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Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders, Match 30 Commentary, Live Updates

RR vs KKR, 2022 - T20 Live Commentary

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders Scorecard
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Match Ended   
217/5 (20.0/20)
210 (19.4/20)
Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs
Right then. That’s it from the coverage of this game. The Indian T20 League action continues on 19th April, where Lucknow will take on Bangalore. The first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). But as you all know, you can join us early for the build-up. Till then take care and goodbye!
Yuzvendra Chahal is the Player of the Match. He says his celebration used to be a trending meme and that's why he chose it. Mentions, he tried to mix up deliveries and aimed to bowl wide. Adds that he was tempted to bowl the googly to Cummins but went against it.
Sanju Samson the skipper of Rajasthan, says that it got a bit tensed but that is the beauty of the Indian T20 League. Mentions that they need to understand the momentum of the game and understand when to slow things down. Informs that Kolkata is a strong unit and they knew they would come hard at them. States that they are really grateful for all the individuals in the team and everyone played a part today. Adds that Ravichandran Ashwin taking the wicket of Andre Russell was crucial, even Devdutt Padikkal's innings were important. Concludes by saying that it was a team performance and they hope to carry on the same way.
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Obed McCoy is down for a chat. He says that he has been working hard for a while and is happy that it is paying off. Says he tries to back his skills. Says, the batsman was looking for power, so he aimed to bowl it slow and on the leg side due to the longer boundaries. Mentions he is glad he could help his team.
Shreyas Iyer is in for a chat. He says, they started really well, but in the middle overs, they started slowing up a bit. Adds that unfortunately they couldn’t click and that’s how the game works. Mentions, his plan was to take it till the end, adds it is really disheartening when you are close to the target but still end up on the other side. Says, the dew did not play a major role in the second innings. Adds the wicket has been really good for batting and hopes the squad to come back stronger.
A target of 218 was always going to be tough to chase down, and Rajasthan did have an upper hand coming into this chase. They started off brilliantly but they lost their way in the middle. All their bowlers were taken to the cleaners. But they came back stronger than ever.  Prasidh Krishna got the big wicket of Aaron Finch just after his half-century, and then Yuzvendra Chahal broke another partnership by picking up the big wicket of Nitish Rana. His spin-twin, Ravichandran Ashwin followed up with the wicket of Andre Russell, which put Kolkata under immense pressure. But it was over number 17 bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal that shifted the momentum towards them. He grabbed four wickets in the over including a hat-trick. He ended with 5 wickets by his name and guided Rajasthan closer to victory.  Obed McCoy then held his nerve and defended 11 runs in the last over by grabbing the final two wickets of the game. With this victory, Rajasthan have grabbed two vital points and have moved to the second spot in the points table.
After losing a wicket on the very first ball, Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer guided Kolkata to a powerful start. They put together 107 runs before Aaron Finch perished after scoring a sublime half-century. Shreyas Iyer carried on and continued to score runs freely. Nitish Rana did chip in with a few big blows but he too perished. No other batter post that got going. They had the momentum till the 16th over. But it was the over of Yuzvendra Chahal that turned the tide towards Rajasthan. He grabbed four wickets in the over including the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer. Umesh Yadav came in and gave a little hope to Kolkata, but they could not get over the line.
Entertainment at its best! What an empathic game we have just witnessed. The beauty of this sport! The game was swinging both ways till the very end but it is Rajasthan that have held their nerve and have got over the line at the end! Cricket is surely the real winner here!
End Of The Over 19.4 : 210/10
3 Runs
  • 219.1
  • W 19.2
  • 119.3
  • W 19.4
U. Yadav
21 (9)
V. Chakaravarthy
1 (1)
O. McCoy
3.4-0-41-2
19.4
W
Obed McCoy To Umesh Yadav OUT!
OUT! TIMBER! Obed McCoy announces himself on his debut with two wickets in the final over to seal the game for Rajasthan. A length ball, on middle and leg. Umesh Yadav clears his front leg and tries to heave it across the line but misses. The ball goes through to disturb the stumps behind. Elation for Rajasthan and Obed McCoy. Rajasthan wins the game by 7 runs.
