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.