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Patna : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 4 wickets in IPL Eliminator at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on October 11, 2021, late night, as their spinner Sunil Narine first took 4/21 in 4 overs and then scored an explosive 26 in 15 balls hitting 3 sixes off Daniel Christian in 12th over. Chasing a target of 139, KKR scored 139/6 in 19.4 overs dashing RCB’s hope of winning their first IPL Trophy.. Electing to bat after winning the toss, RCB had scored 138/7 in 20 overs with captain Virat Kohli scoring 39. KKR will now face DC in Qualifier 2. Narine was named Player Of The Match.
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer added 41 runs for the first wicket. Gill fell to fast medium bowler Harshal Patel for 29 in 18 balls hitting 4 fours. Rahul Tripathi also fell to spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for 6 and it was 53/2 after 7 overs. Iyer fell to Harshal Patel for 26 in 30 balls with 1 six making it 79/3 after 11 overs.
Nitish Rana .fell to Chahal for 23 in 25 balls with 1 four and 1 six and it was 110/4 after 14.2 overs. Sunil Narine was bowled by Mohd Siraj for 26 in 18th overs and it was 125/5. Dinesh Karthik also fell to Siraj in the same over for 10 in 12 balls with 1 four and it was 126/6. Captain Eoin Morgan and spinner Shakib Al Hasan remained unbeaten on 5 and 9 runs respectively. Siraj took 2/19 in 4 overs. Harshal Patel also took 2/19 in 4 overs while Yuzvendra Chahal took 2/16 in 4 overs.