The match between RCB and KKR was played in IPL-2021 Phase-2 today. The match started with RCB winning the toss and electing to bat first. RCB's team could only score 92 runs and were all-out. Kolkata had a target of 93 runs, which the team achieved in the first 10 overs at the loss of just one wicket. In the team's victory, Shubman Gill scored 48 off 34 balls and IPL debutant Venkatesh Iyer played an unbeaten inning of 41 runs off 27 balls.
Chasing the target, this was KKR's biggest win against Bengaluru. Earlier in 2011, while chasing a target of 171 runs, KKR defeated Bengaluru by 9 wickets (in 17.3 overs). Today Kolkata team managed to win the match in just 10 overs.
RCB could only score 92 runs in the match today. This was Kohli & Co.'s third-worst performance against Kolkata. Earlier in 2017 Bengaluru had scored 49 against KKR and in 2008 Bengaluru was all-out for 82 against KKR.
Virat Kohli was dismissed after scoring 5 runs in 4 balls. The famous Krishna showed Kohli the way out of the field by getting him out LBW. Although Virat used the DRS, he was found in front of the stumps and returned to the pavilion after scoring just 5 runs in his 200th match. Devdutt Padikkal also failed to play big innings and scored 22 runs and was caught behind the wicket by Lockie Ferguson to Dinesh Karthik.
In the 12th over, Varun Chakraborty dismissed Glenn Maxwell (10) and Wanindu Hasaranga (0) for two consecutive balls. He had a great chance of taking a hat-trick, although he could not complete it.
Debutant Srikar Bharat (16) was dismissed by Andre Russell, giving KKR the third success. In his same over, Russell broke the back of RCB by sending AB de Villiers to the pavilion for zero. De Villiers was dismissed for zero for the second time against Kolkata.
In the match, middle-order batsman Venkatesh Iyer for KKR and all-rounder Vanindu Hasaranga for RCB, and wicket-keeper batsman Srikar Bharat got an opportunity to make IPL debuts.
RCB captain Virat Kohli is playing his 200th match in IPL today. Virat has become the first player to play 200 IPL matches for any one team. Although overall he is the fifth player to reach this milestone. Before him, Mahendra Singh Dhoni, Dinesh Karthik, Rohit Sharma, and Suresh Raina have played 200 matches in the IPL.
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