“RRR beats KGF” – Sunil Narine and Venkatesh Iyer outshine Virat Kohli as KKR defeats RCB in IPL 2024

RCB vs KKR, IPL 2024, Twitter Reacts

The tenth match of the Indian Premier League 2024 (IPL 2024) saw an intense clash between Faf du Plessis-led Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) and Shreyas Iyer-led Kolkata Knight Riders (kkr) at the M. Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on Friday, March 29.

Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to play first in the match. There were two changes in the KKR lineup as Nitish Rana and Suyash Sharma were left out and Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Anukul Roy replaced them. The locals, for their part, did not make any changes to their eleven.

After being invited to bat first, RCB openers Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis started cautiously and scored 7 runs in the first over off Mitchell Starc.

In the second over, the RCB captain tried to be aggressive and lost his wicket to Harshit Rana’s delivery. Despite losing a wicket, RCB batsmen attacked Starc for 17 runs in the next over and after batting well in the next overs, they scored 61/1 on the board at the end of the powerplay.

After that, Cameron Green and Virat Kohli continued to bat brilliantly and the duo contributed 33 and 32 runs respectively in a 65-run partnership. The young Australian all-rounder was dismissed by Andre Russell in the ninth over for 33, prompting the arrival of Glenn Maxwell in the middle.

The veteran Australian all-rounder got two reprieves but could not take advantage of them and was eventually cleaned up by Sunil Narine for 28 runs off 19 balls.

While RCB were losing wickets during this period, Virat Kohli stood strong at one end and played a wonderful innings. He remained unbeaten and scored 83 runs off 59 balls, with 4 fours and 4 sixes. In the end, Dinesh Karthik played a great 20-run camero that helped Royal Challengers Bengaluru score 182/6 on the board.

Chasing the target, Sunil Narine and Phil Salt played destructive innings to push Faf du Plessis & Co. on the back foot. Narine came as a surprise to the home team as he smashed the bowlers all over the park.

Sunil Narine smashed his runs with a strike rate of over 210 and his opening partner Salt was not far behind as he scored his runs with a strike rate of 150. Narine scored 47 while Salt smashed 30.

Then, Venkatesh Iyer took over and scored a fantastic half-century. He was brilliant throughout his innings and hit four big sixes and three fours. Shreyas Iyer (39) and Rinku Singh (5) also contributed as KKR completed the chase with 19 balls remaining and won by 7 wickets.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the RCB vs KKR IPL 2024 clash: