Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrashed Rajasthan Royals (RR) in a one-sided contest at Sharjah Cricket Stadium on Thursday to strengthen their probabilities of making it within the playoffs.
Chasing 172, the one factor that the Royals did was dropping wickets at common intervals. The 2008 IPL winners have been 35/7 at one stage when Rahul Tewatia and Jaydev Unadkat tried to calm issues down. The duo added 27 runs for the eighth wicket, which was RR’s highest partnership within the match.
Tewatia scored 44 off 36 deliveries earlier than Shivam Mavi dismissed him to bundle out the Royals for simply 85. KKR gained the competition by an enormous margin of 86 runs.
Mavi was the choose of the bowler for the two-time champions, taking a four-wicket haul for 21 runs in 3.1 overs. Lockie Ferguson additionally shined with the ball as he bagged three scalps whereas conceding solely 18 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Earlier, the Knight Riders posted 171/4 of their allotted 20 overs, due to an explosive knock on the prime by Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer. The pair gave KKR a flying begin forming a scintillating 79-runs partnership for the opening wicket.
Whereas Iyer was despatched again by Tewatia for 38 within the eleventh over, Gill stayed on the crease and saved tickling the scoreboard. The appropriate-handed batter scored a much-needed half-century to assist his facet attain a aggressive whole. Gill made 56 off 44 balls with the assistance of six boundaries.
Rahul Tripathi (21), Eoin Morgan (13 no), and Dinesh Karthik (14 no) chipped in with invaluable contributions down the order to push the crew’s whole past the mark of 170.
Chetan Sakariya was the one bowler who impressed for the Royals. The left-armer picked up one scalp for 23 runs in his quota of 4 overs.
Right here is how Twitter reacted:
— Irfan Pathan (@IrfanPathan) October 7, 2021
Two captains (Morgan-Dhoni) are off form with the bat however have taken their groups to the playoffs. Two captains with rocking kind (Rahul-Samson) have their groups within the backside half. Captain main by instance—main from the entrance overrated? Ideas? #IPL2021
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) October 7, 2021
— R P Singh रुद्र प्रताप सिंह (@rpsingh) October 7, 2021
— Pragyan Ojha (@pragyanojha) October 7, 2021
THAT. WINNING. FEELING! 👏 👏
— IndianPremierLeague (@IPL) October 7, 2021
— KolkataKnightRiders (@KKRiders) October 7, 2021
A COMPLETE efficiency this from @KKRiders! Sensible batting, world class bowling after which some excellent fielding. This victory over @rajasthanroyals will probably be an enormous increase to not solely the run fee, but additionally the boldness of the crew. WELL DONE #KKR!
— MANOJ TIWARY (@tiwarymanoj) October 7, 2021
Kolkata Knight Riders diminished RR to 35/7 as we speak, which is now the bottom rating on the fall of seventh wicket in IPL.
— Kausthub Gudipati (@kaustats) October 7, 2021
#KKR got here to the UAE with little or no probability of qualifying for the play-offs. Now they’re marching there. It has been a really fantastic turnaround
— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) October 7, 2021
If Kane Williamson wins the toss tomorrow and bat first, at that second “MI is formally out of IPL 2021”.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 7, 2021