KKR VS RR : Kolkata Defeat Rajasthan by 37 runs & pick 2nd win in IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders

RR vs KKR IPL 2020 Complete Match Report: https://www.insidesport.co/ipl-2020-rr-vs-kkr-match-highlights-kkr-jumps-to-second-spot-after-beating-royals-by-37-runs/

11.20pm

That’s a wrap for tonight guys. See you again tomorrow!

11.19pm
KKR wins by 37 runs

Kuldeep Yadav does the formality of bowling the last over for KKR. RR lose their first game. KKR collect two more points. Very satisfying performance from the young players. RR-137/9 after 20 overs

11.16pm
6,6,6
Fifty for Curran

Tom Curran unleashes himself as he bring up his fifty in style. RR-126/9 after 19 overs

11.09pm

Unadkat dismissed on the last ball of the 19th over.Kuldeep continues with his spell aiming for a wicket now to boost his confidence. And he does get one… Unadkat (9) is sent back after his pulled shot lands in the hands of Nagarkoti. FOW-106/9 after 18 overs

11.05pm

17 overs gone, RR are 103/8. 3 overs remaining, RR need 72 to win off 8 with 2 wickets in hand

11.02pm
Kuldeep introduced for the first time today

Kuldeep Yadav, left-arm chinaman, comes into the attack. He was not needed today because the young pacers did a fine job along side Narine and Chakravarthy. Unadkat and Curran add seven more to the total. Rajasthan Royals need 78 runs in 24 balls; RR-97/8 after 16 overs

10.56pm
Strategic Timeout taken

RR-90/8 after 15 overs; need 85 more from 30 balls

10.54pm

Chakravarthy in for his third over. Archer smacks him for a humongous six as he clobbers it over long-off. But the spinner bounces back as the destructive pacer is caught superbly by Nagarkoti. Rajasthan’s chase all but over. FOW-88/8

10.52pm

Narine continues. Four singles off the first four balls before DK got a DRS right and got rid of Gopal. Narine gets his first wicket of the night as well. Archer comes in to bat. Just four off the over and a wicket. RR-81/7 after 14 overs

10.49pm
Excellent review from KKR

Narine’s delivery kisses Gopal’s gloves before hitting his pad and then travelling to Karthik’s hand. Original decision not out but the KKR skipper seemed confident of his decision. Ultra edge contradicts the on-call decision as the finger goes up. FOW-81/7

10.45pm
Excellent over from Chakravarthy

Run out chance on the second ball but Curran made it in time. Just four off the over. RR-77/6 after 13 overs

10.42pm

Narine back on. RR now hugely dependent on Tom Curran. Gopal can swing his bat as well. The asking rate is going up after every ball. A boundary came in the over but just 6 off the over. Rajasthan Royals need 102 runs in 48 balls. RR-73/6 after 12 overs

10.39pm

RR-67/6 after 11 overs

10.37pm
Tewatia gone for 14

Chakravarthy bowls Tewatia out; hits the middle stump as the RR slump continues. FOW-66/6

10.33pm

Play resumes after the timeout and Nagarkoti has the ball after Mavi ended his spell on 2/20 in the previous over. Tewatia (13*) hits a six and tries to keep the runs coming but still a massive mountain to climb for him and Curran. RR-61/5 after 10 overs

10.26pm
50 comes up for RR; Strategic Timeout taken

Mavi continues. He is bowling short and Curran has played some good shot off the back foot. RR need something special from Curran and Tewatia here. Seven off the over. Time out called. RR-50/0 after 9 overs

10.20pm

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, comes in and on the first ball of his spell, gets his maiden IPL wicket, removes Uthappa. And then two balls later, Gill takes a brilliant catch to remove Parag. RR-43/5 after 8 overs

10.17pm
Nagarkoti strikes again

Gill plucks it inches above the ground, a top catch to remove Riyan Parag who cut it hard off Nagarkoti. Umpires went upstairs with the soft signal being out and the replays showed clearly that the ball was cleanly caught. RR five down and in all sorts of trouble. FOW-42/5

10.15pm

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, comes into the attack and gets a wicket on the first ball of the spell. Short ball, was there to be hit, and Uthappa pulls it to the man at deep square leg for a simple catch. FOW-41/4

10.13pm

Mavi continues and this is brilliant from KKR. They did their homework, put in a wide slip and Mavi did exactly what was required of him, asking Buttler to go after him. They have got the main guy here and are on top at the moment. Riyan Parag, right handed bat, has come to the crease. A wicket in the over and just 2 runs. RR-41/3 after 7 overs

10.09pm
Mavi does his magic again!

