Indian Premier League - 10th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Match tied (Rajasthan Royals won the one-over eliminator)

Gayle and McCullum walk out. And Yusuf Pathan will open the bowling

0.1

Pathan to Gayle, no run, squares him up with turn and he gets a leading edge which lands on the off side

0.2

Pathan to Gayle, no run, gets turn and bounce and the big man is beaten

He has a slip now

0.3

Pathan to Gayle, 1 wide, strays on the pads and he clips it softly to the on side

0.3

Pathan to Gayle, 2 runs, flicked away wide of Munaf at square leg and they take two

0.4

Pathan to Gayle, no run, gets across and softly pushes it to the off side

0.5

Pathan to Gayle, no run, opens the face of the bat and steers it softly to the off side

0.6

Pathan to Gayle, FOUR, poor delivery outside off, too full and begging to be hit and he crashes it past the gap between cover and mid-off

End of over 1 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 7/0 (144 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 7.57)
CH Gayle    6* (6b 1x4)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0
BB McCullum    0* (0b)     

1.1

Mascarenhas to McCullum, no run, curves the ball back in and has McCullum feeling for it outside off, well bowled

1.2

Mascarenhas to McCullum, no run, this one seams away quite sharply after pitching and keeps low as well, he does well to let it go

1.3

Mascarenhas to McCullum, 1 leg bye, angles it on the pads and he clips it away to the on side

Warne maneuvers the field, he has a short leg for Gayle, interesting

1.4

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, keeps it just outside the offstump and Gayle is happy to let it go

1.5

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, keeps it full on middle and off and he pushes it firmly back to the bowler

1.6

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, keeps it full outside off and a circumspect Gayle is content shouldering arms

End of over 2 (1 run, maiden) Kolkata Knight Riders 8/0 (143 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 4.00, RRR: 7.94)
CH Gayle    6* (9b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    1-1-0-0
BB McCullum    0* (3b)      YK Pathan    1-0-7-0

So far so good for Rajasthan

2.1

Pathan to McCullum, no run, bowls it flat and quick and McCullum checks his punch to the off side

2.2

Pathan to McCullum, no run, a bit of turn this time and he gets an inside edge to the on side

2.3

Pathan to McCullum, no run, gets it to really kick up off a good length and he hops at the crease and taps it to the off side

2.4

Pathan to McCullum, 1 run, taps it to the off side and Gayle limps to the other end, he's in some discomfort

2.5

Pathan to Gayle, no run, bowls it quick and keeps Gayle quiet as he gets forward to defend

2.6

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, full on the pads and easily worked away to deep midwicket, there's protection in the deep, Warne's trying something different and it seems to be working

End of over 3 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 10/0 (141 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 3.33, RRR: 8.29)
CH Gayle    7* (11b 1x4)      YK Pathan    2-0-9-0
BB McCullum    1* (7b)      AD Mascarenhas    1-1-0-0

3.1

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, he flashes hard at a delivery angling across him and misses it completely

3.2

Mascarenhas to Gayle, SIX, finally Gayle breaks the shackles by chipping down the track and lofting him across the line, he deposits it 20 rows back at deep midwicket

3.3

Mascarenhas to Gayle, SIX, he stays at the crease and gives it the treatment again, he takes Mascarenhas downtown and sends the ball about ten rows back this time

3.4

Mascarenhas to Gayle, 1 run, fullish outside off and he steers it to the off side or a run

3.5

Mascarenhas to McCullum, 2 runs, he hoicks him across the line but isn't in full control of the shot as the ball lands just wide of midwicket

3.6

Mascarenhas to McCullum, OUT, McCullum tries to take him downtown but he ends up lofting it off the toe edge of the bat, he fails to get the required distance to clear cover and Kamran pedals backwards, takes the catch over his head and falls backwards

BB McCullum c Kamran Khan b Mascarenhas 3 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

End of over 4 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 25/1 (126 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 7.87)
     AD Mascarenhas    2-1-15-1
CH Gayle    20* (15b 1x4 2x6)      YK Pathan    2-0-9-0

Shukla walks in

4.1

Pathan to Shukla, no run, big appeal for a catch! The ball turns and bounces and Shukla nearly inside edges it onto his pads, the keeper claims a catch and Erasmus shakes his head

4.2

Pathan to Shukla, no run

4.3

Pathan to Shukla, 1 run, Dropped, He gets a thick top edge while attempting a slog and the ball swirls in the air for an eternity, Rawat wants it but he fluffs the catch

