KKR vs RR Match Highlights, Match Summary, and More!

KKR vs RR Match Highlights, Match Summary, and More!
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Match 54 was played between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals. It was a must-win game for Kolkata to qualify for the playoffs directly. Rajasthan Royals have still had a mathematical chance to qualify but that scenario was impossible and they needed a Miracle. Lookout KKR vs RR Match Highlights here in this article. Moreover, we are also discussing the match summary in detail. So, stay with us till the end and do comment on what you think about the match in the comment section down below.

KKR vs RR Match Summary

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and decided that they will have a bowl first. Kolkata made one change. Tim Southee was replaced by Lockie Ferguson. Rajasthan Royals made four changes in their side. Liam Livingstone, Chris Morris, Anuj Rawat, and Jaydev Unadkat came in the side in place of Evin Lewis, David Miller, Shreyas Gopal, and Kuldip Yadhav.

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Kolkata Knight Riders batting

Kolkata’s top order has been in splendid form since the UAE leg. Once again their openers started brilliantly and gave the opening stand of 79 runs. Venkatesh Iyer was dismissed by Rahul Tewatia. He scored 38 runs with the help of 3 fours and two sixes. Nitish Rana added 12 runs on 5 balls with the help of one six and a four.

Shubham Gill scored another half-century. He played the innings of 56 runs on 44 balls. He smashed 4 fours and two sixes until Chris Morris dismissed him. Rahul Tripathi added 21 runs with 3 fours. Dinesh Kartik and Eoin Morgan finished the innings.

  • Kolkata scored 171 runs in twenty overs with the loss of four wickets.

Rajasthan Royals bowling

Rajasthan front-line bowlers bowled well in the innings. But the fourth bowler was the main concern for them. Dube, Tewatia, and Phillips bowled four overs combine and gave 46 runs in those overs. Sakariya and Chris Morris were economical and picked a wicket each. Mustafizur Rehman remained wicketless in this game.

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Rajasthan Royals Batting

Rajasthan Royals batting struggled throughout the tournament. Their unavailability of foreign batsmen made their batting look ordinary. Like the previous game, their team again struggled with the bat. They lost their first wicket on a score of zero. Yashashvi Jaiswal was bowled by Shakib ul Hassan. Their captain Sanju Samson got out in the next over. Shivam Mavi dismissed Samson on the score of 1 run. Then, Lockie Ferguson picked two wickets in the fourth over. He dismissed Liam Livingstone and Anuj Raut.

Rajasthan was struggling at the end of the powerplay. They scored only 17 runs in the powerplay with the loss of 4 wickets. This was the lowest powerplay total in the Indian Premier League 2021.

After the fall of early wickets, Rajasthan never looked strong in the game. They kept losing the wickets at regular intervals. Shiva Dube tried to build the innings but soon he was bowled by Shivam Mavi. Glenn Phillips also did not look comfortable on the crease. He was also bowled by Shivam Mavi as well. Then, Chris Morris was given LBW on the second ball he faced.

Rahul Tewatia was the only batsman who looked good. He scored 44 runs on 36 balls. He hit 5 fours and two sixes until he was bowled by Shivam Mavi. Rajasthan Royals in chasing the target of 172 runs got out on 85 runs and lost the match by the margin of 87 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders’ bowling

Kolkata after their brilliant display in batting started brilliantly with the ball. They picked the early wickets that helped them win the match. Shivam Mavi picked 4 wickets in this match. Lockie Ferguson picked three wickets. Varun Chakravarthy and Shakib Ul Hassan picked one wicket each.

KKR vs RR Match Highlights
KKR celebrating.

Man of the match of KKR vs RR Match

Shivam Mavi was awarded man of the match for his brilliant display of bowling. He picked four wickets by giving only 21 runs.

KKR vs RR Match Highlights

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Kolkata after this win by the huge margin has confirmed their play in the playoffs. Mumbai Indians now need to win their match by 171 runs to qualify for the playoffs. The highest runs defeat in the IPL history is 147 runs. So, they have to create a new record to defend the total and qualify for the playoffs. They cannot qualify if they bat second. So, we can say that we got our top four teams of IPL 2021.

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