IPL 2019: Today IPL Match Live Updates KKR v RR 43rd Match Eden Gardens Kolkata – Rajasthan won by 3 wkts.
Today IPL Match Live Updates KKR v RR 43rd Match:
- Rajasthan won by 3 wkts
Kolkata – 175/6 (20.0 Ovs)
Rajasthan – 177/7 (19.2 Ovs)
- RR: 167-7 after 19 overs
- Seventh Wicket : A Russell to Riyan Parag, out Hit Wkt!! Riyan Parag hit wkt b A Russell 47(31) [4s-5 6s-2]
- RR: 158-6 after 18 overs
- Rajasthan need 31 runs in 18 balls
Kolkata – 175/6 (20.0 Ovs)
Rajasthan – 145/6 (17.0 Ovs)
RR : 10.33
- Rajasthan – 104/5 (13.3 Ovs)
RR : 11.08
- Fourth Wicket : Half of the side makes it’s way back to the pavilion for the Royals and they’ve not even managed to breach the 100 run mark. Extremely disappointing performance by them today and with their English and Australian players beyond to return soon, it’s looking to be a paper thing squad. Lost 5 wickets for 29 runs to spin. 98-5.
- END OF OVER:12 | 11 Runs | RR: 96/4 (80 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 10.00)
- RAJASTHAN 85/4 (11.0) CRR: 7.73 REQ: 10.11 Rajasthan need 91 runs in 54 balls
- The wickets have been a massive setback to the Royals. With a middle-order that hardly inspires confidence, faltering way too many times, there’s hardly any chance that Stuart and Riyan have of taking their side to a win here. The run rate keeps piling up and this should be beyond the visiting side’s reach
- Fourth Wicket : OUT, Russell’s caught it on the boundary BA Stokes c Russell b Chawla 11 (10b 2×4 0x6) SR: 110.00
- END OF OVER:10 | 11 Runs | RR: 78/3 (98 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.80, RRR: 9.80)
- END OF OVER:9 | 2 Runs | RR: 67/3 (109 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.44, RRR: 9.90)
- Score after 8 overs RR 65-3
- Third Wicket : Smith b Narine 2(6)
- Oops. It’s looks like RR have decided to throw this match away. Spin against Smith was always going to be a treacherous task for him to play around and he had no answer to Narine’s delivery. Went back in his crease, caught himself nowhere and he’s bowled for 3
- Score after 7 overs RR 63-2
- Second Wicket : Samson b Chawla 22(15) [6s-2]
- He’s bowled him. Sampson’s travails with the bat after that initial 100 continue as the ball goes between his pad and bad here. He completely failed to understand where that ball was going, tentatively tried to fetch at it and he’s given his wicket away for 22.
- RAJASTHAN 55/1 (6.0) CRR: 9.17 REQ: 8.64 Rajasthan need 121 runs in 84 balls
- Karthik goes for the review and the decision remains overturned with a slight edge on the delivery that came back into Smith seeing him survive. Bad review to take especially by Karthik who as a wicket-keeper should have caught that noise. With that we end the powerplay at 55-1
- First Wicket : Rahane lbw b Narine 34(21) [4s-5 6s-1]
- It pitched, came straighter onto him and after discussing with Sampson, Rahane decides not to go for the review. Was completely beaten by that delivery, had no idea how to play it and he’s trapped right infront by Narine for 34.
- RAJASTHAN 53/0 (5.0) CRR: 10.6 REQ: 8.2 Rajasthan need 123 runs in 90 balls
- RAJASTHAN 36/0 (4.0) CRR: 9 REQ: 8.75 Rajasthan need 140 runs
- Narine on and it’s hardly made any difference to this partnership given the emphatic way they’ve taken apart KKR in the opening 4 overs. Have ensured that they begin the match just as the Royals would have fathomed. Hardly found it an ask to find the boundary region and empty gaps to reach 36-0
- Score after 3 overs RR 30-0
- RAJASTHAN 17/0 (2.0) CRR: 8.5 REQ: 8.83 Rajasthan need 159 runs
- Over 2: RR taking no time in making their intent clear. Both Rahane and Sampson have gotten off the mark with boundaries in this over as Prashid’s over goes for 12 runs. 17-0
- RAJASTHAN 5/0 (1.0) CRR: 5 REQ: 9 Rajasthan need 171 runs
- Can Rajasthan resonate another marvelous batting performance here and make it two wins out of two win? One thing is for sure, if it’s going to happen, the top-order have to deliver. Need to play out cautiously here and build a foundation for the rest of the side.
- The last time around for the Royals, it was Rahane who got going as he subsequently reached his 100 to take his side to a big score along with Smith. These two need to deliver yet again if the Royals are to give their support base anything to cheer about this season. It’s a good pitch for batting and we have an interesting encounter here.
- Second Inning Start : Rahane and Samson are at the crease. Rahane is on strike. Brathwaite will open the attack
- Highest IPL scores for KKR:
158* Brendon McCullum vs RCB (Bangalore) 2008
97* Dinesh Karthik vs RR (Kolkata) 2019
94 Manish Pandey vs KXIP (bangalore) 2014
93* Chris Lynn vs GL (Rajkot) 2017
93 Gautam Gambhir v RCB (Kolkata) 2012
- Dinesh Karthik: I didn’t know that this is my highest score. Feels good to contribute for the team. We felt batsmen who are in good form should bat more balls. It is important as a leader that you should step-up in tough situations. We need to fight with what we have got that’s the attitude we should have.
