The Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer, returning to the aspect instead of Shahbaz Ahmed, rattled the Kolkata Knight Riders high order selecting up three wickets in his first three overs. KKR skipper Eoin Morgan opting to bat first on profitable the toss, backfired because the aspect fell like a pack of playing cards to finish up with a paltry 84 for eight of their 20 overs. KKR thus touched a brand new low of placing up the lowest-ever IPL rating by a aspect with out being dismissed.
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RCB, who thrashed KKR by 82 runs of their first assembly final week, humiliated them additional recording a simple eight-wicket win with 39 balls to spare and leapfrogged Mumbai Indians to occupy the second spot on the factors desk with a optimistic web run price.
Though KKR, enjoying with out their key gamers each Sunil Narine and Andre Russell for the primary time since 2012, nonetheless stay within the fray for a playoff berth, however will probably be troublesome for them to recover from this defeat and get the required steam to undergo the remaining ties.
The Hyderabad lad Siraj, recognized primarily for his exploits with the pink ball, displayed he’s no much less with the white ball too bowling on the proper size and attending to swing the ball too.
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Siraj was on a hat-trick in his first over dismissing Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana in consecutive deliveries.
He first had opener Tripathi edging an away-going supply to wicketkeeper AB De Villiers after which bowled Rana with a magnificence that in the reduction of via the left-hander’s bat and pad to dislodge the off stump.
One other candidate prone to make the lower for Oz sequence, Navdeep Saini picked up Subhman Gill within the subsequent over when the opener’s mistimed pull went excessive up for Chris Morris to take a simple catch working from mid-on.
Siraj then had Tom Banton, who changed an out-of-form Russell, edging to De Villiers in his subsequent over.
The RCB bowlers’ domination might be fathomed from the truth that they bowled three maiden overs within the Powerplay (first 6 overs) as KKR received their lowest-ever Powerplay rating within the IPL managing 17 for 4. Siraj additionally turned the primary participant to bowl two maidens in a single IPL sport whereas Morris and Washington Sundar too bowled one maiden every. Siraj completed his 4-over spell with 3 for 8.
KKR’s final hope light when Morgan fell for a combating 34-ball 30, caught at deep mid-wicket boundary by Gurkeerat Singh Mann off Sundar.