Big wicket this, brilliant from KKR, top field placement from DK, wide slip and Mavi bowls a widish line, Buttler throws his bat at it and edges it to the fielder placed there. Great total cricket from KKR.

10.07pm
End of Powerplay

Cummins continues and excellent over from him to end the Powerplay. Uthappa almost gave a catch to the man at point, bounced just before the fielder. Cummins firing all guns here. Three off the over. RR-39/2 after 6 overs

10.01pm

RR-36/2 after 5 overs

9.56pm
Samson gone for 8; RR 2 down

Sanju Samson mistimed a short one which was coming in at the angle, high at the bat, and it was a simple catch for Sunil Narine. Sanju Samson the man in form departs. FOW-30/2

9.55pm

Cummins continues. A mere block from Sannju Samson almost fetches him four, cut off by a diving Russell. He is looking good when he is looking to play it with the straight bat and failing to connect every time he has played across the line. But don’t worry about Buttler, he produces his special to hit a scoop for six. Nine off the over. RR-30/1 after 4 overs

9.54pm
Cheeky from Butler!

Buttler does it in his own style, shuffles across and scoops it away for six over fine leg. Some skill this.

9.50pm

Shivam Mavi gets the ball for the second over, but Samson makes him put his hands over his head as he hammers him for a four to short fine leg. But the young pacer bounces back with two dot balls and a single. Six runs off the over. RR-21/1 after 3 overs

9.45pm
Cummins gets breakthrough; Royals lose Smith

Finally, Steve Smith has given away his wicket to Pat Cummins. He almost got out in the previous two balls. Practice makes a man perfect. KKR-15/1 after 2 overs

9.42pm
That was close!

An excellent back of a length delivery which seems to have brushed his bat. A strong appeal from KKR, but the umpire is not interested. Dinesh Karthik doesn’t opt for review

9.38pm

A good start for Royals; 12 runs off the opening over from Narine. RR-12/0 after 1 over

9.36pm
Massive from Butler

Buttler gets going, steps out against Narine and smashes this over long boundary for a long six

9.35pm
We are back with RR’s run chase

Butler to take strike; Narine to open bowling for KKR.

9.20pm

Excellent way to finish the over from Curran with back to back yorkers to deny Morgan any runs on the final ball of the KKR innings. KKR-174/6 after 20 overs

9.16pm
Massive from Morgan!

Curran goes short of length to Morgan, and the latter responds with a well-timed pull towards the midwicket fence! KKR 167/6 after 19.2 overs

9.12pm
Excellent 19th over from Rajpoot

Just 9 runs conceded in the penultimate over; KKR needs to get going if they want to post a challenging total.

KKR-158/6 after 19 overs

9.09pm

Curran continues with his spell, and Morgan hits him for a speedy four. Morgan and Cummins continue with the running between wickets. In the last ball of the over, Cummins goes for a six but his shot is caught by Samson. KKR: 149/6 after 18 overs

9.08pm
Cummins out for 12

Slower bouncer from Curran, Cummins fails to connect with the mddle of the batas Sanju Samson takes an exceptional catch in the deep. FOW-149/6

9.02pm
4 and a 6 from Cummins

After bowling three outstanding overs, Archer goes for runs in his fourth as Cummins and Morgan collect a four and a six respectively as the Barbados-born England pacer signs ff with figures of 2/18. KKR-141/5 after 17 overs

8.57pm

Tidy over from Tom Curran as he restricts Morgan and Cummins to the ones and twos at a time when KKR are in desperate need of a few hits to or over the fence. Four more overs to go, and the prospect of getting to 180-190 is looking very difficult for KKR now. KKR-127/5 after 16 overs

8.53pm

Rajpoot begins his new spell with a wide, and is hammered for a six off the next ball by Russell. He, however, pulls things back nicely for the Royals by getting rid of Russell right after the six. 12 runs and a wicket off this over. KKR-120/5 after 15 overs

8.48pm
Delay in play

2nd Strategic Timeout taken

Eoin Morgan has been hit by an Ankit Rajpoot bouncer on the helmet. The play has stopped. The physio are taking a look. There will be a concussion test.

