IPL 2020 RR vs KKR
IPL 2020 RR vs KKR

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR: Rajasthan Royals(RR) gets in to play the 12th match of the IPL 2020 against Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR). RR still holds the top position in the points table of the IPL 2020.

After having consecutive victory in the first two matches RR gets in to play their third match. After having a comeback in the second match KKR gets in to play their third match of the tournament.

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

Venue: Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai

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

Captains View 

Steve Smith | RR skipper: Will have a bowl. That boundary’s big, certainly compared to Sharjah which was a postage stamp. Certainly have to adapt. Watched the Super Over the other day. Exciting to play on a different ground.

Have played some good cricket. Boys in a good place. He (Tewatia) was under the pump but just turned it around and had such belief in the end. Same team.

Dinesh Karthik | KKR skipper: Okay with batting first. Looks similar to Abu Dhabi but it plays differently. Sharjah is a completely different fish but these two are similar. The brand of cricket we played the other day was something I’m proud of. Same team.

Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders(KKR)

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Rajasthan Royals(RR)

Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR

Kolkata Knight Riders Batting

Over 1

Jofra Archer gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. Shubman Gill and Narine are at the crease to lead KKR. An impressive first over from Archer as he gave only one run of the over which makes RR to score 1 run for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Ankit Rajpoot, right-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Gill makes use of the loose ball and makes an impressive six of the second delivery. While Narine still struggles to make his comeback. At the end of the over KKR scored 10 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 3

Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Another wonderful spell from Unadkat with a catch drop of Narine KKR scored 14 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 4

Ankit Rajpoot gets in to bowl his second over of the innings after losing 9 runs off his first over. Start off with a wide Rajpoot gave a couple of boundaries which makes KKR to score 25 runs for no wicket loss.

Rajpoot is up in an appeal for a caught behind, but this had come off the batsman’s thigh pad.

Over 5

Unadkat gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Narine after hitting back to back six and boundary of the first two balls and dismissed of the third ball. At the end of the over KKR scored 36 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Narine dismissed for 15 runs
Narine dismissed for 15 runs

Over 6

Tom Curran, right-arm fast-medium gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a boundary of the fifth delivery, KKR scored 42 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the powerplay overs.

Over 7

Shreyas Gopal, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. With a boundary of the final delivery, KKR scored 52 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 8

Riyan Parag, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Nitish Rana makes a welcome six of the first delivery followed by a three-run KKR scored 66 runs for 1 wicket loss at the end of the over.

Over 9

Shreyas Gopal gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. An impressive boundary from Shubman Gill of the third delivery.  Shubman Gill with another boundary ends up the over as KKR scored 76 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 10

Rahul Tewatia, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Tewatia dismissed the dangerous batsman Rana for 22 runs. Another night for the RR allrounder, with a good over from Tewatia KKR scored 82 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Rana dismissed for 22 runs
Rana dismissed for 22 runs

Over 11

Shreyas Gopal gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Andre Russell, the right-handed bat, gets in to join hands with Gill. Starts off with a boundary from the first delivery KKR ends up scoring 89 runs for 2 wicket loss at the end of the over.

Over 12

Jofra Archer gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. An impressive first delivery of the over which dismissed the well-settled Shubman Gill for 47 runs. KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik gets in to join hands with Russell.

Back to back 148+kph deliveries from Archer which puts pressure over KKR. At the end of the over KKR scored 90 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Gill dismissed for 47 runs
Gill dismissed for 47 runs

Over 13

Shreyas Gopal gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. Russell’s footwork shows that he is in the mood to go with some big shots. As expected Russell makes a massive six off the third delivery.

Russell makes another massive six after a dot ball of the innings. With two massive sixes from the muscle man, KKR scored 106 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 14

Jofra Archer makes his way to bowl his third over of the innings. As expected by RR Archer makes a break to avoid the partnership. KKR skipper loses his wicket to Archer after scoring just 1 run. Eoin Morgan, left-handed bat gets in to join hands with Russell.

