Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders LIVE SCORE (t20)

Rajasthan Royals Vs Kolkata Knight Riders At Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai, 24 April, 2021

24 April, 2021
Starts (IST)
Match Ended

133/9 (20.0 ov)

Match 18

134/4 (18.5 ov)

Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders Rajasthan Royals
133/9 (20.0 ov) - R/R 6.65 134/4 (18.5 ov) - R/R 7.12

Match Ended

Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 wickets

This Over
Batsman Status R B 4s 6s
Sanju Samson (C) (W) not out 42 41 2 1
David Miller not out 24 23 3 0
Bowling 0 M R W
Pat Cummins 3.5 0 36 0
Current Partnership Last Wicket 100/4 (13.4)

34 (34) R/R: 6.58

David Miller 24(23)

Rahul Tewatia 5(8) S.R (62.5)

c sub Kamlesh Nagarkoti b Prasidh Krishna
Highlights, RR vs KKR, IPL 2021, Match 18, Full Cricket Score: Rajasthan break losing streak with six-wicket victory

Highlights, RR vs KKR, IPL 2021, Match 18, Full Cricket Score: Rajasthan break losing streak with six-wicket victory

23:41 (IST)

That's it from us tonight. RR have finally broken their losing streak. Quite clearly, they looked the hungrier side among the two. With ball, they were disciplined and with the bat, they were very calm and composed. What stood out was captain Samson stepping up. He wanted to bat deep and take the side home, anchored the innings beautifully. KKR, on the other hand, have a lot of talking and thinking to do. They played poor cricket throughout and lacked intent clearly. 

Tomorrow we have a double-header. CSK play RCB in the 3.30 pm game followed by DC taking on SRH. 

See you tomorrow. Good night

23:41 (IST)

Chris Morris is Player of the Match

Morris: Just a clear mind. The mind gets cluttered when you get hit. Today was not the easy wicket to bat on. The plan is to keep nice and simple. Those guys are massibe losses, not just in the field but outside the field as well, But we have the right personell. We have to find the ways to lift ourselves. There is a lot of suffering going on, we have to keep people happy with our cricket. Conditions always change and it always gets difficult. We do a lot of analysing and experience of playing against Russell has helped. 

23:40 (IST)

Sanju Samson: The bowlers have been doing well in the last four-five matches, I enjoy captaining them. I don't come to bat with a mindset. I love to keep enjoying my batting, but nowadays I play according to a situation and try to win games for my team. He's (Sakariya) a very different kind of a person and chilled-out person. We will take one day off and sit down and plan for the next game.

23:25 (IST)

Return of the prodigal! 

23:24 (IST)

Well-deserved praise for Samson and Morris! 

23:23 (IST)

Big players missing for KKR! 

23:23 (IST)

Eoin Morgan, KKR captain: We lakced intent and impetus. We were under a lot of pressure from the word go, did not adapt to the wickets. The wicket today was not as good as it has been in the previous games. The clear in the mind the easier it is, that we have the ability in the side to play smart cricket. It was not there unfortunately. 

23:18 (IST)

Rajasthan Royals beat KKR by six wickets. Samson flicks Cummins for a single on leg side to hit the winning run. They collect two more important points and end their losing streak. 

23:15 (IST)

After 18 overs,Rajasthan Royals 129/4 ( Sanju Samson (C) (W) 40 , David Miller 21)

Krishna continues. Miller collects a fine boundary on the third ball of the over. A couple of singles and a double in the over as well. Eight off the over. RR now a maximum away from their second win in IPL 2021. They have 12 balls remaining.

23:12 (IST)
four

FOUR! Lovely flick off the pads from Miller off Krishna, collects a boundary at deep mid-wicket

Highlights

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IPL 2021, Live Cricket Score, Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Rajasthan Royals beat KKR by six wickets. Samson flicks Cummins for a single on leg side to hit the winning run. They collect two more important points and end their losing streak.

Preview: Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) take on each other in Match 18 of IPL 2021.

A tough start of sorts for RR to the current season of sees the team level on 2 points with three other teams after four matches played, one of them being their opponents on Saturday, in KKR. However, Royals' Director of Cricket Kumar Sangakkara believes the team has the potential to bounce back and just needs to stitch a string of consistent performances.

Speaking ahead of Saturday's encounter at the Wankhede Stadium, the former Sri Lankan captain said, "We know we've had a tough start to the competition, but we could be in a completely different position had we won the opening encounter. The last two defeats have been a little hard to take, but we take the positives and keep the faith in ourselves. It's a long tournament and we certainly have the ability and the chance to turn this around tomorrow."

"What is more important for us is to make sure we've learned our lessons, and can focus on the basics. In my opinion, we just need to start the games well, whether it is with the ball or the bat, we need to make sure we're stamping our authority in the middle," Sangakkara added.

RR captain Sanju Samson and KKR captain Eoin Morgan. Sportzpics

RR captain Sanju Samson and KKR captain Eoin Morgan. Sportzpics

Like the Royals, their opponents on Saturday also enter the match having lost their last two encounters, against CSK and RCB, and Sangakkara believes his team will have to play out of their skin to get back to winning ways. "We know KKR is a strong team, and they've got a good balance. Just like us, I am sure they are also eager to bounce back, so it will be a tough challenge, and we will need to make sure we are executing all three facets of our game well in order to win," expressed Sangakkara.

Last season in the UAE, the team from Kolkata managed to register two wins against the Royals, defending their totals on both the occasions, which should serve as added motivation for the inaugural winners of the IPL. "We have had the chance to sit together and make plans for the match tomorrow. We know KKR handed us two losses last season, and I believe these are the kind of matches we need to win if we want to make it to the playoffs," Sangakkara signed off.

KKR won their their first game against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) and from then they have lost three consecutive matches, the last one against CSK being the closest they got to the victory mark. Eoin Morgan and Co can take confidence from the fight that the middle-order showed in the chase against Super Kings and would be hoping that they turn things around for themselves against RR.

Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy, Prasidh Krishna, Harbhajan Singh, Shakib Al Hasan, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Tim Seifert, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Venkatesh Iyer, Shivam Mavi, Vaibhav Arora

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Manan Vohra, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Andrew Tye, Liam Livingstone, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Kuldip Yadav, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Akash Singh

With inputs from Rajasthan Royals media

Updated Date: April 24, 2021 23:44:28 IST

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