KKR vs RR Highlights, IPL 2021: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs

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KKR vs RR, IPL 2021 Highlights: Shivam Mavi registered his best IPL bowling figures while Lockie Ferguson bagged a three-wicket haul as Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs in Sharjah on Thursday. While chasing a mammonth target of 172 runs, RR were bowled out for 85 in 16.1 overs. Mavi was pick of the with 4 wickets from 3.1 overs. While Ferguson scalped 3, Shakib Al Hasan and Varun Chakravarthy took a wicket apiece. Earlier, Shubman Gill scored a fantastic 40-ball half-century as Kolkata Knight Riders posted the highest team total this season - 171/4 in 20 overs.

 

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  • Oct 07, 2021 10:57 PM IST

    KKR win

    Shivam Mavi hits the last nail in the coffin. He cleans up Rahul Tewatia for 44 to register his best IPL bolwing figures- 4/3.1 - as KKR beat RR by 86 runs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:52 PM IST

    Sakariya run out for 1

    That's a complete matter of confusion. Tewatia looks to slog sweep but got the edge. Theball landed safely in the square leg but an accurate from Shakib ensured Sakariya's dismissal who was keen to get Tewatia on strike. RR: 85/9 after 15.3 overs | Target 172.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:46 PM IST

    Ferguson to Tewatia: FOUR

    Another great shot from Tewatia's willow. He slashes a length ball over backward point, Gill dives in to save the ball but his foot touches t he boundary cushion. More runs to RR.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    Narine to Tewatia: SIX

    Beautifully looking slog sweep over the deep square boundary for a gigantic SIX. Tewatia is trying to keep the game alive with his big shots.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:33 PM IST

    Ferguson to Rahul Tewatia - FOUR

    Picks up the slower delivery outside off stump and slams it through covers for a fine boundary. 

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:31 PM IST

    Unadkat gone for 6

    WICKET! Jayadev Unadkat falls prey to Lockie Ferguson after smashing a class boundary. The tail-ender looked for another big shot but ended up getting caught by Shakib at deep cover. RR: 62/8 in 11.2 overs | Target 172.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:21 PM IST

    Mavi to Rahul Tewatia - FOUR, FOUR

    Back-to-back fours for RR amid the continuous fall of wickets. Tewatia is doing his bit after more than half of the batters are back in the dressing room. 

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:19 PM IST

    Morris departs for a duck

    Varun Chakravarthy traps Chris Morris for a duck. RR 35/7 in 9 overs | Target 172.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:16 PM IST

    Shubam Dube departs for 18

    Bowled! Shivam Mavi is on fire tonight. Fuller delivery on middle and leg, Dube was looking to play the flick shot but misses the shot. End result - tiber destroyed. RR: 34/6 after 8 overs | Target 172.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:12 PM IST

    Mavi strikes again

    BOWLED! Glenn Phillips is gone after scoring just 8 runs. He tried to play the backfoot punch but was undine by Mavi's fuller delivery. RR: 33/5 after 7.3 overs | Target 172.

  • Oct 07, 2021 10:04 PM IST

    Narine to Dube: SIX

    Amazing shot from the all-rounder. Moves down the  line and lofts this one over long-on fence for a maximum.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:56 PM IST

    Anuj Rawat bags a golden duck

    WICKET! Trapped in front and that's plumb. Lockie Ferguson strikes for the second over in his firts over and traps Anuj Rawat in front. The batter takes the review but that doesn't save him. 13/4 after 3.4 overs | Target 172

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Ferguson takes down Livingstone

    Lockie Ferguson strikes to leave Rajasthan in deep trouble, Liam Livingstone pulls it in the air and Rahul Tripathi takes a stunning catch. RR 12/3 in 3.2 overs - Target 172

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:44 PM IST

    Livingstone goes off the mark in style

    FOUR! Short ball from Narine, Livingstione hangs back and hits hard pff the backfoot through odeep backward point for a boundary.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:39 PM IST

    Shivam Mavi strikes first ball

    WICKET! After Jaiswal, goes back the skipper after scoring just one run. Length delivery, Samson clips it and gets caught by his counterpart. KKR: 1/2 after 1.1 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:35 PM IST

    Shakib strikes on third ball

    WICKET! The trait of opening the bowling attack with Shakib has worked big time. Jaiswal looked to play the revese sweep and gets absolutely castled. RR: 0/1 after 0.3 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    RR openers are out to bat

    Rajasthan Royals opener - Yashasvi Jaiswal and Liam Livingstone are out to begin the chase of 172. Shakib Al Hasan begins KKR's bowling attack.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:18 PM IST

    End of KKR innings

    After a valuable knock from Shubman Gill and cameos from Tripathi and DK, KKR post 171 for 4 in 20 overs after batting first in Sharjah. 