19.3
1
Obed McCoy To Varun Chakaravarthy
A slower full-length ball, on the pads. Varun Chakaravarthy flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
Varun Chakaravarthy is the last man in.
19.2
W
Obed McCoy To Sheldon Jackson OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Obed McCoy strikes and sends back Sheldon Jackson on 8. This is a short ball, on the bodyline. Sheldon Jackson swivels and pulls it to short fine leg. Prasidh Krishna there takes a dolly. Obed McCoy picks up a crucial wicket under pressure on his debut.
19.1
2
Obed McCoy To Sheldon Jackson
Full length, on leg. Sheldon Jackson heaves it to deep square leg. Shimron Hetmyer does well to keep it down to just two runs. Could've been a boundary if not for Shimron Hetmyer.
Obed McCoy will bowl the final over of this game.
End Of The Over 19 : 207/8
7 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 218.2
  • 118.3
  • 1 WD 18.4
  • 118.4
  • 118.5
  • 018.6
U. Yadav
21 (8)
S. Jackson
6 (6)
P. Krishna
4-0-43-1
18.6
0
Prasidh Krishna To Umesh Yadav
A dot ball to end the over. Kolkata need 11 of 6 balls. Full length, outside off, angled across the right-hander. Umesh Yadav tries to reach out but gets beaten on the outside edge.
18.5
1
Prasidh Krishna To Sheldon Jackson
Back of a length, outside off. Sheldon Jackson punches it through cover for one.
18.4
1
Prasidh Krishna To Umesh Yadav
This one lands full and wide outside off. Umesh Yadav reaches out and pushes it through point for a single.
18.4
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Umesh Yadav
WIDE! On a length, outside off, shaping away off the deck. It flies past the tramline. Yadav leaves it alone. Wide called.
18.3
1
Prasidh Krishna To Sheldon Jackson
Fuller, wide outside off. Sheldon Jackson guides it to backward point for a single.
18.2
2
Prasidh Krishna To Sheldon Jackson
Full length, outside off. Sheldon Jackson slices it to deep point for two runs.
18.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Umesh Yadav
OUCH! That must've hurt Sheldon Jackson. A full-length ball, on off. Umesh Yadav clobbers it down the ground. Sheldon Jackson fails to get out of the way and gets hit on his helmet. He says he is alright.
Prasidh Krishna will bowl the penultimate over!
End Of The Over 18 : 200/8
20 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 617.2
  • 217.3
  • 617.4
  • 417.5
  • 117.6
U. Yadav
19 (5)
S. Jackson
2 (3)
T. Boult
4-0-48-0
17.6
1
Trent Boult To Umesh Yadav
Short ball, on the body. Umesh Yadav pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
17.5
4
Trent Boult To Umesh Yadav
FOUR! Oh my god! Umesh Yadav continues to send the ball beyond the ropes. He moves to 18 off 4 deliveries. A length ball, on off. Umesh Yadav punches it through covers for one.
17.4
6
Trent Boult To Umesh Yadav
SIX! ALL THE WAY! Umesh Yadav is on the charge. Full-length ball, on off. Umesh Yadav shuffles across and sends it over the long on fence for a maximum.
17.3
2
Trent Boult To Umesh Yadav
A short ball, on off. Umesh Yadav pulls it through mid-wicket for two runs.
17.2
6
Trent Boult To Umesh Yadav
SIX! BANG! Umesh Yadav says it is game on! It is full, on off. Umesh Yadav gets under it and lofts it over the bowler's head for a biggie.
17.1
1
Trent Boult To Sheldon Jackson
A length ball, on off. Sheldon Jackson drives it to long on for a single.
End Of The Over 17 : 180/8
2 Runs
  • W 16.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 1 WD 16.4
  • W 16.4
  • W 16.5
  • W 16.6
P. Cummins
0 (1)
S. Jackson
1 (2)
Y. Chahal
4-0-40-5
16.6
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Pat Cummins OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT BEHIND! YES, HE CAN! Yuzvendra Chahal picks up a Hat-Trick and this the first time he has picked up five wickets in an Indian T20 League. It is tossed up, outside off, spinning away. Pat Cummins tries to defend it on the front foot. The ball kisses the outside edge and Sanju Samson takes a sharp catch behind the sticks. This is incredible. Yuzvendra Chahal sprints down for his celebration.
