IPL 2019: KKR beat RR, here are the records broken
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals in match number 21 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2019 season. RR couldn't quite get the desired runs at home and managed a paltry score of 139/3. Steve Smith played a lone hand (73*). KKR openers Chris Lynn and Sunil Narine then stole the show after scoring rapidly. Here are the records broken.
Lynn surpasses 1,000-run mark in IPL, Narine gets past 700
Lynn and Narine added 91 runs for the opening wicket. This was KKR's best opening stand in IPL 2019. KKR went past 100 runs in 9.3 overs. This was the second fastest team hundred this season. Narine (47) went past 700 runs for KKR in IPL. Lynn (50) surpassed the 1,000-run mark in IPL (1,005). He smashed his seventh career IPL fifty.
Smith surpasses Jayawardene, Jadeja in terms of IPL runs
Smith slammed his sixth career IPL fifty. This was also his maiden fifty in IPL 2019. The Aussie superstar now has 1,862 runs in the IPL. He surpassed the likes of Mahela Jayawardene (1,802) and Ravindra Jadeja (1,836). Smith smashed seven fours and a six. He now needs two more maximums to get to the mark of 50 in IPL.
KKR take slender advantage in head-to-head meetings
This was the 19th meeting between the two sides and KKR have now taken a 10-9 advantage. At the Sawai Mansingh Stadium in Jaipur, this was the sixth meeting. KKR now have three wins here from six matches.
How did the match pan out?
Rajasthan lost skipper Ajinkya Rahane early, before Jos Buttler and Smith added 72 runs for the second wicket. KKR spinners kept their nerves and did not allow many runs to flow. Smith carried on to score a sublime fifty. Pacer Harry Gurney picked up two wickets on debut. In reply, KKR got off to a flier that helped them steer past the target.
Not quite the night for Royals!
Uthappa goes past 150 IPL sixes
Robin Uthappa smashed two sixes versus the Royals. He went past 150 career IPL sixes (151). He went past Yuvraj Singh (149). Shreyas Gopal (2/35) now has eight wickets this season. That's the third most by a bowler this season.