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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 25 runs
KKR
169/7 - 20/20 ov
RR
144/4 - 20/20 ov
Eliminator, Kolkata

And then there were three! At one stage, it looked as though RR had this chase sorted, but the wily spinners of KKR tied Rahane and Samson up in knots. In the end, they found themselves behind the eight ball, and once Rahane was out, it was game over. KKR are still well and truly cooking in this competition, and what a match we have on our hands on Friday, as they take on SRH. Make sure you join us for that!

MoM: Andre Russell

Karthik: "We were initially under the pump, so good on us to come back. Credit to Shubman Gill to absorb the pressure. He played some lovely shots. That eased the pressure off me, and then Andre was just special. In these kind of games the score doesn't matter, it's about believing. The par scores don't matter, but just how much you believe. The bowlers have picked their game and have bowled some good balls. Royals do spring a surprise, so you need to hold your nerve and execute your plans. Every game is important this stage. Next game, it's between two good teams competing."

Rahane: "I'm disappointed, especially the way we started with the ball. The dropped catch of Russell hurt. But when you start your chase so well, you generally win the game, but KKR bowled really well and that's disappointed us. I thought the total was gettable, and the partnerships between me and Rahul and me and Sanju were good. But credit to Kuldeep and the spinners. When me and Sanju were batting, we were trying to be positive. I told him to bat deep, but he got out. He tried well. With eight wickets in hand with five overs to go, we should've gotten the job done. Through the season, our bowlers have been great, but we need to improve on our batting for next season."

Kolkata Knight Riders win by 25 runs

End of Over 20 - 8 runs RR 144/4
Krishnappa Gowtham9* (7b 1x4)
Heinrich Klaasen*18* (18b 1x4)

Four! Pulled to fine leg to finish, but it's too little, too late!

19.6 P Krishna to K Gowtham, FOUR, 131.57 km/h short length going down leg.
19.5 P Krishna to H Klaasen, one run, 139.55 km/h full length going down leg.
19.4 P Krishna to K Gowtham, one run, 97.2 km/h full toss outside off stump.
19.3 P Krishna to K Gowtham, no run, 141.53 km/h full toss going down leg.
19.2 P Krishna to K Gowtham, two runs, 132.41 km/h full length outside off stump.
19.1 P Krishna to K Gowtham, no run, 134.98 km/h good length outside off stump.

34 required from the final over. KKR fans are dancing in fine style in the stands! They're almost there.

End of Over 19 - 6 runs RR 136/4
Heinrich Klaasen17* (17b 1x4)
Krishnappa Gowtham*2* (2b)
18.6 A Russell to H Klaasen, no run, 129.32 km/h short length on leg stump.
18.5 A Russell to H Klaasen, two runs, 138.24 km/h full toss on middle stump.
18.4 A Russell to K Gowtham, one run, 138.83 km/h short length on leg stump.

Singles won't do it for RR. Sixes required this over

18.3 A Russell to H Klaasen, one run, 141.94 km/h full length just outside off stump.
18.2 A Russell to K Gowtham, one run, 140.99 km/h full length just outside off stump.
18.1 A Russell to H Klaasen, one run, 134.39 km/h good length just outside off stump.

RR need a miracle now. They've disintegrated under the pressure at Eden Gardens. Not the first side to do that.

End of Over 18 - 3 runs, 1 wicket RR 130/4
Heinrich Klaasen*13* (13b 1x4)

Wicket! A fantastic over gets the wicket it deserved. Binny knows he has to go for broke, but slogs a slower ball straight to Lynn at square leg

17.6 P Krishna to S Binny, WICKET!!! S Binny is out c Chris Lynn b Prasidh Krishna, 107.98 km/h full toss outside off stump.
17.5 P Krishna to S Binny, no run, 131.69 km/h short length just outside off stump.
17.4 P Krishna to S Binny, no run, 140.64 km/h full toss outside off stump.
17.3 P Krishna to H Klaasen, one run, 141.05 km/h full length on middle stump.
17.2 P Krishna to H Klaasen, two runs, 141.09 km/h good length outside off stump.
17.1 P Krishna to H Klaasen, no run, 110.08 km/h good length outside off stump.

Another great over for KKR. RR stuttering in a chase once more. The spinners have done their job.

End of Over 17 - 8 runs, 1 wicket RR 127/3
Heinrich Klaasen*10* (10b 1x4)
Stuart Binny0* (0b)
16.6 P Chawla to H Klaasen, one run, 91.92 km/h good length just outside off stump.

Wicket! Is this the end of RR's IPL 2018 dreams? Samson smashes this high in the air going for the big shot. Not enough length on it, and Searles completes the catch. KKR storming ahead now

16.5 P Chawla to S Samson, WICKET!!! S Samson is out c Javon Searles b Piyush Chawla, 97.51 km/h good length on middle stump.
16.4 P Chawla to H Klaasen, one run, 94.28 km/h good length going down leg.

50 for Sanju Samson
That's 50 for Samson. It's been a fine innings, but he now needs to see his side home

16.3 P Chawla to S Samson, one run, 93.71 km/h good length going down leg.

Four! Slap! One of the rare bad balls from Chawla tonight, a juicy full toss, and Samson's not missing out. Smashed through cover

16.2 P Chawla to S Samson, FOUR, 121.64 km/h full toss just outside off stump.
16.1 P Chawla to H Klaasen, one run, 93.06 km/h full length on middle stump.
End of Over 16 - 8 runs RR 119/2
Heinrich Klaasen*7* (7b 1x4)
Sanju Samson45* (35b 3x4 2x6)
15.6 S Narine to H Klaasen, one run, 92.02 km/h good length on leg stump.

Four! Time to get fully inventive. Brings out the reverse sweep and gets it over short third man. Still not enough for RR!

15.5 S Narine to H Klaasen, FOUR, 92.61 km/h good length just outside off stump.
15.4 S Narine to S Samson, one run, 90.0 km/h short length on off stump.
15.3 S Narine to S Samson, no run, 86.67 km/h short length going down leg.
15.2 S Narine to H Klaasen, one run, 97.61 km/h short length just outside off stump.
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