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IPL 2021, KKR vs RR: Kolkata virtually knocks MI out of playoffs race
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) by 86 runs in Match 54 of 14th edition of Indian Premier League 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 Rajasthan Royals 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.
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Rajasthan Royals' scorecard
|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
|Shakib Al Hasan||1||0||1||1|
Kolkata Knight Riders' scorecard
|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|
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KKR vs RR playing 11
Rajasthan Royals 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