24.com – Kolkata – Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell helped Kolkata Knight Riders knock Rajasthan Royals out of this cricket season’s Indian Premier League with a 25-run win in the eliminator on Wednesday.

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  • Kolkata – Skipper Dinesh Karthik and Andre Russell helped Kolkata Knight Riders knock Rajasthan Royals out of this cricket season’s Indian Premier League with a 25-run win in the eliminator on Wednesday.
  • Karthik, who made 52, and Russell, who smashed 49 not out, helped Knight Riders to 169-7, a total their bowlers defended by restricting Royals to 144-4 at Kolkata’s Eden Gardens.
  • Skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who made 46, and Samson put on 62 runs for the second wicket as Royals’ chase looked on course at 109-1.
  • Pacemen Jofra Archer and Ben Laughlin also picked up two wickets each to hurt Knight Riders batting but Karthik and Russell took the attack to the opposition bowing.
  • That partnership (between Karthik and Gill) and the dropped catch of Russell hurt us,” said Rahane.


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