Kolkata Knight Riders scored 200/5 in their full quota of overs. Jason Roy (56 off 29) and Nitish Rana (48 off 21) were the main scorers for the Knights while Rinku Singh and David Wiese’s late flurry took them to exactly the 200 mark.
In reply, RCB could only manage 179/8 as KKR’s strong spinning stranglehold was too much for them. Virat Kohli batted brilliantly for his 54 runs but the other stars faltered without too much damage. KKR’s spinning duo of Suyash Sharma (2/30) and Varun Chakravarthy (3/27) were again the telling factor in the game.
With the 21-run win, KKR move up to 7th in the IPL table. The Knights have 6 points after eight games. RCB stay on 8 points after playing the same number of games as KKR.
RCB vs KKR IPL 2023 Scorecard
RCB vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 36 Complete Awards List
Here is the complete list of awards from the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders-
Player Of The Match: Varun Chakravarthy (KKR) – 3/27
TIAGO.ev Electric Striker Of The Match: Nitish Rana (KKR) – SR 228.6
Herbalife Active Catch Of The Match: Venkatesh Iyer (KKR)
Visit Saudi Beyond The Boundaries Longest 6: David Wiese (RCB) – 93 metres
RuPay On-The-Go 4s: Virat Kohli (RCB) – 6 Fours
UPSTOX Most Valuable Asset Of The Match: Jason Roy (KKR) – 27.5 MVA pts
Dream11 Gamechanger Of The Match: Jason Roy (KKR) – 88 Dream11 pts
Note: All the prizes carried a cash reward of Rs 1 lakh
RCB vs KKR IPL 2023: Who Said What
Virat Kohli (RCB Captain): “We handed them over the game. We were not professional in the field. This is not ideal as we were not up to standard.”
“If you look at the game, we didn’t capitalize on crunch moments. We dropped chances which cost us 25-30 runs. Then we gave away soft dismissals. If you give six or seven soft things away, you are going to end up losing.”
“We try to work on our games. Even while chasing, we were one more partnership away from chasing the score down. We have to work on those and have to be absolutely switched on. If we tighten the screws, we know what we can achieve. Tougher on the road but we are looking forward to it. We want to be on the road and perform.”
Nitish Rana (KKR Captain): “It was a perfect game. As a collective we played well as I was saying in the last three or four matches. The way Jason Roy is playing and credit to the full team for the belief and I am happy with the bounce back.”
“We wanted to put a score and get our spinners in play. Credit to all the spinners for their effort as there were not much help in the pitch.”
“He (Suyash) is always very positive. He always wants to take onus. We have given him the courage and so far he has been providing excellent results for us.”
Varun Chakravarthy (Player of the Match): “The game of cricket is crazy like that. Last match I went for 49 runs, this time it worked.”
“I have worked on my accuracy, and didn’t do much on my variation. I have been working a lot and credit to AC Pratibhan and Abhishek Nayar.”
“I would like to dedicate this to my newborn son. I haven’t seen him yet but this award is to my son and my wife.”
RCB vs KKR IPL 2023 Match 36 Stats and Records
2- Virat Kohli and Faf du Plessis are the only two players to have 5 50+ scores in this IPL season.
100 – RCB bowler Mohammed Siraj became the first bowler to bowl 100 dot balls in this IPL.
Jason Roy scored back-to-back fifties for KKR in his first two IPL matches for the Kolkata franchise.
Suyash Sharma had another brace against RCB. The KKR spinner made his debut against the same opposition earlier this season and he picked up 2 wickets in that match as well.
54 – Varun Chakravarthy has 13 wickets so far this season. And 54% of his wickets, which is 7, has come in two matches against RCB. In the remaining matches, Varun has got 6 wickets to his name.
5 – This was KKR’s fifth straight victory against RCB at the Chinnaswamy Stadium.
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