Match no.6 IPL 2022 RCB vs KKR DY Patil stadium, Mumbai, This was the second match for both teams this season. Before this match, KKR has won its first match against CSK whereas RCB has lost its first match against Punjab Kings. Despite that Royal Challengers Banglore has defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets and consider their first win this 2022 IPL season.
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This is one of the bowler’s dominant matches where RCB and KKR have to work hard to score runs, the match was intense and RCB won the match in the last over. Here are the 5 reasons behind the victory of RCB.
IPL 2022: 5 reasons behind the victory of RCB against KKR
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1. Read the pitch conditions at the right time
The DY Patil Stadium is one of the grounds which has a bowler’s friendly pitch and RCB has done the right thing by reading the pitch conditions at the very start of the match. RCB captain Faf Du Plesis done the right bowling changes at the right time which surely help the RCB bowlers to restrict KKR to a low score of 128.
2. RCB bowlers back in form
As RCB lose the previous match even after scoring 200 plus, the bowler’s morale had been down. Despite that, Banglore bowlers showcase their best as Hasarnga, Harshal Patel and Akashdeep das backed up and made it difficult for KKR to score a big total. This was Hasarang’s second match in IPL and as a showcase of his talent he picked up four main wickets of RCB whereas Harshal Patel and Md Siraj’s performances also claimed that RCB bowling is back in form.
WHAT A MATCH !
A win for RCB on low scoring thriller against KKR
Rutherford, david are the saviours and harshal is the star
Dinesh Kartik The Finisher ❤
Highly impressed by Iyer's captaincy. No body in the young lot can read the game as well as him. #RCBvsKKR pic.twitter.com/NgvDy4POuM
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3. Strong middle order
In the previous season, RCB’s batting lineup was mostly dependent on the top order but the scenario was changed in this 2022 IPL season where top orders like Faf and Kohli failed to score runs but Sherfane Rutherford, Shabaz Ahmed, and Dinesh Kartik saves the day for RCB. This middle-order seems to be more stable and it will be interesting to see this middle order at work at further matches.
4. A perfect team combination
RCB is always known for its bad team management and doubtful combination but this match will provide them a good knowledge that this playing XI will be a good combination for them in this 2022 season. This paying XI has the perfect of young and experienced players which surely helps the Banglore franchise to fight in this long race.
Playing XI of RCB in this match against KKR: Faf du Plessis (c), Anuj Rawat, Virat Kohli, Dinesh Karthik (wk), Sherfane Rutherford, Shahbaz Ahmed, Wanindu Hasaranga, David Willey, Harshal Patel, Akash Deep, Mohammed Siraj.
5. Stick with the plan
RCB management has made the right plans and the team also stick with the plan which made the RCB stand on the winning side. The perfect execution of the plain against the players of RCB made the winning more easier and comfortable.
Despite the match, the fans are hoping to win the title at least this season and it will be interesting to see the journey of RCB this season.
“Next time when we come, we need to rectify the errors and see to it that we get the momentum as early as possible,” says KKR captain Shreyas Iyer.
“Two-three days ago, it was 200 and today it was 130. We would like to be more convincing” says RCB captain Faf du Plessis.
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