Sunil Narine weaved his magic, pricing out Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell in an outstanding spell of 4/21 in IPL 2021 Eliminator against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Sharjah on Monday. The Kolkata Knight Riders managed to restrict RCB to 138/7 after Virat Kohli opted to bat.
Virat Kohli (39) and Devdutt Padikkal (21) got Royal Challengers Bangalore off to a fluent start, adding 49 in the first five overs. However, the scoring considerably slowed thereafter, with the back 15 yielding 89 for the loss of seven wickets.
Spinners played a significant role in denting RCB’s progress, with Sunil Narine leading the way with 4/21, his first 4-wicket haul in IPL since 2015. Narine first had Srikar Bharat caught at long-off, before castling Kohli and AB de Villiers in quick succession. He rounded it off by inducing a top-edge from an in-form Glenn Maxwell, to reduce RCB to 112/5 in the 17th over.
Lockie Ferguson (2/30) too, maintained his fine run, as KKR limited RCB to 138/7.
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SUNIL NARINE— A. (@stfuarshu) October 11, 2021
THE GREATEST THERE IS. THE GREATEST THERE WAS. THE GREATEST THERE EVER WILL BE pic.twitter.com/9GQf7H90BL
Sunil Narine getting the Holy Trinity - VK, AB and Maxi.— Manya (@CSKian716) October 11, 2021
SUNIL NARINE. THE GREATEST EVER IN PURPLE AND GOLD.— R. (@itzzRashmi) October 11, 2021
Sunile Narine ! What a player. LEGEND 💜 pic.twitter.com/O1eZz1lESE— Ƥ (@Pallette_) October 11, 2021
Narine gets Kohli and Devilliers in the IPL Eliminator - Legend.— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 11, 2021
There should be a Sunil Narine Stand inside the eden gardens and a statue outside it, not going to settle for less— akshar (@_iamakshar_) October 11, 2021
Sunil Narine, what a magician. Gets AB De Villiers now, excellent spell by Narine this. KS Bharat, Virat Kohli and now AB.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) October 11, 2021
Sunil Narine got the wicket of Kohli, Ab De Villiers and Maxwell in one match. Undoubtedly KKR's biggest match winner till date.— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) October 11, 2021
Right now in Sunil Narine's pocket pic.twitter.com/iJhv8qQdj7— absy (@absycric) October 11, 2021