Live Updates

  • 11:26 PM IST

    THAT’s IT! KKR win by 7 wickets. Dinesh Karthik and Nitish Rana added 61 runs for the fourth wicket. This has been a superb show by KKR.

  • 11:07 PM IST

    RR vs KKR updates: Nitish Rana and Dinesh Karthik need to take KKR past the line. KKR need 35 off 4 overs. This has been a terrific performance by KKR in both fielding and batting.

  • 10:54 PM IST

    OUT! Robin Uthappa falls for 48. He misses his fifty by 2 runs. He and Sunil Narine added 69 runs for second wicket, before the latter fell for 35. K Gowtham has been brilliant so far, claiming two wickets.

  • 10:18 PM IST
    RR vs KKR updates: Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa have taken KKR to a brisk start. Both are looking to propel Kolkata to a early win. They have added 44 runs in no time. Uthappa has taken a liking to Jaydev Unadkat.
  • 9:57 PM IST

    OUT! Krishnappa Gowtham gets the prized wicket of Chris Lynn. Lynn beaten by pace, found his stumps knocked over. Robin Uthappa is the new man in .

  • 9:40 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals’ innings closes on 160 for 8 . Jos Buttler remained unbeaten on 24. Shivam Mavi gave 9 runs in the 20th over including 3 wides. Kolkata Knight Riders need 161 to win.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    OUT! Tom Curran gets his second. Shreyas Gopal gets his off stumps knocked over. He is on a hat-trick.

  • 9:27 PM IST

    OUT! K Gowtham goes for 12. Tom Curran deceives him with a slower ball. Gowtham hands a simple catch to Shivam Mavi at backward point. Shreyas Gopal joins Jos Buttler

  • 9:08 PM IST

    OUT! Rahul Tripathi falls for 15. Kuleep Yadav asked the batsmen to hit the ball over and top and Tripathi obliged. He gave a simple catch to Andre Russell. Jos Buttler will join Ben Stokes in the middle .

  • 9:01 PM IST

    OUT! Nitish Rana comes into the attack, and cleans up D’Arcy Short. Short falls 6 runs of his maiden IPL fifty. Rana picks his first wicket of the match. Time for some fireworks, Ben Stokes is out in the middle.

  • 8:40 PM IST

    OUT! Sanju Samson could not keep the pull shot away from the field. Shivam Mavi gets his second IPL wicket. Kuldeep Yadav makes no mistake. D’Arcy Short’s slowness is making it difficult for other to settle in.

  • 8:31 PM IST

    OUT! Dinesh Karthik gets his aim right. Ajinkya Rahane is run out for 36. Third time that one has witnessed a run out dismissal between Rahane and Short.

  • 8:29 PM IST

    RR vs KKR updates: 50 up for Rajasthan Royals. Short is trying to score as calmly as possible. Ajinkya Rahane meanwhile is dealing mostly in boundaries. Nitish Rana has been called on to bowl. No signs of Tom Curran or Shivam Mavi.

  • 8:15 PM IST

    RR vs KKR updates: Ajinkya Rahane suddenly opened a can of runs against Sunil Narine. He smacked the West Indies spinner for 4 boundaries in a row. With D’Arcy Short still trying to make a impression, it is up to Rahane to get into thick of things.

  • 8:01 PM IST

    RR vs KKR updates: Ajinkya Rahane and D’Arcy Short will open the batting for RR. It will be important that Short comes into his own. Interestingly, Piyush Chawla will open the bowling for KKR.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Karthik: “We are going to bowl first. Just the fact that it looks a good wicket and it will be same throughout. We will look to bat second and chase it down. Me and Ajinkya have played a lot and know how dark soil wickets play. It is pretty dark underneath to bind the surface together. Same team as well. Just the challenges of captaincy; getting the right XI and need to give the players in the XI a long run.

  • 7:41 PM IST

    Rahane: “As Dinesh said, the wicket is good so happy to bat first. We are playing the same team as the last game. A lot (enjoying captaincy). It is a different experience captaining different players from around the world.”

  • 7:40 PM IST
    Rajasthan Royals (XI): Ajinkya Rahane(c), D Arcy Short, Sanju Samson(wk), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Rahul Tripathi, Krishnappa Gowtham, Shreyas Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin

    Kolkata Knight Riders (XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(wk/c), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Tom Curran, Piyush Chawla, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav
  • 7:32 PM IST

    Both teams remain unchanged from their last games.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    TOSS: Dinesh Karthik has won the toss. KKR will field first.

Andre Russell, Kolkata Knight Riders,
Andre Russell will hold the key for KKR © AFP

Rajasthan Royals (RR) vs Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) Latest Updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of VIVO IPL 2018. We head to the Match 15 of the tournament where Rajasthan Royals (RR) will host Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Sawai Mansingh Stadium, Jaipur. We will be providing you with live updates, scores and interesting tweets from the social media.

Both, RR and KKR are on 4 points. KKR have played a game more. RR suffered a defeat in their opener against Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) but they followed that with wins against Delhi Daredevil (DD) and Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). Meanwhile, KKR beat RCB in their opener before succumbing to Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and SRH. They picked up a win against DD on Monday.

Sawai Mansingh Stadium has been a fortress for Royals over the years. They have won 9 consecutive games at this venue and they boast of 70 per cent wins here. Can KKR breach the fort? Obviously, it will be a tough ask but unlike RR, who have relied heavily on individual brilliance, KKR have pulled off team efforts. Head-to-head, KKR have won only 6 out of their 15 matches against RR.

Likely XIs

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane (c), D’Arcy Short, Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Jos Buttler (wk), K Gowtham, Shreyas  Gopal, Dhawal Kulkarni, Jaydev Unadkat, Ben Laughlin/Jofra Archer

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Raina, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Andre Russell, Shubman Gill, Piyush Chawla, Tom Curran, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav