188.8.131.52.wd.6.W – What an over this has been! 27 runs from Moeen Ali’s bat but Kuldeep Yadav had the last laugh! After 16 overs, it’s 149/3. 21:16 (IST) Hello and a warm welcome! We are all set for another game of Indian Premier League as Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders host Royal Challengers Bangalore at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. That’s it from us! Hope you enjoyed our coverage as much as we did to bring this to you! Do join us tomorrow! Till then, tada! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:11 (IST) The toss is scheduled to happen in 60 minutes from now, and the team winning the toss will look to have a bowl and restrict the opposition for a low score. Chasing has been easy at Eden Gardens. However, this remains to be seen, what the winning captain opts! We will be bringing you all the updates, so just don’t leave this page! In first of two games played between two sides, Andre Russell snatched victory from Royal Challengers’ hand, making their stint even worse. However, the news which is coming from Kolkata is that Dre Russ will not feature in today’s game which will be a sigh of relief in Bangalore camp. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 20:37 (IST) 20:44 (IST) 23:41 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:40 (IST) 20:28 (IST) ALERT: Andre Russell registers 7th IPL fifty! 23:51 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Every dot ball is precious here! Very precious! Two dot balls in the penultimate over already! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Four sixes needed on four balls now! Andre Russell is playing with RCB’s fielding here. Hammering the ball all around the ground. This is some serious hitting! 40 runs off 14 balls! Just WOW! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:03 (IST) 21:35 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:33 (IST) 22:20 (IST) WICKET: End of a disastrous innings! Robbie Uthappa was not in touch, scored 9 off 19! Stoinis bowls a short of a length delivery and he tried to pull it over mid-wicket fielder but Pawan Negi was there to catch the ball! 22:57 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 22:53 (IST) 21:03 (IST) RUSSELL ARRIVED to the crease! 100 up for Kolkata Knight Riders! 21:06 (IST) 23:40 (IST) 23:07 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 23:14 (IST) Both Virat Kohli and Akshdeep Nath start to rebuild Royal Challengers Bangalore’s innings. The duo is hammering the lose delivery and ticking ones and twos on almost every other ball. After 8 overs, it’s 57/1. 50 up for Kolkata Knight Riders! It took them 55 balls to get there! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Dale Steyn picks his second! Royal Challengers Bangalore are on top after 5 overs! Kolkata is three down for 33. 23:42 (IST) 19:24 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The news from the centre is Andre Russell is facing a few balls and Dale Steyn is also bowling a few in net! 19:38 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In WICKET: And..Finally Virat gets out on the last ball! Some respite in KKR camp! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Three sixes in a row. Andre Russell is keeping KKR in game. What a player he is! Clinical! After 15 overs, it’s 121/4. 0.0.0.6.6.6 – This is absolute class! 18 runs in the penultimate over! 23:16 (IST) 18:24 (IST) 200 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore! 21:28 (IST) 18:25 (IST) Virat Kohli is into the 90s! Can he get to his fifth IPL ton? 19:32 (IST) 23:39 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Finally a good over for Kolkata! 10 came off Siraj’s over! It’s 60 after first 10. They need 154 in next 60 balls! 19:58 (IST) 22:46 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:21 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In RESULT: Bangalore beat Kolkata by 10 runs (Nitish Rana 85, Dale Steyn 2/40) Here are the playing XI for two sides: Royal Challengers Bangalore: Parthiv Patel(w), Virat Kohli(c), Moeen Ali, Marcus Stoinis, Heinrich Klaasen, Akshdeep Nath, Pawan Negi, Dale Steyn, Mohammed Siraj, Navdeep Saini, Yuzvendra Chahal Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Harry Gurney Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 100 up for Royal Challengers Bangalore! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 21:39 (IST) For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. So after the first leg of the innings, RCB has managed to score just 70 runs for the loss of two wickets. 