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RCB vs KKR: 29 March 2024 - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets.

IPL 2024:RCB vs KKR – Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 7 Wickets

In the electrifying atmosphere of M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru, the 9th match of the season unfolded between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders (RCB vs KKR). The clash saw KKR emerge victorious, opting to field first after winning the toss.

Let check out RCB vs KKR head to head in the IPL.

Venue: M Chinnaswamy Stadium

32 games played between the RCB vs KKR at M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru. Royal Challengers Bangalore has won 14 games while Kolkata Knight Riders has won 18 games.

Toss Moment

RCB vs KKR Match - 29 March 2024 - Toss Moment
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Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl first, hoping to restrict RCB’s batting lineup.

” We are going to field first. Had a brief chat with the curator who was of the opinion that the ball will spin as well. The Morale of the team is fantastic, everyone is in high spirits. We have to carry forward the same momentum throughout. It is important to be in the present. My role is to play an anchor role. It’s always good to have a lethal bowling line-up like ours. It is important to stay in the present. We have to see to it that we capitalize on the start. Anukul roy comes in.”

Shreyas Iyer, Skipper

” We would have bowled first as well. It’s a fresh track, and looks a good wicket, you have to see how it plays in the first innings. It’s important to close games early in the season. It’s important to assess the conditions. We love the support and atmosphere here at home. We will go with the same team.”

Faf du Plessis, Skipper

First Innings

RCB’s Batting

RCB vs KKR - 29 March 2024 - Virat Kohli Batting
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RCB’s batting lineup showcased resilience with Virat Kohli leading the charge, notching an unbeaten 83 off 59 balls. He hit four 4s and four 6s.

Cameron Green scored 33 runs in 21 balls with four 4s and two 6s. Glenn Maxwell scored 28 runs in 19 balls with three 4s and one 6s.

Dinesh Karthik scored 20 runs in 8 balls with three 6s. Faf du Plessis scored 8 runs in 6 balls with one 6s.

Contributions from Cameron Green, Glenn Maxwell and Virat Kohli propelled the team to a competitive total of 182 runs for the loss of 6 wickets in their allotted 20 overs.

KKR’s Bowling

RCB vs KKR - 29 March 2024 - KKR's Bowling
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KKR’s bowling attack was spearheaded by Andre Russell and Harshit Rana, both claiming two wickets each. Andre Russell took 2 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs. He took Rajat Patidar and Cameron Green’s wicket.

Harshit Rana took 2 wickets for 39 runs in 4 overs. He took Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat’s wicket.

While Sunil Narine’s economical spell included the crucial wicket of Glenn Maxwell. Sunil Narine took 1 wicket for 40 runs in 4 overs. He took Glenn Maxwell’s wicket.

RCB scored 182 runs in 20 overs with 6 wickets. KKR need 183 runs in 20 overs to win.

Second Innings

KKR’s Batting

RCB vs KKR - 29 March 2024 - KKR's Batting
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Chasing 183, KKR’s batsmen rose to the occasion. Phil Salt laid a solid foundation, he scored 30 runs in 20 balls with two 4s and two 6s.

While Sunil Narine’s explosive 47 off 22 balls with two 4s and five 6s and Venkatesh Iyer’s steady 50 off 30 balls with three 4s and four 6s, steered the team towards the target.

Shreyas Iyer’s composed 39* runs in 24 ball with two 4s and two 6s, ensured KKR crossed the finish line with 7 wickets in hand.

RCB’s Bowling

RCB vs KKR - 29 March 2024 - RCB's Bowling
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RCB’s bowlers, despite their efforts, could not contain the onslaught. Vyshak Vijaykumar took 1 wicket for 23 runs in 4 overs and he took a wickets of Phil Salt.

Mayank Dagar took 1 wicket for 23 runs in 2.5 overs and he took Sunil Narine’s wicket. Yash Dayal took 1 wicket for 46 runs in 4 overs and he took a wickets of Venkatesh Iyer.

But the night belonged to KKR.

Man of the Match

RCB vs KKR - 29 March 2024 - Sunil Narine Man of the Match
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Sunil Narine’s all-round performance earned him the Man of the Match title, contributing significantly with both bat and ball.

In conclusion, KKR’s strategic play and spirited performance clinched them a well-deserved victory, leaving the Bengaluru crowd in awe of the thrilling cricket spectacle.

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