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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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Eden Gardens, Kolkata , Apr 25, 2019
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
Bowler
ECON 5
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
Bowler
ECON 5
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
  • W 18.5
  • 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.
16.2
1
Sunil Narine To Jofra Archer
Leading edge but safe. Quick, flat and short on middle and off, Archer closes the face early and it pops off the edge safely in the cover area.
16.1
6
Sunil Narine To Jofra Archer
SIX! That's gone flat! What a start to the over from Archer. Short, quick and outside off, Archer plants his front foot forward and hammers it straight back over the bowler's head for a biggie. This is the boundary scored off Narine's spell so far.
Sunil Narine to bowl out.
Over 16 : 130/6
8 Runs
  • 115.1
  • W 15.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD 15.5
  • 415.5
  • 115.6
J. Archer
5 (3)
R. Parag
22 (21)
P. Krishna
2-0-20-1
15.6
1
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
The attempted yorker, angling in on middle and leg, it's turned behind square leg for one.
15.5
4
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
FOUR! That's hit really well. Back of a length into the body, Archer stands tall and heaves it aerially, flat through mid-wicket. It's placed nicely in the gap and that's a boundary.
15.5
wd
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
Wide! Banged in short but it's too short, wide called by the umpire.
15.4
0
Prasidh Krishna To Jofra Archer
Just ahead of a length and Archer meets it with the full face of the bat.
15.3
1
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
Full ball attacking the stumps, Parag works it to the right of the bowler and takes a quick single.
Jofra Archer is next in to bat.
15.2
W
Prasidh Krishna To Shreyas Gopal OUT!
OUT! Gopal holes out and that should be it for Rajasthan. Should be. Fuller length ball just outside off, the batsman clears his front leg and attempts to go big downtown. He doesn't time it at all, and hands a simple enough catch to Gill running in from the deep.
15.1
1
Prasidh Krishna To Riyan Parag
Good length delivery in the channel outside off, it's punched wide of cover for a run.
Strategic break. Rajasthan need 54 in 30 balls, and this would be in reach, if they had wickets in hand. Seems a difficult task for them now, unless Gopal and Parag say otherwise. Kolkata will still feel confident, knowing that a single wicket at this point will be enough. Also, Prasidh Krishna is back on to bowl.
Over 15 : 122/5
13 Runs
  • 014.1
  • 114.2
  • 014.3
  • 414.4
  • 414.5
  • 414.6
S. Gopal
18 (8)
R. Parag
20 (19)
N. Rana
1-0-13-0
14.6
4
Nitish Rana To Shreyas Gopal
FOUR! Three in a row. Gopal doing a terrific job by going after the part-timer. Some flight on this one, Shreyas Gopal drives it sweetly and times the drives through the covers well. Wide long off tries to cut it off by moving to his left, but it's too good for him. 13 runs off the over.
14.5
4
Nitish Rana To Shreyas Gopal
FOUR! Another short ball, another poor ball and that's another boundary. Too straight in line, Gopal pulls it through square leg and beats the man in the deep.
14.4
4
Nitish Rana To Shreyas Gopal
FOUR! Too much width on offer, short and flat outside off, Gopal sticks on the back foot and cuts it hard through point for a boundary.
14.3
0
Nitish Rana To Shreyas Gopal
Gives the charge and looks to smack it down the ground. Doesn't time it quite well. Rana moves swiftly to his right and stops it nicely.
14.2
1
Nitish Rana To Riyan Parag
Sliding in on middle and leg, a little shorter in length, Parag goes back and works it in front of square leg for one run.
14.1
0
Nitish Rana To Riyan Parag
Full delivery outside the line of off stump, Parag prods forward and pushes it on the off side.
Nitish Rana is called on to have a go with the ball.
Over 14 : 109/5
10 Runs
  • 013.1
  • 113.2
  • 413.3
  • 013.4
  • 113.5
  • 413.6
S. Gopal
6 (4)
R. Parag
19 (17)
A. Russell
2-0-23-0
13.6
4
Andre Russell To Shreyas Gopal
FOUR! He's found the gap well. Extremely full and just outside off, Gopal drills it through extra cover and finds the fence with ease.
13.5
1
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag
Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single.
The physio is out to have a look at Parag after he copped a blow on the helmet. Hopefully, he's fine.
13.4
0
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag
BOOM! Parag has been hit right on the badge. Nasty this one. Russell did not like being hit for a boundary on the last ball. He steams in and bangs it short. Parag looks to pull but is beaten by pace and the ball hits the helmet. Parag takes it off, good gesture by Lynn as he asks him if he is fine.
