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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 43 Match Summary

KKR vs RR, 2019 - T20 Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Scorecard
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Match Ended   
175/6 (20.0/20)
177/7 (19.2/20)
Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match
    Varun Aaron
KKR 175/6
Bat Top Batsmen
97 (50)
  • 7x4s
  • 9x6s
  • 194SR
21 (26)
  • 3x4s
  • 0x6s
  • 80.76SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
20/2
R/W
Bowler
ECON 10.33
3
OVERS
31/1
R/W
RR 177/7
Bat Top Batsmen
47 (31)
  • 5x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 151.61SR
34 (21)
  • 5x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 161.90SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
4
OVERS
20/3
R/W
Bowler
ECON 6.25
4
OVERS
25/2
R/W
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So Kolkata suffer their sixth consecutive loss of the season, while Rajasthan get level on points with them after this win. Things are getting intense now. Indian T20 League action continues as on Friday, Chennai host Mumbai at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do tune in for that. Take care!
Man of the Match, Varun Aaron, says his fitness is good and it was just a case of the cramps. Adds that he had a little injury before, but he just caught the cramps because of dehydration. Feels that he didn't do too much wrong in the game he played earlier, but is happy he was able to contribute to the win tonight. Ends by saying that he dreams of playing for the national side and is working hard towards that goal.
Rajasthan skipper, Steven Smith, says they certainly made it difficult for themselves. Adds that they lost wickets in clumps but credits Riyan Parag for playing like a seasoned pro. Continues saying that Shreyas Gopal and Jofra Archer chipped in with handy contributions which is pleasing to see. States that there was a bit of grass on the surface, which is the reason why they went with the pacers. Reckons that the death bowling could have been better, but also applauds Dinesh Karthik for executing his shots very well. Feels that earlier they couldn't get over the line in close games, but is glad to be on the other end of the result this time around. Mentions that Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer won't be there from the next game as they return for national duty and he will himself leave after their clash against Bangalore.
Jofra Archer coming in for a chat as well says that he was just thinking to get bat on ball in the last over. Mentions that he is very excited to play for England but at the same time, he is disappointed he is leaving the Rajasthan team for this season. Further adds that they have a great bunch of boys and anyone who replaces him and Ben Stokes will do a good job. Ends by saying that he is grateful for Rajasthan taking a chance on him despite him not playing any international cricket so far.
Kolkata skipper, Dinesh Karthik, says he is disappointed as they had the game in the bag but could not get over the line. Mentions that they were looking to go full and on the stumps but the edges did not help and hence, the equation became easy. Further adds that the dew too did not aid their cause. States that he is happy with the way they fought but is disappointed with the result. Ends by saying that the mood is decent in the camp and he hopes they continue trusting him as a skipper but he is sad that they are struggling to win games.
Kolkata will be really disappointed that they couldn't get over the line. They reduced Rajasthan to 98/5 in the 11th over, with all of their experienced batsmen back in the dugout. What happened post that was something they'd have never imagined. The spin duo did its job, but the pacers couldn't back it up and they ended up leaking a lot of runs, resulting in the loss. What would upset them and Karthik in particular, is the fact that the Kolkata skipper powered his side to 175 with an amazing unbeaten 97. A sixth consecutive loss for Kolkata in this season. Not something they'd be pleased with.
A fantastic win in the end for the tourists, especially taking into account the position they were in after losing the best players rather early. The Powerplay belonged to Rajasthan despite losing Rahane just before its end, but post that, the tide completely swung in Kolkata's favour. Their spinners, Chawla and Narine, ran through the top order and allowed others to chip in and eat into the tail. All seemed lost but young Parag had other ideas in mind. He stitched a few solid stands but the main one came with Archer (Of 44) where they just scored freely. Parag departed, but Archer hung around and put the finishing touches on the win, with 4 balls still to spare.
19.2
6
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
SIX! Jofra Archer has won it for his side. Oh, this is sensational. Just sensational! He knocks this out of the park and finishes things off in style. Full delivery around off, Archer makes room and gets under this one. Launches it over the wide long off fence for half a dozen. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 3 WICKETS!
19.1
4
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
FOUR! Edged and away! The Rajasthan dugout holds its celebration. There's still some ways to go. Length ball around off, Archer throws everything at it and gets a thick edge. It goes over short third man and away for a boundary.
Prasidh Krishna to bowl the final over of the game. He has 8 runs to defend.
Over 19 : 167/7
9 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • 618.4
  • W18.5
  • 018.6
J. Unadkat
0 (1)
J. Archer
17 (10)
A. Russell
3-0-32-1
18.6
0
Andre Russell To Jaydev Unadkat
Full on the stumps, it's driven to mid on for no run.
18.5
W
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag OUT!
OUT! He's gone! How unfortunate. Kolkata needed this desperately and they've got the dangerman. Russell bangs it in short and angles it in on leg, Parag looks to pull but is off balance a bit. It goes off his glove and in the process, the batter knocking his bails off with his swinging bat. It's taken upstairs to check if it's a no ball or not for height and replays show it's fine.
Jaydev Unadkat is the new man in.
Something's being checked here. Think it's to check if it's a no ball or not. Could be a decisive factor as Parag has knocked his own bails off with his bat. Let's see here...
18.4
6
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag
SIX! Riyan Parag playing some amazing shots here. He gets some good power behind this. Slower in pace, on a back of a length outside off, Parag muscles this towards wide long on. It seems Brathwaite out in the deep might catch this, but it goes just over his leaping attempt.
18.3
1
Andre Russell To Jofra Archer
On the fuller side of the length, it's hit to mid off. The batsmen don't think twice and charge to the other end.
18.2
1
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag
