Market Report – Indian Premier League – Matchday 7, April 6, 2023

KKR vs RCB IPL 2023

Kolkata scored 204 runs for the loss of 7 wickets against Bangalore in the Eden Gardens. The chase didn’t go well as spinners picked 9 wickets in their 11.4 overs. Bangalore were bowled out for just 123 runs in the 18th over, giving Kolkata a massive 81-run win. Let’s get into this blog to see the match details and Sportiqo’s market variations.


Match 9: Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Royal Challengers Bangalore


Kolkata Knight Riders 204 for 7 (Thakur 68* & 1/15, Gurbaz 57) beat Royal Challengers Bangalore 123 all out (du Plessis 23(4.23%), Willey 2/16) by 81 runs.


Bangalore put Kolkata into batting first, and their bowlers responded well to the decision. In the 4th over, David Willey cleaned up the stumps of Venkatesh Iyer and Mandeep Singh on consecutive deliveries. The powerplay ended at 47 for 2 for the Knight Riders. Michael Bracewell got Nitish Rana(↓12.00%) LBW on the first ball after the powerplay. Rahmanullah Gurbaz kept the innings together with a 44-ball 57. Karn Sharma got him out in the 12th over and then sent back Andre Russell for a golden duck.

Kolkata were in trouble at 89 for 5 when Shardul Thakur walked out to bat. His innings changed the complexion of the game in a matter of minutes. He smoked 68 runs off just 29 balls, along with 9 fours and 3 huge sixes. Rinku Singh also played a valuable knock of 46 runs in 33 balls. The 103-run partnership between them came in only 45 deliveries. David Willey and Karn Sharma grabbed 2 wickets apiece. Bangalore were asked to chase a huge target of 205 runs.

The chase started with a 44-run stand that came in 4.4 overs. Sunil Narine(8.49%) got the first breakthrough by breaching Virat Kohli’s(↓4.86%) defense. Faf du Plessis(4.23%) was bowled by Varun Chakaravarthy(30.20%) in a similar fashion in the next over. RCB were 50 for 2 when the field restrictions were lifted. 2 overs later, Glenn Maxwell(↓9.33%) and Harshal Patel(↓24.32%) got out in the space of 3 balls.

Sunil Narine(8.49%) and Varun Chakravarthy(30.20%) ran through Bangalore’s batting lineup as they lost 5 wickets for just 17 runs. The former picked 2, while the latter got 3 of those 5 wickets, and the combined figures of their first spell read 5 for 22 in 6 overs. RCB kept losing wickets and were eventually bowled out for 123 runs in the 18th over. Varun Chakaravarthy(30.20%) led the bowling chart with 4 wickets, while Suyash Sharma bagged 3 scalps. This win has powered Kolkata to the 3rd position in the points table.


Sportiqo Points Analysis


Varun Chakravarthy’s(30.20%) spell of 4 for 15 earned him 41.65 Sportiqo points, making him Sportiqo’s most valuable player of the match. Sunil Narine(8.49%) knocked off 2 wickets for 16 runs and earned 28.3 points to secure second position on the list. Whereas, Faf du Plessis(4.23%) continued his good form and smashed 2 boundaries and as many maximums. He scored 23 off 12 and earned 21 Sportiqo points. 


Let’s see the performances and Sportiqo points of the most prominent players on day 7:

PlayerPerformanceSportiqo Points
Varun Chakravarthy4/1541.65
Sunil Narine0(1) & 2/1628.3
Faf Du Plessis23(12)21
Virat Kohli21(18)2
Glenn Maxwell5(7)-5
Andre Russell0(1)-6
Nitish Rana1(5)-7
Mohammed Siraj1/44-13
Harshal Patel0(2) & 1/38-20


Market Update


Varun Chakaravarthy’s(30.20%) price shot up by ₹34.24. Sunil Narine(8.49%), followed by Faf du Plessis(4.23%) had their prices increased by ₹15.79 and ₹9.05, respectively. On the other hand, the price of Harshal Patel(↓24.32%) reached dropped down by ₹29.26. The stocks of Mohammad Siraj(↓17.59%) and Nitish Rana(↓12.00%) also went down by ₹21.14 and ₹16.55, respectively, marking their names among the losers. 


Let’s find out in detail how the prices have changed for the top players after the seventh day of the league:

PlayerSportiqo Points06 Apr Price07 Apr Price% ChangeCummulative Points Earned
Varun Chakravarthy41.65113.35147.5930.20%48.85
Sunil Narine28.3186.08201.878.49%34.3
Faf Du Plessis21214223.054.23%71
Virat Kohli2218207.40-4.86%57
Glenn Maxwell-5211.94192.16-9.33%9.5
Andre Russell-6191.89174.61-9.01%16
Nitish Rana-7138.01121.46-12.00%4
Mohammed Siraj-13120.2299.08-17.59%4.55
Harshal Patel-20120.2991.03-24.32%-28


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