It was the night of the Eliminator of IPL 2021 and fans witnessed an intense clash between Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders and Virat Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore. In the end, it was the former who defeated the latter by four wickets.
Batting first, despite getting a good start, RCB’s middle order struggled once again. Even though Kohli scored 39 runs at the top, none of the batsmen could capitalize and AB de Villiers once again disappointed since he scored only 11 runs. As a result, the team could just manage 138 runs on the board. Sunil Narine was the star performer as he took four wickets and gave away just 21 runs in his spell of four overs.
KKR didn’t find much difficulty during the run-chase and successfully accomplished the target in the last over. Narine once again stole the show by blasting 26 runs off just 15 balls.
With this victory, Kolkata Knight Riders have secured their place in the second qualifier of IPL 2021. They will noe face Delhi Capitals there.
Twitter explodes as Kolkata Knight Riders battle past Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator of IPL 2021
Fans on Twitter quite a dig at the supporters of Royal Challengers Bangalore. Just like last year, they got eliminated in the eliminator of the tournament in 2021 as well. Thus, while some fans are claiming that RCB can just win hearts and not the trophy, others are trolling them for their poor show yet again.
The Twitteratis took a moment and hailed Sunil Narine for his incredible performance with both the bat and bowl. While he bowled a brilliant spell of 4 for 21 in four overs, the West Indian also made a quick fire 26 runs of just 15 balls- hitting three huge sixes.
After this, Kolkata Knight Riders will face Delhi Capitals in the second qualifier of IPL 2021. Who will face Chennai Super Kings in the finals of the tournament?