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)

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

Rajasthan Royals 24/1   AG Paunikar 12* (10b 2x4)   L Balaji 0.4-0-4-1

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

Rajasthan Royals 28/2   FY Fazal 1* (1b)   Iqbal Abdulla 0.4-0-2-1

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

Rajasthan Royals 38/3   AS Raut 8* (10b 1x4)   Iqbal Abdulla 1.5-0-4-1

Bhatia to Raut, OUT, yet another run-out, flicked away to midwicket, striker takes off, Menaria is unmoved, Raut is almost mid-pitch before he turns back, throw comes in right on top of the stumps, and he had no chance of making it back

AS Raut run out 11 (15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 73.33

Rajasthan Royals 43/4   AL Menaria 2* (2b)   R Bhatia 1-0-4-0

Pathan to Taylor, OUT, more trouble for Rajasthan, this time it is Taylor, overbalances and walks outside the crease looking to work a flatter one turning down leg side, misses the ball and Bisla pulls off a smart stumping, whipping off the bails with one hand to catch Ross just short

LRPL Taylor st †Bisla b Pathan 6 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Rajasthan Royals 67/5   AL Menaria 16* (10b 1x4 1x6)   YK Pathan 0.5-0-5-1

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

Rajasthan Royals 78/6   AL Menaria 21* (15b 1x4 1x6)   L Balaji 2.1-0-14-2

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   SK Warne 1* (3b)   L Balaji 3-0-15-3

Shakib Al Hasan to Singh, OUT, that man at silly mid off was playing on his mind, he was pegged on the back foot, Shakib did him in with the arm ball, did not turn, skidded straight on, kept low, and clatter! go the stumps

A Singh b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rajasthan Royals 80/8   SK Warne 2* (5b)   Shakib Al Hasan 3.4-0-21-1

Shakib Al Hasan to Tait, OUT, Shakib Al Hasan on a hat trick, tossed up this time, draws him forward, pushing outside the line for the turn, there isn't any, goes straight on and strikes timber, Shakib is pumped up, intelligent bowling from the Bangladesh captain

SW Tait b Shakib Al Hasan 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rajasthan Royals 80/9   SK Warne 2* (5b)   Shakib Al Hasan 3.5-0-21-2

Lee to Trivedi, OUT, Brett Lee goes full and fast, too much for Trivedi, bat comes down late, and Brett uproots middle stump, punches the air, Kolkata have run away with this one

SK Trivedi b Lee 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Rajasthan Royals 81/10   SK Warne 3* (6b)   B Lee 2.2-0-12-1





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