Kolkata Knight Riders totally blew away Rajasthan Royals in the sides’ last league game of IPL 2021. By doing so KKR have eliminated the chances of PBKS and MI entering the playoffs this season. Initially winning the toss RR invited KKR to bat on a tough Sharjah surface but they posted a very good total of 171/4 with the help of classy knock from Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer.
RR in the chase had no answers for KKR’s fiery spell and they ended up getting all out for 85 runs without a fight. Only Rahul Tewatia played some good cricketing shots around the ground, as rest of them (except Shivam Dube) in the lineup failed to even reach double figure mark. Rajasthan recorded second consecutive poor performance in IPL 2021 before getting eliminated in a very humilating fashion by reducing their NRR to -0.993.
Numbers and Stats from KKR vs RR game:
85 – RR were all out for 85 runs against KKR which is their 3rd lowest total in IPL overall.
Lowest total recorded by RR in IPL:
58 vs RCB in Cape Town, 2009
81 vs KKR in Kolkata, 2011
85 vs KKR in Sharjah, 2021
86 – KKR recorded an 86-run win over RR.
Highest margin of win (by runs) for KKR in IPL:
140 runs vs RCB in Bengaluru, 2008
86 runs vs RR in Sharjah, 2021
82 runs vs RCB in Kolkata, 2017
Highest margin of win (by runs) against RR in IPL:
86 runs by KKR in Sharjah, 2021
75 runs by RCB in Cape Town, 2009
71 runs by RCB in Pune, 2015
2 – Shivam Mavi won MoM award in IPL for the 2nd time and both times they have come against the Rajasthan side only.
Shivam Mavi’s MoM awards in IPL:
2/20 vs RR in Dubai, 2020
4/21 vs RR in Sharjah, 2021
9 – Shubman Gill has recorded 9 fifty-plus scores for KKR in IPL.
Most 50+ scores for KKR in IPL since 2018:
Shubman Gill – 9
Nitish Rana – 9
Chris Lynn – 7
Andre Russell – 6
Dinesh Karthik – 5
4/21 – Shivam Mavi’s bowling figures of 4/21 are the 2nd best for an uncapped KKR bowler following Varun Chakravarthy’s 5/20 against Delhi Capitals in IPL 2020.
17/4 – RR have recorded their 2nd lowest powerplay score of 17/4 in the IPL history.
RR’s lowest powerplay score in IPL:
14/2 vs RCB in Cape Town, 2009
17/4 vs KKR in Sharjah, 2021
18/1 vs MI in Jaipur, 2011