Kolkata beat Bangalore by 21 runs
KKR has defeated RCB twice
New Delhi. In IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders first beat Royal Challengers Bangalore in their house and then entered their house and thrashed them. On Wednesday, KKR defeated RCB by 21 runs in the match played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. Earlier, Nitish Rana’s team defeated RCB by 81 runs in Kolkata. Batting first, Kolkata scored 200 runs losing 5 wickets. In response, Bangalore was able to score only 179 runs after losing 8 wickets in the stipulated overs.
After the match, KKR captain Nitish Rana said, in the last 3-4 matches, I have been saying the same thing in the toss that if we play well collectively, the result will be in our favor. To perform like this in the condition the team is in, you need a lot of spirit in the dressing room. Nitish said, the belief has always been that we will make a comeback. After the win against RCB, Kolkata has reached number seven in the point table. The team has won 3 out of 8 matches.
‘Stays ready to bowl’
Talking to the media, Nitish Rana said that we thought that the pitch would turn in the second innings at Chinnaswamy because there was not much dew. Although the ball did not turn much, but we bowled well. Nitish Rana praised young spinner Suyash Sharma for taking two important wickets in the match.
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He said, he is always ready to bowl. Whenever I spoke to Suyash, he immediately raised his hand. He always says that I will bowl. The KKR captain said that we tell Suyash Sharma not to look at who is batting against you, just focus on your bowling. The leg-spinner has made his IPL debut this season. 19-year-old Suyash Sharma has taken 9 wickets in 6 matches so far in the league.
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Tags: IPL 2023, Kolkata Knight Riders, Nitish rana
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 27, 2023, 11:27 IST