Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Here are the best photos from the Indian Premier League Eliminator match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals

FirstCricket Staff May 24, 2018 14:04:37 IST
Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens
Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

A brilliant performance from the Kolkata Knight Riders saw them win their Eliminator against Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs at the Eden Gardens. They will now play Sunrisers Hyderabad for a place in the final. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and ensured Kolkata bat first. It was a bad start for  Kolkata as they lost four wickets for just 51 runs. Then skipper Dinesh Karthik and Shubhman Gill shared a good partnership to settle their team's nerves. Karthik scored 52 runs from 38 balls. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Ish Sodhi enjoyed a fantastic game on Wednesday. He bowled a tight spell and gave away just 15 runs in his four overs. He couldn't pick any wicket but his spell ensured Kolkata don't get runs in the middle over. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Andre Russell had a good season and his team wanted him to do the job again in an all-important match. He didn't disappoint as he scored a quickfire 49 in just 25 balls, smashing three fours and five sixes as Kolkata scored 167/7 in 20 overs. AFP

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Rajasthan Royals started their chase on a steady note with both Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi taking time to settle. Tripathi got out after making 20 but Rahane carried on. He was dismissed at the wrong time after scoring 46. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Sanju Samson was giving good company to his skipper Ajinkya Rahane but once Rahane was dismissed, Samson didn't last long. He was gone after scoring 50 from 38 balls. Sportzpics

Dinesh Karthik Andre Russell shine as Kolkata Knight Riders overcome Rajathan Royals challenge at Eden Gardens

Despite the good partnership between Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson, Rajasthan Royals failed to take on Kolkata bowlers. Kuldeep Yadav bowed a brilliant spell where he gave away just 18 runs in four overs, taking one wicket. At the end, Rajasthan could make only 144/4 in 20 overs. Sportzpics

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