KKR Clinches Thrilling Victory Against RCB in IPL 2024

KKR Victory Against RCB in IPL 2024

New Delhi: In a nail-biting encounter, the 36th match of IPL 2024 unfolded between the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR). The match lived up to its billing, with KKR securing a spectacular victory by a mere 1 run.

Here’s a detailed account of the match:

  1. Toss and Decision:
  • RCB won the toss and elected to bowl first. However, this decision would prove costly for them later in the game.
  • KKR, batting first, set a formidable target of 223 runs for RCB to chase.
  1. KKR’s Batting Performance:
  • Phil Salt, the opener for KKR, played a brilliant innings, providing a strong start by scoring 48 runs off just 14 balls.
  • Sunil Narine, who accompanied Salt, did not get a chance to bat and was dismissed after scoring 15 runs.
  • Angkrish Raghuvanshi (3 runs) and Venkatesh Iyer (16 runs) fell cheaply.
  • Captain Shreyas Iyer led from the front, scoring a half-century (50 runs off 36 balls), including 7 fours and 1 six.
  • Rinku Singh contributed with an innings of 24 runs off 16 balls (strike rate: 150).
  • Late fireworks came from Ramandeep Singh (24 runs off 9 balls) and Andre Russell (27 runs off 20 balls), propelling KKR to a total of 222 runs.
  • Yash Dayal and Cameron Green took 2 wickets each for RCB, while Mohammad Siraj and Lockie Ferguson claimed 1 wicket each.
  1. RCB’s Chase:
  • Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli opened the innings for RCB.
  • Kohli, initially batting well, fell victim to a controversial no-ball decision, being dismissed after scoring 18 runs off 7 balls (wicket taken by Harshit Rana).
  • Du Plessis (7 runs off 7 balls) also departed early.
  • Will Jacques played a crucial innings, scoring 55 runs off 32 balls.
  • Patidar (52 runs off 23 balls) and Cameron Green (6 runs off 4 balls) contributed but were unable to take RCB over the line.
  • Mahipal Lomror (4 runs) and Prabhudeshai (24 runs off 18 balls) tried to stabilize the innings.
  • Despite Karn Sharma’s late blitz (20 runs off 7 balls), RCB fell agonizingly short by just 1 run.
KKR Victory Against RCB in IPL 2024
  1. RCB’s Struggle in the Season:
  • RCB has managed to win only 1 out of 8 matches so far in the season.
  • Their chances of making it to the playoffs are slim, and their fate will also depend on other teams’ performances.

KKR’s thrilling victory leaves RCB with an uphill battle to stay in the tournament. The IPL 2024 season promises more excitement as teams vie for supremacy on the cricketing stage.