Kolkata Knight Riders return to winning track, Kohli’s 5th half-century goes in vain, RCB lose in high-scoring match


Veteran opener Jason Roy played an inning of 56 off 29 balls.
Virat Kohli hit 5th half-century in IPL 2023 in 33 balls
Captain Nitish Rana scored 48 runs in 21 balls.

Bangalore. After Jason Roy’s second consecutive half-century and captain Nitish Rana’s flamboyant 48, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 runs on the basis of a brilliant performance by the bowlers in IPL 2023 (IPL 2023). Recorded the third victory. Chasing the target of 201 runs set by KKR, the RCB team could score 179 runs for 8 wickets. This is RCB’s fourth defeat in 8 matches. KKR is destined to win after the last 4 defeats. RCB has got a defeat after the last two wins. Virat Kohli scored his 5th half-century in this IPL. But Kohli’s Pachasa did not work for the team.

Chasing the target, RCB lost the wicket of their captain Faf Duplesey at a score of 31. Duplessy was dismissed after scoring 17 runs. RCB got a second blow on the score of 51. Suyyash Sharma sent Shahbaz Ahmed out LBWA to the pavilion. Glenn Maxwell could not do anything special and after scoring 5 runs in 4 balls, he fell victim to Varun Chakraborty. After this, Mahipal Lomror and Virat Kohli took RCB’s score beyond 100.

Lomror was dismissed after scoring 34 runs in 18 balls. Virat Kohli, looking in excellent rhythm, scored his fifth half-century in the current season. He scored a half-century in 33 balls, while he returned to the pavilion after playing an inning of 54 runs in 37 balls. Suyash Prabhudesai was run out after scoring 10 runs. Varun Chakraborty took 3 wickets from KKR while Suyash Sharma and Andre Russell took 2-2 wickets.

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