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IPL 2020, RR vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata’s bowlers help inflict 37-run defeat to Royals

IPL 2020, RR vs KKR Highlights: With the help of Shivam Mavi (2/20), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (2/13), and Varun Chakravarthy (2/25), Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs.

By: Sports Desk | Updated: October 1, 2020 7:21:11 am
IPL 2020, RR vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders won their second match of the campaign.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won their second match on the trot in the ongoing campaign as they won by 37 runs against Rajasthan Royals (RR) at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday.

After Rajasthan won the toss and sent Kolkata in to bat, Shubman Gill (47) and Eoin Morgan (34*) guided their team to a decent 174/6 after 20 overs. In Rajasthan’s chase, their batting order crumbled in the early overs itself as Steve Smith and Sanju Samson were dismissed inside of powerplay. Kolkata reduced them to 67/6 in 11 overs and clinched the victory when they restricted their opponents to 137/9 at the end of 20 overs.

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IPL 2020, RR vs KKR Highlights:

23:20 (IST)30 Sep 2020
KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS WIN BY 37 RUNS!

Kolkata's bowlers do the deed here in Dubai as they completely dominate the Rajasthan batting order. With the help of Shivam Mavi (2/20), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (2/13), and Varun Chakravarthy (2/25), they reduced them to 67/6. Despite a late, late show by Tom Curran (54*), Royals succumb to their first defeat of the campaign. They ended their innings on 137/9 at the end of 20 overs.

23:09 (IST)30 Sep 2020
CAUGHT OUT!

After Chakravarthy ended his spell on 2/25, Kuldeep continues with his spell aiming for a wicket now to boost his confidence. And he does get one... Unadkat (9) is sent back after his pulled shot lands in the hands of Nagarkoti. RR: 106/9 (18 overs)

23:05 (IST)30 Sep 2020
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23:03 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Rajasthan need 78 from 24 balls now

Kuldeep Yadav comes into the attack, and bowls a super over. He doesn't provide either of the batsman a single opportunity to smack him for a big run. Curran and Unadkat are dealing in singles now. Just seven runs off the over. RR: 97/8 (16 overs)

22:55 (IST)30 Sep 2020
WICKET!

Chakravarthy in for his third over. Archer smacks him for a humongous six as he clobbers it over long-off. But the spinner bounces back as the destructive pacer is caught superbly by Nagarkoti. Rajasthan's chase all but over. RR: 88/8 (14.4 overs)

22:49 (IST)30 Sep 2020
CAUGHT BEHIND!

Just the 10 runs from the last two overs for Rajasthan. Narine continues with his spell and puts more pressure on the batsmen as there's a shout for a caught behind. Third umpire says the ball hit Gopal's hand and it's out! Gone for 5. RR: 81/7 (13.5 overs)

22:39 (IST)30 Sep 2020
BOWLED HIM!

Varun Chakravarthy joins the attack and effectively ends Rajasthan's chase! Tewatia (14) steps to the leg-side looking to go over extra cover, but Chakravarthy completely beats him in flight. Clean bowled. Shreyas Gopal comes in. RR: 67/6 (11 overs)

22:33 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Tewatia instills hope with a six

Play resumes after the timeout and Nagarkoti has the ball after Mavi ended his spell on 2/20 in the previous over. Tewatia (13*) hits a six and tries to keep the runs coming but still a massive mountain to climb for him and Curran (7*). RR: 61/5 (10 overs)

22:20 (IST)30 Sep 2020
WICKET!

WHAT IS HAPPENING? Kolkata are on fire as Nagarkoti gets his second-ever IPL wicket within the space of four balls. Parag tried to be expressive with the bat but he is taken superbly by Gill. Third umpire confirms, Rajasthan in trouble. RR: 42/5 (7.4 overs)

22:15 (IST)30 Sep 2020
WICKET!

Kamlesh Nagarkoti joins the attack and off his first ball of the match, he has picked up another important wicket for Kolkata. Uthappa tries to pull but his shot lands in the hands of Mavi. He departs for 2. Time for Rahul Tewatia. RR: 41/4 (7.1 overs)

22:10 (IST)30 Sep 2020
CAUGHT OUT!

GONE! Another huge, huge wicket for the young Mavi! Mavi's delivery is sliced by Buttler straight to Chakravarthy. The opener departs for 21, and its a lot of responsibility on the shoulders of Uthappa and Parag. KKR in control. RR: 39/3 (6.1 overs)

22:08 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Cummins keeps the pressure on

Cummins comes in for his third after Mavi's influential over, even though he conceded six runs from it. After two leg-byes in the first ball, a catching opportunity comes up on the fourth, but just short for Gill. Three runs off the over. RR: 39/2 (6 overs)

21:58 (IST)30 Sep 2020
BIG WICKET!

And there's the breakthrough for Kolkata! Mavi gets the in-form Samson on the very first ball of his second over, and this wicket has the potential to change the match on its head. Samson is caught out for 8. Robin Uthappa comes on. RR: 30/2 (4.1 overs)

21:56 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Buttler hits Cummins for a six!

Cummins comes back for his second over, and Buttler takes his 145 kmph delivery and sends it over the ropes brilliantly! Kolkata must break the partnership between Buttler (15*) and Samson (8*), as both of them can be quite deadly. RR: 30/1 (4 overs)

21:51 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Samson makes bright start

Shivam Mavi gets the ball for the second over, but Samson makes him put his hands over his head as he hammers him for a four to short fine leg. But the young pacer bounces back with two dot balls and a single. Six runs off the over. RR: 21/1 (3 overs)

21:45 (IST)30 Sep 2020
WICKET!

After the rather shaky first over, Pat Cummins comes in to do some damage control. Buttler takes a single, but then Smith (3) gets pinned down on the crease. A shout on the fourth, dropped on the fifth, caught behind on the sixth. RR: 15/1 (2 overs)

21:38 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Buttler starts with aplomb

Steve Smith and Jos Buttler open the innings for RR, and Sunil Narine has the ball. The spinner puts some pressure on in the opening three balls, but Buttler relieves all of it with a huge maximum to his leg side after rushing down the pitch. RR: 12/0 (1 over)

21:21 (IST)30 Sep 2020
Rajasthan need 175 runs to win!

Kolkata found their paces towards the end of their innings after stuttering halfway through it. They end it on 174/6 after 20 overs with Eoin Morgan (34*) leading the tailenders to score 47 runs in the last four overs. Steve Smith's captaincy choices for bowling were effective in getting the key batsmen out and Jofra Archer shone again with 2/18. Rajasthan now need to chase 175.

21:09 (IST)30 Sep 2020
FOUR! WICKET!

After smashing Archer (2/18) for 14 runs, Morgan (20*) and Cummins (12) concentrate on making the most of the last three overs. Curran continues with his spell, and Morgan hits him for a speedy four. Morgan and Cummins continue with the running between wickets. In the last ball of the over, Cummins goes for a six but his shot is caught by Samson. KKR: 149/6 (18 overs)

20:59 (IST)30 Sep 2020
KKR's runrate continues to drop

Into the final five now, and it's up to Morgan and Cummins now. Rajasthan, in the driving seat, has Curran bowling for them now but the KKR batsmen can only get seven runs off the over. They need to put 40/50 runs more now. KKR: 127/5 (16 overs)

PLAYING XIs:

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti