Last time when both these teams locked horns, Kolkata rattled Bangalore for IPL’s lowest total.
While RCB retained most of their core hitters, revamped KKR looked like a weak team, but in T20, we can never say.
Best Performance of the match:
He is also the uncapped player of the match- Nitish Rana
Karthik’s instinct to go with Rana worked out well for KKR. He picked up two wickets in two deliveries. It’s the wickets of ABD and Kohli. What else can you ask for?
It changed the momentum of the game. Also, with the bat, he scored 35 runs, added a crucial partnership with the captain Karthik to take the team near the finish line.
Best overseas player:
AB de Villiers and McCullum performed well with the bat, but it has to be Sunil Narine who picked a wicket and smacked 17 balls 50. That makes him the best overseas player of the match.
Best Indian player:
When every bowler went for runs, RCB’s Umesh Yadav bowled well to pick two wickets giving away only 27 runs in four overs. Though on a losing cause, He at least gave the team a chance.