KKR won the game comprehensively against Rajasthan at the end at Eden Gardens by 4 wickets to go up to the third place in the points table and thereby strengthen their chances of making the playoffs.
A responsible innings from Chris Lynn (45 from 42) laid the platform for KKR in a chase of 143. Dinesh Karthik 41* and Andre Russell then ensure that they take KKR home and add two more points to their tally. Sunil Narine 7 ball 21 run cameo helped things for KKR.
Earlier, Rajasthan was put into bat first and they got off to a rollicking start courtesy their openers. Both Buttler and Tripathi tonked the KKR bowlers and racked up 51 runs inside the powerplay. However, a superb bowling spell by Kuldeep Yadav (4 for 20) helped KKR pull back things in their favor in the second half of the Rajasthan innings.
This win thus takes KKR a step closer to the playoffs. Twitterverse, as always followed the game with intensity and had their opinion regarding the game. Here are the best tweets from the contest.
KKR seems to have decided on no NRR madness in this chase. Secure this win, and aim to win the next one to get to 16 and qualify.— Gaurav Kapur (@gauravkapur) May 15, 2018
Fine win for KKR. Rajasthan always struggling after Kuldeep bowled them out for sub-par score. Belated form shown by Stokes not good enough— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 15, 2018
In the five games that the @KKRiders have won chasing this year @DineshKarthik has remained not out on 4 occasions. He has amassed 255 runs in 144 balls in Matches Won. Skipper leading from the front ???????? One more of it and they will be through #KKRvRR— Hemang Badani (@hemangkbadani) May 15, 2018