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KKR vs RR highlights: Kolkata survive a scare, beat Rajasthan by 25 runs

In Eliminator of the IPL 2018 Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs to reach the Qualifier 2 match against Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday.

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got off to a shaky start

Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a shaky start
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captain Dinesh Karthik plays a shot during the 2nd Qualifer IPL T20 eliminator cricket match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals, at Eden Garden in Kolkata, on Wednesday

won the toss and decided to bowl.The bowlers took advantage of the pitch and took early wickets.Both Narine and Uthappa were dismissed within the first 4 overs. KKR stood at 32/3 at the end of 5  overs.

Andre Russell brings KKR back in the game

Andre Russell brings KKR back in the game
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batsman Andrew Rassell plays a shot during the 2nd Qualifer IPL T20 eliminator cricket match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals, at Eden Garden in Kolkata, on Wednesday. | Photo: PTI

KKR were scoring just run a ball before Andre Russell came into bat. He scored a six off the first ball he faced .Russell made a quick 49 of just 25 balls, helping KKR reach a target of 169/7 at the end of the 20 overs.

were off to a decent start

Rajasthan Royals were off to a decent start
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Rajsthan Royals batsman Sanju Samson plays a shot during the 2nd qualifier IPL T20 eliminator cricket match between KKR and at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Wednesday. | Photo: PTI

Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi opened the innings for Rajasthan Royals.Both of them attacked the KKR bowlers and led RR to a decent start.KKR was in desperate need for wickets, therefore Narine was introduced into the attack but he too went for a lot of runs.

Kuldeep Yadav dismisses Ajinkya Rahane

Kuldeep Yadav dismisses Ajinkya Rahane
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Kolkata Knight Riders bowler Kuldeep Yadav celebrate after taking wicket of RR's batsman Ajinkya Rahane during the 2nd qualifier IPL T20 eliminator cricket match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Wednesday | Photo: PTI

RR were in a good position before Kuldeep Yadav took the wicket of KKR Captain Ajinkya Rahane in the 15th over .Yadav conceded only 3 runs in that over. Soon samson was also dismissed and KKR were back in the game.

Rajasthan Royals needed 40 runs from the last 2 overs.

Rajasthan Royals needed  40 runs from the last 2 overs.
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Rajsthan Royals cricketer Rahul Tripathi sleeps his bat during 2nd Qualifer IPL T20 eliminator cricket match between KKR and Rajasthan Royals at Eden Garden in Kolkata on Wednesday. | Photo: PTI

After Stuart Binny got out for a duck in the 18th over Rajastan Royals needed 40 runs of the last 12 balls. Andre Russell bowled the 19th over and conceded just 6 runs leaving RR to score 34 runs of the last over.Rajasthan could only manage 10 runs and were defeated.


First Published: Thu, May 24 2018. 14:29 IST