Learn about RCB vs KKR match result along with key match highlights, IPL points table update, man of the match, full list of award winners list and everything else you need to know today about Match 36 of IPL 2023 between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders.
The Kolkata Knight Riders clinched a 21-run victory over the Royal Challengers Bangalore in a thrilling Indian Premier League match. The victory was achieved through standout performances, such as Jason Roy’s explosive 56, Nitish Rana’s rapid 48 off 21 balls, and crucial wickets taken by spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma. Although Virat Kohli put up a valiant effort with a 54-run knock off 37 balls, RCB’s batting lineup could not overcome KKR’s formidable bowling attack.
Tasked with chasing a target of 201, RCB fell short, scoring 179/8 in 20 overs. In the first half of the match, KKR managed to post a competitive total of 200/5. This was achieved with the help of Venkatesh Iyer’s 31 off 26 balls, and the significant contributions from Roy and Rana. RCB’s bowlers, including Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, Vijaykumar Vyshak, and Mohammed Siraj, managed to take wickets, but their fielders’ errors with dropped catches proved costly for the team.
KKR’s spinners, Varun and Suyash, played vital roles in keeping RCB’s batsmen in check. RCB’s Faf du Plessis started aggressively but was dismissed early by Suyash. Varun and Suyash continued to put pressure on RCB’s batting, claiming important wickets and preventing them from gaining momentum.
Ultimately, it was the combined efforts of KKR’s batsmen and bowlers that led to their well-deserved victory, while RCB was left to rue their missed opportunities and inconsistent performance.
KKR vs RCB Score Summary:
- Royal Challengers Bangalore 179/8 (20 ov)
- Kolkata Knight Riders 200/5 (20 ov)
- KKR won by 21 runs
Points Table Update after IPL RCB vs KKR Match 36
Kolkata Knight Riders got two points today after winning the match against RCB by 21 runs. RCB is currently placed at number five, while KKR climbs to number seven ahead of Mumbai Indians.
KKR vs RCB Match 36 Award Winners at IPL 2023
- Player Of The Match: Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) – 3/27
- TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Nitish Rana (KKR) – SR 228.6
- Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Venkatesh Iyer (KKR)
- Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: David Wiese (RCB) – 93 metres
- RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Virat Kohli (RCB) – 6 Fours
- UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Jason Roy (KKR) – 27.5 MVA pts
- Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Jason Roy (KKR) – 88 Dream11 pts
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
Major Highlights for RCB vs KKR Match Today
- KKR defeated RCB by 21 runs in an Indian Premier League match.
- Jason Roy’s blistering 56 helped KKR post a challenging 200/5.
- KKR spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Suyash Sharma troubled RCB’s batting lineup.
- Virat Kohli scored 54 off 37 balls but could not steer RCB to victory.
- Faf du Plessis started aggressively but was dismissed early by Suyash Sharma.
- RCB’s batting stumbled after the early loss of Faf and Glenn Maxwell.
- Mahipal Lomror scored 34 off 18 balls, including 1 four and three sixes.
- Andre Russell took Virat Kohli’s wicket, adding more pressure to RCB.
- RCB finished with 179/8 in 20 overs, falling short by 21 runs.
- Varun Chakravarthy was RCB’s top bowler, taking 3/27 in four overs.
- Nitish Rana contributed 48 off 21 balls to KKR’s total.
- Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva and Vijaykumar Vyshak took two wickets each for RCB.
- RCB fielders dropped crucial catches, affecting their chances of winning.
- Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer accelerated KKR’s run rate in the later overs.
- Hasaranga dismissed Rana and Iyer in the same over, giving RCB a brief advantage.
- Rinku Singh and David Wiese finished KKR’s innings strongly with aggressive batting.
- KKR’s combined batting and bowling efforts secured their well-deserved victory.
- RCB’s inconsistent performance and missed opportunities led to their defeat.
IPL Next Match
Its Rajasthan Royals vs Chennai Super Kings (RR vs CSK), 37th T20 in IPL 2023 Today on April 26 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.