**Match 58: Kolkata Knight Riders Vs. Rajasthan Royals**

__Match Details | KKR Vs RR__

**Toss:**Rajasthan Royals won the toss, Chose to bowl**Venue:**Eden Gardens, Kolkata**Umpires:**Nitin Menon, Anil Chaudhary, Kumar Dharmasena**Referee:**Javagal Srinath

A no holds barred match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. It is the Eliminator game. Winner of this match will face Sunrisers Hyderabad in Qualifier 2 on Friday. The loser of the match will go home. In their previous two meets, Kolkata Knight Riders prevailed victorious on both the occasions.

__Teams: KKR Vs RR__

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Piyush Chawla, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Yadav

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Rahul Tripathi, Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Heinrich Klaasen(w), Krishnappa Gowtham, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Ish Sodhi, Jaydev Unadkat, Shreyas Gopal, Ben Laughlin

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__1st innings: KKR Vs. RR__

**Powerplay (1-6 overs) – KKR – 46/3**

Over 1 – Krishnappa Gowtham opens bowling for Rajasthan Royals. Gets the wicket of Sunil Narine (4) in second delivery of the over. Extras also come in the over. KKR – 10/1

Over 2 – Another over filled with extras by Jofra Archer. KKR – 17/1

Over 3 – Krishnappa Gowtham gets the breakthrough of Robin Uthappa (3). KKR – 22/2

Over 4 – Jofra Archer dismisses Nitish Rana (3) in the over. Knight Riders on the back foot. KKR – 28/3

Over 5 – A tight over by Krishnappa Gowtham. Only 4 runs from it. KKR – 32/3

Over 6 – Dinesh Karthik loosens himself on Jaidev Unadkat. 14 runs taken from the over. KKR – 46/3

**Overs 7th-10th – KKR – 63/4**

Over 7 – Ish Sodhi comes into the attack and bowls a good over. KKR – 48/3

Over 8 – A brilliant over and also the wicket of dangerous Chris Lynn (18) in the over. 3 runs and a wicket from the over. KKR – 51/4

Over 9 – 5 runs from Ish Sodhi’s over. KKR – 56/4

Over 10 – Tidy over bowled by S Gopal. 7 runs come from it. KKR – 63/4

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**Overs 11th- 15th – KKR – 114/5**

Over 11 – Ben Laughlin comes into the foray and gives away 9 runs from his over. KKR – 72/4

Over 12 – S Gopal bowls a fine over giving 4 runs from it only. KKR – 76/4

Over 13 – A run a ball over from Ish Sodhi. Knight Rider batsmen playing cautiously. KKR – 82/4

Over 14 – S Gill bats well and produces some genuine boundaries from S Gopal’s over. 20 runs from it. KKR – 102/4

Over 15 – Jofra Archer gets the wicket of S Gill (28) after getting hit for a boundary. Andre Russell hits a maximum in the over also. KKR – 114/5

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**Overs 16th – 20th – KKR – 169/7**

Over 16 – A great over by Ish Sodhi giving only 2 runs from it. KKR – 116/5

Over 17 – Some brilliant power hitting in the over. Dinesh Karthik completes his well-played half century. 19 runs from the expensive over from Jaidev Unadkat. KKR – 135/5

Over 18 – Ben Laughlin gets the wicket of Dinesh Karthik (52) and goes 2 huge maximums in the over. KKR – 149/6

Over 19 – A good death over by Jofra Archer. 8 runs from it. KKR – 157/6

Over 20 – Ben Laughlin goes for many extras in the over but gets the wicket of J Searles (2). 12 runs and a wicket from the last over of 1^{st} innings. Kolkata Knight Riders Final Score – 169/7

A brilliant death over batting by Kolkata Knight Riders. Rajasthan bowlers hit the right spots in the beginning.

**2nd Innings: CSK Vs. SRH**

**Power play (1-6 overs): RR – 51/1**

Over 1 – Andre Russell opens bowling for Knight Riders. 9 runs from the frits over which included a massive six. RR – 9/0

Over 2 – A good over from P Krishna, as 6 runs come from it only. RR – 15/0

Over 3 – Piyush Chawla brought into the attack and bowls a genuine over. RR – 21/0

Over 4 – A costly over from P Krishna as Ajinkya Rahane gets 1 runs from it. RR – 32/0

Over 5 – Sunil Narine comes into the attack and is greeted by a couple of huge sixes by Rahul Tripathi. RR – 47/0

Over 6 – Piyush Chawla gets the breakthrough in the form of Rahul Tripathi (20). 4 runs and a wicket from the over. RR – 51/1

**Overs 7th – 10th – RR – 87/1**

Over 7 – 3 runs from Kuldeep Yadav’s first over. RR – 54/1

Over 8 – 10 runs from Sunil Narine’s over. RR – 64/1

Over 9 – Sanju Samson hits some important boundaries in the over. RR – 74/1

Over 10 – J Searles goes for 13 runs. Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson playing with ease. RR – 87/1

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**Overs 11th – 15 ^{th} – RR – 111/2**

Over 11 – A tight over by Kuldeep Yadav as 3 runs from it. RR – 90/1

Over 12 – Kolkata bowling with discipline. 6 runs from this over by Piyush Chawla. RR – 96/1

Over 13 – Andre Russell comes back for another spell. 7 runs from the over. RR – 103/1

Over 14 – Sunil Narine goes for a six in an otherwise good over. Rr – 109/1

Over 15 – A turn around over for Rajasthan Royals as Kuldeep Yadav gets the important scalp of Ajinkya Rahane (46) and only gives 2 runs from the over. RR – 111/2

**Over 16th – 20th – RR – 144/4**

Over 16 – 8 runs from Piyush Chawla’s over. RR – 119/2

Over 17 – A big over needed for Rajasthan Royals. Piyush Chawla dismisses the dangerous Sanju Samson (50) in the over. 8 runs and a wicket from the over. RR – 127/3

Over 18 – P Krishna bowls a brilliant death over. Getting the wicket of Stuart Binny (0) also. RR – 130/4

Over 19 – Andre Russell bowls the perfect penultimate over. Not giving any room to hit. 6 runs from the over. 34 needed from the last over. RR – 136/4

Over 20 – Krishnappa Gowtham gets a consolation four but it’s the Kolkata Knight Riders who pull of this scintillating win. Kolkata Knight Riders won by 25 runs. KKR gets into the Qualifier 2. __Rajasthan Royals Final Score – 144/4__

__PLAYER OF THE MATCH: Andre Russell (49*)__