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Virat Kohli in 'pain' after Bangalore set new low in Indian Premier League

Virat Kohli in 'pain' after Bangalore set new low in Indian Premier League

Virat Kohli said “it really hurts” after Royal Challengers Bangalore slumped to a record low score of 49 against Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League.

Chasing a modest 132, the Bangalore batsmen — including Kohli, Chris Gayle and AB de Villiers — crashed in just 9.4 overs to mark a new low for the Twenty20 tournament, now in its 10th edition.

Opener Kohli's first-ball duck started the rot for Bangalore, as none of their batsmen reached double digits and Kedar Jadhav top-scored with nine at Kolkata's Eden Gardens.

It set an unwanted new IPL record after Rajasthan Royals, currently barred over a spot-fixing scandal, totalled just 58 against Bangalore in 2009.

“Our worst batting performance, it really hurts,” a disappointed Kohli said on Sunday, as Bangalore stayed bottom of the eight-team IPL table.

“There's nothing to review anything about the second half, it was that bad.

We need to forget it and move forward. We're a much better team,” he added.

Kolkata bowler Nathan Coulter-Nile, who was man of the match for his 3-21, had Kohli caught by Manish Pandey in the very first over to trigger the rout of last year's runners-up.

England's Chris Woakes and New Zealand fast bowler Colin de Grandhomme returned figures of 3-6 and 3-4 as Bangalore lost their last six wickets for only nine runs.

“I'm sure we won't bat like that again in the tournament... We've got back-to-back games, need to try and win those to get some momentum,” said Kohli.

For Kolkata, the West Indies' Sunil Narine top-scored with his 17-ball 34 while opening the innings for the home side.

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