KKR vs RR Live Score, IPL 2022 updates: Anukul gets Nair to leave Rajasthan three down

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Hello and welcome to Sportstar’s LIVE coverage of the IPL 2022 match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders from the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.

OUT! Nair steps out to Anukul and pulls this straight to deep square leg, where Rinku Singh clings on to a well-judged catch.

RR 90/2 in 13 overs: FOUR! Full on the pads from Southee and Samson clips it behind for a four. The keeper leaps to his left but misses. Pushes off the back-foot behind point for one. FOUR! Nair finally gets a convincing connection off the bat. Makes room outside off and muscles this over the covers and to the boundary. Single to end the over.

RR 78/2 in 12 overs: Narine comes back to put the skids on the scoring. Pulls his length back and the batters push off the back-foot for a couple of single. Nair sweeps and gets a top edge behind square leg for one. Four singles from the over.

RR 74/2 in 11 overs: Full outside off from Mavi and Samson slices to deep point for a single. Nair makes room outside off, but the ball is too straight on the stumps and he just gets a single to long-on off the inside half of the bat. FOUR! Pure class! Samson clears his front leg and plays a lofted cover-drive over the infield for a boundary. FOUR! Shorter on a similar line and this one is cut behind point to make it two fours from two balls. Fuller on off stump and this is driven to long-on for one. Nair stays back and guides this to third man for a single and keeps strike.

RR 62/2 in 10 overs: Anukul into his third over now. Length ball, sliding with the arm down leg-side and clipped for a single by Nair at to mid-wicket. Slightly shorter, Samson hops and pushes to long-on for one more. Three singles in a row. Two dots and a single to end the over. Anukul is mixing his length well and also  changing his pace.

RR 58/2 in 9 overs: Tim Southee into the attack. Starts off with a wide ball outside leg. Full on middle and Samson flicks it for a single at mid-wicket. FOUR! Buttler gets an inside edge to the fine-leg boundary as he swings across the line in front of the stumps. OUT! Buttler looks to clear the long-on boundary off this yorker but finds Mavi in the deep and KKR has got the big chance. Jos Buttler c Shivam Mavi b Tim Southee 22(25b 3×4 0x6). Karun Nair at the crease. Starts off with a single to fine-leg. One more for Samson to third man. Nair keeps strike with a single off the last ball.

Shivam Mavi of Kolkata Knight Riders takes the catch to dismiss Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals.   –  SPORTZPICS

 

RR 49/1 in 8 overs: FOUR! Samson steers this length ball behind point for a boundary. Samson takes a single. Buttler paddles this to fine-leg for a couple. Anukul slides and cuts it off and almost parries it back on the rope while trying to pick it up.

RR 41/1 in 7 overs: Mavi into the attack. Two dots to start with. Buttler swings and misses outside off. Sprayed on the pads down leg-side and Buttler clips it to square leg for a couple. Clean work by Russell in the deep prevents a boundary. Slower one outside off and Buttler hangs back and drives straight to mid-off. Buttler looks to launch this over the bowler’s head but doesn’t get the distance and it lands between mid-on and mid-off for a single. Dot to finish as Mavi darts in another slower one outside off.

RR 38/1 in 6 overs: Anukul into his second over. Bowls the first one outside off and then angles in the next one, which Buttler pushes for one. A couple of singles at long-off as Anukul tosses it up outside off, allowing the right-handers to drive. Samson shimmies out of his crease and puts this over the bowler’s head for a couple. SIX! Crisply lofted over the covers. Backs outside leg stump, makes room on the off-side and goes inside out with elegance.

RR 27/1 in 5 overs: FOUR! Full on off stump line and Buttler drives it through the covers, punishing the half-volley. Good comeback. On a length, angling into Buttler, and he defends it back to the bowler off the back-foot. Straying down leg-side and wide called. Short of a length outside off and Buttler jabs it on the leg-side for one. Good, mean bouncer and Samson ducks under it. The buzzer goes off however and that is a no-ball. Free-hit coming up! FOUR! Full outside off, Samson digs it out to the third man boundary. FOUR! Samson drives over the covers, just out of reach of a leaping Tim Southee. Dot to end.

RR 12/1 in 4 overs: Narine into the attack. Buttler gets a single after a couple of dots. FOUR! Samson hangs back a bit and carves this between point and cover and to the boundary. Just four from the over.

RR 7/1 in 3 overs: OUT! A yorker on middle and leg and Padikkal pushes it straight back to Umesh. Devdutt Padikkal c & b Umesh Yadav 2(5b). Samson comes in a crisply drives a length ball to mid-off for a dot. Three dots in a row as Samson continues driving down the ground but cannot clear the fielder. This one is on leg-side and he tucks it on leg-side but no runs. Maiden wicket as Samson pushes to cover and sends Buttler back.

RR 7/0 in 2 overs: Left-arm spinner Anukul from the other end. Two dot balls to start with as Padikkal stays in his crease to defend. Goes back in his crease and pushes this through mid-on for a single. Full on middle and driven by Buttler through covers for one more. Length ball on the pads and Padikkal tucks it off his hips for another single. Dot to end as Buttler misses a leg-side delivery after stepping out.

RR 4/0 in 1 over: The players are out on the field for live action. Jos Buttler and Devdutt Padikkal are out to open the innings. Umesh Yadav has the new ball. Umesh to Buttler from over the wicket. Pitched up, shapes away from fifth stump line and Buttler shoulder arms. Straighter on off stump, a bit of away movement again and Buttler defends  with ease. FOUR! Full and straight. Buttler just pushes it past mid-on and the timing on it takes it all the way to the boundary. Umesh runs in but Buttler pulls out. Buttler looks to drive outside off, but it is not full enough and he gets a thick inside edge and almost chops on. Beaten! A gem of a delivery. It shapes away and beats Buttler’s outside edge. Another inside edge to end the over.

