In the Eliminator, Kolkata beat Rajasthan by 25 runs; Eden never won once in 10 years; Royals
Three teams have been played in this season between the two teams and Kolkata has defeated Rajasthan in all three.
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 25 runs in the IPL-11 Eliminator match in Eden Gardens. With this win, Kolkata has reached Qualifier 2. Where they face the same ground on Sun May Hyderabad from May 25 Rajasthan, chasing a target of 170 runs, could score 144 runs in 4 overs. Sanju Samson scored 50 runs. Earlier, Ajinkya Rahane won the toss and chose the first ball. Kolkata scored 169 for 7 in 20 overs. Dinesh Karthik scored 52 runs. Andre Russell scored 49 and bowled only 22 runs in 3 overs. He was awarded the Man of the Match award.
Eden does not win Rajasthan for 10 years
– The Rajasthan team has played 8 matches on the Eden Gardens, in which they won the last time in 2008. After that in 10 years they have not been able to win any of the winners here.
Rahane shared 62 runs with Samson
– Captain Ajinkya Rahane and Rahul Tripathi gave the team a strong start. Both added 47 runs for the first wicket. Tripathi was dismissed by Piyush Chawla on 20. After that, Sanju Samson and Rahane, who came to the crease, shared a 62-run partnership. Rahane was dismissed by Kuldeep Yadav for 46 runs. Stuart Binny was out on zero.
Bad start of kolkata
– Before losing the toss and coming to bat first, the start of Kolkata has been very bad. Sunil Narine became the victim of Krishnappa Gautam in the first over by scoring 4 runs. Gautam then dismissed Robin Uthappa for three runs. In the fourth over of the innings, Jopra Archer dismissed Nitish Rana for 3 runs. Chris Lynn was out in the fourth wicket. They could give their wickets to Shreyas Gopal on 18 runs. Shubhaman Gill smashed 28 runs.