4.4

Pathan to Gayle, 1 wide, slides down the leg side and wide called

4.4

Pathan to Gayle, no run, stays back and punches it back to the bowler

4.5

Pathan to Gayle, no run, tries to pull it away but finds Munaf at short fine leg

4.6

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, stays back and punches it against the turn to mid-on

End of over 5 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 28/1 (123 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 5.60, RRR: 8.20)
CH Gayle    21* (18b 1x4 2x6)      YK Pathan    3-0-12-0
LR Shukla    1* (3b)      AD Mascarenhas    2-1-15-1

5.1

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, comes on a lot quicker and Gayle half heartedly chops it back down the pitch

5.2

Mascarenhas to Gayle, FOUR, that's a nonchalant jab which clears mid-off quite comfortably, he stays at the crease and makes firm contact, typical Gayle

5.3

Mascarenhas to Gayle, SIX, he rocks back and what appeared initially as a mis-hit found its way about 10 rows back over long-on

5.4

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, full outside off and pushed hard down to the covers

5.5

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, lands on middle and leg and he chops it hard down to mid-on

5.6

Mascarenhas to Gayle, no run, short of a length and driven off the backfoot to mid-off

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 38/1 (113 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 6.33, RRR: 8.07)
CH Gayle    31* (24b 2x4 3x6)      AD Mascarenhas    3-1-25-1
LR Shukla    1* (3b)      YK Pathan    3-0-12-0

6.1

Warne to Shukla, no run, turn straightaway and Shukla checks his shot and steers it to point

6.2

Warne to Shukla, 1 run, gets a thick top edge off the slog sweep and luckily the ball drops short of fine leg

6.3

Warne to Gayle, 1 wide, sharp turn from middle and the keeper collects it down the leg side, Gayle lets it go

6.3

Warne to Gayle, 1 run, stays back, waits for the turn and punches it hard down to long-off

6.4

Warne to Shukla, 1 run, makes room and he slams the top spinner wide of mid-off

6.5

Warne to Gayle, no run, he reads the straighter one in the last minute, stays back and defends

6.6

Warne to Gayle, 1 run, rocks back, waits for the turn and slams it down to long-off

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End of over 7 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 43/1 (108 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.14, RRR: 8.30)
CH Gayle    33* (27b 2x4 3x6)      SK Warne    1-0-5-0
LR Shukla    3* (6b)      AD Mascarenhas    3-1-25-1

7.1

Pathan to Gayle, 1 wide, pushed it quick but down the leg side

7.1

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, gently clipped off the pads to deep midwicket

Rajasthan need to get rid of Gayle and the match will really open up

7.2

Pathan to Shukla, 1 run, pushed in quick and he shuffles and clips it away down to deep square leg

7.3

Pathan to Gayle, 2 leg byes, fires it across the left hander from round the wicket and Gayle trickles it wide of short fine-leg off his pads

7.4

Pathan to Gayle, SIX, effortless! That's vintage Gayle, he stays at the crease and merely lofts through the line and sends the ball about 10 rows back over the sight screen

7.5

Pathan to Gayle, 1 wide, strays down the leg side

7.5

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he nudges it to the on side

7.6

Pathan to Shukla, FOUR, excellent improvisation from Shukla, he stays back, waits for the ball to come on to him before deliberately slicing it wide of short third man

End of over 8 (17 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 60/1 (91 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.58)
LR Shukla    8* (8b 1x4)      YK Pathan    4-0-27-0
CH Gayle    41* (31b 2x4 4x6)      SK Warne    1-0-5-0

8.1

Warne to Gayle, no run, a watchful Gayle defends very softly off the front foot

8.2

Warne to Gayle, OUT, a very valuable wicket for Rajasthan, Warne invites Gayle to go for the loft over the sight screen by giving the ball a lot of air, Gayle stays at the crease and mis-hits it, Jadeja runs across from long-on and takes the skier

CH Gayle c Jadeja b Warne 41 (33b 2x4 4x6) SR: 124.24

8.3

Warne to Shukla, 2 runs, he makes room and slices it on the up and picks up a couple, the fielder at deep cover mops up

8.4

Warne to Shukla, 1 run, floated on the pads and he gets down and sweeps to deep square-leg

8.5

Warne to Hodge, no run, slips in the flipper and he stays back and knocks it down the track

