A clinical performance, spurred by youngsters, helped two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrash high-flying Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 12th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE on Wednesday. First, Shubman Gill played a majestic knock opening the innings after RR captain Steve Smith asked KKR to bat first. Then, defending 174, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, and Varun Chakravarthy picked a brace of wickets each as RR crumbled.
Kolkata side registered a comprehensive 37-run win over Rajasthan Royals for their second consecutive victory in the IPL but Kolkata Knight Riders captain Dinesh Karthik on Wednesday said they need to improve on many aspects of the game.
Fifty for Curran with the bat is a big positive for RR from the match apart from that Archer spell. Nothing inspiring really other than these two performances. KKR collects two more points.
Man-of-the-match Mavi for his effort of 2/20 said, “When I started bowling, it was seaming. So I thought I’ll stick to normal lines and lengths.