KKR is in need to make a partnership that could boost their team score. At the end of the over KKR scored 108 runs for 4 wicket loss.

Over 15

Ankit Rajpoot gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A massive six of the second delivery from the muscle man of KKR. But dismissed of the following delivery for 24 runs. RR dismissed the dangerous batsman who could change the game flow.

Pat Cummins, right-handed bat gets in to join hands with Morgan. At the end of the over KKR scored 120 runs for 5 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR Russell dismissed for 24 runs
Russell dismissed for 24 runs

Over 16

Tom Curran gets into bowl his second over of the innings. Without any big shots from KKR strikers, KKR scored 127 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 17

Jofra Archer gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. KKR strikers need to survive this over in order to make a decent target. With a lucky six along with a catch drop of the last delivery, KKR scored 141 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 18

Tom Curran gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Morgan after hitting a boundary of the second delivery dismissed for 12 runs. A wonderful effort catch from Samson which could result in a had injury. At the end of the over KKR scored 149 runs for 6 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR Samson took a effortful catch to dismiss Cummins
Samson took an effortful catch to dismiss Cummins

Over 19

Ankit Rajpoot gets in to bowl his last over of the innings.  K Nagarkoti gets in to join hands with Morgan. With a boundary of the third delivery, KKR scored 158 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Over 20

Tom Curran gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. KKR plans to score 170+ runs. A massive six of the third delivery followed by a triple wide in a row KKR crossed the 170 runs. With a dot ball of the last delivery, KKR scored 174 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Rajasthan Royals Batting

Over 1

Narine gets in to bowl the first over of the innings. Buttler and Smith get in to lead RR. With a massive six of the fourth delivery of the over RR scored 12 runs for no wicket loss.

Over 2

Pat Cummins, right-arm fast gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Cummins makes a much-needed dismissal for KKR. Cummins dismissed dangerous batsman Steve Smith for just 3 runs. At the end of the over RR scored 15 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 3

Shivam Mavi gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Sanju Samson, a right-handed batsman gets in to strike. With a boundary of the third delivery, RR scored 21 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 4

Cummins gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. A massive six from Buttler of the fifth delivery RR scored 30 runs for 1 wicket loss.

Over 5

Shivam Mavi gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. Another huge blow for RR as another dangerous batsman too loses his wicket. Samson gets dismissed for 8 runs. At the end of the over RR scored 36 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 6

Cummins gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A very good controlled over from KKR bowler inside the powerplay. At the end of the over RR scored 39 runs for 2 wicket loss.

Over 7

Shivam Mavi gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Another huge blow for RR at the very first delivery as Buttler got dismissed for 21 runs. At the end of the over RR scored 41 runs for 3 wicket loss.

Over 8

Kamlesh Nagarkoti, right-arm fast gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Nagarkoti made his maiden IPL wicket by dismissing Uthappa for just 2 runs. Rahul Tewatia the game changer of the previous match gets in to join hands with Parag.

Another wicket for the young bowler where he dismissed Parag for just 1 run. Tom Curran gets in to join hands with Tewatia. At the end of the over RR scored 43 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Parag dismissed for 1 run
Parag dismissed for 1 run

Over 9

Shivam Mavi gets sin to bowl his last over of the innings. Without any big shots, RR scored 50 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 10

K Nagarkoti gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. After uprooting two main wickets of RR K Nagarkoti gets in bowling seeking another wicket. As another game-changer, Tewatia is still in the strike.

A flat-six from the game-changer which boosts the RR score to 61 runs for 5 wicket loss.

Over 11

Varun Chakravarthy, right-arm leg break gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. After a back to back good length deliveries Chakravarthy dismissed the game-changer. Rahul Tewatia dismissed by Varun for 14 runs. At the end of the over RR scored 67 runs for 6 wicket loss.

IPL 2020 RRvs KKR Tewatia dismissed for 14 runs
Tewatia dismissed for 14 runs

Over 12

Sunil Narine gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. At this moment the game seems to be in favour of KKR. With a boundary of the fourth delivery, RR scored 73 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Over 13

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. With a couple of dot balls at the end of the over RR scored 77 runs for 6 wicket loss.

