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Match Report: Kolkata vs Bangalore, Indian T20 League 2020

Kolkata’s top-order failure continued but this time, it was a huge debacle with the bat. Riding on Siraj’s finest bowling spell, Bangalore humiliated Kolkata in Dubai to take the 2nd spot. After this heavy defeat, Kolkata made their playoffs task bit difficult. 

Toss: Kolkata opted to bat first 

Team Changes: Tom Banton & Prasidh Krishna come in (Kolkata) 

Siraj comes in (Bangalore) 

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

Detailed Match Report 

Morgan added Banton in the squad but retained their main openers, Gill and Tripathi. Siraj was on fire tonight as he grabbed two wickets on successive deliveries to send Tripathi and Rana to pavilion. In next over, Saini picked Gill to put Kolkata on 3-3. Siraj continued his top bowling and scalped his third with the wicket of Banton. Kolkata’s batting order was shattered badly and they saw what they did with Bangalore in 2017. Morgan tried to add few runs with gritty 30 but it was Bangalore’s day in Dubai. Ferguson played some good shots with Kuldeep Yadav to post a mere total of 84 in 20 overs. Chahal also grabbed 2 wickets and conceded just 15 runs in 4 overs. 

Bangalore started the chase with a happy note. They avoided any blow in the powerplay with scoring 44 runs. Ferguson draw first blood with Finch’s wicket and in the same over, Padikkal also got out with a run-out. Kohli and Gurkeerat completed the final process with ease after a fine bowling spell from Ferguson. With this comfortable win, Bangalore moved to the 2nd spot, upstaging Mumbai. 

Star Performer of the Match 

Mohammed Siraj is our star performer of the match. He put one of the finest and economical spells of the tournament. In his first two overs, he didn’t concede a single run and scalped three wickets. With the final figure of 4-2-8-3, he set a victory benchmark for the Bangalore. 

Top 5 players who made an impact in the game 

Mohammed Siraj 4-2-8-3 

Yuzvendra Chahal 4-0-15-2

Ferguson 19 (16) & 4-0-17-1 

Eoin Morgan 30 (34) 

Washington Sundar 4-1-14-1


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