After losing seven out of 10 matches, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) scored a much-needed win against the Rajasthan Royals to keep their play-off alive. They are now placed seventh in the points table and need to win all their remaining matches.
Chasing a victory target of 133, KKR lost Gambhir early. But, Bisla (29), Kallis (33*) and Yusuf Pathan (49*) batted brilliantly to see their team through. KKR reached 133/2 in 17.2 overs and won the match by 8 wickets. Yusuf Pathan was declared ‘Man of the Match’.