RCB clinch lowing scoring thriller for 1st win of IPL 2022

RCB vs KKR LIVE Score – IPL 2022 LIVE: Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders – Faf du Plessis registered his first win as RCB captain as the Play Bold Army registered a win in a low-scoring thriller against Kolkata Knight Riders on Wednesday. Chasing 129 to win at the DY Patil Sports Academy Stadium, it took some final over heroics from Dinesh Karthik to seal the tie and get RCB their first points of the season. Earlier, Wanindu Hasaranga picked up four wickets to help bowl out last year’s finalists for a paltry 128.  Follow RCB vs KKR LIVE Updates and IPL 2022 LIVE Updates with InsideSport.IN

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RCB captain Faf du Plessis won the toss and put KKR into bat and his bowlers instantly delivered, with Mohammed Siraj and Akash Deep struck thrice in the powerplay. KKR looked to attack from the go and kept losing wickets with Wanindu Hasaranga spinning a web around the KKR middle order.

Hasaranga picked up the wickets of Shreyas Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson and Tim Southee in a fine spell of bowling as KKR struggled to even get to the 100-run mark. Andre Russell slammed some lusty blows in the middle but was outdone by Harshal Patel. KKR were down at 101/9, but Umesh Yadav and Varun Chakravarthy added some vital runs for the last wicket to get KKR to 128.

In response, Umesh Yadav and Tim Southee had RCB reeling at 17/3, with both Test match specialists extracting good seam movement from the track. David Willey and Sherfane Rutherford curbed their attacking instincts and patiently put on a 45-run stand before Sunil Narine struck and sent Willey packing.

RCB surprisingly promoted Shahbaz Ahmed and the moved worked like a charm, with the left-hander scoring a quick-fire 27 to bring Bangalore right back into the contest. However, a late twist saw Shahbaz, Rutherford and Hasaranga all depart in quick succession as KKR tried their best to defend a modest total. However, the experienced Dinesh Karthik and Harshal Patel got RCB over the line for their first win of the season.

RCB innings


18th over: Tim Southee into the attack

  • WICKET! Another one! Hasaranga goes for the slog, miscues it with Andre Rusell taking a good running catch.
  • FOUR! Hasaranga cuts and gets four! Southee goes short and the Sri Lankan punishes the Kiwi pacer handsomely.
  • WICKET! Southee shows his class! Rutherford goes for the slog, catches an inside edge with Sheldon Jackson taking another brilliant catch behind the stumps.

17th over: Narine to finish his spell

  • RCB play out Narine, take just four of his over. RCB need 24 off 18.

16th over: Chakravarthy back into the attack

  • WICKET! Shahbaz Ahmed comes down the track but completely misses the delivery in an easy stumping for Sheldon Jackson.
  • SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed has turned this game on its head! The left-arm pacer bangs a full toss into the stands.

15th over: Tim Southee into the attack

  • Brilliant from Southee, keeps it down to four.  KKR need 36 from the last five.

14th over: Umesh Yadav into the attack

  • Another tight over from Umesh, finishes his spell 2/16 from his four overs.

13th over: Andre Russell into the attack

  • SIX! Another one from Shahbaz! Russell has struggled to find his length and Shahbaz has punished him handsomely.
  • SIX! Shahbaz Ahmed has his revenge, slams Andre Russell into the stands.

12th over: Chakravarthy continues

  • FOUR! Varun continues to leak runs! Rutherford punishes another short and wide delivery to the fence.

11th over: Narine continues

  • WICKET! Narine breaks the stand! Willey chips one straight to Nitish Rana at mid-wicket.

10th over: Varun Chakravarthy continues

  • FOUR! Willey gets another timely boundary as RCB keep chipping away the runs.

9th over: Sunil Narine to continue

  • Another brilliant over from Narine, concedes just a solitary run from it.

8th over: Varun Chakravarthy into the attack

  • SIX! What a shot from Rutherford! Chakravarthy bowled short and Rutherford pounced on it for RCB’s 1st six of the innings
  • FOUR! Willey sits back and plays Varun through extra cover RCB look to get a move on.

7th over: Sunil Narine gets into the attack

  • Narine starts off well, concedes just four of his first over.

6th over: Andre Russell into the attack

  • FOUR! Willey cuts Russell through point, picks up a welcome boundary.

5th over: Umesh to continue

  • Another fine over from Umesh, concedes just 1 in his 3rd.

4th over: David Willey to continue

  • A tight over from Tim Southee, concedes just two in his second.

3rd over: Umesh Yadav to continue

  • WICKET! Umesh Yadav at his best! KKR star gets Kohli to play away from his body and the ex India captain edge to Sheldon Jackson behind the stumps.

2nd over: Tim Southee from the other end

  • WICKET! Brilliant from Southee! The Kiwi pacer foxes Faf with a peach off an outswinger, the RCB captain catches a leading edge straight to Ajinkya Rahane at point.
  • FOUR! Southee goes wide and Du Plessis whacks it to the boundary.

