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 21 May 2019
Kolkata Knight Riders 175/6 (20.0)
Rajasthan Royals 177/7 (19.2)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 43 ) Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets
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,
OUT! Riyan Parag is gone hit-wicket! Can you believe it! RR- 167/7, needed 9 runs in 1 overs
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
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
GONE! Steve Smith is gone for 2. Narine with a beauty RR-63/3
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./
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
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
Rahane and Samson are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Brathwaite will open the 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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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! 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
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
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
Rajasthan Royals win the toss and elect to field.
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