IPL 2020, KKR vs RR highlights: KKR keeps playoffs hope alive after a win

The general full and wide view of the DSC during match 47 of season 13 of the Dream 11 Indian Premier League (IPL) at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai in the United Arab Emirates on the 27th October 2020. Photo: Sportzpics for BCCI
Pat Cummins took four wickets as Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) recorded a valuable 60-run win over Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their final Indian Premier League (IPL) group stage match on Sunday at the Dubai International Stadium. Chasing a target of 192, RR only managed a paltry 131/9 in their 20 overs and their campaign came to an end.

The win takes KKR to fourth spot temporarily due to the two-point lead they gain over SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH), who face the dominant Mumbai Indians in their final group game on Tuesday. RR, meanwhile, drop down to the bottom of the table.

KKR were pushed to 191/7 by captain Eoin Morgan who scored an unbeaten 68 off 35 balls. RR then got off to a disastrous start to the steep chase, losing Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, captain Steve Smith, Sanju Samson and Riyan Parag within the first five overs. Cummins accounted for the wickets of Uthappa, Stokes who fell thanks to a blinder of a catch from wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik, Smith and Parag while Samson fell to Mavi.

With the win, KKR rose to 14 points thus momentarily placing them in fourth place. Their net run rate has improved to -0.214 but it remains lesser than that of fifth placed SRH (+0.555) who are on 12 points.

Earlier, Eoin Morgan finally came to the party with a blistering 68 off 35 balls to lead his team to 191/7. He smashed his England team mate Ben Stokes to all corners of the park in the 19th over.

Cummins first hit a six off the second ball of the over after which he brought Morgan on strike with a single. Morgan then hit consecutive sixes and a four as KKR took a total of 24 runs from that over. Morgan hit a six off the last ball of the innings to take KKR beyond 190

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KKR vs RR playing 11

Andre Russell returned to Kolkata Knight Riders's playing 11 along with Shivam Mavi while Rajasthan Royals is unchanged from its previous match.

RR playing 11: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi

KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy

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RR live score after 20 Over: 131-9

Over Summary: Wd 1 0 0 0 0 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 131-9  ; Shreyas Gopal (23), Varon Aaron (0)

Nagarkoti continues....

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A swing and miss from Aaron.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Aaron defends from the crease.

Ball 1: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 1: WIDE

RR live score after 19 Over: 129-9

Over Summary: 1 1 W 0 0 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 129-9  ; Shreyas Gopal (22), Varon Aaron (0)

Shivam Mavi [3.0-1-13-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Aaron blocks the yorker. DOT
 
Ball 5: Aaron taps towards point for no run.
 
Ball 4: Varun Aaron, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks.
 
Ball 3: Kartik hits scoops back to bowler, GONE.  Kartik Tyagi c and b Shivam Mavi 2(3)
 
Ball 2: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Kartik collects a single.

RR live score after 18 Over: 127-8

Over Summary: 1 1 W 1 1 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 127-8  ; Shreyas Gopal (21), Kartik Tyagi (1)

Kamlesh Nagarkoti [2.0-0-18-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Tyagi collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Gopal collects a single down the ground.

Kartik Tyagi, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Archer holed it to long-on as Mavi completes the catch.  Jofra Archer c Shivam Mavi b K Nagarkoti 6(9)
 
Ball 2: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Jofra Archer collects a single.
 

RR live score after 17 Over: 123-7

Over Summary: 0 0 1 4 2 4 ; Rajasthan Royals: 123-7  ; Shreyas Gopal (19), Jofra Archer (5)

Sunil Narine [3.0-0-26-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gopal smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Gopal collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Gopal smashes FOUR .
 
Ball 3: Archer collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 16 Over: 107-7

Over Summary: 1 0 1 1 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 112-7  ; Shreyas Gopal (9), Jofra Archer (4)

Shivam Mavi [2.0-1-8-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Jofra Archer collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Gopal collects a single towards sweeper cover.
 
Ball 4: Archer collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Gopal collects a single towards point.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Jofra Archer collects a single.

RR live score after 15 Over: 107-7

Over Summary: 2 1 1 W 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 107-7  ; Shreyas Gopal (7), Jofra Archer (1)

Chakravarthy continues...

