With the help of Shubman Gill, Shivam Mavi, and Kamlesh Nagarkoti KKR clinched their second straight win.
The favourites, Rajasthan Royals lost to Kolkata Knight Riders by 37 runs in Sharjah on Wednesday.The Rajasthan Royals batsmen couldn’t continue the success streak as they found the Dubai International Cricket Stadium a bit too big in their 175-run chase.
At first, RR won the toss and opted to bowl.
KKR got a good start with the steady batting of Shubman Gill 47 (34) though Sunil Narine fell for 15 (14) inside five overs.However, there was no bang-bang hitting from the pinch hitters like Russel in the middle order, and consequently, the Dinesh Karthik-led KKR posted a fighting target of 174 for 6 in 20 overs.
The score looked gettable for RR as their batsmen crushed KXIP bowlers at Sharjah for 223 registering the highest ever IPL chase in history.But the ground is too long for their batsmen that fans haven’t witnessed Rahul Tewatia magic and ended up at 137/9 in their 20 overs.
All the top 5 batsmen have just scored 35 runs giving credit to the KKR bowlers Shivam Mavi (Player of the match), Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy and Pat Cummins.