KKR vs RCB Highlights, IPL 2023: Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Varun Chakaravarthy Star as KKR Thrash RCB By 81 Runs
KKR vs RCB Highlights: Top knocks from Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, followed by a four-wicket haul from Varun Chakaravarthy guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a thumping 81-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore
IPL 2023, KKR vs RCB Highlights: Top knocks from Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz, followed by a four-wicket haul from Varun Chakaravarthy guided Kolkata Knight Riders to a thumping 81-run victory over Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2023 match on Thursday. Asked to bat first, KKR lost some wickets at an early stage but Gurbaz smashed 57 off 44 balls, followed by Shardul smashing 68 off 29 balls and taking his side to a huge total of 204/7 in 20 overs. Later, RCB started off on a good note but Chakaravarthy and Sunil Narine scalped four and two wickets respectively. It was followed by one wicket from Shardul Thakur and three surprising wickets from the debutant Suyash Sharma as RCB were bundled out for 123.
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 81 runs at Eden Gardens to win their first match of IPL 2023. Chasing a tough 205 to win, RCB were bundled out for a mere 121. Varun Chakaravarthy picked four wickets while Suyash Sharma, the Impac Player for KKR, picked 3. Sunil Narine finished with 2 wickets too that also included dismissal of Virat Kohli. Shardul Thakur picked one wicket in form of Michael Bracewell.
Earlier, after being asked to bat first by RCB, KKR posted 204 for 7 in 20 overs. Only three batters shone for KKR on the night which was enough to take the team’s total past 200. Rahmanullah Gurbaz struck a fifty up at the top order before Shardul Thakur completed his maiden fifty in this T20 league as well. Rinku Singh provided the finishing touch with a quickfire 46 to take the team total to 204 for 7. With this win, KKR are now placed third in the IPL 2023 points table behind CSK and Punjab Kings.
With this win, KKR have jumped to third in IPL 2023 points table while Bangalore have slipped to 7th spot.
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