The 200th IPL match for the RCB captain, Virat Kohli, did not turn out what the team and he would have expected as KKR has won the game by nine wickets.
RCB was batting first as the team won the toss and decided to put KKR into bowling.
However, this decision did not prove good for them. The Royal Challengers Bangalore bundled out for 92 runs and could not play all the 20 overs. Additionally, Virat Kohli, who recently announced that this would be his last season as RCB’s captain, was sent back to the pavilion after scoring a mere 5 runs of 4 deliveries. Moreover, AB DE Villiers, known for his 360-degree shots, could not change the game for RCB. He was out golden duck by Andre Russell. Opener Devdutt Padikkal was the only batsman to reach the 20 runs mark (22). He was out from a delivery by Lockie Ferguson.
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All the bowlers were successful, with Varun Chakravarthi and Andre Russell taking 3 wickets each. They both bowled at an economy of 3.25 and 3 rpo.
KKR Batsmen Had It Easy In Today’s IPL Match
It was an easy chase for the Kolkata Knight Riders openers. And they did not take much time to reach the target. They reached the target in 10 overs, making the battle totally one-sided between the arch-rivals of IPL. While Shubman Gill scored 48-runs off 34 balls, Venkatesh Iyer faced 27 balls for his 41. The only wicket that fell in KKR’s inning was Shubman Gill. He was caught out the delivery from Yuzvendra Chahal.
It was a disappointing performance from RCB, who would have wanted to make it a day for Virat Kohli, who was playing his 200th IPL game.
After today’s game, RCB is 3rd at the table while KKR is at 5th. Additionally, CSK tops the table as of now, with Delhi Capital at 2nd.
Yesterday, Chennai Superkings (CSK) defeated their arch-rivals Mumbai Indians by 20-runs in the opener of the IPL 2021 return in the UAE.
Punjab Kings and Rajasthan Royals will face each other for today’s match starting at 7:30 pm.