Over 14

Gopal and Tom Curran seek for any loose balls to make some big shots which could bring them back in the game. Narine gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. Finally a wicket for Narine in this innings. Narine dismissed Shreyas Gopal for 5 runs.

Jofra Archer, right-handed bat gets in to join hands with Tom Curran. With a dot ball of the last delivery, RR scored 81 runs for 7 wicket loss.

Over 15

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his third over of the innings. A massive six of the second delivery followed by his dismissal. A superman catch by Nagarkoti to dismiss Archer for just 6 runs. 

Unadkat gets in to join hands with Tom Curran. At the end of the over RR scored 88 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Nagarkoti catch to dismiss Archer for 6 runs
Nagarkoti catch to dismiss Archer for 6 runs

Over 16

Kuldeep Yadav gets in to bowl his first over of the innings. Without any big shots from RR strikers, the score gets to 97 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Over 17

Chakravarthy gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. A controlled over from Chakravarthy as he speels only 6 runs of the over. At the end of the over RR scored 103 runs for 8 wicket loss.

Over 18

Kuldeep Yadav gets in to bowl his second over of the innings. After a lot of struggles, Unadkat tries to make a big shot which in turn gets laid off in Nagarkoti’s hand. After a lot of camera angle confirmation, Unadkat dismissal has been confirmed.

Unadkat walks off after scoring 9 runs. At the end of the over RR scored 106 runs for 9 wicket loss.

Over 19

Ankit Rajpoot gets in to bowl his last over of the innings. With a triple sixes of the over RR scored 126 runs for 9 wicket loss. Where Curran reached his half-century off 35 deliveries. At the end of the over RR scored 126 runs for 9 wicket loss.

Tom Curran reached his half century from 35 deliveries
Tom Curran reached his half century from 35 deliveries

Over 20

Kuldeep Yadav gets in to bowl the last over of the innings. The victory has been confirmed by KKR as RR needed 48 runs off last 6 deliveries to bag their victory which is impossible to make. With a six and boundary off the over RR scored 137 runs for 9 wicket loss.

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals and won by 37 runs. KKR bags their second victory of the tournament.

IPL 2020 RR vs KKR | Kolkata Knight Riders won by 37 runs
IPL 2020 RR vs KKR | Kolkata Knight Riders won by 37 runs

Read also: IPL 2020 Points Table – Indian Premier League Team Standings

Post Match

Captain’s view

Steve Smith | Losing captain(KKR): Didn’t quite go to plan. That happens in T20 cricket sometimes, we have a few areas to improve on and keep moving forward. You could go one way or another (with the toss).

KKR like to chase, so we planned to put their death bowling under pressure but obviously couldn’t do that as we lost too many wickets upfront. Few of us still thought we were playing in Sharjah.

It did (feel a lot different), the far side is a very big side and we didn’t see too many balls going there and the other side is slightly shorter. We probably didn’t adapt to the dimensions and the wicket also dropped a few catches which cost us.

It is about forming whatever XI is best for the conditions we are facing, we will wait and see. Disappointing tonight but we need to keep moving forward. It wasn’t a great battle (with Cummins), he won easily and spoke to him now and he said you smack those in the nets, sometimes you just get a good one.

Dinesh Karthik | KKR captain(KKR): Wouldn’t call it a perfect game. Lot of areas we need to improve. The way Gill batted, Mavi bowled, Russell batted. Also, the youngsters going after the high catches.

Archer bowled really well. Wasn’t that easy a wicket to bat on. A couple of guys made it look better than it was. These boys, the journey they’ve been through when they’re not playing, is a hard one. Putting runs on the board is what we thought was the best way to go forward on this ground.

Player of the Match

Shivam Mavi | KKR: When I started bowling, it was seaming. So I thought I’ll stick to normal lines and lengths. Before the game, we thought it would be flatter. So I just stuck to a length. Have played against these big stars before, but I knew it wasn’t coming onto the bat.