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IPL 2019, KKR vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan win by 3 wickets

IPL 2019, KKR vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals beat  Kolkata Knight Riders Eden Gardens on Thursday.

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IPL 2019, KKR vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals beat  Kolkata Knight Riders Eden Gardens on Thursday. (File)

IPL 2019, KKR vs RR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals made a sensational turnaround to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by three wickets on Thursday. Led by 17-year-old Riyan Parag and Jofra Archer, RR cantered to victory with four balls to spare.

At one stage, RR was in a bit of trouble with the loss of wickets but the rate was never out of control. Parag, playing just his fourth IPL game, batted with aplomb and with the help of Archer took Rajasthan to a fine win in the end. For Kolkata, it was a day to forget as they succumbed to a bitter defeat at the end.

Indian Premier League, 2019Eden Gardens, Kolkata 20 September 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders 175/6 (20.0)

vs

Rajasthan Royals 177/7 (19.2)

Match Ended ( Day - Match 43 ) Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets

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IPL 2019, KKR vs RR: Highlights

RR win by 3 wickets

ALL OVER! | Done and dusted in two balls! With 9 needed of 1 over, Jofra Archer hit a four and then finishes it off with a six! RR win by 3 wickets. That was a special finish. The inexperience of Prasidh Krishna shows again,

HIT WICKET

OUT! Riyan Parag is gone hit-wicket! Can you believe it! RR- 167/7, needed 9 runs in 1 overs

Expensive Over

An expensive over from Narine! 30 runs to defend from 18 balls! 15 came off it. Kolkata Knight Riders are getting a bit edgy. Archer and Parag in control. RR- 145/6, 17 ovs

OUCH!

A vicious bouncer by Russell strikes Parag on the side of the helmet. But it is nothing serious. 10 runs off the over. RR- 109/5, 14 ovs. Rajasthan need 67 runs in 36 balls

WHAT A SHOT!

FOUR! Riyan Parag steps out of the stumps and then flicks it towards deep backward square for a boundary. Perfect shot.

GONE!

WICKET! Stuart Binny has hit it hard but he is only able to find Rinku Singh at deep midwicket. The attempt to accelerate is causing RR to lose wickets at regular wickets. RR 98/5

BOUNDARY!

FOUR!! A short one from Brathwaite and Riyan Parag has pulled it hard for a boundary over backward leg square. This has been slammed hard. 

GONE!

WICKET! Ben Stokes' miserable run continues as he skies a slow one from Piyush Chawla to Andre Russell anear long-on boundary. RR 78/4

10 overs gone

Rajasthan Royals' run rate has slowed down since the top order has been demolished. After 10 overs, RR reach 78/3. Still need 98 to win in the final 10 overs.

DROPPED

Naraine has put down Parag's catch. It was coming straight at him and Narine got to it, but it just popped out. This could hurt KKR. 

BOWLED! Again


GONE! Steve Smith is gone for 2. Narine with a beauty RR-63/3

BOWLED!

BOWLED! Chawla gets rid of Samson RR- 63/2

LBW! Narine strikes in the last over of Powerplay! Rahane is gone after a brisk 34. breaks through for KKR. RR- 55/1.  Powerplay also comes to an end./

FIFTY UP

Prithvi Raj Yarra begins his spell with a fiery ball reachin. Slapped for six! Rahane makes room and hits it over cover for a MAXIMUM! then Rahane stands still and pulls it for a four! No mercy is shown here by Rahane! He picks the gap behind point! Fifty up for RR in the fifth over with Ajinkya Rahane in full flow. RR- 53/0

FOUR, SIX

Comes from the bat of Ajinkya Rahane. Rahane goes for a wild swing and the ball crosses mid-off for a four. But he is not done yet. Smashes a straight six off the next ball. RR- 17/0, 2 ovs

RR rseume

Rahane and Samson are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Brathwaite will open the attack

KKR- 175/6

  32 runs of the last 2 ovs and KKR end at 175/6 Skipper Dinesh Karthik leading from the front with an unbeaten 97 off 50 balls 

STAT ATTACK

KKR have struggled against pace bowlers in the powerplay this season. They average 24.4 scoring at 7.0 runs per over. Only CSK have a poorer record against the seamers in the first 6 overs in IPL2019. RR doing well to attack KKR with pace.

