In IPL, Kohli-led Bengaluru dusted and disgraced by Kolkata


New Delhi:Sinking to a worst performance by any team in an IPL match,Royal Challengers Bangalore were all out for 49, the lowest score in the history of the League as Kolkata Knight Riders spanked them by 82 runs, in Kolkata on Sunday night.

The hosts had put up a modest total on the board as they were all out for 131 with RCB leg-spinner YuzvendraChahal taking three wickets.However, the hosts defended the total despite facing one of the biggest hitters in the game in the rival camp.RCB had restricted KKR with spin. The hosts replied with their sultans of swing and won without resorting to spin at all.

Australian paceman Nathan Coulter-Nile ripped apart the Bangalore top-order by dismissing skipper Virat Kohli (0), AB de Villiers (8) and KedarJadhav (9).Pacemen Chris Woakes (3/6) and Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) also took three wickets each to bowl out RCB for 49 in just 9.4 overs.

None of the Royal Challengers Bangalore batsmen got to double figures, the batsmen’s scores reading 7,0,1,8,9,8,2,0,2,5,0. After the match, skipper Kohli summed up the mood in the camp when he said, “Our worst battingperformance, the worst of the IPL as well. Very hurtful for me to stand here and talk.”

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