IPL 2022, RCB vs KKR, Top Performances: RCB scrape through after Hasaranga, Harshal dismantle KKR
Top Performances from RCB v KKR, Match 06, IPL 2022 - Hasaranga, Harshal Patel hand RCB victory over KKR
Brief Scores: RCB 132/7 (Rutherford 28, Ahmed 27, Southee 20/3, Yadav 16/2) beat KKR 128 (Russell 25, Hasaranga 20/4, Akash Deep 45/3) by three wickets
Player of the match - Wanindu Hasaranga for a match-winning spell of 20/4
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) were up against Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium in Mumbai in the 15th season of Indian Premier League (IPL) on Wednesday.
The Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata side made one change from their previous match eleven by including Tim Southee in place of Shivam Mavi, however, Faf du Plessis-led Bangalore kept the same eleven from their first game.
RCB come out on top in a close tussle in the final over
Faf du Plessis won the toss and put the opposition in to bat first on the turf of DY Patil Stadium which aids the chasing team usually. His pacers proved him right and took the first three wickets in the first six overs only. Also, leggie Wanindu Hasaranga wove his spin web around KKR batters and bagged three wickets.
Andre Russell tried to revive the innings with his long-range hits, however, pacer Harshal Patel removed him on 25. KKR got all-out on a meagre total of 128 due to the threatening bowling of Akash Deep, Harshal Patel and Hasaranga.
While chasing a moderate target of 129, RCB lost three quick wickets within the powerplay which included the likes of Faf du Plessis and Virat Kohli, however, David Willy and Sherfane Rutherford bailed out their side by adding 45 runs for the fourth wicket. After another collapse of RCB, the knocks of Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel helped their side to get past the target in a nail-biting finish.
Top three performances from RCB vs KKR game, IPL 2022:
Wanindu Hasaranga breaks the back of Kolkata
After three wickets by pacers in the powerplay, leg-spinner Hasaranga came to bowl against the Kolkata batters. The 24-year-old spinner foxed one of the best players of spin in the world, Shreyas Iyer, on a personal score of 13 to put the side from the eastern metropolis in trouble. Iyer went for a big shot towards long-on off the spinner, but couldn’t get the required elevation and Faf du Plessis didn’t make any mistake with the catch.