Pat Cummins is the new man in.
16.5
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shivam Mavi OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Yuzvendra Chahal, you beauty! He picks up his fourth of the night. What a season he is having. It is full and on off. Shivam Mavi clears his front leg and slogs it to deep mid-wicket. Riyan Parag makes no mistake in the deep. Yuzvendra Chahal is on a hat-trick. Can he do it?
Shivam Mavi comes to the crease.
16.4
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer OUT!
OUT! LBW! Yuzvendra Chahal appeals for LBW and the umpire agrees. Shreyas Iyer opts to take the review. It is fuller, on middle and leg, Iyer walks clears his front leg and tries to heave it across the line but misses. He gets pinged on his pads and sees the dreaded finger. The review does not work in his favour, as the Ball Tracking shows three reds. Yuzvendra Chahal picks up two wickets in this over and gets his side back in the game.
16.4
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
WIDE! Full, wide outside the tramline. Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wide called.
16.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Sheldon Jackson
Full, on the pads, Sheldon Jackson clips it to square leg for a single.
16.2
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Sheldon Jackson
Tossed up, full and on off. Sheldon Jackson gets an inside edge on his pads.
Sheldon Jackson walks out to the middle.
16.1
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Venkatesh Iyer OUT!
OUT! STUMPED! Venkatesh Iyer tries to break his shackles but holes out instead. This is a huge wicket for Rajasthan. Yuzvendra Chahal punches the air in delight. He picks up his second of the innings. It if fuller, on off. Venkatesh Iyer dances down the track, tries to heave it away but misses. The ball goes past the blade. Sanju Samson gathers the ball and clips the bails quickly to send back Venkatesh Iyer.
End Of The Over 16 : 178/4
11 Runs
  • 115.1
  • 615.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
V. Iyer
6 (6)
S. Iyer
85 (50)
T. Boult
3-0-28-0
15.6
1
Trent Boult To Venkatesh Iyer
Just a single! Full length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer slices it to deep point. The batters take one as Shimron Hetmyer was quick to get to the ball.
15.5
1
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
Full length, on the pads, Iyer flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
15.4
1
Trent Boult To Venkatesh Iyer
Length ball, on off. Venkatesh Iyer works it to cover for one.
15.3
1
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
Short ball, on the body. Shreyas Iyer pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single.
15.2
6
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Just enough to beat the man in the deep. It is a short ball, on off. Shreyas Iyer moves to the leg side, gives himself some room and upper cuts it over the deep point fence for a biggie.
15.1
1
Trent Boult To Venkatesh Iyer
Full length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer whips it through mid-wicket for a single.
End Of The Over 15 : 167/4
15 Runs
  • 114.1
  • 1 WD 14.2
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • 614.4
  • 1 WD 14.5
  • 414.5
  • 014.6
S. Iyer
77 (47)
V. Iyer
3 (3)
O. McCoy
3-0-38-0
14.6
0
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Shorter ball, around middle and off. Shreyas Iyer misses his pull. 51 needed off 31 balls now.
14.5
4
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Pitches it up again, outside off. Shreyas Iyer walks across and drags it with the inner half of his bat towards deep square leg for a boundary. This is smart batting by Shreyas Iyer. The drop has cost Rajasthan 10 runs so far!
14.5
wd
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Wide! Wide of off, fuller ball. Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wide called!
14.4
6
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! Up, up and away! Fuller length delivery, around middle. Shreyas Iyer walks across and whips it over deep square leg for a biggie.
14.3
1
Obed McCoy To Venkatesh Iyer
Fuller length delivery, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer pushes it uppishly towards mid off. The fielder there collects the ball on a bounce. Single taken!
