Indian Premier League, 47th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Kolkata, May 3, 2013
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
3 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)
4.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, no run, that's fuller and he's played it off the back foot, pushed back to the bowler, just falls short

4.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, no run, and now gets his bat and pad out, defends back to the bowler again

4.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, 1 run, shorter and turns away from the bat, flicked away to the deep square-leg region for a single

Rajasthan Royals 28/2   SV Samson 1* (3b)
5.1

Senanayake to Samson, 1 run, up and over and for a single, there's a long-on in place and he wants to test him, fuller in length and he gets his foot out and plays through the line, bounces away to the fielder

5.5

Senanayake to Samson, 1 run, he was moving towards the off stump while playing the shot and the delivery was on his pads, gets some bat on it and flicks to the leg side

Rajasthan Royals 32/2   SV Samson 3* (5b)
6.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, 1 run, shorter in length yet again, on the middle stump and slight turn away, pushes it to the leg side for a single

6.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, 1 run, shorter in length and it's pushed it to the off side for a single

6.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, no run, fuller and pushed to the short cover, not for runs

Rajasthan Royals 39/2   SV Samson 5* (8b)
7.2

Kallis to Samson, FOUR, short of length and that's punched through the extra-cover region for a four, was a crunchy stroke that

7.3

Kallis to Samson, 1 run, slower from JK and pushed to the deep point, they are off for a quick single, bit of a misfield also helps

Rajasthan Royals 45/2   SV Samson 10* (10b 1x4)
8.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, SIX, shot, that's the shot of the game so far! this is a slow, slow pitch and this was slightly shorter, he was waiting and then pulls it over the deep mid-wicket region for a six!

8.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, 1 run, fuller, as expected from the bowler now, and pushed to the leg side for a single now

8.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Samson, 1 run, pushed to the leg side for a single now, 15 off the over to signal the Time-out

Rajasthan Royals 62/2   SV Samson 18* (13b 1x4 1x6)
9.1

Kallis to Samson, 1 run, fuller from Kallis and that's crunched back through the left of the bowler, single to long-off

9.3

Kallis to Samson, 1 run, good shot for a single, moves around in his crease and cracks it over the covers, goes on the bounce to the fielder

9.5

Kallis to Samson, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and it's gone to long-on for a single

9.6

Kallis to Samson, 2 runs, very full and that's spanked to the long-on for a couple of runs, he hits 'em hard even on this slow pitch

Rajasthan Royals 71/2   SV Samson 23* (17b 1x4 1x6)
11.1

Bhatia to Samson, no run, on a good length and as expected it's a slower one, tapped to the short cover fielder

11.2

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, slows it down even further if that's possible and the batsman doesn't bat an eyelid in punching it down to long-on for a single

11.5

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, moves across the off stump before going back to his original stance and wants to hit it over, gets an inside edge to the leg side for a single

Rajasthan Royals 78/3   SV Samson 25* (20b 1x4 1x6)
12.4

Senanayake to Samson, no run, shorter length on the off stump and it's only pushed to the off side

12.5

Senanayake to Samson, no run, fuller on the middle stump and it's patted back to the bowler

12.6

Senanayake to Samson, SIX, shot, clean hit over the mid-wicket region for a six! it was full enough to attempt that slog shot, but it looks graceful enough, goes all the way too, this is a very vital innings from Samson

Rajasthan Royals 90/4   SV Samson 31* (23b 1x4 2x6)
13.2

Bhatia to Samson, no run, down the leg side and that's probably come off the pad, or that's what the umpire thinks anyway, not called a wide

13.3

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to long-on for a single

Rajasthan Royals 92/4   SV Samson 32* (25b 1x4 2x6)
14.2

Narine to Samson, no run, on a length and turning away, defended very carefully to the off side

14.3

Narine to Samson, 1 run, shorter in length again and he's on the back foot, pushed to the leg side for a single

14.5

Narine to Samson, 1 run, slightly slower, slower too and it's worked away to the leg side for another single, well played this over

Rajasthan Royals 101/4   SV Samson 34* (28b 1x4 2x6)
15.2

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, shorter in length and punched to the long-off fielder for a single

15.4

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, slows it down further and on a good length, tapped it to the long-on fielder for a single

15.6

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, very full this time and he's driven it down to the long-off region for a single

Rajasthan Royals 108/4   SV Samson 37* (31b 1x4 2x6)
16.1

Narine to Samson, 1 run, how do you drop that? yep, that's dropped and I am shocked! that's the easiest one, top edged to one that's shorter and it pops up to Bisla and he reverse cups it, dropped!

16.3

Narine to Samson, 1 run, punches it down to the long-off area for a single

Rajasthan Royals 111/4   SV Samson 39* (33b 1x4 2x6)
17.1

Bhatia to Samson, no run, wants to hit it through the line, gets an inside edge on to the pads, not for a run

17.2

Bhatia to Samson, 1 run, floats it up and that's gone very wide outside the off stump, he was looking to reach after going down the track, got his bat on it, pushes it to long-off

17.4

Bhatia to Samson, OUT, shot but caught! it was shorter in length and he looks to go down the track, hits it hard enough but straight to the long-on fielder, caught!

SV Samson c Kallis b Bhatia 40 (58m 36b 1x4 2x6) SR: 111.11

Rajasthan Royals 117/5   SV Samson 40 (36b 1x4 2x6)
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