Ipl 2018

Match 58, IPL 2018: KKR Knocks Out RR By 25 Runs

Match 58, IPL 2018 KKR vs RRvia

After a stunning last over victory for CSK in the first play-off match between SRH and CSK, the second play-off match was between KKR and RR. Whoever wins this match will play the third play-off with SRH and the winner of that match will face CSK in the final match of IPL 2018. Match 58, KKR vs RR was off for an interesting start. The match took place at Eden Gardens and RR won the toss and decided to bowl first. Here’s how Match 58 went down.


KKR Batting


The highest scorer for KKR in this match is Dinesh Karthik. He scored 52 runs off 38 balls with 4 boundaries and 2 sixers. Following him, Andre Russel scored 49 runs off 25 balls with 3 boundaries and 5 stunning sixers. Shubman Gill scored 28 runs off 17 balls and Chris Lynn scored 18 runs off 22 balls. The other batsmen Sunil Narine, Robin Uthappa, Nitish Rana, Javon Searles were all dismissed at single-digit scores.  At the end of 20 overs, the team had scored 169 runs in total off 7 wickets.


RR Bowling


The bowlers of the match were Krishnappa Gowtham (3.0), Jofra Archer (4.0), Jaydev Unadkat (2.0), Ish Sodhi (4.0), Shreyas Gopal (4.0), Ben Laughlin (3.0). Off which, Krishnappa, Jofra, and Ben Laughlin took 2 wickets each and Shreyas Gopal took 1 wicket. The most runs were scored in Ben Laughlin’s overs (3.0) 35 runs. They put pressure on the batsmen and hit the 20 overs limit with 169 runs in total to chase.


RR Batting

Sanju Samson scored a stunning half-century off 38 balls with 4 boundaries and 2 sixers. Following his score, Ajinkya Rahane scored 46 runs off 41 balls with 4 boundaries and a sixer. Rahul Tripathi scored 20, Heinrich scored 18 and Krishnappa Gowtham scored 9. They hit the end of the 20 overs with just 144 runs. The team could not chase the score (169) set by KKR.


KKR Bowling


The bowlers did a fantastic job of putting pressure on the batsmen. Though they did not score many wickets, they made sure they do not reach their target score and made it tough for them to chase. Piyush Chawla dismissed two wickets. Prasidh Krishna and Kuldeep Yadav both took 1 wickets each. Thus, at the end of 20 overs, they had dismissed 4 wickets for a total of 144 runs. As RR couldn’t hit the target score, the celebrations for KKR begun.



It was a victory for KKR. Now they will face SRH and whichever team wins, will face CSK in the finals. Match 58 was exciting and fun to watch. KKR won the match by 25 runs. What do you think about the match? Share your comments below.

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