Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scripted a dominating victory of their face-off in opposition to Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) within the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Eden Gardens on Thursday.
Put into bat, KKR acquired off to a shaky begin, shedding Venkatesh Iyer and Mandeep Singh for simply 4 runs on the board. Nonetheless, Rahmanullah Gurbaz performed a superb knock of 57 runs off 44 balls, together with 6 fours and three sixes, to offer a robust basis for the workforce.
Rinku Singh (46 off 33) and Shardul Thakur (68 off 29) then took over and propelled KKR to a mammoth whole of 204/7 of their 20 overs. For RCB, David Willey (2/16) and Karn Sharma (2/26) have been the choose of the bowlers.
In reply, RCB acquired off to a good begin, with Virat Kohli (21 off 18) and Faf du Plessis (23 off 12) including 44 runs for the opening wicket. Nonetheless, as soon as Du Plessis was dismissed, it opened the floodgates as RCB stored shedding wickets at common intervals and have been by no means actually within the chase.
Solely David Willey (20 off 20) and Akash Deep (17 off 8) may make some impression, as RCB have been bowled out for 123 in 17.4 overs, shedding the competition by 81 runs. For KKR, Varun Chakravarthy (4/15) and Suyash Sharma (3/30) have been the chief destroyers, whereas Sunil Narine (2/16) bagged a pair.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
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— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 6, 2023
One other #KKRvsRCB thriller!! Began with @RGurbaz_21 and @imShard adopted by @chakaravarthy29 and the debutant Suyash, what a present these guys have placed on of their dwelling floor!! Unbelievable stuff from @imShard!! 👏🏾
— Robin Aiyuda Uthappa (@robbieuthappa) April 6, 2023
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) April 6, 2023
Spin it to win it for KKR…
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) April 6, 2023
Largest victories in #IPL (by runs) for Kolkata Knight Riders:
— 🏏Flashscore Cricket Commentators (@FlashCric) April 6, 2023
Lord Shardul .. Lord Rinku ..
Zabardast clear hitting #RcbvKKR
— Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) April 6, 2023
— CricketTimes.com (@CricketTimesHQ) April 6, 2023
— Vikrant Gupta (@vikrantgupta73) April 6, 2023
KKR defeated RCB by 81 runs in IPL 2023.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) April 6, 2023
That huge defeat early season for RCB and so they chase NRR for remainder of the match!!!
— Deepu Narayanan (@deeputalks) April 6, 2023
You by no means can inform in our sport! Who would have imagined this! #KKRvRCB
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) April 6, 2023
Zero prior First-class, Listing A, or T20 matches within the bag earlier than this recreation.
— Ridhima Pathak (@PathakRidhima) April 6, 2023
A ultimate wicket partnership of 27 from 19 acquired RCB over the 100 run mark however they’re bowled out for 123 – dismal efficiency
KKR win by 81 runs#IPL2023
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) April 6, 2023
— Sir BoiesX 🕯 (@BoiesX45) April 6, 2023
Two impactful IPL debuts in two days – Dhruv Jurel and Suyash Sharma #KKRvsRCB
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) April 6, 2023
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