Indian Premier League, 10th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals at Cape Town, Apr 23, 2009
Match tied (Rajasthan Royals won the one-over eliminator)
Played at Newlands, Cape Town (neutral venue)
23 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

Sharma to Smith, no run, nice bounce and carry straightaway for Ishant, Smith leaves it alone and the keeper takes it in front of his face


Sharma to Smith, 1 leg bye, nudged off the pads to the on side and Smith calls quickly for the run


Sharma to Valthaty, 1 run, he gets forward and drives a full delivery past point to get off the mark


Sharma to Smith, no run, steep bounce from over the wicket and Smith dangerously pokes at it


Sharma to Smith, no run, pacy delivery on the pads and he knocks it down to midwicket


Sharma to Smith, 2 runs, draws him forward with a full delivery and he angles it down to third man

Rajasthan Royals 4/0   I Sharma 1-0-3-0

Sharma to Quiney, SIX, fractionally short and the ball sits up nicely for Quiney to club it over deep midwicket, nice swivel and follow through


Sharma to Quiney, OUT, over confidence! Ishant dishes it out wide outside off and Quiney tries to slam him square of the wicket but gets a thick outside edge to Gayle at first slip

RJ Quiney c Gayle b Sharma 6 (2b 0x4 1x6) SR: 300.00


Sharma to Pathan, no run, keeps it a bit short and forces Yusuf to hop and defend


Sharma to Pathan, no run, bangs it in short and hr has to duck quickly to evade that bouncer


Sharma to Pathan, SIX, lovely shot! Ishant overpitches on middle and off and Yusuf has a freeswing of the arms and carts him for a huge six over the sightscreen


Sharma to Pathan, FOUR, slower ball but it's yet another boundary ball, he swings across the line and clears square leg's reach

Rajasthan Royals 24/2   I Sharma 2-0-19-1

Sharma to Smith, no run, shuffles across his crease and pushes it hard down to mid-off


Sharma to Smith, no run


Sharma to Smith, FOUR, short and he pulls this one hard over square leg, he gets in position quickly and clubs him away


Sharma to Smith, 1 run


Sharma to Pathan, FOUR, too short and the ball kind of stops on him, that allows him to get right back and slam it wide of mid-off and cover


Sharma to Pathan, no run, fuller and he tries to biff this past mid-off but fails to beat mid-off, good fielding dada

Rajasthan Royals 40/2   I Sharma 3-0-28-1

Sharma to Mascarenhas, 1 run, makes a lot of room to heave him over the on side but he mistimes the shot and takes a single to deep midwicket


Sharma to Jadeja, OUT, goes for a hug heave over the on side but mis-hits it, stays rooted to the crease and gets a thick top edge, Yashpal fixes his gaze on the ball and takes the catch comfortably at short mid-off

RA Jadeja c Yashpal Singh b Sharma 22 (26b 0x4 0x6) SR: 84.61


Sharma to Mascarenhas, 2 runs, fullish outside the offstump and he steers it wide of point, Anureet mops up


Sharma to Mascarenhas, no run, fails to pick the slower one and chops the ball hard back to the bowler


Sharma to Mascarenhas, FOUR, brute power and lovely placement, he makes room and bashes a pitched up delivery wide of mid-off and cover, that travelled like a bullet to the boundary


Sharma to Mascarenhas, 1 run, lucky escape for the batsman as he attempts a pull and checks the shot, the ball lands well clear of the fielders in the region of square leg

Rajasthan Royals 119/5   I Sharma 4-0-36-2





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