Kolkata beat Bangalore by 4 wickets in the Eliminator of the Indian T20 League 2021 at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
Chasing 139, Kolkata were off to a steady start as Shubman Gill 29 (18) and Venkatesh Iyer 26 (30) built a solid 41-run opening stand. Bangalore pulled things back in the middle overs as Chahal stifled the Kolkata batters with his guile, ending with match figures of 2/16 in four overs.
However, just when Bangalore had the match in their grasp, Sunil Narine thew a counter-attacking punch with a brisk 26 (15) that tilted the match in Kolkata's favour.
The victory has taken Kolkata in Qualifier 2 where they will meet Delhi at the same venue on Wednesday.
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What a win for Kolkata. Their dream run in UAE continues. A bitter pill for Virat Kohli and Co. Their incredible journey in the tournament comes to an end!
Four! Much-needed from Shakib!
Important runs. Shakib has just tilted the match in favour of Kolkata. Just 3 more runs needed!
Another one goes! Bangalore believe!
Siraj gets another. This time Karthik has to walk back. What an over this is turning out to be! Kolkata are making a mess of this chase!
Kolkata: 126/6 in 17.2 overs
Need 13 off 14 balls now
Bowled him! Siraj strikes!
Full and fast from Siraj, Narine goes for a big heave on the leg side but ends up being castled! Can Bangalore make a comeback from here?
Kolkata 125/5 in 17.2 overs
In the airr..Dropped!
Padikkal is the culprit this time as Narine gets a reprive. Kolkata edge closer. Bangalore staring at another heartbreak in Indian T20 League!
Kolkata need 17 off 21 balls
Out! Chahal strikes!
Important breakthrough for Bangalore as well set Rana departs for 23 (25). Kolkata need 29 off 34 balls
Narine on fire!
A couple of sixes from West Indian has shifted the momentum completely in Kolkata's favour. Bangalore feeling the heat here. Desperately need to break this partnership.
Kolkata: 101/3 in 12 overs