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Live Cricket Score, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2018, Match 49: Kolkata host upbeat Rajasthan in must-win contest

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IPL Live Cricket Score, IPL 2018 Match 49, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Kolkata players celebrate a wicket

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IPL 2018 Live Cricket Score, KKR vs RR

LIVE INDIAN PREMIER LEAGUE (IPL) 2018 MATCH 49, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS: Hello and welcome to our live ipl cricket coverage of the match no. 49 of Indian Premier League 2018 between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. In an important clash, both Kolkata and Rajasthan will look to outshine one another in their bid to secure a playoff spot when the two sides clash in a high-voltage encounter. Both Kolkata and Rajasthan are on 12 points from the same number of outings and have two more matches to play before the knockouts stages. While KKR are placed fourth owing to slightly better net run rate (-0.189), Rajasthan are fifth (NRR -0.347). A victory for either side on the today may not rubber-stamp their passage to the playoffs but would surely help in the cause going to the final round of fixtures.  (LIVE CRICKET STREAMING – KKR vs RR)

Rajasthan were slow to get off the blocks and almost put themselves out of reckoning before some individual brilliance from England wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler catapulted them back into reckoning. Against Mumbai Indians on Sunday night, Buttler racked up his fifth consecutive IPL fifty — a feat previously managed only by Virender Sehwag – while his team picked up their third back-to-back win in the league. Coming to the hosts, Dinesh Karthik and Co. bounced back in style after succumbing to a 102-run defeat at the hands of Mumbai Indians. They defeated Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs by piling up the season’s highest total of 245/6, fourth highest in IPL history. Punjab fought hard riding K.L. Rahul’s 66 but in the end it was too tall a mountain to climb. (LIVE SCORECARD) (IPL Full Coverage)

LIVE CRICKET SCORE AND UPDATES, KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS vs RAJASTHAN ROYALS, IPL 2018, MATCH 49 FROM KOLKATA

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Brief Preview: A buoyant Kolkata Knight Riders will lock horns with a charged up Rajasthan Royals in a battle for survival at the Indian Premier League (IPL) at the iconic Eden Gardens on Tuesday. Their fate hanging in balance, a loss in the penultimate league round match may virtually sound the death knell for one of the two teams. It’s a mad scramble for the two available playoff berths with five teams including KKR and RR, who are tied on 12 points, remaining in the hunt.

To make the competition stiffer, both the teams have picked up late momentum in the business end of the tournament. Down after back-to-back defeats, KKR bounced back with a bang, posting the fourth highest total of the IPL — 245/6 — to down Kings XI Punjab by 31 runs in their last match. From being on the verge of elimination, RR too have returned to the reckoning with a hat-trick of wins, thanks to the imperious form shown by Jos Buttler who was adjudged man-of-the-match in all the three victories. (Read Full Match Preview)

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