1st over: Umesh Yadav opens the attack

  • FOUR! Glorious! Umesh strays in line and Virat flicks it off his pads to fetch another boundary.
  • FOUR! Trademark Kohli! The ex RCB captain hits it through the covers to get off the mark in style.
  • WICKET! Sensational from Umesh! Some movement and the KKR pacer bowls a peach to get Anuj Rawat out for a duck.

Faf du Plessis and Anuj Rawat walk into bat. Umesh Yadav takes the new ball

KKR scorecard – 129/10


19th over: Akash Deep into the attack


18th over: Harshal Patel to continue

  • FOUR! Another boundary! Misfield from Hasaranga and Chakravarthy fetches some more runs.
  • FOUR! Thick outside edge and Varun adds some valuable runs to KKR’s tally.

17th over: Mohammed Siraj into the attack

  • FOUR! Thick inside edge and Umesh fetches a much-neeeded boundary.

16th over: Harshal Patel to continue

  • Tight over from Harshal, just three off it as Varun, Umesh survive.

15th over: Hasaranga into the attack

  • End of a fine spell from Hasaranga. Finishes with figures of 4/20.
  • WICKET! Tim Southee tries to slog Hasaranga but finds Faf du Plessis in the deep.

14th over: Harshal Patel to continue

  • WICKET! Excellent from Harshal! The RCB sta1r bowls a scrambled seam wide delivery as Rusell catches a thick outside edge. All smiles for Faf du Plessis!

13th over: Shahbaz Ahmed into the attack

  • SIX! Another one from Russell! This time Shahbaz goes wide and the West Indian swings through the line to deposit it over extra over.
  • SIX! Andre Russell slog sweeps Shahbaz over the mid-wicket fence to pick up another six.

12th over: Harshal Patel into the attack

  • WICKET! Billings departs! A short ball and Billings miscues the pull to find Virat Kohli in the deep.

11th over: Hasaranga to continue

  • Another tight over from the Sri Lankan, concedes just seven of his third.
  • SIX! Russell muscles this over deep square leg to pick up his first six of the game.

10th over: Mohammed Siraj back into the attack

  • FOUR! Siraj goes short and Russell just slaps it over extra cover to pick up a boundary.

9th over: Wanindu Hasaranga to continue

  • WICKET! Two in two for Hasaranga! the Sri Lankan cleans up Sheldon Jackson first ball as KKR stumble to 67/6.
  • WICKET! Hasaranga strikes again! Sunil Narine tries to go over the top, leading catch goes straight to Akash Deep.
  • SIX! Full toss from Hasaranga and Sam Billings deposits into the stands comfortably.

8th over: Akash Deep to continue

  • SIX! Narine is swinging at everything! Akash bowls a bumper and Narine top edges it for a maximum.
  • FOUR! Narine frees his arms, hits it through the line to pick up a boundary. 50 up for KKR!

7th over: Wanindu Hasaranga into the attack

  • Excellent over from Wanindu Hasaranga. Just two runs and a wicket.
  • WICKET! KKR continue to crumble, Shreyas Iyer tries to take the attack to Hasaranga, finds the fielder at long on.

End of the powerplay: KKR 44/3

6th over: Akash Deep to continue

  • WICKET! Nitish Rana departs! The KKR star tries to pull a short one but ends up skying it to David Willey who takes a magnificent diving catch.
  • FOUR! Rana uses the free-hit well, guides it past point to pick up another boundary.
  • SIX! Nitish Rana begins his innings in style, swivels a shortish delivery into the stand for the first six of the game.

5th over: Siraj comes back into the attack

  • WICKET! Another one for RCB! Rahane finds Shahbaz Ahmed in the deep as KKR slip further in the powerplay.
  • DROPPED! Iyer backs away and hits it straight at Siraj’s boots, who spills a difficult catch on his follow through.
  • FOUR! Shreyas Iyer is off the blocks! The KKR captain bags his second boundary in three deliveries.

4th over: Akash Deep comes into the attack

  • FOUR! It is Rahane this time! The KKR opener plays a late cut to pick another boundary on the third man fence.
  • FOUR! Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark with a delightful cover drive as Akash errs in length.
  • WICKET! Brilliant from Akash Deep! The right-arm pacer cramps Venkatesh Iyer for room, who just scoops it up in air with the RCB bowler completing a simple caught and bowled.

3rd over: David Willey to continue

  • Rahane, Venkatesh continue to cautiously negate any swing on offer, pick four singles of the over.

2nd over: Mohammed Siraj from the other end

  • Good finish from Siraj, just six runs of his over. KKR 10/0
  • Good comeback from Sira, bowls four straight dots, challenging Venkatesh’s outside edge.
  • FOUR! Venkatesh Iyer welcomes Siraj into the attack with a delightful cover drive as the RCB pacer overpitches his first ball.

