IPL 2015: Shane Watson's all-round display pilots Rajasthan Royals into play-offs
IPL 2015: Shane Watson's all-round display pilots Rajasthan Royals into play-offs

 Shane Watson smashed an unbeaten century and then bagged two wickets as Rajasthan Royals outplayed defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs to seal a play-offs berth in the IPL cricket tournament here on Saturday.

IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...
IPL 2015: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...

Welcome to our live cricket blog for Match 54 of the Indian Premier League between Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders at Brabourne Stadium in Mumbai. Follow live score and latest match updates right here as we bring to you ball-by-ball coverage of this crucial encounter.

IPL great stage, but first class cricket more vital: Gautam Gambhir

Praising IPL for improving young cricketers' temperament to play under pressure, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Friday also emphasised that performance in first class cricket should be the yardstick to judge them rather than the cash-rich and glamorous T20 event.

IPL 2015, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Preview
IPL 2015, Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals: Preview

In a do-or-die IPL cricket match, defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders will take on Rajasthan Royals as the race for the play-off berths hots up at the Brabourne Stadium, here.

Letting them score 170 was the game-changer, says Gautam Gambhir
Letting them score 170 was the game-changer, says Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir today blamed his bowlers and fielders for their narrow five-run defeat against Mumbai Indians in a nerve-wracking last-over IPL thriller here.

IPL 8: MI keep playoff hopes alive with 5-run win over KKR
IPL 8: MI keep playoff hopes alive with 5-run win over KKR

Mumbai Indians stayed on course for a play-off berth after pulling off a narrow five-run win over defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders in a nerve-wracking last-over IPL thriller here on Thursday.

IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...
IPL 2015: Mumbai Indians vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...

It's a do or die match for the Rohit Sharma-led side as a loss against KKR will knock them out of the tournament.

IPL 2015, Match 51, MI vs KKR:  Players to watch out for
IPL 2015, Match 51, MI vs KKR: Players to watch out for

Rohit Sharma-led Mumbai Indians (MI) host title holders Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the 51st match of the Indian Premier League (IPL) at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai.

Most interesting IPL of all, says Wasim Akram
Most interesting IPL of all, says Wasim Akram

With no team as yet assured of a last four play-off berth, Kolkata Knight Riders mentor Wasim Akram described this IPL season as the most interesting in its eight-year history.

Stop calling Sunil Narine mystery bowler: Gautam Gambhir
Stop calling Sunil Narine mystery bowler: Gautam Gambhir

Hitting out at Sunil Narine's critics, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Saturday said the West Indies off-spinner was a quality bowler who has handled himself very well under tremendous pressure.

IPL 2015, Match 44: KKR vs KXIP - As it happened...
IPL 2015, Match 44: KKR vs KXIP - As it happened...

Kolkata Knight Riders beat Kings XI Punjab by 1 wicket in Match 44 of the Indian Premier League at the Eden Gardens. In case you missed the match, here is our over-by-over account of the match as part of our coverage.

IPL 2015: Gautam Gambhir raises a toast to Knights' spinners
IPL 2015: Gautam Gambhir raises a toast to Knights' spinners

Upbeat Kolkata Knight Riders captain Gautam Gambhir on Thursday raised a toast to the spinners in his side after the 13-run win over the Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League game at the Eden Gardens.

IPL 2015: We leaked too many runs in last 5 overs, says JP Duminy
IPL 2015: We leaked too many runs in last 5 overs, says JP Duminy

After succumbing to their seventh loss this season, Delhi Daredevils skipper JP Duminy said his team paid the price for conceding too many runs in the last five overs against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Thursday.

IPL 2015, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils - As it happened...
IPL 2015, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils - As it happened...

22 runs with the bat and four wickets with the ball, that's how Piyush Chawla's won the match for defending chamspions against a under-performing Delhi Daredevils side at Eden Gardens. With the win, KKR climbed into third place.

IPL 2015, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils – Five players to watch out for
IPL 2015, Match 42: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils – Five players to watch out for

The eighth edition of Indian Premier League enters its final stretch before the play-offs and title round. After the round 10, we have seen enough matches to differentiate contenders from pretenders. But unlike previous seasons, at least five teams are in contention for that all-important play-off spots. Today's Eden Gardens clash between Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Delhi Daredevils (DD) will provide further insights on which team can join the likes of Chennai Super Kings, Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore as the favourites.

Cricketer Mohammad Kaif participates in Swachh Bharat campaign
Cricketer Mohammad Kaif participates in Swachh Bharat campaign

Former India cricketer Mohammad Kaif is the latest celebrity to participate in the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan after he was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils - Preview
IPL 8: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Delhi Daredevils - Preview

 Defending champions Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) would look to continue their dominance at their home ground when they take on an unpredictable Delhi Daredevils (DD) in an Indian Premier League (IPL) encounter here at the Eden Gardens on Thursday.

IPL 2015: Wasim Akram credits Gautam Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence
IPL 2015: Wasim Akram credits Gautam Gambhir for Brad Hogg's emergence

Hailing Chinaman exponent Brad Hogg for ably replacing spin ace Sunil Narine in the side, Kolkata Knight Riders' bowling coach Wasim Akram on Tuesday credited skipper Gautam Gambhir for effecting a seamless change in the slow-bowling department.

Umesh Yadav set the game up for my boys: Gautam Gambhir
Umesh Yadav set the game up for my boys: Gautam Gambhir

Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir on Monday lauded pacer Umesh Yadav for setting up the 35-run victory over Sunrisers Hyderabad by claiming two crucial wickets in the opening over of the innings.

IPL 2015, KKR vs SRH: As it happened...
IPL 2015, KKR vs SRH: As it happened...

Welcome to the live coverage of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Sunrisers Hyderabad which is being held at Eden Gardens, Kolkata.