IPL 2019: KKR lose 6th in a row as Parag, Archer pull unexpected win for RR
KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik's unbeaten 97 took the team's total to 175/6, Rajasthan had a disappointing start but Riyan Parag and Jofra Archer managed to do something unexpected
Jofra Archer, Riyan Parag
In today’s match of VIVO Indian Premier League (IPL 2019), Dinesh Karthik’s Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) faced sixth defeat in a row as they went down losing against Rajasthan Royals.
With this defeat, Kolkata's chances to make it to the playoffs have almost finished.
Batting first, KKR's skipper Dinesh Karthik hits runs on all corners of the ground but did not have any batsmen to accompany him for long, yet the team's total reached 175/6 in 20 overs.
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Rajasthan Royals had a sweet start with Ajinkya Rahane and Sanju Samson opening in style, but Sunil Narine brought the much-needed breakthrough and the top order derailed after Narine and Chawla took charge of the bowling.
Both the spinners scalped first five wickets and left RR in a difficult stage.
It was Riyan Prayag who kept hitting runs throughpout without any stopping and he found a fine suport in Jofra Archer who was fearless from other end.
RR lost Prayag as he hit the wickets and had to depart but Jofra Archer was not batting to let the match slip.
The all-rounder smashed a boundary and topped it up with a six to seal the victory for Rajasthan.