KKR beat RCB by 21 runs© BCCI
Kolkata Knight Riders returned to profitable methods 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 dropping streak with a 21-win over Royal Challengers Bangalore. The English opener led the present with a 29-ball 56 as Kolkata Knight Riders batters fired in unison to notch up a combating 200/5 after RCB captain Virat Kohli opted to bowl at their residence den.
However the spin duo of Varun Chakravarthy (3/24) and rookie Suyash Sharma (2/30) created a top-order mayhem, earlier than Andre Russell (2/29) broke Kohli’s resistance to limit RCB to 179 for eight.
The win took KKR (six factors; eight matches) up from the bottom-half of the desk to seventh spot, forward of Mumbai Indians on web run-rate. MI have a match in hand. RCB remained fifth with eight factors from eight matches.
Orange Cap, Purple Cap
RCB’s common skipper Faf du Plessis continues to steer the highest run-getter’s checklist with a tally of 422 runs in eight video games. Kohli follows him with 333 runs in eight matches. RCB’s MOhammed Siraj is at present the joint-highest wicket-taker with 14 scalps together with Gujarat Titans’ Rashid Khan. KKR’s Varun Chakaravarthy follows then with 13 wickets.
Main the aspect in absence of Faf Du Plessis, Kohli struck a 34-ball 54 and stored their hopes up within the 201-run chase after du Plessis (17) Glenn Maxwell (5) fell cheaply.
However all hell broke free when Venkatesh Iyer took a game-changing catch at deep midwicket boundary to dismiss Kohli, off Russell.
He dived to his left and rolled over however held the ball firmly as Kohli walked again in disbelief.
With 86 wanted from 48 balls, it was left for Dinesh Karthik (22) to maintain up their chase however Chakravarthy had the final snort when he had the veteran RCB keeper-batter en path to his three-for, and it appeared throughout for RCB.
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