13.3
4
Andre Russell To Riyan Parag
FOUR! Excellently played! Shuffles right across at the very end and then paddle scoops it through to the fine leg fence. Parag holds the key here.
13.2
1
Andre Russell To Shreyas Gopal
Goes fuller this time around off, Gopal slices it through cover-point and takes one.
13.1
0
Andre Russell To Shreyas Gopal
Russell bangs it on a length around middle, Gopal tries to defend but the ball hits the higher portion of the bat and lobs back but short of the bowler.
Andre Russell with the ball again.
Over 13 : 99/5
3 Runs
  • 212.1
  • 012.2
  • W 12.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
R. Parag
14 (14)
S. Gopal
1 (1)
P. Chawla
4-0-20-3
12.6
0
Piyush Chawla To Riyan Parag
Just short! Chawla almost ended his spell with another. The googly again on off, Parag goes back and pushes at it with hard hands. The ball goes back uppishly towards PC who dives forward to take it but collects it on the bounce. Nevertheless, a top spell by Piyush comes to an end. He went for only 20 and took 3 wickets in his 4 overs.
12.5
0
Piyush Chawla To Riyan Parag
A back foot defense! This is porbably what Binny should have done. Parag is happy to play Chawla. He goes back and blocks it out.
12.4
1
Piyush Chawla To Shreyas Gopal
The googly and Gopal picks it. He works it through mid-wicket, a misfield there and a run is taken.
Shreyas Gopal is the next batsman in.
12.3
W
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny OUT!
OUT! Binny holes out! Once again, the shot can surely be questioned. This is Chawla's last over, you would probably think about playing him out but no, Binny has different ideas. He brings out the slog sweep but does not get it right off the middle. It goes straight to Rinku Singh at the mid-wicket fence. Half the side back in the hut for the visitors and Kolkata are into the bowling all-rounders. 78 in 45 needed.
12.2
0
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
A short delivery on off, Binny just keeps it away on the leg side and looks for a single. Karthik runs to his right and saves the run. A dot ball in the end.
12.1
2
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
Plays the paddle sweep, nice and fine on the leg side, couple taken.
Over 12 : 96/4
11 Runs
  • 1 WD 11.1
  • 1 WD 11.1
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 211.4
  • 1 WD 11.5
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
R. Parag
14 (12)
S. Binny
9 (8)
C. Brathwaite
2-0-16-0
11.6
4
Carlos Brathwaite To Riyan Parag
FOUR! Top edge and a boundary! Once again we see the last ball spoiling the over. 11 from it. Short and on the body, Parag is a touch late in the pull shot. A top edge is induced which goes for a one-bounce boundary in the fine leg region.
11.5
1
Carlos Brathwaite To Stuart Binny
A length delivery on leg, Binny hits it towards square leg for a run.
11.5
wd
Carlos Brathwaite To Stuart Binny
WIDE! Carlos drifts down the leg side.
11.4
2
Carlos Brathwaite To Stuart Binny
A back of a length delivery on off, Binny flicks it towards the square leg and runs for a single. The fielder throws at non-stiker's end which results in an overthrow for an extra run.
11.3
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Stuart Binny
Carlos bowls this on off, back of a length delivery. Binny looks for a drive but fails to connect the bat to it.
11.2
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Stuart Binny
Full on leg, Binnny plays it to mid-wicket.
11.1
1
Carlos Brathwaite To Riyan Parag
A back of a length delivery on leg, Parag flicks it towards the mid-wicket for a single.
11.1
wd
Carlos Brathwaite To Riyan Parag
WIDE! Carlos bowls this down the leg side. Wide signaled.
11.1
wd
Carlos Brathwaite To Riyan Parag
A false start by CB. He bowls it down the leg side and it has been wided.
Carlos Brathwaite is back on!
Over 11 : 85/4
7 Runs
  • W 10.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 610.5
  • 010.6
S. Binny
6 (4)
R. Parag
9 (10)
P. Chawla
3-0-17-2
10.6
0
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
A quicker one on leg, fuller length. Binny keeps it away.
10.5
6
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
SIX! Binny has nailed the slog sweep. Into the stands. Goes down on one knee and smokes it over the mid-wicket fence.
10.4
0
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
A flighted delivery on off, Binny looks for a paddle but gets a bottom edge.
10.3
0
Piyush Chawla To Stuart Binny
Back of a length delivery on leg, Binny defends it on his back foot.
