IPL: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rajasthan Royals in play-offs

Dinesh Karthik
Dinesh Karthik previously played for Mumbai Indians and Gujarat Lions in the IPL
Indian Premier League, Kolkata
Kolkata Knight Riders 169-7 (20 overs) Karthik 52, Gowtham 2-15
Rajasthan Royals 144-4 (20 overs) Samson 50, Chawla 2-24
Kolkata Knight Riders win by 25 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders eliminated Rajasthan Royals from the Indian Premier League play-offs with a 25-run victory at Eden Gardens.

The hosts had been put in to bat and made 169-7 from their 20 overs, helped by Dinesh Karthik's 52 and Andre Russell's unbeaten 49 from 32 balls.

Rajasthan were unable to chase down the target, as Sanju Samson's 50 took them to 144-4 in reply.

Kolkata face Sunrisers Hyderabad in Friday's second qualifier.

The winner of the match will play two-time champions Chennai Super Kings in Sunday's final.