In the eliminator or 58th match of IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the match by 4 wickets with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) due to good performance in bowling.
Earlier, RCB won the toss and chose to bat first and start with a good opening partnership of 49 (5.1) between Viral Kohli 39 (33), and Devdutt Padikkal 21 (18). Due to early several wickets, RCB made a low score of 138/7 due to great bowled by Sunil Narine 4/21 (4), and Lockie Ferguson 2/30 (4). RCB set the target of 139 (20) for KKR to win this match.
During chasing, KKR chased the target in 19.4 overs and won the match by 4 wickets with RCB due to good batted by Shubham Gill 29 (18), Sunil Narine 26 (15), and Venkatesh Iyer 26 (30). Yuzvendra Chahal 2/16 (4), Mohammad Siraj 2/19 (4), and Harshal Patel 2/19 (4) were good bowled from the RCB side. After winning this match, KKR will play with DC to reach the IPL 2021 final match on October 13, 2021.
Due to good performance in bowling and batting, Sunil Narine (KKR), 4/21 (4) & 26 (15), was declared as the Player of the Match.