Indian Premier League, 2021

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals - Match 54

Venue: Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah

Date & Time: 07 October 2021

Rajasthan Royals 85/10

RR: 5.26 | Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Yashasvi Jaiswal bowled Shakib Al Hasanbowled Shakib Al Hasan0300
Liam Livingstone c Rahul Tripathi & b Lockie Fergusonc Rahul Tripathi & b Lockie Ferguson6610
Sanju Samson c Eoin Morgan (C) & b Shivam Mavic Eoin Morgan (C) & b Shivam Mavi1400
Shivam Dube bowled Shivam Mavibowled Shivam Mavi182001
Anuj Rawat lbw Lockie Fergusonlbw Lockie Ferguson0100
Glenn Phillips bowled Shivam Mavibowled Shivam Mavi81201
Rahul Tewatia bowled Shivam Mavibowled Shivam Mavi443652
Chris Morris lbw Varun Chakravarthylbw Varun Chakravarthy0200
Jaydev Unadkat c Shakib Al Hasan & b Lockie Fergusonc Shakib Al Hasan & b Lockie Ferguson6510
Chetan Sakariya run out (Shakib Al Hasan / Dinesh Karthik)run out (Shakib Al Hasan / Dinesh Karthik)1500
Mustafizur Rahman not out not out 0300
Extras 1 (b 1, lb 0, w 0, nb 0)
Total 85 (10 Wkts, 16.1 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
0-1 (Yashasvi Jaiswal,0.3), 1-2 (Sanju Samson,1.1), 12-3 (Liam Livingstone,3.2), 13-4 (Anuj Rawat,3.4), 33-5 (Glenn Phillips,7.3), 34-6 (Shivam Dube,8), 35-7 (Chris Morris,9), 62-8 (Jaydev Unadkat,11.2), 85-9 (Chetan Sakariya,15.3), 85-10 (Rahul Tewatia,16.1),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shakib Al Hasan1 0 1 1 1.00
Shivam Mavi3.1 0 21 4 6.77
Sunil Narine4 0 30 0 7.50
Lockie Ferguson4 0 18 3 4.50
Varun Chakravarthy4 0 14 1 3.50

Right then! That is all we have from this game. Now, we have two more league games remaining and both of them will be played simultaneously. On 8th October, Delhi will take on Bangalore and Mumbai will face Hyderabad. Both the games will be at 6 pm Local (2 pm GMT). So, join us for that. Goodbye for now!

Shivam Mavi, the Man of the Match, says that he is feeling really good that he could perform so well on the big stage. Adds that his plan was to bowl at the stumps and not give any room. States that when he was playing U-19 cricket, they needed to keep on learning and he has learned when to use slower balls and when to use the yorkers. Adds that he loved taking the wicket of Shivam Dube. Tells that they did whatever was in their hands.

Eoin Morgan, the skipper of Kolkata is down for a chat. Says that batting first on this wicket and setting a total was tough but Iyer and Gill batted brilliantly to take them to a big score. Adds that going too hard too early on these pitches is not the ideal thing and you have to time your aggression well. Mentions that having Shakib Al Hasan in the side has made replacing Russell easy. Informs that they hope that they are taking it day by day with Russell and hope that he recovers soon. Finishes by saying that they have played very well and have deserved to win.

Stay tuned for the presentation ceremony to find out who the Player of the Match is. 

Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that it was a better wicket to bat on. Adds that it was staying low but it definitely was better and 170 was chaseable on this. Tells that they could have done much better with the bat. States that they wanted to get a good start and they wanted a powerful Powerplay but they could not execute it. Says that they have been facing a lot of challenges but they showed character throughout the season and they wanted to show passion. Adds that missing key players was challenging but they were positive about it. Adds that captaincy changed the way he looks at his batting and he realized that if he got out, what would happen to his team and that helped him get more runs.

Lockie Ferguson is down for a chat. He says that the hamstring is fine now. Adds that he had fun bowling on this wicket and looked to bowl on a good length. Credits the batters for the way they batted and got a good score on the board. Informs that the medical team made sure that he recovered from the injury. Credits Mavi for the way he bowled in this game and says that he is an impressive young bowler.

Earlier in the game, Shubman Gill batted brilliantly for Kolkata and made sure that they got a very big total on the board. Kolkata got 171 runs and on a slow pitch, it was too big for Rajasthan to get to that total. A brilliant victory for Kolkata and a disappointing show by Rajasthan in their final game of the season. 

Not much to talk about Rajasthan's batting. They needed a strong start at the top but that did not happen. Instead, their top order was folded and they were way behind the curve. Rahul Tewatia hit a few blows but that was never going to be enough for them to even get close to the total. It was a very poor show from them and this is not something that they would have wanted in their last game of the season. Their show against Mumbai in the previous game too was very poor and Rajasthan would be very disappointed.

Kolkata had a very good total on the board and they bowled really well to defend it. It was a team performance by them and everyone contributed well. Shakib Al Hasan took a wicket at the top and set the tone. Then, Shivam Mavi and Lockie Ferguson demolished the middle order of Rajasthan and put them in firm control of the game. Varun Chakravarthy got the wicket of Chris Morris and all the recognized batters of Rajasthan were back in the hut. Shivam Mavi took 4 wickets while Lockie Ferguson took 3. The spin of Varun Chakravarthy and Shakib Al Hasan got a wicket each and it was a team show by them.

