Shah Rukh Khan owned IPL team Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the 27th game of this tournament played on 23rd April 2017. Team KKR defeated opponent team Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 82 runs and maintained its 2nd position in IPL 2017 points table. KKR scored 131 runs in 20 overs. While chasing the target, RCB’s batsmen lost wickets at regular intervals of time and the team could score only 49 runs in 9.4 overs.
After winning the toss, Virat Kohli’s team decided to bowl first. KKR’s opener batsman Gautam Gambhir and Sunil Narine kicked off its batting inning by scoring the runs with speedy run rate. Narine scored 34 runs in 17 balls by hitting 6 fours and 1 six. KKR’s skipper Gautam Gambhir made 14 runs in 11 balls. After the wickets of Gambhir and Narine, Rabin Uthappa could continue to take the team’s total score to maximum runs.
After the dismissal of Uthappa, who scored just 11 runs in 9 balls, Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan came to bat next. These two cricketers too failed to play a big inning and lost their wickets in early stage of the match. Pathan scored 8 runs in 8 balls and Manish scored 15 runs in 16 balls. After their dismissals, Suryakumar Yadav and Chris Woakes tried to hike the run rate. Yadav scored 15 runs in 19 balls and Woakes made 18 runs in 21 balls.
The team ended up scoring 131 runs in 19.3 overs with the loss of all ten wickets. While chasing this target of 132 runs, RCB had a decent commencement to its batting inning. Opener batsmen Chris Gayle and Virat Kohli lost their wickets in early stage of the inning. Next batsmen AB de Villiers, Mandeep Singh, Kedar Jadhav, Stuart Binny, Pawan Negi, Samuel Badree, Tymal Mills, Sreenath Arwind and Yuzvendra Chahal failed to contribute in scoring the needful runs.
None of the cricketer in batting lineup of RCB’s team managed to score double digit runs. The team lost all wickets in 9.4 overs and scored only 49 runs. KKR won its seventh match in this season of Indian Premier League with a margin of 82 runs. By facing defeat in this game, RCB has failed to improve its rank in IPL 2017 points table. On other side, KKR has shown a great comeback with this amazing victory over the rival team.