KKR vs RR, IPL 2021: Gill, bowlers help KKR crush RR to qualify for playoffs

Rajasthan Royals won the toss and choose to field first. Four changes for them, Livingstone, Morris, Anuj Rawat, and Unadkat comes in. Kolkata Knight Riders also made a change, Lockie Ferguson is back in the squad.

Kolkata Knight Riders had a terrific start. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill gave 79 runs of the opening stand before Tewatia gets Iyer (38). Shubman Gill was outstanding today, he took the responsibility and scored 56 runs off 44 balls.

Shubman Gill after scoring fifty

The good thing for KKR was their out-of-form skipper Morgan (13) scored some runs today. A collective effort from the team takes their score to 171-4. Rajasthan’s bowling was clueless, not even a single bowler dominated. Morris, Sakariya, Tewatia, and Phillips get 1 wicket each.

In response, KKR outclassed RR, the very first over Jaiswal (0) departs. Ferguson and Mavi crushed Rajasthan’s batting, RR was 35-7. Rahul Tewatia gave some joy to RR fans as he fights back. It looked like every RR batsman gave up after the first inning.

Tewatia scored 44 runs, he saved RR from creating a shameful history. Brilliant bowling from KKR, Mavi gets 4 wickets for 21 runs, Ferguson gets 3 wickets for 18 runs. Eventually, KKR thrashed RR by 86 runs and they stormed into the playoffs. Rajasthan Royal’s lose not only finished Punjab Kings but Mumbai Indian’s campaign in this IPL 2021. Kolkata Knight Riders will face Royal Challengers Bangalore in Eliminator on 11th October.

Shivam Mavi gets the player of the match award for his outstanding bowling (4 for 21).


  1. What is the current net run rate of KKR in IPL 2021?

Ans. The net run rate of KKR after 14 matches is +0.587.

2. Which are the 4 teams that qualified for playoffs of IPL 2021?

Ans. Delhi Capitals, Chennai Super Kings, Royal Challengers Bangalore, and Kolkata Knight Riders.

3. Which teams are going to play in Eliminator of IPL 2021?

Ans. Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kolkata Knight Riders.

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