10.2
1
Piyush Chawla To Riyan Parag
Full on leg, Parag flicks it towards the square leg region for a single.
Stuart Binny to bat next.
10.1
W
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes OUT!
OUT! There goes Ben Stokes and probably now. Rajasthan's chances of chasing this down, look very slim. Not sure if this shot was needed by Stokes. They got 11 from the last over. Also, with Chawla bowling so well not sure he needed to take him on. Stokes makes room and then looks to power it over long on. It seems for a second as it would go all the way. Russell though does really well as he keeps himself inside the rope. Times his leap to perfection and takes it.
Over 10 : 78/3
11 Runs
  • 1 WD 9.1
  • 19.1
  • 09.2
  • 49.3
  • 19.4
  • 09.5
  • 49.6
R. Parag
8 (9)
B. Stokes
11 (9)
P. Raj
2-0-28-0
9.6
4
Prithvi Raj To Riyan Parag
FOUR! How good was that shot? WOW! Parag shuffles across and then just whips it over mid-wicket. No fielder in the deep and it is a boundary. 11 from Raj's over. Another expensive one from him. 98 in the last 10 needed.
9.5
0
Prithvi Raj To Riyan Parag
A short delivery by Raj, Parag tries to pull it but fails to make any connection. Dinesh Karthik gives a little shout, denied by the umpire.
9.4
1
Prithvi Raj To Ben Stokes
Slower in pace, 121.7 kph, Stokes plays it towards the cover region for a single.
9.3
4
Prithvi Raj To Ben Stokes
FOUR! Much-needed boundary! Stokes enjoys pace on the ball and that is what he is getting here. He makes room and Raj bangs it short. He slaps it over covers and bags a boundary.
9.2
0
Prithvi Raj To Ben Stokes
Length delivery on leg, Stokes tries to flick but gets thing pad on this.
9.1
1
Prithvi Raj To Riyan Parag
A back of a length delivery on off, Parag guides it towards the third man region for a single.
9.1
wd
Prithvi Raj To Riyan Parag
WIDE! Prithvi Raj bowls this way outside leg. Parag lets it go. The umpire signals wide.
The strategic break has been signaled! Probably at the wrong time for Kolkata. Their spinners were choking the runs and Rajasthan were under tremendous pressure. That was not the case though in the Powerplay as the openers were cruising along nicely. However, the game changed once Rahane fell. Samson then fell in the next over and Smith then followed. The top three who have been amongst the runs are back in the hut. Time now for Ben Stokes and the rest to step up. Kolkata on the other hand, know one wicket and they would be into an inexperienced Rajasthan middle order. Will the hosts continue to dominate or will the visitors fight back? Also, Prithvi Raj is back onto bowl.
Over 9 : 67/3
2 Runs
  • 08.1
  • 18.2
  • 08.3
  • 18.4
  • 08.5
  • 08.6
B. Stokes
6 (6)
R. Parag
3 (6)
P. Chawla
2-0-10-1
8.6
0
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
A dot to end the over. A back of a length delivery on off, Stokes plays it with ease. 2 runs from the over. A good one from Chawla as it showed great variation throughout.
8.5
0
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
A flat delivery on leg, Stokes again tries a reverse sweep but gets a top edge towards the point region.
8.4
1
Piyush Chawla To Riyan Parag
A tossed up delivery on middle and leg, Parag drives it to long on for a run.
8.3
0
Piyush Chawla To Riyan Parag
A flighted delivery on off, Parag looks for a slog but fails to connect.
8.2
1
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
Full on off, Stokes drives it to mid off and run for a single.
8.1
0
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
A flighted delivery, googly, on leg. Stokes didn't pick it plays a flick for the leg spin but gets an leading edge towards the cover region.
Over 8 : 65/3
2 Runs
  • 07.1
  • W 7.2
  • 07.3
  • 07.4
  • 07.5
  • 27.6
R. Parag
2 (4)
B. Stokes
5 (2)
S. Narine
3-0-10-2
7.6
2
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
A couple to end another brilliant over by Narine! Good fielding too by Chawla. Kolkata have their tails up here. This is short and outside off, Parag slaps it through covers. Piyush in the deep runs to his right and then dives to save two for his side.
7.5
0
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
DROPPED! Sunil Narine could have easily had his third. That was a dolly but he tried to take it too casually. This is floated up on off, Parag ends up chipping it to the left of the bowler who sticks both hands out but the ball does not stick. Can Parag make use of the life he has got?
