Kolkata defeated Rajasthan by 86 runs in the 54th match of IPL 2021. With this win, KKR team strengthened their bid for the fourth spot. Batting first after losing the toss, KKR scored 171 runs for the loss of four wickets. In reply, Rajasthan was all out for 85 runs. For Kolkata, Shivam Mavi took four wickets and Lockie Ferguson took two wickets.
With this win, Kolkata possesses 14 points in the points table. the net runrate of KKR is 0.587. Speaking of the match, KKR started well as batting first. Shubman Gill (56) and Venkatesh Iyer (38) shared a 79-run partnership for the first wicket. In addition, Eoin Morgan (13) and Dinesh Karthik (14) returned unbeaten.
Chasing the same Kolkata target, Rajasthan had a poor start. Sanju Samson's team was shattered like a card ahead of the Kolkata bowlers. They had lost two wickets for one run and half of Rajasthan had returned to the pavilion within 35 runs. Rahul Tewatia scored a huge 44 runs for Rajasthan. Apart from Mavi and Ferguson, Shakib and Chakraborty took 1 wicket each for Kolkata.