IPL 2021 : Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore hat-trick of victory
Virat Kohli Royal Challengers Bangalore seems to be flying in the third match. This time their victim is Kolkata Knight Riders. Virat Kohli’s side beat Kolkata by 38 runs at the M Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai.
Bangalore and Kolkata face each other in their third match today. Shah Rukh Khan’s team had almost won the previous match but lost it. But in the third match today, they could not fight with Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Chasing the target of 205 runs given by Kohli, Kolkata got stuck in 166 runs. As a result, KKR was forced to accept defeat.
Bangladeshi Cricketer Shakib Al Hasan has shown great failure in this match. He gave 24 runs in 2 overs with the ball. That is why the KKR captain did not bring him in bowling later.
He got some runs today after batting. Has scored more runs than the previous two matches. But it costs a lot of balls. The strike rate is very low. He made 26 runs off 25 balls.
1 four and six. Strike rate is only 104. Shakib could not play any role with such an expensive innings.
Kohli’s Royal Challengers Bangalore Hat-Trick Of Victory
KKR’s two openers Nitish Rana and Shubhaman Gill got off to a good start as they chased down a huge target of 205 runs set by Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Shubhaman scored 21 runs from just 9 balls and was dismissed for 23 runs. After that Rahul Tripathi was dismissed for 57 runs. He made 25 runs off 20 balls.
Soon after Nitish Rana was out. He made 18 runs from 11 balls. Eoin Morgan made 29 off 23 balls. Dinesh Karthik was dismissed for 2 off 5 balls.
Shakib Al Hasan has not seen a run in the previous two matches. Has run a bit today.
But it was expensive. 26 runs off 25 balls. Andre Russell made 31 runs off 20 balls. Pat Cummins made 6 runs off 2 balls.
In the end, Kolkata lost 8 wickets and stopped at 166 runs. Kyle Jamieson, a bowler worth Rs 15 crore, took 3 wickets.
Yujbendra Chahal and Hershel Patel took 2 wickets each. Washington Sundar took 1 wicket.