Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) defeated Rajasthan Royals by 6 wickets in the match 49 of Vivo IPL 2018. RR got off to a flyer start after being asked to bat but lost their halfway as they were allout for 142, courtesy Kuldeep Yadav. Kuldeep finished with impressive figures of 4-0-20-4.

Sunil Narine smashed 21 off the first over but was out to Ben Stokes in the next over itself. Chris Lynn played well for his 45 before getting out. It was Dinesh Karthik with his knock of 41 who took KKR home. Ben Stokes managed to pick up 3 for 15 but failed to take his team home.

Jos Buttler, KKR, RR, IPL 2018
Jos Buttler missed his half century by 11 runs © PTI
Rahul Tripathi, Andre Russell
KKR celebrate the wicket of Rahul Tripathi © IANS
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav picks up 4 for 20 © IANS
Sunil Narine, Ben Stokes
Sunil Narine smashes 21 off the first over before getting out © IANS
Chris Lynn
Chris Lynn misses his 3rd half-century by 5 runs © IANS
Ben Stokes finished with impressive figures of 4-1-15-3 but faiked to take his team home © IANS
Ben Stokes finished with impressive figures of 4-1-15-3 but faiked to take his team home © IANS
Dinesh Karthik took KKR home with his unbeaten knock of 41 © IANS
Dinesh Karthik took KKR home with his unbeaten knock of 41 © IANS

Brief scores

Rajasthan Royals 142 all out in 19 overs [Rahul Tripathi 27 (15), Jos Buttler 39 (22), Jaydev Unadkat 26 (18); Prasidh Krishna 4-0-35-2, Andre Russell 3-0-13-2, Kuldeep Yadav 4-0-20-4] lost to Kolkata Knights Riders 145 for 4 in 18 overs [Sunil Narine 21 (7), Chris Lynn 45 (42), Nitish Rana 21 (17), Dinesh Karthik 41 (31)*; Ben Stokes 4-1-15-3] by 6 wickets

Man of the Match: Kuldeep Yadav