Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 37 runs to win second consecutive match after beginning the match with a loss.
Led by contributions from Shubman Gill (47 off 34) on the prime and Eoin Morgan (34 off 23), KKR posted 174 for6 of their 20 overs. Jofra Archer bowled fantastically for RR, ending with a spell of two/18 in 4 overs.
RR began their chase on a nasty notice dropping Steve Smith (three off 7) cheaply. Soon, Sanju Samson (eight off 9) and Jos Buttler (21 off 16) additionally adopted Smith again to the hut. Karthik was distinctive together with his bowling adjustments and fielding placements as effectively.
He was helped massively by an all-round efficiency from KKR bowlers, with Pat Cummins (1 for 13 in three overs) bowling a superb opening spell and children Shivam Mavi ( 2 for 20 in 4 overs) and Kamlesh Nagarkoti ( 2 for 13 in 2 overs) ensuring they didn’t give any free balls to RR batsmen, choosing up wickets at common intervals.
Sunil Narine nevertheless was on the costly facet, leaking 40 runs and choosing up only one wicket.
Dinesh Karthik, within the publish match presentation, did say that it was a great efficiency however the staff nonetheless wants to work upon some weak areas.
With the win, KKR have jumped to second within the factors desk serving to Delhi Capitals (DC) additionally to soar again to prime place. Both KKR avd DC have identical factors (four) however DC are on prime due to higher Net Run-Rate (NRR).
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