Kolkata Knight Riders Beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 21 Runs

RCB vs KKR Highlights IPL 2023: KKR defeated RCB by 21 runs for their third win of IPL 2023. Chasing 201, RCB managed 179/8 in 20 overs and thus lost to KKR for the second time this year.

Virat Kohli and Mahipal Lomror stitched a fine stand for the fourth wicket to keep RCB on the move in chase of 201. Kohli struck a fine half-century as well. However, Lomror and Kohli departed in quick succession to deepen RCB’s trouble and they didn’t recover from that.

RCB were off to a fine start in the chase but they lost three wickets inside the Powerplay including that of Faf du Plessis and Glenn

Kohli started his innings with a flurry of boundaries but Suyash Sharma dented RCB’s chase with two wickets in as many overs.

Kolkata Knight Riders finished with 200/5 in their 20 overs after being put in to bat first. Some late lusty blows from Rinku Singh and David Weise helped them finish with the big total.

KKR quickly recovered from twin blows thanks to some help from RCB fielders who gave a couple of lives to Nitish Rana. The KKR captain went on to make 48.

Vijaykumar Vyshak struck twice in an over to dent KKR start. He dismissed Jason Roy on 56 and N Jagadeesan on 27 as KKR slowed down after the fielding restrictions were lifted.

Roy was in red-hot form during the Powerplay overs as he unleashed a flurry of sixes to help KKR finish Powerplay with 66/0.

Royal Challengers Bangalore have taken the field with Virat Kohli as the stand-in captain for the third time in a row. Kohli won the toss and opted to bowl first against Kolkata Knight Riders. RCB have been unchanged with Faf du Plessis continuing his Impact role.

KKR have made one change in dropping Kulwant Khejroliya and bringing in Vaibhav Arora.

A bruised and battered Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)  arrive in Bengaluru in search of a much-needed victory in the tournament. The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 match no. 36 will witness a second face-off between these two teams. In their previous meet-up, Nitish Rana’s Knight Riders outsmarted the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) by 81 runs. However, the situation has turned upside down.

RCB are on a winning spree as they have registered 2 victories on the trott and will look to make it a hat-trick. KKR, on the other hand, has suffered back-to-back losses will eye a moral-boosting victory away from home.

Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)

Jason Roy b Vyshak56295045193.10
Narayan Jagadeesan †c Willey b Vyshak2729444093.10
Venkatesh Iyer c Maxwell b de Silva31264430119.23
Nitish Rana (c)c Vyshak b de Silva48212834228.57
Andre Russell b Mohammed Siraj12100050.00
Rinku Singh not out18101221180.00
David Wiese not out123502400.00
Extras(lb 2, w 5)7
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 10.00)200/5
Did not bat: Sunil Narine, Vaibhav Arora, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy 
Fall of wickets: 1-83 (Narayan Jagadeesan, 9.2 ov), 2-88 (Jason Roy, 9.6 ov), 3-168 (Nitish Rana, 17.2 ov), 4-169 (Venkatesh Iyer, 17.4 ov), 5-185 (Andre Russell, 18.6 ov) • DRS
Mohammed Siraj403318.25115100
David Willey3031010.3354110
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva402426.00103000
Shahbaz Ahmed1025025.0010400
Vijaykumar Vyshak4041210.2532230
Harshal Patel4044011.0072410

Royal Challengers Bangalore  (T: 201 runs from 20 ovs)

Virat Kohli (c)c Iyer b Russell54375960145.94
Faf du Plessis c Singh b Suyash Sharma1771212242.85
Shahbaz Ahmed lbw b Suyash Sharma25110040.00
Glenn Maxwell c Wiese b Varun54610125.00
Mahipal Lomror c Russell b Varun34182613188.88
Dinesh Karthik †c Singh b Varun22183311122.22
Suyash Prabhudessai run out (sub [AS Roy]/Suyash Sharma)1091510111.11
Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva c sub (AS Roy) b Russell541100125.00
David Willey not out11101610110.00
Vijaykumar Vyshak not out1381201162.50
Extras(lb 3, w 3)6
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.95)179/8
Did not bat: Mohammed Siraj 
Fall of wickets: 1-31 (Faf du Plessis, 2.2 ov), 2-51 (Shahbaz Ahmed, 4.4 ov), 3-58 (Glenn Maxwell, 5.5 ov), 4-113 (Mahipal Lomror, 11.3 ov), 5-115 (Virat Kohli, 12.1 ov), 6-137 (Suyash Prabhudessai, 14.5 ov), 7-152 (Wanindu Hasaranga de Silva, 16.5 ov), 8-154 (Dinesh Karthik, 17.3 ov) • DRS
Vaibhav Arora2022011.0033010
Umesh Yadav1019019.0001200
Suyash Sharma403027.5053010
Varun Chakravarthy402736.7592100
Andre Russell402927.25111200
Sunil Narine4041010.2521200
Nitish Rana10808.0011000


  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 66 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Over 4.4: Review by Royal Challengers Bangalore (Bowling), Decision Challenged – Wicket, Umpire – R Pandit, Batter – JJ Roy (Struck down)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (33 balls), Extras 1
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (JJ Roy 36, N Jagadeesan 17, Ex 1)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders – 66/0 in 6.0 overs (JJ Roy 48, N Jagadeesan 17)
  • JJ Roy: 50 off 22 balls (4 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 11.4 overs (70 balls), Extras 4
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 34 balls (VR Iyer 26, N Rana 21, Ex 3)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 15.6 overs (96 balls), Extras 6
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders – 150/2 in 16.0 overs (VR Iyer 28, N Rana 33)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 200 runs in 19.6 overs (120 balls), Extras 7
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders – 200/5 in 20.0 overs (RK Singh 18, D Wiese 12)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 – 6.0 (Mandatory – 58 runs, 3 wickets)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 4.2 overs (26 balls), Extras 1
  • Strategic Timeout: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 80/3 in 9.0 overs (V Kohli 42, MK Lomror 13)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 10.3 overs (63 balls), Extras 1
  • V Kohli: 50 off 33 balls (6 x 4)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 33 balls (V Kohli 20, MK Lomror 34, Ex 1)
  • Strategic Timeout: Royal Challengers Bangalore – 145/6 in 16.0 overs (KD Karthik 15, PWH de Silva 5)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 16.3 overs (99 balls), Extras 3
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