Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) produced a bowling masterclass as they beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator clash on Wednesday at the Eden Gardens. With the loss, Rajasthan have been eliminated from this tournament while Kolkata will play SunRisers Hyderabad on Friday in Qualifier 2. Chasing 170, Rajasthan looked steady as their batsmen Ajinkya Rahane (46), Rahul Tripathi (20) and Sanju Samson (50) contributed well during the innings. However, things turned in Kolkata's favour after Piyush Chawla (2/24) took Samson and Tripathi's wicket to peg back the chasing side. Rajasthan crumbled under pressure from the Kolkata bowlers in the latter stages of the match and eventually lost to the better team. (SCORECARD)
Dinesh Karthik (52) and Andre Russell (49) took Kolkata Knight Riders to 169/7 against Rajasthan Royals in the Indian Premier League (IPL) Eliminator match on Wednesday. KKR were in deep trouble after losing their top four batsmen for 51 runs in 8 overs. Sunil Narine (4), Chris Lynn (18), Robin Uthappa (3) and Nitish Rana (3) failed to accumulate runs for their team. However, Karthik and Russell ensured KKR got to a competitive total. Krishnappa Gowtham (2/15) was once again brilliant with the ball for Rajasthan. Jofra Archer and Ben Laughlin also took two wickets each.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Chris Lynn, Dinesh Karthik (Captain/Wicket-keeper), Robin Uthappa, Mitchell Johnson, Piyush Chawla, Kuldeep Yadav, Shubman Gill, Ishank Jaggi, Nitish Rana, Vinay Kumar, Apoorv Wankhade, Rinku Singh, Shivam Mavi, Cameron Delport, Javon Searles, Tom Curran, Prasidh Krishna.
Rajasthan Royals: Heinrich Klassen, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Ajinkya Rahane, Darcy Short, Rahul Tripathi, Dhawal Kulkarni, Zahir Khan Pakteen, Ben Laughlin, Stuart Binny, Dushmantha Chameera, Anureet Singh, Aryaman Vikram Birla, Midhun S, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Jatin Saxena, Ankit Sharma, Mahipal Lomror.
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