18th Match (N), Wankhede, April 24, 2021, Indian Premier League
(18.5/20 ov, T:134) 134/4

Royals won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)

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Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)
c †Samson b Sakariya2225431188.00
run out (Buttler)1119281057.89
c Parag b Mustafizur Rahman36265212138.46
c Jaiswal b Unadkat6791085.71
run out (Morris)00400-
c Sakariya b Morris25244240104.16
c Miller b Morris971601128.57
c Parag b Morris1061101166.66
b Morris57101071.42
not out 00300-
Extras(b 2, lb 1, nb 1, w 5)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.65)133/9
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Shubman Gill, 5.4 ov), 2-45 (Nitish Rana, 8.1 ov), 3-54 (Sunil Narine, 9.5 ov), 4-61 (Eoin Morgan, 10.2 ov), 5-94 (Rahul Tripathi, 15.2 ov), 6-117 (Andre Russell, 17.4 ov), 7-118 (Dinesh Karthik, 17.6 ov), 8-133 (Pat Cummins, 19.2 ov), 9-133 (Shivam Mavi, 19.6 ov)
9.5 to SP Narine, After dropping one earlier in the evening, Jaiswal finds redemption. In-to-the-pitch offcutter, gets big on Narine. He top-edges a hook high in the air. Jaiswal tears in from long leg, dives forward and takes it with both hands, inches from the ground. Terrific work from Jaiswal. 54/3
8.1 to N Rana, Sakariya finds some extra bounce and has Rana slashing behind. Kicks up slightly from a back of a length and outside off, Rana creates some swinging room, chucks his hands at the ball and edges it behind. KKR's openers have piled the pressure on the middle order. 45/2
15.2 to RA Tripathi, 115.3ks, slower offcutter. Tripathi looks to take it on with a slog-sweep. But he only gets more height as opposed to distance. Dragged from a middle-stump line to Parag at deep midwicket. 94/5
17.4 to AD Russell, another on-pace slot ball, but Russell picks out long-on. Pitched up and angling into off and middle, Russell sits back, swishes, and holes out to Miller at the edge of the boundary. Morris wins the match-up. This is the fourth time he has got Russell in T20 cricket. 117/6
17.6 to KD Karthik, overpitched and outside off, Karthik throws his bat at ball and drills it in the air. Sakariya at extra-cover leaps and plucks it out of thin air. Karthik goes for 25 off 24 balls. He couldn't get going either on this used track. End of a double-wicket over from Morris. 118/7
19.2 to PJ Cummins, Holes out to deep midwicket. Another slower ball short and outside off. Hip-high delivery, pulled flat and hard to Parag. Sharp catch in the outfield. 133/8
19.6 to Shivam Mavi, on-pace full-toss outside off, 139.4ks. Mavi shuffles across off and aims to scoop it over short fine leg. However, he just deflects it back onto his own stumps. 133/9
Rajasthan Royals  (T: 134 runs from 20 ovs)
lbw b Varun57211071.42
c sub (KL Nagarkoti) b Shivam Mavi22173050129.41
not out 42418021102.43
c Prasidh Krishna b Varun22182821122.22
c sub (KL Nagarkoti) b Prasidh Krishna58140062.50
not out 24233030104.34
Extras(lb 7, nb 1, w 6)14
TOTAL18.5 Ov (RR: 7.11)134/4
Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Jos Buttler, 3.2 ov), 2-40 (Yashasvi Jaiswal, 4.5 ov), 3-85 (Shivam Dube, 10.5 ov), 4-100 (Rahul Tewatia, 13.4 ov)
4.5 to YBK Jaiswal, Holes out to the sub fielder at sweep cover. Much fuller and angling across the left-hander. Jaiswal chucks his hands at the ball and slices it in the air to Nagarkoti. 40/2
3.2 to JC Buttler, Varun comes back to pin Buttler lbw. Quick fizzer from Varun again, fuller than the last ball, shaping into middle and rushes in to hit Buttler on his front pad in line with middle as he plays around it. It looks plumb. Buttler has a word with Jaiswal and then walks off, deciding against a review. 21/1
10.5 to S Dube, Varun provides KKR with the breakthrough! Carved into the lap of short third man. Googly from Varun, he takes it away from the left-hander's swinging arc. Dube still dares to hoick it over midwicket. Instead, he slices it to Krishna. 85/3
13.4 to R Tewatia, Krishna bounces out Tewatia. Another chest-high short delivery cramps him on the pull. He can only top-edge it to Nagarkoti at long leg. 100/4
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 25 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 45/1 in 8.0 overs (N Rana 22, RA Tripathi 10)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (51 balls), Extras 2
  • Strategic Timeout: Kolkata Knight Riders - 84/4 in 14.0 overs (RA Tripathi 34, KD Karthik 8)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 16.0 overs (97 balls), Extras 5
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 133/9 in 20.0 overs (M Prasidh Krishna 0)
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 50 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 5.4 overs (34 balls), Extras 4
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 77/2 in 9.0 overs (SV Samson 27, S Dube 17)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 13.3 overs (82 balls), Extras 11
  • Over 14.1: Review by Rajasthan Royals (Batting), Umpire - Navdeep Singh, Batsman - DA Miller (Upheld)
  • Over 14.5: Review by Kolkata Knight Riders (Bowling), Umpire - Navdeep Singh, Batsman - DA Miller (Struck down)
  • Strategic Timeout: Rajasthan Royals - 113/4 in 16.0 overs (SV Samson 37, DA Miller 8)
Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Match days24 April 2021 - night (20-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
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Royals won by 6 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
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