That's it! Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by three wickets. Jofra Archer finishes it in style. RR needed nine off the last over and Archer smashed Prasidh Krishna for a four and a six. With this win, RR move to seventh place on the IPL 2019 points table. Full Scorecard
OUT! What a sad end to a fine knock. Riyan Parag is hit-wicket. His bat hits the wicket and that brings end to his innings. Nonetheless, he has played his part. Riyan Parag hit wkt b A Russell 47(31)
Excellent batting this by Riyan Parag. He is batting on 40 off 28 balls and has kept Royals in the hunt. Meanwhile, RR now needs 18 more runs to win from two overs. Parag and Jofra Archer have added 35 off just 16 balls thus far.
OUT! KKR continue to chip away with wickets. Prasidh Krishna removes Shreyas Gopal, he is caught near long-off. RR dented further. S Gopal c Shubman Gill b Prasidh 18(9)
Dinesh Karthik hands the ball to Nitish Rana and he ends up conceding 13 runs from this over. Royals now need 54 more runs to win from five overs. The asking rate is worth 10.80.
OUT! Piyush Chawal strikes again. Stuart Binny was looking to continue his counter-attack and perishes in the process. He is caught near the boundary. Binny c Rinku Singh b Chawla 11(11)
OUT! Andre Russell with a superb catch. That's end of Ben Stokes in IPL 2019 (will be flying back to home). He is caught at long-on and Piyush Chawla gets the prized scalp. B Stokes c A Russell b Chawla 11(10)
Rajasthan Royals now need 109 runs off 66 balls. The asking rate is now worth 9.91 runs per over. Riyan Parag and Ben Stokes are in the middle and have a huge task in hand.
OUT! Sunil Narine strikes again. He gets rid of Royals captain Steve Smith. The right-hander fails to read the line and is beaten. The ball goes ahead to crash onto the stumps. S Smith b Narine 2(6)
OUT! Now Piyush Chawla strikes. He has cleaned up Sanju Samson with a superb delivery. Samson was caught in two minds there. Wanted to sweep, but then aborted the shot and went for a forward defence, which never came off. He missed the line and all ends up. S Samson b Chawla 22(15)
The race to playoffs is heating up and as of now only defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) have qualified for the next round. Other seven teams are in contention for three spots left. Tonight at the Eden Gardens, sixth and eighth placed teams- Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Rajasthan Royals (RR) go head to head. Stay tuned for KKR vs RR live score updates. KKR vs RR, IPL 2019 Live Cricket Streaming: Watch Free Telecast of Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals on Star Sports and Hotstar Online.
Knight Riders are on sixth spot with four wins from ten matches while Royals have managed to win just three matches for ten games. Royal Challengers Bangalore’s (RCB) sudden growth has put both KKR and RR pressure. Meanwhile, Royals will have no chance left to qualify for the next round if they lose to KKR tonight.
This will be the 20th encounter between these two teams. KKR have previously won ten while RR have won nine. At Eden Gardens, out of seven matches, only once Royals have emerged victorious. And to out RR fans under further pressure, the Jaipur based franchise has not defeated KKR in four matches since 2018. Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Live Cricket Score 43th T20 Match.
Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Yarra Prithviraj, KC Cariappa, Harry Gurney, Robin Uthappa, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Carlos Brathwaite, Kuldeep Yadav, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Matthew Kelly. KKR vs RR, IPL 2019, Kolkata Weather & Pitch Report: Here's How the Weather Will Behave for Indian Premier League 12's Match Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals.
Rajasthan Royals Squad: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Ashton Turner, Stuart Binny, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Prashant Chopra, Manan Vohra, Aryaman Birla, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shashank Singh, Liam Livingstone, Shubham Ranjane, Mahipal Lomror, Ish Sodhi, Varun Aaron, Oshane Thomas, Sudhesan Midhun.