8.6

Warne to Hodge, no run, gives it more air and he commits to the sweep a little too early, the ball rolls to the on side

End of over 9 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 63/2 (88 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.00, RRR: 8.00)
BJ Hodge    0* (2b)      SK Warne    2-0-8-1
LR Shukla    11* (10b 1x4)      YK Pathan    4-0-27-0

9.1

Kamran Khan to Shukla, 1 run, slings it outside the off stump and he gets forward and slices it down to point

1st slip is quite wide

9.2

Kamran Khan to Hodge, 1 run, comes on quite quick and he hops at the crease and takes a sharp single to cover, Jadeja hits the stumps at the bowlers end but the batsman's safe

9.3

Kamran Khan to Shukla, 1 run, short and he mistimes the pull to mid-on

9.4

Kamran Khan to Hodge, 1 run, keeps it on a good length and he steers it to the off side

9.5

Kamran Khan to Shukla, OUT, That's a stunner from the keeper! Rawat take a bow! Shukla makes room to crash it past the covers but only manages a thick inside edge, the ball dips on the keeper who moves quickly to his left and takes it one-handed on the slide, he's made up for dropping that skier earlier

LR Shukla c †Rawat b Kamran Khan 13 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

9.6

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, no run, he's watchful outside the offstump, he safely shoulders arms

Now the strategic time-out. It's game on here at Newlands. Kolkata needed Gayle to fire a little longer but it was the old fox Warne who stalled his innings. Unfortunately for Kolkata there aren't too many recognised big hitters to come.

"Even CSK required 84 runs at the halfway stage, but they quite could'nt make it despite having 8 wickets. Can KKR pull this off ?" asks Pradeep.

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 67/3 (84 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 6.70, RRR: 8.40)
SC Ganguly    0* (1b)      Kamran Khan    1-0-4-1
BJ Hodge    2* (4b)      SK Warne    2-0-8-1

We're back. Warne can use Jadeja at some point

10.1

Patel to Hodge, 1 run, drops it with soft hands in front of cover point and sets off

10.2

Patel to Ganguly, no run, lands it a trifle wide outside off and Ganguly opts to let it go

10.3

Patel to Ganguly, 1 run, bowls a nice stump to stump line and Ganguly can only push it softly to mid-off

10.4

Patel to Hodge, 2 runs, fullish in length outside off, he gets the bat down quickly and squeezes it past the diving short cover fielder

10.5

Patel to Hodge, OUT, the bowling change works and Rawat's in business again, Munaf teases him outside the offstump and gets the ball to move away off the seam, the ball takes the outside edge as Hodge prods forward half heartedly

BJ Hodge c †Rawat b Patel 5 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 71.42

10.6

Patel to Bangar, 2 leg byes, clips his pads and just beats Rawat who falls to his left

End of over 11 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 73/4 (78 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 8.66)
SB Bangar    0* (1b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-1
SC Ganguly    1* (3b)      Kamran Khan    1-0-4-1

11.1

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and steers him down to third man

11.2

Kamran Khan to Bangar, no run, gets away with a full toss down the leg side, too quick for Bangar

11.3

Kamran Khan to Bangar, 1 leg bye, full on the pads and the ball trickles to fine leg, Kamran appeals for whatever it's worth

11.4

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, no run, the ball kicks up on Ganguly who first shapes to slice it and then decides to check his shot to point, hesitation in the running and Bangar struggles to get back and Kamran's throw is wide

11.5

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, no run

11.6

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, FOUR, that's vintage Ganguly! He gets width outside off and doesn't try to over hit it, he gets beside the line and slices it effortlessly past cover point

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 79/4 (72 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 6.58, RRR: 9.00)
SC Ganguly    6* (7b 1x4)      Kamran Khan    2-0-9-1
SB Bangar    0* (3b)      MM Patel    1-0-4-1

12.1

Patel to Bangar, no run, drops it with soft hands towards cover and Ganguly tells him to stay put

12.2

Patel to Bangar, 1 run, plays a neat drive square of the wicket on the off side, Munaf offers a lot of width

12.3

Patel to Ganguly, no run, he fails to pierce the off side field as Warne moves quickly to his right at short cover and cuts it off

12.4

Patel to Ganguly, FOUR, nice improvisation from Sourav, he chips down the track to a full and wide delivery and decides to loft him over extra cover rather than over mid-off, the timing is good and the ball nearly carries over the rope

12.5

Patel to Ganguly, FOUR, he drifts on the pads and it;s too easy for Ganguly who shuffles and clips it away down to fine leg

12.6

Patel to Ganguly, 1 run, full outside off and driven to the off side

14 off the last over, Kolkata need more of those

End of over 13 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 89/4 (62 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 6.84, RRR: 8.85)
SC Ganguly    15* (11b 3x4)      MM Patel    2-0-14-1
SB Bangar    1* (5b)      Kamran Khan    2-0-9-1

13.1

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 wide, just drifts down the leg side and the fielders look a bit surprised at Benson's wide call, did that clip the trousers?

