Kolkata vs Rajasthan: In the 54th match of IPL 2021 being played in Sharjah, Eoin Morgan-led Kolkata Knight Riders have set a target of 172 runs in front of Rajasthan Royals after playing first. If KKR have to qualify in the playoffs, then they will have to win this match at any cost. Shubman Gill scored the highest 56 runs for Kolkata. At the same time, Venkatesh Iyer played an innings of 38 runs. For Rajasthan, Chris Morris, Chetan Sakaria, Rahul Tewatia and Glenn Phillips took one wicket each.
Earlier, after losing the toss, going to bat first, Kolkata Knight Riders had a great start. Venkatesh Iyer and Shubman Gill added 79 runs for the first wicket. Iyer made 38 off 35 balls and was bowled by Rahul Tewatia. He hit three fours and two sixes in his innings. After this, Nitish Rana, who came to bat at number three, scored 12 runs in five balls with the help of a four and a six. He was caught on the boundary off Glen Phillips in an attempt to hit a six.
After this, the third wicket of KKR fell in the 16th over. Shubman Gill returned to the pavilion after scoring 56 runs in 44 balls. He hit four fours and two sixes in his innings. Whereas Rahul Tripathi scored 21 runs in 14 balls. Tripathi hit three fours in his innings. In the end, Dinesh Karthik remained unbeaten on 14 off 11 balls and captain Eoin Morgan scored 13 runs in 11 balls. Karthik hit a six, then Morgan hit a four and a six.