KKR VS RR PLAYING XI

Kolkata Knight Riders Playing XI: Aaron Finch, Anukul Roy, Shreyas Iyer (c), Baba Indrajith (wk), Nitish Rana, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Umesh Yadav, Tim Southee, Shivam Mavi.

Rajasthan Royals Playing XI: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Karun Nair, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Prasidh Krishna, Kuldeep Sen, Yuzvendra Chahal.

TOSS: Kolkata Knight Riders has won the toss and elected to bowl. Two changes for KKK – Shivam Mavi and Anukul Roy are in. Venkatesh Iyer misses out. For Rajasthan Royals, Karun Nair replaces Daryl Mitchell.

PITCH REPORT: The boundaries are 66m and 73m square of the wicket. It is a hard and dry surface with a bit of turn on offer. This is the same pitch that was used for the LSG vs DC game yesterday. Matthew Hayden reckons it will be a high scoring contest.

18:50 IST: Anukul Roy will make his KKR debut today after receiving his cap from Rinku Singh.

IPL 2022 AT WANKHEDE STADIUM (STATS)

Total matches played: 12

Batting first won: 6

Batting second won: 6

Average first innings score: 172

Average first innings winning score: 188

Highest first innings score: 222/2

Lowest score successfully defended: 165/6

Highest score successfully chased: 196

RR AT WANKHEDE STADIUM IN IPL 2022

RR 222/2 (20 overs) beat DC 207/8 (20 overs) by 15 runs

RR 165/6 (20 overs) beat LSG 162/8 (20 overs) by three runs

RR 169/3 (20 overs) lost to RCB 173/6 (19.1 overs) by four wickets

KKR AT WANKHEDE STADIUM IN IPL 2022

KKR 146/9 (20 overs) lost to DC 150/6 (19 overs) by four wickets

KKR 141/4 (14.3 overs) beat PBKS 137 (18.2 overs) by six wickets

KKR 133/4 (18.3 overs) beat CSK 131/5 (20 overs) by six wickets

IPL 2022 AT WANKHEDE STADIUM (LAST FIVE MATCHES)

Lucknow Super Giants beat Delhi Capitals by six runs

Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets

Gujarat Titans beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by five wickets

Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings by 11 runs

Lucknow Super Giants beat Mumbai Indians by 36 runs

RR vs KKR PREDICTED XI

Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler, Devdutt Padikkal, Sanju Samson (c) (wk), Rassie van der Dussen, Shimron Hetmyer, Riyan Parag, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Sen, Prasidh Krishna.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Aaron Finch, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer (c), Sheldon Jackson (wk), Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Sunil Narine, Aman Khan, Umesh Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy.

MATCH PREVIEW

The high-flying Rajasthan Royals (RR) will look to shrug off the disappointment of a five-wicket defeat against Mumbai Indians when it meets a struggling Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in a return leg Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai on Monday.

The Knights, who got off to a bright start in the 2022 edition, are now on a five-match losing streak. Captain Shreyas Iyer’s statement after his side’s loss to Delhi Capitals was telling.

“The combinations haven’t worked for us. We are trying to settle in on one,” he said. KKR has made 13 changes to its playing eleven – most by any team – at the halfway mark.

On Monday, Orange Cap holder Jos Buttler and Purple Cap owner Yuzvendra Chahal will be looking to pick up from where they left in the first leg against KKR on April 18.

It was the first time in the IPL’s 15-year history that a batter (Buttler) scored a century and a bowler (Chahal) took a hat-trick and five wickets in the same fixture.

Although Shreyas and Aaron Finch scored 85 and 58 respectively, RR pipped KKR by seven runs. The batting has been a let down for KKR, having lost the most wickets in the first six overs thus far – 18.

With Trent Boult and Prasidh Krishna bolstering the Royals’ attack in the PowerPlay, the Knights’ top-order will have to stay sharp. For RR, Shimron Hetmyer’s finishing acts have often saved its blushes.

However, the Guyanese batter, who is presently IPL 2022’s leading run-scorer (158) at the death, will need the likes of Riyan Parag and Daryl Mitchell to provide him able support from the other end.

– Santadeep Dey

KKR VS RR FULL SQUADS

Rajasthan Royals: Sanju Samson (c), Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler (wk), Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Devdutt Padikkal, Shimron Hetmyer, Prasidh Krishna, Yuzvendra Chahal, Riyan Parag, KC Cariappa, Navdeep Saini, Obed McCoy, Anunay Singh, Kuldeep Sen, Karun Nair, Dhruv Jurel (wk), Tejas Baroka, Kuldip Yadav, Shubham Garhwal, James Neesham, Nathan Coulter-Nile, Rassie van der Dussen, Daryl Mitchell.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Andre Russell, Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Varun Chakravarthy, Nitish Rana, Pat Cummins, Shreyas Iyer (c), Shivam Mavi, Sheldon Jackson (wk), Ajinkya Rahane, Rinku Singh, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana*, Baba Indrajith, Chamika Karunaratne, Abhijeet Tomar, Pratham Singh, Ashok Sharma, Sam Billings (wk), Aaron Finch**, Tim Southee, Ramesh Kumar, Mohammad Nabi, Umesh Yadav, Aman Khan.

*Harshit Rana replaced Rasikh Salam

**Aaron Finch replaced Alex Hales

WHERE AND WHEN TO WATCH KKR VS RR IPL 2022 LIVE?

The IPL 2022 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals will be aired LIVE on the Star Sports Network at 7:30 PM IST on Monday, May 02. The match will also be live streamed on Disney+Hotstar.

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