Kolkata Knight Riders (Kolkata night riders) faced Rajasthan Royals in a match yesterday. KKR had to win this match to survive in the playoffs. If he lost this match, KKR would have sounded the farewell bell directly from IPL.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan by 60 runs in an important match. Rajasthan Royals captain Steve Smith decided to field first after winning the toss. As a result, KKR came to bat first. KKR's two openers Shubhaman Gill and Rahul Tripathi started the match in a great mood. But KKR lost wickets in a row and fell under pressure. At that time, KKR captain Eoin Morgan took the helm of the team. Morgan played a great innings of 68 off 35 balls. Morgan's mercurial innings helped KKR to 191 for seven in the allotted 20 overs.
In reply, Rajasthan Royals lost five wickets in the power play. No Rajasthan batsman could stand in front of Pat Cummins' great bowling on this day. Cummins' four-wicket haul ended Rajasthan's innings at just 131 runs. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 60 runs and secured the play-off. Pat Cummins was the best of the match.