Ball 6: Jofra Archer collects a single
 
Ball 5: Gopal collects a single.

Jofra Archer, right handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 4: Rahul Tewatia departs. All over for RR and Sunday it was the last game for CSK and KXIP too, without any hope. Rahul Tewatia c Karthik b Chakravarthy 31(27) [4s-2 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rahul Tewatia collects a couple of runs.

RR live score after 14 Over: 101-6

Over Summary: 0 2 0 1 2 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 101-6  ; Rahul Tewatia (28), Shreyas Gopal (5)

Pat Cummins [3.0-0-29-4] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Gopal collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Tewatia collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 13 Over: 96-6

Over Summary: 1 1 1 0 0 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 96-6  ; Rahul Tewatia (25), Shreyas Gopal (3)

Chakravarthy continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Rahul Tewatia collects a single.

RR live score after 12 Over: 93-6

Over Summary: 0 1 4 0 6 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 93-6  ; Rahul Tewatia (23), Shreyas Gopal (2)

Sunil Narine [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Rahul Tewatia smashes SIX.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Tewatia smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 11 Over: 81-6

Over Summary: 4 0 2 W 0 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 81-6  ; Rahul Tewatia (12), Shreyas Gopal (1)

Varun Chakravarthy [1.0-0-4-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Shreyas Gopal collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Shreyas Gopal, right handed bat, comes to the crease and blocks.
 
Ball 4: Chakravarthy scalps Buttler. Buttler c Cummins b Chakravarthy 35(22) [4s-4 6s-1]
 
Ball 3: Buttler collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Buttler smashes FOUR.
 

RR live score after 10 Over: 74-5

Over Summary: 0 1 0 4 2 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 74-5  ; Jos Buttler (29), Rahul Tewatia (12)

Nagarkoti continues...

Ball 6: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Buttler collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Buttler smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 9 Over: 66-5

Over Summary: 6 0 0 2 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 66-5  ; Jos Buttler (22), Rahul Tewatia (11)

Narine continues...

Ball 6: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Buttler collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Buttler wallopes straight down the ground for SIX.

RR live score after 8 Over: 56-5

Over Summary: 0 4 L1 2 0 4 ; Rajasthan Royals: 56-5  ; Jos Buttler (13), Rahul Tewatia (10)

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Tewatia smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Tewatia collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Buttler collects a leg byes for RR.
 
Ball 2: Buttler pulls towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

RR live score after 7 Over: 45-5

Over Summary: 1 1 1 1 0 0 ; Rajasthan Royals: 45-5  ; Jos Buttler (9), Rahul Tewatia (4)

Sunil Narine, right-arm off break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Buttler collects a single towards cover.
 
Ball 3: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Buttler works towards mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 1: Tewatia collects a single.

RR live score after 6 Over: 41-5

Over Summary: 1 0 0 1 1 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 41-5  ; Jos Buttler (7), Rahul Tewatia (2)

Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 5: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Tewatia collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Buttler collects a single.

Rahul Tewatia, left handed bat, comes to the crease

RR live score after 5 Over: 37-5; Parag departs

Over Summary:  4 1 0 0 0 W ; Rajasthan Royals: 37-5  ; Jos Buttler (0), Rahul Tewatia (0)

Cummins continues...

Ball 6: Parag edges to Karthik. GONE. Riyan Parag c Karthik b Cummins 0(7)
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Buttler collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Buttler smashes FOUR.
 

RR live score after 4 Over: 32-4; RR slumps

Over Summary:  WICKET MAIDEN ; Rajasthan Royals: 32-4  ; Jos Buttler (0), Riyan Parag (0)

Shivam Mavi continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
   
Ball 3: Riyan Parag, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends.
 
Ball 2: Samson edges to Karthik, GONE. Samson c Karthik b Shivam Mavi 1(4)
 
Ball 1: DOT

Jos Buttler, right handed bat, comes to the crease

RR live score after 3 Over: 32-3; Cummins scalps Stokes and Smith

Over Summary:  W 1 0 4 0 W ; Rajasthan Royals: 32-3  ; Jos Buttler (0), Sanju Samson (1)

Cummins continues...

