Eion Morgan – led Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Virat Kohli- led Royal Challengers Bangalore in match 31 and second match of second leg of Indian Premier League 2021. The match was held at Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi on Monday, September 20, 2021. Some important stats made in IPL match 31 are discussed in this article.
Kolkata Knight Riders played the first match after resumption in vehement manner on the other hand Royal Challengers Bangalore faced embarrassment in their very first of second leg of IPL due to big defeat by 9 wickets.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss and took decision of batting first.
Royal Challengers Bangalore Innings :
Opener and Captain, Virat Kohli was once again seen out of form as he hit only 5 runs including 1 boundary in 4 balls.
Devdutt Padikkal made 22 runs in 20 balls with the help of 3 fours and then dismissed by Lockie Ferguson. He became the highest scorer for RCB.
Srikar Bharat also managed to make only 16 runs in 19 balls with the help of 1 four and soon his wicket was taken by Russell.
Coming next, Glenn Maxwell made only 10 runs in 17 balls. AB de Villiers suffered golden duck.
Sachin Baby could achieve only 7 runs in 17 balls. W Hasaranga became the player who was out on duck.
Jamieson contributed only 4 runs made in 12 balls.
Harshal Patel and Siraj gave the contribution of only 12 and 8 runs respectively while Chahal hit only 2 runs.
Chakravarthy and Russell picked up 3 wickets each. Russell registered best bowling figures for KKR as he grabbed 3 wickets, giving away only 9 runs in 3 overs.
Bowlers of KKR resisted RCB from hitting good score and all batters of RCB were out after making the score of only 92 runs in 19 overs.
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings :
Shubman Gill and debutant Venkatesh Iyer gave an excellent start to the innings. Playing the match with full vigor Shubman Gill 48 runs in 34 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six.
Venkatesh Iyer remain at crease till the end and gave vital contribution of 44 runs including 7 fours and 1 six in 27 balls to make his team win.
They partnership added 82 runs with the fall of first wicket.
The bowlers of RCB were not able to provide resistance to flow of runs, only Yuzvendra Chahal bagged one wicket.
Highest energetic batsmen of KKR and in contract less active bowlers RCB made the match go in favor of KKR.
KKR hit the score of 94 runs in 10 overs with the fall of only 1 wicket and registered thrilling victory against RCB with 9 wickets.
Some important stats made in IPL match 31
Virat Kohli’s stats made in IPL match 31 :
Virat Kohli has reached the milestone of becoming first player who has completed 200 IPL matches Royal Challengers Bangalore. Also, he achieved fifth position among all the players.
Dinesh Kartik’s stats made in IPL match 31 :
Dinesh Karthik has completed his 114 IPL catches and the number is joint- highest for any wicket-keeper.
Royal Challengers Bangalore’s stats made in IPL match 31 :
RCB managed to score only 92 runs and the score made is their sixth-lowest in IPL history.
RCB faced their 6th successive defeat in UAE.
In UAE, RCB registered their last victory against KKR. In the match RCB restricted KKR to the score of only 84 runs with the fall of 4 wickets ad brilliantly chased the target only in 13.3 overs. That was big defeat for KKR and in this match KKR defeated RCB with nine wickets at the same place.
Kolkata Knight Riders’ stats made in IPL match 31 :
It happened for the third time that KKR restricted RCB at the score of less than 100 runs in an IPL match.
It happened for the first time that none of the player of KKR hit six while bowling first in an IPL match.
KKR has registered his biggest victory in IPL as 60 balls were remaining.
AB de Villiers’ stats made in IPL match 31 :
While playing this match, AB de Villiers has made his sixth IPL golden duck.
Up – till now AB de Villiers has made total 10 ducks in IPL and it is second-highest for any overseas player. Glenn Maxwell is the overseas player who has made highest number of ducks that is 11.
RCB was neither able to good with bat nor with ball. On the other hand KKR amazed everyone with their excellent bowling skills. It was really a great win for KKR with 9 wickets and 1 over remaining.
KKR achieved fifth position in the team standings and RCB is still at the third position.