Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), batting first against Rajasthan Royals (RR), put up 191/7 in 20 overs on the back of a 35-ball 68 by skipper Eoin Morgan. Placed sixth and seventh on the points table with 12 points each at the start of the match, only a win can keep their hopes alive in the competition. They additionally need SRH, who have a superior net run rate, to lose their last league match against MI, or alternately, a huge victory tonight to compete with SRH on NRR.
Jofra Archer (1/19) bowled a sizzling spell to start off, even though Shubman Gill (36) and Rahul Tripathi (39) went big against the other bowlers in the Powerplay. Rahul Tewatia (3/25) struck thrice in the middle overs to disrupt KKR’s momentum. Eoin Morgan (68*) saw frequent wickets fall around him in the middle order before taking charge in the final overs.