M54 : KKR sweeps Rajasthan, beat Kolkata by 60 runs
In the 54th match of the 13th season of the IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won the best victory in Dubai on Sunday night. He defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 60 runs in the 'Do or Die' match. With this, the Rajasthan team was eliminated from the play-off race. Rajasthan's team was able to score 131/9 runs in 20 overs in front of a big target of 192 runs.
Pat Cummins (4-0-34-4) took 4 wickets in this priceless victory of Kolkata, while captain Eoin Morgan smashed an unbeaten 68 runs (35 balls, 5 fours, 6 sixes) before that.
With this victory, the Kolkata Knight Riders' playoff hopes remain. This was the 8th defeat of Rajasthan Royals. She could only score 12 points after playing the entire 14 matches. He became the third team out of the tournament after Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
This was the 7th win for Kolkata Knight Riders. With 14 points from 14 matches, he is expected to make it to the play-offs. She has now moved from the eighth position to fourth place in the points table.
This is how Rajasthan's wickets fell
The Royals team started off chasing the target and it started badly. Cummins had Robin Uthappa (6) caught by Nagarkoti in the first over, while in his next over, wicket-keeper Dinesh Karthik took a brilliant catch by Ben Stokes (18). In the third over, Cummins bowled the opposing team captain Steve Smith (4) and gave the Royals a third blow.
Mavi made the Royals score 32 for four in the fourth over, by getting Sanju Samson (1) caught by Karthik. Cummins also caught Ryan Parag (0) in his third and fifth over of the innings at the hands of Karthik.
RR: 41 for 5 in the power play
The Royals team could score 41 runs for five wickets in the power play. Jose Butler and Rahul Teotia prevented the fall of wickets after this. Both took the team's score to 74 runs in 5 overs in 10 overs.
Butler, however, caught Cummins in an attempt to play a big shot off the ball of Varun Chakravarthy in the next over. He faced 4 fours and a six while facing 22 balls. Shreyas Gopal brought the score of the 14th over team to 100 runs with two runs on Cummins.
191/7 of Kolkata Knight Riders
Thanks to captain Eoin Morgan's unbeaten half-century, the Kolkata Knight Riders scored 191 for 7 wickets. Morgan scored 68 runs in 35 balls with the help of 6 sixes and 5 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 7 overs. Rahul Tewatia was the most successful bowler for the Royals, taking 3 wickets for 25 runs. Karthik Tyagi took 2 wickets for 36 runs, while Jofra Archer bowled economically and took one wicket for 19 runs.