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Note – If KKR win by 79 runs or more today their NRR will be better than DC and RCB. In that scenario they will go from 8th spot to 2nd.
End of 8th over: FOUR! A boundary from Rahul Tewatia to end the first over from Kamlesh Nagarkoti. 11 runs from it including a couple of boundaries. Sunil Narine to continue from the other end. RR 56/5
End of Powerplay!
And what a phase this has been for KKR. They have absolutely rocked Rajasthan Royals. They are currently reeling in this chase of 192. Absolute domination from the KKR pacers. They have given just nothing to the Royals except from the first five balls right at the start of the innings.
RR 41/5 after 6 overs
4.6 overs: OUT! Pat Cummins strikes once again. He is breathing fire at the moment. Fourth wicket for him in three overs. Bumper from Cummins and Riyan Parag tries to pull it but instead edges it straight to keeper Dinesh Karthik. The Royals are falling apart in this chase of 192. KKR pacers bowling beautifully at the moment. Parag walks back for a seven-ball duck as Royals sink further. RR 37/5
End of 4th over: A wicket-maiden and how often do you see that in IPL. Rajasthan Royals are in all sorts of trouble at the moment. Reeling at 32/4 with their top four batsmen back in the pavilion. RR 32/4
3.3 overs: OUT! Shivam Mavi joins the party from the other end. Gets the outside edge of Sanju Samson and Dinesh Karthik makes no mistake behind the stumps. Samson falls for 1 and the Royals are now in deep trouble. They are four down with nothing on the board. RR 32/4
2.6 overs: OUT! And now Pat Cummins has got Steve Smith on the final ball of his over. Two wickets in the second over for Cummins. Inside edge and the ball just clips the bails. Smith falls for 4 and KKR are right on top in this game. They have got the three big wickets and the wrecker-in-chief has been Cummins with his triple strike. RR 32/3
2.1 overs: OUT! Dinesh Karthik takes an absolute stunner. Ben Stokes tries to go straight against Pat Cummins but only manages to edge the ball. Karthik flies to his left to grab a one-handed screamer. The ball sticks in the webbing between the thumb and the index finger. Second wicket for Pat Cummins as Stokes departs for 18.
1.5 overs: FOUR! Ben Stokes shimmies down the track and hits Shivam Mavi through covers to collect yet another boundary. Stokes is looking like a man out on a mission. RR 26/1
End of 1st over: What a start to this run chase of 192. 19 runs and a wicket from Pat Cummins in his first over. A couple of sixes and a four and then the wicket of Robin Uthappa on the final ball. The most expensive first over this IPL ends with a wicket. Cummins has a smile on his face. Uthappa falls for 6. Shivam Mavi to share the new ball with Cummins from the other end. RR 19/1
0.1 overs: SIX! And what a way to start this run chase. On the pads from Pat Cummins and Rohin Uthappa deposits the ball over the fine-leg fence. A maximum off the first ball. Uthappa tees off straightaway. RR 6/0
Robin Uthappa and Ben Stokes are out in the middle to start this 192-run chase for Rajasthan Royals. Pat Cummins has the new ball in hand for Kolkata Knight Riders. A slip in place for him. Uthappa on strike. Here we go!
Kolkata Knight Riders 191/7
Eoin Morgan 68*
Rahul Tripathi 39
Rahul Tewatia 3/25
End of 20th over: SIX to end the innings! A wicket and 9 runs in the final over from Kartik Tyagi. Eoin Morgan 35-ball 68* has powered Kolkata Knight Riders to a very strong total of 191/7. Now its up to their bowlers to defend this total. Dew will certainly play a big factor but still Kolkata have decent runs to defend in this must-win game.
End of 19th over: A huge over for Kolkata Knight Riders. Eoin Morgan and Pat Cummins collect 24 runs from it including 3 sixes and a four. Kartik Tyagi to bowl the final over of the innings. KKR 182/6
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50 for Eoin Morgan!
And what a way to get to his 5th IPL fifty. Slams Ben Stokes over the long-on fence. Fifty with a six and Morgan is on fire. Gets there in just 30 balls. KKR 172/6 after 18.4 overs.
