IPL 2022 RR vs KKR Highlights: Chahal hat-trick, Buttler 100 win it for RR
RR vs KKR Highlights: Yuzvendra Chahal with his five-wicket haul, which included a hat-trick too, and Jos Buttler with his century, guided the Rajasthan Royals to 7 run win over Kolkata Knight Riders
Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals celebrating his century during RR vs KKR Live. Photo: Sportzpics for IPL
RR vs KKR Highlights
Obed McCoy bowled a brilliant last over to take two wickets and conceded only three runs to defend 11 off it and win the game by 7 runs for Rajasthan Royals against Kolkata Knight Riders.
But the match was set up by Yuzvendra Chahal who picked four wickets in an over including a hat-trick and reduced the Knight Riders from 178-4 to 180-8. A few big hits from Umesh Yadav in the 18th over, got KKR close as they needed just 18 of the last two and then eventually 11 off the last over.
Kolkata Knight Riders got the chase to a flyer courtesy of brilliant batting by Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer both of whom scored 58 and 28 respectively to take KKR to 178-4 at the end of the 16th over, needing just 40 of the last four before Chahal picked both Iyers, Shreyas and Venbkatesh alongside Shivam Mavi and Pat Cummins in one over to break the Knight Riders' back.
Earlier in the evening, Jos Buttler scored his second century of the season and was helped by a great finish from Shimron Hetmyer to take the Royals to 217-5 at the end of their 20 overs.
RR vs KKR Player of the Match: Yuzvendra Chahal
In a very tight selection, Yuzvendra Chahal was adjudged Player of the Match ahead of his teammate Jos Buttler, who even scored a hundred. But Chahal's magical over in which he got four wickets which included that of the settled and raging Shreyas Iyer as well, was just enough to weigh in his favour. In total, he finished with a five-wicket haul, his first-ever fifer, and the best IPL figures in his career. He finished with figures of 5-40 from his four overs
RR vs KKR: Changes in the Playing 11
As was expected Kolkata Knight Riders brought back Shivam Mavi in place of Aman Khan while the rest of the Playing 11 remained the same.
However, it was the Rajasthan Royals that surprised the most with the three changes that they made to their Playing 11. Kuldeep Sen, who won them the game against Lucknow Super Giants, was out and Obed McCoy, the left-arm pacer from West Indies replaced him.
Rassie van der Dussesn was also out after only two failures and Karun Nair came in his place while Trent Boult was fit and replaced compatriot Jimmy Neesham in the Playing 11
RR Predicted Playing 11
Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c & wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Riyan Parag, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Obed McCoy
KKR Predicted Playing 11
Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy
RR vs KKR Match Details
The RR vs KKR match would start at 07:30 pm IST at the Brabourne Stadium. This match between Rajasthan and Kolkata can be watched Live and Exclusive on your TV sets via Star Sports Network. To watch the match on the go, people can also tune into Hotstar Mobile Application and website.
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