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KKR vs RCB Live Score, IPL 2023: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 81 runs

By Sportskeeda Desk | Last ModifiedApr 06, 2023 23:35 IST

KKR vs RCB Live Score, IPL 2023, Match 9 Updates: An all-round performance from the batsmen and bowlers have helped KKR register their first win in this year's IPL. The power hitting of Shardul Thakur first did the magic and pulled the hosts out a tricky situation and then the spin trio of Chakaravarthy, Suyash, and Narine ensured that RCB never get ahead in the chase. Follow Sportskeeda for KKR vs RCB Live Score in IPL 2023.

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23:35 (IST)6 APR 2023

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23:34 (IST)6 APR 2023

Player of the Match

Shardul Thakur, Player of the Match: I don't even know where it came from but looking at the scorecard at that time, everyone would have thought we are struggling. We work hard in the nets. But your subconscious mind takes over. You also have to have skills to do that at the higher level, but we also work hard in the nets. There is a period where we can slog it in the nets. Coaching staff do the throwdowns, and give us the option of range-hitting. And you know the pitches - they always suit the batsmen, don't they? Suyash bowled exceptionally well, and we know the quality Sunil and Varun have. They have fun, take wickets. This was a perfect day.

23:32 (IST)6 APR 2023

KKR captain

Nitish Rana, KKR captain: In the previous match, there were a lot of positives. We were seven down but still we fought. Today we showed great fight. Gurbaz played a brilliant knock at the top of the order and Thakur changed the complexion of the game. Credit should also be given to Rinku as he played second fiddle to Thakur and paced his innings well. Umesh and Southee started decently with the ball. Then, our spinners bowled really well. Taking wickets regularly was great for us. Suyash is a confident young man and he has belief in himself. He made his chance count and it was great to see him bowl that way.

23:24 (IST)6 APR 2023

RCB captain

Faf du Plessis, RCB captain: We had set it up nicely with the ball, probably at 100/5 around 13 overs, we kind of gave away 20-25 runs extra on that wicket. Shardul played incredibly well, he took the game away from us and KKR's leg-spinners bowled brilliantly. They got on top of us, with Narine and Chakaravarthy, they put the squeeze on us really well. Because that's the nature of leg spinners or mystery spinners. It was still a good wicket, our batting was very average and even when we lose games like these we need to ensure that we get close to the target, at least around 160 tonight. The game of T20 cricket moves so fast, we will try and learn our lessons, just making sure we tweak things we work on. It's fair to say tonight, it got a little bit away from us, tactically we could have been a little better. Death bowling is never the easiest jobs to do, Siraj and Harshal are quality bowlers at the death and just need to make sure, we work on our plans a little bit.

23:20 (IST)6 APR 2023

A thumping win

First, an amazing turnaround with the bat and then, an excellent display of spin bowling from Narine, Varun and Suyash proved enough for KKR to win their first game in convincing fashion over the RCB!

23:10 (IST)6 APR 2023

Terrific catch

What a catch to win the game! Chakaravarthy gets his fourth wicket to bundle RCB out for just 123. KKR win the game by 81 runs!

23:07 (IST)6 APR 2023

Outstanding figures

Suyash Sharma ends up with figures of 3/30 in 4 overs. RCB is 122/9 after 17 overs.

23:04 (IST)6 APR 2023

Deep goes deep!

Akash Deep has gone down the track and sends the ball deep into the crowd for a sixer!

23:02 (IST)6 APR 2023

16 done

Narine ends his spell with a brilliant 2-16 in 4 overs. RCB is 109-9 after 16 overs. They need 96 runs in 24 balls.

22:58 (IST)6 APR 2023

4 to finish

A big slog from Akash Deep had the KKR fans interested for a catch but the ball beats everyone and goes for four. RCB is 102-9 after 15 overs.

22:56 (IST)6 APR 2023

Suyash bags his 3rd

Its a dream debut for Suyash as he gets his 3rd wicket of the game. A DRS appeal from KKR for a catch has turned in their favor. RCB is 96-9 now as Karn Sharma walks back.

22:51 (IST)6 APR 2023

14 overs bowled

RCB is 95-8 and 6 overs are remaining in the game with another 110 runs to win,

22:50 (IST)6 APR 2023

Classy drive

Willey slams the delivery towards the off side region and earns his first boundary of the evening!

22:43 (IST)6 APR 2023

2 in 1

Suyash Sharma has gotten the price wicket of Dinesh Karthik and its his second wicket in the over as RCB lose their 8th for 86.

22:41 (IST)6 APR 2023

Willey pads up

David Willey has joined Karthik as the no. 9 batsman for RCB.

22:39 (IST)6 APR 2023

7 down

A special moment for Suyash Sharma as he gets his first-ever IPL wicket and its Anuj Rawat who has to go back for 1. RCB is 84-7.

22:36 (IST)6 APR 2023

Impact Player

Anuj Rawat has come in as an Impact Player for RCB, replacing Mohammad Siraj.

22:35 (IST)6 APR 2023

Shardul strikes first up

First with the bat and now with the ball! Shardul has picked up a wicket in his first over as Bracewell walks back after a simple catch from Nitish Rana gets him dismissed. RCB is 83-6.

22:31 (IST)6 APR 2023

Hammered!

A magnificent strike into the stands as Suyash bowls in short and Bracewell capitalizes on it! RCB is 78-5 after 11 overs.

