Rajasthan Royals’ clever bowling, aided by tight fielding, led to a six-wicket win over Kolkata Knight Riders at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Saturday.
Electing to bowl, the Royals restricted the Knight Riders to 133/9.
Despite losing wickets at regular intervals, the Royals chased down the modest target comfortably; courtesy, the collective hitting upfront by Yashasvi Jaiswal (22), Sanju Samson (42 not out off 41) and Shivam Dube (22).
RR vs KKR Highlights
Jos Buttler (5) lost his way after a Pat Cummins bullet hit the grille of his helmet. Dazed and confused, the Englishman was trapped in front of his stumps by specialist spin bowler Varun Chakravarthy.
After five flamboyant fours, Jaiswal’s adrenaline got the better of him as he attempted a drive off a Shivam Mavi delivery to find substitute fielder Kamlesh Nagarkoti at deep cover. But skipper Samson set a tent in the…