The Indian Premier League (IPL) match is going on between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Bengaluru won the toss and elected to field at the Eden Gardens ground in Kolkata. Kolkata players Shardul Thakur and Rinku Singh played hard.. Kolkata registered a huge score. Kolkata scored 204 for 6 in 20 overs. Among the Bengaluru bowlers, Karn Sharma and David Willey took 2 wickets each.
Shardul completed his half century in 20 balls. Gurbaz also reached his half-century and fell to Karn Sharma. Andre Russell was caught off the next ball. Nitish Rana is out for one run. David Willey dismissed Venkatesh Iyer and Mandeep Singh in 2 consecutive balls in the fourth over. While Venkatesh scored 3 runs, Mandeep could not even open his account.
Fastest fifty in IPL-2023..
Shardul Thakur finished in 20 balls. Shardul came in to bat after Andre Russell got out for zero. Shardul, who hit two consecutive sixes in the over bowled by Michael Bracewell, completed his fifty in the 17th over. This is the joint fastest fifty of this IPL season. In this sequence, Rajasthan Royals Jos Buttler equalized. Buttler completed his fifty in just 20 balls against Hyderabad.
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) April 6, 2023
Gurbaz’s fifty in 38 balls..
Gurbaz played huge shots in the powerplay. After that he finished the innings after the fall of the first wicket and completed his half century. He scored 57 runs in 44 balls and was caught out.
Both teams playing-11..
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana (captain), Rahmanullah Gurbaz (wicket keeper), Rinku Singh, Mandeep Singh, Andre Russell, Shardul Thakur, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakraborty, Suyash Arora.
Impact Players: Anukul Roy, Mandeep Singh, Jagadeesan, David Wise.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Faf du Plessis (captain), Virat Kohli, Michael Bracewell, Glenn Maxwell, Dinesh Karthik, Shahbaz Ahmed, Harshal Patel, David Willey, Mohammed Siraj, Karn Sharma, Akash Deep.
Impact Players: Anuj Rawat, Mahipal Lomror, Suyash Prabhudesai.