The 31st fixture between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore has taken off at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi. KKR has shown some absolute dominant performance against RCB and registered a huge 9 wickets win. Let’s get into some details of this encounter. Here is all about KKR vs RCB Highlights.
Playing 11 of Both sides:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Lockie Ferguson, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli(c), Devdutt Padikkal, Srikar Bharat(w), Glenn Maxwell, AB de Villiers, Wanindu Hasaranga, Sachin Baby, Kyle Jamieson, Mohammed Siraj, Harshal Patel, Yuzvendra Chahal
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the Toss elected to Bat First Against Kolkata Knight Riders – KKR vs RCB Highlights
RCB’s opening pair Devdutt Padikkal and skipper Virat Kohli have started the proceedings for the side. Fans were expecting a great start from RCB and a lot more from Virat – But things dint go in the right way for the skipper, as he has to depart back to the pavilion for just 5 runs. The new bowling sensation P.Krishna has taken the wicket of Kohli and it all started from there.
Star batsmen like, ABD and Maxwell have disappointed a lot – It was that time, where the team needed them the most, but they have failed to take up the job. If we look at the other side of the coin, KKR bowlers have shown some absolute class performance.
The new mystery spinner Varun Chakravarthy has done the job for the side by picking 3 crucial wickets and now he has become the highest wicket-taker for KKR in this season. Even the big man Andre Russell has shown some series pace on the track and picked 3 wickets. Even Kiwis bowler Lockie Ferguson has picked 2 wickets.
After a fantastic performance by the bowlers, KKR has restricted RCB to post a below-par score of 92 runs in 19 overs.
It was just a matter of patience and time for KKR – The new opening pair Gill and Venkatesh Iyer have given a great start – Both the batsman has played some extraordinary shots and they have single-handedly chased down the target.
After the win, KKR is standing at the 5th position of the table with 3 wins out of 8 games and with an NRR of +0.110. On the other hand, RCB drop to the 3rd position with 5 wins out of 8 games with an NRR of -0.706.