Thrilling final over, KKR emerged victorious by one run over RCB

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Thrilling final over, KKR emerged victorious by one run over RCB

Thrilling final over, KKR emerged victorious by one run over RCB

Thrilling final over, KKR emerged victorious by one run over RCB

Another nail-biting match concluded with both teams giving their all. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) narrowly clinched the match by just one run. Despite Royal Challengers Bengaluru's (RCB) efforts until the very end, victory eluded them. Kolkata set a target of 222 runs after losing six wickets in their allotted 20 overs. In response, Bengaluru lost all their wickets and managed to score 221 runs in their 20 overs. The excitement of the final over sealed the fate of the team.

Bengaluru needed 21 runs to win in the last over. Kolkata's captain gave Mitchell Starc to bowl the last. Karn Sharma struck a six on the first ball he faced. However, two dot balls followed by two more singles from Karn's bat made it easier for Bengaluru. When just 3 runs were required off 2 balls, Mitchell Starc, on the fifth delivery, produced an incredible catch off his own bowling. Karn had to return after scoring 20 runs off 7 balls. In the final delivery, Lockie Ferguson was run out after scoring just 1 run, leaving Bengaluru's loss at just 1 run.

Both openers of Bengaluru failed to make an impact in pursuit of their 223-run target. Virat Kohli scored 18 runs, while Faf du Plessis returned with just 7 runs. Kohli's dismissal was somewhat controversial, with many considering it a no-ball. The partnership of the next two batsmen, Jax and Rajat Patidar, added significant runs for Bangalore, steering them towards victory.

Bengaluru seemed on track, but a brilliant over by Andre Russell turned the tide. He took 3 wickets and conceded only 25 runs in his spell.

Earlier, Kolkata started batting and Phil Salt provided a solid start with a blistering innings of 48 runs off just 14 balls. Sunil Narine couldn't contribute much with the bat today. However, the responsibility of guiding the team fell on the shoulders of their captain, Shreyas Iyer, who returned with a fifty. Among the next three batsmen, all scored more than 20 runs. Rinku Singh scored 24 runs off 16 balls, while Andre Russell and Raman Deep Singh remained unbeaten. Russell scored 27 runs off 20 balls, while Raman Deep Singh contributed 24 runs off 9 balls.

For Kolkata, Russell shone with the ball, taking 3 wickets and conceding just 25 runs in his spell of bowling.