Kolkata Knight Riders ended Rajasthan Royals' 13 match winning streak at the Sawai Mansing Stadium, Jaipur after they defeated host Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets.This was KKR's third win of this season in five matches and on the other hand RR's second loss in four matches.
KKR won the toss and asked RR to bat first. With the help of D'Arcy Short's 44, captain Rahane's 36 and Buttler's 24* runs Royals posted 160/8 in 20 overs. In the chase of 161 runs Knight Riders lost opener Chris Lynn in the first over but Sunil Narine (35) and Robin Uthappa (48) 's 69 runs partnership for the 2nd wicket set the platform for rest of the batters, and in the end captain Karthik's 42* and Nitish Rana's 35* runs helped to chase down the target with seven balls to spare.
All the stats and facts from the fifteenth match of IPL 2018 between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders -
1 - Chris Lynn got out on duck and it was his first duck in the Indian Premier League.
2 - Two back to back player of the match awards for Nitish Rana. He was player of the match against Delhi Daredevils too.
13 - With this loss Rajasthan Royals' 13 match winning streak at Jaipur came to an end, before this loss Rajasthan Royals last time lost a match at this venue to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2012.
48 - Sunil Narine conceded 48 runs in his 4 overs spell - the most expensive spell for him in the Indian Premier League.
Most expensive spells for Sunil Narine in IPL -
4-0-48-0 vs RR at Jaipur, 2018
4-0-46-1 vs KXIP at Bangalore, 2014
4-0-45-0 vs RCB at Bangalore, 2016
50 - Kolkata Knight Riders became the first team to win 50 IPL matches while chasing.
1031 - D'Arcy Short completed 1000 runs in T20 cricket, he has scored 1031 runs at an average of 38.18 in 29 T20 innings.