In the sixth match of the continued Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a thrilling contest at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday.
Chasing the paltry goal of 129, the Knight Riders had the worst begin, shedding their high three batters – Anuj Rawat (0), Faf du Plessis (5) and Virat Kohli (12) – when the scoreboard learn 17 runs solely in 2.1 overs.
Before RCB may capitalise additional, David Willey (18) and Sherfane Rutherford tried to calm issues down for KKR. The pair fashioned a essential stand of 45 runs for the fourth wicket earlier than Sunil Narine dismissed Willey.
Rutherford then stitched one other essential partnership of 39 runs for the fifth wicket with Shahbaz Ahmed, who smashed three humungous sixes in his 20-ball 27 run knock earlier than turning into a sufferer of Varun Chakravarthy.
Soon, Tim Southee bagged a couple of scalps in the 18th over to convey again KKR in the sport. Southee eliminated Rutherford (28), and Wanindu Hasaranga (4) as the competition turned out to be a thriller. However, Dinesh Karthik (14 not out) held his nerves and took RCB over the end line by hitting a six, adopted by a 4 in the ultimate over.
Earlier, RCB bowlers fully dominated the proceedings and bundled out the Knight Riders for a mere 128. Hasaranga lived as much as his million-dollar price ticket as he returned with a four-wicket haul whereas conceding solely 20 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Hasaranga was nicely supported by the tempo trio of Akash Deep, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj. Akash picked up three wickets for 45 in 3.5 overs, whereas Harshal bagged a couple for simply 11 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Similarly, Siraj took one wicket whereas gifting away 25 runs in 4 overs. Andre Russell, with 25 off 18 balls, was the best run-scorer for the Knight Riders.
Here is how Twitter reacted:
— Royal Challengers Bangalore (@RCBTweets) March 30, 2022
— Vinay Kumar R (@Vinay_Kumar_R) March 30, 2022
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) March 30, 2022
Never ever assume @DineshKarthik is completed …..
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) March 30, 2022
R C B 🔥🔥 our first win of the season. Dinesh Karthik scoring the successful runs in opposition to KKR a becoming ending to a sport that appeared to have every little thing! #RCBvKKR
— Chloe-Amanda Bailey (@ChloeAmandaB) March 30, 2022
❤️💥 THRILLER OF A CHASE! RCB register their first win of the match with a nail-biting end tonight!
— The Bharat Army (@thebharatarmy) March 30, 2022
Dinesh Karthik wins the sport v his former staff Kolkata Knight Riders. Excellent choice from RCB to ship DK decrease down the order. By the time he got here required charge was round 6, Varun had bowled out & he needed to play out simply 1 over of Narine
— Sarang Bhalerao (@bhaleraosarang) March 30, 2022
Dinesh Karthik – RCB’s saviour in the top.
He took them out of what appeared like a momentary tunnel of darkness into the land of land.
KKR? Perhaps aimed for 200 on a tough observe and ended up with a under par whole.
— Bharath Ramaraj (@Fancricket12) March 30, 2022
As straightforward as that. DK hits the successful runs vs KKR. Sweeeeet.
— Saurabh Malhotra (@MalhotraSaurabh) March 30, 2022
Great struggle from KKR however Dinesh Karthik stored cool as a cucumber#KKRvRCB
— ThePoppingCrease (@PoppingCreaseSA) March 30, 2022
32*(14) in first match and 14*(7) in second match – cool, calm, ending as at all times by Dinesh Karthik – the most effective finishers in T20 format from India.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) March 30, 2022