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Live IPL 2021 Score Eliminator, RCB vs KKR: Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli wins the toss, opts to bat vs Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah

RCB vs KKR IPL Score: Royal Challengers Bangalore will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah.© BCCI/IPL

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has elected to bat after winning the toss against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the Eliminator of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Monday. Both the teams have not made any changes in their playing XI. Knockout match at Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Bangalore finished third in the league stage with 18 points, while Kolkata were the last team to qualify for the playoffs with 14 points. RCB registered a tight 7-wicket win in their last league match against Delhi Capitals, having lost in Qualifier 1 to Chennai Super Kings. KKR will be full of confidence as they come back after two consecutive wins in their last two league stage matches. Bangalore are still in search of their maiden IPL title while Kolkata had won the title twice before in 2012 and 2014. The winner of this clash will face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 while the losing team will be eliminated from the tournament. (live scorecard)

IPL 2021 Eliminator Live Score Updates Between Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Directly From “Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah”

  • 19:12 (IST)

    KKR’s playing XI didn’t change either!

    Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI:Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty

  • 19:11 (IST)

    No change in RCB’s playing XI!

    Royal Challengers Bangalore Playing XI:Virat Kohli (c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar India (w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Daniel Christian, Shahbaz Ahmed, George Garten, Harshal Patel, Mohammad Siraj, Yuzvendra Chahal

  • 19:02 (IST)

    RCB win the toss, opt to bat in Sharjah!

    Royal Challengers Bangalore captain won the toss and elected to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Eliminator at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.

  • 18:53 (IST)

    Knockout Fight!

    The two teams have met twice this season, with one win each.

    Match 31 – Abu Dhabi

    KKR registered a massive 9-wicket win over RCB when they last met during the league stage. RCB were all out for 92 in the game where Varun Chakraborty and Andre Russell did not let the Bangalore batsmen compromise on their regular wickets. Chakraborty and Russell took three wickets each in that clash, while Lockie Ferguson took two.

    Match 10- Chennai

    Batting first, RCB scored 204 runs on the board where AB de Villiers (76*) and Glenn Maxwell (78) were performing brilliantly with the bat. ABD remained unbeaten and played at a strike rate of 275 to take his team to a big score. Bowling later, the RCB bowlers dominated the game and helped their team to a comfortable 38-run victory.

    Today both the sides will face off for the third time this season to play the final against Chennai Super Kings. The losing team will be eliminated while the winning team will take on Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2.

  • 18:12 (IST)

    Hello and welcome!

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders IPL 2021 Eliminator. The match will be played at Sharjah Cricket Stadium in Sharjah. RCB finished third in the league stage while KKR were the fourth and last team to qualify for the playoffs. Both the teams are coming on a winning streak in their last game, with RCB thrashing DC on the last ball while KKR thrash Rajasthan Royals outright.

    The winner of this game will face Delhi Capitals in Qualifier 2 on Wednesday.

    The match will start at 7:30 PM IST while the toss will take place at 7:00 PM IST. Stay with us for all the live updates.

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