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IPL 2020: RR vs KKR Match 12 Highlights: Shubman Gill, disciplined bowling helps Kolkata stop Royals' juggernaut

IPL 2020: RR vs KKR Match 12 Updates: Royals batsmen blown away by clinical Kolkata bowlers

Dubai, September 30: Kolkata Knight Riders face a rampaging Rajasthan Royals in match number 12 of the ongoing Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium on Wednesday (September 29).

Rajasthan Royals have already become the team to watch out for with exceptional match-winning performances in their first two games. The Steve Smith-led side has scored 200+ scores in both their matches. The Royals stamped their authority when they chased down the highest tournament total of 224 against the Kings XI Punjab in their last match.

The Royals will be a formidable side as they lock horns with the Dinesh Karthik-led Kolkata Knight Riders. In their success, they have found two stars in Sanju Samson and Rahul Tewatia, who have outshone marquee players.

KKR have the biggest stars in Andre Russell to go along with reigning World Cup-winning English skipper Eoin Morgan, one of the best in limited-overs cricket. But both Morgan and Russell have got limited opportunities so far, having dropped down to No 5 and 6 respectively. The fixture might just finally see them bat higher up, especially the star Jamaican, who was their highest run-getter last season with 510 runs at an astonishing strike rate of 204.81.

Tonight promises to be another run feast and no target is unachievable this season. With the Royals at the other end, the Knight Riders batsmen will have to come out with all guns blazing if they are to stop the Rajasthan team's winning run. The teams batting first have won all five matches at the Dubai International Stadium in the ongoing edition.

Here Mykhel brings to you the updates from the match between RR and KKR:

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11:19 pm

Done and dusted! KKR defeat RR by 37 runs. Rajasthan Royals' unbeaten run comes to an end. Convincing win for Knight Riders over Steve Smith-led side. A lot of positives for the KKR side from this game as they secure their second win in the tournament.

11:18 pm

SIX!! Ankit Rajpoot hits Kuldeep straight down the ground and gets a maximum.

11:17 pm

Tom Curran hits three sixes in Sunil Narine's final over and he also brings up his fifty off 35 deliveries. RR - 126/9 in 19 overs.

11:14 pm

SIX!! Tom Curran charges down the ground and dispatches it into the stands for a maximum off Sunil Narine.

11:13 pm

Wicket! Kuldeep Yadav too gets a scalp. Jaidev Unadkat (9) pulls him and Nagarkoti takes another good catch in the deep. RR - 106/9 in 18 overs.

11:04 pm

100 up for Royals in 16.4 overs.

11:00 pm

Kuldeep Yadav has been introduced in the 16th over.

10:55 pm

Wicket! Jofra Archer (6) skies it high in the air and Kamlesh Nagarkoti takes a stunning running catch to end his knock. Varun gets another wicket. RR - 88/8 in 14.4 overs.

10:53 pm

SIX!! Jofra Archer muscles it over long-off against Chakravarthy.

10:50 pm

Caught! Shreyas Gopal (5) has to depart as Karthik takes a sharp catch behind the stumps. Narine gets a wicket after skipper went upstairs to review it. The ball had brushed past his gloves before hitting the pads. RR - 81/7 after 13.5 overs.

10:42 pm

Rajasthan reach 73/6 after 12 overs.

10:38 pm

Bowled! Tewatia (14) couldn't repeat his exploits from the last game. Googly from Varun Chakravarthy rattles through his stumps. RR - 66/6 in 10.5 overs. KKR bowlers are rocking!!

10:34 pm

SIX!! Tewatia slog sweeps Nagarkoti and hits his first maximum of the innings. He needs to be in the middle to keep his team in the hunt. RR - 61/5 after 10.

10:26 pm

50 comes up for Royals in 9 overs but they have lost 5 wickets in the run chase. Tewatia and Curran are in the middle.

10:19 pm

Wicket! Riyan Parag (1) hits Nagarkoti at and Shubman Gill takes a sharp catch at point. Second wicket for Nagarkoti in the over. RR - 42/5 in 7.4 overs.

