicks one big and AB de Villiers makes no mistake behind.
19:35 IST: Excellent over from Morris. Just two singles and a wide.
19:30 IST: Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi open the batting for KKR. So Banton at No.3 or as finisher? Chris Morris opens the attack for RCB
19:25 IST: Prasidh Krishna: I have grown up watching a lot of cricket. Brett Lee is one such guy that I have loved watching when I was young, I have spoken to him a lot. He's that person who has inspired me to bowl fast. It's been absolutely wonderful working with him (Kyle Mills), he's a really honest guy. To have such wonderful people around you in a team, it really boosts you up. It's been wonderful, him and Omkar Salvi, all three of us work together really well. We are a really well-knit unit, we always hang out together, we youngsters are fortunate to have great stars in your team.
19:07 IST: Here is the playing XI for the two sides...
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy
19:06 IST: RCB skipper Virat Kohli: We would have batted first. Looks like a good pitch, should be a good chase as long as we bowl well. We bowled them out cheaply in Sharjah. It's all about how we execute our plans. Siraj comes back. Shahbaz misses out.
19:04 IST: KKR skipper Eoin Morgan: We are gonna bat first. The wicket looks good. There's been continuous improvement. Couple of changes. Banton and Prasidh come in instead of Mavi and Russell.
19:01 IST: Kolkata Knight Riders win toss, opt to bat against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi
18: 55 IST: Aaron Finch: Absolutely loving it (playing for RCB), fantastic franchise, great bunch of people. The efforts that the franchise has done to keep us in good spirits and keep us occupied in the bio-bubble has been outstanding. I'll do anything that the team needs (when asked if he was ready to bat down the order). One thing that our team's got going forward very well is that everyone is willing to do whatever it takes that's in the best interests of the team. If Virat and Simon thought that it was best, I'd be able to do anything. We have played most of our games in Dubai.
18:52 IST: Pitch report by JP Duminy and Daren Ganga: It's a fresh pitch today in Abu Dhabi, as in Dubai - one of the square boundaries is short at 62m and 71 m, while the other side has boundaries sized at 74m and 80m respectively. Similarly, the straighter boundaries vary. One of the straight boundary is huge at 79m while the other straight boundary is the shortest of them all, at 59m. There should be appreciable bounce on this surface, especially with the new ball. There is an even covering of green grass, the surface is very hard as well.Nothing much in terms of spin on this wicket. They will have to use their guile, angles and mix things up to be successful here.
18:42 IST: KKR skipper Eoin Morgan set to become the 25th cricketer to feature in 300 T20 matches and third from England after Ravi Bopara and Luke Wright.
18:40 IST: RCB skipper Virat Kohli all set for the crucial tie
18:35 IST: Both the sides have met on 26 occasions in T20s, with KKR winning 15 matches. In their last five matches, the Knight Riders have won three - however, RCB won the last two matches played between the two sides.