Defending champions Mumbai Indians and Royal Challengers Bangalore will face off each other in the first match of IPL 2021. The tournament kick-starts on April 9, 2021, at MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. A total of 8 teams will play a total of 60 matches during IPL 2021. Due to Covid-19 concerns, spectators will not be allowed to enter the stadiums and matches will be played under closed doors.
Back in IPL 2014, Kolkata Knight Riders won their 2nd IPL trophy. In a nail-biting final, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Kings XI Punjab while chasing a big target of 200 runs. In IPL 2014, the result of one match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders was decided on the basis of boundary counts as the super over also ended in a tie. Likewise, there were more exciting matches played during IPL 2014. Here we talk about the 3 most exciting matches of IPL 2014.
IPL History: 3 Most Exciting Matches Of IPL 2014
Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders (Sharjah Cricket Stadium, UAE)
Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore match in IPL 2014 at Sharjah witnessed a twist of events in the final over. Kolkata Knight Riders batted first in the match and scored 150-7. Jacques Kallis and Chris Lynn played fine knocks of 43 and 45 respectively. While chasing, Royal Challengers Bangalore were even better with the batting.
RCB were 142-4 after the end of 19 overs. They needed 9 runs off the final over with AB de Villiers on the crease. It seemed like an easy win for the RCB but fate had something else in mind. KKR bowler Vinay Kumar bowled a fantastic over. Kumar bowled de Villiers on the 4th ball, taking the match to 6 runs off 2 balls. With 4 needed off the final ball, Morne Morkel could only manage 1 run and Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 2 runs in the end. RCB lost even after having 5 wickets in their hands.