The sixth match of the IPL was played between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai. RCB won the low-scoring match by 3 wickets in the last over despite losing back-to-back wickets. Batting first, Kolkata set a target of 129 against RCB. The team had a hard time chasing him but Dinesh Karthik turned my innings around.
▶️ For KKR, Tim Southee and Umesh bowled well to bring the team back into the match.
▶️ Southee took 3 and Umesh took 2 wickets in this innings.
▶️ Royal Challengers Bangalore lost the top 3 batsmen for 17 runs.
▶️ In the middle order, Shahbaz and Rutherford shared a 39-run stand to cross the 100 mark.
▶️ Dinesh Karthik and Patel then led the team to victory.
Umesh Yadav, who was the player of the match against Chennai Super Kings in the last match, has maintained his rhythm in this match. He took the wickets of Anuj Rawat (0 runs) and former Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli (12 runs) in the first 2 overs. Wicketkeeper Sheldon Jax has been caught by Anuj and Kohli.
In yesterday’s match, Patel has set a unique record by bowling 2 consecutive over maidens against Kolkata. Not only that, but Patel also took 2 wickets in these 2 overs. Let me tell you that this record was first in the name of Mohammad Siraj. He bowled 2 consecutive maidens against Kolkata in 2020.
▶️ Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Faf Duplessis gave the over after the powerplay to Hasaranga. He dismissed KKR captain Shreyas Iyer (13 runs) in the same over.
▶️ Hasaranga then took Sunil Narine (12) off the fifth ball of the 9th over of the innings and Jackson (0) off the sixth ball.
▶️ Hasaranga took the wicket of Team Southee (1 run) in the 15th over. Southee was caught out on a long-on to hit a six.
In the 5th ball of the 11th over, Andre Russell hit a 94-meter six against RCB’s aggressive bowler Hasaranga. Russell hit 3 sixes in his innings, though Patel took his wicket. Russell has scored 25 runs in his 400th international match.
Bangalore captain Faf Duplessis chose to bowl before winning the toss. Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers started creating pressure from the first over. In Teva, Akash Deep took 2 wickets for 23 runs in 2 overs. He collected pavilions for Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana. So Siraj also took the wicket of Ajinkya Rahane and brought the team into the game. After the powerplay, Vanindu Hasaranga dismissed Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer in the 7th over.
▶️ The two teams have clashed a total of 29 times so far, with KKR winning 16 matches and Royal Challengers Bangalore winning 13 matches.
▶️ Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 3 of its last 5 matches against KKR.
▶️ The first match in IPL history was also played between the two teams. KKR then beat RCB by a large margin.
▶️ KKR’s highest score against RCB is 222, while the lowest is 84.
▶️ At the same time, Bangalore scored 213 runs against KKR. Once the team was all out for 49 runs.
▶️ KKR has played at this ground twice before (2010-11), winning once by chasing a run and once by batting first.
▶️ Bangalore has lost 2 out of 3 matches on this ground. It was at this place that Royal Challengers Bangalore lost its first match of IPL-15 against PBKS.
▶️ In 2010, Bangalore chased down the lowest total of 83 against the Deccan Chargers, the only win for RCB.
RCB: Faf Duplessis, Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik, Sharfan Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Vanindu Hasaranga, Hershal Patel, David Wiley, Mohammad Siraj, Akash Dip
KKR: Venkatesh Iyer, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Nitish Rana, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Varun Chakraborty
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