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IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Highlights: Samson, Miller help Rajasthan win by six wickets

IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals notched up their second win of the season against Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: April 25, 2021 7:19:19 am
IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Highlights: The match was held in Mumbai.

IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Highlights: Rajasthan Royals (RR) notched up their second win of the campaign by defeating Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) by six wickets in the ongoing IPL 2021 at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.

Sent to bat first, KKR were put in trouble right from the start. The Eoin Morgan-led side kept losing wickets at equal intervals and managed to put up 133/9 on the scoreboard at the end of the 20 overs. Chasing, RR lost both of their openers inside the powerplay. But, a reliable innings from Samson (42*) and contributions from Shivam Dube (22) and David Miller (24*) helped Rajasthan chase down the target of 134 with seven balls to spare.

Match EndedIndian Premier League, 2021 - Match 18

Rajasthan Royals

134/4 (18.5)

Kolkata Knight Riders

133/9 (20.0)
Match Ended ( Day - Match 18 )
Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

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IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Highlights:

23:18 (IST)24 Apr 2021

Rajasthan finally win it! Kolkata set a below-par target of 134 in the first innings, and while it might have looked easy at times, it was not. Samson (42*) stood tall as the captain during the chase and received ample support from Miller (24*). RR: 134/4 (18.5 overs)

23:15 (IST)24 Apr 2021

Miller stands tall for Rajasthan in the final overs! He hits two crucial boundaries -- one against Cummins, another against Prasidh. While Miller is on 21*, Samson is on 40*. The equation stands at 5 runs from 12 balls. All but over now. RR: 129/4 (18 overs)

23:03 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Rajasthan need 21 runs off 24 balls

Into the final five and Prasidh continues his spell. After two wides at the start of the over, Miller (8*) ups the ante with a four. Rana dives over the ball at third man but it sneaks through for a vital boundary. The equation? 21 runs off 24 balls. RR: 113/4 (16 overs)

22:46 (IST)24 Apr 2021

The pressure finally got to Rajasthan! After Chakravarthy and Narine tightened the grip in the last couple of overs, Prasidh comes into the attack. Tewatia (5) top-edges a shot and gets caught at fine leg. Kolkata in the driving seat now. RR: 100/4 (13.4 overs)

22:33 (IST)24 Apr 2021

Just when the third-wicket stand was nearing the fifty-run mark, Kolkata bite back! Chakravarthy bags his second of the night as he dismisses Dube on 22. The batsman tries a big slog, gets a leading edge... and caught by Prasidh. RR: 85/3 (10.5 overs)

22:31 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Rajasthan have the target in their sights

The Rajasthan pair are not stopping anytime soon! Dube maintains the momentum even against Cummins as he smacks the pacer for a maximum. After scoring 13 runs in his over, Dube (18*) and Samson (29*) are stopped by Narine. RR: 80/2 (10 overs)

22:18 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Kolkata try to spin a web

Kolkata are focussing entirely on their spinners -- Chakravarthy and Narine. But Dube still manages to find a way to punish the former with a cut past cover. Four! Sloppy fielding from Nagarkoti though. Just five runs from Narine's over. RR: 64/2 (8 overs)

22:09 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Samson, Dube make it to the end of the powerplay

Sunil Narine comes into the attack to keep the pressure on. Both Samson and Dube continue to rotate the strike tactfully before the latter unleashes a meaty blow... a shot that sends the ball over mid-wicket for a six! Nine runs from the over. RR: 50/2 (6 overs)

22:03 (IST)24 Apr 2021

Despite Buttler's dismissal, Rajasthan seem in no mood to let up. After a barrage of boundaries by both Samson (10*) and Jaiswal, they are dealt a blow by Mavi. Jaiswal (22) slices one carelessly into the safe hands of substitute Nagarkoti. RR: 40/2 (4.5 overs)

21:54 (IST)24 Apr 2021

And there's the early breakthrough! Varun Chakravarthy comes into the attack... and after being hit for a four, he traps Buttler (5) between the wickets. The spinner drifted one with the angle and beat the English opener with the turn. RR: 21/1 (3.2 overs)

21:47 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Jaiswal starts the party with back-to-back boundaries

