KKR vs RR IPL Score: Shubman Gill scored a remarkable fifty to guide KKR to a big total.© BCCI/IPL
Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) were put in to bat by Rajasthan Royals (RR) skipper Sanju Samson after winning the toss in Sharjah in match 54 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Thursday. RR made four changes for this match, bringing in Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris and Anuj Rawat in place of Even Lewis, David Miller, Kuldip Yadav, Shreyas Gopal. For KKR, Lockie Ferguson replaced Tim Southee. KKR are coming into this game with a six-wicket win over SunRisers Hyderabad while Rajasthan Royals were blown away in their previous fixture by the defending champions Mumbai Indians. KKR are currently tied on 12 points with Mumbai Indians on the IPL 2021 points table but they occupy the fourth spot thanks to their superior net run-rate. As for Rajasthan Royals their big defeat to Mumbai Indians has all but ended their hopes of making it to the playoffs this season. (LIVE SCORECARD)
IPL 2021 Live Score Updates Between Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, straight from Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah
Morgan hits a boundary off Mustafizur and will need a couple of more to build some confidence
KKR 154/4 after 18.5 overs
Sakariya gets the wicket of Tripathi for 21 runs off 14 balls as ball keeps a bit low
KKR 145/4 after 17.1 overs
Morris gets the important wicket of Gill for 56 runs off 44 deliveries
KKR 133/3 after 15.4 overs
Gill Reaches 50 !
Gill hits yet another fifty, this time in only 40 deliveries
KKR will like him to take a few more risks and up the scoring rate now
KKR 127/2 after 14.5 overs
Twin Fours !
Tripathi looks in fine touch today as he hits Shivam Dube for two magnificent back-to-back boundaries
KKR 117/2 after 13.5 overs
Tripathi Dropped !
Tripathi gets dropped by Samson off Mustafizur’s bowling
RR can’t afford such misses
KKR 106/2 after 13 overs
Rana departs while trying to hit the ball out of the park yet again in the Phillips over
RR strike back with two quick wickets
KKR 92/2 after 11.5 overs
Rana gets into the act straight away, hits Phillips for a huge six straight down the ground
KKR 92/1 after 11.4 overs
Tewatia gets Iyer’s wicket, castles the batter with a brilliant delivery to get RR a much-needed breakthrough
KKR 79/1 after 10.5 overs
KKR batters have increased the run-rate in the past 10 balls
Gill hits Tewatia for a huge six with a single hand
KKR 75/0 after 10.1 overs
Iyer takes on Unadkat again in the same over, this time over the bowler’s head for another six
KKR 69/0 after 9.4 overs
Iyer welcomes Unadkat with a huge six over the mid-wicket fence
KKR batters are marching on
KKR 61/0 after 9.1 overs
50 Runs Added For Wicket 1 !
Both Iyer and Gill have added 50 runs for the 1st wicket in 8 overs
KKR need to utilise this start with some power hitting in the following overs
Iyer And Gill Rolling !
Iyer and Gill need to keep the momentum going in the middle overs and up the run-rate
Good start this by KKR
KKR 44/0 after 7 overs
Powerplay Ends !
KKR openers have maintained a decent run-rate with minimum risks in the first six overs as they have provided a good platform to build upon
RR bowlers will be looking to find a breakthrough as soon as possible and break this partnership
KKR 34/0 after 6 overs
Sakariya gets hit for a huge 6 off the first ball of the fifth over by Gill
KKR 26/0 after 4.1 overs
Steady Start By KKR !
Excellent start from KKR openers
Both Gill and Iyer have shown positive intent and are looking quite dangerous
KKR 20/0 after 4 overs
Morris starts brilliantly but gives away a boundary on the last ball of his first over
KKR 15/0 after 2 overs
Gill dances to Unadkat and shows his positive intent with a classy straight boundary in the first over
KKR 6/0 after 0.3 overs
KKR Innings Begins !
KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer are in the middle
Jaydev Unadkat starts proceedings for RR
KKR 0/0 after 0.1 over
Changes In Teams From Last Game !
IN: Liam Livingstone, Jaydev Unadkat, Chris Morris and Anuj Rawat
OUT: Even Lewis, David Miller, Kuldip Yadav and Shreyas Gopal
IN: Lockie Ferguson
OUT: Tim Southee
Toss – RR Opt To Bowl !
Sanju Samson wins toss, opts to bowl vs KKR
RR were delighted to take the field first and chase in this crucial game for KKR
Hello and Welcome !
Hello and welcome to the Live Updates of match 54 of IPL 2021 between KKR and RR scheduled to be played in Sharjah
KKR will be looking to boost their playoff hopes when they take on Sanju Samson-led RR side
So tune in to an exciting game of T20 cricket we have on our hands
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