Jos Buttler falls, Rajasthan Royals follow

Jos Buttler falls, Rajasthan Royals follow

Jos Buttler falls, Rajasthan Royals follow

A victory against Sunrisers Hyderabad in their last encounter will help them seal their spot in the playoffs.

From 63-0, the Royals crumbled to 107-7 and eventually limped to 142 all out as Kuldeep Yadav (4-20) produced his best IPL figures, and Lynn's 45 from 42 atop the order then underpinned KKR's chase - the target reached with two overs to spare. Can KKR end RRs three-match streak, or will Rajasthan make it four in four?

Narine smashed offie K Gowtham for 21 runs in the first over of Kolkata Knight Riders innings - 6, 4, 6, 4, 1 and it was the most expensive first over of this IPL till date.

He belted the fourth delivery over cover for yet another boundary and was looking ominous when he perished to the second ball of the next over from England seamer Ben Stokes, miscuing a pull to cover. Stokes struck again in his next over, when Uthappa played a mistimed hook to deep square leg.

After last night's crushing win over KXIP, RCB still need to win the remaining two games handsomely to increase their net run-rate and stand a chance to qualify for the knockout stage.

After Over 10: KKR - 80 runs with the loss of 3 wickets.

Lynn, after the 12th over chose to cut loose, hitting back to back boundaries, stepping up on the run rate. Russell manages a boundary and Karthik finishes with a boundary and a six.

Earlier, in-form English wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler (22 balls; 39, 5x4, 2x6) and Maharashtra's Rahul Tripathi (15b; 27, 4x4, 1x6) toyed with the KKR pacers to race to 49/0 after three overs before Russell (2/13) got the wicket of Tripathi and it was all downhill from there on. Except Jos Buttler. his consistency was good to see. He took 28 runs off Shivam Mavi's second over making him the only one this season who has gone for that many twice.

After Rahul Tripathi was bounced out by Andre Russell, Ajinkya Rahane came and typically got stuck. Buttler was starved of the strike, facing just 11 of the next 38 balls, and when he did eventually begin an over on strike, his attempt to innovate with a reverse-sweep found Javon Searles at short third man to end his spell of 50s. Shane Warne's favoured player, Sanju Samson also didn't survive long at the crease, returning for just 12 runs.

Their task has become all the more hard as their English duo of Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler played their last match of the season last night.

Mavi did a lot better in his comeback over, conceding just three runs and bouncing out the risky Gowtham (3 off 5).

Jaydev Unadkat hit 26 off 18 balls and lifted the total before he was the last man to be dismissed, clean bowled by Krishna (2-35) off a slower delivery.

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