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Down the Memory Lane: RCB vs KKR Best Matches


RCB vs KKR has been one of the most anticipated rivalries ever since the Indian Premier League commenced its first match in 2008. Both the teams, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders have performed consistently in these past 14 seasons and strive to perform better even in this newly commenced 15th edition of the IPL. Here is an overview of the most thrilling matches between the two competitors.

RCB’s highest score against KKR

Virat Kohli's 5th century for RCB
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This stunner match came on the grounds of Eden Gardens in 2019. KKR invited the guests to bat first, and RCB put up 213 runs on the board. Virat Kohli brought his 5th century in the IPL and scored 100 not out as he opened the innings. The Knight Riders could not chase the target and fell short of 10 runs. RCB won the valuable two points and made their highest score against KKR.

KKR’s highest score against RCB

Brendon McCullum 158 not out against RCB
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Kolkata Knight Riders’ highest score came against The Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first-ever match of the Indian Premier League in 2008. Rahul Dravid, then captain of RCB invited KKR to bat first. Brendon McCullum walked the crease and scored 158 not out while smashing ten fours and 13 sixes. RCB failed to chase the target of 223 runs and lost all their wickets in 15.1 overs and could only score 82 runs.

RCB’s lowest score ever against KKR

RCB vs KKR 2017
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Royal Challengers Bangalore played their most embarrassing match in 2017 against the Knight Riders. They invited KKR to bat first on their home ground, Eden Gardens and restricted them to just 131 runs. The small hill felt mammoth when the team lost all its wickets for just 49 runs in 9.4 overs of the match. No batsmen could score in double digits, and Kedar Jadhav scored the highest number of 9 runs. This score still stands as the lowest score by any team in the history of IPL.

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KKR’s lowest score against RCB

RCB celebrating wickets against KKR
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KKR faced their equally embarrassing knockout against RCB in Abu Dhabi in 2020. KKR dug their own grave as they chose to bat first. RCB’s lethal bowling attack dismissed the Kolkata batting order for just 84 runs, as Mohd. Siraj picked up three quick wickets in the power play. The Royals successfully chased the target in just 13.4 overs.

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