IPL 2021: Morris-Samson shines in Rajasthan's win over Kolkata - Newztezz Online


Sunday, April 25, 2021

IPL 2021: Morris-Samson shines in Rajasthan's win over Kolkata

The Rajasthan Royals registered a second win in IPL 2021, beating the Kolkata Knight Riders by six wickets on the strength of the bowlers and the captaincy innings of Sanju Samson. 
The Royals achieved the target of 134 runs, losing four wickets thanks to Samson's unbeaten 42 runs with seven balls left in the 19th over. With this win, Rajasthan team reached the sixth place in the table with four points while KKR reached the bottom of the eighth position with two points. Samson hit two fours and a six in his 41-ball unbeaten innings. He got the good support of David Miller, who scored 24 runs in 23-ball unbeaten innings with the help of three fours. Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shivam Dubey contributed 22-22 runs.

Earlier, Rajasthan's KKR were bowled out for 133 runs for nine wickets due to a superb performance by bowlers led by Chris Morris. Maurice took four wickets for 23 runs in four overs while Jaydev Undkat, Chetan Sakaria and Mustafizur Rahman got one success each. Rahul Tripathi contributed the highest 36 runs for KKR. He hit two sixes and a four in a 26-ball innings.

Cautious batting of rajasthan

Rajasthan opener Jaiswal, who came out to chase the target, got a life in the first over. His catch was dropped by Shubman Gill off Shivam Mavi. Jaiswal hit two consecutive fours in the next over against Pat Cummins. KKR captain Morgan handed the ball to Varun Chakraborty in the fourth over and the spinner trapped Butler on the second ball after eating a four off the first ball. Mavi drove Jaiswal in the fifth over of the innings. He scored 22 runs in 17 balls. Shivam Dubey then hit a six against Sunil Narine, which made Rajasthan score 50 for two after the power play.

Dubey hit a four in the 11th over against Chakraborty but after one ball, the famous Krishna was caught. Gill donated life to Rahul Tevatiya off the ball of Chakraborty in the 13th over. However, Tevatiya failed to take advantage of this and in the next over, he was caught by the established player Kamlesh Nagerkoti in a round of big shot from the famous Krishna ball. Samson gave Rajasthan the victory by taking a run on the fifth Gayd of the 19th over.

Kolkata batsmen disappointed

After getting the batting invitation earlier, apart from Rahul Tripathi (36), no KKR batsman could play comfortably. After being economical for the first two overs, Nitish Rana hit the first four of the innings off Jaydev Unadkat in the third over, while in the next over, Shubman Gill drove Mustafizur to the boundary. After two balls Yashasvi Jaiswal dripped Gill's catch. Gill, however, failed to take advantage of this and was run out in an attempt to steal a run in the sixth over. Butler's direct throw ended his 19-ball 11-run innings. In the power play, KKR could only score 25 runs on one wicket.

While Rahul Tripathi stepped on the crease and hit a four off his first ball against Unadkat, Rana hit the first six of the innings on the last ball of this over. Sakariya, who came for bowling in the ninth over, made Rana walk after getting caught by wicketkeeper Samson. He scored 22 runs in 25 balls. After this, Sunil Narine, who came to bat, hit a four on his first ball. Unadkat, however, showed the path to the pavilion before Naren became dangerous. Naren failed to read his slow ball and Jaiswal took a brilliant catch and finished his six-ball innings. KKR scored 53 runs in 10 overs with three wickets.

Morgan out without opening account

Tripathi welcomed Maris' second spell in the 11th over with a six over fine leg. On the next ball, captain ON Morgan was run out unfortunate without coming on strike. Tripathi hit a fine straight drive but the ball hit Morgan's bat and went to Maurice and he did not delay in scattering the balls. Tripathi then welcomed Tewatia in the 12th over with a six, while Dinesh Karthik hit his first four in his next over. Mustafizur then trapped Tripathi in the 16th over with a slow ball. He was caught catching Ryan Pollen in the circle of making a big shot.

Andre Russell (nine runs off seven balls) opened his hand against Maurice for a six in the 17th over, but two balls later he was caught by David Miller at long on boundary. In the same over, Sakaria caught Karthik's brilliant catch and finished his 25-ball innings in 24 balls. Cummins (10) hit a six against Maurice on the first ball of the 20th over, but was caught by Parag on the next ball. Maurice bowled Shivam Mavi (05) on the last ball of the innings and achieved the fourth success.

No comments:

Post a Comment