8.44pm
Russel gone for 24

Huge wicket for Rajasthan Royals as Ankit Rajpoot nets the big fish! Russell tries steering the wide, overpitched delivery for a maximum over deep backward point, but the long boundaries at Dubai mean the fielder at the deep is always in play, with Unadkat collecting it safely. FOW-115/5

8.40pm

An excellent over from Jofra Archer to concede just 2 runs and a wicket. KKR-108/4 after 14 overs

8.37pm
KKR lose 4th wicket

Superb delivery by Archer to get rid of Karthik as the KKR skipper gets square up by a delivery that angles slightly away to clip the outside edge, before settling in Buttler’s gloves. FOW-106/4

8.34pm
100 comes up for KKR

KKR-106/3 after 13 overs

8.32pm
Russel Muscle

A googly from Andre Russell and it has been smashed for the maximum by Andre Russell. Gopal bowls the next one slow to Andre Russell and it has been struck for the same result.

8.30pm

Smith’s decision to bring Archer back into the attack results in RR snaring the key wicket of Shubman Gill, who gives the bowler a return catch after getting a thick leading edge. The KKR skipper joins Russell now in the middle. KKR-90/3 after 12 overs

8.25pm
Gill gone for 47; KKR 3 down
Caught and bowlerd by Archer

Gill falls short of what would’ve been a second consecutive half-century in IPL 2020, a leading edge resulting in the ball ballooning up in the air, with Archer collecting it safely in the end. FOW-89/3 

8.24pm

Dre Russ joins Gill at the centre, and the KKR camp will have a lot of expectations from this partnership. Seven off the over, including a boundary to Gill off the first delivery that sees a fumble by Archer at the straight boundary.

KKR-89/2 after 11 overs

8.20pm
End of 10 overs

Tewatia brought in and gets a reprieve early as he gets a bit of glove on the ball while attempting a reverse, with Buttler dropping the chance behind the stumps. Rana, however, isn’t able to make the most of the chance as he holes out to Parag at long off off the final ball of the over. Six runs and a wicket off this over, including a boundary off the third. KKR-82/2 after 10 overs

8.18pm
2nd wicket down for KKR

Nitish Rana tried to go for a straight six, but mistimed it. It goes straight into the hands of Riyan Parag. FOW-82/2

8.17pm
Stats Trivia

-2nd time in IPL, Unadkat has dismiss Narine

-11th instances where Narine has been dismissed by a Left arm pacer

8.14pm

Gill collects his third boundary with a pull off the third delivery, which is followed by a mishit — the ball luckily landing safely out of Steve Smith’s reach at mid off. Boundary to end the over, as Gill drills the ball straight down the ground. Nine off the over. KKR-76/1 after 9 overs

8.12pm
Fantastic shot from Gill

Shreyas Gopal goes fuller and Shubman Gill got inside his crease and pushed it for a boundary towards midwicket. Fantastic shot.

8.09pm
Time for Strategic Timeout

Rough start for Riyan Parag as he gets smashed over long off by Rana to concede a six off his first delivery, before the latter opens the face of his bat to guide the ball towards third man for three. Single off each of the next two balls. Gill clips the ball towards wide long on for a brace off the fifth, and collects a single off the last to keep the strike. 14 off the over, and it’s time for the first strategic break of the day. KKR-66/1 after 8 overs

8.07pm
Parag packed for a maximum

Welcome to the attack Riyan Parag. Nitish Rana launches it for the maximum! Fantastic shot from the left-hander. He needs to stick around in the middle.

8.04pm

Shreyas Gopal has come into the attack. Time for some spin here. Kolkata Knight Riders have not got off to a flying start but this partnership here between Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill will be the key. KKR-52/1 after 7 overs

8.03pm
50 up for KKR

FOUR! Shubman Gill goes full swing off the bat and this one will clear the distance. KKR need more off these to break the shackles.

7.59pm
End of Powerplay

Curran brought in place of Rajpoot for the final over of the powerplay, and the Englishman starts off with a wide down the leg side. Rana cuts the ball hard off the fifth delivery to get off the mark. Six off the over. Has been a fairly even contest so far in the first six, with the momentum tilting slightly in favour of Rajasthan after Narine’s dismissal. KKR-42/1 after 6 overs

7.54pm

Narine starts accelerating in this over, hitting a six and a four off successive deliveries from Unadkat, before the Saurashtra pacer strikes back with a slower ball that rattles the West Indian opener’s furniture. 11 runs and a wicket from this over. KKR-36/1 after 5 overs