End of 18th over: An outstanding spell from Jofra Archer comes to an end. Gives away just 6 runs in his final over. Finishes with figures of 4-0-19-1. KKR 158/6
End of 17th over: FOUR! Boundary from Eoin Morgan to end the second over of Ben Stokes. Places it perfectly behind point to collect a much-needed boundary. 150 comes up for KKR as well. KKR 152/6
15.3 overs: OUT! Kartik Tyagi gets his revenge. Takes the big wicket of dangerous Andre Russell as he hits straight down the throat of the deep cover fielder. David Miller takes a good catch at the fence. After getting hit for consecutive sixes, Kartik bounces back in style. And Russell just cannot believe it that he has missed out on that one. He walks back after scoring 25. KKR 144/6
15.2 overs: SIX! SIX! Andre Russell finally looking in his 2019 version. Hits Kartik Tyagi for back-to-back sixes straight down the ground on either side of the wicket. Russell is looking in top form. KKR 144/5
14.3 overs: FOUR! SIX! And now Andre Russell joins the party. Takes on Jofra Archer. First hits him for a four towards the third man and then whacks the next ball over the deep mid wicket region to collect six runs. KKR 131/5
End of 14th over:FOUR! FOUR! SIX! SIX! Eoin Morgan takes Shreyas Gopal to the cleaners. Back-to-back boundaries for KKR skipper and what a knock this is turning out to be for KKR. Morgan just demolished Gopal in that over. Collects 20 runs off the last four balls of his over. KKR 121/5
12.3 overs: OUT! Third wicket for Rahul Tewatia. And what an evening he is having with the ball. This time he removes Dinesh Karthik for a first-ball duck. Sensational comeback for the Royals in this match. And KKR now are in really big trouble in this do-or-die clash. KKR 99/5
11.6 overs: OUT! Big wicket for Rajasthan Royals! Shreyas Gopal removes set Rahul Tripathi. Short from Gopal and Rahul slams it to the deep square-leg region. Robin Uthappa, at the fence takes a good running catch. Rahul Tripathi falls for 39. KKR 94/4
Halfway through in this crunch encounter and the match is beautifully poised. After a scintillating Shubman Gill-Rahul Tripathi parthership, Rahul Tewatia has brought Rajasthan Royals right back into this game with two wickets in one over. But Eoin Morgan too has made his intentions clear collecting his first maximum off Kartik Tyagi in the last over.
Rahul Tripathi 36*
Eoin Morgan 9*
KKR 84/3 after 10 overs
8.6 overs: OUT! Second wicket in the over for Rahul Tewatia. Sunil Narine goes for the hoick on the leg side but mistimes. Ben Stokes completes a comfortable catch at long-on. Narine falls for a two-ball duck. Tewatia has brought the Royals right back into this game. KKR 74/3
8.3 overs: OUT! Rahul Tewatia gets the much-needed breakthrough for the Rajasthan Royals. Shubman Gill goes for the slog sweep but mistimes the googly from Tewatia. Hits it straight to Jos Buttler in the deep. Gill departs for 36 off 24.
End of 8th over: A tidy first over from Kartik Tyagi. Just 4 runs from it. Rahul Tewatia to continue from the other end. KKR 68/1
6.5 overs: SIX! High and handsome. Rahul Tripathi slams Rahul Tewatia over long on. An 85-metre strike and it clears the distance with much ease. KKR 64/1
End of Powerplay!
And what about the past 30 minutes. A wicket and then fours and sixes raining all over. An absolute cracker of a match so far. First-ball duck for Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi have just exploded after that.
Shubman Gill 33*
Rahul Tripathi 20*
KKR 55/1 after 6 overs
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5.2 overs: FOUR! Creamed for four! Rahul Tripathi makes room for himself and slaps Varun Aaron’s delivery through extra covers to pick up another boundary. KKR 48/1
End of 4th over: A bad start from Shreyas Gopal. Concedes 17 runs in his first over including four boundaries. And this has forced skipper Steve Smith to bring in Jofra Archer for his third consecutive over. This partnership between Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill looking dangerous. Both in counterattack mode at the moment. KKR 32/1
3.4 overs: FOUR! A poor first over from Shreyas Gopal. After getting hit for back-to-back boundaries by Shubman Gill on the first two balls., Gopal now gets swept by Rahul Tripathi for a boundary. 13 runs already from the first four balls of his over. KKR 28/1
End of 3rd over: Pace like fire! Another fiery over from the Englishman Jofra Archer. All the deliveries in that over were over the 144km/hr mark. Just two runs from his second over. Both Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill facing difficulties against the express pace of Archer at the moment. KKR 15/1
End of 2nd over: FOUR! FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for KKR! Shubman Gill in counterattack mode. Hits Varun Aaron for three boundaries in his first over. Two back-to-back off the final two balls of the over. KKR 13/1
End of 1st over: A scintillating start from Jofra Archer. A 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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0.2 overs: OUT! A sensational start from Jofra Archer. Once again he picks up a wicket in his first over. A jaffa from Archer and Nitish Rana edges it straight to keeper Sanju Samson. To a surprise of many, Nitish takes a review but is unsuccessful. First-ball for Nitish rana for the third time this IPL. KKR 1/1
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out in the middle to start the Kolkata Knight Riders innings. Jofra Archer has the new ball in hand for Rajasthan Royals. A slip in place for him Shubman on strike. Here we go!
Team changes: Kolkata have made a couple of changes, bringing in fit-again Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi in place of Rinku Singh and Lockie Ferguson. Rajasthan have retained the same playing XI that featured in their last game.
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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 seems to be coming in and that’s the big reason. We have bowled well majority of the tournament and hopefully we will go well tonight. The games we haven’t done well, our senior batters haven’t done well and fortunately Stokes and Samson are in good nick. We are unchanged.
Eoin Morgan:We would have preferred to chase. It’s not a night for holding back and on top of that we need to improve the NRR. He (Andre Russell) is back and it is great to have him back and so let’s hope tonight is the night. Lockie is out. Rinku Singh misses out and Shivam Mavi comes in. As a side you want to get into a position to win the game and then think about other (NRR) scenarios
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
TOSS: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith wins toss, opts to field against Kolkata Knight Riders
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Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.