Ball 6: Cummins castles Smith. Smith b Cummins 4(4) [4s-1]
 
Ball 5:  DOT
 
Ball 4: Smith smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Sanju Samson, right handed bat, comes to the crease and collects a single towards deep square leg.
 
Ball 1: Dinsesh Karthik takes a STUNNER to send Ben Stokes packing. Stokes c Karthik b Cummins 18(11) [4s-2 6s-1]

RR live score after 2 Over: 27-1

Over Summary:  0 0 Wd 0 2 4 1 ; Rajasthan Royals: 27-1  ; Ben Stokes (18), Steve Smith (0)

Shivam Mavi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Stokes collects a single towards square leg.
 
Ball 5: It was the silence before the storm as Ben Stokes drills towards sweeper cover for FOUR.
 
Ball 4:  Stokes collects a couple of runs towards square leg.

Ball 3: Stokes hits back to bowler. The ball is in air but safe.
 
Ball 3: WIDE.
 
Ball 2: Stokes fails to score again. Is it silence before storm. Mind it there is an artificial noise that we hear on TV broadcast.
 
Ball 1: Stokes defends, feels like a lull after a storm in first over.

Steven Smith, right handed bat, comes to the crease

RR live score after 1 Over: 19-1

Over Summary:  6 Wd2 0 4 6 1 W ; Rajasthan Royals: 19-1  ; Ben Stokes (11), Steve Smith (0)

Uthappa and Stokes at the crease. Uthappa on strike. Cummins opens the attack

Ball 6: Uthappa flicks the ball on the pads towards deep square leg and holed up to Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Uthappa c K Nagarkoti b Cummins 6(2) [6s-1]
 
Ball 5: Stokes collects a single towards mid-off.
 
Ball 4: Stokes smashes towards deep fine leg for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Stokes glances towards fine leg boundary for FOUR.

Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 2: TWO WIDES
 
Ball 1: Uthappa helps the short delivery down the leg side for SIX over short fine leg.

KKR vs RR: Playoffs scenarios now

Scenario now:
 
- Loser is knocked out
- To go past DC's NRR: KKR should win by 75 runs, RR should win by 14.1 overs
- To go past RCB's NRR: KKR should win by 79 runs, RR should win by 13.4 overs

KKR live score after 20 Overs: 191-7

Over Summary:  2 W 1 0 0 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 191-7  ; Eoin Morgan (68), Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1)

Kartik Tyagi [3.0-0-27-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan smashes SIX. 
 
Ball 5:  DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Kamlesh Nagarkoti, right handed bat, comes to the crease and clips towards deep mid-wicket for a single.
 
Ball 2: Cummins departs.  Cummins c Samson b Kartik Tyagi 15(11) [6s-1]
 
Ball 1: Cummins hits down the ground for a couple of runs.

KKR live score after 19 Overs: 182-6

Over Summary:  1 6 1 6 6 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 182-6  ; Eoin Morgan (62), Pat Cummins (13)

Stokes continues...

Ball 6: Morgan steers between short third man and backward point for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Morgan smashes down the ground for a SIX. Stokes is getting hit from his own captain.
 
Ball 4: Morgan smashes towards mid-wicket for SIX.
 
Ball 3: Cummins collects a single.
 
Ball 2:  Cummins wallopes towards long-off for a GIGANTIC SIX. It is a battle of two big players.
 
Ball 1: Morgan hits towards cover for a single

KKR live score after 18 Overs: 158-6

Over Summary:  0 2 2 1 L1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 158-6  ; Eoin Morgan (45), Pat Cummins (1)

Jofra Archer [3.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Morgan goes for a wild slog but manages only a leg byes.
 
Ball 4: Cummins collects a single towards mid-off. A direct hit from countryman Smith would have sent Cummins packing.
 
Ball 3: Cummins hits towards deep square leg for a couple of runs.
 
