Sharjah (UAE) | Jagran Sports Desk: Royal Challengers Bangalore today defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs in game 28th of the IPL 2020 at Sharjah International Cricket Stadium. After winning the toss, Royal Challengers Bangalore had set a 195-run target for Kolkata Knight Riders. Thanks to AB de Villiers' unbeaten 73 off 33 balls, Royal Challengers Bangalore reached 194 for 2 in their 20 overs against Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders, however, managed to score just 112 runs in their 20 overs, losing the match by a huge margin of 82 runs.

Here are the highlights from Sharjah International Cricket Stadium:

RCB beat KKR by 82 runs

An all-round performance has helped RCB beat KKR by 82 runs

Brief Scores:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 194 for 2 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 73 not out, Aaron Finch 47; Prasidh Krishna 1/42)

Kolkata Knight Riders: 112 for 9 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 34; Chris Morris 2/17, Washington Sundar 2/20)

Pat Cummins gone for just 1

Pat Cummins is gone for just 1. He was dismissed for Chris Morris

Andre Russell is dismissed now!

Isuru Udana has dismissed Andre Russell for 16! RCB is in complete control now

RCB in complete control of game

KKR have lost five wickets and the RCB have taken complete control of the game

Back-to-back wickets put RCB on top

Back-to-back wickets of Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana have put RCB on top

Navdeep Saini gets Tom Banton

Navdeep Saini has dismissed Tom Banton for 8 runs

Tom Banton, Shubman Gill begin KKR's 195-run chase

Tom Banton and Shubman Gill have begin the innings for KKR. Chris Morris has opened the bowling for RCB

RCB set 195-run target for KKR

AB de Villiers' 73 off 33 balls has helped RCB set 195-run target for KKR 

Brief Scores:

RCB: 194/2 in 20 overs (AB de Villiers 73 not out, Aaron Finch 47; M Prasidh Krishna 1/42)

Kohli-de Villiers partnership puts RCB on top

A steady partnership between Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers has put RCB on top 

Prasidh Krishna gets Aaron Finch

Finch, who was looking good, has been dismissed by Prasidh Krishna for 43. RCB have lost their 2nd wicket now

Andre Russell gets Devdutt Padikkal

Andre Russell has got the break for KKR. The West Indies pacer has dismissed Devdutt Padikkal for 32 runs

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal give RCB solid start

Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal have given RCB a solid start. In 7 overs, they have scored 58 runs without losing a wicket. Finch is playing at 32, Padikkal is at 25

Aaron Finch, Devdutt Padikkal begin RCB's innings

Aaron Finch and Devdutt Padikkal are out on field to open the innings for RCB. Meanwhile, Pat Cummins will open the bowling for KKR 


Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Tom Banton, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Washington Sundar, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Virat Kohli wins toss; Royal Challengers Bangalore to bat first

Virat Kohli have won the toss and elected to bat first at the Sharjah International Cricket Stadium. "We will bat first. A high scoring ground, the pitch might become slower and slower - scores are coming down in the last couple of games. There's no grass on the surface, so it can get scuffed up. We're confident in our bowling, it's important to execute our plans, Chris Morris was a huge plus. We have spoken about partnerships, a good start will help us more. One change - Siraj comes in for Mann, gives us an extra bowling option on a small ground like this," says Virat Kohli

Meanwhile, Dinesh Karthik says, "I'm happy to have lost the toss, might have batted first as well. It's important that the bowlers believe in themselves, like it happened in the KXIP match where they dominated us for almost 39 overs. Banton is a special player, he's a superstar in the making, he replaces Sunil Narine"

Probable playing XI of both sides:

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli (Captain), AB de Villiers (Wicket-Keeper), Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Washington Sundar, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Mohammed Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahul Tripathi, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik (Captain and Wicket-Keeper), Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy


Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Eoin Morgan, Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Kuldeep Yadav, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Nikhil Naik, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sandeep Warrier, Varun Chakravarthy and Siddhesh Lad

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli (captain), AB de Villiers, Parthiv Patel, Aaron Finch, Josh Philippe, Chris Morris, Moeen Ali, Mohammed Siraj, Shahbaz Ahmed, Devdutt Padikkal, Yuzvendra Chahal, Navdeep Saini, Dale Steyn, Pawan Negi, Isuru Udana, Shivam Dube, Umesh Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Pavan Deshpande, Adam Zampa

Toss at 7 pm

The toss will take place at 7 pm today

Posted By: Aalok Sensharma