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RR Vs KKR, IPL 2024: Match Abandoned Due To Rain; Rajasthan Royals To Play Eliminator - As It Happened

Rajasthan Royals needed to win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders to finish in the top two in the points table. But the destiny had some other plans. It kept raining in the Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati on Sunday and as a result, no play was possible. After waiting for more than three hours, the toss happened and KKR decided to field first in what was decided a seven-over-per-side match. But as the players were about to enter the ground, the rain came again. After waiting for a few more minutes, the Umpires called off the game. Now, RR will face RCB in Eliminator and KKR will take on SRH in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. Catch all the highlights of the RR Vs KKR match of the IPL 2024, here

Officials inspect the playing field as the rain delayed the start of the Indian Premier League cricket match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders in Guwahati. AP Photo/Anupam Nath

RR Vs KKR, IPL 2024, Highlights

Here are the highlights of match 70 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2024 match played at Barsapara Cricket Stadium in Guwahati on Sunday. Rajasthan Royals needed to win the match against Kolkata Knight Riders to finish in the top two in the points table. But the destiny had some other plans. It kept raining in the stadium and as a result, no play was possible. After waiting for more than three hours, the toss happened and KKR decided to field first in what was decided a seven-over-per-side match. But as the players were about to enter the ground, the rain came again. After waiting for a few more minutes, the Umpires called off the game. Now, RR will face RCB in Eliminator and KKR will take on SRH in Qualifier 1 on Tuesday. Catch all the highlights of the RR Vs KKR match of the IPL 2024, here. (Scorecard | Streaming)

RR Vs KKR, Full Squads:

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Nitish Rana, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy, Vaibhav Arora, Anukul Roy, Suyash Sharma, Angkrish Raghuvanshi, Manish Pandey, Dushmantha Chameera, Srikar Bharat, Chetan Sakariya, Sherfane Rutherford, Sakib Hussain, Allah Ghazanfar

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Yuzvendra Chahal, Tanush Kotian, Keshav Maharaj, Nandre Burger, Kuldeep Sen, Donovan Ferreira, Shimron Hetmyer, Abid Mushtaq, Shubham Dubey, Kunal Singh Rathore, Navdeep Saini

Pitch Report

The pitch looks rock-hard and has a better sheen to it. The square boundaries are 61 and 62 metres respectively and the straight one is at 73 metres. Last year, RR scored 199 here batting first and DC could not chase that, so batting first could be helpful. A high-scoring match is on the cards. There is a bit of grass and some patches on the surface. The ball may come nicely on the bat.

Weather Update

Rain entered the party just before the toss, and ground staff covered the pitch and field. It is a slight drizzle.

SRH Move To 2nd Position!

SRH won the match by four wickets against the Punjab Kings in Hyderabad and now climbed to the second spot in the points table. Now, RR need to win this match anyhow to come to the second position.

What If The Match Abandoned?

If the match is abandoned due to rain or any other reason, one point each will be given to the teams and that would take SRH to the top two. SRH need to win the match if they wish to finish number two.

Rain Update

The rain has gotten heavier. Extra covers are being used to cover the more part of the ground. It is not going to stop sooner.

Rain Update

The rain has finally stopped. Two super soppers are in action on the ground. Overs will be cut now whenever the match will be scheduled to start.

It's Still Raining!

It started raining heavily again after the rain had stopped for some time. The covers are tightly attached to the ground and there are some puddles of water. The cut-off time for a five-match game is 10:56 pm and the toss need to happen 15 minutes before. But the chances of that are looking bleaker.

Covers Off!

The rain has stopped and covers have been taken off the ground. The pitch inspection is scheduled for 10:25 pm and we can have a five-over game here. The umpires will decide further.

Match Is On!

7-overs per side match. The game is on. Three bowlers can bowl 2 overs. No strategic time-out.

Toss Update

Kolkata Knight Riders have won the toss and have opted to field

Playing XIs:

Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Sanju Samson(w/c), Riyan Parag, Dhruv Jurel, Rovman Powell, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, Avesh Khan, Nandre Burger

Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz(w), Sunil Narine, Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer(c), Rinku Singh, Andre Russell, Ramandeep Singh, Anukul Roy, Mitchell Starc, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy

Rain Haunts Again!

Just when the game was about to start, the rain came again.

Final Result!

The match has been abandoned due to persistent rain. The toss happened but the rain came again and the Umpires decided to abandon the match without even a single ball bowled.

RR To Play RCB In Eliminator

As things are clear now, Rajasthan Royals could not go up the points table and will have to play Royal Challengers Bengaluru in the Eliminator on Wednesday, 22 May 2024.

KKR Vs SRH In Qualifier 1

Kolkata Knight Riders finished as table toppers and SRH at the second spot. Both teams will play each other in the Qualifier 1 on Tuesday, 21 May 2024. The winner will enter the coveted final and the loser will face the winner of Eliminator in Qualifier 2 on Friday, 24 May 2024.

That's All From Our Side!

Rajasthan Royals did a lap of honour for the Guwahati fans and Riyan Parag took some photos with ground staff. So, the league stage of the IPL 2024 ended in a washout. The Playoffs start on Tuesday with SRH Vs KKR, Qualifier 1. See you then. Goodnight!

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