14.2
1
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
DROPPED! Oh, dear! Sanju Samson drops an easy catch! Shreyas Iyer gets a life. A shorter ball, down leg. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull this but he gets a slight outside edge towards the keeper. Sanju Samson dives to his left, and gets to the ball, but he fails to hold on to it. Single taken!
14.2
wd
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Wide! A full toss, wide of off. Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wide called!
14.1
1
Obed McCoy To Venkatesh Iyer
On a length, outside off. Venkatesh Iyer pushes it off the back foot towards deep cover for a single.
End Of The Over 14 : 152/4
4 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 013.2
  • 113.3
  • W 13.4
  • 113.5
  • 213.6
S. Iyer
66 (43)
V. Iyer
1 (1)
R. Ashwin
4-0-38-1
13.6
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Tad shorter, around middle. Shreyas Iyer works it away towards deep mid-wicket for a brace.
13.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Venkatesh Iyer
Drifting in, on the pads, fuller ball. Venkatesh Iyer flicks it through square leg for a single.
Venkatesh Iyer comes out at number 6.
13.4
W
Ravichandran Ashwin To Andre Russell OUT!
OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! Ravichandran Ashwin gets the dangerous Andre Russell out for a first-ball duck! What a beauty by Ashwin! It's the carrom ball that has done the trick. A fuller ball, slower through the air, spinning away just a tad, around off. Andre Russell looks to defend this but he gets beaten on the outside edge. The ball goes on the hit the off pole.
13.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller ball, on the pads. Shreyas Iyer tucks it towards square leg and takes a single.
13.2
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Outside off, shortish ball. Shreyas Iyer cuts it towards point.
13.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Slower through the air, full, around off. Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards cover.
Strategic break! Kolkata came out with a single intent and that was to chase this target down. The current run rate is way above the required run rate. Thanks to some brutal hitting by Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer, the former though found his way back to the pavilion. Rajasthan need to control the run rate and will hope to capitalize on this wicket of Nitish Rana. Andre Russell is the new man at the crease for Kolkata.
End Of The Over 13 : 148/3
14 Runs
  • 012.1
  • 412.2
  • 612.3
  • 312.4
  • 112.5
  • W 12.6
N. Rana
18 (11)
S. Iyer
63 (39)
Y. Chahal
3-0-38-1
12.6
W
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! This time Nitish Rana perishes and Yuzvendra Chahal has his man! Much-needed wicket for Rajasthan. A loopy ball, full, around middle. Nitish Rana gets down on his knee once again and sweeps this but the ball goes off the top edge towards long on. Jos Buttler takes an easy there.
12.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller ball, around middle. Shreyas Iyer knocks it down to long on for a single.
12.4
3
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
In the air...and that lands safe! Another tosses up delivery, around middle, fuller ball. Nitish Rana once again sweeps this towards deep mid-wicket. Shimron Hetmyer runs to his right, dives forward, and fails to get to the ball. Three taken!
12.3
6
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
SIX! This is bigger and better! A loopy ball, around middle, full in length. Nitish Rana gets down on his knee and slog-sweeps it over long on for a biggie.
12.2
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
FOUR! Top shot! A fuller ball, around middle. Nitish Rana smashes it down the ground for a cracking boundary.
12.1
0
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
An appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no! A fuller ball, around the leg pole. Nitish Rana looks to reverse-sweep this but he misses and gets hit on the pad. Rajasthan do go up the review! No bat involved confirms UltraEdge. Ball Tracking shows it is the umpire's call on impact and wickets hitting. Th on-field decision stays!
End Of The Over 12 : 134/2
11 Runs
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 111.3
  • 111.4
  • 611.5
  • 211.6
S. Iyer
62 (38)
N. Rana
5 (6)
R. Ashwin
3-0-34-0
11.6
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller ball, down leg. Shreyas Iyer scoops it over short fine leg for a couple of runs.
11.5
6
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! High and handsome! A carrom ball this time, tad fuller, around middle. Shreyas Iyer shimmies down the pitch and dispatches it high over long on for a biggie.
11.4
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Nitish Rana
Another fuller delivery, around middle. Nitish Rana strokes it towards long off and takes a single.