Ball 2: Cummins collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 17 Overs: 152-6

Over Summary:  0 0 0 1 L1 4 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 152-6  ; Eoin Morgan (45), Pat Cummins (1)

Ben Stokes [1.0-0-11-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 5: Cummins collects a leg byes for KKR.
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 16 Overs: 146-6; Russell departs

Over Summary:  6 6 W 1 0 1Lb ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 146-6  ; Eoin Morgan (40), Pat Cummins (1)

Kartik Tyagi [2.0-0-14-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Morgan collects one leg byes for KKR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Pat Cummins, right handed bat, comes to the crease and hits towards sweeper cover for a single.
 
Ball 3: A full delivery outside off and Russell goes for third consecutive SIX but holed up to sweeper cover. GONE. Russell c (sub)Miller b Kartik Tyagi 25(11) [4s-1 6s-3]
 
Ball 2: Second consecutive SIX for Russell and smashes  towards long-off for SIX.
 
Ball 1: Russell wallopes towards long-on for SIX.

KKR live score after 15 Overs: 132-5

Over Summary:  0 4 6 1 0 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 132-5  ; Eoin Morgan (40), Andre Russell (13)

Jofra Archer [2.0-0-3-1] is back into the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Russell collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Russell smashes SIX.
 
Ball 2: Russell smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 14 Overs: 121-5

Over Summary:  0 1 4 4 6 6 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 121-5  ; Eoin Morgan (40), Andre Russell (2)

Shreyas Gopal continues...

Ball 6: Morgan smahes SIX again.
 
Ball 5: Morgan smashes SIX. This is what a do or die brings out from a big player.
 
Ball 4: Morgan smashes FOUR again.
 
Ball 3: Morgan smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: Russell collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 13 Overs: 100-5; Karthik departs

Over Summary:  4 1 W 0 1 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 100-5  ; Eoin Morgan (20), Andre Russell (1)

Rahul Tewatia continues....

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: A single for Russell.
 
Ball 4: Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 3: Karthik collects a leading edge towards mid-wicket and GONE. Karthik c Smith b Rahul Tewatia 0(1)
 
Ball 2: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Morgan sweeps towards deep square leg for FOUR.

Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease

KKR live score after 12 Overs: 94-4

Over Summary:  1 0 1 2 Wd 1 W ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 94-4  ; Rahul Tripathi (39), Eoin Morgan (15)

Shreyas Gopal [1.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Tripathi sweeps and holed up to deep backward square leg.  Tripathi c Uthappa b Shreyas Gopal 39(34) [4s-4 6s-2]

Ball 5: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: Morgan collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 3: Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: Morgan collects a single.

KKR live score after 11 Overs: 88-3

Over Summary:  1 1 0 1 0 1 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 88-3  ; Rahul Tripathi (38), Eoin Morgan (11)

Rahul Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Tripathi collects a single
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Morgan collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Tripathi collects a single.

KKR live score after 10 Overs: 84-3

Over Summary:  1 1 0 6 2 0 ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 84-3  ; Rahul Tripathi (36), Eoin Morgan (9)

Kartik Tyagi continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Morgan collects a couple of runs.
 
Ball 4: Morgan smashes SIX.
 
Ball 3: DOT
 
Ball 2: Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 1: Morgan collects a single.

Eoin Morgan, left handed bat, comes to the crease

KKR live score after 9 Overs: 74-3; Narine, Gill depart

Over Summary:  4 1 W 1 0 W  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 74-3  ; Rahul Tripathi (35)

Rahul Tewatia continues...

Ball 6: Narine goes for big slog but does not get distance and holed up to deep mid-wicket. Narine c Stokes b Rahul Tewatia 0(2)
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Tripathi collects a single towards sweeper cover.

Sunil Narine, left handed bat, comes to the crease
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill departs in search of big runs. Shubman Gill c Buttler b Rahul Tewatia 36(24) [4s-6]
 
Ball 2: Rahul Tripathi collects a single
 
Ball 1: Rahul Tripathi smashes FOUR.

KKR live score after 8 Overs: 68-1

Over Summary:  0 1 1 1 0 1  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 68-1  ; Shubman Gill (36), Rahul Tripathi (29)

Kartik Tyagi, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul collects a single. 
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Rahul Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 7 Overs: 64-1

Over Summary:  0 1 1 0 Wd 6 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 64-1  ; Shubman Gill (34), Rahul Tripathi (27)

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: DOT

Ball 5: Rahul Tripathi smashes SIX.
 
