RCB vs KKR: Royal Challengers Bangalore found their first victory in the newest edition of the Indian Premier League. The bowlers of the Bangalore side recovered quickly from the striking Punjab kings that made them lose a couple of days ago. The all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga and Akash Deep shared seven wickets between them as Shreyas Iyer led-KKR fell to a mere total of 128 in the RCB vs KKR match.
The shaky start of RCB in the RCB vs KKR match
Umesh Yadav kept his form to make up for the shabby batting their side had displayed on the field. He performed in such a way that it could add up to the lost time on the pitch for the last couple of years. Umesh Yadav saw back Virat Kohli and Anuj Rawat by the start of the third over.
In order to change the course of RCB’s chase, Yadav bowled in hard lengths. Skipper Faf du Plessis’s wicket was caught behind the dismissals. RCB was down to 17 for 3 by the time he had lost the wicket.
Who recovered RCB? (RCB vs KKR)
It was David Willey and Sherfane Rutherford who plotted RCB’s recovery. The fourth-wicket pair chose not to take risks and proceeded with utmost caution. The KKR-built pressure on RCB was released on the 8th overdue to the work of David Willey and Sherfane Rutherford.
The pair took RCB to 59/3 at the halfway stage, still proceeding with cautions as far as the run rate was considered.
Sunil Narine destroyed the partnership of Willey and Rutherford.
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RCB’s first win in the newest edition of IPL (RCB vs KKR)
Shreyas Iyer made an interesting choice and gave the penultimate over to Venkatesh Iyer when RCB needed 17 off 12 balls. Iyer, despite giving away a boundary, did well to leak only 6 runs off the first five balls. However, Harshal Patel pulled one to the long-on.
Dinesh Karthik eventually wrapped up the remaining seven runs with a six and a four of the first two deliveries of the final over-bowled by Russell. Russell had more than half the KKR innings to recover.
Brief scores: Kolkata Knight Riders 128 in 18.5 overs (Andre Russell 25; Wanindu Hasaranga 4-20, Akash Deep 3-45) lost to Royal Challengers Bangalore 132/7 in 19.2 overs (Sherfane Rutherford 28, Shahbaz Ahmed 27; Tim Southee 3-20, Umesh Yadav 2-16) by 3 wickets