The forty-eight match in the ninth edition of the Indian Premier League saw Kolkata Knight Riders take on Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.
Chris Gayle after a lean patch produced the goods as he struck 49 runs off 31 balls and hit five fours and four sixes. The end result was Royal Challengers going on to win the game by 9 wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders. The duo of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers produced yet another spectacular performance to take their side to a comprehensive victory. Chris Gayle struggled in the initial overs but stayed at the wicket to get back into his usual groove. Kohli came into his own with awe-inspiring stroke for six as runs accelerated for the Royal Challengers.
AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli came together to produce yet another match defining partnership of 115 runs to seal a crucial win for their side. The pair was severe on the spinners as they looked to use their feet and be aggressive against the spinners. Virat Kohli is on a glorious run scoring spree as he notched his eight fifty score of this season’s Indian Premier League as he went on to become highest run getter in an IPL season of all time.
Knight Riders batted first as Royal Challengers Bangalore led by Virat Kohli won the toss and decided to field first. Robin Uthappa departed early but Manish Pandey and Gautam Gambhir notched up vital half centuries to provide the ideal platform for guys like Andre Russell to play a quick-fire 39 runs to propel their side to post 183 runs after 20 overs.