IPL’s two-time champion KKR made a great comeback in today’s match of IPL 2022. Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets after losing five consecutive matches. With this win, the chances of KKR going into the playoffs are still alive. Although the team of Rajasthan Royals remains a strong contender for the playoffs even after the defeat. Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 152 runs in 20 overs, which was achieved by KKR’s team at the loss of 3 wickets in 19.1 overs. After this win, KKR now have eight points. On the other hand, Rajasthan Royals have only 12 points.
Chasing the small target given by Rajasthan Royals, the start of KKR was not very special. This time Aaron Finch and Baba Indrajit landed as openers for KKR. When the team’s score was only 16 runs, then Aaron Finch was out. Finch scored only four runs. After this Shreyas Iyer came at number three. He tried to handle the innings with Baba Inderjit. But Baba Inderjit could only score 15 runs as an opener. But after this, Nitish Rana supported Captain Shreyas Iyer. Both of them shared a good partnership, but when the team’s score was only 92 runs, then captain Shreyas was out. It was a big setback for KKR. After this, Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh took the responsibility, both of them carried forward the partnership. These two did not let any other wicket fall and gave the team victory.
Earlier, Rajasthan Royals set Kolkata Knight Riders a target of 153 runs to win due to the batting of 57 runs by captain Sanju Samson. Rajasthan scored 152 runs in 20 overs for the loss of five wickets. Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson shared 47 runs for the second wicket for the team. Electing to bat after losing the toss, Rajasthan Royals had a poor start. Opening pair Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal opened the innings. During this, bowler Umesh Yadav dismissed batsman Padikkal in the first powerplay. The batsman scored two runs in just five balls. After his dismissal, captain Sanju Samson came to the crease and carried the innings with Butler.
During the first powerplay, Rajasthan Royals scored 38 runs for the loss of one wicket. The eighth over was in the name of bowler Tim Southee when he gave the second blow to Rajasthan. Southee took the wicket of Ghatak batsman Jos Buttler, in which KKR achieved great success. Buttler played 25 balls during this period and scored 22 runs with three fours. After his dismissal, Karun Nair came to the crease. At the same time, captain Sanju Samson was continuously attacking the bowlers. He completed his fifty in 38 balls. During this, there was a 35-run partnership between Karun Nair and the captain for the third wicket, but Nair was dismissed after scoring 13 runs. After him Riyan Parag came to the crease and started with the Broadry as soon as he arrived.
The Rajasthan team seemed to falter as Parag too scored 19 runs in 12 balls and was caught by bowler Southee in the over of Anukul Roy. In the very next over, Sanju Samson also returned to the pavilion. Samson was caught by Rinku Singh in the over of Shivam Mavi. During this, he scored 54 runs in 49 balls with the help of one six and seven fours. Ravichandran Ashwin and Simron Hetmyer came to the crease after both the batsmen were dismissed. The team made 122 runs in the 18th over for the loss of five wickets. First ball of the 19th over and Hetmyer was batting. The batsman hit two sixes in the first and second balls and bowler Tim Southee bowled the third ball but it went wide. So far 13 runs had come from two balls. At the same time, in the third and fourth, the batsmen took 1-1 and shot towards the boundary on the fifth ball, but Russell caught the ball and the batsmen could only get two runs and Saudi again bowled the sixth ball wide and after that an extra After bowling the ball, the batsmen got two more runs. During this, the batsmen added 20 runs to the team’s account in this over. Even the team’s score was 142 runs for five wickets.
Shivam Mavi bowled the last over for KKR, where the first ball went for a run. Hetmyer hit a boundary on the second ball and Mavi bowled the third and fourth balls. Hetmyer got two more runs on the fifth ball and the last ball of the innings was bowled by Mavi but it went wide and after bowling an extra ball, the batsman got two more runs. During this, the batsmen scored ten runs in the last over of the innings, Hetmyer scored an unbeaten 27 runs in 13 balls with the help of two sixes and a four. At the same time, Ashwin played an unbeaten six off five balls. The team scored 152 runs for the loss of five wickets in 20 overs and set a target of 153 runs for KKR to win.