The match played on Wednesday night in IPL was very interesting. Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) had scored only 128 runs in the first play but Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had to put a lot of emphasis on achieving the small target. KKR were very close to defending this small target but a poor fielding snatched the match from KKR.
Actually, in the last two overs, RCB needed 17 runs to win. Venkatesh Iyer was bowling the 19th over for KKR. One run came off the first ball, but on the second ball, KKR got a golden opportunity to ensure victory. Dinesh Karthik played a shot off Venkatesh’s ball and Harshal Patel ran for a quick run. But Karthik did not move from his place. In such a situation, both the batsmen gathered at the same end. But neither Umesh Yadav was able to hit direct nor could any player reach near the stumps to cover the ball. In such a situation, this run out opportunity was missed in the hands of KR. Had either Karthik or Harshal been run out here, the match might have gone to KR because in this situation, RCB would have scored 16 runs in 10 balls to win and they would have only 2 wickets left.
— Ankit Kunwar (@TheAnkitKunwar) March 30, 2022
KKR won the match in the last over
Electing to bat after losing the toss, the KKR team lost wickets at regular intervals from the beginning of the match. At one point, this team had lost 6 wickets for 67 runs. The lower order batsmen contributed better and took the team to 128 runs. The team was all out on the same score in the 19th over. Chasing the target of 129 runs, RCB also lost three wickets for 17 runs at one time. The middle-order batsmen contributed little by little and brought the team closer to victory. RCB won this match in the last over. RCB needed 7 runs to win in the last over, which Dinesh Karthik completed by hitting two boundaries in two balls. RCB won this match by 3 wickets.