RR beat KKR by 7 runs
Man of the Match - Yuzvendra Chahal
20.0/20 Ovrs
19.4/20 Ovrs
Indian Premier League, 2022 |Match 30 |4/18/2022
Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
  • Right then. That’s it from the coverage of this game. The Indian T20 League action continues on 19th April, where Lucknow will take on Bangalore. The first ball will be bowled at 7.30 pm IST (2 pm GMT). But as you all know, you can join us early for the build-up. Till then take care and goodbye!
  • Yuzvendra Chahal is the Player of the Match. He says his celebration used to be a trending meme and that's why he chose it. Mentions, he tried to mix up deliveries and aimed to bowl wide. Adds that he was tempted to bowl the googly to Cummins but went against it.
  • Sanju Samson the skipper of Rajasthan, says that it got a bit tensed but that is the beauty of the Indian T20 League. Mentions that they need to understand the momentum of the game and understand when to slow things down. Informs that Kolkata is a strong unit and they knew they would come hard at them. States that they are really grateful for all the individuals in the team and everyone played a part today. Adds that Ravichandran Ashwin taking the wicket of Andre Russell was crucial, even Devdutt Padikkal's innings were important. Concludes by saying that it was a team performance and they hope to carry on the same way. 
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  • Obed McCoy is down for a chat. He says that he has been working hard for a while and is happy that it is paying off. Says he tries to back his skills. Says, the batsman was looking for power, so he aimed to bowl it slow and on the leg side due to the longer boundaries. Mentions he is glad he could help his team.
  • Shreyas Iyer is in for a chat. He says, they started really well, but in the middle overs, they started slowing up a bit. Adds that unfortunately they couldn’t click and that’s how the game works. Mentions, his plan was to take it till the end, adds it is really disheartening when you are close to the target but still end up on the other side. Says, the dew did not play a major role in the second innings. Adds the wicket has been really good for batting and hopes the squad to come back stronger.
  • A target of 218 was always going to be tough to chase down, and Rajasthan did have an upper hand coming into this chase. They started off brilliantly but they lost their way in the middle. All their bowlers were taken to the cleaners. But they came back stronger than ever.  Prasidh Krishna got the big wicket of Aaron Finch just after his half-century, and then Yuzvendra Chahal broke another partnership by picking up the big wicket of Nitish Rana. His spin-twin, Ravichandran Ashwin followed up with the wicket of Andre Russell, which put Kolkata under immense pressure. But it was over number 17 bowled by Yuzvendra Chahal that shifted the momentum towards them. He grabbed four wickets in the over including a hat-trick. He ended with 5 wickets by his name and guided Rajasthan closer to victory.  Obed McCoy then held his nerve and defended 11 runs in the last over by grabbing the final two wickets of the game. With this victory, Rajasthan have grabbed two vital points and have moved to the second spot in the points table. 
  • After losing a wicket on the very first ball, Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer guided Kolkata to a powerful start. They put together 107 runs before Aaron Finch perished after scoring a sublime half-century. Shreyas Iyer carried on and continued to score runs freely. Nitish Rana did chip in with a few big blows but he too perished. No other batter post that got going. They had the momentum till the 16th over. But it was the over of Yuzvendra Chahal that turned the tide towards Rajasthan. He grabbed four wickets in the over including the wicket of Venkatesh Iyer and Shreyas Iyer. Umesh Yadav came in and gave a little hope to Kolkata, but they could not get over the line. 
  • Entertainment at its best! What an empathic game we have just witnessed. The beauty of this sport! The game was swinging both ways till the very end but it is Rajasthan that have held their nerve and have got over the line at the end! Cricket is surely the real winner here! 
  • 19.4
    Obed McCoy to Umesh Yadav, OUT! TIMBER! Obed McCoy announces himself on his debut with two wickets in the final over to seal the game for Rajasthan. A length ball, on middle and leg. Umesh Yadav clears his front leg and tries to heave it across the line but misses. The ball goes through to disturb the stumps behind. Elation for Rajasthan and Obed McCoy. Rajasthan wins the game by 7 runs.
  • 19.3
    Obed McCoy to Varun Chakaravarthy, A slower full-length ball, on the pads. Varun Chakaravarthy flicks it to mid-wicket for a single.
  • Varun Chakaravarthy is the last man in. 
  • 19.2
    Obed McCoy to Sheldon Jackson, OUT! CAUGHT! Obed McCoy strikes and sends back Sheldon Jackson on 8. This is a short ball, on the bodyline. Sheldon Jackson swivels and pulls it to short fine leg. Prasidh Krishna there takes a dolly. Obed McCoy picks up a crucial wicket under pressure on his debut.
  • 19.1
    Obed McCoy to Sheldon Jackson, Full length, on leg. Sheldon Jackson heaves it to deep square leg. Shimron Hetmyer does well to keep it down to just two runs. Could've been a boundary if not for Shimron Hetmyer. 
  • END OF OVER 19 | 7 Runs & 0 Wkt | KKR 207/8
  • Obed McCoy will bowl the final over of this game. 
  • 18.6
    Prasidh Krishna to Umesh Yadav, A dot ball to end the over. Kolkata need 11 of 6 balls. Full length, outside off, angled across the right-hander. Umesh Yadav tries to reach out but gets beaten on the outside edge.
  • 18.5
    Prasidh Krishna to Sheldon Jackson, Back of a length, outside off. Sheldon Jackson punches it through cover for one.
  • 18.4
    Prasidh Krishna to Umesh Yadav, This one lands full and wide outside off. Umesh Yadav reaches out and pushes it through point for a single.
  • 18.4
    Prasidh Krishna to Umesh Yadav, WIDE! On a length, outside off, shaping away off the deck. It flies past the tramline. Yadav leaves it alone. Wide called.
  • 18.3
    Prasidh Krishna to Sheldon Jackson, Fuller, wide outside off. Sheldon Jackson guides it to backward point for a single.
  • 18.2
    Prasidh Krishna to Sheldon Jackson, Full length, outside off. Sheldon Jackson slices it to deep point for two runs.
  • 18.1
    Prasidh Krishna to Umesh Yadav, OUCH! That must've hurt Sheldon Jackson. A full-length ball, on off. Umesh Yadav clobbers it down the ground. Sheldon Jackson fails to get out of the way and gets hit on his helmet. He says he is alright. 
  • END OF OVER 18 | 20 Runs & 0 Wkt | KKR 200/8
  • Prasidh Krishna will bowl the penultimate over!