IPL 2020, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions
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IPL 2020, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) – Highlights, Twitter Reactions

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In the 54th match of the IPL 2020, Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) beat Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Dubai International Cricket Stadium (Dubai) to stay in the contention for playoffs qualification of this tournament.

Rajasthan Royals captain Steven Smith decided to field first after winning the toss. KKR managed to score 191/7 (20 overs) at the end of the first innings. In reply, Rajasthan Royals only managed to score 131/9 as KKR won that match by 60 runs.

While Kolkata Knight Riders still have hope to qualify for the playoffs of this tournament, Rajasthan Royals haven’t any more chance to advance in this stage.

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IPL 2020, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (KKR vs RR) – Highlights

Rajasthan Royals (RR) innings

Rajasthan Royals made a good early start with 19/0 in just five balls, but once the opener Robin Uthappa (6) was dismissed on the final ball of that over, KKR completely controlled the game, thanks to firing start of Pat Cummins, who got his all four wickets inside the powerplay. At the end of the powerplay, Rajasthan Royals scored 41/5.

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Pat Cummins celebrating his success (Image Credit: IPL)

Only four Rajasthan Royals batsmen managed to reach the double-digit scores in that innings. These players are Jos Buttler (35), Rahul Tewatia (31), Shreyas Gopal (23*) and opener Ben Stokes (18).

Pat Cummins finished the game with the bowling figures of 4-0-34-4. Also, Shivam Mavi (2/15) and Varun Chakravarthy (2/20) got two wickets each. While Kamlesh Nagarkoti (1/24) got one wicket, Sunil Narine (0/37) finished with the wicket-less bowling figures.

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Scorecard:KKR, Rajasthan Royals, KKR vs RR, highlights, Twitter Reactions

KKR, Rajasthan Royals, KKR vs RR, highlights, Twitter Reactions

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) innings

Jofra Archer dismissed opener Nitish Rana for a golden duck. But another opener Shubman Gill and Rahul Tripathi handled the powerplay very well. While KKR scored 55/1 at the end of the powerplay, Gill-Tripathi built up the 72 runs partnership for the second wicket.

But once that partnership was broken in the ninth over by Rahul Tewatia, KKR batsmen suddenly struggled as they went down from 73/1 to 99/5. While Gill scored 36 runs, Tripathi scored 39 runs.

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During the struggling period, captain Eoin Morgan and comeback-man Andre Russell helped their side to move on from the depressing situation quickly as they built up a 45-run partnership for the sixth wicket in just 18 balls. Though Russell lost his wicket after scoring 25 runs off just 11 balls (only four and 3 sixes), Morgan continued his impressive batting to secure a good first innings total.

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Eoin Morgan (Image Credit: IPL)

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Captain Morgan scored a 30-ball fifty and remained not out on 68 runs off 35 balls (5 fours and 6 sixes).

While Rahul Tewatia (3/25) took three wickets, Karthik Tyagi (2/36) picked up two wickets in that innings.

Scorecard:

KKR, Rajasthan Royals, KKR vs RR, highlights, Twitter Reactions

KKR, Rajasthan Royals, KKR vs RR, highlights, Twitter Reactions

IPL 2020, Match 54: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals (KKR vs RR) – Twitter Reactions

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