At Eden Gardens, KKR astonishes RCB with an incredible comeback victory.
Kolkata Knight Riders Inning
Kolkata Knight Riders, defeated the Royal Challengers Bangalore by an emphatic 81-run margin thanks to a great all-around performance.
Shardul Thakur who made 68 runs off just 29 balls with 9 boundaries and 3 maximums and Rinku Singh with 46 runs off just 33 balls smashing 3 maximums and 2 boundaries led a spirited comeback for KKR, helping them post a formidable 204 for 7.
In the KKR’s first game at their home stadium of the season, the team turned in an outstanding performance.
Rahmanullah Gurbaz (54), who produced a brilliant fifty, and Andre Russell (0) both fell victim to consecutive balls from Karn Sharma, which left the KKR struggling at 89 runs with the loss of five wickets in 11.3 overs after KKR had already lost their initial match to Punjab Kings.
The next delivery of the over presented Sharma with an opportunity to take a hat trick, but Shardul stopped him from doing so, and he then led a dramatic counterattack against the RCB along with Singh.
Both batsmen contributed to a superb 103-run partnership that was achieved in only 45 balls, which put the KKR in a position of dominance.
Shardul and Singh’s partnership was single-handedly responsible for KKR’s victory, and their captain, Nitish Rana, was quick to point that out.
If you examine the latest game, there were some bright spots; despite being down by seven goals, we were still in the game. Even as recently as today, we were brought to our knees; kudos to Gurbaz. And what an incredible inning it was from Shardul Thakur! After the match, Rana noted that people will speak about Shardul, but that Rinku was able to hold one end up as we had anticipated.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Inning
Faf du Plessis who made 23 runs, who is the captain of the RCB, and Virat Kohli who made 21 runs, got the team off to a good start during the RCB’s reply. However, After Sunil Narine (2/16) had successfully bowled the former with the team’s score at 44, the floodgates were opened.
With the score was 42 without loss, it appeared as though the RCB opening partnership would have another simple chase ahead of them. But, Narine was the one who started the collapse by dismissing Kohli with a beautiful ball.
The renowned Indian batsman made a catastrophic error in judgment when the ball suddenly turned in here to knock over his stumps.
When RCB continued to lose wickets at frequent intervals, Kolkata secured a surprising victory before its own fans in Kolkata.
Next, Chakravarthy delivered a double blow, getting rid of Maxwell on 5 scores and Patel for a duck in the space of three deliveries before finishing with outstanding figures of 3.4-0-15-4.
“It was always our intention to avoid giving the RCB hitters any pace with in middle overs of the match. Although Suyash was competing in his maiden match, he delivered outstanding balls to certain batters “Rana stated.
When asked about his best batting display in the Indian Premier League, bowling all-rounder of India, Shardul, who struck 68 off of 29 balls, found himself at a lack of words.
At Eden Gardens on Thursday, spin trio hoodwinked hitters from Royal Challengers Bangalore to enable Kolkata Knight Riders to start their campaign in the 16th edition of Indian Premier League with a dominant win against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
KKR recorded a tremendous victory by 81 runs in the homecoming match, which was also the first match played in Kolkata in almost 4 years. As a result, KKR moved up to third place in the early season standings.
Aon Ali has graduated from the Institute of Engineering and Technology, Multan in 2012 and then he started his career in a local News agency as an IT manager. Later on, he started creating news reports for the sports category. Since he is fond of cricket, so most of his work is in the coverage of news related to local cricket events.