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22nd April Sunday IPL
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Edge-of-the-Seat Sunday – KKR’s Last-Minute Win and GT’s Calculated Victory

Welcome to “Edge-of-the-Seat Sunday,” where we saw the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) snatch a win from the jaws of defeat against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), and the Gujarat Titans (GT) play a smart game to overcome the Punjab Kings (PBKS). It was a day packed with cricket action that kept fans glued to their seats until the very last ball. In the first match on 22nd April Sunday IPL 2024, KKR faced RCB in a heart-stopping game that ended with KKR winning in the final moments. The second match of the day had GT taking on PBKS, where GT showed off their well-thought-out strategy to secure a win. Stay tuned as we bring you all the highlights of both these matches, filled with big hits, clever bowling, and moments that will be talked about for days to come. Whether you’re a die-hard cricket fan or just love a good sports story, these matches had something for everyone. Let’s get into the action!

Toss and Venue: KKR vs. RCB

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was a real nail-biter! It took place at the famous Eden Gardens in Kolkata and was the 36th match of the Indian Premier League 2024.  RCB won the toss and decided to field first, putting KKR in to bat.

First Innings

In the first innings, KKR put on a strong show and scored 222 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their 20 overs. KKR Batting

  • The top performer with the bat for KKR was Shreyas Iyer, who scored a solid 50 runs off 36 balls, hitting 7 fours and 1 six

  • Phil Salt also played a quickfire innings, scoring 48 runs in just 14 balls, which included 7 fours and 3 sixes.

  • Andre Russell played a crucial role in KKR’s victory. He provided a late surge with the bat, scoring 27 runs off 20 balls, including four boundaries.

  • Ramandeep Singh also made a significant impact in the few balls he faced. He smashed a quick 24 runs off just 9 balls, helping KKR to push their score past the 200-run mark.

RCB Bowling

  • Yash Dayal was the standout performer, taking 2 wickets and conceding 56 runs in his 4 overs
  • Cameron Green also chipped in with 2 wickets for 35 runs.

It was an innings filled with big hits and smart bowling, setting the stage for an exciting chase. Stay tuned for the second innings highlights!

Second Innings

In the second innings of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), RCB came out to bat with a big target ahead of them. They needed 223 runs to win. RCB Batting

  • Will Jacks was the top performer for RCB with the bat, scoring a quick 55 runs off 32 balls. His innings included 4 fours and 5 sixes, showing his ability to hit the ball hard and far.

  • Rajat Patidar also played a key role, contributing 52 runs off 23 balls with 3 fours and 5 sixes, keeping the team’s hopes alive.

  • Suyash Prabudessai: He scored 24 runs off 18 balls, which included 3 fours.
  • Virat Kohli: He made 18 runs from 7 balls, hitting 1 four and 2 sixes before being dismissed.
  • Dinesh Karthik: Known for his prowess in the death overs, he contributed 25 runs off 18 balls, including 3 fours and 1 six3.
  • Karn Sharma: In a thrilling finish, he smashed 20 runs off just 7 balls, hitting 3 sixes in the process

KKR Bowling

  • For KKR, the bowling hero was Andre Russell. He took 3 wickets for 25 runs in his 3 overs, including two wickets in one over, which turned the game in KKR’s favor.
  • Sunil Narine also had a good day with the ball, taking 2 wickets for 34 runs in his 4 overs.
  • Harshit Rana took 2 wickets.

The match was a nail-biter, with RCB narrowly missing the win by just 1 run.

Awards and Records

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) was filled with remarkable performances and memorable moments. Here are the awards, rewards, and top stats from the match:

Awards

  • Player of the Match: Andre Russell for his all-round performance of scoring 27 runs off 20 balls and taking 3 wickets for 25 runs.
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Phil Salt, who scored 48 runs off 14 balls at a strike rate of 342.86.

  • Ultimate Fantasy Player of the Match: Andre Russell, who earned 116 fantasy points.
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Will Jacks for hitting 5 sixes.
  • Most Fours in the Match: Shreyas Iyer, who hit 7 fours.

Records

  • This was the second time KKR scored 222 runs in an IPL match against RCB, with the first time being in the inaugural match of IPL 2008.
  • Over 440 runs were scored during the match, showcasing the high-scoring nature of the game.
  • Andre Russell’s 3 wickets for 25 runs in 3 overs were crucial in KKR’s victory by just 1 run.

