IPL: Tim Southee bowls costly over as Royal Challengers Bangalore lose again

Blackcaps bowler Tim Southee.
Blackcaps bowler Tim Southee. Photo credit: Getty

Blackcaps bowler Tim Southee had an evening to forget in his Indian Premier League (IPL) season debut for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

On Saturday (NZ time), Southee's Royal Challengers Bangalore were in an excellent position to claim their first win of the season against the Kolkata Knight Riders, who needed 30 runs off the final two overs.

Southee came in to bowl the penultimate over four his team, but it turned into a disaster as he got smacked for 29 runs off six balls by West Indies international Andre Russell (48 not out of 13).

Russell's four sixes and a four helped Kolkata level the match. They went onto claim a five-wicket win with five balls to spare.

Southee finished the match with figures of 0/61 from his four overs, which according to the IPL website is the eighth in the league's history in terms on most runs conceded.

Royal Challengers Bangalore were defending an impressive score of 205 thanks to half-centuries from AB De Villiers (84) and Virat Kholi (63).

The win puts Kolkata in second on the IPL leaderboard behind the Sunrisers Hyderabad.