11.3
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Shorter ball, around midde. Shreyas Iyer pushes it down to long on off the back foot for a single.
11.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Nitish Rana
Slower through the air, very full, around middle. Nitish Rana knocks it towards long on and takes a single.
11.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Nitish Rana
Fuller ball, down leg. Nitish Rana gets down on his knee and tries to reverse-sweep this but he misses.
End Of The Over 11 : 123/2
7 Runs
  • 110.1
  • 110.2
  • 1 WD 10.3
  • 110.3
  • 110.4
  • 110.5
  • 110.6
N. Rana
3 (3)
S. Iyer
53 (35)
Y. Chahal
2-0-24-0
10.6
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Outside off, tad shorter. Nitish Rana cuts it towards point for a single.
10.5
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Tosses it up, full, around middle. Shreyas Iyer steps down the pitch and pushes it towards long on for a single.
10.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
Full length, down the leg side. Nitish Rana sweeps it but he manages to get his glove on it and it goes towards short fine leg. Single taken!
10.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Loopy delivery, full, around middle. Shreyas Iyer knocks it down to long on for a single.
10.3
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Wide! Wide of off, spinning away, fuller ball. Shreyas Iyer leaves it alone. Wide called.
10.2
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Nitish Rana
A full toss, dow leg. Nitish Rana gets down on his knee and sweeps it towards deep square leg for a single.
10.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Tosses it up, fuller, outside off. Shreyas Iyer cuts it to short third man for a single.
End Of The Over 10 : 116/2
9 Runs
  • 09.1
  • 69.2
  • 09.3
  • 09.4
  • 29.5
  • 19.6
S. Iyer
50 (32)
N. Rana
0 (0)
R. Ashwin
2-0-23-0
9.6
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller, on leg. Shreyas Iyer comes down the track and flicks it to long on for one. FIFTY up for the skipper. What a knock he has played. He knows the job is just half done and there is still a long way to go.
9.5
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller, down leg. Shreyas Iyer flicks it through mid-wicket for two runs.
9.4
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Looped up, on leg. Shreyas Iyer tries to flick but misses. It hits him on the pads and rolls out.
9.3
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Full, outside off. Iyer pushes it back to the bowler.
9.2
6
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
SIX! BANG! It is on a length, outside off. Shreyas Iyer reverse-hits it over the third man fence for a maximum.
9.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Fuller, on off. Iyer eases it back to the bowler.
Nitish Rana walks out to bat now.
End Of The Over 9 : 107/2
14 Runs
  • 18.1
  • 1 WD 8.2
  • 48.2
  • 48.3
  • 18.4
  • 18.5
  • 1 WD 8.6
  • 1 WD 8.6
  • W 8.6
A. Finch
58 (28)
S. Iyer
41 (26)
P. Krishna
3-0-36-1
8.6
W
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Prasidh Krishna strikes and gets rid of the big fish. Aaron Finch valiant knock comes to an end. There are some words being exchanged between the two as Finch walks off the field. It is a short ball, outside off. Aaron Finch stands back and upper cuts it towards deep point. Karun Nair settles under it and takes a sharp catch.
8.6
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Very full, wide outside off. Aaron Finch leaves it alone. Wide called again.
8.6
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Slower one down leg, Finch lets it be. Wide called by the umpire.
8.5
1
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Very full, wide outside off. Shreyas Iyer tries to dig it out, it goes to square leg off the bottom edge. They take one.
8.4
1
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
A yorker now, wide outside off. Finch guides it to deep point for a single.
8.3
4
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Nicely played. Length ball, outside off. Aaron Finch guides it past backward point for a boundary.
8.2
4
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Kolkata continue to score boundaries in every over. With this boundary Finch also marks his half-century. A short ball, on middle and leg. Aaron Finch pulls it to fine leg for a boundary.
8.2
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Fuller, wide outside off. Aaron Finch does not bother. Wide called as it is outside the tramline.