Pat Cummins comes into the attack... and Jaiswal (10*) immediately punishes the bowler with a confident boundary to deep mid-wicket. Then on the next delivery, he doubles the pain with yet another four. The opener takes a single to rotate the strike but Buttler gets hit on his head by Cummins's ball. The physios come out to tend to him. A single finishes the over. RR: 12/0 (2 overs)

21:36 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Buttler, Jaiswal open for Rajasthan

Jos Buttler and Yashasvi Jaiswal come out to start the chase for Rajasthan. Shivam Mavi restarts the proceedings with the ball. A bright start from the Kolkata pacer. Gill even drops a catch to dismiss Jaiswal. Just two runs off the over. RR: 2/0 (1 over)

21:20 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Morris on a roll in final over

Chris Morris bowls the final over of the innings. SIX! Pat Cummins gets that one in the middle of the bat and it sails over the ropes. WICKET! Cummins goes for the big shot again but this time finds Riyan Parag in the deep. Another excellent catch from Parag. Cummins out for 10. Morris follows it up with three dot balls to Mavi. BOWLED! Mavi tries to play scoop shot but deflects the ball to his stumps. KKR 133/9 after 20 overs

21:14 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Mustafizur finishes well

Mustafizur Rahman bowls his final over. Pat Cummins takes a single after pushing the ball towards mid-off. Shivam Mavi is the new batsman in and he is beaten by the slower one. FOUR! That was on Mavi's pads and he flicks it fine of the short fine leg fielder for a boundary. Mavi gets a single next ball. Cummins beaten by the slower ball. It was in the air for a while but lands safely between three fielders, a couple of runs for Cummins. A single to end the over. KKR 127/7 after 19 overs

21:10 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Karthik fails in death overs

Pat Cummins is the new batsman in. He was phenomenal in the last match registering his career-best T20 score. He gets off the mark with a single. WICKET! Karthik tries to go over the offside field and Chetan Sakariya jumps to get two hands on it. Karthik departs for 25. KKR 118/7 after 18 overs

21:07 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Morris outsmarts Russell again

Chris Morris back in attack and starts off with a dot delivery to Andre Russell. SIX! Russell gets it in the slot and hits it straight to the sight screen. Next ball, Russell fails to get bat on that, a dot ball. Morris bowls a wide. WICKET!  No Russell show tonight. Morris gets Russell's wicket for the fourth time. He departs after scoring just 9 runs. KKR 117/6 after 17.4 overs

21:03 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Sakariya gives extras

Chetan Sakariya continues. Andre Russell pushes it down the ground for a single. Sakariya oversteps. 100 up for KKR. FREE HIT! Karthik stays in the crease and hits the slower ball down the ground for a boundary. A single to follow. Sakariya under pressure bowls two wides in a row. Russell hits it towards long-on, gets a single. Two more singles from the over. KKR 110/5 after 17 overs 

20:57 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Russell walks in

Andre Russell is the new man in but Dinesh Karthik struggles to get him on strike and faces three dot deliveries. FOUR! Karthik hits the short ball for a boundary. 5 runs and a wicket from Mustafizur Rahman's over. KKR 98/5 after 16 overs

20:54 (IST)24 Apr 2021
Tripathi departs

Rahul Tripathi departs trying to accelerate the run rate. Once again, Mustafizur's change of pace works and Tripathi did not get enough distance on it. Riyan Parag takes a good catch in the deep. KKR 94/5 after 15.2 overs

20:50 (IST)24 Apr 2021
KKR well behind par score

Chetan Sakariya back in attack. Four singles off the first four deliveries. FOUR! Sakariya makes a mistake and bowls a full toss on Karthik's pads. One more single from the over. KKR 93/4 after 15 overs

Rajasthan Royals Squad: Sanju Samson (c & wk), Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Manan Vohra, Anuj Rawat, Riyan Parag, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Mahipal Lomror, Shreyas Gopal, Mayank Markande, Andrew Tye, Jaydev Unadkat, Kartik Tyagi, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya, KC Cariappa, Kuldip Yadav and Akash Singh

Kolkata Knight Riders Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Tim Seifert, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav, Shivam Mavi, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Shakib Al Hasan, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Arora, Harbhajan Singh, Karun Nair, Ben Cutting, Venkatesh Iyer and Pawan Negi

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