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KKR vs RR, IPL 2023, Live Updates: Yashasvi Jaiswal scored the fastest half-century in IPL history and is headed towards a brilliant century. He was assisted well by Sanju Samson after Jos Buttler was run out. Earlier, Yuzvendra Chahal’s four-wicket haul helped Rajasthan Royals to restrict Kolkata Knight Riders to 149/8 in 20 overs in the IPL 2023 match on Thursday. Asked to bat first, Venkatesh Iyer top-scored for KKR with 57 off 42 balls after openers Jason Roy (10) and Rahmanullah Gurbaz (18) could not convert their starts at the Eden Gardens, both falling to seasoned left-arm pacer Trent Boult. Skipper Nitish Rana (22) too got out after getting a start. In-form leg-spinner Chahal finished with excellent figures of 4/25, continuing his fine run of form. RR skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bowl against KKR. (Live Scorecard | IPL 2023 Points Table)

Here are the Live Updates of KKR vs RR, IPL 2023 match, straight from Eden Gardens, Kolkata:







  • 22:20 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Dropped chance

    An easy catch goes down and that basically sums up the night. Sanju Samson miscued the shot and the ball went high up in the air. However, Sunil Narine made a complete mess of the catch and RR are 101 for the loss of one wicket after 9 overs. Absolute horror for KKR.

  • 22:17 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: RR cruising

    It is all spin from KKR but it is not helping their cause. A short delivery from Suyash Sharma was slammed for a six by Yashasvi Jaiswal and RR are 100/1 after 8.3 overs. Just 50 runs to go and it will be some victory!

  • 22:12 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: RR on fire

    Yashasvi Jaiswal moves up to 70 from 27 balls as Rajasthan Royals are 88 for the loss of one wicket after 8 overs. This is too easy for the visitors as the required run rate is not even remotely threatening at the moment. The start seems have done the trick.

  • 22:06 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Samson joins the party

    A six and a four for Sanju Samson and there is no stopping Rajasthan Royals. RR 78/1 after the powerplay overs and this is too easy for them. Yashasvi Jaiswal seems to doing no wrong and with this run rate, the match may not go behind the 15-over mark for KKR.

  • 21:59 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: No stopping Jaiswal

    Harshit Rana bowled his second over but there is no stopping Yashasvi Jaiswal. The opener has been brilliant till now and he is hitting boundaries for fun. Back-to-back fours from the star and RR are 68 for the loss of one wicket in 4.5 overs.

  • 21:55 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Stat Attack!

    Fastest IPL fifties (Balls)

    13 – Yashasvi Jaiswal (RR) vs KKR, Kolkata, today

    14 – KL Rahul (PBKS) vs DC, Mohali, 2018

    14 – Pat Cummins (KKR) vs MI, Pune, 2022

  • 21:53 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Jaiswal makes history

    History! Three boundaries for Yashasvi Jaiswal and the youngster has slammed the fastest fifty in IPL history. Just 13 balls! This is explosive stuff from the opener as RR are 55/1 after 3.1 overs.

  • 21:46 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Buttler departs

    Jos Buttler departs and it was a needless wicket. Misunderstanding between the two Rajasthan Royals openers and Andre Russell’s direct hit did the trick. Buttler was nowhere in the frame and KKR have a sudden lifeline. RR 38/1 after 2 overs.

  • 21:38 (IST)

    KKR vs RR Live: Jaiswal on fire

    The first over results in 26 runs as Nitish Rana’s gamble to bring himself in  the attack backfires! He gets hit for two sixes and three fours!  After 1 over, RR 26-0

  • 21:32 (IST)

    Welcome to the second half of the game!

    The RR openers Yashasvi Jaiswal and Jos Buttler are at the crease! They would look for a good start

  • 21:18 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Kolkata Knight Riders 149/8 in 20 overs

    Kolkata Knight Riders finish off their innings at 149/8 in 20 overs. For KKR, Venkatesh Iyer smashes 57 runs while Nitish Rana scores 22. For RR, Yuzvendra Chahal scalps four wickets while Trent Boult gets two wickets. 

  • 21:10 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!!  Yuzvendra Chahal is on fire today as he gets his fourth wicket of the night. This time Rinku Singh becomes his prey and departs for 16. 

