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Kolkata Knight Riders thrash RCB in IPL

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KKR bowled their opposition out for just 92 despite losing the toss. Andre Russell and spinner Varun Chakravarthy did most of the damage with three wickets each. Shubman Gill then starred with 48 from 34 balls in their chase.

Despite the dramatically one-sided result, Virat Kohli’s RCB remain well-placed in third, with five wins from eight matches.

Prasidh Krishna made the initial breakthrough in the second over, removing Kohli lbw for just five, with the batsman also wasting a review on the decision. From then, it was like a game of dominoes and a sight that RCB fans will be used to as their star-studded batting line-up was unable to click as a unit.

Gill and IPL debutant Venkatesh Iyer came to the crease to begin KKR’s chase, they immediately looked as if they were batting on an entirely different pitch.

Sri Lanka’s Wanindu Hasaranga did not have the same beginner’s luck. On his RCB debut, he was out for a golden duck and bowled two overs for 20 runs.

Chief scores

Royal Challengers Bangalore: 92 in 19 overs (Padikkal 22, Russell 3/9, Chakravarthy 3/13)

Kolkata Knight Riders: 94/1 10 overs (Gill 48, Iyer 41 n.o).

(BBC)

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