In this crunch encounter, the halfway house and the match are beautifully crafted. After the brilliant performance of Shubman Gill-Rahul Tripathi, Rahul Tewatia has brought Rajasthan Royals Back in the game with two wickets in an over. But Eoin Morgan has also made clear his intention to get his first maximum from Karthik Tyagi in the final overs.
Rahul Tripathi 36 *
Eoin Morgan 9 *
KKR 84/3 after 10 overs
Over 8.6: Out! Rahul Tewatia’s second wicket in the over. Sunil Narine goes for fog on the leg side but makes mistakes. Ben Stokes completes a comfortable catch at long-on. Naren dodges for a two-ball. Tewatia brought the Royals back into the game. KKR 74/3
Over 8.3: OUT! Rahul Tewatia got the much-needed success for Rajasthan Royals. Shubman Gill goes for a slog sweep but mistakes Tewatia with a googly. It hits Jose Butler directly into the deep. Gill departs for 36 of 24.
End of 8th over First over of Karthik Tyagi. Out of this, only 4 runs. Rahul Teotia continues from the other end. KKR 68/1
Over 6.5: Six! High and beautiful Rahul Tripathi lashed out at Rahul Tewatia. 85 meters strike and it clears the distance very easily. KKR 64/1
End of Powerplay!
And what about the last 30 minutes. One wicket and then a rain of fours and sixes. A complete cracker of a match. For Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi, the first ball exploded.
Shubman Gill 33 *
Rahul Tewatia Tripathi 20 *
KKR 55/1 after 6 overs.
50-run partnership between @RealShubmanGill & Rahul Tripathi.Live – https://t.co/loiysIghUH # Dream11IPL https://t.co/ocMRMVLH2i
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5.2 overs: four! Creamed for four! Rahul Tripathi makes a place for himself and takes another boundary through extra cover for the delivery of Varun Aaron. KKR 48/1
End of 4th over Shreyas Gopal’s poor debut. Gave 17 runs in his first over including four boundaries. And it forced captain Steve Smith to bring in Joffre Archer for the third consecutive over. This partnership between dangerous-looking Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill. In both counterattack mode at the moment. KKR 32/1
3.4 overs: four! Shreyas Gopal’s first over. After Shubman Gill hit back-to-back boundaries off the first two balls, Gopal now drifted for a boundary by Rahul Tripathi. 13 runs off the first four balls of his over. KKR 28/1
Finished third over Speed like fire! Another act of English Jofra Archer. All deliveries were over in that over 144km / h Mark. Just two runs from his second over. Both Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill are facing difficulties against Archer’s pace at the moment. KKR 15/1
End of 2 overs: four! Four! Constant boundaries for KKR! Shubman Gill in Counterman Mode. Varun Aaron hit three fours in his first over. Two back-to-back off the last two balls of the over. KKR 13/1
End of 1 over A great debut from Joffre Archer. One wicket and just one run from his first over. Varun Aaron to share the new ball with Archer from the other end. KKR 1/1
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Over 0.2: Out! A sensational debut from Joffra Archer. Once again he took a wicket in his first over. A Jaffa of Archer and Nitish Rana hits it straight to Sanju Samson. To surprise many, Nitish reviews, but is unsuccessful. First time for Nitish Rana in this IPL. KKR 1/1
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana out in the middle to start Kolkata Knight Riders Shift. Jofra Archer has a new ball in his hand for Rajasthan Royals. A slip in place of Shubman for him on strike. here is my!
Team Transformation: Kolkata have made some changes, replacing Andreu Russell and Shivam Mavi again in place of Rinku Singh and Lockie Ferguson. Rajasthan have retained the same playing eleven in their last match.
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Match 54 – @rajasthanroyals win the toss and they will bowl first against #KKR. # Dream11IPL https://t.co/N4Ov9CVNQS
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Steve Smith: We will bowl first, dew is coming in and that is the big reason. We have bowled well for most of the tournament and hopefully, we will play well tonight. In games in which we have not performed well, our senior batsmen have not done well, and fortunately, Stokes and Samson have been in good performances. We are unchanged.
Eoin Morgan: We would love to chase. This is not a night to hold back and on top of that, we need to improve NRR. He (Andre Russell) is back and it’s great to be back and so let’s hope tonight. Loki is out. Rinku Singh misses and Shivam Mavi comes inside. As a side, you want to get into a game-winning situation and then think of other (NRR) scenarios.
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson (w), Steven Smith (c), Jose Butler, Ryan Parag, Rahul Teotia, Joffra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Karthik Tyagi
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Naren, Eoin Morgan (c), Dinesh Karthik (w), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakraborty
TOSS: Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith won the toss, fielded against Kolkata Knight Riders
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fingers crossed! Toss to take place soon
Hello and welcome to live coverage Ipl 2020 Match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.