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:10 PM IST

    Captain Morgan gets a boundary

    FOUR! KKR skipper gets a boundary in fashion. Smartly sliced it through the gap between short third man and point. Absolutely clever shot from Eoin Morgan. KKR: 155-4 after 19 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 09:03 PM IST

    Sakariya cleans up Rahul Tripathi

    CLEAN BOWLED! Tripathi wanted to slog the good length but gets completely foxed. The ball disturbs the woodwork and he has to depart. Chetan Sakariya strikes. KKR: 145/4 after 17.1 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:59 PM IST

    Mustafizur to Karthik: SIX

    Stays back in his crease, rocks back and hammers overs the longest part of the boundary. What a shot DK, absolutely magnificent.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:56 PM IST

    Gill departs for 56

    WICKET! That's the end of Shubman Gill's fine knock. He wanted to smash the fuller delivery from Morris over on side but gets a leading edge. Gets caught by Yashavi Jaiswal at covers. KKR: 133/3 after 15.4 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:50 PM IST

    Morris to Gill: FOUR!

    Gill looks unstoppable tonight. Another fine shot to get a boundary. Slower length ball from Morris and the KKR opener whacks it over deep mid-wicket.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:48 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs RR: Fifty for Shubman Gill

    Shubman Gill gets his 2nd fifty this season in style. Gets a bootom edge and the ball travels through fine leg for a boundary. A conviencing shot to reach the milestone. KKR: 127/2 after 14.5 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:41 PM IST

    Dube to Tripathi - FOUR, FOUR

    Rahul Tripathi not letting affect KKR ‘s scorebaord after the two previous losses. Back-to-back bounadries from the youngman and he juts ruined Shivam Dube’s 2nd over. 13 runs from it, KKR: 119/2 after 14 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:36 PM IST

    Mustafizur to Shubman Gill - FOUR

    FOUR! Slower delievry from Mustafizur, not much bounce and Gill swats it beautifully through mid-wicket for a boundary. Phenomenal!!!

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:33 PM IST

    Phillips takes down Rana

    WICKET! Genn Phillips gets his first IPL wicket. Right after smashing a SIX, Rana falls prey to the Kiwi bowler. Rana wanted to pump it over extra cover bit ends up getting caught by Liam Livinsgtone at long-off. KKR: 97/2 after 11.5 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:28 PM IST

    KKR vs RR: Rana gets a boundary

    FOUR! Phillips to Rana - and a powerful shot in display. Flash drive as the ball gets the outside edge and travels between point and short third man for a boundary.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:26 PM IST

    Tewatia strikes, Iyer departs

    WICKET! Pacer tried everything but finally, a spinner provides the breakthrough. Tewatia strikes after getting hit for a six. Bowls a straighter delivery that foxes Iyer and disturbs the timber. KKR: 79/1 after 10.5 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:22 PM IST

    Tewatia to Gill: SIX

    So that's how Gill welcomed RR's one of the finesh all-rounders, Rahu Tewatia. Didn't connect well but the shot was so powerfull that it faces no problem in clearing the fence. KK: 75/0 after 10.1 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:17 PM IST

    SIX again - courtesy Venkatesh Iyer

    SIX! Another one from the man in form. Unadkat is struggling now. He bowled a slower one; cross seamed. But Iyer picked it so well and played it with a straight bat. Down the ground, over long on.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:15 PM IST

    Iyer's first six tonight

    Unadkat to V Iyer: SIX! Picks the length of the off-cutter on time and launches it over long on. What a shot this.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:11 PM IST

    IPL 2021 KKR vs RR Live: 50-up for KKR

    Kolkata Knight Riders have got off yet another fantastic start in the UAE leg. After 8 overs, the opening stand has grown 50-run strong. Iyer unbeaten on 24 and Gill playing on 21 not out. KKR: 50/0 after 8 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 08:01 PM IST

    Unadkat to Iyer : FOUR!

