Picture Credit: X/IPL

Picture Credit: X/IPL

The  Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) registered a two-wicket defeat against the Rajasthan Royals (RR) on Tuesday, April 16 at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata in IPL 2024. After being invited to bat first, the Knight Riders put up 223 runs on the board, courtesy a 109-run knock from Sunil Narine and some crucial contributions from Angkrish Raghuvanshi and Rinku Singh.

In order to defend their 224-run target, the KKR lost track of time and their skipper have now been fined for maintaining slow over-rate. It is to be noted that as it was team’s first offence of the season under the IPL’s Code of Conduct relating to minimum over rate offences, Iyer was fined INR 12 Lakh.

Moreover, despite their two-wicket defeat against the RR on Tuesday, the Shreyas Iyer-led KKR comfortably sits at second place in the IPL 2024 standings with four wins from six games so far in the tournament. The Knight Riders are currently in a similar situation as the reigning champions Chennai Super Kings and the Sunrisers Hyderabad, but sit above them due to their better Net Run Rate (NRR).

The Shreyas Iyer-led side will next take on the bottom-placed Royal Challengers Bengaluru (RCB) at the Eden Gardens on Sunday, April 21.  

(With Inputs from Press Release)