Royal Challengers Bangalore, on Friday, beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 10 runs to register their second win of the season in nine games. The Knight Riders, on the other hand, suffered their fifth defeat of the season and the fourth in a row. It was yet another run feast between the two teams as both the sides scored more than 200. Asked to bat first, the Royal Challengers overcame a slow start to post a daunting 213 for 4 in the allotted 20 overs.
Skipper Virat Kohli starred with the bat by scoring 100 which was fifth IPL ton. Kohli reached his fifty off 40 balls but accelerated soon and scored the next 50 runs in just 17 deliveries before being dismissed on the final ball of the innings. But it was Moeen Ali who provided the Royal Challengers with the impetus by hammering 65 from 28 deliveries. Royal Challengers scored as many as 93 runs in the final five overs.
Rajasthan Royals will now take on Mumbai Indians in the first match of the day on Super Saturday. While in the second clash, Delhi Capitals will host Kings XI Punjab.