RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: Morris, Samson steer Rajasthan to 6-wicket victory over KKR – Sanju Samson’s uncharacteristic batting and Chris Morris’ excellent bowling helped Rajasthan Royals to a 6-wicket victory over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium on Saturday. The win helped Rajasthan move from the bottom of the table to move to 6th place behind Punjab Kings with four points from five matches.
PL 2021 Teams Points Table
|1||Royal Challengers Bangalore||4||4||0||0||8||+1.009|
|2||Chennai Super Kings||4||3||1||0||6||+1.142|
|8||Kolkata Knight Riders||5||1||4||0||2||-0.675|
RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: Morris, Samson steer Rajasthan to 6-wicket victory over KKR – Earlier, Sanju Samson won the toss for Rajasthan Royals and opted to bowl first at the Wankhede Stadium. Eoin Morgan’s Kolkata Knight Riders will bat first and will look to set a big target. However, KKR’s struggles with the bat continued as some disciplined bowling helped Rajasthan Royals restrict KKR to 133 in 20 overs with Chris Morris bagging 4/23.
As for playing XI, Rajasthan Royals opted to make two changes with Shreyas Gopal making way for Jaydev Unadkat and Yashasvi Jaiswal comes in for Manan Vohra. For Kolkata Knight Riders, Shivam Mavi back for Kamlesh Nagarkoti.
RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders were off to a slow start with Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana finding it difficult to score against disciplined bowling from Rajasthan pacers. However, Shubman Gill once again failed to get going after he was run out by Jos Buttler with KKR reeling at 25/1 after the end of powerplay.
While Rahul Tripathi and Nitish Rana looked to anchor the KKR innings, a short ball from Sakariya sent Rana back on 22. Sunil Narine, promoted to No 4, could not last long either. Captain Eoin Morgan, who has been going through a rough patch, also departed early after a mix-up between him and Tripathi cost him his wicket without facing a ball.
RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: KKR’s trouble did not end there. While Dinesh Karthik tried his best to keep the scorecard ticking, Russell lasted only 7 balls. Soon, Karthik also departed. In the end, Chris Morris’ 4/23 helped Rajasthan Royals restrict KKR to 133.
During the chase, Rajasthan were off to a decent start with Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler surviving an early assault from Shivam Mavi. But Varun Chakaravarthy made the difference, sending Buttler back for 5. Jaiswal followed suit with Mavi sending him back for 22. However, skipper Sanju Samson with Rahul Tewatia continued to anchor the innings. In the end, Samson remained unbeaten on 42 to guide the side to a 6-wicket victory over KKR.
RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: Rajasthan Royals Innings 134/4 (18.5 ovs); won by 6 wickets
|Jos Buttler||lbw b Varun Chakravarthy||5||7||1||0||71.43|
|Yashasvi Jaiswal||c (sub KL Nagarkoti) b Shivam Mavi||22||17||5||0||129.41|
|Sanju Samson (WK/C)||Not out||42||41||2||1||102.44|
|Shivam Dubey||c M Prasidh Krishna b Varun Chakravarthy||22||18||2||1||122.22|
|Rahul Tewatia||c (sub KL Nagarkoti) b M Prasidh Krishna||5||8||0||0||62.50|
|David Miller||Not out||24||23||3||0||104.35|
|Extra||14 (b 0, w 6, nb 1, lb 7)|
|Yet To Bat||R Parag, CH Morris, JD Unadkat, M Rahman, C Sakariya|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
RR vs KKR IPL 2021 match highlights: Kolkata Knight Riders Innings 133/9 (20 ovs)
|Nitish Rana||c SV Samson b C Sakariya||22||25||1||1||88.00|
|Shubman Gill||runout (Jos Buttler)||11||19||1||0||57.89|
|Rahul Tripathi||c R Parag b M Rahman||36||26||1||2||138.46|
|Sunil Narine||c Yashasvi Jaiswal b JD Unadkat||6||7||1||0||85.71|
|Eoin Morgan (C)||runout (CH Morris)||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Dinesh Karthik (WK)||c C Sakariya b CH Morris||25||24||4||0||104.17|
|Andre Russell||c DA Miller b CH Morris||9||7||0||1||128.57|
|Pat Cummins||c R Parag b CH Morris||10||6||0||1||166.67|
|Shivam Mavi||b CH Morris||5||7||1||0||71.43|
|Prasidh Krishna||Not out||0||0||0||0||0.00|
|Extra||9 (b 2, w 5, nb 1, lb 1)|
|Yet To Bat||Varun Chakravarthy|
|Fall Of Wickets||FOW||Over|
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
“We are going to bowl first. It has helped the bowlers here when you bowl first. I like to appreciate the team members as there are lot of positives even though we have lost three games. We haven’t said much, in a tournament like IPL there are going to be ups and downs. We have two changes,” Sanju Samson said after the toss.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna
“We would have liked to bowl first. We did see a game the other night where 220 was enough. Hopefully, we can rectify our mistakes today. It was a great game of cricket. The character the guys showed was amazing from the position we were in. We have one change, Mavi comes in for Nagarkoti,” Eoin Morgan said.
