The Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 featured double header matches on Thursday. In the second match of the day, Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 86 runs, virtually securing their spot in the playoffs. KKR’s standing in the points table has improved as a result of their victory. KKR currently has 14 points from 14 matches and is in 4th position in the points standings. When it comes to the RR, their prospects of making the playoffs are nil. Rajasthan is ranked seventh in the points table, with a total of ten points. The Delhi Capitals are the team with the most points.
Delhi has 20 points and one more match to play on the league stage. In the opening match on Thursday, Punjab Kings beat Chennai Super Kings. With 18 points, CSK stands second in the points standings. Despite the victory, Punjab Kings have been eliminated from the IPL 14 playoffs. Punjab is in fifth place with 12 points from 14 games. To qualify for the playoffs, the Mumbai Indians must defeat Hyderabad by a margin of 171 runs on Friday. He is presently ranked sixth in the points standings. Sunrisers Hyderabad is currently in last place in the points table.
In yesterday’s match, Kolkata batted first after losing the toss and reached 171 for four in 20 overs before bowling Rajasthan out for 85 runs in 16.1 overs. Shivam Mavi bowled the greatest innings of his career for Kolkata, capturing four wickets for 21 runs in 3.1 overs. Ferguson got three wickets, while Shakib Al Hasan and Varun Chakraborty each took one. Rajasthan’s Rahul Tewatia scored 44 runs.