Varun Aaron, Shubman Gill

Not many had given Varun Aaron plenty of a chance sooner than Thursday’s IPL match in opposition to Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) on the Eden Gardens.

In merely his second search for Rajasthan Royals (RR) this season, he rocked the Knight Riders prime order with disciplined bowling. The Jharkhand pacer’s effort (4-1-20-2) moreover earned him the Man-of-the-Match award.

After worthwhile the toss and opting to bowl first in Kolkata, Steve Smith gave Aaron the model new ball in absence of Dhawal Kulkarni. The 29-year-old pacer started off brilliantly, dismissing the damaging Chris Lynn in his first over sooner than coming once more two overs late to haunt the hosts with one different wicket, this time of 1 different opening batsman Shubman Gill.

The 19-year-old Gill, who had hit Aaron for a boundary earlier throughout the over was totally deceived by the banana inswinger. Gill was making an attempt to play the an identical shot which had earned him a boundary two balls earlier nonetheless the swing bamboozled him totally this time and he ended up participating in all through the street. The ball took the faint fringe of the bat sooner than crashing into the stumps.

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Later, RR chased the 176-run aim throughout the ultimate over and gained the game in opposition to KKR by three wickets.