The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 21 runs in yesterday’s 2023 Indian Premier League (IPL) match on the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.
Despatched into bat after dropping the toss, Kolkata posted 200/5 as Jason Roy (56 off 29) and Nitish Rana (48 off 21) performed quick-fire knocks. Their bowlers then held Bangalore to 179/8 regardless of a half-century from Virat Kohli.
Within the chase, RCB bought off to a vivid begin, reaching 30/0 after two overs. Faf du Plessis slammed consecutive sixes off Umesh Yadav within the second over. He, nevertheless, perished to Suyash Sharma for 17 off 7 balls, miscuing a flawed’un to long-on.
Kohli saved discovering the boundaries at common intervals. On the different finish, although, Suyash trapped Shahbaz Ahmed lbw for two because the batter went for a sweep.
Glenn Maxwell (5) additionally fell contained in the powerplay, slicing a catch off Varun Chakaravarthy’s bowling to mid-off. Mahipal Lomror struck two sixes off Sunil Narine as RCB reached 96/3 on the midway stage of their innings.
Kohli reached a half-century with a pair off Suyash’s bowling. Lomror was trying harmful however fell to Chakaravarthy for 34 off 18, miscuing an enormous hit off the KKR leggie to deep midwicket.
Andre Russell then dealt Bangalore a physique bloq by dismissing Kohli for 54 off 37 balls. The RCB opener pulled Russell to deep midwicket, the place Venkatesh Iyer took a wonderful diving catch.
Kohli’s dismissal left Bangalore in hassle at 115/5 firstly of the thirteenth over. Dinesh Karthik contributed 22 off 18 however the chasing aspect had been by no means within the hunt as soon as Kohli was again within the dugout.
The Roy-Rana present for KKR
Requested to bat first, Kolkata did an amazing job of posting 200/5. Openers Roy and N Jagadeesan (27 off 29) added 83 in 9.2 overs to put a strong basis for the batting aspect.
Roy was the dominant accomplice within the stand by far, kicking off by hanging Mohammed Siraj for 2 boundaries within the first over. He then took on Shahbaz Ahmed within the final over of the powerplay, clobbering him for 4 sixes in 5 balls. Roy went on to achieve a 22-ball fifty.
The opening stand ended when Jagadeesan pulled Vijaykumar Vyshak to deep midwicket. In the identical over, the RCB pacer additionally dismissed Roy because the KKR batter shuffled throughout his stumps and missed a yorker.
Poor fielding, nevertheless, harm Bangalore’s trigger. KKR skipper Rana was let off twice. On 5, Siraj dropped a easy catch at long-off off Vyshak’s bowling. Rana raced away to 19 when Harshal Patel dropped him at high quality leg, this time without work Siraj’s bowling.
The Kolkata captain made RCB pay, slamming Harshal for consecutive sixes within the sixteenth over. Within the subsequent over bowled by Vyshak, he whacked the pacer for 2 fours and a six. His blazing knock ended when he miscued a reverse sweep off Wanindu Hasaranga.
Venkatesh Iyer contributed 31 off 26. Rinku Singh (18* off 10) and David Wiese (12* off 13) then discovered essential boundaries within the final two overs to carry KKR to 200. Wiese struck two sixes off Harshal within the twentieth over.
RCB vs KKR: Who gained Participant of the Match in yesterday’s IPL 2023 match?
Roy and Rana performed high quality knocks to make sure Kolkata put up a very good rating. Chakaravarthy then put RCB on the again foot, claiming 3/27. Suyash and Russell chipped in with two every.
For RCB, Hasaranga impressed with 2/24, whereas Kohli contributed a defiant half-century with the bat.
Chakaravarthy was named the Participant of the Match for his spectacular three-wicket haul.