- Rajasthan Royals defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets
- KKR batting first scored 133 runs for nine wickets
- Rajasthan achieved the target by losing four wickets in 18.5 overs.
- Captain Sanju Samson contributed the most unbeaten 42 runs for Rajasthan.
The Rajasthan Royals defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets in the 18th match of the 14th season of the Indian Premier League. This is Rajasthan’s second win in 5 matches in the tournament, while Kolkata’s fourth defeat. Kolkata scored 133 for 9 wickets in the match. His batsman Chris looked
The thrill of Rajasthan’s innings
Yashaswi Jaiswal and Jose Butler gave Rajasthan a good start as they chased down easy target at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. However, Butler was lbw to Varun Chakraborty for 5 runs off 7 balls. On the other hand Yashasvi continued batting without pressure at one end and scored 22 runs in 17 balls with the help of 5 fours.
Wickets fell after a good start
Before Jaiswal’s innings was big, Shivam Mavi got him caught by Kamlesh Nagerkoti. After this, the pair of Shivam Dubey and Sanju Samson took the team beyond 80 runs. The team seemed to get an easy win when Rajasthan were reduced to 100 for 4, with Shivam (22) walking Varun Chakraborty and Rahul Tewatiya (5) by the famous Krishna.
Samson and Miller won
From here, David Miller was supported by captain Sanju Samson. Together, the two did not let the team take any blow and gave the team victory in 18.5 overs. Captain Sanju Samson remained unbeaten on 42 runs with the help of 2 fours and a six in 41 balls, while Mir played an unbeaten innings of 24 runs with the help of 3 fours in 23 balls. Varun Chakraborty took two wickets for Kolkata, while one wicket went to Shivam Mavi.
Maurice’s Dhatak Boling, KKR 133/9
Led by star all-rounder Chris Maurice (24-4), the Rajasthan Royals team restricted the Kolkata Knight Riders to 133 runs thanks to their bowling performance. Batting after losing the toss, Kolkata’s team were able to score 133 runs for 9 wickets in the scheduled 20 overs. For Kolkata, Rahul Tripathi scored the highest 34 runs, while Dinesh Karthik got 25 runs off the bat. Apart from this, Nitish Rana scored 22 runs.
This was a bad start
Apart from Maurice for Rajasthan, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakaria and Mustafizur Rahman had one success each. Kolkata did not have a good start. He lost the wicket of his opener Shubman Gill (11) on a total of 24 runs. Gill was run out by Jos Buttler. Nitish Rana (22) was playing well but with a total of 45, Chetan Sakaria made his team’s second success by getting caught by captain Sanju Samson. Rana hit a four and a six off 25 balls.
Falling wickets again
Sunil Naren (6) came up for batting after getting promoted but he could not do anything special and on the total of 54, Jaydev was dismissed by Unadkat’s ball. On the total of 61, Chris Maurice gave the fourth blow to Kolkata by running out captain Eoin Morgan (0). Kolkata lost the next five wickets for just 40 runs.
Rahul Tripathi and Karthik returned after freezing
It also includes wickets of Rahul Tripathi and Dinesh Karthik. Rahul faced 26 balls with one four and two sixes. Former captain Karthik faced 24 balls and hit four fours. Pat Cummins also got 10 runs off the bat. This is the fifth match between the two teams. Both have won one match while losing three each. Both have two digits on their account. Kolkata is ranked seventh in the eight teams table due to better net run rate while Rajasthan is at the bottom.