Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) talismanic spinner Sunil Narine ripped apart Royal Challengers Bangalore's (RCB) middle-order as he scalped four wickets in his match defining four-over spell during his team's IPL 2021, Eliminator clash in Sharjah on Monday.
The Caribbean spinner managed to trick the likes of Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers as he got rid of the two classy batters to put KKR in the drivers seat during the all important knockout encounter. In the 13th over Narine deceived the RCB skipper, who attempted for a slog on the on side but ended up missing the ball completely.
Watch Kohli's dismissal here:
In his next over, Narine perished the danger-man De Villiers as the Protea great played all around a ball that came back in and smashed the stumps.
Watch AB de Villiers' dismissal here:
Narine continued his onslaught on the RCB batting line up and claimed the wicket of Glenn Maxwell to deny Kohli's men any chances of notching up a formidable total. Narine ended his day with the ball with the figures of 4/21.
Earlier, RCB had won the toss and elected to bat. Devdutt Padikkal and Kohli powered RCB to a solid start, amassing 49 runs in the first five overs. However, KKR bowlers put up a fine show to keep a check on their scoreboard with regular wickets.
Owing to Narine's phenomenal all-round performance, KKR first restricted RCB to 138/7 in 20 overs and then won the game by 4-wickets to stage the Qualifier two showdown with Delhi Capitals on Wednesday.
With Agency Inputs