KKR had the tough ask of scoring almost 70 off last 4 overs and it was that man again Dre Russ who smashed sixes for fun and won the match single handedly for KKR. KKR chased down a mammoth total of 206 runs with 5 balls to spare.
KKR had won the toss and opted to field first. Sunil Narine was brought back into the eleven. RCB made changes bringing Southee and Pawan Negi into the playing eleven.
Both Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers came back to form as they scored 84 and 63 respectively. It was quite evident that the pitch was easy to bat on and both these batsmen made full use of the conditions. Although both of them got their respective reprieval very early in their innings. Stoinis provided the finishing touches as he made 28 off just 13 and at the end RCB posted 205 on the board.
It looked like a par score and could have been anyone's game, but KKR ultimately took away the game. Sunil Narine who enjoys batting against RCB departed early scoring 10. Chris Lynn and Robbiee Uthappa added 65 runs to the total but eventually both of them got dismissed by Negi who got some good purchase from the wicket. Nitish Rana too could not carry on and departed after a good knock of 37 runs.
As I mentioned KKR needed almost 70 off last 4 overs, the visitors might have thought they might well be done for today's match. But Dre Russ has some other thoughts as he went on to score 48 off just 13. RCB too were again sloppy in the field aided by inability to bowl yorkers to Russell.
Dre Russ was awarded Man of the Match for his game changing knock.