Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Vivo IPL Eliminator Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals

Vivo IPL Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Eliminator Live Score

Two time champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would be hoping to put it past Rajasthan Royals (RR) when they face off in their Indian Premier League 2018 Eliminator match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata, on Wednesday. The Kolkata Knight Riders have outplayed Rajasthan Royals (RR) both in the home and away games this IPL season. If it was a 7 wicket win at Jaipur last month, KKR uneven up a comprehensive 6 wicket win over their rivals a week before at Eden en route to sealing their playoff berth. With 3 wins on the trot, Kolkata Knight Riders are on a roll as they clinched the last 4 berth for the 6th time. From posting the maximum total of the Vivo IPL season to stunning table-toppers SunRisers Hyderabad (SRH) in their last match, it has been a no nonsense approach for the Dinesh Karthik-led side.

To make it easier for them, Kolkata Knight Riders are the only team from the 4 qualifiers to get the home benefit in the Eliminator. The winner of Wednesday's match will face the loser of Qualifier 1, between SunRisers and Chennai Super Kings, in Qualifier 2 -- also to be held at Kolkata -- which will decide the second competitor of the final. Champions of the opening edition in 2008, Rajasthan Royals, on the other hand, have been greatly reliant on the alignment of their stars for their way into the playoffs. 

Kolkata Knight Riders       vs          Rajasthan Royals
169/7 (20)                                                  144/4 (20)

KKR Beat RR By 25 Runs

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajasthan Royals

Vivo IPL 2018 Live updates of Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) vs Rajasthan Royals (RR) Eliminator match, Live from Eden Gardens

Minus their top two English star performers -- Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes who were called for countrywide duty -- Rajasthan Royals were written off by many, but they managed to beat Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) in their final IPL league game on May 19 to keep their slender hopes energetic. The win, however, was still not enough as they needed two results to go in their favour to be eligible for the playoffs and eventually it went their way. 

Teams (from):

Kolkata Knight Riders: Dinesh Karthik (capt), Sunil Narine, Andre Russell, Chris Lynn, Robin Uthappa, Kuldeep Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Nitish Rana, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Mitchell Johnson, Shubman Gill, R. Vinay Kumar, Rinku Singh, Cameron Delport, Javon Searless, Apoorv Wankhade, Ishank Jaggi, Tom Curran. 

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (capt), Stuart Binny, Sanju Samson, Rahul Tripathi, D'Arcy Short, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jofra Archer, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ankit Sharma, Anureet Singh, Shreyas Gopal, Prashant Chopra, Sudhesan Midhun, Ben Laughlin, Mahipal Lomror, Aryaman Birla, Jatin Saxena, Dushmantha Chameera, Heinrich Klaasen, Ish Sodhi.


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