10:15 pm

Wicket! Nagarkoti strikes on the first delivery as he dismisses Robin Uthappa (2). The batsman pulls him, but there wasn't much power to it. Shivam Mavi takes a simple catch in the deep. RR - Maiden IPL wicket for the young pacer. 41/4 in 7.1 overs.

10:10 pm

WICKET! Shivam Mavi is on fire as he gets another wicket. Jos Buttler (21) gives a simple catch to Varun Chakravarthy at short thirdman. RR - 39/3 in 6.3 overs.

10:07 pm

After powerplay, RR reach 39/2 in the run chase of 175.

10:03 pm

After 5 overs, Royals reach 36/2. Buttler and Uthappa are present in the middle. They need to forge a solid partnership in this run chase as Smith and Samson are back in the dug out.

09:58 pm

Wicket! Mis-hit from Sanju Samson (8) off Shivam Mavi and Sunil Narine takes a simple catch at mid-on. RR - 30/2 in 4.1 overs.

09:56 pm

SIX!! Superb Shot from Jos Buttler as he plays a paddle-scoop against Cummins and gets a maximum. Innovation at it's best. KKR - 30/1 after 4 overs.

09:48 pm

Four! Samson gets off the mark as he flicks Shivam Mavi's delivery towards the fine-leg boundary. It wasn't a bad delivery but Sanju made it look ridiculously easy.

09:45 pm

Wicket! Pat Cummins strikes in the first over itself and dismisses Steve Smith for 3. Bottom edge from Smith's bat, Karthik takes a good catch behind the stumps. RR - 15/1 after 2 overs.

09:45 pm

Wicket! Pat Cummins strikes in the first over itself and dismisses Steve Smith for 3. Bottom edge from Smith's bat, Karthik takes a good catch behind the stumps. RR - 15/1 after 2 overs.

09:40 pm

Pat Cummins bowls the second over for KKR!

09:39 pm

SIX!! Jos Buttler hits Narine over mid-wicket for a maximum. Superb shot from the English opener. RR - 12/0 after 1st over.

09:37 pm

2nd innings! Steve Smith and Jos Buttler begin RR's run chase. Sunil Narine starts with the new ball.

09:25 pm

A sensible knock from England Eoin Morgan: First 12 balls: 8 runs Last 11 balls: 26 runs

09:25 pm

A sensible knock from England Eoin Morgan: First 12 balls: 8 runs Last 11 balls: 26 runs

09:21 pm

End of the first innings! Kolkata Knight Riders post 174/6. RR need 175 to win this game. Gill - 47 & Morgan 33* top-score for KKR.

09:16 pm

SIX!!! Morgan dispatches Tom Curran over mid-wicket for a biggie.

09:14 pm

After 19 overs, KKR reach 158/6. Nagarkoti keeps the strike as he takes a single on the final delivery of the 19th over bowled by Ankit Rajpoot.

09:12 pm

Four! Kamlesh Nagarkoti gets a boundary as he clears the ball over mid-off.

09:09 pm

OUT! Pat Cummins (12) top-edges Tom Curran and Sanju Samson takes a stunning catch at deep mid-wicket. Remember Samson is a wicketkeeper. KKR - 149/6 in 18 overs.

09:06 pm

Four! Morgan welcomes Tom Curran with a brilliant boundary towards the cover region.

09:05 pm

SIX!! Uppercut from Morgan towards deep cover-point. Tom Curran failed to catch and result maximum. Archer concedes 15 from his final over. KKR - 141/5 in 17 overs.

09:02 pm

Four! On the up-shot from Cummins and the ball races towards the cover region.

09:00 pm

Tom Curran concedes just 7 from that over and KKR reach 127/5 in 16 overs. 4 overs remaining, KKR hope Eoin Morgan finishes with a flourish.

08:47 pm

Bouncer from Ankit Rajpoot and it hits Eoin Morgan's helmet. The physio is in the middle to check for a concussion.

08:46 pm

Big Wicket! Andre Russell hit it straight to deep backward point and Unadkat takes the catch. Ankit Rajpoot gets the wicket of the big man. Brilliant captaincy from Steve Smith again. KKR - 115/5 in 14.2 overs.

