Thursday, June 13, 2024

Rains lashed Rajasthan


Guwahati; News Agency: Rain interrupted the match between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders. After waiting for several hours, the match had to be called off without a single ball being bowled as the ground was unplayable. Thus, Rajasthan's dream of winning this match and moving to the second position and playing the Qualifier-1 round was dashed. They finished third in the points table. They now have to play Royal Challengers on Wednesday, while Kolkata Knight Riders and Hyderabad Sunrisers take on Qualifier-1.

In Guwahati, the covers were removed from the ground after a break from rain at 9:59 p.m.; But in no time the rain reappeared along with the lightning. At 10.15, the covers were removed and the ground was dried. The pitch was inspected at 10.25. KKR won the toss and elected to bowl first. The match was scheduled to be 7-7 overs and the match was scheduled to start at 10.45; But after the toss rain started again and the match was called off.

Rajasthan needed to win this match to secure their place in Qualifier-1. KKR have secured their place in Qualifier-1 with 19 points. Hyderabad jumped to the second position with 17 points after winning their last league match. So Rajasthan needed to win this match to play Qualifier-1 match. Rajasthan started the league with a bang with 7 wins in the first 8 matches; But in the last four matches they had to lose and their car got stuck. They had to settle for third place with 17 points after 8 wins from 14 matches. Because Sunrisers Hyderabad's net run rate was 0.414, they qualified for Qualifier-1.

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