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)
3.1

Balaji to Watson, no run, angled in from a length on middle stump, Watson pushes it away on the leg side

3.2

Balaji to Watson, no run, slower one way outside off, Watson goes down on the knee for the big drive, but misses

3.3

Balaji to Watson, FOUR, clattered! short and slow, sitting up for Watson, "hit me", says Raghav, and Watson obliges, pulling it neatly over midwicket

3.4

Balaji to Watson, OUT, he stopped doing that after Pakistan 2004, ripper from Balaji, pitches on a length on middle and zips away to hit off stump, the perfect delivery, no one can do anything about that, not even Shan Watson who is the form of his life, he has to go

SR Watson b Balaji 11 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.61

3.5

Balaji to Fazal, 1 run, short and wide, deserved to be put away, but Fazal went for a weak dab and almost hit in straight to third man, goes to him on the bounce

3.6

Balaji to Paunikar, 1 run, angles in on a length around off stump, pushed away towards covers

Rajasthan Royals 26/1   L Balaji 1-0-6-1
5.1

Balaji to Fazal, no run, angled wide across the left-hander, slapped away to covers off the front foot

5.2

Balaji to Fazal, 1 run, shuffles across, and overbalances but manages to flick it away to fine leg

5.3

Balaji to Raut, no run, another beauty from Balaji, gets it to pitch around off and move away, he feels for it and misses

5.4

Balaji to Raut, 2 runs, charges down the track, Balaji fires in the short one in to him, and he gets the pull over square leg

5.5

Balaji to Raut, FOUR, charges out again, this time Balaji goes fuller and angles it in to him, but he swipes and gets an inside edge that runs for four to the left of fine leg

5.6

Balaji to Raut, 1 run, has another huge swipe as he rushes outside his crease, but gets only a single to mid on

Rajasthan Royals 36/2   L Balaji 2-0-14-1
13.1

Balaji to Rahane, OUT, Rahane comes down the track, and gets in to a very awkward position, Balaji angles it in on a length, it even cuts back in, and Rahane ends up having a weak stab outside the line, and the ball uproots middle stump, it's been a long struggle for Rajasthan, this innings

AM Rahane b Balaji 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

13.2

Balaji to Warne, no run, bowled fuller around middle, he shuffles and plays it to mid on

13.3

Balaji to Warne, no run, this is super stuff from Balaji, has Warne uncertainly pushing at one that angles in from a fuller length, and stays low

13.4

Balaji to Warne, 1 run, slower one cutting in from short of a length outside off, Warne stays beside the line and guides it past point

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   L Balaji 3-0-15-3
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