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Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs

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Kolkata Knight Riders | Rajasthan Royals | IPL 2021

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

EVENT HIGHLIGHTS

(KKR) beat (RR) by 86 runs in Match 54 of 14th edition of at Sharjah Cricket Ground on Thursday. Kolkata has qualified for playoffs literally with the impossible net run rate scenario for defending champions Mumbai Indians, but we will have to wait until Friday for official announcement.

KKR made 171 for four against who in response were shot out for 85 in 16.1 overs.

Shubman Gill scored 56 off 44 balls for KKR while his opening partner Venkatesh Iyer made 38 off 35 balls. Shivam Mavi took four wickets for KKR and Lockie Ferguson took three.

Rahul Tripathi (21), Dinesh Karthik (14 not out off 11) and skipper Eoin Morgan (13 not out off 11) also played good hands towards the end to take KKR to past the 170-run mark.

Young left-arm pacer Chetan Sakariya was the pick of the bowkers for RR with figures of 1/23.

Mumbai Indians' playoffs qualification scenario 

Mumbai Indians has to win by around 171 runs after scoring 200 to get past KKR's NRR. If the defending champions chase, they can't go beyond KKR's NRR.


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Rajasthan Royals' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Yashasvi Jaiswal b Shakib 0 3 0 0
Liam Livingstone c Tripathi b Ferguson 6 6 1 0
Sanju Samson c Morgan b Mavi 1 4 0 0
Shivam Dube b Mavi 18 20 0 1
Anuj Rawat lbw b Livingstone 0 1 0 0
Glenn Phillips b Shivam Mavi 8 12 0 1
Rahul Tewatia b Mavi 44 36 5 2
Chirs Morris lbw b Chakarvarthy 0 2 0 0
Jaydev Unadkat c Shakib b Ferguson 6 5 1 0
Chetan Sakariya runout (Shakib/Karthik) 1 3 0 0
Mustafizur Rahman not out 0 3 0 0
Total: 85-10 in 16.1 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Shakib Al Hasan 1 0 1 1
Shivam Mavi 3.1 0 21 4
Sunil Narine 4 1 30 0
Lockie Ferguson 4 0 18 3
Varun Chakravarthy 4 0 14 1

Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard

Batter Dismissals Runs Balls Fours Sixes
Shubman Gill c Jaiswal b Morris 56 44 4 2
Venkatesh Iyer b Rahul Tewatia 38 35 3 2
Nitish Rana c Livingstone b Phillips 12 5 1 1
Rahul Tripathi b Chetan Sakariya 21 14 3 0
Dinesh Karthik not out 14 11 0 1
Eoin Morgan not out 13 11 1 1
Total: 171-4 in 20 Overs
Bowlers Overs Maiden Runs Wickets
Jaydev Unadkat 4 0 35 0
Chris Morris 4 0 28 1
Chetan Sakariya 4 0 23 1
Mustafizur Rahman 4 0 31 0
Shivam Dube 2 0 18 0
Rahul Tewatia 1 0 11 1
Glenn Phillips 1 0 17 1


2021 IPL playoffs and final schedule

KKR vs RR playing 11
 
playing 11: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson (w/c), Glenn Phillips, Anuj Rawat, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman
 
KKR playing 11: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

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