In IPL 2021, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs within the 54th match of the league on Thursday. Kolkata, batting first after dropping the toss, scored 171 for 4 in 20 overs after which bundled out Rajasthan for simply 85 runs in 16.1 overs. This is the bottom rating ever made by Rajasthan in IPL. Rahul Tewatia scored 44 runs for Rajasthan. Shivam Mavi bowled his profession greatest for Kolkata, taking 4 wickets for 21 runs in 3.1 overs. Apart from them, Lockie Ferguson took three wickets and Shakib Al Hasan and Varun Chakraborty took one wicket every.
Captain Eoin Morgan stated after this victory, ‘I do not assume something might have been higher than this. It was troublesome to lose the toss after which bat. The begin we acquired was nice. Shubman Gill and Venkesh Iyer proceed to do properly for us. The arrival of aggressive gamers within the center order has helped us go for giant scores…The arrival of Shakib and the way in which he has carried out within the final two video games has made it simple to interchange Andre Russell. He has made an enormous contribution.
With this win, Kolkata Knight Riders’s entry to the playoffs is nearly sure. The workforce has 14 factors from 14 matches and is at quantity 4 within the desk with an excellent internet run price. On the opposite hand, Punjab Kings even have 12 factors from the identical variety of matches, however Punjab are formally out of the race for the playoffs. Punjab is at quantity 5. Mumbai Indians are at quantity six with 13 factors from 13 matches and it’s now unimaginable to achieve the playoffs. Mumbai’s subsequent match in opposition to Sunrisers Hyderabad on Friday and Mumbai must beat Hyderabad by 171 runs to achieve the playoffs. If Mumbai fails to take action, Kolkata will grow to be the fourth and final workforce to achieve the playoffs.