RR Beat KKR by Three Wickets, Win Four Out of Eleven

Jofra Archer

Jofra Archer

KKR vs RR Match Summary: Jofra Archer did the unbelievable, as Rajasthan Royals registered a royal victory on against KKR on Thursday. Jofra Archer hit a four on the first ball of the last over, followed by a six in the next to hand Rajasthan Royals their fifth victory in 12 matches. Rajasthan Royals openers hammered KKR seamers to all parts to give RR a flying start, however, the spinners brought their team back with regular wickets.

Piyush Chawla picked 3 for 20 even as Narine picked 2 for 25 as the duo dented RR chase, with Royals losing five wickets in 13 overs, having scored 98 in them. However, Shreyas Prayag and Jofra Archer then led the recovery, amassing 25 runs in 11 balls, followed by another match-winning 44 runs partnership between Archer and Shreyas Gopal to hand Royals 3 wicket victory overs.

Earlier, Dinesh Kartik’s played a sensational 97 run knock off just 50 deliveries to take KKR to a competitive 175 runs total in the first innings. While wickets kept tumbling at regular intervals, Karthik singlehandedly took his side to a respectable total, hitting as many as 9 sixes and seven fours in his knock.  Andre Russel didn’t spill his magic this time around As RR seamers bowling well today at Eden Gardens.

However, Steve Smith’s side lost their way in the last three overs. Playing his first match in the tournament, Varun Aaron was exceptional with the ball. He took two wickets in his quota of fours overs and gave just 20 runs in his spell. In the first 12 overs, KRR were just losing wickets without helping much to the scoreboard. KKR had lost 4 wickets, having scored just 80 runs till that period. On a pitch which had pace, KKR spinners unexpectedly went through Rajasthan Royals line up on Thursday.

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