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Twitter Reactions: KKR bundle RCB for the lowest IPL total ever

Be it the great AB de Villiers or Universe Boss Chris Gayle or the in form Kedar Jadhav, no one was able to sustain the excellent bowling by Kolkata.

AB de Villiers
AB de Villiers. (Photo Source: BCCI)

In what was another low-scoring thriller at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders managed to defend a total of 131 runs as they sent the strong RCB batting lineup packing their bags for a paltry 49 runs. The hosts went on to win by a spectacular 82 runs.

Earlier in the day, it was captain Virat Kohli who won the toss as Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to field first. RCB has AB de Villiers and Samuel Badree coming back in the playing XI for this game. For KKR, Colin de Grandhomme came in replacing Shakib Al Hasan.

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KKR continued to experiment Sunil Narine at the top order and he continued to impress as he smashed a brilliant 34 (17). He ended up being the top scorer in the game. The likes of Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa and even Manish Pandey failed to get going.

The collapse further triggered as the Kolkata side was reduced from 64/1 to 93/6. Chris Woakes tried to hang in for a while before getting out as KKR were bundled for a shocking 131 runs in the last over of their innings.

Yuzvendra Chahal made merry of the conditions as he ended up with bowling figures of 3/16. Pawan Negi also did well for his 1/15 in 3 overs. Every RCB bowler managed to get among the wickets as KKR got all out for the first time in this season.

If KKR’s batting was in shambles, horrible is the word you’d use to describe RCB’s performance with the bat. Virat Kohli was out for a golden duck. Within a few moments, half of the batting lineup was ripped apart, thanks to some sensational bowling by Chris Woakes and Nathan Coulter-Nile.

Be it the great AB de Villiers or Universe Boss Chris Gayle or the in form Kedar Jadhav, no one was able to sustain the excellent bowling by Kolkata. What’s shocking is that not even a single batsman managed to cross double figures. RCB were all out for 49 in what was the lowest total ever in the history of the IPL.

The trio of Nathan Coulter-Nile, Woakes and de Grandhomme struck thrice each while Umesh Yadav also managed to get one wicket. RCB had no answer to the KKR pacers. Coulter-Nile was deservingly awarded the man of the match.

Here are some of the amazing Twitter reactions that took place during the course of the game:

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