Twitter world upset with RCB’s defeat against KKR at home

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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), riding on opener Chris Lynn’s 62 and Robin Uthappa’s 36, with 5 balls to spare, at the M.Chinnaswamy stadium on Sunday.

The win, which came after two straight losses, took KKR to the fourth spot with eight points while RCB is at seventh spot with four points.

Chasing 176, the visitors got off to a perfect start as Lynn and Sunil Narine (27) forged 59-run partnership in 7.1 overs before the West Indian departed by Murugan Ashwin.

New batsman Uthappa and Lynn then played sensibly and punished the bad balls. The duo managed to take Kolkata past 100-run mark. But just when things seemed good in the middle, Uthappa was dismissed by Ashwin in the 13th over.

New batsman Nitish Rana (15), who was looking good at the crease, got retired hurt.

All-rounder Andre Russel (0) and Dinesh Karthik (23) were also sent packing soon but at that time Lynn has already put his team on the front foot and then went on to complete the proceeding in the last over with Shubman Gill (5 not out).

For RCB, Ashwin and Mohammed Siraj took two wickets each.

Earlier, put into bat, Bangalore started on a cautious note as openers Quinton de Kock (29 off 27) and Brendon McCullum (38 off 28) shared a 67-run partnership for the first wicket.

Later, skipper Virat Kohli’s unbeaten 68-run knock off 44 balls helped the home side to post a respectable total of 175/4.

For Kolkata, Russel was the pick of the bowlers with figures of 3/31 while Kuldeep scalped a wicket for 20 runs.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to the RCB’s loss against KKR:

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