The third match of the IPL 2018's is over and the RCB's fans are celebrating their sides first win in the 11th season. The excitement around the tournament has emerges all-time high. Virat Kohli's army set a target of 177 for its opponent, it is the highest target of the IPL's 11 seasons.
RCB chased 176 runs in 20 overs by losing 7 wickets and set a target of 177 runs in front of its opponent Kolkata Knight Riders. The Shah Rukh Khan-led Franchise smashed Kohli's Challengers target and won their opening match of the 11th season by 4 wickets.
Well, talking about Virat Kohli's Squad, RCB's got a solid start from their opening batsman Brandon McCullum who played a brilliant knock of 43 runs in 27 balls, however, his partner Quinton De Cock had to move to pavilion soon and he only could manage to score 4 runs. Then came to bat team's skipper Virat Kohli, who did an average batting and made 31 runs on 33 balls.
Devilliers came to save the team and played a hard-hitting innings by making 44 runs in just 21 balls, but hitting 5 sixers. On the other hand, young player Mandeep Singh also made 37 runs in 18 balls.
Well, Dinesh Karthik's squad's Sunil Narine gave his wonderful performance by scoring a half-century in just 19 balls, hitting four 4s and 5 sixers. He walks out to pavilion by Bangalore's pace baller Umesh Yadav. Nitish Rana also showed up average performance by chasing 34 out of 25 balls, and skipper Dinesh Karthik managed to score 33 out of 27 balls.
Here's the complete scoreboard of the 3rd match:
KKR Vs RCB:
Royal Challengers Banglore Batting
KolKata Knight Riders Bowling
KolKata Knoght Riders Batting
Royal Challengers Bangalore Bowling
Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Mitchell Johnson, Kuldeep Yadav
Royal Challengers Bangalore (Playing XI): Quinton de Kock(w), Brendon McCullum, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Sarfaraz Khan, Mandeep Singh, Washington Sundar, Chris Woakes, Kulwant Khejroliya, Umesh Yadav, Yuzvendra Chahal