Kolkata Knight Riders: 133/9 in 20 overs (Tripathi 38, Kartik 25, Maurice 4/23) Rajasthan Royals: 134/4 in 18.5 overs (Sanju 42 *, Miller 24 *, Varun 2/32) Rajasthan Royals won by 8 wickets News Daily Digital Desk: After winning the first match of the tournament against Hyderabad (Sunrisers Hyderabad), the time is not going well for Kolkata Knight Riders. After Rohit’s Mumbai, Virat’s Bangalore and Dhoni’s Chennai, Eoin Morgan could not win against the injured Rajasthan Royals. Once again, the failure of batting is the double knights. The Knights batted first and scored only 133 runs in the allotted 20 overs. With seven balls to spare, Rajasthan reached the target after losing four wickets. The Rajasthan camp suffered another blow last Friday before going down against the Knights. The star pacer of the team and another England cricketer Joffra Archer also dropped out of the IPL this time due to injury. As a result, Rajasthan started lagging behind. Despite this, Shah Rukh Khan’s team has to pay the price for the heinous batting.
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Rajasthan captain Sanju Samson won the toss and elected to field first. And the bowlers of the team also value his decision. Shubhaman Gill returned with 11 runs at the beginning. Then another opener Rana and Tripathi took the helm of the team. But after the end of the power play, the night batsmen became confused. Rana (22), Narin (7) and Morgan (0) went back in a row. The KKR captain did not get a chance to play any ball. He was run out due to a misunderstanding with Tripathi. After that Tripathi was also dismissed for 36 runs. In the end, the innings of the Knights stopped at 133 runs for 9 wickets in the allotted 20 overs. Karthik (25) scored but failed Russell-Cummins. Meanwhile, Chris Morris bowled hard again for Rajasthan. The Proteas all-rounder took four wickets for just 23 runs in four overs. The English batsman was dismissed for just 5 runs by Varun. Then another opener Yashaswi was not at the crease for long. He also got out with 22 runs. However, captain Sanju and Shivam Dubey took the helm of the Rajasthan innings. Jhoro added 35 runs to the pair. Later, Rajasthan lost wickets of Shivam (22) and Rahul Teotia (5). However, it did not stop their victory. With captain Sanju and David Miller (24 *) batting, Rajasthan reached the target with seven balls to spare. Sanju remained unbeaten with 42 runs. Among the night bowlers, Varun got two wickets. Besides, Mavi and famous Krishna got one wicket each.
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Winning this match will give the Royals a sigh of relief. On the other hand, losing four matches in a row made the road to the play-offs a bit difficult. Sangbad Pratidin News App: Download to get the latest news updates News Like every day to stay in the regular news Like on Facebook and follow on Twitter Follow all the news updates Like News in Daily News