IPL 2019: Russell blitz in vain as Bangalore prevails over Kolkata

Andre Russell threatened to spoil Virat Kohli's century with a blazing innings but Royal Challengers Bangalore held its nerves to pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a thriller.

Andre Russell almost won the match for Kolkata Knight Riders with a blazing 25-ball 65 but Royal Challengers Bangalore held its nerves to prevail in a thriller. Photo: IPL
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Andre Russell hit the second fastest fifty in this year's IPL. Photo: IPL
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Nitish Rana starred with the bat for Kolkata Knight Riders with a 46-ball 85. Photo: IPL
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Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli hit his fifth IPL century. Photo: IPL
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Virat Kohli hit a marvellous 58-ball 100 and his knock was studded with nine hits of fence and four sixes. Photo: IPL
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Moeen Ali was another star performer for Royal Challengers Bangalore with a 28-ball 66. Photo: IPL
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