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KKR Makes History: First Home-Away Win in IPL 2024

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Introduction: KKR Makes History in the IPL 2024

Defeating a team at their home ground is always something very special. In this season, KKR first did it. KKR defeated RCB at their home ground in Bengaluru. Well, this is not all. KKR defeated RCB by 7 wickets, which is not a joke. Let’s dive into the details of the match to get a clearer picture of this win. Read this blog & stay connected with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time.

KKR was scheduled to play against RCB at their home ground M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on 29th March. KKR defeated RCB by 7 wickets. Thanks to this emphatic, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) are now at number 2 with 4 points from 2 matches, with a Net Run Rate (NRR) of +1.047. They are now one of the three teams that have won more than one match in the tournament so far.

The rest of the two teams are Chennai Super Kings & Rajasthan Royals. However, Chennai Super Kings is still at the top of the point table. Chennai Super Kings has won 2 matches and has 4 points. The NRR of Chennai Super Kings is +1.979.

Rajasthan Royals is in the third position now. They have also won 2 matches and have 4 points. RR has an NRR of +0.800.

Who won the toss?

KKR won the toss and opted to bowl first. KKR managed to restrict RCB to 182/6 in 20 overs.

In the second innings of the match, KKR chased down a total of 183 thanks to the power play heroics by Sunil Narine who set the tone with a fine knock of 47 to make his 500th T20 appearance even more special. Sunil also won the Player of the Match title for his terrific 47 out of 22 balls.

Venkatesh Iyer & Shreyas Iyer also played very well for KKR. For KKR, Venkatesh Iyer came in at number three and managed to take the game away from the bowlers with a fiery knock of 50 off 30 deliveries. At the same time, Captain Shreyas Iyer stuck around till the end and finished with 39 runs to hit the winning runs.

For RCB, Virat fought a lot. Virat scored 83 runs off 59 deliveries and gave his fans hope.  Virat was backed by Cameron Green & Dinesh Karthik only. Cameron Green scored 33 runs in 21 balls and Dinesh Karthik scored 28 in 19 balls and this combined effort of this trio helped the RCB to touch the mark of 183 runs. Otherwise, the rest of the team’s performance of RCB was pretty poor. 

In the bowling department, Vyshak Vijay Kumar, Mayank Dagar, and Yash Dayal took a wicket each for RCB.

For KKR, Andre Russell and Harshit Rana bagged two dismissals each respectively.

Captain’s statement on this win:

Speaking after the match, KKR captain Shreyas Iyer said, “Coming here, getting those two sessions of practice, we were in good shape from the previous game. Coming and hitting a few balls, it felt comfortable from within. The way Russell came in and realised the wicket wasn’t giving much for bowlers, and went to slower ones, analysing the conditions on the spot was pleasing to the eye. The communication was brilliant. See when Narine comes in to open, he knows he has one job which is to clear the infield.”

“Today we were contemplating whether to start with him or not but he did a brilliant job. From one end, it was good to bat on. From the other end, it was two-paced. That was the communication we had in the middle and we passed it on to others. Would be spending a day tomorrow in Bangalore, and then going to Vizag. I’m not expecting much at this point – it’s just the start of the tournament. Want to enjoy each other’s success – that’s the plan for now,” he further added.

Final words for KKR

The win of KKR is going to boost the confidence of the players significantly. With this win, KKR has become the first team of the IPL 2024 to win a home-away match and they defeated the opponent at their home ground. Congratulations KKR. Keep up this flow & then only the way to the 3rd cup will be smooth. Stay connected with sprintersgames.in to get all the sports updates on time.

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