Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 82 runs on Monday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah. KKR’s batting order completely collapsed with debutant Tom Banton failing to make an impact.
Royal Challengers set a target of 195 for Kolkata Knight Riders to chase thanks to a brilliant knock of 73 off 33 balls by AB de Villiers. Openers Devdutt Padikkal and Aaron Finch were off to a steady start but Padikkal departed after scoring 32 followed by Finch who scored 47. Skipper Virat Kohli then went on give full support to AB de Villiers, who hit the KKR bowlers all around.