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IPL 2024 Match 36: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 1 run in thriller

Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell celebrates with captain Shreyas Iyer
Kolkata Knight Riders' Andre Russell celebrates with captain Shreyas Iyer

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bengaluru by 1 run in a thrilling encounter at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, today in Match 36 IPL 2024.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bengaluru, Match 36

Kolkata Knight Riders 222/6 (20 ov)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru 221/10 (20 ov)

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 1 runs.


Match Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) in the 36th game of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 by just one run at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Sunday. Asked to bat, Kolkata posted a total of 222 for six, in response, Bengaluru tried their best and fell short by just one run. 

Kolkata were off to a brutal start with the bat, thanks to Phil Salt (48:14b, 7x4, 3x6). But after his carnage, the hosts lost early wickets and were under pressure. Skipper Shreyas Iyer (50:36b, 7x4, 1x6) held the fort and hit his first half-century of the season. Rinku Singh (24:16b, 2x4, 1x6) supported him well. Ramandeep Singh (24 not out:9b, 2x4, 2x6) and Andre Russell (27 not out:20b, 4x4) finished the innings on a high. Kolkata posted a gigantic total of 222 for six. For Bengaluru, Cameron Green was the pick of the bowlers with his figures of two for 35.

In the chase, Bengaluru had a shaky start as Virat Kohli (18:7b, 1x4, 2x6) fell to a controversial dismissal and skipper Faf du Plessis managed just seven. However, after that Will Jacks (55:32b, 4x4, 5x6) and Rajat Patidar (52:23b, 3x4, 5x6) brought their team back into the game with their brutal half-centuries. The duo added 102 runs for the third wicket and kept their team in the hunt. Bengaluru came under more pressure as they lost four quick wickets after that. Suyash Prabhudessai (24:18b, 3x4) and Dinesh Karthik (25:18b,3x4, 1x6) in the end tried their best but couldn’t take their team home. Karn Sharma hit some big blows in the end and took his team close but Bengaluru fell short of just one run. 


Match Stats

Kolkata Knight Riders Fall of wickets: 1-56 (Philip Salt - 4.2 ov), 2-66 (Sunil Narine - 5.2 ov), 3-75 (Angkrish Raghuvanshi - 5.6 ov), 4-97 (Venkatesh Iyer - 8.2 ov), 5-137 (Rinku Singh - 13.1 ov), 6-179 (Shreyas Iyer - 17.2 ov)

Royal Challengers Bengaluru Fall of wickets: 1-27 (Virat Kohli - 2.1 ov), 2-35 (Faf du Plessis - 3.1 ov), 3-137 (Will Jacks - 11.1 ov), 4-138 (Rajat Patidar - 11.4 ov), 5-151 (Cameron Green - 12.3 ov), 6-155 (Mahipal Lomror - 12.6 ov), 7-187 (Suyash Prabhudessai - 17.2 ov), 8-202 (Dinesh Karthik - 18.6 ov), 9-220 (Karn Sharma - 19.5 ov)


Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bengaluru

Match Details

Date - 2024-04-21 10:00:00

Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Toss - Royal Challengers Bengaluru elected to bowl

Umpires - Akshay Totre (India), Vinod Seshan(India), Michael Gough(England TV)

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