RR vs KKR 70th Match IPL 2024 Highlights

Read the article of RR vs KKR 70th Match IPL 2024 - Indian Premier League Twenty20 tournament of the 70th T20 match has been abandoned with a toss between Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati in 19th May 2024.

RR vs KKR 70th Match IPL 2024 Highlights
The rain came down well before toss time © AFP/Getty Images

Rain washed out denies Rajasthan Royals a shot at top two finish in the 70th & final league match of a Indian Premier League.

This match reported by Deivarayan Muthu (Third Party Reference from ESPNcricinfo)

KKR now play SRH on May 21 in Ahmedabad, while RR face RCB in the Eliminator on May 22.

Rain in Guwahati denied hosts Rajasthan Royals a shot at a top-two finish in the final league fixture of IPL 2024. The game was abandoned, without a ball being bowled, at around 10.50pm local time, meaning RR ended the league phase with four losses in a row, followed by this washout, to finish third with 17 points.

Sunrisers Hyderabad also had 17 points, having successfully chased down 215 against a severely depleted Punjab Kings side earlier in the day, but they stayed second, thanks to a superior net run-rate. Pat Cummins' SRH will now face table-toppers Kolkata Knight Riders in the first qualifier in Ahmedabad on May 21. As for Royals, they will run into a red-hot Royal Challengers Bangalore side, which is on a six-match winning streak, in the Eliminator the next day at the same venue.

KKR's players might have to rock up cold in the playoffs, with their last two league games having been abandoned without a ball being bowled. Especially Rahmanullah Gurbaz, Phil Salt's potential replacement, who is yet to play his first game this IPL. His last outing with the bat was for Afghanistan in mid-March.

Royals have similar concerns around their overseas players. Their finisher Shimron Hetmyer was originally deemed fit for Monday's fixture, but eventually didn't make it to the XI or the Impact subs bench, with RR captain Sanju Samson suggesting that they had to make some last-minute changes to their team.

Hetmyer hasn't played since failing to finish a tense chase against SRH along with Rovman Powell on May 2. Tom Kohler-Cadmore, who is somewhat of a like-for-like replacement for Jos Buttler, had a fairly rough initiation into the IPL, managing 18 off 23 balls against Punjab Kings in much drier conditions in Guwahati on May 15.

The Guwahati surface was under covers for the most of Monday evening before the rain briefly relented to allow the toss for a seven-over shootout, which was scheduled to restart at 10.45pm local time. However, soon after KKR won the toss and chose to bowl, the rain returned to force a damp end to the league phase.



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