Royal Challengers Bundled Out for Lowest-Ever Score in IPL History (49) by Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) created an unwanted record for themselves on Sunday night, by being bowled out for the lowest total in the history of the Indian Premier League. Chasing 132 for victory, the visitors at the Eden Gardens were bundled out for just 49, with none of the batsmen making a double-digit score and Kedar Jadhav top-scoring with 9. Every over was an event on this dramatic Sunday night and Knight Riders took just 58 balls (9.4 overs) to take the 10 Bangalore wickets.

RCB were buoyed by the fact that they had bowled KKR out for 131 in 19.3 overs, after Virat Kohli won the toss and chose to bowl first. But little they would have known during the innings break, that they will go on to make just 37.41 per cent of KKR’s total.

Here’s the complete break-up of the RCB innings: 1 no-ball, 0, 1 leg bye, wicket (Kohli), 1, 0, 0, 0, wicket (Mandeep), 0, 4, 0, 0, 1, 4, wicket (de Villiers), 1 no-ball, 1 wide, 4, 0, 4, 0, 1, 0, 1, 0, 0, wicket (Jadhav), 0, 0, 0, 0, 4, 0, 0, 4, 2 leg byes, 1, 4, 0, 1 wide, wicket (Gayle), 0, 0, wicket (Binny), 0, 2, 0, wicket (Negi), 0, 0, 1, 1, 0, wicket (Badree), 0, 4, 0, wicket (Mills), 1, 0, wicket (Chahal)

This was just the second time in 10 seasons of IPL, that all 20 wickets had fallen in a match and Royal Challengers Bangalore now hold the record for an IPL team to post the highest (263/5) and lowest scores.

For Knight Riders, Sunil Narine once again provided a blistering start at the top of the order and was the top scorer for his team with 34 (17). The match began 30 minutes late due to rain and the pitch was a fast bowler’s delight, as it sported a tinge of green. The seamers from both teams generated swing, seam and bounce and in hindsight, this was probably not the kind of pitch you should probably have for a Twenty20 match.

Knight Riders, who have been extremely reliant on their spinners over the years, didn’t bowl any of their spinners on this night, with Nathan Coulter-Nile (3), Umesh Yadav (1), Chris Woakes (3), and Colin de Grandhomme (3) sharing the wicket-taking duties between them.

Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers, 27th Match Scorecard

Playing XIs

Kolkata: 1. Gautam Gambhir (c), 2. Sunil Narine, 3. Robin Uthappa (wk), 4. Manish Pandey, 5. Yusuf Pathan, 6. Colin de Grandhomme, 7. Suryakumar Yadav, 8. Nathan Coulter-Nile, 9. Kuldeep Yadav, 10. Umesh Yadav, and 11. Chris Woakes

Bangalore: 1. Virat Kohli (c), 2. Chris Gayle, 3. AB de Villiers, 4.Samuel Badree, 5. Kedar Jadhav, 6. Mandeep Singh, 7. Pawan Negi, 8. Stuart Binny, 9. Sreenath Aravind, 10. Tymal Mills, and 11. Yuzvendra Chahal

Scores

Kolkata: 131/10 (Narine 34; Chahal 3/16 and Negi 2/15)
Bangalore: 49/10 (Jadhav 9; de Grandhomme 3/4 and Woakes 3/6)

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Innings (toss: Bangalore, who chose to bowl first)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Sunil Narine caught Chahal, bowled Binny 34 (17) 6 1 200.00
Gautam Gambhir caught Jadhav, bowled Mills 14 (11) 1 1 127.27
Robin Uthappa leg before wicket Badree 11 (9) 2 0 122.22
Manish Pandey caught Badree, bowled Chahal 15 (16) 1 0 93.75
Yusuf Pathan stumped Jadhav, bowled Chahal 8 (8) 0 0 100.00
Suryakumar Yadav caught Mills, bowled Negi 15 (19) 1 0 78.94
Colin de Grandhomme caught Kohli, bowled Chahal 0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Chris Woakes caught Mandeep, bowled Mills 18 (21) 3 0 85.71
Nathan Coulter-Nile caught de Villiers, bowled Negi 2 (3) 0 0 66.67
Umesh Yadav not out 2 (4) 0 0 50.00
Kuldeep Yadav bowled Aravind 4 (7) 0 0 57.14
Extras: 8 (8 wides)
KKR’s total: 131/10 in 19.3 overs, at 6.71 runs per over
KKR’s fall of wickets: 48/1 (Gambhir, 3.4), 65/2 (Narine, 5.4), 66/3 (Uthappa, 6.2), 82/4 (Y Pathan, 9.1), 93/5 (Pandey, 11.1), 93/6 (de Grandhomme, 11.3), 120/7 (Woakes, 16.3), 125/8 (Coulter-Nile 17.3), 125/9 (Suryakumar, 17.4), and 131/10 (Kuldeep, 19.3)
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Samuel Badree 4 10 33 1 8.25
Tymal Mills 4 13 31 2 7.75
Sreenath Aravind 3.3 7 27 1 7.71
Stuart Binny 1 3 9 1 9.00
Yuzvendra Chahal 4 10 16 3 4.00
Pawan Negi 3 10 15 2 5.00
Bangalore Innings (target: 132 runs in 20 overs, at 6.60 runs per over)
Batsman Dismissal Runs scored No. of 4s No. of 6s Strike rate
Chris Gayle caught Coulter-Nile, bowled Woakes 7 (17) 1 0 41.17
Virat Kohli caught Pandey, bowled Coulter-Nile 0 (1) 0 0 0.00
Mandeep Singh caught Pandey, bowled Umesh 1 (3) 0 0 33.33
AB de Villiers caught Uthappa, bowled Coulter-Nile 8 (6) 2 0 133.33
Kedar Jadhav caught Woakes, bowled Coulter-Nile 9 (7) 2 0 128.57
Stuart Binny caught Uthappa, bowled Woakes 8 (9) 2 0 88.88
Pawan Negi leg before wicket de Grandhomme 2 (3) 0 0 66.67
Samuel Badree leg before wicket Woakes 0 (3) 0 0 0.00
Tymal Mills caught Kuldeep, bowled de Grandhomme 2 (5) 0 0 40.00
Sreenath Aravind not out 5 (4) 1 0 125.00
Chahal caught Pandey, bowled de Grandhomme 0 (2) 0 0 0.00
Extras: 7 (2 no-balls, 2 wides and 3 leg byes)
RCB’s total: 49/10 in 9.4 overs, at 5.06 runs per over
RCB’s fall of wickets: 2/1 (Kohli, 0.3), 3/2 (Mandeep, 1.2), 12/3 (de Villiers, 2.3), 24/4 (Jadhav, 4.1), 40/5 (Gayle, 6.2), 40/6 (Binny, 6.5), 42/7 (Negi, 7.3), 44/8 (Badree, 8.3), 48/9 (Mills, 9.1), and 49/10 (Chahal, 9.4)
Kolkata Bowling
Bowlers Overs Dots bowled Runs conceded Wickets taken Economy rate
Nathan Coulter-Nile 3 12 21 3 7.00
Umesh Yadav 3 12 15 1 5.00
Chris Woakes 2 10 6 3 3.00
Colin de Grandhomme 1.4 7 4 3 2.40

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