Kolkata Knight Riders returned to winning ways with an encouraging win over the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday
Kolkata Knight Riders returned to winning ways with an encouraging win over the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore on Wednesday. Kolkata Knight Riders conjured up a spin magic after Jason Roy’s sterling fifty to snap their four-match losing streak with a 21-win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. The English opener led the show with a 29-ball 56 as Kolkata Knight Riders batters fired in unison to notch up a fighting 200/5 after RCB captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl at their home den
Yet, the twist couple of Varun Chakravarthy (3/24) and tenderfoot Suyash Sharma (2/30) made a top-request disorder, before Andre Russell (2/29) broke Kohli’s protection from confine RCB to 179 for eight.
The success took KKR (six focuses; eight matches) up from the base portion of the table to seventh spot, in front of Mumbai Indians on net run-rate. MI have a match close by. RCB stayed fifth with eight focuses from eight matches.
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RCB’s standard captain Faf du Plessis keeps on driving the top run-getter’s rundown with a count of 422 runs in eight games. Kohli follows him with 333 runs in eight matches. RCB’s MOhammed Siraj is as of now the joint-most noteworthy wicket-taker with 14 scalps alongside Gujarat Titans’ Rashid Khan. KKR’s Varun Chakaravarthy follows then with 13 wickets.
Driving the side without any Faf Du Plessis, Kohli struck a 34-ball 54 and kept their expectations up in the 201 pursue du Plessis (17) Glenn Maxwell (5) fell efficiently.
Yet, the situation spun out of control when Venkatesh Iyer took a game-changing catch at profound midwicket limit to excuse Kohli, off Russell.
He jumped to one side and turned over however held the ball solidly as Kohli strolled back in dismay.
With 86 required from 48 balls, it was left for Dinesh Karthik (22) to keep up their pursuit yet Chakravarthy triumphed ultimately when he had the veteran RCB guardian hitter in transit to his three-for, and it appeared to be finished for RCB