Kolkata lost to Rajasthan to a very close match where they almost reached the target but could not reach it in the end. they ended up loosing the match by 9 runs.
Batting first, Rajasthan got a flying start. Thanks to Watson and Rahane, they got 80 runs in the first wicket. After the fall of Rahane, Watson continued the onslaught even further. Although none of the players even reached to 20 after Watson but Rajasthan still managed to get to 199 runs thanks a brilliant 100 from Watson. It was his first century this season and he blazed his way through to that. His innings of 104 came from only 59 balls. Russel took 3 wickets for his team in his 4 overs by giving away 32 runs.
Kolkata lost two very quick wickets at the beginning of their innings but they bounced back. Pandey and Pathan kept the run rate in check while taking the team close to the target. After Pandey got out, Russell came and that was when Kolkata start thinking of winning. With Pathan in one end playing steadily and Russell starting hit balls out of the park, they got to 132 in a blink of an eye. But, one over changed the flow completely on Rajasthan’s favor. In that over, Kolkata lost 2 wickets and Russell had to go. After that it became a matter of time till Kolkata looses. Although Yadav’s 24 of 11 balls got the hopes of the supporters up but that was not enough to avoid the loss. Morris took 4 wickets by giving 23 runs in his 4 overs.
Match of – Kolkata Knight Riders VS Rajasthan Royals
Rajasthan Royals – 199/6
Kolkata Knight Riders – 190/9
Result – Rajasthan Royals won the match by 9 runs.