Archer's done it! His final act in IPL 2019 is hitting an extra cover drive off a full ball for six, while giving himself room. Full ball and he shows his extraordinary timing, and sending it zipping through the air and over the boundary. Pick him for the World Cup already, England! Just do it.
Dinesh Karthik's 97* in vain after Riyan Parag and Jofra Archer's late fireworks
Chasing 176, Rajasthan Royals slipped to 123 for six before their seventh-wicket pair turned the tide with a partnership of 44 in 21 balls
Our live post-match show is still on. Head over there to see discussions on Karthik's fabulous innings, Riyan's unreal calm and the wonder that is Jofra Archer. Not to forget Varun Aaron's amazing comeback. Meanwhile, it's goodbye from all of us here.
12.06am Varun Aaron is the Man of the Match. "Everything is fine (with my leg). Got resolved in half hour, just cramps. I had a viral for the past three days and I'm just recovering from that. I felt I sweated extra and body just got dehydrated. I always believe in myself. I felt that the one over I bowled in the previous game, I didn't do too much wrong in that. I was looking forward to make the most of my opportunity when I got a chance. I'm feeling good. All I want to do is play for the country and win matches."
12.04am Steven Smith: We certainly made it difficult for ourselves, lost too many wickets in clumps through that middle section after a good start. Riyan Parag, isn't he an impressive young man? And some great contributions from Archer and Gopal too. I thought they (KKR) bowled really well in the Powerplay. We saw a bit of grass on the wicket and thought we'd let the quicks go at them. I thought Oshane did a great job on IPL debut, and Varun Aaron was outstanding. I guess the first five or six games we weren't able to get over the line in those close ones. And when you do that it sort of makes your season, and if you don't it can break your season. Jofra and Stokesy are off tonight, so two big holes to fill. I'm here for 13 games.
12.02am: So it's a sixth consecutive defeat for Knight Riders, and now all of RCB, KKR and Royals are on eight points each. Presentation time now.
11.56pm: Steven Smith on the sensational Riyan Parag five days ago when he made 43 off 29 against Mumbai: "I think he's 17. But yeah, he's terrific young kid, He works really hard. He's a fit young kid. He's a strong young kid. The way he batted, even in the first game that he played, he probably taught a lot to the experienced players a little something out there, even myself. He played with a really cool head, calm and composed and today he did the same. Just came out and played with that freedom. Saw the ball land hit the ball. He didn't worry too much about anything. Just played the game, plus I think he's got terrific skills with the ball. He bowled really well in his first game against Chennai and I thought he bowled really well today. He only started bowling the stuff he's been bowling three weeks ago. Before that, he was just a genuine off spinner. So the kid learns really quickly and that I think is a sign of a really good player and someone that has a really good future."
11.52pm: Royals have pulled this off, though it looked very iffy. But Riyan Parag played a sparkling innings and Jofra Archer pulled out one final rabbit out of his hat.
Dinesh Karthik: Little disappointed. I thought we were in it, but it wasn't our day. I've kept saying, winning always feel good but when you lose close games like this you think 'wow, when are we going to get there'. The plan in the final over was to bowl full. The second shot was a good shot, but the first ball... there was dew on the outfield as well. I think a lot of it will boil down to how much they trust me as a leader and keep the mood of the dressing room good.
Jofra Archer: I feel really excited. The tournament didn't go as well as we liked, but moments like these really make me cherish playing for Rajasthan. Anyone that comes in to replace me and Stokesy will do a great job, I'm sure of that. I'm grateful for Rajasthan to take a chance on me, having not played any international cricket.
outside edge flies for four! Length ball outside off, Archer goes really hard at it, wanted to go over extra cover, but it takes the edge and goes to third man
Prasidh to bowl. Jofra on strike
Our statsman Gaurav says: "These two teams have played 2 Super Overs already in IPL. Both won by Rajasthan Royals."
length ball on the stumps, swiped, but gets it only till mid-off
Shashank Kishore caught up with the 17-year old Riyan Parag earlier in the IPL, and here's the teenager's goosebump-inducing story (also ft Prashant Chopra and Mahipal Lomror)
oh dear he's out hit-wicket. Short ball and he was moving inside the line to pull it fine, but doesn't connect with the ball. In the follow through his bat hits the top of the stumps. unfortunate end to an impressive innings.
Riyan Parag is turning it on He's a teenager and he's just hit IPL 2019's MVP for a six over long-on, even though it wasn't perfectly timed. Own medicine and all that for Russell. Brathwaite at long-on was interested and leapt up, but the ball went over him
pacy short ball, Archer goes to pull but gets it high on the bat and it goes to long-off
Riyan Parag is looking supremely calm and confident. Like this is an everyday chase for him
yorker on the fifth stump line, steered to deep point
too short and he pulls it well, but there is a deep midwicket
Imran Shaikh: "The Over Rate is abysmal. Hope someone is penalised for this" - the guys paying the penalty are those on ball by ball comms...
And Royals win percentage has shot up to 71% now!
Abhay Raghavan: "Narine's Dropped catch of Parag is costing KKR here..."
smoked goes for the aggressive option of bowling a bouncer, but Riyan - with a cool belying his years - just rocks back and pulls it high and handsome, way over deep square leg
excellent comeback by Prasidh, wide yorker, out of the batsman's reach and within the tram-lines. Riyan was moreover giving himself room so he had to really stretch out to try and get bat on that.
inside edge goes for four He was moving across and wanted to smash this to cow corner but gets an inside edge. Luck is on his side, it goes very fine for a boundary
nicely timed but there is a man on the cover boundary. Full toss outside off, punched
has a big thrash at that towards long-on but doesn't time it, and it rolls along the ground to the fielder there
blasted this full delivery from the stumps but straight to Narine at mid-off. He was moving to his left and the ball hits his boot
And the forecast says 40% to Royals now. Creeping up steadily
back of a length, and Archer swipes it to deep midwicket off the back foot
good length outside off, he gets down low and cuts it to the sweeper on the cover fence
quicker one but strays on the pads and Riyan does superbly to just tickle it fine
comes forward and clips it between long and on deep midwicket
leading edge that falls in no-man's land at cover. He was moving across to flick it to leg, but didn't read the spin
swatted down the ground given room to free his arms outside off and he smashes it with a horizontal bat straight back
46 off 24 - doable, but ideally Royals would have wanted a top order batsman in there. And here's Narine, who's been quite unplayable today