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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match Cricbuzz, Mobilecric or Vcricket livescore Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match 20 Wednesday October 2021 233137000000 Kolkata Knight Riders won by 86 runs Cricinfo Commentary updated on 20 Wednesday October 2021 233137000000 KKR - 171/4 (20) RR - 85 (16.1) Cricinfo Commentary updated on 20 Wednesday October 2021 233137000000 CRR:  5.26 Player of the Match Shivam Mavi Scorecard Refresh Commentary So a dramatic double-header day then. Two great victories. One not good enough to advance, but the other almost confirming a place in the top four. KKR have dragged this to a stage where we don't even need to wait for the match result tomorrow. If MI are to bowl, their tournament ends right there. As such they need a literally impossible 170+ run win. RCB will look for second place, but even that's highly improbable on NRR to upstage CSK. By the look of it, Qualifier 1 is DC v CSK in Dubai, Eliminator - RCB v KKR in Sharjah. We will tell you what exactly it is tomorrow. Join us for another double-header and for the first time, we have both games starting at the same time. See you! Shivam Mavi | Player of the Match : I feel really good to do well on this wicket. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and to not give room because of the low bounce. When I was playing under-19, you need to keep learning. I learnt how to use the slower ball, when to bowl the yorker, I have learnt a lot here at KKR. I liked Dube's wicket. Feels nice to get wicket LBW or bowled as a bowler. Eoin Morgan : Losing the toss and having to set was a difficult challenge. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill have been the shining lights for us in the second half. I thought we were brilliant to take the opportunities. If you got too hard too early here, you could get out. I thought our batters timed their assault very well. Shakib coming in and performing has made missing Andre Russell a little bit easier, because Russ is a genuine batter and bowler. We knew he recovers quickly, so we are assessing day by day. We did everything we had to do. Lockie Ferguson: Great now (hamstring niggle), got through fine, was a little twinge. Last game was just a precautionary, glad it went well tonight. It was actually an enjoyable wicket to bowl on as a quick, it doesn't always happen in T20. The natural hard length, I tried to bowl as much as possible and same with Mavi. We got rewards with some staying a little bit low. Credit must go to the batters the way they went about their business and posted an above-par total on the pitch. Plan A (bowling more pacy deliveries) worked throughout, we obviously watched the game against Mumbai in the weekend. Mumbai bowled really well, trying to hit the top of sticks as much as possible and we got the results. We'll save the slower ones in the bank for another day. The medical team in KKR fantastic, they work day-and-night for us, particularly for me. (On Mavi) Impressive young bowler, he's obviously very clear in his plans. Bowls with pace which we love and gets a little bit of movement off the pitch. I was talking to him in the last few games as well, he bowled really well in the last two games that he played, didn't get all the rewards got a bit unlucky at times, but tonight managed to get some rewards. It's awesome see a young player like that develop over the last few years and he's a very loved team member of the side. Sanju Samson: I think to be very honest it was a better wicket. It was staying a little low with the new ball but it was a better wicket. 171 was chaseable on this wicket. I think we wanted to get a good start. We needed a powerful powerplay. We wanted to execute whatever we planned but we didn't execute. I think if you look at the whole season, we have gone through many challenges. We showed character though and am proud of the boys. We won some close games and lost some easy ones. We need to play a better standard of cricket to win more games in this tournament. Everyone came up with positive vibes, People were ready to go out there and win games for us. Being the skipper, I changed the way I look at my innings. It was always about thinking about the match situations. I would have loved to win more games despite scoring a lot of runs. Such an appalling show this from the Royals. There was nothing Royal about today for them, barring Tewatia. In fact RR started pretty well with the ball and KKR snatched the momentum back with Unadkat's final over. Gill, Rana, Tripathi.. everyone batted with intent and RR lost their way. 171 was well above par. PBKS needed RR to win within 11 overs, that didn't happen. At 35/7 in 9 overs, MI would have started packing their bags too. Tewatia fought with the bat too, but Mavi and Ferguson were just outstanding with their variations and accuracy. RR's batters didn't stay low enough on this pitch and were out bowled quite a few times. KKR have qualified for playoffs literally with the impossible NRR scenario for MI, but we will have to wait until tomorrow to officially announce that. 21:22 Local Time, 17:22 GMT, 22:52 IST: All smiles in the KKR effort. They came into the game needing a win. Boy, what a knockout punch they have delivered. The intent was there with the ball, bat and on the field too. Winning a T20 game by 86 runs is huge. We are hearing MI need to beat SRH by 170+ runs after scoring 250+ and if they chase, there is no chance they can surpass KKR's net run rate . So RR not only packed PBKS's bags. They realised there is a lot of free baggage allowance and thrown MI's bag in there too. 16.1 Shivam Mavi to Rahul Tewatia, out Bowled!! That is it! KKR have recorded a massive 87-run win and have almost stormed into the playoffs. Slower delivery outside off stump, Tewatia slogged and lost shape, inside edge onto stumps. Rahul Tewatia b Shivam Mavi 44(36) [4s-5 6s-2] Shivam Mavi to Rahul Tewatia, THATS OUT!! Bowled!! Shivam Mavi [3.0-0-21-3] is back into the attack RR: 85-9 after 16 overs 15.6 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, spinning away outside off stump, left alone 15.5 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, turning from good length, Mustafizur plays inside the line and misses Slip, leg slip in place 15.4 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, defended off the back foot Mustafizur Rahman, left handed bat, comes to the crease Timeout . Every single run Tewatia and RR score will be gold for MI to manage that NRR situation. If you are an MI fan, hope Tewatia faces all the remaining balls. In case you didn't know, PBKS's tournament has already ended few minutes ago. 15.3 Narine to Rahul Tewatia, out Chetan Sakariya Run Out!! 1 run completed. Top edge, but safe. Oh confusion and Chetan Sakariya is runout. Tewatia played the sweep and got the edge, landed safely beyond backward square leg, Shakib attacks and fires a quick throw. Chetan Sakariya was sincere in trying to get Tewatia back on strike but the second was never on and KKR have got the ninth. Chetan Sakariya run out (Shakib/Karthik) 1(5) Narine to Rahul Tewatia, THATS OUT!! Run Out!! 15.2 Narine to Rahul Tewatia, no run, defends off the back foot 15.1 Narine to Chetan Sakariya, byes, 1 run, spinning back in, Sakariya looks to push off the front foot, beaten, Karthik fumbles to let Rahul Tewatia back on strike Load More Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, 54th Match