    Clever shot. Very smartly done by Vnkatesh Iyer. He waited for the ball, let it come closer to him and then just directs it past short third man. KKR: 44/0 after 7 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:58 PM IST

    Morris bowls a tight over | End of Powerplay

    If Sakariya leaked runs, then Morris came up next with a tight over. Just three runs, yes… only three runs to end his second over. KKR: 34/0 after 6 overs.

     

    End of Powerplay.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:53 PM IST

    KKR vs RR Live Match: Iyer charges

    Start with a six, end with a boundary - not the start Chetan would have wanted. Iyer, this time; he drives beautifully through extra cover. KKR: 31/0 after 5 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:51 PM IST

    Sakariya to Gill: SIX!

    Fearless shot. That's something like breaking the shackles, and that too, with full power. Shubman dances down the track, connects and boom — straight over bowler's head; the ball lands near the sightscreen. Sakaria looks unhappy.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:47 PM IST

    KKR vs RR Live Score: RR mounting inital pressure on KKR

    After a great start, the KKR's scoreboard is ticking a bit slower. We told you, JD knows how to return strong. That's what is hapenning. After conceding 8 runs in first over, he gives away just 3 in his second. KKR: 20/4 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:36 PM IST

    The play begins

    KKR openers - Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer - begin KKR's innings and guess what, they were off to a rollicking start. 8 overs from the first over of the game, bowled by Jaydev Undakat. A tough one for JD. But let's see what happens further. Unadkat knows how to bounce back. KKR: 8/0 after 1 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:15 PM IST

    KKR vs RR: In match stats

    • 3: Dinesh Karthik needs 3 more dismissals to become the 2nd player to reach 150 dismissals in IPL after MS

    Dhoni (159 dismissals).

    • 27: Eoin Morgan needs 27 more runs to complete 1000 runs for KKR.

    • 4: Shakib Al Hasan needs 4 more wickets to become the 4th player to complete 50 wickets for KKR

    • 5: Dismissals needed by Samson to complete 50 dismissals for RR.

    • 7: Sanju Samson needs 7 more sixes to complete 200 sixes in T20s

    • 99: Shivam Dube needs 99 more runs to complete 1000 T20 runs.

    • 14: Liam Livingstone needs 14 more runs to complete 4000 T20 runs.

    • 8: Chetan Sakariya needs 8 more wickets to reach 50 T20 wickets.

    • 1: Rahul Tewatia needs 1 more wicket to complete 50 T20 wickets

    • 75: Venkatesh Iyer needs 75 more runs to complete 1000 T20 runs.

    • 4: Pawan Negi needs 4 more wickets to reach 100 T20 wickets

    • 5: Prasidh Krishna needs 5 more wickets to reach 50 T20 wickets

    • 5: Nitish Rana needs 5 more runs to complete 3000 runs in T20s

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals Playing XI

    Yashasvi Jaiswal, Liam Livingstone, Sanju Samson(w/c), Glenn Phillips, Anuj Rawat, Shivam Dube, Chris Morris, Rahul Tewatia, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    KKR Playing XI

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Lockie Ferguson, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakaravarthy

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:09 PM IST

    KKR vs RR IPL 2021 Live Updates: Eoin Morgan at toss

    “Would have obviously liked to bowl first. We put in a strong performance on a slowish wicket in Dubai, and we need to just put a good score here. Just because of the confidence within the group, we needn't look too far ahead. If we win here, those two points will take care of everything. Obviously these two points are more important than the earlier points that we have played for. [Message to Morgan the batsman] Try to free yourself up, and try and play to win for the team. Lockie Ferguson is fit and he comes back in for Tim Southee,” said KKR skipper Eoin Morgan.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:04 PM IST

    Sanju Samson speaks at the toss

    “We'll bowl first. With the past matches, it has been easier to bowl first on this wicket. I think there have been a lot of learnings in the last game. The bounce was varying and it was two-paced. We need to be smarter with our shots and we need to bowl good lines and lengths too. Four changes: Livingstone, Morris, Unadkat come in,” said Sanju Samson at the toss.

