KKR inch closer to the playoffs
Kolkata Knight Riders won the game by 6 wickets after beating Rajasthan Royals at home. The bowlers, DK and Chris Lynn took their team home after a convincing and strong win over the Royals.
142 was never going to threaten, surely not on a small ground, surely not with dew setting in, surely not when the Royals bowling has lacked teeth and surely not when the opposition ranks have batsmen in such form. Stokes did pull things back at the start after the first over the carnage, Sodhi did do it in the middle overs, but a boundary an over elsewhere was never going to help their cause. Meanwhile, Lynn anchored well, the others played around and Karthik, who's made it a habit, finished in style.