IPL 2021, KKR vs RCB: KKR registers massive 9-wicket win, as here are the records broken
The IPL 2021 is witnessing the drama in the UAE. Former champion Kolkata Knight Riders tamed Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets, as some records took a tumble.
It was an all-round effort from former champion Kolkata Knight Riders that outplayed Royal Challengers Bangalore by nine wickets in Match 31 of the Indian Premier League 2021 at the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi on Monday. While KKR has risen to the fifth spot, we present the scripted records in the process.
Virat Kohli joins an elite club
It was Kohli's 200th game of the tournament, while he is the first to join the club.
Andre Russell joins a remarkable list
Pacer Russell claimed three wickets tonight. Moreover, he dismissed RCB talisman AB de Villiers for a golden duck. He became the sixth bowler to do so in the IPL to him.
RCB registers another lowest against KKR
It was RCB's sixth-lowest total of the competition to date, with its lowest being 49, which also came against KKR in 2017.
KKR registers big win
KKR managed to win with 60 balls to spare. While it was its best margin of win in terms of balls to spare in the tournament, it's the sixth-best overall. The best is 87 for Mumbai Indians against KKR in 2008.
Winning the toss, Kohli elected to bat first. But, the decision turned out to be nightmarish, as spinner Varun Chakravarthy and Russell wreaked havoc, claiming three wickets each while restricting RCB to 92. In reply, it was an easy ride for KKR, with the openers getting the job done.
Brief scores: RCB 92 in 19 overs (Padikkal- 22; Russell- 3/9, Chakravarthy- 3/16) vs KKR 94/1 in 10 overs (Gill- 48, Venkatesh- 41; Chahal- 1/23) by nine wickets.
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