Kolkata Knight Riders traveled to M. Chinnaswamy Stadium for the 36th match, RCB vs KKR. Jason Roy has been brilliant in his 2 matches for KKR this season and he once again proved himself on the big occasion in front of the RCB crowd. Roy & Jagadeesan’s partnership gave the perfect stage to KKR for putting up a big total.
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RCB vs KKR
Jagadeesan hasn’t been consistent for Kolkata but Roy is performing his best. Jason Roy scored 61 runs in just 26 deliveries in the last match against the mighty Chennai Super Kings. He also played a crucial knock of 43 runs against Delhi Capitals on his first appearance this season. On the other side, Jagadeesan was coming into the match after scoring only 7 runs in 3 matches.
Royal Challengers Bangalore won the toss & decided to bowl first. Roy started off brilliantly by hitting boundaries while Jagadeesan kept his calm and relied on singles & doubles. Jason Roy was in red-hot form during the Powerplay overs as he unleashed massive sixes to help KKR finish Powerplay with 66/0. Jagadeesan got dismissed for 27 runs as he failed to boost his inning. Vijay Kumar broke the 83 runs partnership. He also dismissed Roy in the same over. Jason Roy scored 56 runs in just 29 deliveries with 4 fours & 5 sixes.
KKR batsmen went on and put up a total of 200/5 after the end of 20 overs. Skipper Nitish Rana contributed with a quick 48 runs inning while Venky Iyer also added 31 runs to the total. Rinku Singh (18*) & David Wiese (12*) played cameos to help KKR reach that total. Hasaranga was the best among the RCB bowlers as he picked up 2 crucial wickets and only gave away 24 runs after the end of his 4-overs spell.