Kolkata Knight Riders managed victory against RR

by Toqui Tahmid | Posted on Saturday, April 21st, 2018 | 0

Kolkata Knight Riders is very popular franchise team in IPL or Indian Premier League which represents the city of Kolkata in the tournament. As one of the founding member, Kolkata Knight Riders has participated in every season of IPL since the beginning. They have also won the IPL title twice times so far. In the ongoing season of IPL which is the 11th season of it, Kolkata Knight Riders started their journey as the winner team. In the opening match of them, they beat RCB. However, including their last match, they played total four matches five matches in the season of IPL and managed three victories so far. In their last match, Kolkata Knight Riders managed victory against RR or Rajasthan Royals.

Kolkata Knight Riders managed victory against RR

KKR is currently standing of the 2nd position of IPL 11 point table where their last match opponent is in 5th position so far. Now, if we consider the performance of Rajasthan Royals, they have joined the IPL competition after couple of years. In last two season, they were out of the tournament. Basically they were suspended for two seasons and since the 11th episode, they have rejoined here again. This team also played four matches in the tournament along with their last match against KKR, but managed just two victories. They also failed to make a remarkable start after two years gap. They faced defeat in their first match as well.

The match between KKR and RR was the 15th match of the tournament where Rajasthan Royals hosted the match at their home venue. But at their home venue, they failed to get the victory. The match was taken place in 18th April, 2018 at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur.

Earlier the match, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to field first. So, Rajasthan Royals came to bat at their home venue. With captain Rahane and Short, they started well. Openers added 54 runs to the scoreboard. Rahane was gone with 36 runs and Short scored highest 44 runs so far. Rest players played a bit and added few more runs. Tripathi scored 15 runs, Stokes scored 14 runs and Buttler remained not out with 24 runs for the team. At the end 20 overs RR scored 160 runs in exchange for eight wickets. Rana and Curran took two wickets for KKR.

In return, KKR chased the score 160 runs in 18.5 overs. They lost only three wickets where Robin Uthappa scored highest 48 runs in 36 balls. So, KKR won against RR by seven wickets so far.

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