Indian Premier League Match 21
Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders
Toss : Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and decided to bowl first
After sending to bat by Dinesh Kartik, Rajasthan Royals batsmen were facing a lot of problem in understanding the nature of the pitch. Sawai Mansingh Stadium pitch created a lot of problem for the RR team. Batsmen were looking very confused throughout and finding it very difficult to get the bat on the ball. The skipper Ajinkya Rahane was the first batsman dismissed on 5. Then Steve Smith and Jos Butler added 72 runs in 64 balls.
Jos Butler became the victim of Harry Gurney on 37. He was sooner followed by Rahul Tripathi who also dismissed by Harry Gurney. Ben Stokes was the next batsmen who arrived to the crease RR was expecting him to explode at the end phase of the innings. But he also did not able to capitalize and remain unbeaten on 7 and wasted 14 balls. Steve Smith also scored unbeaten 73 runs off 59 balls.
Rajasthan Royals Score : 139-3 in 20 overs.
In reply to RR 139 runs, KKR got the flying start provided by Sunil Narine. He along with Chris Lynn gave them a 91 runs first wicket stand. Sunil Narine then dismissed on 47 by Shreyas Gopal. He completed the task for which he was sent by his captain. Chris Lynn also scored a half-century. He also became the victim of Shreyas Gopal on 50 runs. Robin Uthappa and Shubman Gill took care of the rest and finishes the match for the KKR.
KKR attain yet another victory and clinch the top position in the season. Their performance is simply amazing this season as they are looking favourite to win IPL this year.