Indian Premier League - 17th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

7.3

Bhatia to Menaria, 1 run, cutting in from outside leg, he hangs back and works it away to deep midwicket

7.5

Bhatia to Menaria, 1 run, this one angles away from a length outside off stump, steered away to short third man

Rajasthan Royals 43/3   AL Menaria 2* (2b)

8.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, FOUR, almost another one, this one does not get up much, whipped away off the pads, inches away from a diving square leg

8.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, 1 wide, keeps low again, and turns down the leg side

8.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, 1 run, stays on the back foot and works it away in front of midwicket

8.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, no run, that looked close, strikes him low in front of middle as he goes back and misses the waft, umpire Dar thinks it pitched outside leg, Iqbal was already celebrating, Dar is spot-on

8.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, no run, pushed away close to the non-striker off the front foot

8.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Menaria, SIX, Menaria takes off over deep midwicket, fuller and he bends the knee and smokes it in to the crowd with a big backlift, his style resembles the man who captains Pune Warriors

Rajasthan Royals 56/4   AL Menaria 13* (7b 1x4 1x6)

9.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Menaria, 1 run, turning in from outside off stump, worked away in front of square leg

Rajasthan Royals 60/4   AL Menaria 14* (8b 1x4 1x6)

10.2

Pathan to Menaria, 1 run, short and turning away from Menaria, who rocks back and cuts it to sweeper cover

10.4

Pathan to Menaria, 1 wide, goes reaching out for a short and wide one outside off, but misses as he looks to dab it past slip

10.4

Pathan to Menaria, 1 run, comes slowly off the pitch outside off and he hits it past the bowler to long off

Rajasthan Royals 67/4   AL Menaria 16* (10b 1x4 1x6)

11.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Menaria, 1 run, worked away through square leg for a single

11.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Menaria, 1 run, worked away off the pads but straight to short fine leg, this one keeps low as well

11.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Menaria, 1 run, works this one turning in from outside off in front of square leg

Rajasthan Royals 72/5   AL Menaria 19* (13b 1x4 1x6)

12.2

Pathan to Menaria, 1 run, rocks back and cuts hard from just outside off stump, sweeper cover fields

12.5

Pathan to Menaria, 1 run, Rahane implores Menaria for two, but he is satisfied with one as sweeper cover gets to the ball that is cut to him, could have been two there

Rajasthan Royals 77/5   AL Menaria 21* (15b 1x4 1x6)

13.5

Balaji to Menaria, no run, bouncer going across the left-hander, digs it in hard, he looks to upper-cut it but is beaten by the extra bounce

13.6

Balaji to Menaria, OUT, Menaria succeeds in what he was trying to do, waits for the short one close to off, and connects with the upper cut, but the ball flies at a nice height to third man who runs some steps to his right and happily takes it, nothing going right for Rajasthan, Balaji all over them

AL Menaria c Bhatia b Balaji 21 (17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 123.52

Rajasthan Royals 79/7   AL Menaria 21 (17b 1x4 1x6)
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Apr 17, 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate the fall of a wicket on their way to a comprehensive victory over Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL 2011, Eden Gardens, April 17 2011

Kolkata Knight Riders celebrate the fall of a wicket

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Apr 17, 2011

Gautam Gambhir sets off for a run, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, Kolkata, April 17, 2011

Gautam Gambhir sets off for a run

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