IPL 2021: Andre Russell, Varun Chakravarthy, Venkatesh Iyer shine in KKR's romp over RCB
Kolkata Knight Riders began their second part of IPL 2021 season with a convincing 9-wicket win over Royal Challengers Bangalore in Abu Dhabi. The win propels KKR to fifth place, RCB remain third in the standings. Image: Sportzpics
Playing his 200th IPL match, Virat Kohli bagged an early boundary to show intent. But on the very next delivery he was beaten for pace by Prasidh Krishna to be caught leg before. The RCB captain opted to review but all three lights showed red on HawkEye with no inside edge to save him. Image: Sportzpics
Varun Chakaravarthy finished with three wickets from his quota of four overs. He conceded 13 runs while accounting for the dismissals of Glenn Maxwell, Sachin Baby and RCB's debutant Wanindu Hasaranga. Image: Sportzpics
Another pick of the bowlers from the KKR camp was Andre Russell. He, too, picked three wickets from three overs while going for nine runs. His showing with the ball resulted in wickets of Srikar Bharat, AB de Villiers and Mohammed Siraj. Image: Sportzpics
Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill made light of the paltry 93 run target. They stitched a strong 82 run stand while offering little hope to the RCB bowlers. Image: Sportzpics
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