The knockout performance of KKR has blown away the Royal Challengers Bangalore of Virat Kohli as they took the winning ground on Monday by 4 wickets. Sunil Narine has stolen the show with a magic of 4 for 21. His jaw-dropping three sixes on just one over bowled by Daniel Christian has helped KKR to get on the frontline.
KKR chased RCB down by 138/7 and stole the show by 139/7 to attain the Qualifier 2 position where Delhi capitals were waiting for them to meet and battle in the finals.
Narine has definitely become one of the show breakers where he has been found to single-handedly knock off RCB with his brilliant performance. The spinner from West Indies dismissed KS Bharat, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers, and Glenn Maxwell. This resulted in breaking off the battling ground of RCB.
Besides Narine, another one should also get similar praise – Lockie Ferguson who took two of the major wickets of KKR just after they lost their toss.
The solid start was made by the duo Hubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer who was the openers kick-started the game by giving 41 within the first five overs.
Once again Kohli who was working for the last time as the capture was unable to make a proper decision by choosing to bat. This again gave them a scope to make through to the finals.
This is another time where we could see Kohli’s incapability to attain victory in the pressure matches and the spinner of KKR certainly made the best. They were definitely one of the reasons to hold the batsmen of RCB to its spinning knots.
When the rate was growing up post falling of the wickers, the viral decision of sending Narine before Dinesh Karthik paid a great in return to give the pressure back on the arms of RCB. The three sixes by Narine offered Narine a stronghold to the ground once again.
KKR was finally able to chase the target down with two balls left and became the second Qualifier.
The Qualifier 2 will take place on 13th October at Sharjah cricket ground.