The Rajasthan Royals defeated the Kolkata Knight Riders by nine wickets in their IPL 2023 match. Yashasvi Jaiswal led the way for the Royals with an unbeaten 98 off just 47 balls, while Sanju Samson contributed 48 off 29 balls. The Knight Riders were asked to bat first and scored 149 for eight, with Venkatesh Iyer top-scoring with 57 off 42 balls. In-form leg-spinner Yuzvendra Chahal finished with excellent figures of 4/25.
The Royals chased down the target in just 13.1 overs, entering the top four with the win. Both teams had the following playing XI:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Rahmanullah Gurbaz (w), Jason Roy, Venkatesh Iyer, Nitish Rana (c), Andre Russell, Rinku Singh, Sunil Narine, Shardul Thakur, Anukul Roy, Harshit Rana, Varun Chakaravarthy
Rajasthan Royals: Yashasvi Jaiswal, Jos Buttler, Sanju Samson (w/c), Joe Root, Dhruv Jurel, Shimron Hetmyer, Ravichandran Ashwin, Trent Boult, Sandeep Sharma, KM Asif, Yuzvendra Chahal