RCB vs KKR, Eliminator-Man of the Match award winner
Do or Die match!! The eliminator match of IPL 2021, scheduled at Sharjah Cricket Stadium was between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. This eliminator match will decide who will play the next and who will return home. So let’s have a glimpse of the match. Although RCB started with an attacking approach, KKR bowlers restricted the team to just 138 runs. Terrific bowling by KKR bowlers to refrain RCB from putting up a big total. RCB vs KKR Man of the Match award: The all rounder showcased his skills and won MOM award.
To begin with the match, RCB won the toss and chose to bat first. Although Virat Kohli and Devdutt Padikkal started by smashing biggies, they lost the balance afterwards. After the top order dismissal, the middle order tumbled. Players like Maxwell and AB De Villiers failed to create an impact. KKR bowlers dominated and played brilliantly. Magnificent bowling spells from Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson and Varun Chakravarthy. Great efforts by bowlers helped KKR to restrict RCB to just 138 runs.
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In the second innings, KKR also started quite decently. However KKR also lost two wickets in the powerplay making a slight pressure on the team. Thereafter Nitish Rana and Sunil Narine released some pressure. Sunil Narine knocked 26 runs in 15 balls to ease the chase. Although Harshal Patel, Mohd Siraj and Yuzvendra Chahal clinched big wickets, they failed to seal victory. On the other hand, Dan Christian went quite expensive and conceded 29 runs in 1.4 overs. As a result KKR won the match by 4 wickets and two balls left.
Man of the match in RCB vs KKR match
The West Indies ace all rounder Sunil Narine played magnificently and won the Man of the Match award. He was so good with both the bat and the ball. Conceding just 21 runs, he clinched 4 major wickets and dominated the batters. Furthermore he played elegantly with the bat and smashed 26 off 15 balls. His efforts helped KKR to win the eliminator match and move on to the qualifier 2.
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