A clinical performance, spurred by youngsters, helped two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrash high-flying Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 12th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE on Wednesday. First, Shubman Gill played a majestic knock opening the innings after RR captain Steve Smith asked KKR to bat first. Then, defending 174, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Varun Chakravarthy picked a brace of wickets each as RR crumbled.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 174 for 6 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 47, Eoin Morgan 34 not out; Jofra Archer 2/18).
Rajasthan Royals: 137 for 9 in 20 overs (Tom Curran 54 not out; Shivam Mavi 2/20, Kamlesh Nagarkoti 2/13, Varun Chakravarthy 2/25).
7:03 PM IST: Steve Smith wins the toss and Rajasthan Royals bowl first.
7:07 PM IST: Both the teams are unchanged.
Rajasthan Royals: Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Smith (c), Sanju Samson, Rahul Tewatia, Robin Uthappa, Riyan Parag, Jofra Archer, Tom Curran, Shreyas Gopal, Ankit Rajpoot, Jaydev Unadkat.
Kolkata Knight Riders: Shubman Gill, Sunil Narine, Nitish Rana, Dinesh Karthik (c & wk), Eoin Morgan, Andre Russell, Pat Cummins, Shivam Mavi, Kuldeep Yadav, Varun Chakravarthy, Kamlesh Nagarkoti.