The sixteenth season of the Indian Premier League (IPL) saw the return of the action as the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) hosted the Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Kolkata’s renowned Eden Garden. KKR had won their previous two games, while RR had dropped points in their previous three IPL 2023 contests. According to their recent performance, KKR will aim to build on their winning streak. In this intriguing matchup, RR, though, appear to be the stronger team on paper, and the game played out similarly.
KKR were dismissed for 149/8 in their 20 overs thanks to Yuzvendra Chahal, who ignited the atmosphere. Venkatesh Iyer continued to lead the KKR scoring with 57 off 42, and only skipper Nitish Rana was able to score more than 20 runs. With 4/25 in four overs, Yuzvendra Chahal continued to be the preferred bowler for RCB. Sandeep Sharma and KM Asif each claimed one victim, while Trent Boult replied with two wickets.
Yashasvi Jaiswal missed out on his century by 2 runs
In reply, Rajasthan Royals lost opener Jos Buttler for a three-ball duck. However, Yashasvi Jaiswal (98 off 47) and Sanju Samson (48 off 29) made the chase look like a daily affair as Rajasthan Royals won by 9 wickets. For KKR, none of the seven bowlers used could take a wicket. The only wicket of Jos Buttler was a run out by Andre Russell. Rajasthan Royals are now placed third with 12 points of 12 matches. At the same time, Kolkata Knight Riders are placed seventh with 10 points of 12 games.
Next, in Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium, the table-toppers Gujarat Titans will play host to the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League 2023. Mumbai Indians have found some traction after a customarily rocky start to their season; they are coming off a commanding six-wicket victory against Royal Challengers Bangalore in their previous match. The Gujarat Titans, who have won two straight games, are the team with the “Golden Touch” at the same moment.
Here’s how fans reacted after the game:
Nitish Rana's oversmart move cost KKR dearly, the boy burst into flames. Rana must have forgotten that even Chakravarthy and Narine can roll their arms in powerplay.
— Ayush Jankar (@AyushJankar) May 11, 2023
Bc Joe Root ke saath boht bura kar rhe hai yeh log?
— Harshit? Kkr? (@Harshit_217) May 11, 2023
Missed a well deserving hundred but RunRate is important too
— Freak (@soul_freak80) May 11, 2023
The best innings in this IPL. Change my mind.
— Shahzeb Khan (@theshahzebkhan) May 11, 2023
— AK? (@Rc18forever) May 11, 2023
Yashswi ko malum to hai na bhai ki 94 + 4 = 98 hota hai 100 nhi!?
— ? ? (@omg_bro_wtf) May 11, 2023
Yar ye KKR wale 2 run jyada nhi bana sakte the.
— Martand Dhamdhere (@HulkMiyan) May 11, 2023
— Kircketer (@kircketer) May 11, 2023
ACKNOWLEDGE This man
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— WWE Gaming Station (@CHAHEL_IWF) May 11, 2023
— Rahul (@kio0236) May 11, 2023