Kolkata Knight Riders Pull of a scintillating win in this Eliminator game.

Kolkata Knight Riders Pull of a scintillating win in this Eliminator game.

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

 

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 1st 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 – 15th – 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*)