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KKR Dominates RCB with Thumping 81-Run Victory in IPL 2023 Match

By Rohit - April 6, 2023 - Last updated on Apr 11, 2023 01:31 PM
KKR Dominates RCB with Thumping 81-Run Victory in IPL 2023 Match

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) faced off against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their second match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season on Thursday. KKR had lost their opening game, while RCB had won theirs, making it an important match for both sides. However, it was KKR who came out on top with a crushing 81-run victory over RCB, thanks to some exceptional performances from Shardul Thakur, Rahmanullah Gurbaz, and Varun Chakaravarthy.

KKR's top order shines as they post 204/7

KKR won the toss and elected to bat first. However, they lost a few early wickets, and it looked like they would struggle to post a competitive total. But then, Gurbaz and Shardul played two excellent knocks, scoring 57 off 44 balls and 68 off 29 balls, respectively. They took KKR to a huge total of 204/7 in 20 overs, which proved to be too much for RCB to chase down.

Chakaravarthy and Narine star with the ball as RCB crumble

RCB started off well in their chase, but soon lost momentum thanks to some brilliant bowling from KKR's spinners. Chakaravarthy was the pick of the bowlers, taking four wickets, while Narine picked up two. Shardul Thakur also chipped in with a wicket, and the debutant Suyash Sharma surprised everyone by taking three wickets. RCB were bundled out for just 123 in 17.4 overs.

KKR coach Chandrakant Pandit praises his team's character and performance

KKR coach Chandrakant Pandit was understandably delighted with his team's performance, especially after losing some early wickets. He praised Gurbaz and Shardul for their excellent knocks and Chakaravarthy and Narine for their brilliant bowling. He also had some kind words for the debutant Suyash Sharma, who he had seen perform well in trial matches.

RCB skipper Faf du Plessis rues his team's batting performance and tactical errors

RCB skipper Faf du Plessis was disappointed with his team's batting performance, especially after getting off to a good start. He felt that his team could have done better and gotten closer to the target, even when losing. He also admitted that tactically, they could have been better, especially in their death bowling.

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  • Q: Who won the match between KKR and RCB in IPL 2023?

  • A: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 81 runs.

  • Q: Who were the top performers for KKR in the match?

  • A: Shardul Thakur and Rahmanullah Gurbaz played top knocks, while Varun Chakaravarthy took four wickets with the ball.

  • Q: Who was the debutant who surprised everyone by taking three wickets for KKR?

  • A: Suyash Sharma was the debutant who surprised everyone by taking three wickets for


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