Rajasthan Royals after enduring back-to-back defeats bounced back in game with full enthusiasm. The RR team in a comprehensive manner defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets in their Indian Premier League clash in Mumbai on Saturday evening.
With Chris Morris a ‘million dollar man’ Royals restricted KKR for a paltry 133/9 in 20 overs. In response, Sanju Samson played an unbeaten knock of 42 from 41 balls and completed the run-chase with seven balls to spare. This is Rajasthan team’s second win from five matches, while Kolkata have lost four out of the five matches. At the Wankhede Stadium, a venue that has witnessed some high-scoring games, Rajasthan Royals restricted the Knights to a paltry 133/9, courtesy a four-wicket haul by Chris Morris and some disciplined bowling by his colleagues. Rajasthan maintained the pressure on their opposition as they went on to pick three quick wickets in the middle, leaving KKR reeling at 61/4 midway during their innings. Rahul Tripathi along with wicketkeeper-batsman Dinesh Karthik tried to revive the KKR innigs, but the former was removed by Bangaldesh seamer Mustafizur Rahman, credit to some sharp fielding effort by Riyan Parag. For Rajasthan Royals Morris stood as the most standout bowler. The South Africa international completed his four-over quota with impressive figures. In response Yashasvi Jaiswal, who was playing his first match of the campaign, scored 22 from 17 balls, which included five cracking fours.
Rajasthan lost a total of four wickets, before skipper Samson combined with David Miller to guide Rajasthan home.