SharjahKolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in their last league match of the Indian Premier League on Thursday. With this, he strengthened his claim for a place in the playoffs. With this win, the names of the teams in the playoffs have been almost confirmed. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings are included in the top-2, Royal Challengers Bangalore is at number three and Kolkata Knight Riders is at number four. The journey of Rajasthan Royals and Punjab Kings is over, while the sack of Mumbai Indians is also almost tied.
Mumbai need 171 runs win
In fact, with this win, KKR have got 14 points from 14 matches. Apart from the three teams that have qualified for the playoffs, now only Mumbai Indians can reach 14 points. Defending champions Mumbai’s net run rate, however, is much lower than KKR and will need to beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by at least 171 runs on Friday. The Royals finished their campaign in seventh place with 10 points.
match thrillTalking about the match, Gill, apart from playing an innings of 56 runs in 44 balls with the help of four fours and two sixes, also added 79 runs for the first wicket with Venkatesh Iyer (38), which helped KKR to a strong 171 for four. Scored up. Chasing KKR’s target of 172 runs, the Royals were bundled out for 85 in 16.1 overs in front of the sharp bowling of Ferguson (3 for 18) and Mavi (4 for 21). Varun Chakravarthy also bowled economical, taking one wicket for 14 runs in four overs. For Royals, only Rahul Tewatia (44 runs in 36 balls, five fours, two sixes) and Shivam Dubey (18) could reach double digits.
Rajasthan has been in bad shape since the beginningChasing the target, the Royals had a poor start and the team never looked in a position to even get close to the target. Shakib Al Hasan bowled Yashasvi Jaiswal (0) in the first over of the innings, while in the next over, captain Sanju Samson (1) caught Eoin Morgan off Mavi. Ferguson dismissed Liam Livingstone (6) and Anuj Rawat (0) in the fourth over as the Royals scored 13 for four. The Royals team could only manage 17 runs for four wickets in the power play.
The end of the journey as Tewatia is dismissedMavi dismissed Glenn Phillips (8) and Shivam Dubey (18) in the eighth over, while Varun Chakravarthy tugged leg behind Chris Morris (0) to make the Royals 35 for seven in the next over. Tewatia hit three fours in Mavi’s over while Chakraborty was also hit for a six. Royals’ 50 runs were completed in the 11th over. Ferguson gave the eighth blow to the Royals by getting Jaydev Unadkat (6) caught by Shakib. Royals needed 89 runs to win in the last five overs. Chetan Sakaria (1) was then run out while Mavi bowled Tewatia to give KKR victory.
[Attribution to NBT]