After skipper Eoin Morgan notched up a half-century, Pat Cummins bagged a four-wicket haul to befriend Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrash Rajasthan Royals by 60 runs within the two sides’ last league stage fixture of the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL) on the Dubai Global Stadium on Sunday.
With the victory, the Kolkata franchise has also knocked the Steve Smith-led side out of this season’s profitable T20 tournament.
Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to discipline first within the direction of the match.
KKR lost opener Sunil Narine for a duck off a Rahul Tewatia provide within the first over. Opener Shubman Gill (36) and Ravi Tripathi (39) then joined forces and stitched a truly significant stand of 72 runs for the second wicket.
Attributable to this reality, captain Eoin Morgan led from the entrance by smashing a short-fireplace unbeaten knock of 68 runs off factual 35 balls to befriend KKR submit a gleaming entire of 191 for seven of their stipulated 20 overs.
Whereas Sunil Narine and used KKR skipper Dinesh Karthik both fell for duck, Andre Russell and Pat Cummins too did now not contribute worthy with the bat and departed cheaply for 25 and 15 runs, respectively.
For Rajasthan, Rahul Tewatia used to be the consume of the bowlers with figures of three for 25, whereas Kartik Tyagi done with figures of two for 36.Shreyas Gopal and Jofra Archer also chipped in with a wicket each.
In reply, Pat Cummins proved to be a tormentor-in-chief for KKR as he bagged four wickets whereas conceding factual 34 runs to attenuate Rajasthan Royals to a score of 41 for five internal Powerplay.
Shivam Mavi (two for 15), Varun Chakravarthy (two for 20) and Kamlesh Nagarkoti (one for 24) all shone with the ball to befriend their side restrict Rajasthan to a score of 131 for 9.
Cummins used to be declared ‘Man of the Match’ for his spectacular display veil with the ball.
The victory also saw KKR preserve their hopes alive of organising it to the playoffs. They’ve climbed as a lot as the fourth suppose within the parts table with seven wins from 14 fits.