7.4
0
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
Punched off the back foot by the batsman.
7.3
0
Sunil Narine To Riyan Parag
Another loud shot! Not given. This is bowled flatter and on off, it turns back in. Parag looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pads. An appeal but the umpire shakes his head. May have been going over the stumps. Looked close though.
Riyan Parag is the next batsman in.
7.2
W
Sunil Narine To Steven Smith OUT!
OUT! The spinners have turned the game on its head. The Rajasthan skipper is walking back now. Three wickets in three overs for the hosts and two have been taken by Narine. Another batsman who has missed a straight ball. This pitches on off and skids through again. Smith looks to work it across the line but misses and the ball hits the stumps. The visitors are in a spot of bother here. Also, excellent captaincy by Karthik to give Narine his third. You normally don't see him bowl three within the first 10 overs.
7.1
0
Sunil Narine To Steven Smith
A flighted delivery on off, Smith drives it to covers.
Over 7 : 63/2
8 Runs
  • 06.1
  • 26.2
  • W 6.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 46.6
B. Stokes
5 (2)
S. Smith
2 (4)
P. Chawla
1-0-8-1
6.6
4
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
FOUR! EDGY! The googly and Stokes does not pick it. He looks to push at it but the ball takes the outside edge and goes past the diving first slip fielder to the third man fence. A boundary to end another successful over for the hosts.
6.5
1
Piyush Chawla To Steven Smith
A short delivery on off, Smith drives it to long on. Single taken.
6.4
1
Piyush Chawla To Ben Stokes
Full on leg, Stokes reverse sweeps it towards the cover region and is off the mark with a single.
Ben Stokes is the new batsman in.
6.3
W
Piyush Chawla To Sanju Samson OUT!
OUT! KABOOM! Chawla strikes. The bowling change has worked wonders. Samson gets himself into a tangle there. Chawla bowls the googly around off, at first Samson looks to play the paddle. He then realizes he picked the wrong ball and hence, looks to play it with a straight bat. His willow though hits his boot and the bat does not come through. The ball till then, sneaks through and uproots the off pole. Two wickets in quick succession and both the openers are back in the hut. Kolkata are back into the game.
6.2
2
Piyush Chawla To Sanju Samson
A flat delivery on leg, Samson flicks it towards the mid-wicket region for a double.
6.1
0
Piyush Chawla To Sanju Samson
Chawla slides this one on the leg stump, Samson flicks it to short fine leg.
Piyush Chawla to roll his arm over.
Over 6 : 55/1
2 Runs
  • 05.1
  • W 5.2
  • 15.3
  • 15.4
  • 05.5
  • 05.6
S. Smith
1 (3)
S. Samson
20 (12)
S. Narine
2-0-8-1
5.6
0
Sunil Narine To Steven Smith
NOT OUT! There is an inside edge! Excellent decision that from the umpire. Kolkata lose their only review. Narine pitches this one on middle and gets it to straighten. Smith looks for the slog sweep but he gets a faint inside edge onto his pads. An appeal and the umpire shakes his head. Karthik reviews straightaway. Replays roll in and they show that there is a spike on Ultra Edge. Nevertheless, a top 6th by Narine. Just the two runs and a wicket from it. However, Rajasthan are on top after the Powerplay, they are 55 for 1 after it.
Review time! Kolkata feel they have Smith trapped in front. The umpire feels different. Karthik reviews. If there is no inside edge, then this is going to be very close.
5.5
0
Sunil Narine To Steven Smith
Short on off, Smith tries to cut it but fails to connect the ball as the ball gets an extra bounce.
5.4
1
Sunil Narine To Sanju Samson
A back of a length delivery on middle and leg, Samson punches this towards the mid-wicket region for a single.
5.3
1
Sunil Narine To Steven Smith
Narine bowls this short, Smith pulls it to square leg for a single.
Steven Smith is the new batsman in.
5.2
W
Sunil Narine To Ajinkya Rahane OUT!
OUT! That is as plumb as it can get! Rahane misses a straight delivery. Narine lands it on middle and skids through. Rahane ends up playing outside the line, misses and the ball hits the front pad. An appeal and the umpire raises the finger. Rahane has a chat with Samson but then does not review and rightly so. Narine provides the much-needed breakthrough for the hosts. However, Rahane has provided the start the visitors wanted. Who would capitalize from here? 123 runs needed in 88 balls.
