Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore, won the match by 21 runs, Virat’s half-century in vain
In the match played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore, Kolkata won by 21 runs. Batting first in this match, the Kolkata team scored 200 runs at the loss of five wickets. At the same time, the team of Royal Challengers Bangalore could not achieve this goal.
In the match played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders, Kolkata Knight Riders won by 21 runs. Batting first, Kolkata scored 200 runs losing five wickets, which Bangalore team could manage only 179 runs. In this match, the players of Royal Challengers Bangalore could not do anything special. At the same time, Virat Kohli’s half-century also could not win the team. Kolkata Knight Riders have defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore for the fifth time in a row at the Chinnaswamy Stadium. At the same time, Kolkata has won after four consecutive defeats.
Bangalore’s innings was started by Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis. Together they tried to give a strong start to the team. However, Faf returned to the pavilion after scoring 17 runs in the third over, which was returned to the pavilion by Suyash Sharma. After this, Shahbaz Ahmed came to handle the crease with Virat Kohli but he too could not last long. He was made his second victim by spinner Suyash Sharma. On one hand, Virat Kohli remained at the crease, but on the other end, the players kept returning to the pavilion.
Although Mahipal Lomror along with Virat Kohli tried to handle the innings. Both managed the team but Varun Chakraborty broke their partnership. With this, Bangalore got the fourth blow and Mahipal Lomror returned to the pavilion after playing a blistering inning of 34 runs in 18 balls. After this, Virat Kohli also returned to the pavilion after scoring 54 runs in 37 balls with the help of 6 fours. After this, Dinesh Karthik and Suyash Prabhudesai were at the crease, who were responsible for winning the team. But in the 15th over, Bangalore lost the sixth wicket in the form of Suyash Prabhudesai.
Fans had high hopes from Dinesh Karthik as Bangalore were 138 for 6 with five overs remaining. But the seventh wicket of the team was taken by Andre Russell. At the same time, the eighth wicket was of Dinesh Karthik, after which the team could not do anything special and could score only 179 runs at the loss of eight wickets.
Kolkata’s innings was like this
Skipper Nitish Rana’s flamboyant innings after opener Jason Roy’s half-century helped Kolkata Knight Riders post 200 for five against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in the Indian Premier League here on Wednesday. Roy got the team off to a blistering start with a 29-ball 56, studded with five sixes and four fours, while Rana (48 off 21 balls, four sixes, three fours) hit the death overs to help the team reach big scores. Vanindu Hasaranga scored 24 for RCB while Vijaykumar Visakh took two wickets for 41 runs.
RCB captain Virat Kohli won the toss and invited the Knight Riders to bat first, after which Roy and Jagadishan got the team off to a good start. After hitting two fours in the first over of Mohammad Siraj (1/33), Roy also hit a four in his next over. Jagadishan also opened the account with a four on David Willey and then in his next over, he got the ball to see the boundary twice. Roy welcomed Shahbaz Ahmed with four sixes as the Knight Riders scored 66 runs without losing a wicket in the power play.
Roy completed his second consecutive half-century in just 22 balls with a single off Visakh. However, he was lucky on this ball as Visakh failed to take his catch. Jagdishan, however, was caught by Willey at the boundary in Visakh’s next over trying to play a big shot. He hit four fours in 29 balls. Visakh also bowled Roy on the last ball of the same over to score Knight Riders 88 for two in 10 overs. Venkatesh Iyer completed the team’s century in the 12th over with two fours off Wanindu Hasaranga. In Visakh’s next over, Knight Riders captain Rana was lucky when Siraj dropped a simple catch at long-off.
Taking advantage of the lifeline, Rana brought Visakh’s ball to the audience at long off. Rana got a second life in Siraj’s over and this time Harshal Patel dropped the catch at fine leg. The Knight Riders captain took advantage of this lifeline with two sixes in the over. Rana scored 17 runs off Visakh in the 17th over with two fours and a six in consecutive balls. However, in the next over, he was caught by Visakh off the bowling of Hasranga. Hasaranga also got Iyer (31) caught by Glenn Maxwell in the same over. Rinku Singh (18 not out in 10 balls) hit a six and two fours in consecutive balls of Siraj in the 19th over, while in the last over, David Voisey (12 not out in three balls) hit Harshal for two sixes to reach the team’s score of 200 runs. .
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