Tenth match of IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore versus Kolkata Knight Riders:
Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore registered their victory against Eion Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders by 38 runs in 10th match IPL season 2021 played at MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai on April 18, Sunday.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and took the decision of batting first. RCB set the target of 204/4 in 20 overs.
Kohli was not able to score much and gone for five only. After falling of two wickets early in the innings Glenn Maxwell and Devdutt Padikkal shared the partnership of 86 runs. Glenn Maxwell has shown his highly energetic performance and smashed 78 runs off 49 balls including 9 fours and 3 sixes. AB de Villiers has also played fine knock and smashed 76 runs off only 34 balls including 9 fours and 3 sixes. For Kolkata Knight Riders, Varun Chakravarthy picked up 2 wickets for 29 runs in his 4 overs
While chasing, Kolkata Knight Riders lost wickets early in the innings and surged to 57/2 after 6 overs. When Kolkata Knight Riders was in need of 84 runs from 30 balls,Andre Russell and Eion Morgan tried to lift KKR close to the target. Andre Russell smashed 29 runs. Eion Morgan smashed 31 runs but KKR fell short by 38 runs.
KKR could manage only166/8 in 20 overs, thus losing the game by 38 runs. Kyle Jamieson, Yuzvendra Chahal and Harshal Patel have shown excellent performance. Varun Chakravarthy took 2 wickets for 29 runs in 4 overs.
Important stats and numbers related to tenth match of IPL are:
It happened for the first time in their IPL history that Royal Challengers Bangalore has achieved the victory in first three matches of a season.
After playing 6 IPL matches, Yuzvendra Chahal took more than 1 wicket in a match.
Shubman Gill completed his 1000 IPL runs in this match. He is able to get such an achievement in 41 innings.
It happened for the second time when Glenn Maxwell scored 2 consecutive half –centuries in IPL .First time it happened in IPL 2014 when he hit 3 half-centuries.
AB de Villiers scored his third consecutive half-century while playing against Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL.
Devudtt Padikkal was able to make only 25 runs in 28 balls with the strike rate of 89.29. For RCB opener in IPL this is fifth lowest strike rate for since 2010.
KKR has lost the matches consecutively three times against RCB. AB de Villiers won the award of 24th player of the match in IPL.