Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) secured their third consecutive win of the Indian Premier (*38*) (IPL) season by beating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs on the M. A. Chidambaram Stadium on Sunday. Glenn Maxwell and AB de Villiers`s whirlwind half centuries propelled RCB to 204/4 and KKR scored 166/8 in reply.
Andre Russell`s 31 off 20 balls late within the KKR innings gave them hope of pulling off an epic chase however Mohammed Siraj ended up making a gift of only one run within the penultimate over, at the beginning of which KKR wanted 44 to win.
Brief scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 204/4 in 20 overs (Glenn Maxell 78, AB de Villiers 76 not out; Varun Chakravarthy 2/39) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 166/8 in 20 overs (Andre Russell 31, Eoin Morgan 29; Kyle Jamieson 3/41) by 38 runs.
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