RCB vs RR – While head to head records and statistics have hardly any impact on future matches, those records do take a toll on the players’ psyche and KKR will have that advantage. In 23 matches so far in IPL, KKR have won 12 matches while RR have managed 10 wins with the other match washed out.
RR vs KKR head-to-head in IPL: 23 Matches – 12 victories for Kolkata Knight Riders, 10 for Rajasthan Royals
After winning the inaugural edition of the IPL, Rajasthan Royals have drawn a blank in the last 13 years. With the firepower that they have, RR have underachieved to put it bluntly. As for Kolkata Knight Riders, the last few seasons haven’t gone according to plan. With dwindling a middle-order despite the presence of some of the best players in the world, KKR have struggled. However, the most difficult thing has been the way they have missed out. In the last two seasons. KKR have missed out on the playoffs on net run rate. Hence, not only they will have to win, they will need to win big to keep their hopes alive for the playoffs.
|01-Nov-20||Kolkata Knight Riders||60 Runs||Dubai|
|30-Apr-19||Kolkata Knight Riders||37 Runs||Dubai|
|25-Apr-19||Rajasthan Royals||3 Wickets||Kolkata|
|07-Apr-19||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Jaipur|
|23-May-18||Kolkata Knight Riders||25 Runs||Kolkata|
|15-May-18||Kolkata Knight Riders||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|18-Apr-18||Kolkata Knight Riders||7 Wickets||Jaipur|
|16-May-15||Rajasthan Royals||9 Runs||Mumbai (BS)|
|05-May-14||Rajasthan Royals||10 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|29-Apr-14||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over||Abu Dhabi|
|03-May-13||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|08-Apr-13||Rajasthan Royals||19 Runs||Jaipur|
|13-Apr-12||Kolkata Knight Riders||5 Wickets||Kolkata|
|08-Apr-12||Rajasthan Royals||22 Runs||Jaipur|
|17-Apr-11||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|15-Apr-11||Kolkata Knight Riders||9 Wickets||Jaipur|
|17-Apr-10||Kolkata Knight Riders||8 Wickets||Kolkata|
|20-Mar-10||Rajasthan Royals||34 Runs||Ahmedabad|
|20-May-09||Kolkata Knight Riders||4 Wickets||Durban|
|23-Apr-09||Rajasthan Royals||Super Over||Cape Town|
|20-May-08||Rajasthan Royals||6 Wickets||Kolkata|
|01-May-08||Rajasthan Royals||45 Runs||Jaipur|
RR vs KKR: Top 5 scorers between the two:
|Player||Team||Most Runs||Highest score|
RR vs KKR: Top 5 highest individual scores:
RR vs KKR: Top 5 players with most wickets:
|Shakib Al Hasan||9||KKR|
RR vs KKR: Top 5 best bowling figures:
|Player||Best Bowling Figure||Team|
Which TV channels will broadcast RR vs KKR?
RR vs KKR match will be telecast on the Star Sports Network. The leading Indian Broadcaster has made arrangements to broadcast the games in multiple languages and on multiple network channels.
How do I watch live streaming of IPL 2021 RR vs KKR match?
The live streaming of the IPL 2021 RR vs KKR match will be available on Disney+ Hotstar. You can also catch the live updates on insidesport.co
When will IPL 2021 Final be Played? – Date
IPL 2021 Final will be on May 30, 2021
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What Time IPL 2021, RR vs KKR Will begin? Time
Match Will begin at 7.30 pm IST
What are the venues for IPL 2021, RR vs KKR? – Venue
The match will be played at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai
IPL 2021 Rajasthan Royals (RR) Full and Final Squad:
Rajasthan Royals (RR) Retained Players: Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mahipal Lomror, Manan Vohra, Mayank Markande, Rahul Tewatia, Riyan Parag, Shreyas Gopal, Robin Uthappa, Jaydev Unadkat, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, David Miller, Andrew Tye
Players bought at Auction: Chris Morris (Rs 16.25 crore), Shivam Dube (Rs 4.4 crore), Mustafizur Rahman (Rs 1 crore), Chetan Sakariya (Rs 1.20 crore), KC Kariappa (Rs 20 lakh), Liam Livingstone (Rs 75 lakh), Kuldip Yadav (Rs 20 lakh), Aakash Singh (Rs 20 lakh)
IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Full and Final Squad:
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Retained Players: Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Rinku Singh, Sandeep Warrier, Shivam Mavi, Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Pat Cummins, Rahul Tripathi, Varun Chakravarthy, Tim Seifert
Players bought at auction: Shakib Al Hasan (Rs 3.20 crore), Sheldon Jackson (Rs 20 lakh), Vaibhav Arora (Rs 20 lakh), Karun Nair (Rs 50 lakh), Harbhajan Singh (Rs 2 crore), Ben Cutting (Rs 75 lakh), Venkatesh Iyer (Rs 20 lakh), Pawan Negi (Rs 50 lakh)