Kolkata Knight Riders enjoyed an outstanding start in their ongoing clash against the Royal Challengers Bangalore in Chennai. Having lost the toss, Kolkata Knight Riders’ spinner Varun Chakravarthy struck twice in his second over. After dismissing captain Virat Kohli, Varun Chakravarthy removed Rajat Patidar by disturbing his stumps for his second wicket.
Rajat Patidar, who replaced Shahbaz Ahmed at number three, departed for two balls without troubling the scores by much. Patidar’s feet were stuck on the crease as the ball kissed the pad before hitting the top of off. All Patidar could manage was a single as Royal Challengers Bangalore came under further pressure after losing Kohli. It also proved that the captain’s move of drafting Patidar did not pay the required dividends.
Royal Challengers Bangalore opted for only three overseas players in Glenn Maxwell, Kyle Jamieson, and AB de Villiers, leaving out Daniel Christian for Rajat Patidar. On the other hand, Kolkata Knight Riders remained unchanged and would look to bounce back from their heartbreaking loss suffered to Mumbai Indians. As for Bangalore, they would want to maintain the momentum of their two-match streak.