In the IPL 2024 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bengaluru, KKR won the toss and opted to bowl first.

In the first innings, Despite an early setback with Faf du Plessis’ dismissal, Virat Kohli anchored the innings superbly, remaining unbeaten on 83 runs off 59 balls. Partnering with Cameron Green, they amassed 61 runs in the powerplay, setting a strong foundation. Kohli continued his stellar form, securing his second consecutive half-century of the season.

Despite late fireworks from Dinesh Karthik, who scored 20 runs off eight balls, RCB could only post 182/6, with KKR’s Harshit Rana and Andre Russell putting up a commendable bowling display in the death overs.

Bengaluru’s bowling performance fell short of their usual standards, as they conceded too many loose deliveries. While Vijaykumar Vyshak and Mayank Dagar stood out with their bowling, the rest of the attack struggled against Kolkata’s onslaught. Mohammed Siraj, Yash Dayal, and Alzarri Joseph all suffered economies of over 11 runs per over, contributing to the home team’s inability to defend their total.

In contrast, Kolkata’s clinical chase showcased their strength as a team. Pursuing a target of 183, Kolkata’s openers launched a scathing attack, accumulating 86 runs in the initial seven overs. Despite losing Salt and Narine quickly, Shreyas and Venkatesh Iyer maintained the momentum. Venkatesh Iyer’s swift 50 off 30 balls and Shreyas Iyer’s 39 ensured Kolkata’s comfortable 7-wicket victory, with a little over 3 overs to spare.

Last Updated on March 29, 2024

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