Unlucky Kohli once again losses the match in the final stages of IPL. This was a one-sided game IPL 2021 KKR vs RCB. KKR showed their match experience and proved why they had won the IPL title in the past.
RCB Batting first scored 138runs:
Bad Batting, No effort to score runs quickly vs spinners hurt RCB. Virat Kohli scored 39runs. No other batters registering any attempt to score quick. Poor performance was not expected from RCB. This is a team that played so well in the whole tournament. Maxwell, De Villiers and Padikkal all remained as a name when the team RCB needed the most all fail to score run in Qualifier. IPL 2021 KKR vs RCB.
Poor RCB always tumbles in the final stages. This is not the first time RCB always underperform compared to capacity in IPL final stages. Feels bad for a hero batsman like Kohli, who came so close numerous times but never won an IPL title. Now, as per sources, Virat is not going to be captain of RCB. He is going to be a part of RCB but not as captain. He will play only as a batsman for RCB.
Excellent bowling from KKR. Spinners Narine, Chakravarthy, Shakib and Ferguson were exceptional. They didn’t allow RCB players to free their arms. Narine took 4wickets and broke the spine of RCB. He becomes the man of the match. Narine also scored quick runs, which helped KKR win this match.
KKR Chased down 138runs with ease:
Harshal Patel and Chahal bowled fine but were not satisfying enough to hold KKR win the match. Gill, Iyer and Rana scored the 20s. Narine scored a quickfire 26runs of 15balls. He turn the match towards KKR with his bowling and batting. Narine was the star of the match. Match went down to the wire due to Siraj over. But Shakib and Morgan were good enough to take KKR to Qualifier 2.