IPL Highlights, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana Power KKR To 7-Wicket Win Over RR

Updated: 18 April 2018 23:45 IST

IPL Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Highlights: Kolkata win their third match of the IPl 2018 after beating Rajasthan Royals

IPL Highlights, Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana Power KKR To 7-Wicket Win Over RR
RR vs KKR Highlights: Kolkata win their third match of the IPL 2018 after beating Rajasthan Royals © BCCI

Robin Uthappa and Nitish Rana played key roles as Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets in their Indian Premier League (IPL) clash to register their third win of the season. Chasing a modest 161-run target, KKR looked comfortable throughout barring the early dismissal of their opener Chris Lynn in the first over itself. After that, Sunil Narine made up for his poor bowling as he hit a quickfire 35 runs including 5 fours and a maximum. He was ably supported by Uthappa who made his presence felt right from the outset. He played a brilliant knock of 48 runs that included 6 fours and 3 sixes. The Rajasthan bowlers didn't trouble the visitors as Rana and skipper Dinesh Karthik both remained unbeaten on 35 and 42 runs respectively ensuring his team crossed the finishing line in only 18.5 overs. (SCORECARD)

Earlier, a good bowling display by Kolkata helped them restrict Rajasthan to 160/8 at the Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. After being put in to bat, Rajasthan got off to a cautious start with skipper Ajinkya Rahane and D Arcy Short playing it safe. After the first two overs, Rahane began playing his shots as he hammered Sunil Narine for four consecutive boundaries. However, the RR skipper eventually fell for 36 off 19 balls in the seventh over. Short then started to play the shots as he scored a fighting 44 before getting dismissed by Rana. After his departure, wickets kept falling at regular intervals courtesy some good disciplined bowling display by KKR. Tom Curran bowled well for KKR as he finished with figures of 2-19 while Nitish Rana also took two wickets to restrict the hosts to a below-par total.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals: Heinrich Klassen, Benjamin Stokes, Jaydev Unadkat, Sanju Samson, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jos Buttler, 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.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (c and WK), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi and Tom Curran.

When and Where to Watch: Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

India: TV: Star Sports 1, Star Sports 1 HD (English, Hindi, Tamil). Live Streaming: Hotstar.

UK: TV: Sky Sports 2. Live Streaming: Sky Go and Watch Sky Sports.

Bangladesh: TV: GTV and Star Sports.

USA: TV: Willow TV. Live Streaming: Willow TV Live Online.

Australia: TV: Fox Sports. Live Streaming: Foxtel.

New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport 1. Live Streaming: Sky Go NZ.

South Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.

Middle East: TV: OSN Sports Cricket. Live Streaming: OSN Play.

Singapore: TV: Star Cricket.

RR vs KKR Highlights

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Yet another one-sided game in this week. Kolkata scaled down the target without breaking a sweat. Rajasthan just didn't turn up with the ball in this match and as a result, faced a big defeat. Next up, Punjab will be taking on Hyderabad on 19th April at 2000 local (1430 GMT). Do join us then. Cheers!

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Nitish Rana gets his consecutive Man of the Match award. If it was for his batting against Delhi, today it's for his all-round show. He picked up the wickets of Rahane and D'Arcy Short and then played a responsible knock to see his side through. An award well deserved.

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A stroll in the park for Kolkata and they have broken the 9-match winning streak of Rajasthan at home. Very convincingly done by the visiting side. They suffered an early blow in their chase but the 69-run stand between Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa kept them on track. Later on, skipper Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana combined to construct a match-winning partnership. Apart from Krishnappa Gowtham, there was nothing in Rajasthan's bowling as they looked completely flat.

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Ben Laughlin to Dinesh Karthik

SIX! That's enormous! DK finishes it off in style. Anticipates a slower one again, gets it in his half on a fuller length and he hoists it over long on for a maximum. KOLKATA WIN BY 7 WICKETS!

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Ben Laughlin to Nitish Rana

An off pace delivery which is on the shorter side outside off, a mistime shot by Rana as it goes towards backward point off the bottom edge. Another run taken.

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Ben Laughlin to Dinesh Karthik

Nopes, he drills a full ball down to long on and jogs across to other end.

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Ben Laughlin to Nitish Rana

Full and around off, slower in pace again, it's lofted down to long off for a run. 6 more needed, can DK finish it with one blow?

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Ben Laughlin to Nitish Rana

Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Rana swings and misses.

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Ben Laughlin to Nitish Rana

Fuller in length around off, Rana strokes it to wide long off for a brace. 50-run stand comes up!

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Ben Laughlin to bowl out.

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