Rajasthan Royals are now officially out of the race of IPL 2018 as they lost the match to Kolkata Knight Riders by 25 runs. The two times winner of IPL, Kolkata Knight Riders once again made it to the Semi-finale after winning the match last night.
However, the victory didn’t come easy to the players of KKR, in most part of the game, Rajasthan Royals’ players were winning the game. The players of Rajasthan Royals started the first innings with the bang by taking the wicket of their star player, Sunil Narine who was dismissed after facing a couple of balls.
Kolkata Knight Riders had already lost their 4 big wickets within the first 7.4 overs. The top players of the team were bundled up by the bowlers of Rajasthan Royals.
However, the skipper of the team, Dinesh Karthik maintained his calm and scored 52 runs in 38 balls, he was dismissed after he was caught out by Ajinkya Rahane. With the strike rate of 136, DK smashed 4 fours and 2 sixes. Shubman Gill, the young cricketer contributed some crucial scores to the total scores. He scored 28 runs off 17 balls he played.
Andre Russell played an absolute wonderful innings and took the scores up with a storm. He remained unbeaten at the score of 49 runs that he made in 28 balls. With the powerful strike rate of 196, he smashed 3 fours and 5 sixes.
In the second innings, the bowlers of KKR took away the match from the players of Rajasthan Royals. The bowlers of KKR kept on bowling the tight lines and lengths, which didn’t gave any opportunity to the players of Rajasthan Royals to come close to the target runs.
The skipper of Rajasthan Royals, Ajinkya Rahane made two big mistakes last night, which costed them the whole tournament.
The first mistake that the captain made was that he sent Stuart Binny after Sanju Samson was dismissed. While there were players like Archer and K.Gowtham sitting at the stands, the captain decided to send Stuart Binny, who has not been able to contribute much to the team in the ongoing league.
The second mistake that Ajinkya Rahane made was from his side. He played a very disappointing knock last night and scored 41 runs off the 46 balls he faced. These two mistakes by Ajinkya Rahane costed them the whole league.
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