Ball 5: WIDE
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Rahul Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 6 Overs: 55-1

Over Summary:  1 4 L1 1 L1 4  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 55-1  ; Shubman Gill (33), Rahul Tripathi (20)

Varun Aaron [1.0-0-12-0] is back into the attack

Ball 6: Gill smashes FOUR
 
Ball 5: One leg byes.
 
Ball 4: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 3: One leg byes.
 
Ball 2: Rahul smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Gill collects a single.

KKR live score after 5 Overs: 43-1

Over Summary:  0 2 1 1 1 6  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 43-1  ; Shubman Gill (27), Rahul Tripathi (16)

Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul pulls towards deep square leg for SIX.
 
Ball 5: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4: Rahul collects a single.
 
Ball 3: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Gill collects a couple of runs towards mid-wicket.
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 4 Overs: 32-1

Over Summary:  4 4 1 4 0 4  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 32-1  ; Shubman Gill (23), Rahul Tripathi (9)

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Rahul Tripathi sweeps towards deep backward square leg for FOUR.
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: Rahul Tripathi gets thick top edge towards third man boundary for FOUR.
 
Ball 3: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 2: Shubman Gill hits towards cow corner for FOUR.
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill hits FOUR.

KKR live score after 3 Overs: 15-1

Over Summary:  0 0 1 0 1 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 15-1  ; Shubman Gill (14), Rahul Tripathi (1)

Jofra Archer continues...

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: Gill collects a single.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul Tripathi collects a single.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 2 Overs: 13-1

Over Summary:  0 0 4 0 4 4  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 13-1  ; Shubman Gill (13), Rahul Tripathi (0)

Varun Aaron, right-arm fast, comes into the attack

Ball 6: Gill smashes FOUR again.
 
Ball 5: Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Shubman Gill smashes FOUR.
 
Ball 2: DOT
 
Ball 1: DOT

KKR live score after 1 Over: 1-1; Archer scalps Rana

Over Summary:  1 W 0 0 0 0  ; Kolkata Knight Riders: 1-1  ; Shubman Gill (1), Rahul Tripathi (0)

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are at the crease. Shubman Gill is on strike. Jofra Archer will open the attack

Ball 6: DOT
 
Ball 5: DOT
 
Ball 4: DOT
 
Ball 3: Rahul Tripathi, right handed bat, comes to the crease and defends back to bowler.
 
Ball 2: Rana edges to Samson, GONE. Nitish Rana c Samson b Jofra Archer 0(1)
 
Ball 1: Shubman Gill collects a single.

RR playing 11

Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi

CSK vs KXIP live match updates

KXIP 153/6 (20)
CSK 138/1 (17)  CRR: 8.12  REQ: 5.33
Chennai Super Kings need 16 runs in 18 balls

CHECK CSK vs KXIP LIVE MATCH SCORE AND UPDATES HERE

KKR vs RR head to head (since IPL 2018)

  • Total matches: 6
  • CSK won: 5
  • KXIP won: 1


CSK vs KXIP live match updates

KXIP 153/6 (20)
CSK 131/1 (16.1)  CRR: 8.1  REQ: 6
Chennai Super Kings need 23 runs in 23 balls

CHECK CSK vs KXIP LIVE MATCH SCORE AND UPDATES HERE

KKR vs RR pitch report

"Looks very dry and hard, there is a little bit more grass on it. The ball might come on slightly better in the first half and not sure if dew is gonna come in, but it surely influences things and that could mean that the team that wins toss might want to chase," reckons Kumara Sangakkara and Pommie Mbangwa during KKR vs RR pitch report.



RR's highest and lowest scores against KKR

  • Highest score: 199
  • Lowest score: 81


KKR's highest and lowest scores against RR

  • Highest score: 190
  • Lowest score: 125


KKR vs RR head to head

  • Total matches: 22
  • KKR won: 11
  • RR won: 10
  • NR: 1


KKR vs RR playing 11 predictions

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan (capt), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Rinku Singh/Prasidh Krishna, Pat Cummins, Lockie Ferguson, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy.
 
