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IPL 2024 KKR vs RCB : KKR Clinches Victory by 1 Run at Eden Gardens

IPL 2024 KKR vs RCB : The clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) at Eden Gardens was nothing short of a roller coaster ride. With both teams aiming for crucial points, the match turned into a nerve wracking battle that kept fans on the edge of their seats till the very last ball.

Let’s have a look into more details : IPL 2024 KKR vs RCB

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Heading into the match, RCB was desperate for a win to revive their playoff hopes after a string of disappointing performances. With only one win from seven matches, every game was a must win for Faf du Plessis and his men. KKR, on the other hand, was coming off a heart wrenching defeat against Rajasthan Royals and was eager to bounce back and solidify their position on the points table.

The Match Highlights

The match began with KKR setting a formidable total of 222/6, courtesy of a half-century from skipper Shreyas Iyer and quickfire knocks from Phil Salt and Ramandeep Singh. However, RCB’s bowlers, led by Cameron Green, managed to keep the run rate in check despite the onslaught.

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In response, RCB’s chase got off to a shaky start with the early wicket of opener Will Jacks. However, a brilliant partnership between Rajat Patidar and Mahipal Lomror kept RCB in the hunt. But just when it seemed like RCB was gaining control, KKR’s Andre Russell and Sunil Narine struck crucial blows to turn the game in their favor.

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As the match went down to the wire, RCB found themselves needing 16 runs off the final over. Karn Sharma held his nerves and delivered a sensational over, conceding only 12 runs and securing a thrilling one run victory for KKR.

Key Moments

  • Andre Russell’s three crucial wickets turned the game in KKR’s favor, earning him the Player of the Match award.
  • Shreyas Iyer’s composed half century laid the foundation for KKR’s imposing total.
  • Despite RCB’s valiant efforts, including half centuries from Rajat Patidar and Faf du Plessis, they fell agonizingly short of the target.

RCB skipper Faf du Plessis expressed his disappointment over contentious umpiring decisions but praised his team’s fighting spirit till the very end. On the other hand, KKR’s Andre Russell highlighted the importance of staying calm under pressure and executing plans effectively in crunch situations.

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image 15 345 jpg IPL 2024 KKR vs RCB : KKR Clinches Victory by 1 Run at Eden Gardens

The KKR vs RCB clash was a testament to the exhilarating nature of IPL cricket, showcasing moments of brilliance, drama, and sheer determination. As the tournament progresses, both teams will look to build on this thrilling encounter and continue their quest for playoff qualification, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the next chapter in this captivating saga.

FAQ

  1. Who won the KKR vs RCB match in IPL 2024?

    Kolkata Knight Riders

Read more : IPL 2024 MI vs CSK : CSK Beats MI by 20 Runs despite Rohit Sharma’s century

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