IPL 8: RR beat KKR by 9 runs

RR ride high on Shane Watson's unbeaten ton and Chris Morris' effort with the ball to beat KKR by nine runs in a virtual quarter-final.

By: Express Web Desk | Updated: May 17, 2015 2:11:14 am

RR ride high on Shane Watson’s unbeaten ton and Chris Morris’ effort with the ball to beat KKR by nine runs in a virtual quarter-final. The win improves RR’s chances for the play-offs and puts defending champs almost out of the race. (FULL REPORT) (Full Coverage| Fixtures|Points Table)

Scorecard: KKR vs RR

KKR innings, as it happened

 

 

IPlaying XI

RR: Ajinkya Rahane, Shane Watson, Steven Smith (C), Karun Nair, Deepak Hooda, Sanju Samson (W), James Faulkner, Stuart Binny, Chris Morris, Dhawal Kulkarni, Brainder Sran

KKR: Robin Uthappa (W), Gautam Gambhir (C), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Azhar Mahmood, Morne Morkel

 

The social buzz of #KKRvsRR

 

IPL Live Score – The build up

‘KKR match effectively a QF’

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Rajasthan Royals head coach Paddy Upton termed their final league encounter of the IPL against Kolkata Knight Riders as a virtual quarter-final” as it would decide on their team’s chances of getting into play-offs.

A must-win duel

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Rajasthan have lost momentum in the second half of the tournament and there is a lack of depth in their bowling which might prove the difference in the end considering Kolkata bat pretty deep.

Gautam Gambhir focussed on must-win clash

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Turning his attention to the ongoing IPL season, Gambhir said he had expected it to be a close race for the play-off because of the quality of all teams.

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