The 'Mankading' controversy has been one of the biggest talking points in the ongoing season of the IPL. After Punjab skipper Ravichandran Ashwin had 'Mankaded' Rajasthan Royals opening batsman Jos Buttler, all the batsmen standing at the non-striker's end are making sure that they do not leave the crease unless a bowler has completed his run-up.
A similar incident happened in the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Friday. The incident happened in the 18th over of RCB's innings which was bowled by Sunil Narine. While Narine was about to bowl the final ball of that over, he suddenly stopped midway and when RCB skipper Virat Kohli saw this, he immediately grounded his bat at the non-striker's end t be on the safer side and while Narine turned around to return to his bowling crease, Kohli was seen in a squatting position outside his crease with his bat well inside. The duo along with the on-field umpire had a hearty laugh over it.
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Virat Kohli who had opened the innings along with Parthiv Patel started slowly but once he found his rhythm, he started to play his natural game. Kohli also got good support from English all-rounder Moeen Ali who played a stellar cameo of a 28-ball 66 as the duo put on 90 runs for the third wicket stand. The RCB skipper continued the rampage after Ali's departure as he bought up his fifth IPL ton and the first one of this season. He was dismissed in the final delivery of the innings. His blistering 58-ball 100 took RCB to a huge total of 213/4 in their 20 overs. Kohli was adjudged 'Man of the Match' for his superb knock.
In reply, KKR got to a disastrous start as they were reduced to 79/4. However, Andre Russell's 25-ball 65 and Nitish Rana's 46-ball 85 and their 118 run fifth wicket partnership kept Kolkata's hoped alive. In the end, it was not enough as they fell short by 10 runs.