IPL 2021, KKR vs RR Highlights: Clinical Kolkata Knight Riders Thrash Rajasthan Royals By 86 Runs


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

  • 23:00 (IST)

    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

  • 22:55 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Chetan Sakariya gets a good throw in from Shakib as he departs for a single run

    RR are nine down now

  • 22:45 (IST)

    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

  • 22:28 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 22:18 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 22:13 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Mavi takes his 3rd wicket of the match, castles Dube for 18 runs in 20 balls

    RR 34/6 after 8 overs

  • 22:08 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Mavi castles Glenn Phillips as RR seem to have completely surrendered now

    RR 33/5 after 7.3 overs

  • 22:04 (IST)

    Six !

    Phillips takes on Narine now for a fabulous six straight down the ground

    RR 30/4 after 7 overs

  • 22:02 (IST)

    Six !

    Shivam Dube counter-attacks Sunil Narine with a huge six

    RR 23/4 after 6.1 overs

  • 22:00 (IST)

    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

  • 21:53 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 21:52 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 21:45 (IST)

    RR Struggling, KKR On Top !

    RR are clearly struggling here as runs are hard to come by

    RR 12/2 after 3 overs

  • 21:39 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 21:34 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Shakib gets Yashasvi for a duck, great start for KKR

    RR 0/1 after 0.3 overs

  • 21:32 (IST)

    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

  • 21:23 (IST)

    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

  • 21:10 (IST)

    Four !

    Morgan hits a boundary off Mustafizur and will need a couple of more to build some confidence 

    KKR 154/4 after 18.5 overs

  • 21:01 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 20:52 (IST)

    Wicket !

    Morris gets the important wicket of Gill for 56 runs off 44 deliveries

    KKR 133/3 after 15.4 overs

  • 20:48 (IST)

    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

  • 20:43 (IST)

    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

  • 20:37 (IST)

    Tripathi Dropped !

    Tripathi gets dropped by Samson off Mustafizur’s bowling

    RR can’t afford such misses

    KKR 106/2 after 13 overs

  • 20:30 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 20:29 (IST)

    Six !

    Rana gets into the act straight away, hits Phillips for a huge six straight down the ground

    KKR 92/1 after 11.4 overs

  • 20:24 (IST)

    Wicket !

    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

  • 20:22 (IST)

    Six !

    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

  • 20:16 (IST)

    Six !

    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

  • 20:14 (IST)

    Six !

    Iyer welcomes Unadkat with a huge six over the mid-wicket fence

    KKR batters are marching on

    KKR 61/0 after 9.1 overs

  • 20:09 (IST)

    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

  • 20:02 (IST)

    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

  • 19:56 (IST)

    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 

  • 19:49 (IST)

    Six !

    Sakariya gets hit for a huge 6 off the first ball of the fifth over by Gill

    KKR 26/0 after 4.1 overs

  • 19:48 (IST)

    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

  • 19:39 (IST)

    Four !

    Morris starts brilliantly but gives away a boundary on the last ball of his first over

    KKR 15/0 after 2 overs

  • 19:33 (IST)

    Four !

    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

  • 19:31 (IST)

    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

  • 19:16 (IST)

    Changes In Teams From Last Game !

    Team Changes

    RR

    IN: Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris and Anuj Rawat

    OUT: Even Lewis, David Miller, Kuldip Yadav and Shreyas Gopal

    KKR

    IN: Lockie Ferguson 

    OUT: Tim Southee

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