The 18th match of the IPL 2021 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders took place yesterday. Let’s have a look at the article to know about the exciting moments of the game.
IPL 2021 Match 18 (Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders)
Rajasthan Royals stopped the Kolkata Knight Riders scorecard on 133/9 and beat them by 6 wickets in the 18th match of IPL 2021 at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday (April 24).
After losing the toss and batting first against Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders lost 9 wickets in 20 overs and managed to score 133 runs. Shakib was dropped from the team as he could not perform as expected in the first three matches. Rahul Tripathi scored the highest 36 runs for the team. Besides, Dinesh Karthik and opener Nitish Rana scored 25 and 22 runs respectively. Chris Morris took the 4 wickets and was the best performer with the ball for Rajasthan Royals. Despite dropping two catches, Mustafiz took 1 wicket conceding only 22 runs in 4 overs.
Coming down to chase an easy target of 134 from 120 balls, Rajasthan’s opener Jos Buttler returned to the pavilion when the score of his team was 21 runs in 3.2 overs. After that, another opener Yashasvi Jaiswal (22) made a partnership of 19 runs with Captain Sanju Samson and departed. After the two openers were dismissed with the team total of 40, Samson put on a 45-run partnership with Shivam Dube for the third wicket. Shivam Dube returned scoring 22 runs off 18 balls. Rahul Tewatia was dismissed whilst the team was standing on 100 runs. After that, Captain Sanju Samson and David Miller left the field ensuring the victory of the team by building up a partnership of 34 runs. Samson scored 42 runs playing 41 balls. David Miller scored 24 runs.
Rajasthan Royals have moved up to 6th position in the points table after winning this match and after losing Kolkata Knight Riders are at the bottom of the points table.
Kolkata Knight Riders – 133/9 (20.0)
Rajasthan Royals – 134/4 (18.5)
Result – Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets
Player of the Match – Chris Morris
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