5.1
0
Sunil Narine To Ajinkya Rahane
Narine gets a turn, flat delivery on leg. Rahane looks in double mind to either flick it or play it straight. Fails to make any connection the ball hits his thigh pads.
Over 5 : 53/0
17 Runs
  • 04.1
  • 64.2
  • 44.3
  • 44.4
  • 24.5
  • 14.6
A. Rahane
34 (19)
S. Samson
19 (11)
P. Raj
1-0-17-0
4.6
1
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
A single to end a very good over for Rajasthan. 17 from it. Rahane works this through square leg for a single. Rajasthan are off to a flier.
4.5
2
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
Now a couple! Rahane leans into this slower ball and strokes it through mid off. Russell there is slow to get to the ball and the batsmen take two.
4.4
4
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Lovely placement! On the shorter side and outside off, Rahane stands tall and guides it through point. There is a sweeper but he has no chance. 14 from the three balls now. Under pressure is the bowler. The 50 is also up.
4.3
4
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Hammered! Short again and Rahane picks the length early. He transfers his weight on the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
4.2
6
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
SIX! SLAPPED! Slightly short and outside off, Rahane makes room and then throws his hands at it. The ball flies off the middle and over the cover fence.
4.1
0
Prithvi Raj To Ajinkya Rahane
Length and around off, Rahane guides it to short third man.
Over 4 : 36/0
6 Runs
  • 13.1
  • 13.2
  • 13.3
  • 13.4
  • 03.5
  • 23.6
S. Samson
19 (11)
A. Rahane
17 (13)
S. Narine
1-0-6-0
3.6
2
Sunil Narine To Sanju Samson
Fraction straight in line, the batsman works it wide of long on for a couple of runs.
3.5
0
Sunil Narine To Sanju Samson
Length delivery around off, Samson stays back and keeps it out.
3.4
1
Sunil Narine To Ajinkya Rahane
The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.
3.3
1
Sunil Narine To Sanju Samson
A tossed up delivery on leg, Rahane dances down the track and guides the ball towards the fine leg region for a single.
3.2
1
Sunil Narine To Ajinkya Rahane
A flatter delivery on off, Rahane sweeps it to short fine leg for a single.
3.1
1
Sunil Narine To Sanju Samson
Narine starts off with a length delivery on leg, Samson flicks it towards the square leg region for a run.
Sunil Narine is on now!
Over 3 : 30/0
13 Runs
  • 12.1
  • 42.2
  • 02.3
  • 12.4
  • 62.5
  • 12.6
S. Samson
15 (7)
A. Rahane
15 (11)
A. Russell
1-0-13-0
2.6
1
Andre Russell To Sanju Samson
A single to end another excellent over! 13 from this one. The last ball is a short one on middle, Samson pulls it through mid-wicket for a single.
2.5
6
Andre Russell To Sanju Samson
SIX! BANG! Sanju on the other hand, is dealing in maximums. Right in the slot. Full and on off, Samson lofts it with utmost ease over the bowler's head and it goes all the way.
2.4
1
Andre Russell To Ajinkya Rahane
Full on off, Rahane plays it towards the cover region for a run.
2.3
0
Andre Russell To Ajinkya Rahane
A back of a length delivery on off, Rahane looks for a flick but it goes off the thigh pad towards the keeper who dives to his left and stops it. A deflection and a token of appeal, denied by the umpire.
2.2
4
Andre Russell To Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! CLASS! Slightly short and outside off, Rahane waits for it and then caresses it through the off side. The ball races away. Dealing in boundaries is Rahane.
2.1
1
Andre Russell To Sanju Samson
Russell starts with a short delivery on off, Samson cuts it towards the point region for a single.
Andre Russell is on now!
Over 2 : 17/0
12 Runs
  • 01.1
  • 41.2
  • 11.3
  • 61.4
  • 01.5
  • 11.6
S. Samson
7 (4)
A. Rahane
10 (8)
P. Krishna
1-0-12-0
1.6
1
Prasidh Krishna To Sanju Samson
Full on middle and leg, Samson heaves it to mid-wicket for a run. 12 from the second over, an expensive start for Krishna.
1.5
0
Prasidh Krishna To Sanju Samson
A length delivery on off, Samson plays a full-faced drive. Rinku Singh at point dives to his right and saves a run.
1.4
6
Prasidh Krishna To Sanju Samson
SIX! Take that, says Samson. Not a very bad delivery, it is on a length and around off, Samson lofts it over the bowler's head. It did not seem off the middle but went all the way. What a way to get off the mark for him.
