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IPL 2024 Match 31: Kolkata Knight Riders downed by Rajasthan Royals in thriller at Eden Gardens

Kolkata Knight Riders were beaten by Rajasthan Royals in thrilling encounter today, at Eden Gardens, in Match 31 IPL 2024.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, Match 31

Kolkata Knight Riders 223/6 (20 ov)

Rajasthan Royals 224/8 (20 ov)

Rajasthan Royals won by 2 wickets


Match Highlights

In the IPL match at Eden Gardens, Kolkata Knight Riders batted first, scoring 223 runs with Sunil Narine shining with a century and Angkrish Raghuvanshi supporting with a solid 30.

Andre Russell and Sunil Narine had a good partnership of 51 runs. Trent Boult bowled economically for Rajasthan Royals. Avesh Khan was effective with 2 wickets.

In the chase, Rajasthan Royals had a strong start with Jos Buttler and Riyan Parag performing well in the powerplay. Joseph Charles Buttler's brilliant century led the way, with Rovman Powell providing crucial support.

The turning point came with 9 boundaries in the 16th to 19th over, swinging the momentum. Jos Buttler's boundary in the last over sealed the victory for Rajasthan Royals by 2 wickets.

Jos Buttler of Rajasthan Royals was awarded the 'Player of the Match' in the 31st Match of the Indian Premier League held at Eden Gardens on 16th April 2024 against Kolkata Knight Riders. Buttler's outstanding performance included scoring 107 runs at a Strike Rate of 178.33, with 9 fours and 6 sixes.

Match Stats

Kolkata Knight Riders Fall of wickets: 1-21 (Philip Salt - 3.3 ov), 2-106 (Angkrish Raghuvanshi - 10.4 ov), 3-133 (Shreyas Iyer - 12.6 ov), 4-184 (Andre Russell - 16.1 ov), 5-195 (Sunil Narine - 17.3 ov), 6-215 (Venkatesh Iyer - 19.2 ov)

Rajasthan Royals Fall of wickets: 1-22 (Yashasvi Jaiswal - 1.5 ov), 2-47 (Sanju Samson - 4.2 ov), 3-97 (Riyan Parag - 7.5 ov), 4-100 (Dhruv Jurel - 8.4 ov), 5-121 (Ravichandran Ashwin - 12.1 ov), 6-121 (Shimron Hetmyer - 12.2 ov), 7-178 (Rovman Powell - 16.5 ov), 8-186 (Trent Boult - 17.3 ov)


Playing XI

Kolkata Knight Riders

Rajasthan Royals

Match Details

Date - 2024-04-16 14:00:00

Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Toss - Rajasthan Royals elected to bowl

Umpires - Michael Gough(England), Ulhas Gandhe(India), KN Ananthapadmanabhan(India TV)

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