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IPL 2018 Eliminator: KKR beat RR by 25 runs, to play SRH for finals berth

Author: Heena Sharma
by Heena Sharma
Posted: May 24, 2018
kolkata knight In IPL 2018 eliminator, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals to reach Eliminator 2, where they would play Sunrisers Hyderabad. Winner of that game will play CSK on 27th

IPL 2018 News: In the Eliminator of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2018, Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs, thanks to the brilliant death bowling by Prashidh Krishan and Andre Russell. Cruising for the most part of the game, RR lost the plot in the 16th over after Rahane's dismissal. Piyush Chawla came to bowl 17th. Samson completed his 50 by hitting a four over covers. Samson hit one high in the air and was caught at the boundary. He made 50 runs. Prasidh came to bowl the 18 and bowled dot after dot. Binny was dismissed for a duck. Prasidh gave only 3 runs his over. RR needed 40 from 12 balls. Russell came to bowl the penultimate the over. Only 6 runs came from his over. RR needed 34 from 6 balls. Prasidh bowled the last over and gave just 8 runs to seal the victory for KKR.

Kolkata Knight Riders assistant coach Simon Katich said his team is looking to ride the new-found momentum when it takes on Rajasthan Royals in the IPL Eliminator 2018 in today’s IPL match. Kolkata suffered back to back losses to Mumbai Indians that included their heaviest defeat in the IPL when they were humiliated by 102 runs at home to slip out of top-four. But the Dinesh Karthik-led side scripted a remarkable turnaround posting the highest total of the season -- 245/6 -- en route to winning three on the trot to clinch a playoff berth for the sixth time. "To be able to put that behind mentally, go back and be able to regroup is testament to the group and character of the team. We would like to think that it would hold us in good stead for IPL Eliminator 2018," Katich told reporters at Eden Gardens

The team head to head ahead of IPL Eliminator 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals (KKR vs RR):

Matches: 18

Kolkata Knight Riders won: 9

Rajasthan Royals won: 9

At the Eden Gardens:

Matches: 7

Kolkata Knight Riders won: 6

Rajasthan Royals won: 1

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