    KKR 140/7 (18.4 overs)

  • 21:00 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his third wicket as he removes Venkatesh Iyer and Shardul Thakur in the same over. Chahal strikes on the pads of Thakur but the on-field umpire signals not out. However, after taking the DRS, it was revealed that Thakur has to depart for 1. 

    KKR 129/6 (16.4 overs)

  • 20:55 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! Yuzvendra Chahal has provided Rajasthan Royals with another breakthrough as he dismissed Venkatesh Iyer for 57. Iyer mistimes a shot as the ball lands safely into the hands of Trent Boult. Terrific bowling from Chahal. 

    KKR 127/5 (16.1 overs)

  • 20:49 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Iyer hits 50

    Venkatesh Iyer takes a single off KM Asif’s delivery and brings up his seventh IPL half-century. He takes 39 deliveries to reach the 50-run mark as 4-down KKR aim for a good total. Terrific batting from Iyer. 

    KKR 117/4 (15.1 overs)

  • 20:42 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: 10 runs off the over

    Venkatesh Iyer is standing a like a key for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the previous over, KM Asif scalps the wicket of Andre Russell but also leaks 10 runs. Rinku Singh has joined Iyer at the crease as 4-down KKR aim for a good total in the remaining overs of the match. 

    KKR 110/4 (14 overs)

  • 20:39 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! KM Asif has provided Rajasthan Royals with another breakthrough as he dismisses Andre Russell for 10. Russell fails to time his shot as Ravichandran Ashwin takes a brilliant catch at the backward point. 

    KKR 107/4 (13.3 overs)

  • 20:35 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Iyer nears 50

    Venkatesh Iyer slams a huge six and two boundaries in the previous over of Yuzvendra Chahal as the spinner leaks 15 runs. With this, Iyer inches closer towards his seventh IPL half-century as he his currently batting at 44. 

    KKR 100/3 (13 overs)

  • 20:23 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! Yuzvendra Chahal gets his first wicket of the night as Nitish Rana departs for 22. Rana smashes it hard for a six but Shimron Hetmyer intercepts again and takes a brilliant catch at deep backward square leg. With this, Chahal also becomes the highest wicket-taker in the history of IPL with a total of 184 wickets. Third wicket gone for KKR. 

    KKR 77/2 (10.2 overs)

  • 20:17 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: 18 runs off the over

    Nitish Rana and Venkatesh Iyer change gear as Kolkata Knight Riders finally get the momentum back. In the previous over of Ravichandran Ashwin, the duo smashes 18 runs, which includes two sixes from Iyer and a boundary from Rana.

    KKR 76/2 (10 overs)

  • 20:08 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: KKR go past 50

    Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish Rana are stitching a stable partnership for Kolkata Knight Riders. In the previous over, the duo scores 7 runs off Ravichandran Ashwin’s delivery as KKR go past 50. 

    KKR 50/2 (8 overs)

  • 20:02 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Difficult powerplay for KKR

    Kolkata Knight Riders had a tough outing in the powerplay. In the first six overs of the match, KKR have lost two wickets with only 37 runs on the board. Currently, Venkatesh Iyer and Nitish are standing unbeaten at the crease. 

    KKR 37/2 (6 overs)

  • 19:53 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! Trent Boult strikes again and this time he dismisses Rahmanullah Gurbaz for 18. Gurbaz lofts it for a boundary but Sandeep Sharma intervenes, makes a dive and takes an excellent catch at the mid-off. Second wicket gone for KKR.

    KKR 29/2 (4.1 overs)

  • 19:51 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Gurbaz on fire

    Despite losing the wicket of Jason Roy, Kolkata Knight Riders have a good momentum in the game as Rahmanullah Gurbaz is dealing in boundaries. In the previous over of Sandeep Sharma, he smashes two huge maximums as the pacer leaks 15 runs. 

    KKR 29/1 (4 overs)

  • 19:43 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: OUT

    OUT!!! Trent Boult has provided Rajasthan Royals with their first breakthrough as he dismissed Jason Roy for 10. Roy picks it up for a six but Shimron Hetmyer takes an excellent catch at the boundary line as KKR lose their first wicket. 

    KKR 14/1 (2.2 overs)

  • 19:41 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: 4 runs off the over

    Sandeep Sharma bowls and excellent over and controls the flow of runs. In his previous over, he leaks only four runs and puts pressure of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Jason Roy. KKR batters are eying some boundaries in order to reach a huge total. 