- Score after 20 overs KKR 175-6
- 16 in the 19th and 18 in the 20th have taken KKR to 175-6. After just 49 in the first 10 overs, Karthik’s innings of 98 off 50 balls has been a terrific one to watch. He’s played some good shots here, justified his selection in India’s world cup side. Scored more runs today than he’s managed in his previous 5 innings to also reach his highest score in 10 years in the league.
- Karthik remains unbeaten on 97
- Runs Scored: 16 1 1 1 1 6 6 Score after 19 overs KKR 157-6
- KOLKATA 141/6 (18.0) CRR: 7.83
- Sixth Wicket : Brathwaite c Rahane b Unadkat 5(3) [4s-1]
- Another one departs as Rajasthan keep taking wickets. It’s the best way to stop the runs and wickets at regular intervals are proving to be a massive setback for KKR. Braihtwaite the one to go here, out for 5 as he holes out to Rahane off an Unadkat delivery
- Score after 17 overs KKR 127-5
- Fifth Wicket : A Russell c Riyan Parag b Thomas 14(14) [6s-1]
- They’ve managed to hold onto him finally. Russell never got going today and he’s subsequently fallen to a poor pull. Nowhere near the length of the ball, no power on it and he’s given his wicket for 14 runs to Thomas. All RR at the moment
- Kolkata – 117/4 (16.2 Ovs)
- They’ve only gone and done it again. Russell played a false shot, got caught under the length of the ball and Thomas sees another catch off his bowling dropped again. Ball swerved around but at this level you have to pick up these catches.
- 50 for Karthik. He came in at a time when everything was falling apart for his side and he’s managed to finally play one innings of worth. He’s not been afraid to go for the big shots, finding the boundaries comfortably and it’s all about finishing from here on. 50 in 35 balls.
- 6 . 1 6 1 1: The two sixes in Unadkat’s over start off KKR’s final overs nicely here with the 15 runs off this one finally seeing them move a little further towards the 160 run mark. The Royals gameplan against Russell has been impecable today, bowling everything slow at him which he’s just not been able to hit
- 15 Over Mark: The 15th ends with Stuart dropping Russell off Archer. What a massive drop that could turn out to be. That could almost have been the match there and Stuart whose having an adverse time in the middle has failed to get hold of a ball that was straight at him. Meanwhile the 100 comes up for KKR.
- KKR: 86-4 after 13 overs
- Kolkata – 81/4 (11.3 Ovs)
- Fourth Wicket : out Narine Run Out!! 1 run completed. Oh no! What have you done Karthik? Narine run out (Aaron/Rahane) 11(8) [4s-1 6s-1].
- Over 10: We can’t believe this is a T20 encounter going on. Absolutely no sort of cohesion to KKR’s batting unit, a kind of batting performance we haven’t seen on the worst of surfaces in the league. Karthik and Narine in the middle, struggling to get bat onto ball. 49-3
- KKR: 46-3 after 9 overs
- Kolkata – 42/3 (8.2 Ovs)
- Third Wicket : Shreyas gets the ball to come into Nitish who was left trying to create room on that shot. Got absolutely nothing on it, only managed to cut it as far as Varun to depart for an extremely soft dismissal for 21. The Royals are cleaning out KKR as he head into the stratergic timeout.
- Powerplay Update: Excellent powerplay bowling by the Royals. Have won the toss and provide that their decision’s turned out to be fruitful. Their pacers have been exceptional, sensationally seeing KKR completely chasing the game here. 32-2.
- Kolkata – 32/2 (5.5 Ovs)
- Second Wicket : Out! Shubman Gill b Aaron 14(14) [4s-2].
- KKR: 24-1 after 4 overs
- Over 2: New look bowling line-up gets things underway for the Royals in this opening period of the match. Varun and Thomas given the new ball on a surface that clearly has purchase with the ball coming in with pace, swing and bounce. 11-1
- First Wicket: 0.3: The Royals have gotten exactly what they wanted. With the ball persistently coming into him, Lynn was having difficulties playing the trajectory. He’s finally fallen, chopping back onto his wickets to go for 0, bowled by Varun. Amazing start for RR. KOLKATA 0/1 (0.4)
- First Inning Starts: Chris Lynn and Shubman Gill are at the crease. Chris Lynn is on strike. Aaron will open the attack.
- Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Yarra Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna
- Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes, Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane Thomas, Varun Aaron
- Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and have opted to field
Today IPL match KKR vs RR match preview highlights:
- KKR and RR will play against each other in match number 43 of the IPL on April 25, Thursday at 8:00 pm with the toss and team news at 7:30 pm
- Earlier in the season, KKR had defeated the Royals by 8 wickets with an opening stand of 98 runs between Lynn (51) and Narine (49)
- The season is all but over for both the sides after massive aberrations and their squads have left them at sixth and seventh place respectively in the league standings
Must Read: IPL 2019 Points Table
Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c/wk), Shubman Gill, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Harry Gurney, Prasidh Krishna
Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith (c), Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Jaydev Unadkat, Dhawal Kulkarni, Riyan Parag