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Kolkata Knight Riders' seven-wicket triumph over Royal Challengers Bengaluru

In a recent IPL encounter, Kolkata Knight Riders secured a commanding seven-wicket victory over Royal Challengers Bengaluru, largely fueled by Venkatesh Iyer's relentless half-century. Iyer's brisk 50 off 30 deliveries, punctuated by 3 fours and 4 sixes, set the tone for KKR's chase. Openers Sunil Narine and Phil Salt also contributed explosively, with Narine smashing 47 off 22 balls, including 2 fours and 5 sixes, and Salt adding 30 off 20 balls with 2 fours and 2 sixes. 

The KKR batsmen maintained an aggressive approach, refusing to be deterred by the pitch or RCB's bowling attack, ultimately reaching the 183-run target in just 16.5 overs. Venkatesh's partnership of 75 runs with skipper Shreyas Iyer (39 not out) epitomized KKR's determined performance. Venkatesh, in particular, showcased his aggressive intent from the outset, making the most of pacer Alzarri Joseph's bowling. This performance underscores Venkatesh's efforts to regain prominence in white-ball formats.

 

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