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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 54 Match Summary

KKR vs RR, 2020 - T20 Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals Scorecard
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191/7 (20.0/20)
131/9 (20.0/20)
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs
KKR 191/7
Bat Top Batsmen
68 (35)
  • 5x4s
  • 6x6s
  • 194.28SR
39 (34)
  • 4x4s
  • 2x6s
  • 114.70SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 6.25
4
OVERS
25/3
R/W
4
OVERS
36/2
R/W
RR 131/9
Bat Top Batsmen
35 (22)
  • 4x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 159.09SR
31 (27)
  • 2x4s
  • 1x6s
  • 114.81SR
Bowl Top Bowlers
Bowler
ECON 8.50
4
OVERS
34/4
R/W
Bowler
ECON 3.75
4
OVERS
15/2
R/W
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Right then, the last of double header action this league season ends. Earlier, Chennai beat Punjab and both teams are now flying back to India. While in game 54, Kolkata reduced Rajasthan to pulp. The latter is also out of contention for the playoffs spot now. Kolkata is still alive, courtesy the 60-run win but they must wait, need to reiterate, THEY MUST WAIT! We will only get to know later on, if they can qualify. Meanwhile, the action continues on Monday, 2nd November 2020, with Delhi taking on Bangalore. The winner of that clash secures the other berth in the top 2, alongside Mumbai. The action for Match 55 begins at 1800 Local (1400 GMT) but our build-up begins well in advance. Tune in for that and till then, take care and goodnight!
No prizes for guessing who is the Man of the Match. It is Pat Cummins. Admits that it was not a very great start for him. He did not look too forward when bowling. On his favourite ball, Cummins says it is top of the stumps, around off. Says that he likes to put most of his balls in that area. In T20 cricket, Pat says that some days one bowls well and some days they don't. Is happy that a couple of wickets have come. The longer the tournament has progressed, the better he has bowled, Cummins says.
Eoin Morgan, THE WINNING CAPTAIN, says that the score they got was around a par score. Adds that all his batsmen felt that it was a really good score. Feels that to post that big of a score even with wickets falling, Morgan says he is amazed. States that Kolkata knew that dew would come in later on, in the evening. Having spent time out in the middle, he says that the hard and good length balls work well. States that Cummins set the tone. Says that winning the game was about taking the wickets. Adds that Rajasthan have many world-class players on their side and it was important to take them out. Says that Rajasthan are a fantastic side as are the majority of the teams today. Adds that Kolkata cannot do anything beyond what they did today. He says that beyond this everything is left to god.
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Andre Russell is up for a chat. Says that it is good to be back and be amongst the runs as well. Says that he had a tough rehab. Is priviliged to be back and running around. He says that he would have been out for a long time but for Kolkata's doctors and the management, he is up and running and was able to feature in this game. Says that he does not want to disturb the healing process and force himself to bowl. On his wicket, him getting caught, Russell admits that he knew he stroked it straight to the fielder. Is happy that the team got these 2 crucial points. Says that he loves following cricket and watches every game. States that the middle overs is normally where he bats so he watches and sees what everyone does there.
Steven Smith, Rajasthan's captain, says that the wicket was probably around 180. Losing 4 wickets in the Powerplay, it was always going to be tough from there. Says that Pat Cummins bowled nice lengths. Adds that the first over, Rajasthan got off to a flier but then kept losing wickets later on. Says that some batters did not take responsibility throughout the tournament. Says though that there are a couple of positives that Rajasthan have unearthed - Jofra Archer and Rahul Tewatia. Smith says that the latter bowled really well throughout the tournament. Smith agrees that every side in this tournament is tough. Says that it is a disappointing day for Rajasthan to bow out. Adds that it has been great. Congratulates the organizers for putting up a wonderful show in Dubai. States that many in India are going through tough times and hopes that the players could do their bit to entertain them. States that the BCCI have done really well to put up this show.
Earlier in the evening, Kolkata managed to reach 191, thanks to their captain, Morgan! His superb 68 off 35 did not just steady the sinking ship but also took them to a winning total. Tewatia was the star with the ball for the side from the 'Pink City' as he finished with a 3-fer. That though was not enough to keep Kolkata to a chaseable total.
Excellent bowling performance from Kolkata. Cometh the hour, cometh the man! That is what their most expensive buy did. He delivered at the most crucial stage for his side. His 4-fer set his side up for the win. Mavi and the impressive Chakravarthy built on it with 2 wickets each. Nagarkoti got one as well. This ensured Rajasthan never recovered.
