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)
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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.
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.
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.