On Thursday, KKR fired on all cylinders to ensure that they pulled off a huge win (by 86 runs) against the Rajasthan Royals, to not only end RR and PBKS campaigns, but also all but officially seal a playoff berth for themselves.
It’s almost curtains for the Mumbai Indians too as the net run rate (NRR) needed for them to deny Knights the place in the last-four stage, will now require some superhuman effort. KKR openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer gave a sedate but steady start after RR skipper Sanju Samson won the toss
The result has made it virtually impossible for the defending champions, the Mumbai Indians to enter the playoffs this season.KKR first put on a commanding 1714 on the board, after being asked to bat first by RR captain Sanju Samson and then their bowlers ran through the RR batting line up to bowl them out for just 85.
Here’s a quick look at who said what after KKR beat RR on Thursday to register their seventh league stage win of IPL 2021: