- The 6th IPL 2022 match saw KKR vs RCB thrills
- The low-scoring match let RCB win their first game, and KKR lost their first game either
The match sixth of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2022) saw the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) competing in their second encounter. Faf Du Plessis and co, who lost their opening match versus the Punjab Kings (PBKS), made sure to thrash away the KKR that won the league’s opener versus the Chennai Super Kings (CSK).
The RCB won the toss and elected to chase. Their bowlers did wonders, stopping the Purple batters at a low score of 128 not letting them complete 120 balls. With seven balls spared, the KKR could set up a target of 129 runs for the RCB to chase.
Surprisingly, Andre Russell was the top-scorer of the Purple Army setting 25 runs from 18 balls. The rest could not even register 20 or more runs. All made single or double-digit contributions with or under 18 runs. Although the entire batting order collapsed, Shreyas Iyer’s bowlers made sure to give tough times to Plessis’s batters, however, they somehow met the target sparing four balls.
RCB bowlers were fully in action, unlike the batters. Wanindu Hasaranga was the top wicket-taker ending with a four-wicket haul. Harshal Patel also bowled the economic spell of 4-2-11-2. Aakash Deep although yielded surplus runs, 45, but managed two wickets.
The RCB top-order had no wonders either. Things somehow went under their control in the middle order. David Willey contributed with 18 runs from 28 balls. Sherfane Rutherford’s 28 from 40 and Shahbaz Ahmad’s 20 from 27 played a crucial role to look for 129 runs needed from 120 balls.
KKR’s Tim Southee’s 3-wicket haul went in vain as the Purple bowlers could gather a total of seven scalps. Umesh Yadav’s wonderful spell of 4-0-16-2 failed to do wonders for them either.