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Posted on:    19 Apr, 2018       Views:  793

RR vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) by seven wickets in the IPL 2018 match at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur. Asked to bat, KKR's tight spin attack banned Royals 160/8. In reply, Visitor Robin Uthappa was unbeaten on 36 off 48 balls with skipper Dinesh Karthik (42) and Nitish Rana (35) and sealed the deal with seven balls. Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs. (KKR) Kolkata Knight Riders, follow the IPL 2018 Match Highlights at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur.

23:45 am : That's it. Thanks for joining us. Until next time, this is goodbye. Cheers!

Nitish Rana (Man of the Match): "I regularly bowl in the trap and in domestic cricket too," he says. "Both games were very important to us, I supported myself twice, and fortunately I won the man of the match in both the games. This is such a big platform, you often do not take loose balls, so you have to change them all Will happen. "

RR vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets

Dinesh Karthik: "It is good to win two victories at Trott, slowly things are falling in good direction. It seems that it is difficult to choose wr spinners, and that fast bowlers come in batting. That's how we bowled them in the beginning. Robin was fantastic in batting, he set the tone for us, and Nitish was good at batting for us. "

Ajinkya Rahane: "I thought we were 15-20 short, the game was a very good bounce, this wicket was slow, it was a bit low. But there was no complaint I was batting well, and moving forward from there is my responsibility. As I said, 15-20 runs is less. I thought our intensity was a little lower today. "


23:20 hrs : One more boundary brings Kolkata Knight Riders closer to their third win. They need 10 off 12.

23:15 hrs : SIX! Fullish delivery from Unadkat and Rana lifts it over mid-off for a maximum. Kolkata Knight Riders need 19 off 18.

23:12 hrs : SIX! Short delivery from Unadkat and Karthik pulls it over backward square leg boundary for a maximum.


23:06 hrs : Another tidy over from Laughlin, just five runs off it. Kolkata Knight Riders are 126/3 after 16 overs, need 35 off 24. Strategic time-out.

23:02 hrs : No boundaries in the last 12 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders are 121/3 after 15 overs, need 40 off 30.

22:57 hrs : Just six runs off Gopal’s third. Kolkata Knight Riders are 116/3, need 45 off 36. Unadkat comes back into the attack.

22:53 hrs : FOUR! Delicate from Karthik. Waits till the end and then works a straight delivery to third man boundary. Kolkata Knight Riders are 110/3, need 51 off 42. Shreyas Gopal now.

22:50 hrs : OUT! Second wicket for Gowtham, Uthappa goes for 48(36). Ben Stokes takes a brilliant catch at long-on. Great judgement! Dinesh Karthik comes to the crease.


22:41 hrs : Half-way through Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings. The visitors need 74 off 60. Uthappa is nearing a fifty.

22:38 hrs : Poor fielding from Jaydev Unadkat as Uthappa carves a full ball to deep backward point, RR pacer fumbles and concedes a boundary.

22:35 hrs: Uthappa steadies the nerves with a massive six off Gopal over deep mid-wicket. Kolkata Knight Riders still in despite Narine’s wicket.

22:33 hrs : Poor running from Sunil Narine. There is a mix-up and he is sent back as he misses the reverse sweep, Unadkat fires the throw to Butter to catch him short. Sunil Narine run-out 35(25).

22:25 hrs: Uthappa launches Shreyas Gopal into the stands at deep mid-wicket. KKR need under 100 runs now and the asking rate is also under control.

22:20 hrs : KKR end the powerplay in style as Sunil Narine blasts a short ball from Ben Laughlin over deep mid- wicket for his first six. The 50-run stand is up between Narine and Uthappa.

22:16 hrs : Single off the last ball for Uthappa, moves to 19. Kolkata Knight Riders are 40/1 after 5 overs.


22:13 hrs : Jaydev Unadkat comes into the attack. He hasn’t been that effective so far in the tournament.

22:10 hrs : Three boundaries in a row for Narine. Needs to keep going. Kolkata Knight Riders are 27/1 after 4 overs.

22:06 hrs : Another tidy over from Gowtham, six runs off it. Kolkata Knight Riders are 15/1 after 3 overs. Narine 9*, Uthappa 6*. Kulkarni again.

22:04 hrs : FOUR! Short delivery from Gowtham and Uthappa punches it in the gap between cover and mid-off for his first boundary.

22:03 hrs : Single for Uthappa, works a good length delivery towards mid-on. Kolkata Knight Riders are 9/1 after 2 overs. Gowtham to continue.


21:56 hrs : WICKET! Lynn departs for a second-ball duck. Misses a straight delivery from Gowtham and that crashes onto his stumps. Robin Uthappa comes to the crease.

21:53 hrs : Welcome back! Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine to open. K Gowtham to bowl the first over.