13.1

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 run, lands it outside off and he taps it wide of mid-off

13.2

Kamran Khan to Bangar, 1 run, Smith does brilliantly at backward point to intercept a slash, he relays the ball to one of the other fielders

13.3

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 wide, drifts down the leg side and another wide called, again Kamran thinks the ball clipped the pad, Warne;'s not too happy with this line

13.3

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 run, stays at the crease and cuts uppishly wide of backward point

13.4

Kamran Khan to Bangar, no run, fires the yorker wide outside off and Bangar fails to dig it out

13.5

Kamran Khan to Bangar, no run, cramps him for room and Bangar fails to pierce it past the packed off side field

13.6

Kamran Khan to Bangar, OUT, credit to the field placements for that dismissal, Bangar gets a fraction of width outside off and only manages to slice it on the up straight to Smith at backward point, he takes it low to his right, the pressure was on with the attacking field

SB Bangar c Smith b Kamran Khan 2 (9b 0x4 0x6) SR: 22.22

End of over 14 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 94/5 (57 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 6.71, RRR: 9.50)
     Kamran Khan    3-0-14-2
SC Ganguly    17* (13b 3x4)      MM Patel    2-0-14-1

Some worried faces in the Kolkata camp, here's Mascarenhas. I would have sent Agarkar ahead of Bangar

14.1

Mascarenhas to Ganguly, 1 run, full outside off and he pushes it through the line to long-off

It's Yashpal, haven't seen him bat before

14.2

Mascarenhas to Yashpal Singh, no run, cramps him for room and Yashpal softly defends back to the bowler

14.3

Mascarenhas to Yashpal Singh, no run, cuts back in off the seam and he can only tap it straight to mid-on

14.4

Mascarenhas to Yashpal Singh, 2 runs, lofts him down the ground and the ball dips towards long-on and just falls short of Paul Valthaty, good attempt all the same

14.5

Mascarenhas to Yashpal Singh, no run, goes for the drive and gets a thick inside edge to midwicket

14.6

Mascarenhas to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, exposes his stumps and heaves him along the turf to long-on

End of over 15 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 98/5 (53 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 6.53, RRR: 10.60)
Yashpal Singh    3* (5b)      AD Mascarenhas    4-1-29-1
SC Ganguly    18* (14b 3x4)      Kamran Khan    3-0-14-2

So 53 to win from 5 overs.Rajasthan have the edge but one over can change that

15.1

Patel to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, bowls it full and he crashes it down to long-off and gives the strike to the senior partner

Time for Ganguly to do something really cheeky

15.2

Patel to Ganguly, 1 run, he stays at the crease and swats it past midwicket, not very well timed

15.3

Patel to Yashpal Singh, FOUR, poor length and Yashpal makes him pay by making room, opening the face and scooping it wide of point, that should give him a lot of confidence

15.4

Patel to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, pounds it hard along the turf to long-off and Kamran does well to slide and cut it off

15.5

Patel to Ganguly, 2 runs, lands outside off and he squeezes it wide of backward point

15.6

Patel to Ganguly, (no ball) SIX, take that! And it's a no ball as well, he drops it short and Ganguly stays at the crease, doesn't swivel much and he pulls it effortlessly over deep square-leg

15.6

Patel to Ganguly, SIX, Free Hit And Ganguly goes one better! He gets underneath a full delivery and lofts him effortlessly high over long-off, the ball lands on the roof of the first tier awesome shot

End of over 16 (22 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 120/5 (31 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 7.75)
SC Ganguly    33* (18b 3x4 2x6)      MM Patel    3-0-36-1
Yashpal Singh    9* (8b 1x4)      AD Mascarenhas    4-1-29-1

16.1

Warne to Yashpal Singh, no run, this one doesn't turn and it beats the bat as he tries to cut

