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Dinesh Karthik's 50-ball 97 powers KKR to 175/6 against Rajasthan Royals

Dinesh Karthik's 50-ball 97 powers KKR to 175/6 against Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata, Apr 25 (UNI) Dinesh Karthik misses a well-deserved century but his unbeaten

97 powers Kolkata Kinght Riders (KKR) to 175/6 against Rajasthan Royals at VIVO

IPL play at Eden Gardens here on Thursday..

This was an innings of sheer class and Karthik was determined right from the start

and as the innings progressed he went after the bowlers.

Karthik rebuild the innings coming in at 31/2 and finished with a big flurry taking just

15 balls to race from 50 to 97 with the help of seven fours and nine sixes.

He took 16 runs off Jofra Archer‘s final over – the 19th of the innings – and then

added 18 runs of the 20th, bowled by Jaydev Unadkat.

Andre Russell, who found himself out in the middle by the 12th over, was hampered

by a shoulder niggle and despite being dropped twice failed to make the most of the

opportunities falling for 14 off 14 balls, off an Thomas wide bouncer caught at deep

mid by young Riyan Parag.

Earlier, Stuart Binny had dropped Russell on 3 at deep point off Archer and then

Prashant Chopra grassed a skier off Thomas to give Russell his second reprieve.

Carlos Brathwaite, getting a game in place of Harry Gurney, also failed to get going

and scored just five off three balls.

Karthik and Rinku Singh then added 44 runs for the seventh wicket to push KKR to

175/6. Karthik notched up his 19th IPL fifty.

In the last five overs, Kolkata scored 75 runs with Karthik doing the majority of the


For Rajasthan, Aaron finished with 2/20 his his four while Thomas returned 1/32 in

his four. Shreyas Gopal and Jaydev Unadkat added one wicket each.

Earlier, Rajasthan Royals won the toss and have elected to bowl first. Both teams

have made some changes as Oshane Thomas makes his IPL debut for Rajasthan

Royals. He comes in for Ashton Turner and Varun Aaron replaces Dhawal Kulkarni.

For Kolkata, Prasidh Krishna comes in for KC Kariappa and Carlos Brathwaite

replaces Gurney.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Chris Lynn, Sunil Narine, Shubman Gill, Nitish Rana, Dinesh

Karthik, Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Carlos Brathwaite, Piyush Chawla, Yarra

Prithviraj, Prasidh Krishna

Rajasthan Royals: Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson(w), Steven Smith(c), Ben Stokes,

Riyan Parag, Stuart Binny, Shreyas Gopal, Jofra Archer, Jaydev Unadkat, Oshane

Thomas, Varun Aaron.


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