Parag drives this full ball outside off through to sweeper cover and crosses over.
18.1
1
Andre Russell To Jofra Archer
Shortish on middle and off, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for a single.
Andre Russell back into the attack.
Over 18 : 158/6
13 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 617.6
R. Parag
40 (28)
J. Archer
15 (8)
P. Krishna
3-0-33-1
17.6
6
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
SIX! That's right off the middle. Is this where the tide turns in Rajasthan's favour? Short of a good length in line of the stumps, Parag swings across the line and nails the heave perfectly. It goes sailing over the square leg stands for half a dozen. 13 off the over. 18 runs needed in 12 balls.
17.5
0
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
Play and a miss! Fuller length ball wide outside off, Parag loses his balance as he tries to reach out and hit it away. Fails to make any kind of connection.
17.4
4
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
FOUR! Lucky runs for Parag and Rajasthan. They won't mind this at all. Fuller length ball around off, Parag throws his bat at it and gets an inside edge which goes past the leg stump and away to the fine leg boundary.
17.3
1
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
Full toss well outside off, hit through to sweeper for a single.
17.2
1
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
Full again, angling in on middle and leg, drilled away wide of mid on for another brisk single.
17.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
Good stop from Narine. Full delivery attacking the stumps, Archer smashes it towards mid off where the fielder moves to his left and stop it with his foot. The batsmen take a run.
Prasidh Krishna back on now.
Over 17 : 145/6
15 Runs
  • 616.1
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 416.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
J. Archer
13 (6)
R. Parag
29 (24)
S. Narine
4-0-25-2
16.6
1
Sunil Narine To Jofra Archer
Archer swings his bat across the line and helps the pull in front of square leg for a single. 15 runs off the over, Narine doesn't end his spell well. 31 runs needed in the last three overs.
16.5
1
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
Stays on the back foot and punches it through to sweeper cover for a run.
16.4
4
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
FOUR! 13 already off the over. Rajasthan doing well here. Quick and on the leg stump line, Parag tickles it fine down the leg side and finds the fence.
16.3
2
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
Goes with the spin and works it through mid-wicket for a brace.
19 OV
9 Runs
A. Russell to J. Archer R. Parag J. Unadkat
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • 618.4
  • W18.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
13 Runs
P. Krishna to J. Archer R. Parag
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • 117.3
  • 417.4
  • 017.5
  • 617.6
17 OV
15 Runs
S. Narine to J. Archer R. Parag
  • 616.1
  • 116.2
  • 216.3
  • 416.4
  • 116.5
  • 116.6
16 OV
8 Runs
P. Krishna to R. Parag S. Gopal J. Archer
  • 115.1
  • W15.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD15.5
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
13 Runs
N. Rana to R. Parag S. Gopal
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 414.5
  • 414.6
14 OV
10 Runs
A. Russell to S. Gopal R. Parag
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 413.6
13 OV
3 Runs
P. Chawla to S. Binny S. Gopal R. Parag
  • 212.1
  • 012.2
  • W12.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
11 Runs
C. Brathwaite to R. Parag S. Binny
  • 1 WD11.1
  • 1 WD11.1
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 211.4
  • 1 WD11.5
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
7 Runs
P. Chawla to B. Stokes R. Parag S. Binny
  • W10.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 610.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
11 Runs
P. Raj to R. Parag B. Stokes
  • 1 WD9.1
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 49.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 49.6
9 OV
2 Runs
P. Chawla to B. Stokes R. Parag
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
8 OV
2 Runs
S. Narine to S. Smith R. Parag
  • 07.1
  • W7.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 27.6
7 OV
8 Runs
P. Chawla to S. Samson B. Stokes S. Smith
  • 06.1
  • 26.2
  • W6.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 46.6
6 OV
2 Runs
S. Narine to A. Rahane S. Smith S. Samson
  • 05.1
  • W5.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
5 OV
17 Runs
P. Raj to A. Rahane
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 44.3
  • 44.4
  • 24.5
  • 14.6
4 OV
6 Runs
S. Narine to S. Samson A. Rahane
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
3 OV
13 Runs
A. Russell to S. Samson A. Rahane
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 12.6
2 OV
12 Runs
P. Krishna to A. Rahane S. Samson
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 11.3
  • 61.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
5 Runs
C. Brathwaite to A. Rahane S. Samson
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
Match Info
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Rajasthan Royalswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 3 wickets
  • Player of the Match Varun Aaron
  • Umpire Anil Dandekar (IND), Ian Gould (ENG) and Nitin Menon (IND)
  • Referee Andy Pycroft (ZIM)
Match Notes
  • Kolkata 151/6 in 18.5 overs
  • A Russell dropped on 13 by P Chopra in 16.3 overs
  • D Karthik T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 35 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • Kolkata 100/4 in 15.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 96/4 in 14.0 overs
  • Kolkata 55/3 in 10.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 42/3 in 8.2 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 32/2
  • Rajasthan 153/6 in 17.4 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 122/5 in 15.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 100/5 in 13.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 67/3 in 9.0 overs
  • R Parag dropped on 0 by S Narine in 7.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 55/1
  • Referral 1 (5.5 ovs): KOL against S Smith (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 0, RAJ: 1)
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 30 balls between A Rahane (31) and S Samson (19)
  • Rajasthan 50/0 in 4.4 overs
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Match Poll

Who will win the Match

Worm
PlayerRunsAvg.
David Warner SRH69269.20
KL Rahul PBKS59353.90
Quinton de Kock MI52935.26
Shikhar Dhawan DC52134.73
Andre Russell KKR51056.66
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PlayerWicketsEco.
Imran Tahir CSK266.69
Kagiso Rabada DC257.82
Deepak Chahar CSK227.47
Shreyas Gopal RR207.22
Jasprit Bumrah MI196.63
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