New Delhi: Skipper Virat Kohli was dismissed for a first-ball duck as Royal Challengers Bangalore were bowled out for the lowest team total in Indian Premier League history and lost the match convincingly to Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden Gardens on Sunday night.
KKR bundled out RCB for a paltry 49 as Gautam Gambhir's men won the match by 82 runs in their own backyard.
Kohli was out on the third ball of the RCB innings itself, after he chased a wide delivery by Nathan Coulter-Nile and gave away an easy catch to Manish Pandey in the slip cordon.
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After his soft dismissal in the first over, a visibly upset Kohli first pointed towards the sight-screen and then expressed his displeasure to the umpire, that some people were moving while the ball was being bowled.
Kohli was furious while we was going off the field and even when he sat down in the dug-out, he let his feelings known to the world.
Later in a post-match conversation with Mike Hussey, Kohli clarified that some people were moving behind the sight-screen and they distracted him which resulted in his dismissal.
"The sightscreen is very small here, one guy got up as the bowler was loading up, that distracted me. Still it wasn't a big deal. That was just one down," Kohli said.
Bangalore would have thought victory was in their grasp after the bowlers restricted KKR to 131. But during the chase, none of the RCB batsmen could reach the double digit mark with Kedar Jadahav's nine being the highest.
The trinity of Virat Kohli (0), AB de Villiers (8) and Chris Gayle (7) failed miserably in the low-scoring chase.
KKR's two frontline pacers Nathan Coulter-Nile (3/21) and Umesh Yadav (1/15) bowled in tandem to reduce RCB to 39/4 before Chris Woakes (3/6) clipped the tail.
Colin de Grandhomme (3/4) grabbed two in four balls as RCB continued their reckless batting to be skittled out in just 9.4 overs for the lowest ever total, eclipsing Rajasthan Royals' 58 against them in Cape Town in 2009.