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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.

  • 9:34 PM IST

    OUT! RR are 9 down now and in big big trouble here. In the first 6 overs it seemed like Karthik made a wrong decision of bowling first but the bowlers made sure it was a good decision.

  • 9:19 PM IST

  • 9:14 PM IST

    OUT!! Kuldeep Yadav gets one more and it is the wicket of Ben Stokes. Kuldeep has carried on the extra responsibility with Piyush Chawla missing. Stokes was the last man standing for RR but he has to depart for 11. Ish Sodhi joins Unadkat in the middle.

  • 9:02 PM IST

    OUT!! What a turnover for KKR. They surely decided on some strategy during the time-out and it seems to work wonders for them. First the important wicket of Buttler on 39 and then the wickets of Stuart Binny and Sanju Samson. RR in trouble here.

  • 8:42 PM IST

  • 8:40 PM IST

    OUT! KKR have managed to pick one more wicket and it is the captain this time. Rahane looking to play a reverse sweep off Kuldeep Yadav missed it completely as the LED lights lit up in behind.

  • 8:26 PM IST

    RR are off to a flyer after the first tight over. Tripathi was the one who started the carnage in the second over but it was Buttler who took it forward. However, RR have got the wicket of Rahul Tripathi but the wicket they need is of Buttler.

  • 8:04 PM IST

    Shivam Mavi who is in for injured Piyush Chawla bowled a tight first over against the likes of Jos Buttler and Rahul Tripathi. Buttler due to his brilliant performance in IPL has been selected in the Test side which means this will well be his last game in IPL. Big blow for RR.

  • 7:45 PM IST

    Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Ajinkya Rahane(c), Sanju Samson, Ben Stokes, Rahul Tripathi, Stuart Binny, Jofra Archer, Krishnappa Gowtham, Jaydev Unadkat, Ish Sodhi, Anureet Singh

  • 7:34 PM IST

    Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Andre Russell, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Nitish Rana, Shubman Gill, Javon Searles, Prasidh Krishna, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav

  • 7:34 PM IST

    KKR have won the toss and opted to bowl. The crowd would have wanted them to bat first with the performance they put up in the last match against KXIP. However, RR too have something to offer in their batting and that is Jos Buttler.

KKR, RR, IPL 2018. Dinesh Karthik, Ajinkya Rahane

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.