21:38 hrs : That’s it. Rajasthan Royals finish on 160/6. 14 overs from spinners and they have done a terrific job (except Narine). Shouldn’t be that tough a chase for the visitors. A good start will do it for them. We’ll be back in a few minutes time.

21:30 hrs : FOUR! Full-toss from Curran, Buttler goes back and hits it to the left of the fielder at long-on. Rajasthan Royals are 151/7 after 19 overs. Mavi to bowl the final six balls.

21:26 hrs : Two wickets in two balls for Tom Curran, but he misses a hat-trick. With nine balls remaining, what can Buttler do from here?

21:22 hrs : FOUR! Too short from Narine, Buttler makes space and clobbers it towards wide long-off boundary. Rajasthan Royals are 141/5 after 18 overs. Narine ends with 0/48.

21:19 hrs : And Chawla finishes with figures of 1/18. Has been an excellent day for him. Rajasthan Royals are 127/5 after 17 overs. Sunil Narine comes in for his final over.


21:16 hrs : WICKET! And spinners continue to dominate. Once again, googly does the trick for Chawla. Stokes is gone (and so are RR’s hopes of posting a big total).

21:14 hrs : SIX! Flighted delivery from Kuldeep, Stokes goes down on one knee and hammers it into the long-on stands for a maximum. Rajasthan Royals are 122/4 after 16 overs.

21:11 hrs : Another good over for KKR, this time it’s Narine. Rajasthan Royals are 112/4 after 15 overs.

21:08 hrs : WICKET! Kuldeep Yadav strikes, gets Rahul Tripathi for 15(11). Rajasthan Royals are 106/4 after 14 overs.

21:06 hrs : FOUR! Too short from Kuldeep, Tripathi rocks back and hits it in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket boundary.

21:04 hrs : Kuldeep Yadav to resume the proceedings. Stokes on strike. This is going to be an interesting battle.

21:01 hrs : Strategic time-out. The Royals would hope Stokes and Tripathi stay till the end. With Buttler still to come, they should stay confident of reaching around 180.

20:59 hrs : WICKET! RR have failed to cash-in on crucial moments so far. Short departs for 44. First scalp for Rana. Ben Stokes comes to the crease.

20:57 hrs : Two runs off the last ball for Short. Rajasthan Royals are 95/2 after 12 overs. Rana comes back into the attack.


20:51 hrs : FOUR! First boundary for Tripathi. Rajasthan Royals in need of a big partnership here. They are 81/2 after 11 overs. Mavi again.

20:48 hrs : FOUR! Too short from Narine, Short picks the length early and hits it to deep square leg boundary.

20:46 hrs : FOUR! Too short from Curran and Short flicks it towards wide fine leg boundary. Rajasthan Royals are 71/2 after 10 overs. Short 25*, Tripathi 2*

20:43 hrs : Tom Curran comes into the attack. He will look to carry forward the good work done by spinners.

20:41 hrs : Stupendous over from Mavi, four runs and a wicket. Rajasthan Royals are 62/2 after 9 overs. Short 18*, Tripathi 0*

20:39 hrs : OUT! Short a length delivery from Mavi, Samson looks to clear the deep mid-wicket region but doesn’t get the timing and Kuldeep Yadav does the rest.


20:32 hrs : Sanju Samson gets off the mark with a single. Rajasthan Royals are 55/1 after 7 overs. Kuldeep is back into the attack.

20:30 hrs : WICKET! This is excellent stuff from Dinesh Karthik. Gets the Royals’ main man. When bowlers are n’t able to find breakthroughs, fielding -- more often than not -- does it. Rahane is run-out for 36(19).

20:28 hrs : FOUR! Straying down leg and Short eases it towards fine leg boundary. Moves to 16 with that.

20:27 hrs : Nitish Rana comes into the attack. He took two wickets in the game against RCB, which KKR won by four wickets.

20:24 hrs : Still a decent over from Chawla despite the boundary. Rajasthan Royals are 48/0 after 6 overs. Rahane 35*, Short 12*. Strategic time-out.

20:21 hrs : FOUR! Tossed up from Chawla, Rahane opens the full face of the bat and times it through cover. As good as it gets!

20:19 hrs : FOUR! Slower delivery from Mavi and Short lifts it over the fielder at mid-off. Rajasthan Royals are 40/0 after 5 overs. Chawla comes back into the attack.

20:17 hrs : SIX! Back of a length delivery from Mavi, Rahane charges down the track and smashes it straight down the ground for a maximum.

20:15 hrs : Pace for the first time. Shivam Mavi comes into the attack. He was a part of India’s U-19 World Cup (2018) winning squad.

20:14 hrs : Single off the last delivery from Short. Expensive over from Narine, 18 runs off it. Rajasthan Royals are 27/0 after 4 overs.

20:12 hrs : FOUR! Short and wide from Narine and Rahane hits it in the gap between backward point and cover point.

RR vs KKR: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets

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