Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Rajasthan Royals by 37 runs in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 13. Kolkata scored 174 for six at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. In response, Rajasthan’s team could only manage 137 runs for nine wickets. Rajasthan’s batsmen disappointed and only three could reach double run numbers. Apart from Tom Curran (unbeaten 54 runs, 36 balls, two fours, three sixes), only Jos Buttler (21 runs, 16 balls, one four, two sixes) played a remarkable innings. The hero of the last match Rahul Tewatia (14 runs) could not do anything special. Kolkata’s young bowlers Kamlesh Nagerkoti, Shivam Mavi and Varun Chakraborty took two wickets each. Earlier, Rajasthan captain Steve Smith won the toss and invited KKR to bat first. Joffra Archer, who started the bowling, conceded just one run in the first over. The second ball of Ankit Rajput, who came to the next over, was sent by Shubman Gill for six runs over the long-on boundary. Gill played some aggressive shots while Sunil Narine (15) also opened his hands. He hit a six and a four off Jaydev Unadkat’s successive balls in the fifth over, but was bowled by Unadkat on the next ball. Nitish Rana (22) opened his account with a four off Shreyas Gopal and then in the eighth over, Ryan Parag. Swagat hit a six over the cover, but on the final ball of the 10th over, Rahul Tewatia caught Parag’s hands and ended his innings. It seemed that Gill would easily complete his half-century, but Archer took a quick catch of Gill on his own ball and gave a strong blow to KKR. Now at the crease was the pair of Andre Russell and captain Dinesh Karthik. Russell opened his hands in the 13th over, hitting two sixes over Gopal, but Karthik once again disappointed. He became the victim of Archer by scoring just one run. Taking an aggressive stance, Russell (24) was caught by Ankit Rajput at the hands of Unadkat. Morgan and Pat Cummins were at the crease, reducing the pace of the runs. Smith delivered the ball in the 17th over to Archer, who took two wickets for just four runs in his first three overs. Archer scored 14 runs in this over, in which Morgan played a deep backward point on the final ball, which Tom Curran could not catch and the ball went for six runs. However, Curran ended his 34-run partnership with Morgan by having Simmons (12) caught by Sanju Samson at a team score of 149 runs. Morgan and Kamlesh Nagerkoti (eight not out) collected 25 runs in the final two overs to take their team to 170 runs.