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Patna : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored 171/4 in 20 overs against Rajasthan Royal (RR) in the 54 match of IPL at Sharjah Cricket Stadium, Sharjah, UAE, on October 7, 2021, night, as openers Shubman Gill and Venkatesh Iyer scored 56 and 38 runs respectively adding 79 runs for the first wicket in 10.5 overs, RR won the toss and opted to bowl.
Batting first, KKR had a solid start as Gil and Iyer took both the fast bowlers and spinners to cleaners with ease. Iyer was first to go bowled by leg spinner Rahul Tewatia Tewatia for 38 in 35 balls hitting 3 fours and 2 sixes both off pacer Jaydev Unadkat. Shubman Gill fell to fast medium bowler Chris Morris for 56 in 44 balls with 4 fours and 2 sixes, 1 each of spinner Rahul Tewatia and fast medium bowler Chetan Sakaria.
Dinesh Karthik (wk) and captain Eoin Morgan remained unbeaten on 14 and 13 runs respectively. Morgan hit Chris Morris for a six in the last over. Nitish Rana fell to part-time spinner Glenn Phillips for 12 while Rahul Tripathi fell to Chetan Sakaria for 21.