Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a phenomenal display of bowling to hand them their fifth defeat of the season, in Abu Dhabi on Wednesday.
With the 8-wicket win, Virat’s RCB have surged ahead in the points table and are now placed second. They are tied with top placed Delhi Capitals on points, but fall behind them due to net run rate.
On Wednesday night, RCB were made to bowl first by Eoin Morgan and restricted KKR to a mere 84/8 in 20 overs, which is also the lowest total in this season of the IPL.
Pacer Mohammed Siraj cruised through the KKR top order, bowling two maiden overs and becoming the first bowler to accomplish the feat. He finished with figures of 3/8 that included the wickets of Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana and Tom Banton.
RCB then chased down Kolkata's target with 6.3 overs to spare, to mark their seventh win of the season.
Fans enjoyed their stellar performance with both bat and ball and heaped praises on Virat’s RCB who have put together some solid results this season.
— Anonymous (@hyyanonymous) October 21, 2020
Lowest Team Runs after Playing Full 20 Overs in First Innings :
KKR - 85/8 vs RCB
What a Performance By RCB
Great Bowling, Great Captaincy pic.twitter.com/PrSihucJ7D
— Pranjal (@Pranjal_one8) October 21, 2020
— K A U S H I K (@the_memer_kid_) October 21, 2020
They also showered huge praises on young pacer Mohammed Siraj who at times have proven expensive with his performances for RCB.
— CricketMAN2 (@man4_cricket) October 21, 2020
Finishing on the wrong end of the result however wasn't all that didn't go Brendon McCullum’s way with twitter users singling out his notes, to express their frustration.
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