08:43 pm

W,0,0,1,1,0! 2 runs and the wicket of captain Dinesh Karthik from that Jofra Archer over. KKR - 108/4 in 14 overs.

08:38 pm

Wicket! Dinesh Karthik (1) nicks Jofra Archer and Jos Buttler takes a simple catch. KKR - 106/4 in 13.1 overs. Two wickets already for Archer.

08:35 pm

SIX!! Another powerful slog sweep from Russell against Gopal and result is the same. He mistimes on the next delivery but the ball lands in no man's land, Russell gets 2 more. KKR - 106/3 after 13.

08:34 pm

SIX!! Andre Russell show is ON as he sweeps that Shreyas Gopal delivery and dispatches it into the second-tier.

08:27 pm

Big Wicket! Jofra Archer gets rid of dangerous Gill (47). Gill plays it across and gets a leading edge and Archer pouches it comfortably. KKR 0 89/3 in 11.1 overs.

08:21 pm

Wicket! Rahul Tewatia gets the breakthrough for his team. Nitish Rana (22) looked to clear him over the long-off, fails to connect and Riyan Parag takes a good catch. Tewatia continues to impress. KKR - 82/2 after 10 overs.

08:17 pm

Four! Nitish Rana cuts Rahul Tewatia and the ball races towards the square boundary.

08:15 pm

Four! Gill ends Gopal's over with a brilliant shot down the ground at long-on. He's played the leg-spinner brilliantly so far. KKR - 76/1 after 9 overs.

08:13 pm

Four! Another superb shot from Gill as he hits Shreyas Gopal towards mid-wicket for a boundary.

08:07 pm

SIX!! Nitish Rana welcomes Riyan Parag with a maximum. Inside-out shot over extra cover from the southpaw.

08:05 pm

Four! Gill gets a boundary on the final ball of Shreyas Gopal's over. Fifty up for KKR in 7 overs.

08:01 pm

End of the powerplay and KKR post 42/1! Gill - 19* and Rana - 4* are present into the middle. Good effort for them after a slow start.

07:59 pm

Four! Nitish Rana gets off the mark as he hits Tom Curran over point and gets a boundary. Brilliant shot.

07:53 pm

Bowled! Unadkat comes back strongly after getting hit for a six and a boundary. The left-arm seamer rattles the Sunil Narine's (15) middle stump with a slower one. KKR - 36/1 after 5 overs.

07:51 pm

Four! Sunil Narine finds the gap towards offside and gets a boundary.

07:51 pm

SIX!! Slower one from Unadkat and Sunil Narine picks it well to smash it over mid-wicket for a maximum.

07:48 pm

After 4 overs, KKR reach 25/0.

07:44 pm

Dropped! Sunil Narine tries to clear Jaydev Unadkat but the ball hits the bottom of the bat. Robin Uthappa drops a sitter at mid-on. KKR - 14/0 after 3 overs. Catching has been troublesome in Dubai.

07:40 pm

Narine hasn't been in form with the bat, this season.

07:37 pm

SIX!! Shubman Gill hit Ankit Rajpoot straight down the ground for a maximum. Superb timing from the batsman.

07:36 pm

Pacy first over from Archer: 1st ball - 147 kmph 2nd ball - 150.7 kmph 3rd ball - 149.9 kmph 4th ball - 147.8 kmph 5th ball - 150 kmph 6th ball - 145+ kmph

07:30 pm

1st innings! Sunil Narine and Shubman Gill are into the middle to open KKR's batting. Jofra Archer will bowl the first over for Royals.

07:06 pm

Kolkata Knight Riders (Playing XI): Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik(w/c), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.

07:06 pm

Rajasthan Royals (Playing XI): Jos Buttler(w), Steven Smith(c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.

07:05 pm

Toss update: RR captain Steve Smith wins toss and elects to bowl. KKR will bat first. Both the teams remain unchanged.

06:51 pm

Smith Vs Karthik!

06:46 pm

The stadium is ready for the highly-anticipated contest.

 
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Story first published: Wednesday, September 30, 2020, 17:40 [IST]
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