1st over: David Willey opens the attack

  • Tidy over from the Englishman, concedes just four
  • Hint of swing with the new ball for Willey, but Rahane, Venkatesh play it out well.

Ajinkya Rahane and Venkatesh Iyer to open for KKR. David Willey to open the bowling for RCB.

At the time of toss, Faf du Plessis said: “We are gonna bowl. The pitch looks similar but it feels a little bit tacky. A lot of positives, the first 3-4 overs were challenging, the way we batted through. From bowling perspective, you are expected not to get everything perfect. Same XI. Nice to start the tournament like that, hopefully I can do that again.”

Kolkata captain Shreyas Iyer said: “I would have loved to bowl as well. Dew plays a massive role. The bowlers did an amazing job, made it easy for the batsmen. Now it’s going to be a test for us to come in and bat and see to it that we get a good total. It’s just a work of execution. Tim Southee is coming in for Shubham Mavi. That’s the only change we are making.”

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana, Shreyas Iyer(c), Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson(w), Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy

Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Faf du Plessis(c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik(w), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj

Pitch report: “The wicket looks a lot drier than the first game, not as much live grass on the surface. I still feel it’s going to be a good wicket. The boundary size isn’t that big, straight is pretty small. If Kolkata can get a good base upfront and Andre Russell can come in, he is definitely going to clear and hit some big sixes here. I’ll definitely bowl first. It does get wet here, quite tricky to control,” reckons Morne Morkel.

While the Shreyas Iyer-led KKR humbled defending champions Chennai Super Kings by six wickets, Royal Challengers Bangalore suffered a five-wicket loss to Punjab Kings, despite posting a 200-plus score.

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Place: Dr DY Patil Sports Academy, Mumbai

Date: March 30

Time: 7:30 PM IST

RCB Team News

RCB vs KKR LIVE Score: For RCB, skipper Faf Du Plessis is in prime form after he made a scintillating 57-ball 88 and would like to continue in the same vein. Opener Anuj Rawat was unable to capitalise on a good start and would be aiming for consistency.

Unburdened by the captaincy pressure, Virat Kohli made a statement and played with more intent against Punjab. He will definitely look to rediscover his glorious touch and continue to torment the opposition bowlers like he did during his prime.

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik also played a significant cameo and his role would be crucial once again, if RCB have to set or chase a big total.

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If these four go all guns blazing, then it would be a daunting task for the varied KKR attack.

While the KKR bowling unit will have to be particularly cautious of the six-hitting prowess of Du Plessis, which was on display on Sunday, RCB bowlers would have to quickly forget the hammering they received at the hands of the Punjab batters.

A profligate Mohammed Siraj, who leaked 59 runs, will have to pull up his socks. Another key bowler is death overs specialist and last edition’s Purple Cap holder Harshal Patel. Even the role of Sri Lankan spinner Wanindu Hasaranga, who is capable of spinning a web around the batters, could decide the fate of the match.

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KKR Team News

RCB vs KKR LIVE Score: For KKR, they ticked all the boxes in their lung-opener against CSK and they would be hoping that they can repeat their performance.

The biggest positive for KKR was Ajinkya Rahane finding his mojo and scoring runs. Although all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer managed only 16 runs in the first game, he is capable of pummelling any attack into submission.

Skipper Shreyas Iyer along with Sam Billings and Sheldon Jackson would need to shoulder responsibility in the middle-order.

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On the bowling front, Umesh Yadav was sensational at the Wankhede. But others including Shivam Mavi, spinners Varun Chakravarthy and Sunil Narine would need to put up an improved show.

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All-rounder Andre Russell’s role with the bat and ball could eventually be the difference between the two sides.

KKR are unlikely to tinker with their winning combination.

Being an evening game, dew would certainly be a factor and one can expect a high-scoring affair.

Full Squads

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Virat Kohli, Glenn Maxwell, Mohammed Siraj, Faf du Plessis (c), Harshal Patel, Wanindu Hasaranga, Dinesh Karthik, Josh Hazlewood, Shahbaz Ahmed, Anuj Rawat, Akash Deep, Mahipal Lomror, Finn Allen, Sherfane Rutherford, Jason Behrendorff, Suyash Prabhudesai, Chama Milind, Aneeshwar Gautam, Karn Sharma, David Willey, Luvnith Sisodia, Siddharth Kaul.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Abhijeet Tomar, Ajinkya Rahane, Baba Indrajith, Nitish Rana, Pratham Singh, Rinku Singh, Shreyas Iyer (c), Ashok Sharma, Pat Cummins, Rasikh Dar, Shivam Mavi, Tim Southee, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakaravarthy, Aman Khan, Andre Russell, Anukul Roy, Chamika Karunaratne, Mohammed Nabi, Ramesh Kumar, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Sam Billings, Sheldon Jackson

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