8.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Full toss, outside off. Shreyas Iyer punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
End Of The Over 8 : 93/1
19 Runs
  • 1 WD 7.1
  • 17.1
  • 17.2
  • 1 WD 7.3
  • 37.3
  • 47.4
  • 67.5
  • 27.6
A. Finch
49 (24)
S. Iyer
39 (24)
O. McCoy
2-0-23-0
7.6
2
Obed McCoy To Aaron Finch
Full length, on the pads, Aaron Finch flicks it through mid-wicket for two runs. 19 runs off the over. Kolkata continue to score at a brisk rate. The pressure is on Rajasthan at the moment.
7.5
6
Obed McCoy To Aaron Finch
SIX! Sensational shot by Aaron Finch. He races away to 47. Full length, on off. Aaron Finch greets it with full face of the blade and sends it sailing over the long off fence for a maximum.
7.4
4
Obed McCoy To Aaron Finch
FOUR! EDGY! A short ball, on the bodyline. Aaron Finch tries to hook it way. It goes towards the fine leg off the top-edge and he won't mind that at all.
7.3
3
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Full length, on the pads. Shreyas Iyer flicks it to deep square leg. The batters pick three runs before the fielder cuts it out.
7.3
wd
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
WIDE! Slower one, wide outside the tramline. Shreyas Iyer does not bother. The umpire signals a wide.
7.2
1
Obed McCoy To Aaron Finch
Good length, on leg. Aaron Finch flicks it to mid-wicket for a quick single.
7.1
1
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Length ball, around the hips. Shreyas Iyer flicks it to square leg for a single.
7.1
wd
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
WIDE! A slower bouncer, down leg. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull it away but misses. Wide called.
Strategic break! After losing a wicket on the first ball of the innings, Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer have done really well and are within the asking rate for now. Rajasthan will have to find ways to break this partnership and take things under control. Obed McCoy comes back to bowl.
End Of The Over 7 : 74/1
17 Runs
  • 16.1
  • 1 WD 6.2
  • 46.2
  • 1 WD 6.3
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 46.5
  • 46.6
A. Finch
36 (20)
S. Iyer
35 (22)
Y. Chahal
1-0-17-0
6.6
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
FOUR! The man in-form, Yuzvendra Chahal, has been sent to the cleaners by Aaron Finch in his first over of the innings. It is full and on off. Aaron Finch hits it to wide of long on and bags a boundary. 17 runs off the over. Kolkata have started strongly despite losing an early wicket.
6.5
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch hits the second boundary of the over. Tossed up, full and on off. Aaron Finch lofts it over the bowler's head for a boundary.
6.4
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Another single now, as Shreyas Iyer pushes this full delivery to covers.
6.3
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
Flatter, outside off. Aaron Finch cuts it through point for one.
6.3
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Way outside off. Aaron Finch leaves it alone. Wided.
6.2
4
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Aaron Finch is on the charge here. This is full and on the stumps. Aaron Finch gets under it and slaps it down the ground for a boundary.
6.2
wd
Yuzvendra Chahal To Aaron Finch
WIDE! Slower ball, outside off, it turns away off the deck. Aaron Finch does not chase it as it outside the tramline. Wide called.
6.1
1
Yuzvendra Chahal To Shreyas Iyer
Short ball, outside off. Shreyas Iyer punches it to cover for a single.
End Of The Over 6 : 57/1
14 Runs
  • 05.1
  • 15.2
  • 25.3
  • 45.4
  • 15.5
  • 65.6
A. Finch
23 (16)
S. Iyer
33 (20)
R. Ashwin
1-0-14-0
5.6
6
Ravichandran Ashwin To Aaron Finch
SIX! WOW! Wonderful shot! A fuller ball, around off. Aaron Finch makes room and lifts it high over long off for a biggie!
5.5
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Shortish ball, around middle and leg. Shreyas Iyer flicks it towards the leg side, but the ball hits the pads and goes towards the off side. Single taken!
5.4
4
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Terrific shot! Flatter and on off. Shreyas Iyer goes back and slashes it through point. The ball races away to the fence.
5.3
2
Ravichandran Ashwin To Shreyas Iyer
Good running! Fuller, on the pads, Shreyas Iyer clips it to mid-wicket for a brace.
