Record Chase in IPL History for Rajasthan Royals
Match : 12
Teams : Rajasthan Royals(RR) vs Kolkatta Knight Riders(SRH)
Venue : Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai
Toss : Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and elected to field First .
Team Update: Both Teams are played with unchanged PlayingXI, from their previous games .
Here is our review and analysis of match between Rajasthan Royals & Kolkatta Knight Riders,
It became a culture in this IPL 2020 , the team winning the toss preferred to bowl first though there are 11 continuous losses after choosing the second batting option .In First Innings , KKR started their innings with Narine & Shubmann Gill, Narine went for a early wicket once again he could not able to fulfill his role as a opener in this year. Then Rana’s quick cameo released the scoreboard pressure of KKR. But Rana was not able to convert his knock to a big score , lost his wicket in the middle of 11th over against Rahul tewatia. Then, Russel promoted up the order finally over Eoin Morgan, but Russel failed to convert this chance into big innings. Jofra Archer , was the key bowler for RR took the pressure off others by taking the wickets at the crucial time with his fiery bouncers . Rajasthan Royals shuffled around seven bowlers in their first innings. From KKR , Shubman Gill scored 47 from 34 deliveries & Eoin Morgan 34 from 23 balls managed to take his team to a decent total of 174 -6 in 20 overs.
On Chasing the above par score of 175 in the second innings for Rajasthan , the chase looked extremely difficult for them as they played both their previous matches in sharjah pitch which clearly shows that they were not able to read the pitch early. But DK’s excellent captaincy took the wicket of Steve smith and Rajasthan which turns the match to KKR on the second over itself. The way DK shuffled his bowlers completely outplayed the RR batting line up . Both the Youngsters Mavi & Nagarkoti wicket taking skills made us believe that they will represent the Country in future and chit chat of DK with his mate Varun “ Adhellam adikamattan Podu” -took us to our early street cricket days.More than a player Dinesh karthik as a captain impressed us in this year. After loss of key wickets like Butler , Samsun, Smith RR were not able to fight back to chase the total and lost the match before the time out itself and manage to score only 137 -9 & lost the match by 39 runs. From Rajasthan Royals Team, Tom Curran Scored 54 from 36 balls which was the highest for RR .
Game Changer of the Match:
Shivam Mavi was the game changer of the match as he took the wicket of Sanju Samsun , Jos butler at the early part of second innings took the game away from Rajasthan Royals
Man of the match:
Shivam Mavi Awarded Man of the Match award for his excellent spell & brilliant two wickets 4-0-20-2
Points Table :
With this Win over RR, moved KKR to 2nd Positon in points table.