KKR vs RCB, Highlights: Shardul, Spinners Rule The Roost As Kolkata Thrash Bangalore By 81 Runs

Publish their defeat towards Punjab Kings in Mohali, the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have bounced again in high quality style within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023. At their house floor on the Eden Gardens in Kolkata, KKR registered a thumping win over the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 81 runs.

Whereas the match initially appeared to going RCB’s method particularly after that they had gained the toss and decreased KKR to 89/5 contained in the 12-over mark, a particular innings, in all probability one which shall be remebered for a while to return, from Shardul Thakur helped KKR come again into the match and the way. 

His counter-attacking innings compelled Bangalore bowlers to suppose otherwise and below strain they panicked, caught bowling traces utterly reverse to their field-set a number of occasions. Shardul made essentially the most of such possibilities and introduced up the joint-fastest half-century off the season, crossing the 50-run mark off 20 balls. 

He ultimately received out for 29-ball 68 within the closing over however by that point, he had instilled a perception of their dugout that they’ll win. He shared a 103-run stand for the sixth wicket with Rinku Singh who scored 46 off 33 balls. From the highest order, none barring Rahmanullah Gurbaz (57 off 44) stepped up however Shardul and Rinku’s effort proved sufficient to propel the aspect to 204/7.

Within the run-chase, Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis (23) began off positively towards the pacers however as soon as Sunil Narine bowled Kohli for 21, the gate was opened and the spinners have been proper on high of the Bangalore batters. Varun Chakravarthy then picked three wickets very quickly, eliminating Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell and Harshal Patel in a span of two overs to interrupt Bangalore batting’s backbone who have been ultimately bowled out. Suyash Sharma additionally picked 3 wickets whereas Narine ended with figures of two/16. 

Whereas Bangalore picked struck twice in an over two occasions in the course of the innings with David Willey bowling a double-wicket maiden contained in the powerplay and Karn Sharma getting the hazard batters Gurbaz and Andre Russsell out off back-to-back balls within the twelfth over, they nonetheless ended up conceding far too many runs than they’d have appreciated. That means massives room for enchancment of their demise bowling, one thing the place that they had additionally gone unsuitable of their opening match towards Mumbai Indians the place that they had come out on high.

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