Toss and Venue: PBKS vs. GT

The 37th match of the Indian Premier League 2024, featuring Gujarat Titans (GT) against Punjab Kings (PBKS), was a gripping encounter. The match took place at the Maharaja Yadavindra Singh International Cricket Stadium in Mullanpur, Mohali.

First Innings

PBKS won the toss and chose to bat first. In the first innings, PBKS put up a total of 142 runs for the loss of all 10 wickets in their 20 overs.  PBKS Batting

    • The top scorer for PBKS was Prabhsimran Singh, who made a quick 35 runs off 21 balls, including 3 fours and 3 sixes.
    • Another notable contribution came from Harpreet Brar, who scored 29 runs off 12 balls, hitting 4 fours and 1 six.
    • Sam Curran made 20 runs off 19 balls.

GT Bowling

  • Sai Kishore was the standout performer. He took an impressive 4 wickets while giving away 33 runs in his 4 overs. His efforts were crucial in keeping the PBKS score in check.

  • Mohit Sharma took 2 wickets for 32 runs in his 4 overs.
  • Noor Ahmed also took 2 wickets, conceding 20 runs in his 4 overs.

It was a competitive first half of the game, with both teams showing their strengths.

Second Innings

In the second innings of the IPL match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS), GT chased down the target set by PBKS with some smart cricket. GT Batting

  • Shubman Gill was the top performer for GT with the bat, scoring a steady 35 runs off 29 balls, which included 5 fours.
  • Sai Sudharsan also contributed significantly with 31 runs off 34 balls, hitting 3 fours.
  • Rahul Tewatia played a match-winning innings and scored an unbeaten 36 runs off 18 balls, which included 7 fours. His performance was crucial in securing GT’s victory by 3 wickets.

PBKS Bowling

  • For PBKS, Harshal Patel was the standout bowler, taking 3 wickets for 15 runs in his 3 overs. His bowling performance put pressure on GT’s batsmen and made the chase more challenging.

  • Liam Livingstone also had a good day with the ball, taking 2 wickets for 19 runs in his 4 overs.

The match between Gujarat Titans (GT) and Punjab Kings (PBKS) on April 21, 2024, had its share of standout performances and key moments. Here are the awards, rewards, and top stats from the match:

Awards and Rewards

Awards

  • Player of the Match: R Sai Kishore for his exceptional bowling figures of 4 wickets for 33 runs.
  • Ultimate Fantasy Player of the Match: R Sai Kishore, who earned 128 fantasy points.
  • Electric Striker of the Match: Harpreet Brar, who had a strike rate of 241.67.
  • Super Sixes of the Match: Prabhsimran Singh for hitting 3 sixes.
  • Most Fours in the Match: Rahul Tewatia, who hit 7 fours.

Records

  • GT chased down the target of 143 runs, winning the match by 3 wickets with 5 balls to spare.
  • R Sai Kishore’s 4-wicket haul was instrumental in restricting PBKS to 142 all out.
  • Rahul Tewatia’s unbeaten 36 off 18 balls ensured GT’s victory in a tight chase.

These highlights showcase the thrilling nature of the match and the individual brilliance that led to GT’s victory.

Updated Points Table

After the exciting matches on April 21, 2024, the IPL points table has seen some interesting changes. Here’s a summary of the updated standings:

  • Rajasthan Royals continue to lead the table with 12 points.
  • Kolkata Knight Riders have climbed to the second spot with 10 points and a net run rate (NRR) of +1.206.
  • Sunrisers Hyderabad are now in the third position.
  • Chennai Super Kings and Lucknow Super Giants are currently fourth and fifth, respectively, both with 8 points.
  • Gujarat Titans, with their win, have moved up to the sixth spot with 8 points and an NRR of -1.055.
  • Mumbai Indians and Delhi Capitals are placed seventh and eighth, having secured three wins each so far.
  • Punjab Kings and Royal Challengers Bangalore, after their losses, are at the bottom of the table.

The points table is dynamic and can change rapidly as the tournament progresses, with every match playing a crucial role in determining the final standings.

Final Words

This 22nd April Sunday IPL was a rollercoaster for IPL fans with two back-to-back matches that kept everyone on the edge of their seats. In the “KKR vs. RCB” match, we witnessed a last-minute win that could only be described as a cricketing miracle. Following that, “PBKS vs. GT” gave us a display of calculated cricket where strategy led to a well-earned victory. Both matches were a testament to the unpredictable and thrilling nature of the IPL, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next game.

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