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Cricket Highlights, 18 Apr: IPL 2021 (Match 10 & Match 11)

In IPL 2021, the first double-header of the season between Royal Challenger Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders & Delhi Capitals and Punjab Kings rolled on the field yesterday. Let’s have a glimpse over the article to know about the exciting moments of the matches.

IPL 2021 Match 10 (Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders)

Kolkata Knight Riders have lost in two consecutive matches of IPL 2021. They lost by 38 runs to Royal Challengers Bangalore in a high-scoring game at the MA Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai yesterday in the 10th match of the IPL 2021.

Winning the toss, RCB captain Kohli decided to bat first. Varun Chakraborty sent off captain Virat Kohli (5) and Rajat Patidar (1) to the dressing room in the second over of the innings. Then Glenn Maxwell came on the wicket. AB de Villiers became Maxwell’s partner when Devdutt Padikkal (25) was dismissed for 95 runs. Both of them started to take on KKR’s bowling attack then. Maxwell returned to the pavilion scoring 78 runs from 49 balls, hitting 9 fours and 3 sixes. But AB was more destructive. RCB got a massive total of 204 runs losing 4 wickets courtesy of his unbeaten 76 run-innings in 9 fours and 3 sixes, playing just 34 balls.

To chase a massive target of 205 runs, KKR lost the first wicket when their score was 23 runs. Nitish Rana (18), Shubman Gill (21), Rahul Tripathi (25) could not make their innings big. Then Captain Morgan and Shakib’s partnership of 40 runs from 31 balls gave some hope of victory. Later, when Morgan returned to the dressing room scoring 29 runs off 23 balls, KKR started to drop out of the match. Former captain Dinesh Karthik returned for only 2 runs. Before being bowled by Jamison, Shakib’s score was 26 off 25 balls in 1 four and 1 six. Andre Russell scored 31 runs off 20 balls. In the end, KKR lost 8 wickets in 20 overs and stopped at 166 runs.

Royal Challengers Bangalore tops the points table with their third win in a row, and after losing, Kolkata Knight Riders are in the sixth position in the points table.

Scoreboard

Royal Challengers Bangalore – 204/4 (20.0)

Kolkata Knight Riders – 166/8 (20.0)

Result – Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 38 runs

Player of the Match – AB de Villiers


IPL 2021 Match 11 (Delhi Capitals vs Punjab Kings)

In the 11th match of IPL 2021, Delhi Capitals defeated Punjab Kings by 6 wickets in Mumbai. After losing the toss, Punjab got off to a great start while batting first. KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal scored 59 runs being into the wicket in the power play. In the end, 122 runs came from this opening pair. That is why the team got the base of a big score. Punjab threw a challenging target of 196 runs with the help of some short innings of the rest of the batsmen. Agarwal played the best innings of 69 runs for the team.

Delhi got off to a great start coming down to chase down this huge target. Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan scored 59 runs in the opening pair. After that Prithvi got out, but Dhawan continued to lead the team from one end. Dhawan made a 48-run stand with Steven Smith for the second-wicket. After Smith’s (9) dismissal, Dhawan made a 45-run stand with Rishabh Pant for the third-wicket. But Dhawan had to leave the field with some grief. Playing an innings of 92 off 49 balls, hitting 13 fours and 2 sixes, he returned to the pavilion being bowled by Aussie pacer Jhye Richardson. He was just 8 runs away from his century at the time of his dismissal. Facing only 13 balls and playing devastating innings of 27 runs, the Australian star batsman Marcus Stoinis took his team Delhi to the desired target and left the field.

After winning the match, Delhi Capitals moves up to second place in the points table, and Punjab Kings lost and takes the seventh spot in the points table.

Scoreboard

Punjab Kings – 195/4 (20.0)

Delhi Capitals – 198/4 (18.2)

Result – Delhi Capitals won by 6 wickets

Player of the Match – Shikhar Dhawan

 

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