43rd match between KKR and RR at Eden Gardens Kolkata was last over thriller. RR has won the toss and they have elected to bowl first.
In the first innings Varun Aaron has stuck with a crucial wicket of C.Lynn in the first over and there was no stop for RR bowlers from taking wickets. Dinesh Karthik was the only batsman who was batting rock solid at one end, but wickets were tumbling from the other end. There were no major partnerships in the KKR innings, even Russel had a bad night. KKR Skipper Karthik has able to pull off a defending total in the end, he has scored 97 runs in just 50 balls. After the first innings KKR total was 175/6.
Openers from RR had a good partnership from the start. They were scoring at a run rate of 10 runs per over then KKR had stuck with few wickets from Piyush Chawla and Prasidh Krishna. Then the young Riyan parag was at the crease, Narine had a chance to take his wicket but he missed a catch, this was the turning point of the entire match. After the very next moment, Riyan has stuck with few boundaries and had a good partnership with Shreyas Gopal. Then Parag has hit his wickets with bat while completing a shot. Then Archer came into the picture, he had an excellent match winning knock of 27 from 12 balls. Finally, RR needed 5 from 5 balls archer has won the match for RR in style with a six.
This is the sixth consecutive loss for KKR and now they officially join with RCB’s record. Now RR, KKR and RCB share the same points. All the three teams have played 11 matches each, But KKR stand at the 6th position because of their higher run rate then followed by RR and RCB.
Varun Aaron has been awarded as Man of the Match for his crucial figures of 2-20.
Things are getting very intense as every match is crucial for every team because these matches decide the playoff fortune.