Rajasthan Royals: Ben Stokes, Robin Uthappa, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith (capt),  Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron/Ankit Rajpoot, Kartik Tyagi

CSK vs KXIP live match updates

Chennai Super Kings is going for an easy chase as it needs only 41 runs in 36 balls. If KXIP loses today's match it will enhance both KKR and RR chances.

CSK 113/1 (14)  CRR: 8.07  REQ: 6.83
Chennai Super Kings need 41 runs in 36 balls

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Ben Stokes key for RR's success

Rajasthan Royals talismanic England all-rounder Ben Stokes has just won a Man-of-the-Match award, having made a breezy half century after picking up two wickets, in the team's win over Kings XI Punjab on Friday.
 
The 2019 World Cup final hero getting his mojo back, at such a crucial juncture of the tournament, is great news for the Royals. And, needless to say, a bad one for KKR as the leading all-rounder can singlehandedly influence the outcome of a game.
 

RR chances for playoffs qualification

They have just given their playoffs qualification hopes a lift and Rajasthan Royals will look to sustain the momentum against Kolkata Knight Riders in another must-win IPL game here on Sunday.
 
Besides a victory in their last league game, the inaugural edition winners will also need other results to go their way if they are to make the playoffs of the lucrative event, in its 13th edition now.
 
The best-case scenario for RR would be Kings XI Punjab losing their last match and Sunrisers Hyderabad winning no more than one in their last two outings.
 
In that case, RR will go through with 14 points, without net run rate coming into play.
 
However, RR's first task is to do what is within its control -- win the match against the Knight Riders and then hope for the best. Given the tight situation, the bigger the margin of win, the better it will be for the Steve Smith-led side.
 

KKR squad for IPL 2020

Kolkata Knight Riders: Eoin Morgan (captain), Dinesh Karthik (WK), Nitish Rana, Rahul Tripathi, Rinku Singh, Shubman Gill, Siddhesh Lad, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Kuldeep Yadav, Lockie Ferguson, Pat Cummins, Prasidh Krishna, Sandeep Warrior, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy, Andre Russell, Chris Green, M Siddharth, Sunil Narine, Nikhil Naik, Tom Banton, Tim Seifert.

RR squad for IPL 2020

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson, Andrew Tye, Kartik Tyagi, Steven Smith (captain), Ankit Rajpoot, Shreyas Gopal, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Mayank Markande, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Anuj Rawat, Akash Singh, David Miller, Manan Vohra, Shashank Singh, Varun Aaron, Tom Curran, Robin Uthappa, Aniruddha Joshi, Jofra Archer.


IPL 2020, Match 54: KKR vs RR preview

Consecutive wins in their last two matches have given Rajasthan Royals (RR) hope for qualifying for the playoffs of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and the Steve Smith-led team will aim to capitalise from the situation when they face a deflated Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) here on Sunday.
 
Both RR (bet run rate -0.377) and KKR (-0.467) have equal 12 points each from 13 games. However, it is RR's superior net run-rate that gives them an edge. RR will be looking for a big win to stay ahead in middle of the jam-packed table with every team, except Chennai Super Kings (CSK), still afloat.
 
Ben Stokes and Sanju Samson rediscovering their form has been the catalyst for RR in their recent matches while skipper Smith, Robin Uthappa, and Jos Buttler were also handy with the bat in their game against Kings XI Punjab.
 
Fast bowler Jofra Archer has put in some of his best performances ever this season while Stokes was also among the wickets against KXIP. However, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi and Shreyas Gopal leaked runs.
 
For KKR, spinner Varun Chakravarthy has been the talk of the town with his performances earning him a call-up to the Indian team.
 
The team's massive defeats against KXIP and CSK have derailed their campaign. Nitish Rana has managed 80-plus totals in two of the last three matches but the rest of the batting lineup has been plagued by inconsistency.
 
Narine, meanwhile, will have an additional responsibility with the ball.
 
Lockie Ferguson had a bright start in the season but looked out of sorts in the last game while Pat Cummins has finally got himself back among the wickets.

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