KKR beat RR by 7 wickets | Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score 15th T20 Match

Indian Premier League, 2018

Date: Apr 18, 2018 Start Time: 20:00 IST | 14:30 GMT | 20:00 Local
Venue: Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur
RR
160/8 Overs: 20.0
KKR
163/3 Overs: 18.5
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Live Cricket Score - 15th T20 Match - Summary

End of Over : 18.5 KKR: 163/3

Yet another one-sided game in this week. Kolkata scaled down the target without breaking a sweat. Rajasthan just didn't turn up with the ball in this match and as a result, faced a big defeat. Next up, Punjab will be taking on Hyderabad on 19th April at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!

18.5 6

SIX! That's enormous! DK finishes it off in style. Anticipates a slower one again, gets it in his half on a fuller length and he hoists it over long on for a maximum. KOLKATA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

18.4 1

An off pace delivery which is on the shorter side outside off, a mistime shot by Rana as it goes towards backward point off the bottom edge. Another run taken.

18.3 1

Nopes, he drills a full ball down to long on and jogs across to other end.

18.2 1

Full and around off, slower in pace again, it's lofted down to long off for a run. 6 more needed, can DK finish it with one blow?

18.2 1

Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Rana swings and misses.

18.1 2

Fuller in length around off, Rana strokes it to wide long off for a brace. 50-run stand comes up!

End of Over : 18 9 Runs KKR: 151/3
17.6 1

A length ball around off, 144.7 kph, Rana drops it with gentle hands to third man for a single. 10 more needed for a win.

17.5 0

Rana aims big but fails to connect. Stokes from 'round the wicket darts in a short ball, Nitish moves back to slam it over the off side but fails to make any sort of connection.

17.4 1

Slower delivery, on a length around off, Karthik dabs it down on the off side and rotates the strike.

17.3 4

FOUR! Karthik is doing it quickly here. Stokes serves a friendly full toss outside off, DK climbs onto it and smacks it square of the wicket on the off side for a rollicking boundary.

17.2 2

DK is playing the pick up shots quite well. On a shortish length around middle and leg, Karthik drop kicks it over square leg for a couple.

17.1 1

Steams in from around the wicket and bowls a short ball on middle, Rana pulls it in front of square leg for a single.

End of Over : 17 16 Runs KKR: 142/3
16.6 1

Sensible! Just pushed a full ball through cover and will keep strike. 16 off the over, 19 needed off 18.

16.5 6

SIX! Finesse! He has timed it really, really well. Fuller ball, landed outside off, Rana stays deep in the crease and with a straight bat he lofts it cleanly over extra cover to send it over the fence. Holds the pose as well, this could be instagrammed, if he wants. Superb! That should be the game for Kolkata, unless anything silly happens.

Summary

The in-form Rajasthan Royals will be confident of a third consecutive victory when they take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League on Wednesday. Royals have turned it around with back-to-back wins after Sunrisers thrashed them in their opener.

 

They pipped Delhi Daredevils by 19 runs in a rain hit encounter and then travelled away to post a convincing 19-run victory over star-studded Royal Challengers Bangalore. The undisputed star of the game was Sanju Samon who hit a blistering a 45-ball 92 and Royals would expect him to fire again.

 

They were able to iron out few of their flaws. Royals’ batting clicked with Samson leading the charge and skipper Ajinkya Rahane too making a useful contribution. Their bowling too could sustain the pressure of onslaught by big hitters like Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.

 

They are on their home turf where they have seldom lost matches but they would still be wary of KKR who outplayed Delhi Daredevils rather comfortably last night for their second win in four games.

 

With Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine at the top and big hitters like Dinesh Karthik, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana and Andre Russell in the middle, KKR have enough fire power and depth.

 

Their bowling too has the right balance with the deceptive Narine, the current Purple Cap holder in the tournament. Spinners Piyush Chawla and Kuldeep Yadav are capable of weaving a web around any batting side.

 

Pacer Shivam Mavi, who rose to stardom during the recent U-19 World Cup, and Russell provide the medium-pace variety to KKR. However, the tight schedule of the tournament has left KKR so drained that they have preferred to rest today instead of holding a practice session.

 

The pink city, after a two-and-half hour rain interruption in the previous match, is under a dry and hot spell. The wicket here is a sporting one but a little bit of dryness would help the KKR spin department.

 

Teams (From): Rajasthan Royals: Heinrich Klassen, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror.

 

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c and WK), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran.

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