Indian Premier League - 47th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

0.1

Narwal to Watson, 1 run, swing away from the bat and he opens the face of the bat through to third-man for a single

Rajasthan Royals 1/0   SR Watson 1* (1b)

1.1

Senanayake to Watson, no run, round the stumps and defended off the back foot, back to the bowler

1.2

Senanayake to Watson, 1 run, on his pads and he was first looking to come forward but then flicks it off the back foot to the leg side

1.6

Senanayake to Watson, 1 run, and now he plays an aggressive sweep across the line, well hit but straight to the deep mid-wicket fielder who's there for this favourite slog-sweep of Watson

Rajasthan Royals 8/0   SR Watson 3* (4b)

2.1

Narwal to Watson, no run, short of length, outside the off and that's spanked but straight to the point fielder, not for runs

2.2

Narwal to Watson, 1 run, slightly closer to the middle stumps and that's tapped away to the leg side for a single

2.4

Narwal to Watson, no run, on his pads and that's flicked away straight to short fine-leg, a few inches each side would have seen it run away, that's the second shot that could have gone to the fence this over

2.5

Narwal to Watson, 1 wide, poor ball down the leg side, it went further down and it's gone for a wide

2.5

Narwal to Watson, 1 wide, and another one, tries the slower one yet again but he's lost his line and it's called a wide, the fielder is up in the circle at fine-leg

2.5

Narwal to Watson, FOUR, up and over and for a four, it was fuller outside the off stump and it did have some width, not hit hard, but placed well

2.6

Narwal to Watson, FOUR, and now he's beaten the man at deep square-leg and got himself his second four, was a length ball on the middle stump and he clears his front foot and smack he goes!

Rajasthan Royals 20/0   SR Watson 12* (9b 2x4)

3.5

Senanayake to Watson, FOUR, poor ball, it was short, and it was flat, he thought Watto would come down but he rocks back and smashes it through mid-wicket for a four

3.6

Senanayake to Watson, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to short third-man for a single

Rajasthan Royals 26/1   SR Watson 17* (11b 3x4)

4.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, no run, fuller on the middle stump and driven back to the bowler

4.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 1 run, fuller on the off stump, and that's driven to long-off for a single

Rajasthan Royals 27/1   SR Watson 18* (13b 3x4)

5.2

Senanayake to Watson, 1 wide, down the leg side and he wants to sweep, misses, wide called

5.2

Senanayake to Watson, no run, short of length and he wants to cut it, no pace on the ball, nothing on the shot, to short cover

5.3

Senanayake to Watson, no run, and now for the slog, misses, the keeper collects it well

5.4

Senanayake to Watson, 1 run, shorter in length and that's rocked back and punched down the ground for a single

5.6

Senanayake to Watson, 1 wide, outside the off stump and he wants to cut it away, misses and it's called a wide, harshly so if I may add

5.6

Senanayake to Watson, 1 run, up to the bat outside the off stump and that's driven to mid-off for a single

Rajasthan Royals 34/2   SR Watson 20* (17b 3x4)

6.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 1 run, shorter in length and punches it down to long-on after rocking back, for a single

6.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 1 run, on his pads, on a good length and he gets his pad out and pushes it to the right of the bowler, single to the batsman

6.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 1 run, shorter in length and wants to pull it away, gets bit of an inside edge, runs across to the deep square-leg region for a single

Rajasthan Royals 39/2   SR Watson 23* (20b 3x4)

7.1

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, short of length and the batsman's pushed it to the leg side for a single

7.4

Kallis to Watson, 2 runs, that's outside the off stump and driven on the up, through to deep cover and Narine gets his foot down in time to stall it to two

7.5

Kallis to Watson, no run, again slows it down and that's defended to the off side

7.6

Kallis to Watson, no run, length ball that angles back into the batsman, defended back to the bowler, not for runs

Rajasthan Royals 47/2   SR Watson 26* (24b 3x4)

8.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 2 runs, fuller on the pads and that's worked away to the deep mid-wicket region for a couple of runs

8.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, FOUR, and finally Watto gets some bat on one that's gone down the leg-side! he's been letting those go for wides but this one gets a tickle that runs away to the fence for a four

8.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Watson, 1 run, he was on the leg stump and the ball was delivered way outside the off, turning away too and still manages to cut it through

Rajasthan Royals 61/2   SR Watson 33* (27b 4x4)

9.2

Kallis to Watson, 1 run, shot back to the bowler but he's away in his follow-through and the ball hits the non-strikers stumps hard, are able to come through for a single

9.4

Kallis to Watson, 1 leg bye, quicker on the leg stump, he was looking to pull it away, hits his pads, rolls over to the leg side

9.6

Kallis to Watson, (no ball) 1 run, full-toss and that's pulled away to the mid-wicket region for a single, that's called a no-ball for height this one

Rajasthan Royals 69/2   SR Watson 35* (30b 4x4)

10.1

Narine to Watson, no run, shorter in length and there's a bit of turn away from the bat, gets a leading edge and it rushes to the short cover

10.2

Narine to Watson, no run, tries to sweep it away and there's a big, big appeal, given not-out but that's looking mighty close on replays!

10.3

Narine to Watson, no run, defended off the back foot, pushed back to the bowler

10.4

Narine to Watson, no run, turning back into the batsman now and that's hit his pad yet again, spinning down the leg side I think, the keeper didn't appeal

10.5

Narine to Watson, OUT, and now he's gone, finally an lbw given! it was shorter in length and he wanted to sweep it away, the ball never came on and he missed, hits him plumb in front and this time, there's no two ways about it for the umpire, out is the call and a very correct one

SR Watson lbw b Narine 35 (49m 35b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Rajasthan Royals 71/3   SR Watson 35 (35b 4x4)
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Photos

May 3, 2013

Jacques Kallis plays off the back foot, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL,Kolkata, May 3, 2013

Jacques Kallis plays off the back foot

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May 3, 2013

Yusuf Pathan hits to the leg side, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL,Kolkata, May 3, 2013

Yusuf Pathan hits to the leg side

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