RR were unbeaten coming into this game, and were on the back of two incredible high-scoring wins over the Chennai Super Kings and the Kings XI Punjab. However, nothing went to plan for them as they succumbed to a 37-run defeat.
After Steve Smith won the toss and elected to bowl first, Shubman Gill played yet another fluent innings to set a good platform for his teammates to accelerate later in the innings. Nitish Rana and Andre Russell got off to flying starts, and although they failed to capitalise, Eoin Morgan ensured that KKR finished with an above-par total of 174/6.
Jofra Archer was the pick of the bowlers, touching 150 kmph and dismissing Dinesh Karthik and Shubman Gill.
RR always had their task cut out for them in their run-chase, and got off to a horrible start. Steve Smith found himself in all sorts of trouble against Pat Cummins, before the Aussie pacer dismissed his countryman for just 3. From there, the wheels came off.
Sanju Samson, Riyan Parag, Robin Uthappa and Jos Buttler were back in the hut in the space of 4 overs, with the thin RR batting lineup finally exposed on a bigger ground.
Young KKR pacers Shivam Mavi and Kamlesh Nagarkoti shone for the team, while Pat Cummins seems to have gotten back to his best form. Varun Chakravarthy was also good with the ball, while Tom Curran's fighting fifty went in vain for RR.
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