Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) have beaten Rajasthan Royals (RR) by a margin of 25 to enter the Qualifier 2 of Vivo IPL 2018. KKR were under pressure as they were 51 for 4 under 8 overs. It was Dinesh Karthik (52) and Andre Russell (49*) got KKR to a fighting total of 169. RR started well with the chase as they were 109 for 1 at one point but the KKR spinners kept things tight taking wickets. Sanju Samson fought hard with his 50 but failed to take RR home. KKR will now play SRH on May 25 in Eden gardens.

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RR players celebrate the wicket of Robin Uthappa for 3 © IANS
Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik took KKR to a competitive total with his knock of 52 © IANS
Andre Russell
Andre Russell smashed unbeaten 49 off 25 © IANS
Rahul Tripathi
KKR celebrate the wicket of Rahul Tripathi © IANS
Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane missed his half-century by 4 runs © IANS

 

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KKR win by 25 runs to play SRH in Qualifier 2 © IANS

Brief scores:

Kolkata Knight Riders 169 for 7 in 20 overs [Dinesh Karthik 52 (38), Shubman Gill 28 (17), Andre Russell 49 (25); Krishnappa Gowtham 3-0-15-2, Jofra Archer 4-0-33-2] beat Rajasthan Royals 144 for 4 in 20 overs [Ajinkya Rahane 46 (41), Sanju Samson 50 (38); Piyush Chawla 4-0-24-2, Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-18-1)