IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders to Clash with Royal Challengers Bangalore Today

Kolkata: Kolkata Knight Riders will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in today’s match of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. The match will start at 7:30 PM.

Earlier, Punjab Kings beat Rajasthan Royals in Match 8 of the TATA IPL 2023 at the Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati to make it two wins in two and jump to second in the table.

Captain Shikhar Dhawan led from the front with a perfectly paced 86* off 56 balls after an explosive start by Prabhsimran Singh (60 off 34) as PBKS posted a competitive 197/4. Nathan Ellis then bowled an incisive spell of 4/30 while Curran held his nerve and defended 16 off the last over to help PBKS win by five runs in a tense finish after Hetmyer (36 off 18) and Dhruv Jurel (32* off 15) had led RR’s fightback.

Chasing 198, R Ashwin walked out to open along with Yashasvi Jaiswal. The latter started off in style as he pulled the first ball of the innings over the deep square leg for a six. He welcomed Arshdeep Singh into the attack with a four. However, the PBKS pacer bounced back to dismiss him in the same over, having him caught at short extra cover. Buttler walked out to bat at No. 3 and was up and running straightaway crunching one through covers for three.

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