16.2

Warne to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, rocks back and cuts wide of point, good fielding limits that to a single

Shah Rukh knows this isn't over yet

16.3

Warne to Ganguly, FOUR, The Prince gets better and better, he rocks back to a short of a length ball and pulls wide of square leg, these are genuine cricketing shots folks

16.4

Warne to Ganguly, 1 run, gets well forward and pushes it to long-off

16.5

Warne to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, rocks back and slaps it hard to deep extra cover

16.6

Warne to Ganguly, 1 run, stays back and pushes it with the turn to long-on, very easily negotiated over

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End of over 17 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 128/5 (23 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.52, RRR: 7.66)
SC Ganguly    39* (21b 4x4 2x6)      SK Warne    3-0-16-1
Yashpal Singh    11* (11b 1x4)      MM Patel    3-0-36-1

17.1

Jadeja to Ganguly, 1 run, down the leg side and flicked towards fine leg

22 off 17 balls, I'll be very surprised if Kolkata don't pull this off from here

17.2

Jadeja to Yashpal Singh, no run, makes room and tries to carve him over long-off but misses it completely and nearly loses his footing

17.3

Jadeja to Yashpal Singh, no run, he field very well off his own bowling, intercepts a drive to long-off

17.4

Jadeja to Yashpal Singh, FOUR, a rank full toss and Yashpal steps down and adds a lot of muscle to that chip over cover, that scorched to the boundary

17.5

Jadeja to Yashpal Singh, 1 run, chips down the track and pushes it to deep extra cover

17.6

Jadeja to Ganguly, 1 run, angles it on the pads and he works it down to long-on

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 135/5 (16 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.50, RRR: 8.00)
SC Ganguly    41* (23b 4x4 2x6)      RA Jadeja    1-0-7-0
Yashpal Singh    16* (15b 2x4)      SK Warne    3-0-16-1

16 needed off 12 balls, Kolkata should do this easily

18.1

Warne to Ganguly, 2 runs, stays back, swivels and pulls to fine leg

18.2

Warne to Ganguly, 1 wide, he makes room and decides to leave the ball on seeing it pitch it wide outside off, Warne's not happy with Erasmus' wide call

18.2

Warne to Ganguly, 1 run, shuffles and nudges it to the on side

18.3

Warne to Yashpal Singh, FOUR, Yashpal uses his feet against Warne and it earns him a boundary! It's full and he crashes it past the bowler and mid-on

18.4

Warne to Yashpal Singh, no run, Yashpal goes for a wild slog to the on side and Ganguly has a word with him

18.5

Warne to Yashpal Singh, OUT, Yashpal holes out to deep extra cover and Ganguly is livid! Yashpal makes room and scoops it straight to Raut, it was a poor ball but it didn't meet the approval of Ganguly

Yashpal Singh c Raut b Warne 20 (18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

18.6

Warne to Ganguly, 1 run, shuffles and clips it to the on side

End of over 19 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 144/6 (7 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.57, RRR: 7.00)
SC Ganguly    45* (26b 4x4 2x6)      SK Warne    4-0-25-2
AB Agarkar    0* (0b)      RA Jadeja    1-0-7-0

Kamran will bowl the last over to the well-set Ganguly

19.1

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 wide, poor start, bowls it short and really wide outside off wide and Ganguly wisely lets it go

19.1

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 1 run, drifts on the pads and he whips it to fine leg, Agarkar has the strike

5 off 5, one wicket here could change things

19.2

Kamran Khan to Agarkar, 1 run, Agarkar bravely exposes his stumps to a full delivery and carves it down to deep extra cover

19.3

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, no run, Kamran fires it on the blockhole outside off and Ganguly chases it and his bat hits the pitch, Kamran reckoned there was bat on ball, no Sir, not even close

19.4

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, 2 leg byes, nudges it softly towards midwicket and they scamper hard for the second run and Ganguly makes it

19.5

Kamran Khan to Ganguly, OUT, Oh boy what's happening here! Ganguly makes room and tries to slash a short and wide delivery and gets an outside edge to the keeper, Rawat asks the question but Kamran doesn't even look back, Ganguly can't believe what he's done

SC Ganguly c †Rawat b Kamran Khan 46 (30b 4x4 2x6) SR: 153.33

If it's a tie, then the result will be decided by a Super Over. What tension! Here's Ishant

19.6

Kamran Khan to Sharma, 1 run, OUT, It's a tie and a Super Over! Ishant cracks a full delivery outside off and Warne flings himself to his left and intercepts it, they take the second run and Kamran runs across, gathers the ball and flings it to the keeper, Ishant was nowhere in the frame

I Sharma run out 1 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

I'll fill you in with the rules of the Super Over. Each team gets one over to bat and the team which scores the most wins. If it's a tie then the team which scores the most sixes in the match wins.