7.52pm
Unadkat strikes

Unadkat finally gets Narine! The Trinidadian fails to pick the slower ball from the left-arm seamer, and ultimately hears the death rate behind him as his stay at the crease comes to an end. FOW-36/1

7.51pm
Sweet timing from Narine; 6 and a 4

Narine finally gets the sweet timing that he had been looking for a while now. Slower ball from Unadkat picked early by the southpaw, and the ball’s launched into flight towards the cow corner fence. And then a boundary right after the six. Slightly short from Unadkat, Narine clears his front leg and crunches this past extra cover.  KKR 36/0

7.48pm
A slow start from KKR so far

Rajpoot continues his spell and after a wide, he gets smacked for the first four of the innings towards deep by Narine (5*). Gill (17*) follows his partner and adds to the bowler’s agony with another four to deep mid-wicket. 11 runs off the over. KKR-25/0 after 4 overs

7.47pm
Back to back boundaries

Ankit Rajpoot has been smashed for two boundaries in the over – one by Sunil Narine and one by Shubman Gill. This is turning out to be a good over for KKR.

7.43pm

Unadkat replaces Archer now; creates the chance for an early breakthrough as Narine skies a slower one off the fourth delivery, only for Uthappa to undo his fine effort earlier in the over by dropping at the edge of the circle down the ground. Good over from Unadkat though, giving away just four off his first. KKR-14/0 after 3 overs

7.42pm
Sunil Narine dropped

Sunil Narine is struggling to get going and connect the bat with the ball. He tried to sky a big one for a six – but it has been dropped by Robin Uthappa.

7.38pm

Ankit Rajpoot comes in for the second over. A dot ball to start with, but Gill soon finds his groove and just lifts the second delivery over everyone’s heads and sends it over the ropes straight down the ground. Nine runs off the over. KKR-10/0 after 2 overs

7.36pm
Massive hit from Gill

Ankit Rajpoot pitched it fuller to Shubman Gill and the KKR batsman just went straight, under the ball, and it goes the distance. Fabulous shot from Shubman Gill. KKR 7/0

7.34pm

Excellent start from Rajasthan Royals and Archer. Just one run from the first over. KKR-1/0 after 1 over

7.32pm
Stats Trivia

Each of the five matches played at Dubai have been won by teams batting first in this IPL.

7.30pm
Aaaand we are underway!

Here we go. Jofra Archer has been handed the new ball while Shubman Gill takes the crease at the striker’s end for KKR.

7.28pm

Insidesport caught with KXIP speedster Mohammed Shami for the Amstrad InsideSport Face 2 Face Cricket Series. Watch the exclusive teaser only here

7.20pm
Royals vs Knights

We are just few minutes away from Live action. Stay tuned

7.09pm
Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

7pm 
Toss Results

Rajasthan wins toss and elects to bowl first

6.45pm
Pre-match huddle for KKR

What strategy will the Knights be taking tonight to stop Samson from raining sixes once more?

6.30pm
150th match for RR

6pm

We are exactly one hour away from the toss

5.05pm
Behind the scenes of today’s RR vs KKR match

4.45pm

Do you know the secret behind Sanju Samson’s six hitting prowess? (Read here)

4.24pm

RR’s Jos Butler looking good to cause some damage tonight. Have a watch.

4pm
Will we see an encore from Samson?

Sanju Samson hit 7 massive sixes in their last match against KXIP. Here’s a recap of his fireworks from that night!

3.40pm
Probable Playing XIs

RR tentative playing 11: Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot.

KKR tentative playing 11: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Pat Cummins.

2.55pm
Can Rajasthan Royals maintain their No.1 spot

2.30pm
RR vs KKR Head to head

Both the teams have met 21 times and are currently level with 10 wins each. The May 16, 2015 match was abandoned.

Played

Won by KKR

Won by RR

Tie

No Result

21

10

10

0

1

Date

Winner

Won by

Venue

1 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

45 Runs

Jaipur

20 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 April 2009

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over

Cape Town

20 May 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders

4 Wickets

Durban

20 March 2010

Rajasthan Royals

34 Runs

Ahmedabad

17 April 2010

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

15 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

9 Wickets

Jaipur

17 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2012

Rajasthan Royals

22 Runs

Jaipur

13 April 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders

5 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2013

Rajasthan Royals

19 Runs

Jaipur

3 May 2013

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

29 April 2014

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over (Boundary Count)

Abu Dhabi

5 May 2014

Rajasthan Royals

10 Runs

Ahmedabad

26 April 2015

Match Abandoned

Kolkata

16 May 2015

Rajasthan Royals

9 Runs

Mumbai (BS)

18 April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

7 Wickets

Jaipur

15 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

25 Runs

Kolkata

7th April 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Jaipur

25th April 2019

Rajasthan Royals

3 Wickets

Kolkata

2pm
Carnage Cummins!

