Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat the Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs and advance to the playoffs. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. KKR scored 171/4 in 20 overs. Shubman Gill contributed to the majority of the innings scoring 56 runs in 44 balls. KKR posted a target of 172 for the Rajasthan Royals to chase. However, the Knight Riders’ impressive bowling performance restricted the Rajasthan Royals to just 85/10. Furthermore, with this win, KKR qualifies for the playoffs.
Kolkata Knight Riders entered a must-win game tonight against the Rajasthan Royals. With the Mumbai Indians breathing down their necks, KKR could not afford a loss. Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bowl first. KKR scored 171 for the loss of 4 wickets in 20 overs. In-form batsman Shubman Gill scored 56 runs in 44 balls with a strike rate of 127.27. In the process, Shumbman Gill smacked four 4s and two 6s. However, he lost his wicket in the 16th over from the delivery of Chris Morris which was caught by Yashasvi Jaiswal. Furthermore, Venkatesh Iyer and Rahul Tripathi played a short cameo that contributed to the scoreline. Kolkata posted a concrete target of 172 for the Rajasthan Royals to chase.
Rajasthan Royals Royals have once again made a total of four changes in their last league match. Batters Liam Livingstone and Anuj Rawat, all-rounder Chris Morris and fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat have been included for players namely Evin Lewis, David Miller, Shreyas Gopal, and Kuldip Yadav. However, the changes didn’t seem to help as Kolkata Knight Riders restricted the Royals to just 85 runs all-out. Rajasthan’s innings came to end with a scoreline of 85/10 in 16.1 overs. Shivam Mavi and Lockie Ferguson bowled extraordinary figures. Mavi took 4 wickets in just 3.1 overs with an economy rate of 6.63. Whereas, Ferguson took 3 wickets in his 4-over spell at an economy rate of 4.50. KKR claims an 86 runs win over the Rajasthan Royals.
Furthermore, with this win, the Kolkata Knight Riders have sealed the fourth spot and advance to the playoffs of 2021 IPL.