DROPPED AND FOUR!

Another lucky escape tonight! DK gets a fortunate boundary! But what an effort by Rahane! Almost took an even better catch at the boundary. KKR- 141/6, 18 ovs

WICKETS

Andre Russell and Brathwaite depart in successive overs! Andre Russell falls and finally, finally, his catch has been taken. Oshane Thomas picks up the wicket. Carlos Brathwaite(5) is also caught as he tries to clear the fence in the next over! KKR- 131/6

FIFTY!

For Dinesh Karthik. More runs in this innings than in the last 5 combined. But he needs to continue KKR- 117/4. Meanwhile, Shreyas Gopal has dropped Andre Russell in the next ball. How costly will that be

SIXX

First Russell smacks one over deep mid-wicket. The next is one is deposited on the third-man boundary by Karthik who flicks it off his pads. KKR- 113/4, 15.4 ovs

Time out!

KKR are slowly fighting their way back into the game via Karthik. This pair holds the key for them and RR will know that. If they can breakthrough and get either of these two, they would be slightly ahead going into the death overs. This is the battle everyone is waiting for - Archer v Russell.

Run out

Narine run-out! Went for a misjudged second and Rahane is there to pick up the throw and knock the stumps! An important breakthrough, that! KKR: 81/4, 11.3 Overs

SIXXXXXXXX

6 4 4 4 1 6 | KKR finally get a move on with Dinesh Karthik and Sunil Narine. Brutal assault on Shreyas Gopal fetches 25 in one over. They needed this shot in the arm. KKR- 74/3

Short ball barage

That is a no brainer because Sunil Narine is at the crease and Unadkat does just that. Short and in the batsmen's face. Narine can only glove it away, the ball loops in the air but falls safely in the circle. At the halfway mark, KKR- 49/3

GONE

OUT! Leggie Shreyas Gopal picks up the wicket and who else to take the catch other than that man, Varun Aaron! Just can't keep him out of the game. KKR- 42/3, 8.2 Overs

BOWLED!

Varun Aaron strikes again. He is spitting fire tonight! Bowls a fantastic inswinger to get rid of Gill for 14 . KKR- 31/2

KKR steady

After the early blow, KKR have recovered well and are steady with Nitish Rana and Gill. KKR- 24/1

Aaron in command

Varun Aaron Starts off with 2 dot balls He is mixing it up nicely. After 2 quick ones, he bowls a slower ball. KKR- 14/1, 3 ovs

BOWLED


Bowled! Chris Lynn has chopped it on! Aaron strikes and early troubles for KKR. Short of length and Lynn plays a false shot, he is gone for a duck. KKR- 0/1

KKR begin

Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Aaron will open the attack

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI):

Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI):

Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron

Team changes


RR changes- Oshane Thomas makes his IPL debut. He comes in for Turner. Dhawal Kulkarni is out and Varun Aaron replaces him.

KKR changes- Prasidh Krishna comes in for KC Cariappa Carlos Brathwaite replaces Harry Gurney

Toss Time

Rajasthan Royals win the toss and elect to field.

Hello and welcome

Hello and welcome to our live blog on Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. Knight Riders are looking to end their string of defeats to extend their stay in the tournament. Rajasthan, on the other hand, will play without any fear as they have nothing to lose. Who will tonight at Edens? Stay tuned for the live updates

Teams (from): Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Robin Uthappa, Chris Lynn, Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Nikhil Naik, Joe Denly, Shrikant Mundhe, Nitish Rana, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Harry Gurney, Matt Kelly, KC Cariappa and Yarra Prithviraj.

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Shubham Ranjane, Ashton Turner, Steve Smith, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Sudhesan Midhun, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Prashant Chopra, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Aryaman Birla, Riyan Parag, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Liam Livingstone, Varun Aaron, Jos Buttler, Shashank Singh, Manan Vohra, Rahul Tripathi.