1.3
1
Prasidh Krishna To Ajinkya Rahane
A short delivery on off, Rahane guides it to third man for a single.
1.2
4
Prasidh Krishna To Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Over mid on! A confident stroke that. It did not come off the middle but enough to clear the fielder there. Slightly fuller and on the stumps, Rahane lifts it over mid on and a boundary results. Second boundary for him.
1.1
0
Prasidh Krishna To Ajinkya Rahane
Krishna starts with a full delivery on off, Rahane defends it.
Prasidh Krishna to bowl from the other end.
Over 1 : 5/0
5 Runs
  • 00.1
  • 00.2
  • 00.3
  • 40.4
  • 10.5
  • 00.6
S. Samson
0 (1)
A. Rahane
5 (5)
C. Brathwaite
1-0-5-0
0.6
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Sanju Samson
A good delivery to end! Length and tailing away from the right-hander. Samson shoulders arms to it. Five from the first over.
0.5
1
Carlos Brathwaite To Ajinkya Rahane
This one is angled into the batter from wide of the crease. Rahane works it towards square leg and takes one.
0.4
4
Carlos Brathwaite To Ajinkya Rahane
FOUR! Up and over! This time Rahane pounces on the width offered outside off and strokes it over the cover fielder for a boundary. Rajasthan are off the mark in style!
0.3
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Ajinkya Rahane
This one comes back in off the pitch. Shortish and outside off, jags back in. Rahane looks to cut but mistimes it to point.
0.2
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Ajinkya Rahane
Shortens his length this time, the line is outside off though. Rahane guides it but straight to point.
0.1
0
Carlos Brathwaite To Ajinkya Rahane
A hint of away movement to begin with for Brathwaite. It is on the fuller side and outside off, Rahane leaves it alone.
We are back for the chase. The Kolkata players are out in the middle. Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson will open the batting for Rajasthan. Carlos Brathwaite will start the proceedings for Kolkata. Here we go...
19 OV
9 Runs
A. Russell to J. Archer & R. Parag & J. Unadkat
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • 118.3
  • 618.4
  • W 18.5
  • 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
  • W 15.2
  • 115.3
  • 015.4
  • 1 WD 15.5
  • 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
  • W 12.3
  • 112.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
11 Runs
C. Brathwaite to R. Parag & S. Binny
  • 1 WD 11.1
  • 1 WD 11.1
  • 111.1
  • 011.2
  • 011.3
  • 211.4
  • 1 WD 11.5
  • 111.5
  • 411.6
11 OV
7 Runs
P. Chawla to B. Stokes & R. Parag & S. Binny
  • W 10.1
  • 110.2
  • 010.3
  • 010.4
  • 610.5
  • 010.6
10 OV
11 Runs
P. Raj to R. Parag & B. Stokes
  • 1 WD 9.1
  • 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
  • W 7.2
  • 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
  • W 6.3
  • 16.4
  • 16.5
  • 46.6
6 OV
2 Runs
S. Narine to A. Rahane & S. Smith & S. Samson
  • 05.1
  • W 5.2
  • 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
  • Series IPL 2019
  • Venue Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Rajasthan Royals won 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
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 32/2
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 42/3 in 8.2 overs
  • Kolkata 55/3 in 10.1 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 96/4 in 14.0 overs
  • Kolkata 100/4 in 15.0 overs
  • D Karthik T20 Fifty: 50 runs in 35 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • A Russell dropped on 13 by P Chopra in 16.3 overs
  • Kolkata 151/6 in 18.5 overs
  • Rajasthan 50/0 in 4.4 overs
  • 1st wkt Partnership: 50 off 30 balls between A Rahane (31) and S Samson (19)
  • Referral 1 (5.5 ovs): KOL against S Smith (LBW) Unsuccessful (KOL: 0, RAJ: 1)
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 55/1
  • R Parag dropped on 0 by S Narine in 7.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 67/3 in 9.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 100/5 in 13.2 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 122/5 in 15.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 153/6 in 17.4 overs
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Stats
Player Teams Runs Avg.
David Warner SRH 692 69.20
Lokesh Rahul KXIP 593 53.90
Quinton de Kock MUM 529 35.26
Shikhar Dhawan DEL 521 34.73
Andre Russell KOL 510 56.66
Player Teams Wickets Eco.
Imran Tahir CHE 26 6.69
Kagiso Rabada DEL 25 7.82
Deepak Chahar CHE 22 7.47
Shreyas Gopal JAI 20 7.22
Khaleel Ahmed SRH 19 8.23

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