Chasing 192, Rajasthan looked like they would be able to chase it for just 13 balls. They lost Uthappa in the first over, Stokes followed soon. That set the precedent for the evening. Wickets fell in clusters and when you lose 4 inside the Powerplay, it is difficult to comeback, especially chasing 192! Buttler and Tewatia scored 35 and 31 but that was the only saving grace in an abject batting performance. That sees them finish bottom of the league.
Comprehensive win for Kolkata and they have knocked out Rajasthan. Kolkata have finished the league with 14 points but will it be enough to see them qualify for the playoffs? Only time will tell. Bet all the Kolkata fans and players will be glued to their Television for the next two days, keeping a close eye on the remaining 2 games.
Over 20 : 131/9
2 Runs
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
V. Aaron
0 (8)
S. Gopal
23 (23)
K. Nagarkoti
4-0-24-1
19.6
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Varun Aaron
On a length down the leg side, Varun moves to the leg side and looks to steer it towards third man but he misses it altogether. A perfect birthday gift for Shah Rukh Khan who celebrates it in a short while from now. KOLKATA WIN BY 60 RUNS!
19.5
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Varun Aaron
Short ball, Varun Aaron gives room and looks to pull. But he though misses it.
19.4
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Varun Aaron
Full and around off, driven to cover.
19.3
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Varun Aaron
Short ball, takes Varun by surprise as he looked to play at it. Takes his thumb and goes to the off side. Nasty!
19.2
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Varun Aaron
Length ball down the leg side, Aaron tucks it to short mid-wicket as he moved a touch to the on side.
19.1
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shreyas Gopal
Shortish ball on top of off, Gopal moves to the off side and then gets back to the leg side. Strokes this to deep point and takes a single.
19.1
wd
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shreyas Gopal
WIDE! Down the leg side, Shreyas Gopal lets it be.
Over 19 : 129/9
2 Runs
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • W18.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
V. Aaron
0 (3)
S. Gopal
22 (22)
S. Mavi
4-1-15-2
18.6
0
Shivam Mavi To Varun Aaron
Very full on middle, jammed out back to the bowler.
18.5
0
Shivam Mavi To Varun Aaron
Outside off, punched to point.
18.4
0
Shivam Mavi To Varun Aaron
On the pads, Aaron looks to glance it but misses to get hit on the pads.
Varun Aaron is the last man in for Rajasthan.
18.3
W
Shivam Mavi To Kartik Tyagi OUT!
OUT! TAKEN! Trust Mavi to take it one-handed and he does. The 9th wicket goes down for Rajasthan. Full and on middle and leg, Tyagi looks to flick it on the leg side but ends up getting a leading edge back to the bowler. Shivam Mavi was a touch surprised that it came back to him. He manages to react quickly, get a hand to it but fumbles a touch, a couple of times, before he finally holds onto it.
18.2
1
Shivam Mavi To Shreyas Gopal
Very full on off, bunted down to long on for a single.
18.1
1
Shivam Mavi To Kartik Tyagi
Very full ball on the boots, dug out to short mid-wicket for a single.
Over 18 : 127/8
4 Runs
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • W17.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
S. Gopal
21 (21)
K. Tyagi
1 (1)
K. Nagarkoti
3-0-22-1
17.6
0
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shreyas Gopal
Short ball to finish. Shreyas swivels and half-pulls at it, only to end up missing it.
17.5
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Kartik Tyagi
The batsman works it on the off side for one.
17.4
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shreyas Gopal
Full and around off, this is driven down to long on for a single.
Who's in now? Kartik Tyagi it is.
17.3
W
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Jofra Archer OUT!
OUT! CAUGHT! Shivam Mavi with the catch. Archer did not connect it well at all. Full and on middle and leg, Archer clears his front leg and looks to slog it over long on. However, he does not get it off the meat of the bat. He ends up getting it only as far as long on where Mavi completes the catch.
17.2
1
Kamlesh Nagarkoti To Shreyas Gopal
Very full and around off, stroked very firmly to the sweeper cover fielder. Just the single though.
