RR VS KKR Live: In the 18th match of the IPL 2021 season, Rajasthan Royals (RR) defeated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by 6 wickets. Batting first after losing the toss, the Kolkata team scored 133 runs losing 9 wickets in 20 overs. In response, the Rajasthan team won the match by scoring 134 runs for 4 wickets in 18.5 overs. Captain Sanju Samson played the most unbeaten innings of 42 runs for RR.
This is Rajasthan team’s third win over KKR in the last 9 matches. Kolkata had defeated them in the remaining 6 matches. This is RR’s second win in 5 matches this season. At the same time, this is KKR’s fourth consecutive defeat in 5 matches. The team rolled to the bottom of the points table at number 8.
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Rajasthan’s Innings, Samson’s Captaincy Innings
Chasing the target of 134 runs from Kolkata, Rajasthan’s team got its first blow in the third over itself. Opener Jose Butler scored 5 runs and was lbw out to Varun Chakraborty. Batting on 22 runs, Yashasvi Jaiswal was caught by a sub-division Kamlesh Nagerkoti off Shivam Mavi. Shivam Dubey was caught by the famous Krishna at the ball of Varun Chakraborty.
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Rahul Tevatia, caught by the famous Krishna ball, caught Nagerkoti on the boundary in an attempt to make a big shot. Captain Samson, while playing an unbeaten innings of 42 off 41 balls, led the team to victory. David Miller scored 24 runs off 23 balls.
Kolkata’s Innings, Top Order Faltered
After losing the toss, regular pair of Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill came to the ground for Kolkata. The team’s first setback came from a run-out when Shubman returned at 11 for a throw of Jos Buttler. The team had scored 25 runs in the Powerplay. Chetan Sakaria made the second success by getting Nitish Rana caught by Sanju Samson behind the wicket on the score of 22 runs. RR VS KKR Live.
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Sunil Narine was caught by Jaidev Unadkat at the hands of Yashasvi Jaiswal and immediately after that Captain Eoin Morgan returned to run out. After scoring 36 runs, Rahul Tripathi was caught by Mustafizur Rahman off Ryan Parag. Kris Maurice was caught by David Miller at 9 for Andre Russell giving a big blow to Kolkata. Just after that, Dinesh Karthik also lost his wicket.
Rajasthan’s Pace Bowlers Bowled well
Earlier, Rajasthan fast bowlers, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakaria, Jaydev Unadkat and Mustafizur Rahman kept KKR on a low score by bowling tightly. Morris got 4 and the remaining three got 1–1 wickets. Rahul Tripathi scored the highest 36 runs for Kolkata. At the same time, Samson played match-winning innings for RR. Varun Chakraborty took 2 wickets from KKR. Whereas, Shivam Mavi and the famous Krishna took 1–1 wickets.
Morris Took 2–2 Wickets in the 18th and 20th Overs
Morris delivered two setbacks in the 18th over of KKR’s innings. He sent Andre Russell to the pavilion on the fourth ball of the over. After this, Dinesh Karthik was dismissed on the last ball. At the same time, in the 20th over, Morris dismissed Pat Cummins and Shivam Mavi.
Rajasthan Royals Playing XI
Sanju Samson (captain and wicketkeeper), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Joss Butler, Shivam Dubey, David Miller, Ryan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakaria, Jaydev Unadkat, Mustafizur Rahman
Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik, Sunil Narayan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty, Prasidh Krishna