Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets on Sunday night in the 21st match of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League. The winning run came from a wide ball. This is Kolkata fourth victory in 5 matches.
With this win, Kolkata is leading the points table with 8 points. Chennai Super Kings also have 8 points in 5 matches, but due to low net run rate, it is at second place. The third spot is taken by Hyderabad and at the last spot is as usual Royal Challengers Bangalore.This is the fourth defeat for Rajasthan in 5 matches. It is 7th with 2 points.
In this match, Kolkata won the toss and decided to bowl. Rajasthan, batting first, scored 139 runs 20 overs at the loss of 3 wickets.Steve Smith scored an unbeaten 73 off 59 balls for Rajasthan. He hit 7 fours and a six in his innings. Ben Stokes also scored 7 runs from 14 balls and returned unbeaten pavilion.
KOLKATA WON THE MATCH WITH 37 BALLS REMAINING
After chasing the target, Kolkata scored 140 runs for two wickets in 13.5 overs. Robin Uthappa remained unbeaten on 26 balls with 16 balls and Shubman Gill scores 6 runs on 10 balls. Shreyas Gopal became the highest wicket-taker for Rajasthan. He took 2 for 35 in 4 overs.
KOLKATA CREATES THE SECOND HIGHEST SCORE OF POWER PLAY
In this match, Kolkata scored 65 runs without losing a wicket in the first six overs. This has happened for the second time in this IPL that 65 or more runs are lost without losing the wicket were made in IPL. Earlier, Sunrisers Hyderabad scored 69 runs without losing a wicket in the Power Play against Rajasthan Royals.
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