In their home match against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, the Virat Kohli-led Royal Challengers Bangalore were defeated by 21 runs. After KKR batsmen pounded RCB bowlers to post a massive score of 200/5 on a level surface, the hosts’ chase fizzled out because most batsmen—aside from Kohli—barely had any effect.
With the exception of two stands, both featuring Kohli, RCB never shown the will to contend. The majority of the RCB bowlers were expensive as well as having poor fielding, missing several opportunities. Stand-in RCB captain Kohli did not hold back when expressing his anger after the lacklustre defeat.
To be completely honest, we gave them the game. We were due a defeat. We lacked sufficient professionalism. While we bowled well, our fielding was subpar. This was a gift given to them,” an enraged Kohli stated following the game.
We missed opportunities in the field for 4-5 overs, which cost us 25 to 30 runs. We batted quite effectively, but there were four to five easy dismissals after that. We hit them right to the fielders, but they weren’t wicket-taking balls. Even when chasing, one partnership got us back into the game after we lost wickets. We lacked one collaboration. We must be alert and refrain from sharing soft plays.
KKR have defeated RCB by 21 runs.
A fantastic victory for KKR at the Chinnaswamy Stadium!
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) April 26, 2023
On the road, we have a win and a loss. We aren’t afraid of anything at the moment. To be prepared for the tournament’s later rounds, we must win several away games.
Speaking about the match, Kolkata Knight Riders created some spin magic following Jason Roy’s excellent fifty as they defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore by a score of 21 on Wednesday to end their four-match losing run. After RCB skipper Virat Kohli decided to bowl at their home ground, the English opener stole the show with a 29-ball 56 as Kolkata Knight Riders hitters erupted in sync to put up a battling 200/5.
However, the top-order mayhem was caused by the spin combo of Varun Chakravarthy (3/24) and Suyash Sharma, a rookie, before Andre Russell (2/29) shattered Kohli’s resistance to limit RCB to 179 for eight.