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IPL 2021: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer shine in KKR's romp over RCB

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Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders shakes hand after the match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Sandeep Shetty / Sportzpics for IPL
Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders shakes hand after the match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Sandeep Shetty / Sportzpics for IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders began their second part of IPL 2021 season with a convincing 9-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. The win propels KKR to fifth place, RCB remain third in the standings. Image: Sportzpics

Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS and the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPL
Prasidh Krishna of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of Virat Kohli Captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS and the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPL

Playing his 200th IPL match, Virat Kohli bagged an early boundary to show intent. But on the very next delivery he was beaten for pace by Prasidh Krishna to be caught leg before. The RCB captain opted to review but all three lights showed red on HawkEye with no inside edge to save him. Image: Sportzpics

Varun Chakaravarthy of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for IPL
Varun Chakaravarthy of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of Glenn Maxwell of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for IPL

Varun Chakaravarthy finished with three wickets from his quota of four overs. He conceded 13 runs while accounting for the dismissals of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby and RCB's debutant Wanindu Hasaranga. Image: Sportzpics

Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS and the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPL
Andre Russell of Kolkata Knight Riders celebrates the wicket of AB de Villiers of Royal Challengers Bangalore during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS and the ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Faheem Hussain / Sportzpics for IPL

Another pick of the bowlers from the KKR camp was Andre Russell. He, too, picked three wickets from three overs while going for nine runs. His showing with the ball resulted in wickets of Srikar Bharat, AB de Villiers and Mohammed Siraj. Image: Sportzpics

Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders and Shubman Gill of Kolkata Knight Riders during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for IPL
Venkatesh Iyer of Kolkata Knight Riders and Shubman Gill of Kolkata Knight Riders during match 31 of the Vivo Indian Premier League between the Kolkata Knight Riders and the Royal Challengers Bangalore held at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates on the 20th September 2021 Photo by Vipin Pawar / Sportzpics for IPL

Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill made light of the paltry 93 run target. They stitched a strong 82 run stand while offering little hope to the RCB bowlers. Image: Sportzpics

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