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Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 Runs in IPL

On Wednesday, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 21 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) match held at Eden Gardens in Kolkata. KKR scored 200 runs while batting first, losing 5 wickets, and managed to restrict RCB to 179 for 8 in 20 overs while defending their score.

RCB’s Batting Performance: KKR vs RCB

RCB’s batting performance was below par, as none of their batsmen, except Kohli, made a mark, or supported their acting captain to forge partnerships. Kohli scored 54 runs off 37 balls, including six fours, however, it was not enough to achieve victory.

Mahipal Lomror performed well, making 34 runs off 18 balls with three sixes and one four. Together they added 55 runs for the fourth wicket. However, the rest of the batting order kept on collapsing, and RCB lost the match by 21 runs.

KKR’s Batting Performance

Jason Roy and Narayan Jagadeesan provided a firm beginning to KKR’s innings, with Roy reaching his half-century in 29 balls, scoring 56 runs before being bowled out in the 10th over. Also in the same over, Vijaykumar Vyshak dismissed Jagadeesan for 27 runs off 29 balls.

Next, dependable Venkatesh Iyer and captain Nitish Rana created another strong partnership. Rana was near to finishing his half-century when he was taken out by Hasaranga after making 48 runs in 21 balls. Iyer scored 31 runs in 26 balls before being dismissed by Hasaranga in the 18th over. KKR scored 200 runs after losing 5 wickets at the end of 20 overs.

Key Performers of the Match: KKR Vs RCB

Varun Chakravarthy was the star of the show for KKR, taking three wickets for 27 runs. Suyash Sharma and Andre Russell also took two wickets each. Virat Kohli scored a fantastic half-century but his performance was in vain as none of the other RCB batsmen could make an impact or assist their captain to form partnerships.

Mahipal Lomror performed well, making 34 runs from 18 balls with three sixes and one four, and he added 55 runs with Kohli for the fourth wicket.

Team Strategies : KKR Vs RCB

KKR went with a strong batting lineup, opening with Jason Roy and Narayan Jagadeesan. They got off to a great start, with Roy scoring a half-century. Later, Venkatesh Iyer and skipper Nitish Rana built another good partnership. The KKR bowlers, led by Varun Chakravarthy, were also on top of their game, picking up crucial wickets at regular intervals.

RCB also had a strong batting lineup, with the likes of Virat Kohli, Faf du Plessis, Glenn Maxwell, and Dinesh Karthik in their ranks. However, their batting order kept on collapsing, and they could only manage to score 179 runs, losing by 21 runs to KKR. The RCB bowlers, led by Vijaykumar Vyshak and Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, did well to pick up crucial wickets, but they were let down by the batting department.

Player of the Match

For his outstanding bowling effort, Varun Chakravarthy was named the match’s Player of the Match. Only 27 runs were scored off of Chakravarthy’s four overs, and he took three wickets.

Impact of the Match on the IPL Points Table

RCB is in fifth place on the IPL points table with four wins and four losses, while KKR has climbed to seventh with three wins and five losses. The win was vital for KKR as it kept them in the running for the playoffs.


KKR played exceptionally well in both batting and bowling departments, securing a win against RCB in their home ground. Chakravarthy’s bowling performance was outstanding, and KKR’s opening pair gave them a solid start.

On the other hand, RCB’s batting order kept on collapsing, except for Kohli and Lomror’s performance. KKR earned the victory, which will give them a much-needed boost of confidence for their future games.

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