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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 86 runs

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 20 Wednesday October 2021 233137000000

KKR - 171/4 (20)
RR - 85 (16.1)

Cricinfo Commentary updated on 20 Wednesday October 2021 233137000000
CRR:  5.26

Player of the Match

Commentary

So a dramatic double-header day then. Two great victories. One not good enough to advance, but the other almost confirming a place in the top four. KKR have dragged this to a stage where we don't even need to wait for the match result tomorrow. If MI are to bowl, their tournament ends right there. As such they need a literally impossible 170+ run win. RCB will look for second place, but even that's highly improbable on NRR to upstage CSK. By the look of it, Qualifier 1 is DC v CSK in Dubai, Eliminator - RCB v KKR in Sharjah. We will tell you what exactly it is tomorrow. Join us for another double-header and for the first time, we have both games starting at the same time. See you!

Shivam Mavi | Player of the Match: I feel really good to do well on this wicket. The plan was to bowl wicket to wicket and to not give room because of the low bounce. When I was playing under-19, you need to keep learning. I learnt how to use the slower ball, when to bowl the yorker, I have learnt a lot here at KKR. I liked Dube's wicket. Feels nice to get wicket LBW or bowled as a bowler.

Eoin Morgan: Losing the toss and having to set was a difficult challenge. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill have been the shining lights for us in the second half. I thought we were brilliant to take the opportunities. If you got too hard too early here, you could get out. I thought our batters timed their assault very well. Shakib coming in and performing has made missing Andre Russell a little bit easier, because Russ is a genuine batter and bowler. We knew he recovers quickly, so we are assessing day by day. We did everything we had to do.

