The IPL game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore at the Eden Gardens on Friday lived up to expectations. It was an absolute run-feast as both the teams scored more than 200 runs in one of the best games of this IPL season so far. However, the memorable game turned a bit sour as seven spectators were arrested in connection with cricket betting from the Eden Garden.
The police confirmed the news on Saturday. As per media reports, the police got the trails from a source information and took immediate action. The anti-rowdy section of the city police’s detective department nabbed the group of seven spectators during the game from the stadium’s F1 block. Four of those arrested were from Nagpur in Maharashtra. Three others hailed from Sagar town in Motinagar police station area in Madhya Pradesh, police said.
“Fourteen mobile phones including one betting accessory have been seized. A specific case is being recorded at Maidan Police Station,” said Joint Commissioner of Police (JCP), crime, Praveen Tripathi.
Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller:
Royal Challengers Bangalore, meanwhile, survived a massive scare to beat Knight Riders by 10 runs. Andre Russell nearly took his side to another breathtaking win but the Knight Riders eventually fell short by just 10 runs while chasing an improbable 213. Asked to bat first, the Royal Challengers rode on their skipper Virat Kohli’s century and Moeen Ali’s whirlwind fifty to put up the huge total.
In reply, Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a disastrous start which eventually made the difference in the game as they lost a close contest. The two-time champions eventually fell short by just 10 runs. Knight Riders were reeling at 79 for 4 in 11.5 overs when Russell joined Rana in the middle. The two then launched a stunning counterassault to nearly stun Royal Challengers. Russell scored 65 from just 25 balls while Rana remained unbeaten on 85. Their fight, however, went in vain as the two-time IPL winners eventually ran out of deliveries and finished on 203 for 5.