A timely wicket for RR. It's that googly that does the trick. It's a good length delivery outside off, spins back in. It comes slowly onto Lynn's bat who looks to punch it straight back but ends up hitting it uppishly straight into the hands of Gowtham.
It seemed as if the ball stopped on Lynn. It's a flighted delivery on off, it grips on the pitch. Uthappa comes forward and looks to tuck it to the leg side but is early into the shot and the ball doesn't spin too much. He gets a leading edge and Gowtham accepts a simple return catch. Narine looks to go big again, charges down the track and looks to loft it over the off side but it turns away and beats his outside edge.
The keeper does the rest. Good stuff from Gowtham. Huge wicket for RR. That is wrap from us here. Rajasthan Royals had a decent campaign finishing off at 4th place. The rains stayed allowed and gave us a full game. Hopefully it remains the same two days later as Kolkata Knight Riders will be taking on against Sunrisers Hyderabad.
We will see you on Friday, until then adios. Andre Russell, Man of the Match: So feel good to contribute It has been a hectic road. Every game is like a final. Yeah, I think it just clear head. If you get short, wide ball, slower ball. All about being balance. Have a still base, and make sure you get bat to ball. Once I connect, I know it'll be either a four or a six. I swing very hard and believe in my abilities.
Slower ball deceived me a bit, as I said it is all but the swing. It's good to take responsibility with the ball as well. Especially, as a senior player. Just goes to show you're improving. Dinesh Karthik, Kolkata Knight Riders captain: Winning four matches is special.
We were under the pump. To come back from there was special. Credit to Shubman Gill. He played some lovely shots and eased the pressure of me. To absorb the pressure and play fantastic shots was brilliant.
In these kind of crunch games, it's not about the par score. It's about how much you believe. We fielded well today which was very good to see. That will be it from the Eden Gardens then. It was a pleasant evening to watch cricket and bring the action live to you; a welcome relief from the humidity of Mumbai.
Till then, stay tuned to Firstpost. CSK needed 43 runs from the last 3 overs with 3 wickets in hand. CSK won by 2 wickets. RR needed 43 runs from the last 3 overs with 7 wickets in hand. RR lost by 25 runs. The lack of Experience. Andre Russell is the Man of the Match. Ajinkya Rahane, Rajasthan Royals captain: The way we started with the ball, especially after that. Dropped catch of Russell hurt.
But when you start your chase so well, you generally win the game, but KKR bowled really well. Me and Rahul than me and sanju got partnerships but we couldn't get it in the end.
Credit to the KKR bowlers. When Sanju and me were batting we were looking to play positively. Overall, we played really good cricket. The bowling unit was fantastic with how the fast bowlers bowled and even the spinners. Batting needs to improve.
Special mention for the crowd here. I did call their presence underwhelming before the match began, but they did turn up in big numbers as the match progressed.
Difficult to understand how the Royals can let the game slip after having KKR But sometimes you just have to credit the opposition because Rahane tried every trick in the book. Perhaps Samson and Rahane could have gone harder, but they simply did not have the firepower in the lower order like the Knight Riders did.
And what a win this has been for them. It was the case of who blinked first and it was the visitors who lost the plot. They took it too deep for their liking. Another very good over to finish by Prasidh Krishna, but the match was all but done in the 17th over itself. Krishna has been highly impressive especially in the death overs. With six wickets left and still losing by 25 runs short just goes onto show their lack of batting muscle.
Buttler and Stokes' absence was felt today more than they did in their game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Forget Faf, RR don't even have a Shardul.
Russell too mixes it up well too. Bowls the wide yorker, goes short to surprise the new batsman Stuart Binny. Finishes with a wicket off the final ball. Only 3 runs off the over. This seems beyond RR now. If they do, this will be a bigger heist than what Du Plessis and Thakur pulled off yesterday. The boundaries are not coming and Karthik has placed his men on the right positions.
He has done well to save Prasidh for the death. What an excellent over this from Prasidh. He built the pressure consistently before getting his man. KKR are on song. CSK also needed 43 runs from the last three overs yesterday. RR also need 43 runs from the last three overs today.
Who will be RR's Faf du Plessis today? This, I believe, is the game for KKR. They just need to keep their cool to defend their citadel. KKR might not have the game in their grasp as yet but the they do have the upper hand in the contest. CSK chased down the same equation yesterday with 3 wickets left in the end, can the batting side do it again? Chawla tried to slip in fast and full, but it was way too full.
Samson takes it on the fulltoss and carves it through cover-point. RR's scores while chasing in the last five overs this IPL: Eight runs off his final over as he goes wicket-less in his spell giving away 39 runs adding to his 2-ball innings with the bat.
Rajasthan now well and truly behind the eight ball. As mentioned at the start of the Royals innings they need one of the top four to make a That man is now Samson. One thing in the Royals favour is that apart from one over from Chawla, other three overs will be pace.
It has been easier to bat against the fast bowlers tonight. RR now need 34 off 6. Andre Russell is now bowling the penultimate over of the innings and he gives away just three runs off the first three balls. That means RR now need 37 off 9 deliveries. He gave away just three runs off 6 deliveries and also picked up a wicket on the last ball of the over. Binny departs for 0. RR now need 40 off 12 a.
Rajasthan lose their third wicket and Stuart Binny walks out in the middle now. RR need 44 off Sanju Samson moves onto 49 as Chawla bowls a full toss and the right hander simply bludgeons the ball on the off side for a boundary. He then takes a single on the next ball and he completes his fifty off 37 deliveries. This is Samson's third 50 of the season. Klassen takes matter into his own hands as he plays the reverse scoop and that brings up his first four of the innings.
RR now need 51 off 24 delvieries and it is going to be another cliffhanger, like yesterday! Kuldeep Yadav bowls an excellent over as he concedes just two runs from it and also picks up the wicket of Rahane in the over. RR now need 59 off 30 deliveries and they will have to get a move on now as slowly and steadily the required rate is going up. The RR skipper tried to sweep the ball but the ball took a leading edge and Kuldeep completed a good caught and bowled chance.
Rahane departs for 46 as RR lose their second wicket for Sunil Narine bowled four dot balls to Sanju Samson and that had created a bit of a pressure on the youngter. However, the right hander hits a huge six over deep mid wicket to release that pressure. Both Rahane and Samson have now moved into their respective 40s. RR need 61 off 36 now. The partnership between Samson and Rahane is worth 50 now off 42 deliveries.
The duo will look to continue to deal in singles and doubles before going for the kill in the latter stages. RR need 74 off 48 now and with 9 wickets in the kitty, they will think that it is their match to lose from here. Tight over that from Kuldeep Yadav, he concedes just 3 runs in that over. Kolkata need a couple of quick wickets here or otherwise Royals might just walkway with this one. Again a boundary off the last ball, and there was one off the first ball as well. Outside edge off Narine's last ball and it flies away for a boundary, spoils what would have been an excellent over there.