Lockie Ferguson: Great now (hamstring niggle), got through fine, was a little twinge. Last game was just a precautionary, glad it went well tonight. It was actually an enjoyable wicket to bowl on as a quick, it doesn't always happen in T20. The natural hard length, I tried to bowl as much as possible and same with Mavi. We got rewards with some staying a little bit low. Credit must go to the batters the way they went about their business and posted an above-par total on the pitch. Plan A (bowling more pacy deliveries) worked throughout, we obviously watched the game against Mumbai in the weekend. Mumbai bowled really well, trying to hit the top of sticks as much as possible and we got the results. We'll save the slower ones in the bank for another day. The medical team in KKR fantastic, they work day-and-night for us, particularly for me. (On Mavi) Impressive young bowler, he's obviously very clear in his plans. Bowls with pace which we love and gets a little bit of movement off the pitch. I was talking to him in the last few games as well, he bowled really well in the last two games that he played, didn't get all the rewards got a bit unlucky at times, but tonight managed to get some rewards. It's awesome see a young player like that develop over the last few years and he's a very loved team member of the side.

Sanju Samson: I think to be very honest it was a better wicket. It was staying a little low with the new ball but it was a better wicket. 171 was chaseable on this wicket. I think we wanted to get a good start. We needed a powerful powerplay. We wanted to execute whatever we planned but we didn't execute. I think if you look at the whole season, we have gone through many challenges. We showed character though and am proud of the boys. We won some close games and lost some easy ones. We need to play a better standard of cricket to win more games in this tournament. Everyone came up with positive vibes, People were ready to go out there and win games for us. Being the skipper, I changed the way I look at my innings. It was always about thinking about the match situations. I would have loved to win more games despite scoring a lot of runs.

Such an appalling show this from the Royals. There was nothing Royal about today for them, barring Tewatia. In fact RR started pretty well with the ball and KKR snatched the momentum back with Unadkat's final over. Gill, Rana, Tripathi.. everyone batted with intent and RR lost their way. 171 was well above par. PBKS needed RR to win within 11 overs, that didn't happen. At 35/7 in 9 overs, MI would have started packing their bags too. Tewatia fought with the bat too, but Mavi and Ferguson were just outstanding with their variations and accuracy. RR's batters didn't stay low enough on this pitch and were out bowled quite a few times. KKR have qualified for playoffs literally with the impossible NRR scenario for MI, but we will have to wait until tomorrow to officially announce that.

21:22 Local Time, 17:22 GMT, 22:52 IST: All smiles in the KKR effort. They came into the game needing a win. Boy, what a knockout punch they have delivered. The intent was there with the ball, bat and on the field too. Winning a T20 game by 86 runs is huge. We are hearing MI need to beat SRH by 170+ runs after scoring 250+ and if they chase, there is no chance they can surpass KKR's net run rate. So RR not only packed PBKS's bags. They realised there is a lot of free baggage allowance and thrown MI's bag in there too.

16.1 Shivam Mavi to Rahul Tewatia, out Bowled!! That is it! KKR have recorded a massive 87-run win and have almost stormed into the playoffs. Slower delivery outside off stump, Tewatia slogged and lost shape, inside edge onto stumps. Rahul Tewatia b Shivam Mavi 44(36) [4s-5 6s-2]

Shivam Mavi to Rahul Tewatia, THATS OUT!! Bowled!!

Shivam Mavi [3.0-0-21-3] is back into the attack

RR: 85-9 after 16 overs

15.6 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, spinning away outside off stump, left alone

15.5 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, turning from good length, Mustafizur plays inside the line and misses

Slip, leg slip in place

15.4 Narine to Mustafizur, no run, defended off the back foot

Mustafizur Rahman, left handed bat, comes to the crease

Timeout. Every single run Tewatia and RR score will be gold for MI to manage that NRR situation. If you are an MI fan, hope Tewatia faces all the remaining balls. In case you didn't know, PBKS's tournament has already ended few minutes ago.

15.3Narine to Rahul Tewatia, out Chetan Sakariya Run Out!! 1 run completed. Top edge, but safe. Oh confusion and Chetan Sakariya is runout. Tewatia played the sweep and got the edge, landed safely beyond backward square leg, Shakib attacks and fires a quick throw. Chetan Sakariya was sincere in trying to get Tewatia back on strike but the second was never on and KKR have got the ninth. Chetan Sakariya run out (Shakib/Karthik) 1(5)

Narine to Rahul Tewatia, THATS OUT!! Run Out!!

15.2 Narine to Rahul Tewatia, no run, defends off the back foot

15.1 Narine to Chetan Sakariya, byes, 1 run, spinning back in, Sakariya looks to push off the front foot, beaten, Karthik fumbles to let Rahul Tewatia back on strike