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  • 11:30 PM IST

    AND Dinesh Karthik finishes off in style. KKR deserved a win here after they put up a brilliant bowling performance. Karthik held in nerve till the end and took his team home defeating RR by 6 wickets.

  • 11:07 PM IST

  • 11:06 PM IST

    Dinesh Karthik is playing a good hand here along with Chris Lynn. They are in no hurry of scoring quick runs and not trying anything fancy. A wicket and two can help RR here.

  • 10:51 PM IST

    Dinesh Karthik needs to play a responsible innings here. Chris Lynn, however is playing a different game here. He is not playing his natural aggressive and attacking game but he is looking to stay in there and take KKR home.

  • 10:38 PM IST

    OUT! RR use the review and they use it well. Don’t know why the umpire thought it was missing the stumps but nevertheless it’s the wicket that matters. KKR are 3 down and under pressure.

  • 10:32 PM IST

    The partnership is slowly building here. RR need a wicket to stay on top. In the first innings we saw wickets falling right after the strategic time out. Do we see any other in this innings as well?

  • 10:15 PM IST

    OUT! Ben Stokes might have not done it with the bat but he is surely turning around things with the ball. He has picked up both the wickets and that off Sunil Narine and Robin Uthappa.

  • 10:04 PM IST

    Narine-storm ends. Stokes ends it. Gowtham, who was plundered for 21 off the first over, takes the catch. He is angry and understandably so.

  • 10:01 PM IST
    6 4 6 4 1 0 — Narine starts in a rollicking fashion. Not sure if it was a great call from Rahane to bowl Gowtham ahead of Archer. Stokes to bowl the second over. Stokes and Eden Gardens. Rings a bell?
  • 9:45 PM IST

    OUT!! RR innings come to an end. The slower one has worked for Prasidh. KKR need 143 to win. Who would have thought this would be the total after 6 overs. KKR will look to chase it down as fast as they can to keep up with the NRR.

KKR, RR, IPL 2018. Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane
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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals  updates: Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s coverage of the VIVO IPL 2018. We head to Match 49 where Dinesh Karthik led Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) will take on Ajinkya Rahane led Rajasthan Royals (RR) at Eden Gardens, Kolkata. We will bring you all the live updates of the match. At this point no team can afford to take any game lightly. Both KKR and RR are on 12 points and one point will take them to the third spot and a step closer for qualifying to the playoffs. KKR will go into this match with lot of confidence having posted a mammoth total of 245 against Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in their last match. Whereas, RR would also be all charged up after their last win against Mumbai Indians (MI). The big plus was KKR is the form of Sunil Narine. KKR have lost both their games in which Narine did not open and he has proved in the last game that the spot is made for him. Karthik is also contributing well with the bat in the end overs. For RR it is Jos Buttler who has only scored half-centuries since the promotion. Both the teams will look to win this one and climb the points table.

Editorial team of CricketCountry.