Indian Premier League, 2021

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - Match 18

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Date & Time: 24 April 2021

Rajasthan Royals 134/4

RR: 7.12 | Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

FULL SCORECARD

Batsman R B 4s 6s
Jos Buttler lbw Varun Chakaravarthylbw Varun Chakaravarthy5710
Yashasvi Jaiswal c Kamlesh Nagarkoti (sub) & b Shivam Mavic Kamlesh Nagarkoti (sub) & b Shivam Mavi221750
Sanju Samson not out not out 424121
Shivam Dube c Prasidh Krishna & b Varun Chakaravarthyc Prasidh Krishna & b Varun Chakaravarthy221821
Rahul Tewatia c Kamlesh Nagarkoti (sub) & b Prasidh Krishnac Kamlesh Nagarkoti (sub) & b Prasidh Krishna5800
David Miller not out not out 242330
Riyan Parag
Chris Morris
Jaydev Unadkat
Chetan Sakariya
Mustafizur Rahman
Extras 14 (b 0, lb 7, w 6, nb 1)
Total 134 (4 Wkts, 18.5 Ov)
Fall of Wickets
21-1 (Jos Buttler,3.2), 40-2 (Yashasvi Jaiswal,4.5), 85-3 (Shivam Dube,10.5), 100-4 (Rahul Tewatia,13.4),
BowlingO M R WEcon
Shivam Mavi4 0 19 1 4.75
Pat Cummins3.5 0 36 0 10.29
Varun Chakaravarthy4 0 32 2 8.00
Sunil Narine4 0 20 0 5.00
Prasidh Krishna3 0 20 1 6.67
Nitish Rana0 0 0 0 0
Shubman Gill0 0 0 0 0
Rahul Tripathi0 0 0 0 0
Eoin Morgan 0 0 0 0 0
Andre Russell0 0 0 0 0
Dinesh Karthik 0 0 0 0 0

That is it from this game! Rajasthan get the 2 points. We have a double-header on 25th April, 2021. First match is between Chennai and Bangalore. It will begin at 1530 local (1000 GMT). The second match is between Hyderabad and Delhi. Do join us for that at 1930 local (1400 GMT). Till then, take care and cheers!

Chris Morris is named the MAN OF THE MATCH. He says he bowled with a clear mind and that worked for him. Adds that it wasn't the easiest wicket to bat on. Tells that Stokes and Archer are massive losses but they have the right personnel and they had to lift themselves and keep smiling. Tells that they had a lot of fun while playing today. Adds that conditions always change and it is always difficult to bowl against Dre Russ but they try to analyze and keep working on it.

Sanju Samson, the Rajasthan skipper, says that the bowlers did well to restrict Kolkata to 133. Adds that it was a brilliant effort from their bowlers. Mentions that he was happy for Chris Morris as he was ready to perform against big players. Mentions that he plays according to the situation and he wanted to make his team win today. Further says that Chetan Sakariya is a very happy character and the team is happy having him. Samson also says that Sakariya will win games for them in the future.

Eoin Morgan, the Kolkata skipper, says the batsmen did not bat with intent in the whole innings. Adds that they did not have enough score on the board. Mentions that they were at least 40 runs short. Further says that they did not have partnerships in their innings. Morgan also says they lost wickets upfront and in the end, the batsmen had a lot to do. Mentions that they need to play smart cricket and it was not there today. Further says that they could not get the 2 points but they move to Ahmedabad from here and will look for a change in fortunes.

David Miller is down for a chat, says that it is really nice to finish the game and it was a good team effort in the end. Adds that him coming down the order was a tactical move and he is happy that it worked out. Says that they have a great setup and have a positive outlook. Tells that the pitch was nice but the cutters were tough to hit.

Kolkata bowled with all their heart but the target was too low for them to make a match out of it. Mavi and Chakravarthy bowled well. So did Narine and Krishna. But they couldn't pick up regular wickets to put the pressure on the Rajasthan lineup.

Clinical display by Rajasthan. They lost their openers early, but skipper Samson was joined by Dube in the middle. They both put on a solid partnership to ensure that they motor along well. Dube fell and Tewatia fell soon too. But Samson was solid as a rock and he was joined by Miller. These two saw Rajasthan over the line.

Rajasthan chase it down with ease. This was a great match for them and they would be very happy to pick up 2 points. Kolkata, on the other hand, are under more pressure now.

18.5
1
Pat Cummins to Sanju Samson, Full delivery on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. RAJASTHAN WIN BY 6 WICKETS!
18.4
1
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Back of a length on off, Miller pushes it towards covers for a single.
18.3
0
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Good length ball on middle, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket.
18.2
2
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Length delivery on leg, Miller flicks it through square leg. The batsmen get two runs.
18.1
1
Pat Cummins to Sanju Samson, On a length on middle, Samson flicks it through square leg for a single.
17.6
1
Prasidh Krishna to Sanju Samson, Full again on middle, Samson flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. Just 5 needed now!
17.5
1
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Full on middle, Miller flicks it through square leg for a single.
17.4
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Short delivery on off, Miller cuts it to point.
17.3
4
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, FOUR! Excellent shot! Full on the pads, Miller flicks it through mid-wicket for a boundary. Rajasthan need just 7 runs now to win the match!
17.2
2
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Short delivery on middle, Miller pulls it towards fine leg. The batsmen get a couple.
17.1
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Length delivery on middle, Miller flicks it to mid-wicket.
16.6
1
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Good length delivery on middle, Miller looks to flick but gets an inside edge onto the pads. It goes towards the off side. The batsmen take a single.
16.5
0
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Full delivery on off, Miller drives it to mid off.
16.4
1
Pat Cummins to Sanju Samson, On a length on middle, Samson flicks it through square leg for a single.
16.3
1
Pat Cummins to David Miller, Full on leg, Miller flicks it through square leg for a single.
16.2
4
Pat Cummins to David Miller, FOUR! Good length delivery on off, Miller looks to defend but gets an outside edge. It goes towards third man for a boundary.
16.1
1
Pat Cummins to Sanju Samson, Length delivery on middle, Samson pushes it through mid on for a single.

STRATEGIC TIME-OUT! Rajasthan are doing well here. They have Sanju Samson still there. He would want Miller to give him good support till the end. They lost Tewatia but Rajasthan would look to not lose any more wickets. On the other hand, Kolkata have done well to put pressure on Rajasthan. They have not given easy runs so far but they still need wickets to make a comeback into this match.

15.6
2
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, 9 runs from the over and Rajasthan are motoring along well! Full ball, on the pads. Miller clips it past mid-wicket. Morgan dives again but can't stop it. The batters take a couple of runs. 21 needed in the last 4.
15.5
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to point.
15.4
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Length ball, outside off. Miller looks to pull but gets the inner edge past his stumps.
15.3
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Direct hit and Sanju Samson was a goner! Length ball, on the pads. Miller clips it to mid-wicket but Morgan dives and deflects the ball to mid on. Sanju Samson wants a single but Miller doesn't. Sunil Narine throws the ball at the bowler's end but misses. 
15.2
4
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, FOUR! Poor from Rana in the deep! Short and outside off. David Miller cuts it to the backward point fence. Rana runs across, dives but the ball slides under him and to the ropes.
15.2
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Length ball down the leg side. Wide given once again.
15.2
0
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Full toss, down the leg side. Miller misses his flick and the umpire calls it a wide.
15.1
1
Prasidh Krishna to Sanju Samson, Shorter ball, outside off. Cut away to third man for one.
14.6
0
Shivam Mavi to David Miller, Slower ball, outside off. Pushed to extra covers.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! David Miller is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it was pitching outside leg. Kolkata lose their only review.

14.5
0
Shivam Mavi to David Miller, NOT OUT! Once again, this is pitching outside leg! Fuller ball, on the pads. Miller misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Mavi appeals but the umpire is not interested. Kolkata review it. There is nothing on the Ultra Edge but it is once again pitching outside leg.
14.4
0
Shivam Mavi to David Miller, Length ball, outside off. Miller takes a few steps down the track and looks to defend. The ball hits the inner half of the bat and drops beside him. He looks for a run but is sent back by Samson.
14.3
1
Shivam Mavi to Sanju Samson, Good length ball, outside off. Samson runs it down to third man for one.
14.3
0
Shivam Mavi to Sanju Samson, Length ball, down the leg side. Samson misses his glance. Wided.
14.2
1
Shivam Mavi to David Miller, Fuller ball, outside off. Pushed to mid off for a quick single.

Review time! An appeal for lbw! David Miller is the man in question. Ultra Edge shows that there is no bat involved. Ball Tracker shows that it is pitching outside leg. Rajasthan retain their review.

14.1
0
Shivam Mavi to David Miller, NOT OUT! The ball was pitching outside leg and Miller is safe! Length ball, around leg. Miller misses his flick and is hit on the pads. Mavi appeals and the umpire waits for an eternity before raising his finger. Miller though goes for the review right away. There is nothing on the Ultra Edge but the ball is pitching outside leg. Good use of the review by Miller.

Shivam Mavi is back on.

13.6
0
Prasidh Krishna to Sanju Samson, Length ball, outside off. Pushed to point for nothing. 4 runs and a wicket from the over. 33 needed in last 6.
13.5
1
Prasidh Krishna to David Miller, Off the mark! Back of a length, on the stumps. Miller hops up and clips it down to fine leg for one.

David Miller is the next batsman in.

13.4
0
Prasidh Krishna to Rahul Tewatia, OUT! TAKEN! Krishna strikes in his first over! Short ball, outside off. Tewatia goes for the pull but ends up top-edging it towards fine leg. Kamlesh Nagarkoti, the substitute fielder, runs in and takes a good catch sliding forward.
13.3
1
Prasidh Krishna to Sanju Samson, Back of a length, around his body. Samson sways away from the line and runs it down to third man for one.
13.2
1
Prasidh Krishna to Rahul Tewatia, Short ball, outside off. Pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one.