Slowly and steady wins the race sums up the innings of Rajasthan Royals today as they sealed their second victory of the season with injury prone squad and some absentees. Despite the belter track at Wankhede, the weekend show saw a low scoring game, credit of which goes to the bowlers of Rajasthan Royals as well as the batsmen of Kolkata Knight Riders. IPL’s costliest buy Chris Morris complimented his price with impressive figures of 4/23 as RR restricted KKR for a paltry of 133/9.
Yashasvi Jaiswal came with Joss Buttler as an opener to chase down the target but got departed for 22 runs, including 5 boundaries. Buttler escaped serious injury as a Pat Cummins delivery blew his helmet in the second over. He got out after scoring just 5 runs. However, skipper Sanju Samson came to the rescue of RR and guided the side home comfortably with an unbeaten 42.
Kolkata Knight riders now find themselves at the bottom of the table with just 2 points in hand as they have lost 4 out of their 5 matches now. It was a monotonous match as both the innings saw 7 sixes coming collectively. The two teams played very tediously which left the netizens yawning and trolling the sides.
RR’s Riyan Parag was also the limelight of the match for his amazing ‘selfie celebration’ with Rahul Tewatia that left the netizens with something to cheer. However, the prime focus was undisputedly KKR’s flop show with the bat. Having such big guns in the armoury, the power-packed batting line-up of KKR failed to deliver once again.
Here is how Twitterati reacted to it:
— Raheel Cool (@Cool_Raheel) April 24, 2021
— Thakur Nishant (@ThakurNishant19) April 24, 2021
— Deepak_rwt_41 (@41_rwt) April 24, 2021
Why they dont give much needed settling time to Russel? Why there is hurry everytime dre russ comes? Cant they place him at @ No. 4?
— Jay Chavda 🇮🇳 (@jaychavda12) April 24, 2021
— Saurabh Ghavri (@GhavriSaurabh) April 24, 2021
KKR needs to regroup and make changes. Gill’s form is a concern. Plus you can’t play Russell so down the order. Just feel they got a good side but need to fix the batting order and approach in the powerplay#RRvKKR #IPL2021
— Tushar Rane (@tushnemma) April 24, 2021
Match 19- Great win by RR…The match was a bit boring but cricket cant be boring…Poor batting by KKR…The Russell we saw in the last match again vanished…Good Luck #RRvKKR
— Ashish Raj (@ashish_raj007) April 24, 2021