IPL 2018, KKR vs RR: Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals went head to head at Eden Garden, Kolkata. In a match that was no less than a roller coaster, KKR manages to win by 6 wickets and 12 balls remaining.
KKR invited the guest to bat first. Rajasthan started off quite aggressively, even made a record with 10 consecutive boundaries. But they could not hold their wickets. Kuldeep Yadav was a terror for RR today, by taking 4 wickets and giving just 20 runs in 4 overs. KKR managed to flick all 10 wickets of the Royals and restrict them to 142.
Sunil Narine gave Kolkata a rocking start with the most expensive first over – 21 runs (4 boundaries), but he is gone too soon. KKR stumbles until they lose another 3 wickets and Captain Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell come to the crease. The Duo manages to complete the chase in the 18th over itself.
KKR now has 14 points and has secured the third position on the points table. RR, on the other hand, is in a fix to win their next match against RCB.
IPL 2018, KKR vs RR Live Cricket Score
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and opted to field
RR – 142, KKR – 145/4
Over 18: 145/4, Kolkata Knight Riders wins by 6 wickets. Russell manages a boundary and Karthik finishes with a boundary and a six. Jofra Archer serves the over and lets loose 16 runs from the over. Dinesh Karthik 41(31), Andre Russell 11(5)
Over 17: 129/4, Russell starts with a boundary and Karthik follows with one. Kolkata Knight Riders need 14 runs in 18 balls as 10 runs come from the over. Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack. Dinesh Karthik 30(27), Andre Russell 6(3)
Over 16: 119/4, Oh Oh! Lynn is Caught by Anureet Singh as Ben Stokes strikes again. Kolkata Knight Riders need 24 runs in 24 balls. 3 runs from the over. Andre Russell comes to the crease. Dinesh Karthik 25(23), Andre Russell 1(1)
Over 15: 116/3, Kolkata Knight Riders need 27 runs in 30 balls. 7 runs from the over including a boundary by Karthik.Ish Sodhi returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 45(41), Dinesh Karthik 24(19)
Over 14: 109/3, Chris Lynn starts and ends the over with a boundary as Jofra Archer returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 43(38), Dinesh Karthik 19(16)
Over 13: 99/3, Karthik thumps a boundary on the last ball making 10 runs off the over. Anureet Singh comes into the attack. Chris Lynn 34(34), Dinesh Karthik 18(14)
Over 12: 89/3, 6 runs from the over including as Jaydev Unadkat returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 32(32), Dinesh Karthik 10(10)
Over 11: 83/3, Just 3 runs from the over as Ish Sodhi returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 27(27), Dinesh Karthik 9(9)
Over 10: 80/3, Karthik swipes a boundary as 7 runs come from the over. Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. Chris Lynn 25(24), Dinesh Karthik 8(6)
Over 9: 73/3, Oh oh! Rana 21(17) is LBW by Ish Sodhi. 5 runs from the over. Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease. Chris Lynn 23(21), Dinesh Karthik 3(3)
Over 8: 68/2, Rana smacks a six as 11 runs come from the over. Gowtham returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 21(19), Nitish Rana 21(16)
Over 7: 57/2,4 runs from the over including as Ish Sodhi comes into the attack. A boundary comes from Rana’s bat. Chris Lynn 18(16), Nitish Rana 13(13)
Over 6: 51/2, 5 runs from the over including as Ben Stokes returns for another spell. Chris Lynn 17(14), Nitish Rana 8(9)
Over 5: 46/2, 6 runs from the over including a 4 by Rana.Jofra Archer returns to the attack. Chris Lynn 15(11), Nitish Rana 6(6)
Over 4: 40/2, oh-oh! Uthappa is Caught by R Tripathi as Ben Stokes strikes again. 8 runs from the over including a 4 by Lynn. Nitish Rana comes to the crease Chris Lynn 15(11), Nitish Rana 0(0)
Over 3: 32/1,11 runs from the over including a 6 by Lynn. Jofra Archer comes into the attack. Chris Lynn 10(8), Robin Uthappa 1(3)
Over 2: 21/1, Oh no! Narine 21(7) and his aggressive bat are gone, ironically Caught by Gowtham. Ben Stokes comes into the attack and serves a maiden over. Robin Uthappa comes to the crease Chris Lynn 0(5), Robin Uthappa 0(0)
Over 1: 21/0, Narine starts with a bang a 6,4,6,4 – the most expensive first over. Narine and Chris Lynn are at the crease. Gowtham opens the attack. Chris Lynn 0(1), Sunil Narine 21(5)
Over 19: 142 -all out, KKR needs 143 runs to win. Prasidh Krishna serves the over and Unadkat is bowled. 5 runs from the over. Anureet Singh 3(4)
