Royal Challengers Bangalore all-rounder Daniel Christian might have missed out in the match against the Kolkata Knight Riders; however, he proved his worth in the field. As Shubman Gill kept steering the momentum towards the Knight Riders in a steep run-chase of 205, Daniel Christian’s blinder at mid-on helped put the brakes on him. In the process, Kyle Jamieson got the first breakthrough for his side.
Shubman Gill looked sharp from the first over as he clattered a boundary to give the Knight Riders a strong start in pursuit of 205. The right-handed batsman went hard in the second over bowled by Kyle Jamieson as he started with a boundary, followed by two clean strikes for sixes in the third and fourth ball. But Jamieson bounced back by sending Gill to the pavilion as a mistimed shot resulted in Daniel Christian as he sprinted to his right and snared the ball at mid-on.
Earlier, Royal Challengers Bangalore elected to bat first and set 205 to win for Kolkata Knight Riders despite losing two wickets in the second over. Glenn Maxwell struck 79 off 48 deliveries and shared half-century stands with Devdutt Padikkal and AB De Villiers. De Villiers provided the final flourish by finishing not out at 76 off 34 balls.