IPL 2023 KKR vs RR: Knights give 150 runs goal for Royals to chase

Enjoying the twelfth match of the sixteenth Indian Premier League in opposition to Rajasthan Royals at Eden Gardens, the Kolkata Knight Riders scored 149 runs after shedding 8 wickets in 20 overs.

Each the groups confronted one another in 27 encounters, the place has received 14 video games whereas Rajasthan has received 12.

Earlier, Rajasthan Royal received the toss and opted to bowl first in opposition to the house staff.

KKR innings:

Batting first, the KKR openers — Jason Roy (10) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (18)– could not do a lot and had been dismissed by Trent Boult within the second and fifth over.

Following this, KKR’s Venkatesh Iyer took the accountability on his shoulders to attain within the match and tried establishing a partnership with skipper Nitish Rana (22), who was dismissed by Yuzvendra Chahal within the eleventh over.

After this, KKR despatched energy hitter Andre Russell (10), whom KM Asif despatched again within the 14th over. Within the 18th over, set batter Venkatesh Iyer (57) too was despatched again by Chahal. With this, wickets began falling like pack of playing cards and KKR batters Rinku Singh (16), Shardul Thakur (1) and Sunil Narine (6) could not sustain. By the tip of 20 overs, KKR managed to present a goal of 150 runs for Royals to chase.

For RR, Yuzvendra Chahal took 4 wickets, Trent Boult picked one, whereas KM Asif and Sandeep Sharma clinched one wicket every.

After the innings, Yuzvendra Chahal has surpassed Dwayne Bravo to turn out to be the very best wicket-taker within the IPL. In Thursday’s match, Chahal claimed figures of 4 for 25 in his 4 overs, taking his tally as much as 187 wickets. He has turn out to be highest wicket-taker within the IPL surpassing Dwayne Bravo.

RR Innings:

Chasing a goal of 150 runs on the Eden Gardens isn’t that simple, contemplating the pitch situations. However, when RR openers — Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler — entered the sector, they appeared very agency on successful the match.

Nonetheless, Buttler couldn’t open his account and was run out by Andre Russell within the second over solely.

Following this, RR skipper Sanju Samson entered the sector and every part modified rapidly. He constructed a thunderous partnership with Jaiswal and it was raining boundaries all throughout the bottom.

One one aspect Jaiswal was hitting fours and on the opposite aspect Samson was flying the ball with sixes.

In merely 47 balls, Jaiswal hit 98 runs at a strike price of 208.51, with 12 fours and 5 sixes, whereas on the opposite aspect Samson scored 48 runs in 29 balls, with 2 fours and 5 sixes.

The duo chased the goal of 150 runs in simply 13.1 overs, with 9 wickets remaining.

With this, RR climbed to the third spot with 6 wins and 6 loses within the IPL factors desk, whereas KKR slipped to seventh spot with 5 wins and seven loses.


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