20 OV
2 Runs
K. Nagarkoti to S. Gopal V. Aaron
  • 1 WD19.1
  • 119.1
  • 019.2
  • 019.3
  • 019.4
  • 019.5
  • 019.6
19 OV
2 Runs
S. Mavi to K. Tyagi S. Gopal V. Aaron
  • 118.1
  • 118.2
  • W18.3
  • 018.4
  • 018.5
  • 018.6
18 OV
4 Runs
K. Nagarkoti to J. Archer S. Gopal K. Tyagi
  • 117.1
  • 117.2
  • W17.3
  • 117.4
  • 117.5
  • 017.6
17 OV
11 Runs
S. Narine to J. Archer S. Gopal
  • 016.1
  • 016.2
  • 116.3
  • 416.4
  • 216.5
  • 416.6
16 OV
5 Runs
S. Mavi to J. Archer S. Gopal
  • 115.1
  • 015.2
  • 115.3
  • 115.4
  • 115.5
  • 115.6
15 OV
6 Runs
V. Chakravarthy to R. Tewatia S. Gopal J. Archer
  • 214.1
  • 114.2
  • 114.3
  • W14.4
  • 114.5
  • 114.6
14 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to R. Tewatia S. Gopal
  • 013.1
  • 213.2
  • 013.3
  • 113.4
  • 213.5
  • 013.6
13 OV
3 Runs
V. Chakravarthy to R. Tewatia S. Gopal
  • 112.1
  • 112.2
  • 112.3
  • 012.4
  • 012.5
  • 012.6
12 OV
12 Runs
S. Narine to S. Gopal R. Tewatia
  • 011.1
  • 111.2
  • 411.3
  • 011.4
  • 611.5
  • 111.6
11 OV
7 Runs
V. Chakravarthy to J. Buttler S. Gopal
  • 410.1
  • 010.2
  • 210.3
  • W10.4
  • 010.5
  • 110.6
10 OV
8 Runs
K. Nagarkoti to R. Tewatia J. Buttler
  • 09.1
  • 19.2
  • 09.3
  • 49.4
  • 29.5
  • 19.6
9 OV
10 Runs
S. Narine to J. Buttler R. Tewatia
  • 68.1
  • 08.2
  • 08.3
  • 28.4
  • 18.5
  • 18.6
8 OV
11 Runs
K. Nagarkoti to J. Buttler R. Tewatia
  • 07.1
  • 47.2
  • 1 LB7.3
  • 27.4
  • 07.5
  • 47.6
7 OV
4 Runs
S. Narine to R. Tewatia J. Buttler
  • 16.1
  • 16.2
  • 16.3
  • 16.4
  • 06.5
  • 06.6
6 OV
4 Runs
V. Chakravarthy to J. Buttler R. Tewatia
  • 15.1
  • 05.2
  • 05.3
  • 15.4
  • 15.5
  • 15.6
5 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to J. Buttler R. Parag
  • 44.1
  • 14.2
  • 04.3
  • 04.4
  • 04.5
  • W4.6
4 OV
0 Runs
S. Mavi to S. Samson R. Parag
  • 03.1
  • 03.2
  • W3.3
  • 03.4
  • 03.5
  • 03.6
3 OV
5 Runs
P. Cummins to B. Stokes S. Samson S. Smith
  • W2.1
  • 12.2
  • 02.3
  • 42.4
  • 02.5
  • W2.6
2 OV
8 Runs
S. Mavi to B. Stokes
  • 01.1
  • 01.2
  • 1 WD1.3
  • 01.3
  • 21.4
  • 41.5
  • 11.6
1 OV
19 Runs
P. Cummins to R. Uthappa B. Stokes
  • 60.1
  • 2 WD0.2
  • 00.2
  • 40.3
  • 60.4
  • 10.5
  • W0.6
Match Info
  • Venue Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
  • Weather Clear
  • Toss Rajasthan Royalswon the toss and elected to field
  • Result Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs
  • Player of the Match Pat Cummins
  • Umpire Paul Reiffel (AUS), Nitin Menon (IND) and Anil Chaudhary (IND)
  • Referee Shakti Singh (IND)
Match Notes
  • Innings Break: Kolkata 191/7 in 20.0 overs
  • E Morgan T20 Fifty: 52 runs in 30 balls (4x4) (4x6)
  • Kolkata 152/6 in 17.0 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Kolkata 100/5 in 13.0 overs
  • Kolkata 100/5 in 12.5 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata 55/1
  • 2nd wkt Partnership: 50 off 33 balls between S Gill (28) and R Tripathi (20)
  • Kolkata 50/1 in 5.4 overs
  • Kolkata 1/1: Nitish Rana c Sanju Samson b Jofra Archer 0(1)
  • Referral 1 (0.2 ovs): N Rana against RAJ (Caught) Unsuccessful (KOL: 0, RAJ: 1)
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 105/7 in 14.4 overs
  • Rajasthan 101/6 in 13.5 overs
  • Strategic Time-out: Rajasthan 66/5 in 9.0 overs
  • Rajasthan 50/5 in 7.3 overs
  • Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 41/5
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