KKR vs RR IPL match highlights: Take a huge step towards play-offs
- KKR won by 6 wickets
- They chased down 143 with 2 overs left
- The win took them 3rd in the table
Kolkata Knightriders edged closer to a playoff spot with a convincing victory against the Rajasthan Royals. Billed as the favorites before the match, Kolkata lived up to the faith put in them by the bookmakers with their bowlers spinning them to victory on the night. Kuldeep Yadav starred for the home side to ensure that they breezed to a comfortable victory which not only took them to 14 points but also did wonders to their drowning run-rate.
As we had mentioned yesterday, the battle which was going to decide the match was going to be between Rajasthan’s batsmen and Kolkata’s bowlers. And it was the bowlers for Kolkata who won the battle, eventually leading their team to win the war. The batsmen wrapped up the good job done by their bowlers to make sure that the Eden Gardens saw the hosts win by 6 wickets.
Coming back to KKR vs RR IPL match highlights, Rajasthan got off to just the start they would have hoped for. Their endless net sessions seemed to be paying off as their openers went RocknRolla in the powerplay overs. Rahul Tripathi justified his inclusion in the side as he did his job to perfection, taking on Kolkata’s opening bowlers in his innings of 27. And Butler who is in golden knick got himself a more than handy 39 off 22 to take Rajasthan’s powerplay score to 68-1. The dismissal of the power, however, saw everything go downhill for Rajasthan. Wickets collapsed in quick succession to mean that the visitors didn’t even play out their full quota of overs.
Chasing a below par 143, KKR started off well below hitting a mini speed breaker. Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik, however, grabbed the chase by the scruff of its neck to ensure KKR eased through in the end. The win did miracles for KKR in the table, all but sealing their playoff spot while putting RR all but out of contention of the top 4.
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