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12.3 overs: OUT! Third wicket for Rahul Tewatia. And what an evening he is having with the ball. This time he removes Dinesh Karthik for a first-ball duck. Sensational comeback for the Royals in this match. And KKR now are in really big trouble in this do-or-die clash. KKR 99/5
11.6 overs: OUT! Big wicket for Rajasthan Royals! Shreyas Gopal removes set Rahul Tripathi. Short from Gopal and Rahul slams it to the deep square-leg region. Robin Uthappa, at the fence takes a good running catch. Rahul Tripathi falls for 39. KKR 94/4
Halfway through in this crunch encounter and the match is beautifully poised. After a scintillating Shubman Gill-Rahul Tripathi parthership, Rahul Tewatia has brought Rajasthan Royals right back into this game with two wickets in one over. But Eoin Morgan too has made his intentions clear collecting his first maximum off Kartik Tyagi in the last over.
Rahul Tripathi 36*
Eoin Morgan 9*
KKR 84/3 after 10 overs
8.6 overs: OUT! Second wicket in the over for Rahul Tewatia. Sunil Narine goes for the hoick on the leg side but mistimes. Ben Stokes completes a comfortable catch at long-on. Narine falls for a two-ball duck. Tewatia has brought the Royals right back into this game. KKR 74/3
8.3 overs: OUT! Rahul Tewatia gets the much-needed breakthrough for the Rajasthan Royals. Shubman Gill goes for the slog sweep but mistimes the googly from Tewatia. Hits it straight to Jos Buttler in the deep. Gill departs for 36 off 24.
End of 8th over: A tidy first over from Kartik Tyagi. Just 4 runs from it. Rahul Tewatia to continue from the other end. KKR 68/1
6.5 overs: SIX! High and handsome. Rahul Tripathi slams Rahul Tewatia over long on. An 85-metre strike and it clears the distance with much ease. KKR 64/1
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And what about the past 30 minutes. A wicket and then fours and sixes raining all over. An absolute cracker of a match so far. First-ball duck for Nitish Rana and Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi have just exploded after that.
Shubman Gill 33*
Rahul Tripathi 20*
KKR 55/1 after 6 overs
50-run partnership comes up between @RealShubmanGill & Rahul Tripathi.Live – https://t.co/loiysIghUH #Dream11IPL https://t.co/ocMRMVLH2i
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5.2 overs: FOUR! Creamed for four! Rahul Tripathi makes room for himself and slaps Varun Aaron’s delivery through extra covers to pick up another boundary. KKR 48/1
End of 4th over: A bad start from Shreyas Gopal. Concedes 17 runs in his first over including four boundaries. And this has forced skipper Steve Smith to bring in Jofra Archer for his third consecutive over. This partnership between Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill looking dangerous. Both in counterattack mode at the moment. KKR 32/1
3.4 overs: FOUR! A poor first over from Shreyas Gopal. After getting hit for back-to-back boundaries by Shubman Gill on the first two balls., Gopal now gets swept by Rahul Tripathi for a boundary. 13 runs already from the first four balls of his over. KKR 28/1
End of 3rd over: Pace like fire! Another fiery over from the Englishman Jofra Archer. All the deliveries in that over were over the 144km/hr mark. Just two runs from his second over. Both Rahul Tripathi and Shubman Gill facing difficulties against the express pace of Archer at the moment. KKR 15/1
End of 2nd over: FOUR! FOUR! Consecutive boundaries for KKR! Shubman Gill in counterattack mode. Hits Varun Aaron for three boundaries in his first over. Two back-to-back off the final two balls of the over. KKR 13/1
End of 1st over: A scintillating start from Jofra Archer. A wicket and just one run from his first over. Varun Aaron to share the new ball with Archer from the other end. KKR 1/1
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0.2 overs: OUT! A sensational start from Jofra Archer. Once again he picks up a wicket in his first over. A jaffa from Archer and Nitish Rana edges it straight to keeper Sanju Samson. To a surprise of many, Nitish takes a review but is unsuccessful. First-ball for Nitish rana for the third time this IPL. KKR 1/1
Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana are out in the middle to start the Kolkata Knight Riders innings. Jofra Archer has the new ball in hand for Rajasthan Royals. A slip in place for him Shubman on strike. Here we go!
Team changes: Kolkata have made a couple of changes, bringing in fit-again Andre Russell and Shivam Mavi in place of Rinku Singh and Lockie Ferguson. Rajasthan have retained the same playing XI that featured in their last game.
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Match 54 – @rajasthanroyals win the toss and they will bowl first against #KKR.#Dream11IPL https://t.co/N4Ov9CVNQS
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Steve Smith: We will bowl first, dew seems to be coming in and that’s the big reason. We have bowled well majority of the tournament and hopefully we will go well tonight. The games we haven’t done well, our senior batters haven’t done well and fortunately Stokes and Samson are in good nick. We are unchanged.
Eoin Morgan:We would have preferred to chase. It’s not a night for holding back and on top of that we need to improve the NRR. He (Andre Russell) is back and it is great to have him back and so let’s hope tonight is the night. Lockie is out. Rinku Singh misses out and Shivam Mavi comes in. As a side you want to get into a position to win the game and then think about other (NRR) scenarios
Rajasthan Royals: Robin Uthappa, Ben Stokes, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Jos Buttler, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Shreyas Gopal, Varun Aaron, Kartik Tyagi
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Sunil Narine, Eoin Morgan(c), Dinesh Karthik(w), Andre Russell, Rahul Tripathi, Pat Cummins, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Shivam Mavi, Varun Chakravarthy
TOSS: Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith wins toss, opts to field against Kolkata Knight Riders
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Fingers Crossed! Toss to take place shortly
Hello and welcome to the Live coverage of the IPL 2020 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals.