In-form teams Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal Challengers Bangalore will look to move up the points table when they take on each other in match number 28 of IPL 2020 at Sharjah on Monday. Both teams go into the contest with contrasting victories in their previous match. While KKR choked Kings XI Punjab by two runs in a thriller, RCB registered a comprehensive 37-run triumph over Chennai Super Kings.
Kings XI Punjab looked like the winning side for the first 17 overs in the second innings as KL Rahul and Mayank Agarwal put on 115 for the opening stand, but lost wickets in a cluster at the end to fall short by 2 runs. Dinesh Karthik top scored for the Kolkata Knight Riders with a 29 ball 58.
A struggling Kings XI Punjab will face another massive challenge when they take on a strong Kolkata Knight Riders in Match number 24 of IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi. While Punjab tasted a 69-run defeat at the hands of Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounter, KKR made a sensational comeback to defeat an inconsistent Chennai Super Kings in the previous contest. KXIP are placed last with one win and five losses while KKR are fourth with three wins so far.
The Chennai Super Kings looked like the winning team for more than 25 overs in the match, but struggled to make it count when the time came to close out as a middle order collapse handed KKR what could have been easy yet crucial points to the Kolkata Knight Riders.
A lethargic Kolkata Knight Riders will face a much more confident Chennai Super Kings in match number 21 of IPL 2020 at Abu Dhabi on Wednesday. KKR have had a mixed run in the tournament so far with two wins and as many losses. CSK, on the other hand, have lost three out of five matches but go in having thrashed Kings XI Punjab by 10 wickets in the previous game.
After a rather one sided match in the afternoon, we got to witness a high scoring thriller in Sharjah as the Delhi Capitals somehow managed to get over the line against the Kolkata Knight Riders by 18 runs courtesy some match defining death bowling by Nortje in the penultimate over.
Delhi Capitals will take on Kolkata Knight Riders in the second game of the double header on Saturday at the Sharjah Cricket Stadium. Delhi have won two of their three contests, but go into today’s match having been stunned by an efficient Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounter. KKR, on the other hand, also have two wins and one defeat to their name. In their most recent outing though they defeated the dangerous Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs. With the teams strong in both batting and bowling, a close contest could be in the offing.
IPl 2020 12th match KKR vs RR Scores: Kolkata’s pace troika of Cummins, Mavi and Nagarkoti was too hot to handle for the Rajasthan batsmen as they fell short of a gettable total of 174 by 37 runs. Shubhman Gill top scored for KKR with a breezy 47.
Kolkata Knight Riders will have their task cut out when they take on a high-on-confidence Rajasthan Royals in match 12 of IPL 2020 at the Dubai International Stadium here on Wednesday. Kolkata overcame a struggling Sunrisers Hyderabad in their previous encounter while Rajasthan go in having chased down the highest ever score in the IPL -- 224 against Kings XI Punjab.