Right Kamran Khan will bowl and Ganguly, McCullum and Gayle are the three batsmen for Kolkata. A finish like this was just what the tournament needed. Takes your mind off the rain.

Righto! Gayle and McCullum walk out. Looks like Gayle will face.

Ball 1 Kamran to Gayle - ONE - Kamran fields well off his own bowling and he deflects it to long-off

Ball 2 Kamran to McCullum - ONE - Ouch! McCullum tries to pull a full toss on waist height and he meets the ball flush on the glove

Ball 3 Kamran to Gayle - WIDE - Too wide outside off, can't chase that

Ball 3 Kamran to Gayle - FOUR - Poor length, full on the pads and he easily chips this one over mid-on

Ball 4 Kamran to Gayle - FOUR - Another poor delivery, on the pads and he hoicks him across the line and sends the ball scorching to deep square leg

Ball 5 Kamran to Gayle - FOUR - He comes over the wicket but it doesn't help, he stays at the crease, drags his backfoot back and thumps a full delivery across the line to deep midwicket

Ball 6 Kamran to Gayle - OUT - Gayle stays at the crease, bends his knee and tries to cart a full ball over the off side but Quiney at sweeper cover takes a sharp catch falling forward

So Rajasthan need 16 to win. Here;s the line-up. Mendis will bowl, Jadeja, Pathan and Mascarenhas are the three batsmen

Mendis warms up. What an entertaining evening for the crowd and it sure is a late night for all you folks back in India. Shah Rukh's on his feet, McCullum sets his field. Pathan will face Mendis. Can we have a move on please? This is taking the whole night. Lots of fielders in the deep. Jadeja's up next to bat. Four men in the ring.

Ball 1 Mendis to Pathan - SIX - Take that! He makes room and carts a flighted delivery high over long-off, 10 needed off 5

Ball 2 Mendis to Pathan - TWO - And dropped! He heaves him over the bowler's head and HOdge runs across and drops a difficult one

Ball 3 Mendis to Pathan - SIX - He stays at the crease and gives it a mighty heave ho over deep midwicket, that went rows back

The field comes in

Ball 4 Mendis to Pathan - FOUR - It's all over! Yusuf cuts out the aerial hits and settles for the sweep, he gets on his knee to a delivery pitched on middle and leg and sweeps wide of square leg

Yusuf charges off and celebrates with his team-mates who rush to congratulate him. It wasn't exactly a gamble bringing on a spinner for the Super Over but all credit must go to Pathan for his brute force. He decided to stay put at the crease and smash them. He and his brother Irfan took India to victory in Colombo recently. It was a no-brainer for Warne to send him first up. Mendis' carrom ball and other variations deserted him in this crucial moment.

Anyway let's hand it to these two teams for entertaining us tonight. Do stay with us for the presentation.

Here's McCullum: "We thought we would get across the line but Yusuf just blew us away. Sourav did incredibly well to get us back in the game. We have to rebound. Mendis is an incredible bowler but they were just too good for us. Chris Gayle was a bit too tired after a Super Over of batting ( when asked why he wasn't used)."

Warne: "The first Super Over had to happen to spice up the tournament. I thought about Yusuf and myself for that Super Over but I went with Kamran and I thought he bowled a very good over. Yusuf was fantastic with the bat. We were hungry to get out there in Durban when it rained."

Yusuf is the Man of the Match "I learnt a lot when I got out to Mendis when I batted initially. I'm happy with my bowling in the Powerplay. It's good to win here and the morale is high."

Time to cool off after this humdinger. It was a pleasure bringing this game to you. Thanks for joining us and the mails. We'll see you again tomorrow. Cheers!

End of over 20 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 150/8 (1 run required)
     Kamran Khan    4-0-18-3
AB Agarkar    1* (1b)      SK Warne    4-0-25-2
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Apr 23, 2009

Shane Warne speaks to Kamran Khan ahead of the Super Over, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, 10th match, Cape Town, April 23, 2009

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Yusuf Pathan's joy knows no bounds

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