  • Oct 07, 2021 07:01 PM IST

    IPL 2021, KKR vs RR: Toss Time

    Rajasthan Royals win toss, opt to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in Sharjah.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    Equation for KKR

    KKR have to win this game to book a playoff berth. And if that's the case, Mumbai Indians have to defeat Sunrsiers Hyderabad by something around 85 runs, or hunt down the target in 10 overs.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    KKR vs RR: Pitch report

    “It has been a venue that has been very hard to defend on. Apart from Kohli who chose to bat, the rest of the captains have decided to chase. Expect more of the same. It has been very difficult to score outside of the powerplay, and so expect more of the same today as well,” reckons Matthew Hayden on Star Sports.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:41 PM IST

    KKR vs RR, IPL 2021: When and where to watch live streaming

    The toss is a few minutes away and if you are wondering where to follow the live streaming then here we are to help you. CLICK HERE to get the live streaming details of KKR vs RR, IPL 2021 match 54 in Sharjah.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:37 PM IST

    Big milestone awaits for Dinesh Karthik

    KKR former skipper and wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik needs 3 more dismissals to become the 2nd player to reach 150 dismissals in IPL after MS Dhoni (159 dismissals).

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:30 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders Predicted XI

    Will Andre Russell and Lockie Ferguson return for KKR in this all-important game? Well this is the question every KKR fan wants to know. But before we get to know the final line-up, have a look at our's predicted XI.

    KKR Predicted XI: Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik, Eoin Morgan, Sunil Narine, Shakib Al Hasan, Tim Southee, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:24 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals Predicted XI

    Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson (C, WK), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Kuldip Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Chetan Sakariya

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Eoin Morgan vs RR

    KKR skipper Eoin Morgan has been having a trrible IPL 2021. However, he possesses an average of 61 and strike rate of 158 against RR and had hit three fifties over all.

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:12 PM IST

    Yashasvi Jaiswal's IPL 2021

    First 5 games: 120 runs, 24 Average, SR 133.33

    Last 5 games: 129 runs, 32.35 Average, SR 172.00

  • Oct 07, 2021 06:02 PM IST

    IPL 2021: Most economical bowlers in PP for KKR

    Varun Chakravarthy: 4 wickets, 6.57 economy

    Harbhajan Singh: 0 wickets, 6.80 economy

    Shivam Mavi: 2 wickets, 6.83 economy

    Lockie Ferguson: 2 wickets, 7.50 economy

     

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:55 PM IST

    RR in last 5 encounters

    vs MI: Lost by 8 wickets

    vs CSK: won by 7 wickets

    vs RCB: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs SRH: Lost by 7 wickets

    vs DC: Lost by 33 runs

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:53 PM IST

    IPL 2021: KKR in last 5 games

    vs SRH: Won by 6 wickets

    vs PBKS: Lost by 5 wickets

    vs DC: Won by 3 wickets

    vs CSK: Lost by 2 wickets

    vs MI: Won by 7 wickets 

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:45 PM IST

    KKR vs RR - head to head

    Total matches: 23

    KKR won: 12

    RR won: 9 + 2 Super Overs

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:38 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals Squad

    Evin Lewis, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), Shivam Dube, Glenn Phillips, David Miller, Rahul Tewatia, Shreyas Gopal, Chetan Sakariya, Kuldip Yadav, Mustafizur Rahman, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris, Manan Vohra, Liam Livingstone, Tabraiz Shamsi, KC Cariappa, Mahipal Lomror, Oshane Thomas, Riyan Parag, Mayank Markande, Anuj Rawat, Kartik Tyagi, Gerald Coetzee, Akash Singh.

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:36 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders squad

    Shubman Gill, Venkatesh Iyer, Rahul Tripathi, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w), Eoin Morgan(c), Shakib Al Hasan, Sunil Narine, Shivam Mavi, Tim Seifert, Varun Chakaravarthy, Harbhajan Singh, Tim Southee, Andre Russell, Ben Cutting, Karun Nair, Pawan Negi, Kuldeep Yadav, Gurkeerat Singh Mann, Sheldon Jackson, Sandeep Warrier, Prasidh Krishna, Lockie Ferguson, Rinku Singh, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Vaibhav Arora.

  • Oct 07, 2021 05:31 PM IST

    IPL 2021 Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals LIVE

    Hello and welcome to the live blog of IPL 2021 match no. 54 - Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals live in Sharjah. The face-off is crucial for KKR as they are very close to bboking a playoff berth and a win tonight can ensure that. The Royals, on the other hand, would play to earn two consolation points to end the tournamnet respectfully. They are already out of the playoff race but their victory can spoil the partry for KKR. As it always happenes in the last few league stage games of IPL, the stakes are always high and entertainment unlimited. So stay tuned, and find out what's there in the store tonight?

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