KKR Vs RR- DK finishes off in style & Beat RR By 6 Wickets! RR Fought Hard but Alas Could’ve Done Better!
In the 49th match of the VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. They also strengthened their position at number three in the VIVO IPL points table. Chris Lynn played a crucial knock for Kolkata and Dinesh Karthik took the inning to a favorable conclusion. Kuldeep Yadav clinched four wickets for KKR, including Jos Buttler and Ajinkya Rahane, he was instrumental in derailing Rajasthan’s innings after they started well with the bat. The match was important considering a loss here meant a slip in the table and dim chances for the playoffs.
KKR won the toss and opted to field. Rajasthan openers Rahul Tripathi and Jos Buttler had blown the bugle and Kolkata looked helpless. It was raining runs, Kolkata was desperate for a breakthrough. To Kolkata’s rejoice, the moment finally came as Tripathi was back into the pavilion. Just as Kolkata found an inroad into the game, they removed captain Ajinkya Rahane, Jos Buttler, and Sanju Samson. From 63/1 in the fifth over to 96/5 in the 12th over, Rajasthan committed a debacle with the batting. Kolkata spinners inflicted major harm on Rajasthan, especially Kuldeep Yadav who wreaked havoc with the ball, clinching 4 wickets in his spell.
To chase a target of 143 runs, KKR batsman showed off their power and finally sealed their victory at their home country. KKR chased down the modest target with two overs to spare with Chris Lynn top-scoring with a 42-ball 45 while skipper Dinesh Karthik remaining not out on 41 off 31 deliveries. Finally, KKR lay the foundation of the successful run chase.
Have you missed the KKR chase? Well, watch the highlights of KKR Vs RR here- https://www.iplt20.com/video/138351/m49-kkr-vs-rr-match-highlights?tagNames=indian-premier-league,highlights,indian-premier-league,highlights
Courtesy : IPLT20, Espncricinfo & BCCI.