23:01 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kolkata Knight Riders off to a decent start here. They have seen able to restrict both Virat kohli and Parthiv Patel. However, in the process, they lost their review. After 2 overs, it’s 7/0. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The visitors have been able to maitain the pressure as both Robbie and Rana are struggling to time the ball. After 8 overs, it’s 44/3. Nitish Rana survives AGAIN! This remains to be seen if he can capitalize on it, and take his team close to the target! 150 up for Royal Challenegrs Bangalore! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In The powerplay belongs to Kolkata Knight Riders. They came with a set plan and were able to execute it perfectly. They have restriced Virat Kohli to open his arms. AFter 6 overs, 42/1. 23:24 (IST) WICKET: Andre Russell bowls a short of a length delivery and Akshdeep Nath couldn’t clear 30-yard circle. Second wicket down! 20:18 (IST) The home side is certainly under pressure as RCB skipper nears hundred. With two overs still to go, RCB will look to take their score over 200. After 18 overs, it’s 178/3. 23:47 (IST) 21:37 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Kolkata Knight Riders in last hurdle! Virat Kohli and Parthiv Patel out in the middle and so are umpires! It’s game time! MILESTONE ALERT: Virat Kohli slams fifth IPL ton! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In New Delhi: What an unbelievable match we witnessed. An exhibition of power hitting by Nitish Rana and Andre Russell towards the closing stages of the match. When Dre Russ walked out to bat, KKR were 79/4 in 11.5 overs and when he left they were only 17 runs short of the target. Royal Challengers was lucky to get over the line on that occasion and upstage Kolkata by 10 runs at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. SCORECARD Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In ALERT: Virat Kohli gets to his 37th IPL fifty! Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In TOSS: Kolkata Knight Riders opt to bowl Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Can they hit 6 boundaries or four sixes in the last over? The powerplay belongs to Royal Challengers Bangalore. They have sent top-three back to pavilion are looking solid to register their third victory of season. After 6 overs, it’s 37/3. Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In 18:27 (IST) 20:50 (IST) WICKET: Sunil Narine tossed the ball up, Parthiv Patel tried to clear mid-wicket fielder but fell by some margin. Nitish Rana was onto it, juggled a bit, but finally takes it! First wicket DOWN! 23:37 (IST) 18:25 (IST) ALERT: Nitish Rana registers yet another IPL 2019 fifty! The Royal Challengers Bangalore has lost seven out of eight games in the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League, eventually making their hopes to qualify for playoffs slim. In the game against Kolkata Knight Riders, the team would not only look to win and stay in the contest mathematically but also for pride, which is definitely at stake. 22:42 (IST) Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In Facebook Twitter Whats app Linked In At the end of 13 overs, RCB’s total is two short of 100 runs. With Virat Kohli still at the crease and seven overs in hand, they will look to add at least 70 runs more. After 13 overs, it’s 982.
Before Frank Kaminsky helped lead Wisconsin to a Final Four, was named the most outstanding player of the West Regional, was a first-team All-Big Ten selection or broke a 48-year old scoring record, he rode the bench.Much like many Wisconsin players before him, Kaminsky had to bide his time behind upperclassmen while developing in Wisconsin head coach Bo Ryan’s system.“You scold to mold. You praise to raise,” Ryan said in a press conference in Anaheim, Calif. during the Sweet 16. “You have to be honest with them. You can’t tell that kid sitting with the remote on the couch eating potato chips bag by bag and telling him he’s the greatest thing that ever lived without kind of mentioning that maybe you ought to get off the couch.”Coming to Wisconsin from Benten Academy in Lisle, Ill. Kaminsky stood at 6-foot-10, still growing into a frame that would eventually top out at 7-feet. A late growth spurt allowed him to play the guard positions in high school where he was able to develop ball-handling skills and a soft touch.Picking up these skills would prove to be key traits in his success later on.