RCB vs KKR: Jason Roy has scored his second consecutive half-century for Kolkata Knight Riders this season. Earlier, he had scored Fifty in just 19 balls against Chennai Super Kings.
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Bengaluru: Kolkata Knight Riders could not get the expected success in the first part of IPL 2023. The team faced defeat in 5 out of the first 7 matches. The main reason for this failure of the team was the loss of wickets in the powerplay and not being able to score fast runs. In the match against Royal Challengers Bangalore, the team did not make this mistake and the reason for this was explosive opener Jason Roy, who hit 4 sixes in a single over and scored a quick half-century.
Jason Roy stormed the Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru on the evening of Wednesday 26th April. The England batsman showed his destructive style and thrashed the Bangalore bowlers badly in the powerplay. He was dropped from the T20 World Cup squad by England after struggling with his form consistency in the last few months. Even he was not bought in the IPL auction.
4 sixes in one over, stormy fifty
Now as soon as he got a chance in IPL, Roy started showing his fierce form. After thrashing Chennai Super Kings in the last match, Roy targeted Bangalore. While opening, Roy hit two fours in the first over itself and after that kept on batting fast. In the sixth over, Roy hit Shahbaz Ahmed for 4 sixes, out of which 3 were on consecutive balls.
Oh boy, this Roy can bat!,
— JioCinema (@JioCinema)
Roy completed his half-century soon after this. The English star completed this fifty in just 22 balls with 5 sixes and 4 fours. This is Roy’s second half-century in three matches this season. In the last match itself, Roy had scored a half-century in just 19 balls against Chennai Super Kings.
Cleaned up 🔥🎯
A leg-stump yorker by Vijaykumar Vyshak to put an end to Jason Roy’s innings 👌🏻👌🏻,
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL)
KKR got a strong start
On the basis of this innings, Roy had taken Kolkata to 66 runs in the powerplay itself and Kolkata had not lost any wicket. Roy made a tremendous partnership of 81 runs in 9.2 overs for the first wicket with Narayan Jagadishan. However, Jagdishan’s contribution in this was only 27 runs in 29 balls. Jagdishan and Roy (56 runs, 29 balls) fell victim to Vijaykumar Vaishak in the 10th over.