Pacer Mohammed Siraj took three wickets upfront as Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) hammered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by eight wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match in Abu Dhabi, UAE on Wednesday. Skipper Eoin Morgan's knock of 30 was the best batting effort in KKR innings. Devdutt Padikkal top-scored for RCB in their chase with his 17-ball 25. The win helped Virat Kohli-led RCB moved to the second spot in the IPL 2020 points table with 14 points. KKR remained fourth with 10 points.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 84 for 8 in 20 overs. (Eoin Morgan 30; M Siraj 3/8, Y Chahal 2/15).
Royal Challengers Bangalore: 85 for 2 in 13.3 in overs (D Padikkal 25, Gurkeerat Singh 21 not out, V Kohli 18 not out; L Ferguson 1/17).
7:03 PM IST: Eoin Morgan wins the toss and Kolkata Knight Riders will bat first.
7:10 PM IST: Changes for both sides. KKR bring in Tom and Prasidh Krishna for Shivam Mavi and Andre Russell. For RCB, Mohammed Siraj replaces Shahbaz Ahmed.
KKR: Shubman Gill, Tom Banton, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Varun Chakravarthy.
RCB: Devdutt Padikkal, Aaron Finch, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(w), Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Washington Sundar, Chris Morris, Mohammed Siraj, Isuru Udana, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal.