No one thought Kolkata Knight Riders would make a total in excess of 200 while they are down to 5 by the score of 89. Even Russell got out on the first ball and that’s when Lord Shardul Thakur entered with the bat. His first ball four was an inside edge and got lucky. However, the following massacre was anything but luck. He scored boundaries at will. Shardul scored 68 runs in just 29 balls with a strike rate of 234.
He found a perfect companion in Rinku Singh who scored 46 in 33 balls. Rahmanullah Gurbaz at the top scored 57. Except for these three, there is nothing to talk about the KKR batting, but in the end, it was more than sufficient as RCB got bundled out for just 123.
The three spinners from KKR – Varun, Sunil, and Suyansh spun a web and took 9 wickets for which the RCB batsman got no answers. As a result, KKR won by a huge margin of 81 runs.