Rajasthan Royals were looking for their second win when they host Kolkata Knight Riders in Jaipur on Sunday. They had earlier beat Royal Challengers Bangalore, and today they hoped to take a morale boost from the win. But it was not to be.
Kolkata Knight Riders 140/2 (13.5) in reply to RR 139/3 in 20 overs.
KKR leaped past Chennai to top the table.
This turned out to be a no contest. This appeared to be a mockery, as the hosts huffed, puffed and made somehow those 139 runs. In reply, the visitors, led by the devastating Lynn-Narine combo turned the match into a one-sided affair. KKR’s bowlers were immaculate right through and set it up. When players like Buttler, Smith and Stokes are kept quiet, it means more than half the job has been done right.