    KKR 10/0 (2 overs)

  • 19:34 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: KKR off to good start

    Kolkata Knight Riders are off to a good start against Rajasthan Royals. In the first over by Trent Boult, the duo of Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Jason Roy score six runs, which includes a boundary from Roy. 

    KKR 6/0 (1 over)

  • 19:30 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: We are underway

    The IPL 2023 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals begins with Rahmanullah Gurbaz and Jason Roy opening for KKR. On the other hand, Trent Boult will be bowling the first over for RR. 

  • 19:07 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Here’s what Nitish Rana said at the toss

    “I think we’re getting the type of pitches we want. We will have to play good cricket, take one game at a time and earn 2 points. One change for us – Anukul Roy replaces Vaibhav Arora. Looks like the pitch is dry, they haven’t watered a lot, so we are playing that extra spinner and add some depth to the batting.”

  • 19:04 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Here’s what Sanju Samson said at the toss

    “We will bowl here first. Long tournament, need to change according to the strength and weaknesses. Couple of changes for us – Boult replaces Kuldeip Yadav, KM Asif replaced Murugan Ashwin. Root will bat at 4. It’s a long tournament, we have had some tough games for the bowlers, the morale of the team is high, not easy to forget close losses, but we need to move on.”

  • 19:01 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: RR win toss, opt to bowl

    Rajasthan Royals skipper Sanju Samson won the toss and opted to bowl against Kolkata Knight Riders in the IPL 2023 match. 

  • 18:44 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Pitch report

    ‘One of the square boundaries is very short at 58m while the other end is 71m long. The straight boundary is at 73m. Lots of runs on this pitch, this is the same pitch that was used for the last game, but there was a degree of turn for the KKR spinners, far more than what it was in previous matches. You’ve got to hit the right lengths as a spinner. There’ll be runs on this surface, the average score on this pitch is 205, but spinners from both teams will play a part,’ reckons Rohan Gavaskar, in his pitch report

  • 18:00 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: RR’s loss against SRH

    Defending 214 against SRH, the Royals’ decision to give Kuldip Yadav the penultimate over instead of Obed McCoy backfired as the rookie seamer conceded 24 runs.

  • 17:59 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: RR’s strong batting order

    Against a batter-heavy Royals with the likes Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler and Sanju Samson in fine form, KKR would hope their bowlers get their act together.

  • 17:54 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Weak pace attack of KKR

    With the KKR team management not bowling World Test Championship final-bound Shardul Thakur against PBKS, the pace department looked woefully short on experience. Had it not been for the heroics of Rinku Singh and Andre Russell, the seam duo of Vaibhav Arora and Harshit Rana had almost lost the match after leaking 36 runs in the last two overs against PBKS.

  • 17:47 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Varun Chakravarthy key for KKR

    In terms of key battles and team strategies, KKR would once again rely on Varun Chakravarthy, who has been the central character in both their previous wins. Having defended nine runs in the last over against SRH, Chakravarthy’s 3/26 made all the difference against Punjab Kings. At a time their seasoned slow bowler Sunil Narine is finding it difficult to get wickets, Chakravarthy has emerged as KKR’s spin spearhead with 17 wickets so far this season.

  • 16:34 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: RR’s back-to-back losses

    While KKR are high on confidence after two thrilling wins, the Royals — last season’s runners-up — would be at their lowest ebb after three defeats. The Royals had posted 200-plus totals but were done in by some baffling strategies in two of their three losses, which has led to a must-win scenario for them as well.

  • 16:31 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Both teams with 10 points

    As things stand, four teams including KKR and Rajasthan Royals, are locked on 10 points in a mid-table traffic rush for the playoffs. RR may be ahead on net run rate (NRR) but the equation could change quickly if KKR continue their winning run, as a victory for either side will take them into the top-four.

  • 16:24 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: KKR coming from victories

    Facing must-win scenarios, the two-time champions showed tremendous resilience to bounce back into reckoning after their wins over Sunrisers Hyderabad and Punjab Kings, both in dramatic last-ball finishes.

  • 16:06 (IST)

    KKR vs RR, Live Score: Hello

    Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the IPL 2023 match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals, straight from the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. Stay tuned for all the live updates. 

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