new Delhi. Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB v KKR) in a low-scoring match played at the DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai, on the back of a smart innings from Sherfane Rutherford and Shahbaz Ahmed after the brilliant bowling of Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga. defeated by 3 wickets. This is RCB’s first win in the current season of IPL 2022. On the other hand, this is Kolkata’s first defeat in two matches.
Chasing the target of 129 runs kept by Kolkata, the Bangalore team scored 132 runs for 7 wickets in 19.1 overs. Rutherford scored 28 runs while Shahbaz Ahmed scored 27 runs in 20 balls. For KKR, Umesh Yadav took 2 wickets while Tim Southee took 3 wickets. Varun Chakraborty and Sunil Narine took one wicket each.
Batting first, KKR scored 128 runs
Earlier, Kolkata Knight Riders batted first and scored 128 runs. KKR’s team could not bat the full 20 overs and it was piled up in 18.5 overs. KKR lost wickets at regular intervals. As a result, the team could not make a big score. Experienced all-rounder Andre Russell scored the highest 25 runs in 18 balls. During this, Russell hit one four and three sixes. Umesh Yadav was the second highest scorer of KKR. Umesh played an innings of 18 runs in 12 balls.
Half the team of Kolkata had returned to the pavilion on the score of 67. Opener Venkatesh Iyer scored 10 runs in 14 balls. Akashdeep gave a big blow to KKR by dismissing Venkatesh. Ajinkya Rahane had also returned to the pavilion on a total score of 32. Rahane, who scored 44 runs in the first match, could score 9 runs in 10 balls against Kolkata. He was caught by Mohammad Siraj at the hands of Shahbaz Ahmed.
Nitish Rana made a quick start but he too got out after scoring 10 runs. Rana hit a four and a six in 5 balls. Akashdeep made Nitish his second victim. Captain Shreyas Iyer also disappointed. Wanindu Hasaranga made Shreyas his victim on the score of 13 runs. Sunil Narine was dismissed after scoring 12 runs in 8 balls. Sam Billings scored 14 runs in 15 balls.
Umesh and Varun shared a 27-run partnership
Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakraborty made the biggest partnership for KKR in this match. Both added 27 runs for the last wicket. KKR lost their 9 wickets for 101 runs. Varun returned unbeaten on 16 balls with the help of 2 fours. For RCB, Wanindu Hasaranga took 4 while Akashdeep took 3 wickets. Harshal Patel took two and one wicket went to Mohammad Siraj’s account.