A clinical performance, spurred by youngsters, helped two-time winners Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) thrash high-flying Rajasthan Royals (RR) in the 12th match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020 at Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai, UAE on Wednesday. First, Shubman Gill played a majestic knock opening the innings after RR captain Steve Smith asked KKR to bat first. Then, defending 174, Shivam Mavi, Kamlesh Nagarkoti and Varun Chakravarthy picked a brace of wickets each as RR crumbled.
Kolkata Knight Riders: 174 for 6 in 20 overs (Shubman Gill 47, Eoin Morgan 34 not out; Jofra Archer 2/18).
Rajasthan Royals: 137 for 9 in 20 overs (Tom Curran 54 not out; Shivam Mavi 2/20, Kamlesh Nagarkoti 2/13, Varun Chakravarthy 2/25).