IPL 2021- Royal Challengers thump Knight Riders to extend their unbeaten streak

Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) on Sunday continued their unbeaten run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as the Virat Kohli-led outfit defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 38 runs at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. RCB have now won three matches on the trot in IPL 2021 while KKR have lost two and won one.

Maxwell and ABD star!

AB de Villiers and Glenn Maxwell were the stars of the day for RCB as the duo smashed half-centuries to help the team post a mammoth total of 204/4 in 20 overs.

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Glenn Maxwell (Royal Challengers Bangalore)

Maxwell has been in some form lately. After a disappointing 2020 season, the Aussie went under the hammer for a hefty price. He proved his worth by playing some vital knocks to keep his team unbeaten.  
 

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Tough day for KKR bowlers

It was a tough outing for the KKR bowlers after Varun Chakaravarthy’s splendid start with the ball after he picked up two wickets in his very first over.

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RCB bowlers successfully defend target

KKR enjoyed a brisk start, chasing 205. However, they lost opener Shubman Gill for 18 before Rahul Tripathi joined him after a 20-ball 25. Nitish Rana followed the duo soon after scoring 25.

Former KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik also failed to get it going and was sent packing for a five-ball two. While Shakib al Hasan and Eoin Morgan stitched a steady partnership, it failed to accelerate the run rate.

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Russ show but bit too late

Big-hitting all-rounder Andre Russell smoked a couple of sixes but it was too little too late for KKR as they fall short by 38 runs to succumb to their second defeat in IPL 2021.

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