IPL 2022: KKR captain made a big mistake in the 19th over! Irfan-Suresh Raina raised questions


new Delhi. A mistake made by Kolkata Knight Riders on the last occasion against Royal Challengers Bangalore was overshadowed. Kolkata’s team scored 128 in the match of IPL 2022 on Wednesday. At first it seemed that this score was left low. But as the KKR bowlers made the Bangalore batsmen yearn for runs, it seemed that it was not easy to score 128. After the 18th over, RCB needed 17 runs to win and had only 3 wickets left. The competition was stuck. According to cricketers like Irfan Pathan and Suresh Raina, at this point of the game, KKR made a mistake.

The match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore was played at the DY Patil Stadium in Mumbai on Wednesday. RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and decided to bowl first. Bangalore bowlers proved their captain’s decision right by bundling Kolkata for 128 runs. Bangalore then achieved the target in 19.2 overs for the loss of 7 wickets.

Kolkata (Kolkata Knight Riders) The team was once in a position to win this match. He took Bangalore’s 7th wicket at the score of 111 in the 18th over. After this, Bangalore needed 17 runs to win in the last two overs and had 3 wickets left. Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel were at the crease. On the other hand, KKR had Andre Russell’s over left and he had to get an over from Venkatesh Iyer or Nitish Rana. KKR captain Shreyas Iyer handed the 19th over to Venkatesh Iyer. 10 runs were scored in this over of Venkatesh and no wicket fell.

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As soon as Shreyas Iyer gave the 19th over to Venkatesh, commentators Irfan Pathan, Aakash Chopra and Suresh Raina said that this could prove to be a big mistake. Former cricketers doing commentary on Star Sports said that when the last 2 overs become important, then the 19th over should be given more importance. In this sense, Shreyas should have got this over from Andre Russell. It was not right to give Venkatesh, who was bowling his first over of the tournament, the most pressing over of the match.

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