Mohammed Siraj steam-rollered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) with a blistering fast-bowling display (4-2-8-3) at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. The 84 runs that KKR managed for the loss of eight wickets was the lowest total in IPL history for a team that wasn’t bowled out. Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) romped home with eight wickets and more than six overs to spare.


Pat Cummins was economical in the PowerPlay (3-0-18-0) but KKR needed wickets. Lockie Ferguson, who had impressed with five wickets, including two in Super Over, against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) on Sunday, was introduced only in the seventh over, by which point Devdutt Padikkal (25, 17b) and Aaron Finch (16, 21b) had slashed the target by half and there was no turning around.

The win lifted Virat Kohli’s men to second spot (14 points) and ever so closer to a playoff spot that has…

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