Twitter reactions: Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a last-over thriller at IPL 2022

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  • Royal Challengers Bangalore beat Kolkata Knight Riders in a nail-biting thriller on Wednesday.

  • Wanindu Hassarnga returned with impressive figures of 4-0-20-4.

Twitter reactions: Royal Challengers Bangalore pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a last-over thriller at IPL 2022
RCB beat KKR in a thriller (Image Source: Twitter)

In the sixth match of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a thrilling contest at Dr DY Patil Sports Academy in Mumbai on Wednesday.

Chasing the paltry target of 129, the Challengers had the worst start, losing their top three batters – Anuj Rawat (0), Faf du Plessis (5) and Virat Kohli (12) – when the scoreboard read 17 runs only in 2.1 overs.

Before KKR could capitalise further, David Willey (18) and Sherfane Rutherford tried to calm things down for KKR. The pair formed a crucial stand of 45 runs for the fourth wicket before Sunil Narine dismissed Willey.

Rutherford then stitched another crucial partnership of 39 runs for the fifth wicket with Shahbaz Ahmed, who smashed three humungous sixes in his 20-ball 27 run knock before becoming a victim of Varun Chakravarthy.

Soon, Tim Southee bagged a couple of scalps in the 18th over to bring back KKR in the game. Southee removed Rutherford (28), and Wanindu Hasaranga (4) as the contest turned out to be a thriller. However, Dinesh Karthik (14 not out) held his nerves and took RCB over the finish line by hitting a six, followed by a four in the final over.

Earlier, RCB bowlers completely dominated the proceedings and bundled out the Knight Riders for a mere 128. Hasaranga lived up to his million-dollar price tag as he returned with a four-wicket haul while conceding only 20 runs in his quota of 4 overs.

Hasaranga was well supported by the pace trio of Akash Deep, Harshal Patel and Mohammad Siraj. Akash picked up three wickets for 45 in 3.5 overs, while Harshal bagged a couple for just 11 runs in his quota of 4 overs. Similarly, Siraj took one wicket while giving away 25 runs in 4 overs. Andre Russell, with 25 off 18 balls, was the highest run-scorer for the Knight Riders.

Here is how Twitter reacted:

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