New Delhi | Jagran Sports Desk: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs in game 12 of the Indian Premier League 2020 at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wedesday.

Chasing a modest target of 175, Royals lost its top order in quick succession in early overs. Wickets continued to tumble for the team and even its protagonists of the historic run chase on Sunday — Rahul Tewatia and Sanju Samson — could not repeat the magic against Kolkata Knight Riders tonight. The team could only manage 137 at a loss of nine wickets at the end of 20th over.

Batting first, KKR went off to a slow start inside the powerplay and lost its opener Sunil Narine for just 15. A steady innings by Shubman Gill guided the team to 174 and the KKR bowlers did rest of the work for the team in the second innings.

Here are the latest updates from the match:

KKR beat RR by 37 runs.

Rajasthan Royals have managed to score just 137  at the end of 20th overs. Kolkata bowlers have guided the team to a 37-run win.

Rajasthan Royals’ hopes dashed as Rahul Tewatia departs for 14

Tewatia could not repeat the magic for Rajasthan Royals tonight. RR are six down now.

Wickets tumble in quick succession for Rajasthan Royals in 175-run chase

Rajasthan Royals have lost five wickets without even scoring 50 runs. Rahul Tewatia is in the middle. Can he be the hero for the team again?

Mavi removes Samson; Rajasthan two down inside powerplay

Shivam Mavi has dismissed Sanju Samson for just 8. Rajasthan Royals are two down inside powerplay in their 175-run chase.

Rajasthan lose Smith early in 175-run chase

Pat Cummins has dismissed Rajasthan Royals skipper Steve Smith for just three runs in the second over of the chase.

Steve Smith, Jos Buttler begin Rajasthan's 175-run chase

Jos Buttler has hit a six off Narine's fouth ball of the first over. Rajasthan Royals have scored 12 runs in the first over of their 175-run chase.

Kolkata Knight Riders set Rajasthan Royals a target of 175

Kolkata Knight Riders have set Rajasthan Royals a target of 175 in game 12 of the Indian Premier League. Rajasthan would be quite happy to restrict KKR for 174 after electing to bowl first. 

KKR five down

Rajasthan Royals have taken an upper hand in this game. Kolkata Knight Riders are five down now.

Archer dismisses Karthik for 1, Kolkata four down

The KKR skipper has been dismissed for just one. The team is in trouble now with four batsman back in the pavillion. 

Gill falls short of half-century

Shubman Gill has been dismissed just three runs short of his fifty. Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell are in the middle now. 

Tewatia breaks partnership, Rana departs for 22

Here's a crucial breakthrough for Rajasthan Royals. Rana departs for 22 just when the partnership was beginning to look threatening.

Kolkata innings is gaining momentum after shaky start.

Shubman Gill and Nitish Rana look in control at the moment. Kolkata Knight Riders' innings has gained momentum after a shaky start

KKR off to a slow start

Kolkata are off to a slow start inside the powerplay, though Shubman Gill looks in good form at the moment.

Unadkat provides early breakthrough, Narine departs for 15

Unadkat has dismissed Sunil Narine for 15. Kolkata Knight Riders are one down inside powerplay.

Steady start for Kolkata

Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine have given a steady start to Kolkata Knight Riders. Rajasthan are wicket-less after four wickets. 

Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine begin Kolkata's innings 

Shubman Gill and Sunil Narine have begun Kolkata Knight Riders' innings. Jofra Archer is with the new ball.

Both sides unchanged

Both sides are unchanged today. The two teams had won their respective last matches. 

Playing XI:

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler(wk), Steve Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Rahul Tewatia, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat

Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(c, wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Singh, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti

Rajasthan Royals opt to field

Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and opted to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders in game 12

Toss at 7 pm:

The toss between the two teams will be held at 7 pm today.

 

Posted By: Lakshay Raja