KKR vs RR Highlights: After losing two back-to-back games, Rajasthan Royals sent out a big message to all the franchises that they are still in the hunt for making it into the playoffs. The Royals were brutal both with the bat and ball against Kolkata Knight Riders in an away game on Friday.
On a good batting track, Rajasthan allowed KKR to score just 149 runs in the first innings. KKR didn’t make a great start as Jason Roy and Gurbaz struggled to get going, thanks to a disciplined bowling effort from Boult and Sandeep Sharma.
Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana tried to change the momentum and it started when Venkatesh Iyer smacked Ashwin a slew of boundaries. Chahal also proved expensive in his second over as KKR looked to capitalize in the second half.
However, Yuvzendra Chahal denied them as he picked wickets at a crucial stage in the game. Chahal accounted for the wicket of Nitish Rana in the 11th over to break the crucial partnership, KM Asif took the important wicket of Russell, who was looking dangerous.
Chahal inflicts damage with the ball while Yashasvi Jaiswal seals victory for RR with his hitting 98* off just 47
With Venkatesh Iyer still out there, KKR were hoping for a good finish. However, once again, it was Chahal, who made things difficult as he picked the wickets of Iyer (57) and Thakur (1) in the 17th over.
He then had Rinku Singh caught in the deep to help Rajasthan dominate the proceedings. Yuzvendra Chahal was the standout performer with the ball as he claimed four wickets for just 25 runs in 4 overs.
In the second innings, Buttler got run out early but it was a night to witness another masterclass knock of Yashasvi Jaiswal. The southpaw produced an exhibition of fours and sixes and brought his half-century in just 13 deliveries.
He went on to score an unbeaten knock of 98 runs in 47 balls, helping Rajasthan Royals chase down the score in just 13.1 overs. Sanju Samson also gave him brilliant support as he remained unbeaten on 48 off 29 deliveries.
KKR vs RR Brief Scores
Rajasthan Royals 151 for 1 (Jaiswal 98*, Samson 48*) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 149 for 8 (Venkatesh 57, Chahal 4-25, Boult 2-15) by nine wickets