5.2
1
Ravichandran Ashwin To Aaron Finch
Short and outside off. Aaron Finch cuts it through covers for a single.
5.1
0
Ravichandran Ashwin To Aaron Finch
Aaron Finch moves to the leg side. Ravichandran Ashwin follows him with a fuller delivery. Aaron Finch fails to pick it up.
End Of The Over 5 : 43/1
12 Runs
  • 14.1
  • 04.2
  • 44.3
  • 14.4
  • 44.5
  • 1 WD 4.6
  • 14.6
A. Finch
16 (13)
S. Iyer
26 (17)
P. Krishna
2-0-22-0
4.6
1
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
Marginally short, outside off. Aaron Finch taps it towards cover-point for a single. He retains the strike.
4.6
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
Wide! Fuller ball, down the leg side, slower in pace. Aaron Finch leaves it alone. Wide given!
4.5
4
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Top shot! On a length, width on offer now. Aaron Finch slices it over point for a boundary.
4.4
1
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Short ball, wide of off. Shreyas Iyer makes room and slashes it towards deep point for a single.
4.3
4
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Shreyas Iyer is on the charge here. A full-length ball, outside off. Shreyas Iyer waits for it and guides it past backward point for a boundary.
4.2
0
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Very full, outside off. Shreyas Iyer taps it towards mid off.
4.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
A low full toss, around off. Aaron Finch taps it towards Shimron Hetmyer at cover and he runs across to the other end for a quick single.
End Of The Over 4 : 31/1
4 Runs
  • 03.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 03.4
  • 23.5
  • 03.6
S. Iyer
21 (14)
A. Finch
10 (10)
O. McCoy
1-0-4-0
3.6
0
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Yorker-length delivery, outside off. Shreyas Iyer tries to steer it down to thrid man but he manages to get an inside edge towards the keeper.
3.5
2
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Shorter ball, around middle. Shreyas Iyer pulls it towards deep square leg. Two taken!
3.4
0
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Angling in, on a length, around the leg pole. Shreyas Iyer backs away and tries to block this but he misses. The ball goes off the pads towards the keeper.
3.3
1
Obed McCoy To Aaron Finch
Fuller length delivery, around middle. Aaron Finch pushes it down the ground. The fielder at mid off will cut it out. Another single!
3.2
1
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Outside off, shortish ball again. Shreyas Iyer taps it towards cover off the back foot. Single taken!
3.1
0
Obed McCoy To Shreyas Iyer
Obed McCoy begins with a shorter ball, slower in pace, around middle and leg. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull this but he fails to get any bat on it.
End Of The Over 3 : 27/1
8 Runs
  • 02.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • 02.6
A. Finch
9 (9)
S. Iyer
18 (9)
T. Boult
2-0-17-0
2.6
0
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
Very full on this occasion, outside off. Aaron Finch pushes it towards point.
2.5
0
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
Another appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no again! Full again, nipping back in, on the pads. Aaron Finch misses his flick and gets pinged on the pads. That was certainly sliding down leg.
2.4
4
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Another boundary for Aaron Finch! He is finding his groove now! Boult pitches it up again, around middle. Aaron Finch smashes it past and over mid off for a boundary.
2.3
0
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
On a length, outside off. Aaron Finch taps it towards cover.
2.2
4
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
FOUR! Nicely done this time! Another fuller delivery, swinging in again, around middle and leg. Aaron Finch flicks it past mid-wicket for a boundary.
2.1
0
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch
An appeal for LBW, but the umpire says no! A fuller delivery, tailing in, on the pads. Aaron Finch looks to flick this but he misses and gets hit on the pads. That was probably sliding down leg.
End Of The Over 2 : 19/1
10 Runs
  • 11.1
  • 01.2
  • 11.3
  • 41.4
  • 41.5
  • 01.6
S. Iyer
18 (9)
A. Finch
1 (3)
P. Krishna
1-0-10-0
1.6
0
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Beaten! On a length, outside off. Shreyas Iyer stays in his crease and tries to cut this away but he misses.
1.5
4
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Cracking shot! A shorter ball, outside off. Shreyas Iyer backs away and slashes it over point. The ball goes one bounce over the ropes for another boundary.
