Eden Gardens is hosting a riveting encounter as KKR and RR are playing the IPL 2018 Eliminator currently. KKR lost the plot early after batting first as they lost Sunil Narine (4) in the very first over of their innings. Gowtham then accounted for the wicket of Robin Uthappa for just 3.
Rajasthan spinners strangled the KKR run scoring in the middle overs, before Shubman Gill (28) added a 55-run stand with Dinesh Karthik who himself scored 52 before getting out in the final overs.
Andre Russell then scored a crucial 49* as he played a big role in helping KKR finish at 169 for 7 after a rather slow and poor start. RR need to now score 170 to play the second qualifier against SRH on Friday.
Twitterverse followed the first innings with keen interest and they cheered the contest between the bat and ball. Here are the best tweets from the first half of the contest.
9 out of 13 overs bowled by spinners. 150 might be a good score here— Harsha Bhogle (@bhogleharsha) May 23, 2018
After the sputtering start, KKR will take this score happily. Brilliant from Russell. Powerplay overs hold the key for Rajasthan. If they don't lose more than a wicket, have a chance— Cricketwallah (@cricketwallah) May 23, 2018