Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh break Kolkata’s losing streak, Rajasthan’s second consecutive defeat

IPL 2022, KKR vs RR: In the 47th match of IPL 2022, Kolkata defeated Rajasthan by 7 wickets. Chasing a target of 153 runs, Kolkata Knight Riders’ innings was initially faltering but first skipper Shreyas Iyer’s 34 and later Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh’s unbeaten 66-run stand for the fourth wicket. On Dum, Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 7 wickets. Kolkata scored 158 runs for the loss of 3 wickets. Nitish Rana scored an unbeaten 48 while Rinku Singh scored an unbeaten 42 to write the story of Kolkata’s victory. This victory was very important for Kolkata. This win will keep Kolkata’s hopes of reaching the playoffs alive after the defeat in 5 consecutive matches. This was Kolkata’s fourth win in 10 matches. Kolkata reached 7th position in the points table. At the same time, this was the second consecutive defeat of Rajasthan. The team disappointed in the batting, which had to bear the brunt of it in the form of defeat. This was Rajasthan’s fourth defeat in 10 matches. Although RR still occupies the third place in the points table.

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  • Great innings by Nitish Rana and Rinku
  • Rajasthan had made 152
  • Brilliant bowling from Kolkata

Great innings by Nitish Rana and Rinku

Nitish Rana and Rinku Singh played an important role in Kolkata’s victory. Especially Rinku Singh made Kolkata’s victory easy by batting swiftly. Both the batsmen shared an unbeaten 66 runs for the fourth wicket. Nitish Rana scored an unbeaten 48 runs in 37 balls with the help of 2 sixes and 3 fours, while Rinku Singh scored an unbeaten 42 runs in just 23 balls with the help of 6 fours and 1 six.

Rajasthan had made 152

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Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 152 for 5 wickets. Rajasthan’s in-form batsman Jos Buttler was dismissed after scoring just 22 runs. Captain Sanju Samson scored 54 runs for the team. In his innings of 49 balls, Sanju hit 7 fours and 1 six. However, Sanju Samson’s innings was slow, due to which Rajasthan could not make a big score. Riyan Parag scored 19 runs and Shimron Hetmyer scored 27 runs in 13 balls in the last over.

Brilliant bowling from Kolkata

The Kolkata bowlers, who decided to bowl first after winning the toss, bowled excellently and economically. Team Saudi was a bit expensive and took 2 wickets for 46 runs in 4 overs. Umesh Yadav took 24 runs in 4 overs, 1 Anukul Rai took 28 runs in 4 overs, 1 Shivam Mavi took 1 for 23 in 3 overs. Sunil Narine did not get any wicket but he bowled economical and gave only 19 runs in 4 overs.

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