Over 18: 137/9, another one bites the dust as Archer is Caught by Shubman Gill. Andre Russell returns to the attack. Anureet Singh comes to the crease. 3 runs from the over. Jaydev Unadkat 24(15), Anureet Singh 1(1)
Over 17: 134/8, and here goes another wicket as Ish is caught by Karthik. Prasidh Krishna returns to the attack. Jofra Archer comes to the crease and smacks a boundary on the first ball. Jaydev Unadkat 22(12), Jofra Archer 6(3)
Over 16: 128/7, 10 runs from the over as Unadkat smacks two boundaries. Sunil Narine returns to the attack. Ish Sodhi 1(3), Jaydev Unadkat 22(12)
Over 15: 118/7, Unadkat brings in some breathing space for RR with a consecutive boundary and a maximum. 11 runs from the over as Shivam Mavi returns to the attack. Ish Sodhi 0(1), Jaydev Unadkat 13(8)
Over 14: 107/7, Oopsy to the power of infinity as Kuldeep Yadav send Stokes home, Caught & Bowled. Jaydev Unadkat and Ish Sodhi come to the crease. 4 runs from the over. Ish Sodhi 0(1), Jaydev Unadkat 2(2)
Over 13: 103/6, Another wicket is flicked as Gowtham is Caught by Karthik. Just 3 runs from the over Shivam Mavi returns to the attack. Ben Stokes 7(6), Krishnappa Gowtham 2(3)
Over 12: 100/5, RR has nosedived into trouble as Kuldeep Yadav strikes for the third time. Binny is bowled on the first ball of the over. Krishnappa Gowtham comes to the crease. 4 runs from the over. Ben Stokes 7(6), Krishnappa Gowtham 2(3)
Over 11: 96/4, Oh No!! Samson is LBW by Sunil Narine, landing RR in more trouble. 4 runs from the over. Stuart Binny comes to the crease. Ben Stokes 5(4), Stuart Binny 1(3)
Over 10: 92/3, Bad news for RR as Buttler 39(22) is Caught by Searles. Kuldeep Yadav strikes again and this time a big one. 7 runs from the over including a boundary by Samson. Ben Stokes comes to the crease. Sanju Samson 12(9), Ben Stokes 2(2)
Over 9: 85/2, Prasidh Krishna did not allow a carnage this time and gives just 6 runs in the over. Samson minces a boundary. Jos Buttler 39(20), Sanju Samson 7(7)
Over 8: 79/2, Oops! Rahane 11(12) is bowled as Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack. Sanju Samson comes to the crease. Just 5 runs from the over. Jos Buttler 38(18), Sanju Samson 2(3)
Over 7: 74/1, 7 runs from the over as Andre Russell returns to the attack. Jos Buttler 37(17), Ajinkya Rahane 9(10)
Over 6: 68/1, Rahane smacks a boundary on the last ball, spoiling an otherwise fine over by Sunil Narine. 5 runs from the over. Jos Buttler 36(15), Ajinkya Rahane 4(6)
Over 5: 63/1, Oh! Tripathi 27(15) leaves after an amazing start, Caught by Karthik. A very fine over by Andre Russell as he gives just 4 runs. Ajinkya Rahane comes to the crease. Jos Buttler 35(14), Ajinkya Rahane 0(1)
Over 4: 59/0, 50 comes up for RR already. Sunil Narine comes into the attack and lets loose 10 runs. A boundary comes from each Tripathi and Buttler’s bat. R Tripathi 24(11), Jos Buttler 34(13)
Over 3: 49/0, This time Buttler takes Shivam Mavi’ case as he strikes on every ball – 4,6,4,4,6,4 – 28 runs from the over. R Tripathi 19(7), Jos Buttler 30(11)
Over 2: 21/0, Tripathi sweeps a six and three boundaries consecutively grossing 19 runs from the over. Prasidh Krishna comes into the attack. R Tripathi 19(7), Jos Buttler 2(5)
Over 1: 2/0, R Tripathi and Buttler are at the crease. Shivam Mavi opens the attack. R Tripathi 1(3), Jos Buttler 1(3)
The Match will commence at 8:00 PM IST. Star Sports Network the official broadcast partner of the tournament will telecast the match live. You can catch the live action at Hotstar
Brimming with confidence Rajasthan Royals have had three consecutive wins, surging their way to the fourth spot just after KKR. Heavily depending on Jos Buttler and his bat is both the team’s strength and an Achilles heel. God forbid he is knocked out soon by the opposition the whole team nosedives into some serious troubles.
KKR journey has been a roller coaster,333their last win against Indore being the up. With the luxury of slipping up long gone, KKR needs to bring their best to the table.
Whether the host or the guest, one of them will complicate their journey towards the playoffs.
KKR Playing XI
Piyush Chawla has a side-strain and is sitting out, and Shivam Mavi comes in.
RR Playing XI
Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh, and Rahul Tripathi come in.
Jos Buttler(w), Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh