RCB won by three wickets largely owing to Dinesh Karthik’s six and boundary in the last over. Willey struck them at 64.29, while Rutherford hit them at a strike rate of 70. Despite this, RCB was able to win the game. KKR’s slam-bang strategy backfired, but a last-wicket partnership enabled them pass 120 runs. That was more than enough for the night. Both teams’ bowlers performed a good job, but the batsmen left a lot to be desired. KKR have a win and a loss. RCB had a loss and now have win.
The Kolkata Knight Riders have gotten off to the best possible start with to Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee. Royal Challengers Bangalore are three down inside the powerplay overs, chasing a paltry 129. Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, and Anuj Rawat have all returned to the dugout. Wanindu Hasaranga, meanwhile, emerged as the star bowler from the RCB camp as they swept out KKR for 128 after inviting them to bat first. In his quota, the spinner took four wickets for just 20 runs. In the powerplay overs, KKR lost Venkatesh Iyer 10 (14), Ajinkya Rahane 9 (10) and Nitish Rana 10 (5) to a terrible start. The Captain Shreyas Iyer, who was dismissed on the 13 (10), did not do any better. Andre Russell did manage to light the stadium with some massive sixes but he could only score 25 off 18 balls. Meanwhile, RCB have fielded the same playing XI, while Tim Southee comes in place for Shivam Mavi in KKR playing XI. Earlier RCB won the toss and elected to bowl.
Wanindu Hasaranga is adjudged the Player of the Match for his brilliant bowling figures of 4/20 as RCB clinch a three wicket win over KKR.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy