In the 6th match of IPL 2022 at DY Patil Stadium, Mumbai, RCB overcame the death over scare to register their first victory of season over KKR. Dinesh Karthik & Harshal Patel held their nerves while chasing a small target of 129 runs. KKR fought really hard and made it really difficult for RCB to chase the target.
Dinesh Karthik, coming in at no 7, a move from RCB team to handle such pressure situations only, kept his head cool. With 7 runs required from last over, Karthik struck a first ball six followed by a boundary to take RCB over victory line.
At the end of 18th over RCB required 17 runs with just 3 wickets in hand. Harshal Patel, who earlier bowled a superb economic spell of 11/2 with 2 maidens, struck 2 boundaries off Venkatesh Iyer. The 10 run over brought down the target to just 7 runs in final over which Dinesh Karthik can easily handle.
With their first victory, RCB are up and running in IPL 2022 points table.