Indian Premier League, 17th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata, Apr 17, 2011
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
17 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Iqbal Abdulla to Paunikar, 2 runs, good diving effort on the wide long off boundary, it is Bhatia, saves the boundary after Paunikar drove a flat one outside off hard


Iqbal Abdulla to Paunikar, no run, pushed away off the front foot


Iqbal Abdulla to Paunikar, no run, fired in flat and full, pushed back to the bowler


Iqbal Abdulla to Paunikar, OUT, after Balaji, it is Iqbal, the classic left-arm spinner's trick, draws the batsman out with some flight, beats the batsman, gets it to turn past him, and the keeper does the rest

AG Paunikar st †Bisla b Iqbal Abdulla 15 (15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 100.00


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, no run, flatter one turning away outside off, almost pushed straight to cover, bounces short of him


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, no run, some flight from Iqbal, gets him forward and he pushes away towards point

Rajasthan Royals 28/2   Iqbal Abdulla 1-0-2-1

Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, no run, tossed up but he goes back, it hurries on but he manages to stab it back to the bowler


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, 1 run, sharp turn from middle stump, he closes the face early and gets a leading edge towards point


Iqbal Abdulla to Fazal, 1 run, shuffles across and whips a shortish one to deep midwicket


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, no run, more turn for Iqbal, and some bounce on this one too, takes off from a length on middle, batsman is surprised and jabs it away


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, OUT, super stuff from Iqbal, brilliant presence of mind, it was pushed in the air way to his right, he charged after the ball to stop the single, picked it up with a dive, and then looked to throw it to the keeper, but stopped for an instant, saw the non-striker had backed up too far, and hit his stumps with a direct throw

FY Fazal run out 3 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 75.00


Iqbal Abdulla to Raut, 1 run, a touch short and turning away, cut away to sweeper cover

Rajasthan Royals 39/3   Iqbal Abdulla 2-0-5-1

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


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


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


Iqbal Abdulla to Taylor, 1 run, tossed up but on leg stump, flicks it wide of midwicket


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


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


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   Iqbal Abdulla 3-0-18-1





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