In their last league match in the 13th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by a margin of 60 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders scored 191 runs for 7 wickets in the match. In response, Rajasthan’s team could not stand in front of Pat Cummins’ deadly bowling and could only score 131 runs for 9 wickets. He was overshadowed in the beginning. His top-5 batsmen were dismissed for just 37 runs in a run of fast runs. After that she could not manage. Pat Cummins took 4 wickets for 34 runs, while Shim Mavi and Varun Chakraborty got two wickets each.
Travel to Rajasthan is over, KKR relying on luck
After this defeat, the Rajasthan Royals’ journey has ended with the tournament, while the Kolkata Knight Riders have a playoff hope. She has 14 points and has reached number four in the points table. Despite this victory, she has not been able to reach the playoffs. However, his fate rests on the defeat of Sunrisers Hyderabad. Actually, Sunrisers Hyderabad have 12 points from 13 matches, but their runrate is much better. If he wins, then KKR is sure to go out.
What was seneria after first innings
- The losing team is out of the tournament
- KKR needed a win by 75 runs to beat Delhi in terms of runrate, while Rajasthan won in 14.1
- KKR needed a win by 79 runs to defeat RCB in terms of runrates, while Rajasthan won in 13.4 overs.
Morgan’s captaincy innings, KKR scored 191 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders scored 191 for seven against Rajasthan Royals thanks to an unbeaten half-century by skipper Ian Morgan. Morgan scored 68 off 35 balls with the help of six sixes and five fours. Rahul Tripathi (39) and Shubman Gill (36) also provided a great platform to the team by adding 72 runs for the second wicket after being dealt a blow in the first over. The Knight Riders batsmen batted hard in the end, allowing the team to add 91 runs in the final seven overs. Rahul Teotia was the most successful bowler for the Royals, taking three wickets for 25 runs. Karthik Tyagi took two wickets for 36 runs, while Joffra Archer bowled economically and took one wicket for 19 runs.
Nitish Rana could not open account
After winning the toss, Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith decided to bowl first, after which Archer caught Nitish Rana (00) on the second ball by wicketkeeper Sanju Samson. Rana also took DRS after this but the decision went in the bowler’s favor only. Opener Gill hit Varun Aaron for three fours in the second over while leg-spinner Shreyas Gopal was welcomed with two consecutive fours. Rahul Tripathi also hit two fours in this over of Gopal and then hit the first six of the innings on Ben Stokes.
Gill returns after a good start
Knight Riders scored 55 for one wicket in the Powerplay. Gill and Tripathi also managed easy runs in the middle overs. Tripathi hit Rahul Tewatia for a four and then a six. Gill, however, lost patience and, in an attempt to play a big shot off Tevatia’s ball, gave an easy catch to Jos Buttler on the boundary. He faced six fours in 24 balls. Sunil Naren was also caught by Stokes at Teotia’s ball without opening the account. Smith then handed the ball to Gopal and, not disappointing his captain, Tripathi was caught by Robin Uthappa at long on. He hit four fours and two sixes while facing 34 balls.
Karthik fails, Morgan rains again
Dinesh Karthik also played Tevatia’s ball in Smith’s hands without opening the account. Captain Ian Morgan then took the lead and hit two fours and two sixes off Gopal’s consecutive balls in the 14th over. Andre Russell hit consecutive sixes off Tyagi in the 16th over after four and sixes off Archer’s successive balls, but on the next ball, Deep Extras caught substitute David Miller on the cover. He scored 25 runs in 10 balls. Morgan completed a 30-ball half-century in the 19th over with two consecutive sixes and fours at Stokes. Pat Cummins (15) also hit a six in this over. Tyagi catches Cummins in the final over by wicketkeeper Samson. Morgan hit the final ball for six to take the team’s score to 190.
Pat Cummins hunted Uthappa after Dhansu debut
Rajasthan started off chasing the target, but their opener got out early. Pat Cummins, who came for the first over, was welcomed by Robin Uthappa with a six off the very first ball. After this, Stokes also hit a four and a six, but on the last ball on the go, Cummins gave Uthappa the first blow to Rajasthan, catching Uthappa at the hands of Nagerkoti. However, 19 runs were scored in this over.
Cummins did Stokes and Smith in the same over
Then in the third over, Cummins trapped big fish in the form of Ben Stokes and Steve Smith. He got Stokes caught by Dinesh Karthik on the first ball, then Smith was bowled on the last ball. Stokes scored 18 runs in 11 balls with the help of 2 fours and a six, while Smith scored 4 runs in 4 balls. Sanju Samson (1) was caught by Shivam Mavi at the hands of Karthik and his score was reduced to 32 for 4 wickets.
Cummins out pollen
Cummins took his fourth wicket as Ryan Parag (0) before Rajasthan could recover. This 5th wicket of the team fell to 37 runs. In between the falling wickets on one side, Jos Buttler took the lead and led the innings, but in the 11th over, the charismatic spinner Varun Chakraborty had the ball in his hands, then finished the journey of Butler (35). He hit 4 fours and a six in 22 balls.
Tewatiya could not do amazing
After this, Rahul Tewatia and Shreyas Gopal took the front and completed the team hundred in the 14th over. Rahul Tewatia’s wicket, which was trying to score fast runs, also went to Varun Chakraborty’s account. He gave a big blow to Rajasthan’s hopes by getting Tevatiya caught by Dinesh Karthik behind the wicket with one of his ball. Tewatia scored 31 runs in 27 balls with the help of two fours and a six.
After that Shreyas Gopal played an unbeaten innings of 23 runs in 23 balls, but it was not enough to win. Jofra Archer 6 and Karthik Tyagi 2 runs out.