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IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders all-but clinch play-off spot with crushing win over Rajasthan Royals | Cricket Information

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Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs to all-but seal the ultimate IPL play-off spot; Shubman Gill hit 56 as KKR posted 171-4 earlier than Shivam Mavi (4-21) and Lockie Ferguson (3-18) assist roll Royals for 86; Mumbai Indians have to beat Sunrisers by 171 runs to grab fourth

Final Up to date: 07/10/21 6:40pm

Lockie Ferguson bowled beautifully as Kolkata bowled Rajasthan out for 86 to – barring a miracle for Mumbai – clinch a play-off place

Kolkata Knight Riders all-but secured the ultimate Indian Premier League play-off berth with a crushing 86-run win over Rajasthan Royals at Sharjah.

A half-century from opener Shubman Gill (56 from 44 balls) helped KKR submit 171-4, the very best rating on the floor thus far within the match, earlier than Lockie Ferguson (3-18) and Shivam Mavi (4-21) helped Eoin Morgan’s aspect skittle the Royals for 86.

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It may have been worse for Rajasthan, who slipped to 13-4 and 35-7, however for Rahul Tewatia. The all-rounder thumped 44 from 36 balls however was the final wicket to fall, bowled by Mavi within the seventeenth over as Kolkata accomplished an emphatic victory.

KKR’s place within the high 4 isn’t but mathematically confirmed however the method of their win signifies that defending champions Mumbai Indians want to attain no less than 250 after which beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 171 runs or extra on Friday to displace them, a nigh-on inconceivable activity.

Extra to observe…

Watch Sunrisers Hyderabad tackle Mumbai Indians within the IPL from 10.50am, Friday on Sky Sports activities Cricket earlier than Royal Challengers Bangalore face Delhi Capitals from 2.50pm on the identical channel.

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