1.4
4
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
EDGED AND FOUR! On a length, outside off. Shreyas Iyer leans and tries to push this away but the ball goes off the outside edge past the first slip fielder towards third man for a boundary.
1.3
1
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
Back of a length, around middle and off. Aaron Finch swivels and pulls it towards the fielder at deep square leg for a single.
1.2
0
Prasidh Krishna To Aaron Finch
Beaten! On a length, shaping away, outside off. Aaron Finch steps down the pitch and looks to push this away but he gets beaten on the outside edge.
1.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Iyer
Back of a length, around middle. Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards mid-wicket for a single.
Prasidh Krishna to bowl from the other end. There a slip in place.
End Of The Over 1 : 9/1
9 Runs
  • W 0.1
  • 40.2
  • 40.3
  • 00.4
  • 00.5
  • 10.6
S. Iyer
9 (5)
A. Finch
0 (1)
T. Boult
1-0-9-0
0.6
1
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
On a length again, around middle. Shreyas Iyer taps it towards the right of the bowler and scampers through to the other end. 9 runs and a wicket off the over!
0.5
0
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
On a length, outside off. Shreyas Iyer pushes it towards point off the back foot.
0.4
0
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
Shorter ball, around middle. Shreyas Iyer looks to pull this but he misses.
0.3
4
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Back-to-back boundaries. A half-volley, on the pads. Shreyas Iyer stays back and flicks it through square leg for a boundary.
0.2
4
Trent Boult To Shreyas Iyer
FOUR! Shreyas Iyer gets off the mark in style! On a length, outside off. Shreyas Iyer opens the face of the bat and guides it towards third man for a boundary.
Shreyas Iyer walks out at number 3.
0.1
W
Trent Boult To Aaron Finch OUT!
OUT! RUN OUT! Wicket on the first ball! What a start for Rajasthan! A fuller ball, outside off. Aaron Finch leans forward and taps it towards cover and he scampers through to the other end. Shimron Hetmyer collects the ball and score's a direct hit at the striker's end. Sunil Narine was nowhere near. He walks back without facing a ball.
Match Info
  • Venue Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field
  • Result Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 runs
  • Player of the Match Yuzvendra Chahal
  • Umpire Sadashiv Iyer (IND), Virender Sharma (IND) and Nitin Menon (IND)
  • Referee Manu Nayyar (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Rajasthan 217/5 in 20.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 200/5 in 19.1 overs
  • J Buttler T20 hundred: 102 runs in 59 balls (9x4) (5x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 164/2 in 15.2 overs
  • Rajasthan 150/1 in 14.2 overs
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 25 balls between J Buttler (21) and S Samson (25)
  • Rajasthan 101/1 in 10.1 overs
  • J Buttler T20 fifty: 50 runs in 29 balls (5x4) (3x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 60/0 in 6.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 60/0
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between J Buttler (36) and D Padikkal (8)
  • Rajasthan 50/0 in 5.2 overs
  • Kolkata 200/8 in 18.0 overs
  • Y Chahal T20 5-wicket haul: 5/40 (4.0)
  • Kolkata 180/6: S Iyer lbw b Yuzvendra Chahal 85(51)
  • Referral 2 (16.4 ovs): S Iyer against RAJ (LBW) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 2, KOL: 1)
  • S Iyer dropped on 66 by S Samson in 14.2 overs
  • Kolkata 150/4 in 13.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 148/3 in 13.0 overs
  • Referral 1 (12.1 ovs): RAJ against N Rana (LBW) Unsuccessful (RAJ: 2, KOL: 2) (Retained)
  • S Iyer T20 fifty: 50 runs in 32 balls (6x4) (1x6)
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 103 off 50 balls between A Finch (57) and S Iyer (40)
  • Kolkata 103/1 in 8.3 overs
  • A Finch T20 fifty: 53 runs in 25 balls (8x4) (2x6)
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 74/1 in 7.0 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 57/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between A Finch (17) and S Iyer (32)
  • Kolkata 50/1 in 5.4 overs
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