“He had passing skills, pretty good foot work, things like that,” Ryan said of what he saw in Kaminsky in high school. “So to get to be 7-feet tall and then still have those skills, that’s helped us.”During his freshman and sophomore seasons, Kaminsky averaged just nine minutes per game while sitting behind forwards like Jon Leuer and Jared Berggren.Learning behind players at his position that received All-Big Ten team selections during their careers at Wisconsin gave Kaminsky a strong foundation to his development as a player.“He had a chance to play behind some other guys that he learned from in Jared Berggren and in a lot of practices with guys like Keaton Nankivil, Jon Leuer who is with Memphis now,” Ryan said. “So he’s had a chance to be around some guys that could help him. He listens.”Heading into the 2013-2014 season, the junior forward looked to be next in line to take over the Wisconsin front court with both Berggren and Ryan Evans leaving vacancies down low for the Badgers.Although he was primed to become the starter and would soon embark on a season that would make a mark on the Wisconsin history books, Kaminsky was still a relative unknown.“I had no idea who Frank was coming in because he was playing behind [Berggren] who was a great player for them,” freshman forward Nigel Hayes said. “But, I knew Frank could shoot the ball and I knew that he was skilled. But Frank is actually a lot better than I was told.”With an opportunity finally presenting itself for Kaminsky to make contributions to the team, he was determined to make the most of it.“I knew that this year there would be an opportunity for me to go out there and play a lot of minutes, and I just wanted to do anything I could to be a big factor on this team,” Kaminsky said.It wouldn’t take long for him to become a “big factor” as he would lead Wisconsin in scoring in a three-point win over UW-Green Bay in the third game of the season, which he followed up with a 43-point performance against North Dakota to put himself in the program’s record book and on the national map.In the 33 games after his record setting performance, Kaminsky has failed to reach double digit scoring or rebounding just seven times.In Wisconsin’s last 13 games, Kaminsky has averaged 17.9 points and 6.9 rebounds per game.Ryan attributes his 7-footer’s success to his growth both as a player and a person.“He’s growing into his body, mentally, physically, socially,” Ryan said. “They tell me he’s funnier than he used to be, and his eyes are more wide open now. Last year I thought at times his eyes were closed, then I realized that’s just his eyes. If you see him sitting sometimes you think, oh, look, Frank’s asleep. He’s not asleep. But he’s got that sleepy look. But he’s matured in every aspect because he’s worked hard.”With a top-10 standing in rebounding, blocks and field goal percentage in the Big Ten this season, Kaminsky became a first-team All-Big Ten honoree. He was the only Badger to earn a first-team selection this season.Kaminksy’s versatility has been a big part of why he has been successful this season. With the ability to stretch defenses out to the perimeter and a quick first step to the rim, he presents a mismatch for most opposing teams.“Frank’s the man. I know that some of the guys say that I’m a mismatch nightmare, but Frank is really even a better one in the fact that when he’s guarded by a true seven-footer it’s almost illegal for him to play against them,” Hayes said. “The fact that usually their feet are no where near as good as Frank’s, so when he’s out on the perimeter, if he just puts the ball on the ground it’s always a foul because they can’t slide with him. Inside, with his great footwork, he can get you up off of the ground and score anyway he wants. That’s just Frank being Frank.”But it has been his emergence in the NCAA Tournament that has caught the attention of the country and has even put him in the conversation as a possible NBA prospect.In Wisconsin’s four wins in the tournament, the junior is averaging 18.5 points per game and six rebounds per game while shooting 54 percent from the floor.That pales in comparison to his performance in the West Regional final against No.1 seed Arizona, where he scored a game-high 28 points to go with 11 rebounds to send Wisconsin to its first Final Four since 2000.Kaminsky’s 28 points was the second-highest scoring total by a Badger in the NCAA Tournament, behind only Michael Finley who scored 36 points in 1994, earning him the Most Outstanding Player award in the West regional.“We always knew Frank had it in him, we just had to get it out of him,” sophomore forward Sam Dekker said. “He’s been carrying us this whole season.”