A brilliant victory for Kolkata and this is just what they needed! With this win, they would most likely be the fourth team to make it to the playoffs. Mumbai can still qualify but they would need a massive win against Hyderabad in their last game. As for Rajasthan, this ends the season for them and they would be disappointed with their last couple of games.

16.1
0
Shivam Mavi to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! DRAGGED ON! Mavi finishes the game off with a 4-fer! His best figures in the Indian T20 League! Good-length ball outside off, Tewatia looks to swing it away but gets an inside edge onto the stumps. KOLKATA WIN BY 86 RUNS.

Change. Shivam Mavi (3-0-21-3) to bowl out.

15.6
0
Sunil Narine to Mustafizur Rahman, Outside off, left alone.
15.5
0
Sunil Narine to Mustafizur Rahman, BEATEN! Tossed up outside off, Rahman looks to defend but misses.
15.4
0
Sunil Narine to Mustafizur Rahman, Flatter ball on middle, Rahman defends it onto the pitch.
15.3
1
Sunil Narine to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! RUN OUT! Sakariya has been dismissed via a run out! Rajasthan lose their 9th wicket. Tossed up on middle, Tewatia looks to sweep but it goes off the top edge to deep square leg. Tewatia wants two initially and calls for it but then he sees the fielder coming in quickly and sends Sakariya back. Shakib Al Hasan collects and throws it to Dinesh Karthik who whips the bails off. Sakariya is well short despite the desperate dive.

Strategic Time-Out! Well, the game is pretty much done and dusted. The only thing that Tewatia can do now is put on a show for the viewers and dent the NRR of Kolkata a bit. Mustafizur Rahman joins him in the middle.

15.2
0
Sunil Narine to Rahul Tewatia, On off, defended back to the bowler.
15.1
0
Sunil Narine to Chetan Sakariya, BYE! Tossed up outside off, Sakariya looks to drive but misses. The keeper misses it and the batters collect a bye.

Sunil Narine is back on.

14.6
4
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! Good-length ball outside off, Tewatia slashes it over point. Gill runs across to stop but just as he gets up to collect the ball, he touches the ropes. A boundary signaled.
14.5
2
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball on middle, Tewatia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a couple.
14.4
2
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Full ball on off, Tewatia lifts it over mid off for a couple of runs.
14.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, On middle, defended out.
14.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Full ball down the leg side, Tewatia looks to paddle but misses. Tewatia wants a wide but the umpire does not agree.
14.1
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Full ball on off, Tewatia drives it to mid off.

Lockie Ferguson (3-0-10-3) to bowl out now.

13.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Chetan Sakariya, Full on off, Chetan defends it back to the bowler.

Well, we have a change in the field for the last ball. A slip and short leg come in place.

13.5
1
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Flatter ball on off, Tewatia works it down to long on for one.
13.4
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Loopy ball on off, Rahul pushes it to cover-point.
13.3
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Quicker ball on off, Tewatia defends it out.
13.2
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Floated on off, Rahul defends it to point.
13.1
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Flighted ball on middle, Tewatia reverse-sweeps it to deep point. Turns down the single.
12.6
0
Sunil Narine to Chetan Sakariya, Flatter ball outside off, Sakariya pads it away.
12.5
0
Sunil Narine to Chetan Sakariya, On off, defended out.
12.4
1
Sunil Narine to Rahul Tewatia, Floated ball outside off, Tewatia chips it over the bowler's head for a single.
12.3
0
Sunil Narine to Rahul Tewatia, Very full on middle, Tewatia digs it out to mid on.
12.2
6
Sunil Narine to Rahul Tewatia, SIX! Smacked! Floated ball outside off, Tewatia goes down on his knees and slogs it over deep square leg for a maximum.
12.1
1
Sunil Narine to Chetan Sakariya, Flatter ball down the leg side, Sakariya flicks it to fine leg for one.

Sunil Narine (2-0-21-0) comes back on.

11.6
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Good-length ball outside off, Tewatia looks to run it down to third man but misses.
11.5
4
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, FOUR! What a shot! Shortish ball outside off, Tewatia plays it through extra cover for a boundary.
11.4
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, On a length on middle, Good-length ball on middle, Tewatia flicks it to deep mid-wicket but does not take the run.
11.3
0
Lockie Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia, Good-length ball outside off, Tewatia runs it down to third man and refuses the single.

Chetan Sakariya is the next man in.

11.2
0
Lockie Ferguson to Jaydev Unadkat, OUT! TAKEN! It is all too easy for Kolkata at the moment! Length ball, on off. Jaydev Unadkat goes for the slog but gets the leading edge. The ball goes in the air to deep cover and Shakib Al Hasan takes it with ease.
11.1
4
Lockie Ferguson to Jaydev Unadkat, FOUR! Smacked! Length ball, on off. Jaydev Unadkat hits it over mid off for a boundary.

Lockie Ferguson is back on. 2-0-2-2 are his numbers so far.

10.6
0
Varun Chakravarthy to Rahul Tewatia, Shorter ball, outside off. Punched away to short cover.