Rajasthan Royals claims their second victory of the IPL 2021 by beating KKR by 6 wickets
Rajasthan Royals beats KKR by 6 wickets

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RR vs KKR Highlights IPL 2021: Both RR and KKR lock their horns to play their 5th league match of the IPL 2021. Both the team struggles to make their way back to their winning form.

Match: Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Venue: Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

Toss Details: Rajasthan Royals won the toss and opt to bowl

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Sanju Samson | RR Skipper

We are going to bowl because it has helped the bowlers bowling first here in these conditions. I like to appreciate the team members, management and everyone in the team, they are coping up with it really well as there are a lot of positives even after losing few key players; Jofra, Stokes and Liam just felt, we are still having a positive atmosphere and we trust our players to win matches.

We haven’t said much, in a tournament like IPL there are going to be ups and downs, it is about trusting your players and playing some good cricket. We have two changes – Jaydev Unadkat comes in for Shreyas Gopal and Jaiswal comes in for Manan Vohra.

Eoin Morgan | KKR Skipper

We would have liked to bowl first. I think everybody would be in the same boat. We did play a game the other night where 220 seemed to be enough.

We are playing our second game at the Wankhede and we are better off knowing the conditions. The game that is played here suits our game and hopefully we can rectify them today. It was a great game of cricket.

The character the guys showed to get to the position we were in at the end was absolutely outstanding, our middle and lower order coming good in the game against a really strong side. We have one change to our line-up, Shivam Mavi comes in for Kamlesh Nagarkoti. Just a change of game plan and it is a match-up change.

The record here traditionally is seam works better than spin, we are in a unique position of having two mystery spinners who can curb that trend a little bit. Lucky to have them.

Playing XI

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Jos Buttler, Yashasvi Jaiswal, Sanju Samson(w/c), David Miller, Shivam Dube, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Chris Morris, Jaydev Unadkat, Chetan Sakariya, Mustafizur Rahman

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Rahul Tripathi, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Varun Chakravarthy, Shivam Mavi, Prasidh Krishna

IPL 2021 RR vs KKR Highlights

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR) Batting

Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill gets into the crease to lead KKR while Unadkat opens the bowling attack for RR.

In the match against CSK, KKR’s top-order batsmen struggle to make runs while with the help of lower-order players KKR kept their struggle on. Though KKR players starts the batting with slow and steady form RR bowlers loads pressure over the KKR players.

Turning down the fans’ expectations KKR again starts to collapse like a pack of cards while batting. Mustafizur draws the first blood by dismissing Gill for 11 runs while KKR scored 25 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the powerplay.

Post building a partnership KKR lose their second wicket in the form of Rana. Chetan Sakariya dismissed Rana for 22 runs. In the 10th over Unadkat dismissed the struggled Narine for 6 runs and starts to load pressure over the KKR’s batting unit.

In the followed over Chris Morris dismissed Morgan via run out and reduced the hope of scoring big. The lower order of KKR turns down the huge expectations of the players and walks to Pavillion without even scoring a descent double-digit score.

The roared Russell in CSK’s match walks to the pavilion after scoring just 9 runs. By continuing to lose wickets in regular intervals KKR winds up scoring 133 runs for 9 wickets loss at the end of the 20 overs.

Rajasthan Royals(RR) Batting

Jos Buttler and Jaiswal gets into the crease to lead RR while Shivam Mavi opens the bowling attack for KKR.

KKR needs to pick wickets as early as possible to increase their winning percentage. While RR will seek to make a partnership which could add some massive runs for their opening wicket.

As expected by KKR Chakravarthy makes the first wicket by dismissing Buttler for 5 runs. Though RR loses their opening batsman they are still packed with aggressive middle and lower order players in their squad.

Soon in the very next over Shivam Mavi dismissed Jaiswal for 22 runs. With a couple of wicket loss, RR scored 50 runs at the end of the powerplay. Though RR loses two early wickets they still maintain a winning run rate which poses threat to the KKR’s bowling unit.

After losing another couple of wickets RR claims their victory by beating KKR by 6 wickets.

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Man of the Match

  • Name: Chris Morris
  • Team: Rajasthan Royals
  • Role: Bowling Allrounder
  • Stats: 4 Over 23 Runs 4 Wickets

Just a clear mind (what worked for him). In the previous game with those guys going as well as they were, the mind gets cluttered. Today wasn’t the easiest wicket to bat on as you saw in both innings.

But to keep it as simple as possible with the odd change of pace. Just my turn to do well today I think. Obviously those guys are massive losses. We’ve got the right personnel in place. We have to find a way to lift ourselves.

Have to almost find a motivation and our motivation as a team is that there’s a lot of suffering going on. We’re privileged to do what we’re doing and we’ve got to keep people smiling. Had a lot of fun today on the field.

I said to Miller it’s the most fun 7 overs I’ve ever had in my career. The conditions always change, they’re always difficult against Dre Russ. Experience of playing against him has helped over the years.

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