RR needs to keep an eye out for the danger man Pat Cummins tonight.

1.30pm
Royals vs Knights; Who will win?

Hello guys and welcome back to today’s IPL 2020 live blog. In Match No 12 we have table toppers Rajasthan Royals taking on two time IPL winners KKR.

https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1311191547866619904

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Who do you think will today?

7.38pm

KKR-10/0 after 2 overs

7.36pm
Massive hit from Gill

Ankit Rajpoot pitched it fuller to Shubman Gill and the KKR batsman just went straight, under the ball, and it goes the distance. Fabulous shot from Shubman Gill. KKR 9/0

7.34pm

Excellent start from Rajasthan Royals and Archer. Just one run from the first over. KKR-1/0 after 1 over

7.32pm
Stats Trivia

Each of the five matches played at Dubai have been won by teams batting first in this IPL.

7.30pm
Aaaand we are underway!

Here we go. Jofra Archer has been handed the new ball while Shubman Gill takes the crease at the striker’s end for KKR.

7.28pm

Insidesport caught with KXIP speedster Mohammed Shami for the Amstrad InsideSport Face 2 Face Cricket Series. Watch the exclusive teaser only here

7.20pm
Royals vs Knights

We are just few minutes away from Live action. Stay tuned

7.09pm
Playing XIs

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

7pm 
Toss Results

Rajasthan wins toss and elects to bowl first

6.45pm
Pre-match huddle for KKR

What strategy will the Knights be taking tonight to stop Samson from raining sixes once more?

6.30pm
150th match for RR

6pm

We are exactly one hour away from the toss

5.05pm
Behind the scenes of today’s RR vs KKR match

4.45pm

Do you know the secret behind Sanju Samson’s six hitting prowess? (Read here)

4.24pm

RR’s Jos Butler looking good to cause some damage tonight. Have a watch.

4pm
Will we see an encore from Samson?

Sanju Samson hit 7 massive sixes in their last match against KXIP. Here’s a recap of his fireworks from that night!

3.40pm
Probable Playing XIs

RR tentative playing 11: Jos Buttler (WK), Steve Smith (C), Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat and Ankit Rajpoot.

KKR tentative playing 11: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (C&WK), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy and Pat Cummins.

2.55pm
Can Rajasthan Royals maintain their No.1 spot

2.30pm
RR vs KKR Head to head

Both the teams have met 21 times and are currently level with 10 wins each. The May 16, 2015 match was abandoned.

Played

Won by KKR

Won by RR

Tie

No Result

21

10

10

0

1

Date

Winner

Won by

Venue

1 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

45 Runs

Jaipur

20 May 2008

Rajasthan Royals

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 April 2009

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over

Cape Town

20 May 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders

4 Wickets

Durban

20 March 2010

Rajasthan Royals

34 Runs

Ahmedabad

17 April 2010

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

15 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

9 Wickets

Jaipur

17 April 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2012

Rajasthan Royals

22 Runs

Jaipur

13 April 2012

Kolkata Knight Riders

5 Wickets

Kolkata

8 April 2013

Rajasthan Royals

19 Runs

Jaipur

3 May 2013

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Kolkata

29 April 2014

Rajasthan Royals

Super Over (Boundary Count)

Abu Dhabi

5 May 2014

Rajasthan Royals

10 Runs

Ahmedabad

26 April 2015

Match Abandoned

Kolkata

16 May 2015

Rajasthan Royals

9 Runs

Mumbai (BS)

18 April 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

7 Wickets

Jaipur

15 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

6 Wickets

Kolkata

23 May 2018

Kolkata Knight Riders

25 Runs

Kolkata

7th April 2019

Kolkata Knight Riders

8 Wickets

Jaipur

25th April 2019

Rajasthan Royals

3 Wickets

Kolkata

2pm
Carnage Cummins!

RR needs to keep an eye out for the danger man Pat Cummins tonight.

1.30pm
Royals vs Knights; Who will win?

Hello guys and welcome back to today’s IPL 2020 live blog. In Match No 12 we have table toppers Rajasthan Royals taking on two time IPL winners KKR.

https://twitter.com/IPL/status/1311191547866619904