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12:00 AM, April 20, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:09 AM, April 20, 2019

Kohli delivers RCB's 2nd win

Royal Challengers skipper Virat Kohli's swashbuckling century set up the bottom-placed franchise's 10-run win over sixth-placed Kolkata Knight Riders in their Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata yesterday.

Kohli's first hundred of the edition, and a blitzed 28-ball 66 from Moeen Ali, guided Bangalore to a mammoth 213 for five and set the stage for just their second win in nine games. Kolkata put up a fight and the game went down to the wire with the home team needing 24 runs off the last over bowled by Ali, but after hitting his ninth six, in-form all-rounder Andre Russell was run out for 65 off just 20 balls. With 17 needed off the last ball Nitish Rana (85 off 46) hit a six.

Earlier, after Kolkata asked Bangalore to bat first, Kohli -- who opened the innings -- batted right through and was dismissed off the last ball of the innings, his 58th. He hit nine fours and four sixes, and had a 90-run third wicket partnership with Ali, whose five fours and six sixes dominated the stand. 

SCORES IN BRIEF

Bangalore: 213 for 5 (Kohli 100, Ali 66; Narine 1-32)

Kolkata: 203 for 5 (Rana 85, Russell 65; Steyn 2-40, Saini 1-31)

Result: Bangalore won by 10 runs

Player-of-the-match: Virat Kohli

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