January 22, 2022

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Match Report ; RR v KKR, 18th Match IPL 2021, Live score

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Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders will meet in Wankhede for their fifth game of the season. Both teams have won 1-1 games in this season so far.

Recent form :

Kolkata Knight Riders : L L L W
Rajasthan Royals : L L W L

“We are going to bowl first in this match. It has helped the bowlers here when you bowl first. I like to appreciate the team members as there are lot of positives even though we have lost three games. We haven’t said much, in a tournament like IPL there are going to be ups and downs. We have two changes.” Sanju Samson added at the toss

“We would have liked to bowl first. We did see a game the other night where 220 was enough. Hopefully we can rectify our mistakes today. It was a great game of cricket. The character the guys showed was amazing from the position we were in. We have one change, Shivam Mavi comes in for Kamlesh Nagarkoti.” Eoin Morgan added

End of the 1st innings and For Kolkata, none of their batters apart from Rahul
Tripathi scored at a decent strike rate. Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill struggled at the top and Eoin Morgan got run out without facing a ball. Even the trio of Russell, Karthik and Cummins couldn’t repeat their heroics from their previous match and they could only manage to get
to 133.


A clinical performance by Rajasthan. They did not manage to take a single wicket against Bangalore but have bounced back strongly here. Morris was sensational while Sakariya continued to impress. Unadkat and Mustafizur were also very economical and picked up
awicket each. Tewatia was touch expensive but it was covered up by the other bowlers.

That’s the end of the match & RR wins it easily at the end. Kolkata bowled with all their heart but the target was too low for them to make a match out of it. Mavi and Chakravarthy bowled well. So did Narine and Krishna. But they couldn’t pick up regular wickets to put the pressure on the Rajasthan lineup.


Clinical display by Rajasthan. They lost their openers early, but skipper Samson was joined by Dube in the middle. They both put on a solid partnership to ensure
that they motor along well. Dube fell and Tewatia fell soon too. But Samson was solid as a rock and he was joined by Miller. These two saw Rajasthan over the line. Rajasthan chase it down with ease. This was a great match for them and they would be very happy to pick up 2 points. Kolkata, on the other hand, are under more pressure now.