KKR vs RR: Twitter Reacts As KKR Arrest 5-Match Losing Streak, Defeat RR By 6 Wickets
KKR vs RR: Twitter Reacts As KKR Arrest 5-Match Losing Streak, Defeat RR By 6 Wickets

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) finally managed to get over the line after 5 failed attempts as they defeated Rajasthan Royals (RR) in their return leg at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

Coming into the game, KKR was on a losing streak and another loss would have dented their chances. They opted to bowl first and let Rajasthan do what they do best – defend totals.

Devdutt Padikkal fell early to Umesh Yadav and the onus was once again on Jos Buttler. He played a scratchy 25-ball 22 before falling to Tim Southee. Sanju Samson then played the role of the anchor while others chipped in with cameos.

Umesh Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)
Umesh Yadav (Image Credits: Twitter)

Samson top-scored with a rather uncharacteristic 49-ball 54 where he just couldn’t accelerate. Shimron Hetmyer played a crisp 13-ball 27 at the end which propelled the total to 152/5.

In response, Aaron Finch’s woes continued as he fell to the pacy Kuldeep Sen. Baba Andrajith opened the innings in the absence of Venkatesh Iyer, who was dropped. He couldn’t contribute much, falling after scoring 15.

Shreyas Iyer and Nitish Rana then stitched a 60-run partnership which steadied the innings before the impressive Rinku Singh applied the finishing touches on the game with an excellent cameo (42 off 23 balls).

Rinku Singh, KKR
Rinku Singh (Image Credit: Twitter)

The win takes KKR above Punjab Kings and into the seventh spot. As for Rajasthan, the loss means they miss the chance to go into the top two and will remain in the third spot for the time being.

Here’s how Twitter reacted to KKR vs RR:

 

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