RCB 49 all out, lowest-ever IPL score
Kolkata Knight Riders (131) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (49) by 82 runs at Eden Gardens.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had a nightmare outing against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at the Eden Gardens after being bowled out for a paltry 49 in 9.4 overs — the lowest ever score in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
No RCB batsmen could even get to double digits as Kedar Jadhav recorded a high score of 9. Three KKR bowlers took three wickets apiece — Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme. Umesh Yadav chipped in with one wicket as RCB suffered a humiliating 82-run loss for their fifth defeat in seven matches. Meanwhile, KKR recorded their fifth win in seven matches to remain second in the standings with 10 points.
Defending 131, KKR’s fast bowling trio of Nathan Coulter-Nile, Chris Woakes and Colin de Grandhomme picked up three wickets each to win match for their side by 82 runs.
Falling short of words in explaining the stunning batting collapse his side suffered, Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli could only say that it was reckless and unacceptable batting.
Chasing the KKR’s low 131, the visitors were bundled out for 49, the lowest total in the Indian Premier League. The previous being was 58 by Rajasthan Royals against RCB in 2009.
Sections of the Eden were stunned to silence as home team supporters brought the house down.
Chris Gayle who was the last hope for Kohli’s men, cut a frustrated figure trying to pull Woakes over midwicket but giving Couler-Nile an easy catch at mid off.
“Probably our worst batting performance, the worst I have been part of the team. Very hurtful for me to stand here and talk. I thought we could capitalize and cash in during the chase. I can’t say anything now, but our performance was unacceptable. Disgraceful batting, reckless from us, one of the worst collapses ever,” said an upset Virat Kohli.
KKR recorded their fifth win in seven matches to remain second in the standings with 10 points.
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