Pepsi Indian Premier League, 19th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Abu Dhabi, Apr 29, 2014

Suryakumar Yadav and Shakib Al Hasan are the batsmen for KKR. James Faulkner will bowl for RR

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Faulkner to Yadav, 1 leg bye, OUT, we have a run out first ball in the Super Over, Yadav moves across to this full delivery on the pad, but cannot get hold of it, keeper dives and parries it away, he gets up, chases and throws it back, it is wide of the stumps, but Nair is around to gather and hit the stumps

SA Yadav run out

0.2

Faulkner to Pandey, 1 run, Pandey comes out to this pitched up ball around off, can only nudge it in front of square on the leg side

0.3

Faulkner to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, Faulkner goes full and straight on the stumps, Shakib drills it back, Faulkner is in the way though and it smacks into his boot

0.4

Faulkner to Pandey, SIX, Pandey's got one away, he's stepped forward to a widish length ball and slammed it over long on, pumping his fist as he makes the connection

0.5

Faulkner to Pandey, 1 run, Faulkner responds with a yorker on middle stump, Pandey digs it out to the leg side

0.6

Faulkner to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, OUT, moves across to a low full toss but can only hit it along the ground to long on, they try a second but Samson collects the wide throw and leaps towards the stumps to catch Shakib short

Shakib Al Hasan run out

One-over eliminator - Kolkata Knight Riders 11/2 - all out (1 over)

Narine will bowl for KKR. Gambhir has a chat with him. Smith and Watson walk out to bat for RR. Binny is also padded up.

0.1

Narine to Watson, 1 run, straighter one pitched up, Watson clobbers it straight down to long off

0.2

Narine to Smith, 2 runs, whipped through midwicket, they take two by the time long on runs around

0.3

Narine to Smith, 1 run, sets himself up for the reverse sweep early, this is headed down leg actually, but he drags it to point for a single

0.4

Narine to Watson, FOUR, deep midwicket was not deep enough, Watson slogged this length ball flat in the air, Pandey was too far in to have a chance with this even though he jumped

0.5

Narine to Watson, 1 run, straighter one again, Watson swings hard but can only hit it down to long off, they want a second but have to head back in the end

RR will win this if they tie the scores, as they have hit more boundaries

0.6

Narine to Smith, 2 runs, how smart is that from Smith, he walks out, pushes it calmly through extra cover, and happily jogs back for the second, Watson breaking into a wide smile and pumping his fist as he approaches his end

So after the scores were tied even in the Super Over, Rajasthan win on the boundary count.

That is all for tonight. Good bye

James Faulkner, the Man of the Match: I am going to sleep well tonight and I am sure the rest of the squad is going to as well. In all seriousness, this is my first Super Over, I have watched a few in T20 cricket before. I got hit for a pretty big six in that last over. It has been a bit of a slow journey since I have had surgery.

Shane Watson: To be able to come out on top of such a game is a nice feeling for us. I was just going to run as fast as I could. Steve Smith is calm under pressure. We just needed two. He is a very skilled young fellow. It is great to have Jimmy back in form. He is a very key component of our team like he was last year. If you are on the wrong side of this (match), it can be disappointing as well.

Gautam Gambhir: Very disappointed being on the losing side. We deserve to be in a better position, all the games we have lost we were in positions we could have won. It was important (his returning to form). Someone has to try and be positive upfront, that is my job, that has been my job last three years, hopefully from here on, I can be more aggressive at the top. We keep talking about the wicket in Kolkata, (but) we have an attack suited for most conditions.

Steve Smith: Very happy. It is exciting for cricket, a Super Over. Chasing 12 in a Super Over is quite a tough task. Just happy to get there. Jimmy (Faulkner) bowled an unbelievable over. The way we finished was amazing. (Narine) is a quality bowler. We knew it was going to be tough. Watto said he was going to bowl flat and short. He got one away to the boundary. My job was to hit the gaps and take twos.

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Maximus: "One of the best super over games you've got to say. But, what is the real need for it in the round robin stage...why can't a tied game be just that...a tie. The teams fought it out for 20 overs and deserved to split the points. You don't need a super over until the knockout phase of the tournamnet"

Kumaran: "That was sensible batting from Smith, kept cool and nudged the last ball for a couple.. knowing the equation that they would win it with a couple.. Fabulous!! excellent thinking and the best part was he did not overhit Narine and risk his wicket.."

One-over eliminator - Rajasthan Royals 11/0 (1 over)
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Agarkar: 'Smart thinking from Smith'
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Agarkar: 'Smart thinking from Smith'
   

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Hours of play (local time) 18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30

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Ajit Agarkar, Mark Butcher and Gaurav Kalra discuss whether Indian seamers have excelled during the UAE leg of the IPL (09:48) | April 29, 2014