Indian Premier League - 65th match

Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

14.2

Bhatia to Rana, no run, another cutter from Bhatia, gets it to stop on the batsman. Rana dabs with soft hands to point.

14.3

Bhatia to Rana, no run, short of a length this time, he stays in the crease and defends.

14.4

Bhatia to Rana, 1 run, aha, drives uppishly and nearly finds Tiwary at cover. Solidly struck, but on the up and into the deep extra cover region for a single.

Pune Warriors 81/5   S Rana 1* (3b)

15.1

Pathan to Rana, 1 run, Rana does the wise thing, works a length ball turning in, through square leg for one.

15.3

Pathan to Rana, no run, poor ball, wasted by Rana. Full on leg stump, and whipped straight to backward square leg.

15.4

Pathan to Rana, 1 run, back of a length outside off, he cuts it but can't beat backward point. Single taken, all the same.

Pune Warriors 84/5   S Rana 3* (6b)

16.5

Lee to Rana, 1 run, short ball, Rana hops back and guides the pull to deep square leg for a single.

Pune Warriors 93/5   S Rana 4* (7b)

17.1

Kallis to Rana, FOUR, and that's why seamers haven't bowled much today. Kallis lands this short and wide outside off, Rana gives it everything and carves it powerfully over point. Well played.

17.2

Kallis to Rana, FOUR, even better from Rana. He gets another short ball, this one angling in, but there are two men prowling in the deep. Rana knows it, and ensures he places it between them, in front of square, and picks up four.

17.3

Kallis to Rana, 1 run, back of a length outside off, this time he just drops it towards point for a quick single.

17.6

Kallis to Rana, 1 run, full and on off stump to end the over, this Rana can pack some power into these shots. This time, he finds sweeper cover though with an inside out carve.

Pune Warriors 104/5   S Rana 14* (11b 2x4)

18.1

Lee to Rana, 1 leg bye, lovely little slow offcutter, Rana was initially fooled before nudging it away fine, and Goswami does really well to stop it as he dives away to his left.

Pune Warriors 105/5   S Rana 14* (12b 2x4)

19.2

Balaji to Rana, 1 run, another ball full and straight on off, nothing Rana can do with it and forces it away to mid off for one.

19.4

Balaji to Rana, (no ball) 2 runs, filth from Bala, sends down a high full toss, called a no-ball and earns him a warning. Rana pulls it behind square leg for a couple.

19.4

Balaji to Rana, 1 run, slow offcutter, this time it lands and breaks in. Another pull, it goes squarer this time, for one more.

19.6

Balaji to Rana, OUT, Balaji, zara dheere chalo! The smiling assassin has bowled a memorable final over and finished off with a lovely little yorker. If you can keep it that full, you don't need pace. That landed at Rana's toes even as he searched in vain for any little room. There was none, he misses the heave, and leg stump fell back.

S Rana b Balaji 18 (16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 112.50

Pune Warriors 118/7   S Rana 18 (16b 2x4)
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May 19, 2011

L Balaji unsuccessfully dives to take a catch, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Navi Mumbai, May 19, 2011

L Balaji unsuccessfully dives to take a catch

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May 19, 2011

Yusuf Pathan turns one away, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Navi Mumbai, May 19, 2011

Yusuf Pathan turns one away

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