22:29 (IST)6 APR 2023

Suyash in

The debutant and Impact Player Suyash Sharma is in next to bowl.

22:25 (IST)6 APR 2023

Fine shot

Cuts well and well enough for a much needed boundary for the RCB! Bracewell moves on to 11.

22:22 (IST)6 APR 2023

Karthik comes in

Dinesh Karthik is the new batsman on the crease for RCB at no. 7.

22:21 (IST)6 APR 2023

Narine gets his second

The spin duo of Narine and Varun are making it look easy here as the West Indian picks another wicket! Shahbaz Ahmed goes for 1, RCB is 61-5.

22:16 (IST)6 APR 2023

RCB limping

Another one bites the dust as its Harshal Thakur this time and RCB is now 54-4 after 8 overs!

22:11 (IST)6 APR 2023

Chakravarthy on fire!

Maxwell looked to play across the line but Varun gets his off stump! RCB are struggling as they lose their 3rd for 54 runs.

22:09 (IST)6 APR 2023

Tight over

Just 3 came off Sunil Narine's second over, RCB is 53-2 after 7 overs. They need 152 to win in 13 overs.

22:05 (IST)6 APR 2023

Maxwell is off the mark

Driven brilliantly by Maxwell and he gets going in fine fashion with a boundary! RCB is 50-2 after the powerplay.

22:05 (IST)6 APR 2023

Maxwell walks in

Glenn Maxwell is the new man in for RCB to bat at no. 4 and he has a big duty on his shoulders now. 

22:03 (IST)6 APR 2023

Chakravarthy gets Faf

An unlucky dismissal but a bug one as Faf chops the ball back onto his stumps! KKR is ecstatic as RCB is down to 46-2.

22:02 (IST)6 APR 2023

Bracewell in at 3

Michael Bracewell has been sent to bat next in hopes of raising the scoring rate which he is known for. Can he do it for the RCB?

21:58 (IST)6 APR 2023

Narine does the job!

Change in bowling has got the results for KKR as Narine castles Kohli's stumps once again! RCB is 44-1, Kohli walks back for 21.

21:55 (IST)6 APR 2023

Ain't stopping!

This was one big over for RCB as they added 23 runs in the Southee over, courtesy of Faf's flourish of 4s and 6s! Its 42-0 after 4 overs.

21:54 (IST)6 APR 2023

Expensive start

4,3,6: This has been the first three balls from Southee as both Virat and Faf look to go after him and up their run-rate!

21:50 (IST)6 APR 2023

Faf lofts one

A little overpitched from Umesh and Faf greets it in style with a boundary! RCB is 19-0 after 3 overs.

21:47 (IST)6 APR 2023

Tight start

Southee bowls an economical one for KKR as he gives away just the 2 runs to end the over. RCB is 12-0 after 2 overs.

21:44 (IST)6 APR 2023

Southee in next

Tim Southee has been brought in to bowl the 2nd over. Can he give KKR an early breakthrough?

21:43 (IST)6 APR 2023

four to end

Guides fine and well enough to pierce the field for the second boundary of the over. RCB is 10-0 after the first.

21:41 (IST)6 APR 2023

Here we go!

Umesh Yadav will begin the bowling for KKR and he has Virat Kohli up against him. He starts down the legs and Kohli picks it well to get a boundary on the first ball!

21:40 (IST)6 APR 2023

Impact Player

Suyash Sharma has walked in as the Impact Player for KKR and Venkatesh Iyer walks out.

21:34 (IST)6 APR 2023

In for the chase

Virat Kohli and Faf Du Plessis are out to chase 205 runs! Can they do this in front of a jam-packed KKR crowd? 

21:30 (IST)6 APR 2023

RCB's horror continues

Just like the last game, the opposition was able to capitalize and post a big score after being down and out. RCB were in a commanding position but then they gave away 115 runs in the next 8.3 overs!

21:28 (IST)6 APR 2023

Shardul the LORD!

Shardul Thakur has turned the game on its head as he took KKR from 89-5 in 11.3 overs to 204-7 in 20 overs. A magnificent partnership of 103(47) with Rinku Singh has KKR in the driving seat.

21:21 (IST)6 APR 2023

205 to win!

A couple to end the innings and KKR end up on 204-7 from a position where they were 89-5! This was truly a sensational effort from the KKR batters.

21:20 (IST)6 APR 2023

200 up!

Umesh Yadav has come and hit the ball over the fielder's head for a boundary and they surpass the 200-run mark!

21:18 (IST)6 APR 2023

Shardul departs

A stunning innings from Shardul Thakur comes to an end as Glenn Maxwell completes the catch. He walks back for 68 off 29, KKR is 198-7 with two balls to go.

21:15 (IST)6 APR 2023

Shardul ain't stopping

Full-toss from Siraj and Shardul pounces on it to get another boundary.

21:14 (IST)6 APR 2023

Rinku goes back

Looking to go for another big shot, Rinku manages to only get a feather off his bat this time and Karthik does an easy job with the gloves. He goes back after a brilliant 46, KKR is 192-6.

21:13 (IST)6 APR 2023

Down town!

A colossal strike from Rinku Singh gets KKR past 190 and the 100-run partnership between him and Shardul is up!

21:11 (IST)6 APR 2023

10 in 2

Rinku Singh has finally found his touch as he is using it to up the anti for KKR! First a four and then a six, Harshal is now in pressure!

21:08 (IST)6 APR 2023

Two remaining.

KKR is 175-5 after 18 overs. 
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