Mumbai. In IPL 2022, a match was played between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders on 18 April. In this thrilling match, Royals defeated KKR by 7 runs. At one time Kolkata batsmen Umesh Yadav and Sheldon Jackson were seen snatching victory from Rajasthan. But Obed McCoy, who came to throw the last over of the innings, turned the tide of the match. This is the fourth defeat of Kolkata Knight Riders in the Indian Premier League 2022. Let us tell you about the turning point of this match.
Batting first, Rajasthan Royals scored 217 for five in the match played at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Jos Buttler scored a century while batting with a bang for the Royals. He got out after scoring 103 runs. Apart from him, Sanju Samson scored 38, Shimron Hetmyer 26 and Devdutt Padikkal scored 24 runs. In this way, Rajasthan Royals gave a target of 218 runs to KKR.
KKR left 7 runs away from victory
Kolkata Knight Riders got a target of 218 runs to win the match. KKR did not start well and the first wicket fell when Kolkata’s account was not even opened. Sunil Narine got out without scoring any run. After this, Aaron Finch and Shreyas Iyer carried forward the innings of KKR. Finch was dismissed after scoring 58. While Shreyas played an innings of 85 runs. After this, if Umesh Yadav is dropped in the lower order, then most of the batsmen were disappointed. The entire team was all out for 210 runs in 19.4 overs.
turning point of the match
Kolkata had to score 11 runs in the last over to win the match. The way Umesh Yadav and Sheldon Jackson were batting, KKR’s victory was certain. Because both these batsmen had scored 20 runs against Trent Boult in the 18th over of the innings. After this, the famous Krishna created pressure by giving 7 runs in the 19th. Now it was the turn to score 11 runs in the last over. Obed McCoy came to bowl the 20th over of the innings.
Jackson took 2 runs off the first ball of McCoy. After this he was out on the second ball. Jackson was dismissed as the 9th wicket. Varun Chakravarthy faced the third ball of Mecoy and managed to score 1 run. Now the strike was with Umesh Yadav. The fourth ball of the last over on which Umesh wanted to hit hard. But the ball did not hit the bat and he scattered the stumps. Umesh was dismissed as the 10th wicket. He scored 21 runs in 9 balls. In this way KKR remained 7 runs away from victory. Obed McCoy’s last over proved to be the turning point of the match.