KKR gamers have fun after dismissing a RCB batter.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders pulled off a giant win towards Royal Challengers Bangalore within the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 on Thursday. Batting first, KKR had been boosted by half-centuries from Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Shardul Thakur, whereas Rinku Singh scored a fiery 46 because the group notch a complete of 204/7. Chasing the large whole, RCB might by no means discover a stable stand as they had been all out for 123 in 17.4 overs. With the win KKR rose from the seventh place to the the third place (2 factors in 2 video games, NRR +2.056) whereas RCB went down from the third place to seventh spot (2 factors in 2 video games, NRR -1.256). The Hardik Pandya-led Gujarat Titans (4 factors in 2 video games, NRR +0.700) proceed to carry the highest spot within the factors desk.
There was no change within the highest run-scorers’ record after the KKR vs RCB match. CSK’s Ruturaj Gaikwad (149), Lucknow’s Kyle Mayers (126) and PBKS’ Shikhar Dhawan (126) maintain the highest three locations within the race for Orange Cap.
There was no change within the high wicket-taker’s record too after the KKR vs RCB match. LSG’s Mark Wooden (8 wickets), GT’s Rashid Khan (5 wickets) and LSG’s Ravi Bishnoi maintain the the highest three locations within the race for Purple Cap.
Speaking concerning the match, Rahmanullah Gurbaz stood tall amid the ruins with a maiden IPL fifty earlier than Shardul Thakur’s counter-attacking 68 from 29 balls propelled Kolkata Knight Riders to an imposing 204 for seven towards Royal Challengers Bangalore right here on Thursday.
On a day explosive KKR batter Andre Russell fell for a golden duck, Gurbaz (57; 44b) laid the inspiration earlier than Thakur confirmed his mettle as a powerhitter to take them previous 200-mark after RCB opted to bowl.
First, it was the Afghanistan recruit who revived their fortunes from a sloppy begin, earlier than Thakur got here in at No 7 to provide the group a last flourish in an entertaining 103-run (47b) sixth wicket partnership with Rinku Singh (46; 33b).
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