KKR vs RR IPL Score: KKR dominated play and won by 86 runs.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs in Sharjah in match 54 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Thursday. KKR set a target of 172 runs for RR to chase. Batting first, openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer got off to a steady start against RR bowlers as they put on a good opening partnership, adding 44 runs in seven overs. Gill scored a brilliant fifty in only 42 balls to set up a solid platform for KKR. Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik and Eoin Morgan made sure they took KKR past the 170-run mark to set up an exciting RR run-chase. In reply, RR lost four early wickets for just 13 runs on the board inside four overs. Pacer Shivam Mavi rattled the batters with intense pace as RR found themselves seven down for only 35 runs in 9 overs. RR lost eight wickets inside 12 overs for 62 runs as pacer Lockie Ferguson also claimed three wickets with 10 balls yet to be bowled in his quota of four overs. Mavi soon ended with a four-wicket haul as RR eventually folded for 85 runs. Earlier, RR made four changes for this match, bringing in Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris and Anuj Rawat in place of Even Lewis, David Miller, Kuldip Yadav, Shreyas Gopal. For KKR, Lockie Ferguson replaced Tim Southee. (SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Highlights Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, straight from Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
KKR Win By 86 Runs !
KKR defend 171 on the board in style, restrict RR to 85 runs only
KKR started brilliantly while defending 171 runs on the board as RR lost four early wickets for just 13 runs on the board inside four overs
Pacer Shivam Mavi rattled the batters with intense pace as RR found themselves seven down for only 35 runs in 9 overs
RR lost eight wickets inside 12 overs for 62 runs as pacer Lockie Ferguson also claimed three wickets with 10 balls yet to be bowled in his quota of four overs
Mavi soon ended with a four-wicket haul as RR eventually folded for 85 runs
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Chetan Sakariya gets a good throw in from Shakib as he departs for a single run
RR are nine down now
RR Need 89 More Runs In 30 balls To Win !
KKR have almost sealed a win here with RR struggling to find rhythm
RR 83/8 after 15 overs – Need 89 more runs in 30 balls to win
Ferguson comes back nicely after getting hit for a boundary to remove Unadkat for six runs and claim his third wicket
RR 62/8 after 11.2 overs
It seems like a procession here as RR batters are taking crease and departing in no time
Varun Chakaravarthy dismisses Chris Morris for a duck
KKR on course for a win
RR 35/7 after 9 overs
Mavi takes his 3rd wicket of the match, castles Dube for 18 runs in 20 balls
RR 34/6 after 8 overs
Mavi castles Glenn Phillips as RR seem to have completely surrendered now
RR 33/5 after 7.3 overs
Phillips takes on Narine now for a fabulous six straight down the ground
RR 30/4 after 7 overs
Shivam Dube counter-attacks Sunil Narine with a huge six
RR 23/4 after 6.1 overs
Powerplay Ends !
RR batters have totally disappointed in the run-chase with KKR dominating play with four quick wickets
RR 17/4 after 6 overs
Ferguson gets another in the same over, this time youngster Anuj Rawat departs
KKR want to finish early here
RR 13/4 after 3.4 overs
Lockie Ferguson gets Livingstone for six runs as RR have their backs against their wall in the run-chase
RR 12/3 after 3.2 overs
RR Struggling, KKR On Top !
RR are clearly struggling here as runs are hard to come by
RR 12/2 after 3 overs
Pacer Shivam Mavi gets Samson for just one run as RR get off to a jittery start in chase of 172 runs
RR 1/2 after 1.1 overs
Shakib gets Yashasvi for a duck, great start for KKR
RR 0/1 after 0.3 overs
RR Run-Chase Begins !
RR openers Liam Livingstone and Yashasvi Jaiswal are in the middle
Shakib al-hasan starts proceedings for KKR
RR 0/0 after 0.1 over
KKR Post 171/4 In 20 Overs !
KKR set a target of 172 runs for RR
Kolkata Knight Riders were put in to bat by Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson after winning the toss in Sharjah
Openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer got off to a steady start against RR bowlers as they put on a good opening partnership, adding 44 runs in seven overs
Gill scored a brilliant fifty in only 42 balls to set up a solid platform for KKR
Tripathi, Karthik and Morgan made sure they took KKR past the 170-run mark to set up an exciting RR run-chase
KKR end with 171/4 in their 20 overs.
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Morgan hits a boundary off Mustafizur and will need a couple of more to build some confidence
KKR 154/4 after 18.5 overs
Sakariya gets the wicket of Tripathi for 21 runs off 14 balls as ball keeps a bit low
KKR 145/4 after 17.1 overs
Morris gets the important wicket of Gill for 56 runs off 44 deliveries
KKR 133/3 after 15.4 overs
Gill Reaches 50 !
Gill hits yet another fifty, this time in only 40 deliveries
KKR will like him to take a few more risks and up the scoring rate now
KKR 127/2 after 14.5 overs
Twin Fours !
Tripathi looks in fine touch today as he hits Shivam Dube for two magnificent back-to-back boundaries
KKR 117/2 after 13.5 overs
Tripathi Dropped !
Tripathi gets dropped by Samson off Mustafizur’s bowling
RR can’t afford such misses
KKR 106/2 after 13 overs
Rana departs while trying to hit the ball out of the park yet again in the Phillips over
RR strike back with two quick wickets
KKR 92/2 after 11.5 overs
Rana gets into the act straight away, hits Phillips for a huge six straight down the ground
KKR 92/1 after 11.4 overs
Tewatia gets Iyer’s wicket, castles the batter with a brilliant delivery to get RR a much-needed breakthrough
KKR 79/1 after 10.5 overs
KKR batters have increased the run-rate in the past 10 balls
Gill hits Tewatia for a huge six with a single hand
KKR 75/0 after 10.1 overs
Iyer takes on Unadkat again in the same over, this time over the bowler’s head for another six
KKR 69/0 after 9.4 overs
Iyer welcomes Unadkat with a huge six over the mid-wicket fence
KKR batters are marching on
KKR 61/0 after 9.1 overs
50 Runs Added For Wicket 1 !
Both Iyer and Gill have added 50 runs for the 1st wicket in 8 overs
KKR need to utilise this start with some power hitting in the following overs
Iyer And Gill Rolling !
Iyer and Gill need to keep the momentum going in the middle overs and up the run-rate
Good start this by KKR
KKR 44/0 after 7 overs
Powerplay Ends !
KKR openers have maintained a decent run-rate with minimum risks in the first six overs as they have provided a good platform to build upon
RR bowlers will be looking to find a breakthrough as soon as possible and break this partnership
KKR 34/0 after 6 overs
Sakariya gets hit for a huge 6 off the first ball of the fifth over by Gill
KKR 26/0 after 4.1 overs
Steady Start By KKR !
Excellent start from KKR openers
Both Gill and Iyer have shown positive intent and are looking quite dangerous
KKR 20/0 after 4 overs
Morris starts brilliantly but gives away a boundary on the last ball of his first over
KKR 15/0 after 2 overs
Gill dances to Unadkat and shows his positive intent with a classy straight boundary in the first over
KKR 6/0 after 0.3 overs
KKR Innings Begins !
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer are in the middle
Jaydev Unadkat starts proceedings for RR
KKR 0/0 after 0.1 over
Changes In Teams From Last Game !
IN: Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris and Anuj Rawat
OUT: Even Lewis, David Miller, Kuldip Yadav and Shreyas Gopal
IN: Lockie Ferguson
OUT: Tim Southee
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