Young talent Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti, Varun Chakravarthy showed its power Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) won. Shivam Mavi is chosen Man of the Match award.

Shivam Mavi | Player of the Match: When I started bowling, it was seaming. So I thought I’ll stick to normal lines and lengths. Before the game we thought it would be flatter. So I just stuck to a length. Have played against these big stars before, but I knew it wasn’t coming onto the bat.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) won the toss opt to bowl first in the 12th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium on Wednesday.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) batsman Shubman Gill 47 runs off 34 balls has given them a solid base, following the early dismissal of opener Sunil Narine 15 runs off 14 balls after 15 overs the score reached 120 in 5 wickets fall with the small contribution of Nitish Rana 22 runs off 17 balls and Andre Russell 24 runs off 14 balls, Captain Dinesh Karthik 1 run in 3 balls.

The- 25-year-old England fast bowler Jofra Archer will be very happy with his performance he takes 2 important wickets of Shubman Gill and Captain Dinesh Karthik in his bowling spells. Co player of England team Tom Curran made 54 runs off 36 balls and take Pat Cummins wicket.

While Rajasthan Royals (RR) chasing a target of 175 runs in 20 overs. Shivam Mavi has been the key bowler for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR), accounting for the dismissals of Samson and Buttler, while Kamlesh Nagarkoti removed Uthappa and Parag in his first over. Varun
Chakravarthy again impresses by his bowling he picks 2 wickets in his economical spell. Rahul Tewatia 14 off 10 balls and Jofra Archer 6 off 4 balls and restrict Rajasthan Royals(RR) at 137 runs.

KKR, Dinesh Karthik | Winning captain: Wouldn’t call it a perfect game. Lot of areas we need to improve. The way Gill batted, Mavi bowled, Russell batted. Also the youngsters going after the high catches. Archer bowled really well. Wasn’t that easy a wicket to bat on. Couple of guys made it look better than it was. These boys, the journey they’ve been through when they’re not playing, is a hard one. Putting runs on the board is what we thought was the best way to go forward on this ground.

RR Steve Smith | Losing captain: Didn’t quite go to plan. That happens in T20 cricket sometimes, we have a few areas to improve on, and keep moving forward. You could go one way or another (with the toss). KKR like to chase, so we planned to put their death bowling under pressure but obviously couldn’t do that as we lost too many wickets upfront. Few of us still thought we were playing in Sharjah. It did (feel a lot different), the far side is a very big side and we didn’t see too many balls going there and the other side is slightly shorter. We probably didn’t adapt to the dimensions and the wicket, also dropped a few catches which cost us. It is about forming whatever XI is best for the conditions we are facing, we will wait and see. Disappointing tonight but we need to keep moving forward. It wasn’t a great battle (with Cummins), he won easily and spoke to him now and he said you smack those in the nets, sometimes you just get a good one.


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