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IPL 2021: RR vs KKR Highlights, Rajasthan Royals Beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 Wickets, Morris and Samson shine.

Date 24 April 2021 Match 18 IPL 2021: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Chris Morris’ (4 for 23) best bowling performance of the season so far was followed by a responsible 41-ball 42* from skipper Sanju Samson as Rajasthan Royals crushed Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in Mumbai. Chasing 134 for victory, Rajasthan crossed the finish line with 7 balls to spare. On the other hand, a hapless batting performance from Kolkata pushed them to their fourth successive defeat of the season. Stay with TOI to get IPL live score, playing 11, scorecard, highlights and ball by ball score updates of the 18th IPL match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders.

After a couple of low scores and an irresponsible knock, a composed skipper Sanju Samson (42 not out) this time led from the front to guide Rajasthan Royals to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders in Mumbai. Chasing a par 134, new opening pair of Jos Buttler (5) and Yashasvi Jaiswal (22) disappointed, adding just 21 for the first wicket. But Samson looked in sublime touch from the word go. The skipper paced his innings beautifully as he kept the asking rate under control. Samson’s 45-run stand with Shivam Dube (22) in a low-scoring chase shifted the balance heavily in favour of his team. Along with David Miller (24*), Samson eventually took Rajasthan across the finish line with 7 balls to spare. For Kolkata, it was once again a disappointing performance with the bat that resulted in their fourth successive defeat of the season. Chris Morris (4 for 23) picked up his best season figures to restrict a batting-heavy Kolkata to a mediocre total on a batting-friendly Wankhede track.

RAJASTHAN 134/4(18.5 OV) RR 7.12
BATSMANRB4S6SS.R
JOS BUTTLER
lbw b Varun Chakaravarthy
571071.42
YASHASVI JAISWAL
c sub Kamlesh Nagarkoti b Shivam Mavi
221750129.41
SANJU SAMSON (C) (W)
not out
424121102.43
SHIVAM DUBE
c Prasidh Krishna b Varun Chakaravarthy
221821122.22
RAHUL TEWATIA
c sub Kamlesh Nagarkoti b Prasidh Krishna
580062.5
DAVID MILLER
not out
242330104.34
RIYAN PARAG
CHRIS MORRIS
JAYDEV UNADKAT
CHETAN SAKARIYA
MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN
EXTRAS: 14
(b – 0, w – 6, no – 1, lb – 7, penalty – 0)
TOTAL
134/4 (18.5 OV) RR 7.12
FALL OF WICKETS
1-21 (Jos Buttler, 3.2 ov), 2-40 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4.5 ov), 3-85 (Shivam Dube, 10.5 ov), 4-100 (Rahul Tewatia, 13.4 ov)
BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
SHIVAM MAVI40191304.75
PAT CUMMINS3.50360109.39
VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY40322008
SUNIL NARINE40200015
PRASIDH KRISHNA30201206.66
MATCH NOTES
Rajasthan
Rajasthan 50/2 in 5.4 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Rajasthan 50/2
Strategic Time-out : Rajasthan Royals 77/2 in 9.0 overs
Rajasthan Royals 100/3 in 13.3 overs
Referral 1 (14.1 ovs): D Miller against Kolkata Knight Riders (LBW) Successful (RR: 1, KKR: 1)
Referral 2 (14.5 ovs): Kolkata Knight Riders against D Miller (LBW) Unsuccessful (RR: 1, KKR: 0)
Strategic Time-out : Rajasthan Royals 113/4 in 16.0 overs
KOLKATA 133/9(20.0 OV) RR 6.65
BATSMANRB4S6SSR
NITISH RANA
c Sanju Samson b Chetan Sakariya
22251188
SHUBMAN GILL
run out (Jos Buttler)
11191057.89
RAHUL TRIPATHI
c Riyan Parag b Mustafizur Rahman
362612138.46
SUNIL NARINE
c Yashasvi Jaiswal b Jaydev Unadkat
671085.71
EOIN MORGAN (C)
run out (Chris Morris)
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DINESH KARTHIK (W)
c Chetan Sakariya b Chris Morris
252440104.16
ANDRE RUSSELL
c David Miller b Chris Morris
9701128.57
PAT CUMMINS
c Riyan Parag b Chris Morris
10601166.66
SHIVAM MAVI
b Chris Morris
571071.42
PRASIDH KRISHNA
not out
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VARUN CHAKARAVARTHY
EXTRAS: 9
(b – 2, w – 5, no – 1, lb – 1, penalty – 0)
TOTAL
133/9 (20.0 OV) RR 6.65
FALL OF WICKETS
1-24 (Shubman Gill, 5.4 ov), 2-45 (Nitish Rana, 8.1 ov), 3-54 (Sunil Narine, 9.5 ov), 4-61 (Eoin Morgan, 10.2 ov), 5-94 (Rahul Tripathi, 15.2 ov), 6-117 (Andre Russell, 17.4 ov), 7-118 (Dinesh Karthik, 18 ov), 8-133 (Pat Cummins, 19.2 ov), 9-133 (Shivam Mavi, 20 ov)
BOWLERSOMRWKTWDNBECON
JAYDEV UNADKAT40251006.25
CHETAN SAKARIYA40311417.75
MUSTAFIZUR RAHMAN40221005.5
CHRIS MORRIS40234105.75
RAHUL TEWATIA30240008
SHIVAM DUBE1050005
MATCH NOTES
Kolkata
S Gill dropped on 6 by Y Jaiswal in 3.5 overs
Mandatory Power play (1-6): Kolkata Knight Riders 25/1
Strategic Time-out : Kolkata Knight Riders 45/1 in 8.0 overs
Kolkata Knight Riders 50/2 in 8.3 overs
Strategic Time-out : Kolkata Knight Riders 84/4 in 14.0 overs
Kolkata Knight Riders 100/5 in 16.0 overs
Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders 133/9 in 20.0 overs