Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) faced off in the 30th match of the Indian Premier League. RCB lost to KKR in this match. Bangalore captain Virat Kohli decided to bat first after winning the toss, which proved to be wrong. The win lifted KKR to fifth place in the points table.
Subhman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer: New Opening Pair for KKR
RCB’s entire team was all out for only 92 runs. KKR had a target of 93 runs to win this match. Which KKR easily achieves. Venkatesh Iyer’s new pairing with Shubhaman Gill for KKR came on the field to chase the target of 93 runs. KKR’s two openers turned the match around with 57 runs without losing a wicket in the power play.
Shubhaman Gill was dismissed for 48 with six boundaries and a six. Venkatesh Iyer, on the other hand, scored an unbeaten 41 off just 27 balls with seven boundaries and a six. KKR won the match with 60 balls to spare. The first wicket partnership between Shubhaman Gill and Iyer was an 82-run partnership.
KKR took revenge as RCB was the winner last time
RCB beat Morgan’s team in the first match of the IPL 2021 season. In this situation, the Kolkata team counter-attacked today. Bangalore, who won the toss and elected to bat first, got off to a bad start. RCB hit the first blow on the head of 10 runs. Captain Virat Kohli scored 5 runs and became lbw by Krishna.
The second push is Devdutt Padikkal. He was dismissed for just 22 runs. He returned with a catch to Dinesh Karthik off Lucky Ferguson. Srikar Bharat was dismissed for the third wicket. He made just 16 runs and caught Gill off Russell.
On the other hand, in 8.4 overs, Russell changed the design of the match by bowling AB de Villiers clean. AB got out with the first ball and got out for zero runs. Which was the turning point of this match. Russell did his job well in bowling. On the other hand, Maxwell also became clean bold with the ball of Varun Chakraborty.