Indian Premier League - 53rd match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 23 balls remaining)

7.45pm And the IPL rolls on. Into match 53, where Rajasthan Royals have won to the toss and chosen to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders. Because of what happened in Bangalore earlier today, we are not sure if the match will start at 8pm.

Rajasthan left out Michael Lumb, Abhishek Jhunjhunwala and Amit Paunikar. In came Aaron Finch, Paras Dogra and Faiz Fazal. Kolkata rung in the changes too, getting in Shane Bond, Murali Kartik, Cheteshwar Pujara, and Jaydev Unadkat. Out go David Hussey, Iqbal Abdulla, Wriddhiman Saha and Ajit Agarkar.

0.1

Bond to Watson, FOUR

0.2

Bond to Watson, no run

0.3

Bond to Watson, 1 run

0.4

Bond to Ojha, no run

0.5

Bond to Ojha, 1 run

0.6

Bond to Watson, no run

End of over 1 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    5* (4b 1x4)      SE Bond    1-0-6-0
NV Ojha    1* (2b)     

1.1

Dinda to Ojha, no run

1.2

Dinda to Ojha, 1 run

1.3

Dinda to Watson, 1 run

1.4

Dinda to Ojha, no run

1.5

Dinda to Ojha, no run

1.6

Dinda to Ojha, no run

End of over 2 (2 runs) Rajasthan Royals 8/0 (RR: 4.00)
NV Ojha    2* (7b)      AB Dinda    1-0-2-0
SR Watson    6* (5b 1x4)      SE Bond    1-0-6-0

2.1

Bond to Watson, FOUR

2.2

Bond to Watson, 1 run

2.3

Bond to Ojha, no run

2.4

Bond to Ojha, no run

2.5

Bond to Ojha, 1 run

2.6

Bond to Watson, no run

End of over 3 (6 runs) Rajasthan Royals 14/0 (RR: 4.66)
SR Watson    11* (8b 2x4)      SE Bond    2-0-12-0
NV Ojha    3* (10b)      AB Dinda    1-0-2-0

3.1

Dinda to Ojha, FOUR

3.2

Dinda to Ojha, no run

3.3

Dinda to Ojha, FOUR

3.4

Dinda to Ojha, no run

3.5

Dinda to Ojha, 1 run

3.6

Dinda to Watson, 1 run

End of over 4 (10 runs) Rajasthan Royals 24/0 (RR: 6.00)
SR Watson    12* (9b 2x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-12-0
NV Ojha    12* (15b 2x4)      SE Bond    2-0-12-0

Murali Kartik being introduced into the attack. RR off to a solid start

4.1

Kartik to Watson, no run, Watson plays for spin, and is beaten by the straighter one

4.2

Kartik to Watson, no run, pushed back to the bowler

4.3

Kartik to Watson, FOUR, short, and pulled over midwicket

4.4

Kartik to Watson, FOUR, pulled away, creates the length by going deep in the crease, wide of long-on

4.5

Kartik to Watson, no run, fuller delivery, defended back to the bowler

4.6

Kartik to Watson, no run, right up in the block hole, pushed back

End of over 5 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 32/0 (RR: 6.40)
SR Watson    20* (15b 4x4)      M Kartik    1-0-8-0
NV Ojha    12* (15b 2x4)      AB Dinda    2-0-12-0

Unadkat introduced to bowl his left-arm medium-pace

5.1

Unadkat to Ojha, 1 run, back of a length, around middle, defended, and they steal a quick run

5.2

Unadkat to Watson, SIX, pulled away off the front foot, gentle pace, back of a length, and he launches it over midwicket

5.3

Unadkat to Watson, 2 runs, poor fielding, cut away to point, Kartik misfields, allowing a single, and then Tiwary misses a direct hit to allow an overthrow

5.4

Unadkat to Watson, FOUR, square-drive, in the air, clears the infield, he is loving the gentle pace and length Unadkat is providing

5.5

Unadkat to Watson, no run, short and wide, cut away, but doesn't find the gap at cover

5.6

Unadkat to Watson, 1 run, Ganguly makes a diving one-handed save at mid-on, it was a slower ball that Watson had managed to hit wide of mid-on, but Ganguly was up to the task

End of over 6 (14 runs) Rajasthan Royals 46/0 (RR: 7.66)
SR Watson    33* (20b 5x4 1x6)      JD Unadkat    1-0-14-0
NV Ojha    13* (16b 2x4)      M Kartik    1-0-8-0

6.1

Kartik to Watson, 1 run, full ball, pushed to long-on for one

6.2

Kartik to Ojha, 1 run, another single pushed down to long-on

6.3

Kartik to Watson, FOUR, punched away, lovely timing, it is just back of a length, but he rocks back and hits it on the up past sweeper-cover

6.4

Kartik to Watson, FOUR, he manufactures the short length again, rocking back to pull a length delivery, and he ends up hitting it back at Kartik, and forcefully enough for Kartik to not be interested in

6.5

Kartik to Watson, 1 run, pitched up, pushed to long-on

6.6

Kartik to Ojha, no run, tossed up, Ojha presses forward to defend

Time-out

End of over 7 (11 runs) Rajasthan Royals 57/0 (RR: 8.14)
NV Ojha    14* (18b 2x4)      M Kartik    2-0-19-0
SR Watson    43* (24b 7x4 1x6)      JD Unadkat    1-0-14-0

Ram: "Good move to send Watson to open...they were wasting him in middle order" Lokhi Shukla to bowl now

7.1

Shukla to Watson, 1 run, starts up with a pitched-up delivery, driven down to long-on

7.2

Shukla to Ojha, 1 bye, shuffles too far across, Shukla misses the leg stump by inches, and in a positive bit of umpiring, it is not called no-ball

7.3

Shukla to Watson, OUT, big wicket, slower short one, Watson waits and waits before pulling, and it has a loopy sort of bounce, and dips as it reaches, and Watson misses it altogether

SR Watson b Shukla 44 (26b 7x4 1x6) SR: 169.23

Rajasthan going for the broke finally. Watson opened, and Yusuf Pathan at No. 3

7.4

Shukla to Pathan, no run, defends the first ball he faces, to cover

7.5

Shukla to Pathan, FOUR, Kartik's horrible day continues, Pathan heaves a back-of-a-length delivery, Kartik does the running from deep square to his left, manages to get under it thanks to a dive, but can't hold on to it

7.6

Shukla to Pathan, 1 run, walks down the wicket to push one down to long-on

End of over 8 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 64/1 (RR: 8.00)
YK Pathan    5* (3b 1x4)      LR Shukla    1-0-6-1
NV Ojha    14* (19b 2x4)      M Kartik    2-0-19-0

Unadkat to bowl from round the stumps

8.1

Unadkat to Pathan, 1 run, looks to tuck him up with a short one, easily pulled away for one

8.2

Unadkat to Ojha, no run, another short one, left alone this time, called one for the over

8.3

Unadkat to Ojha, FOUR, he is expecting a full one, and drives it past extra cover for four

8.4

Unadkat to Ojha, OUT, Shukla is everywhere! Lovely catch at point, diving full length to his left after this was crashed off the back foot by Ojha. It was a poor delivery, short and wide, but Shukla threw himself at it, full length

NV Ojha c Shukla b Unadkat 18 (22b 3x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

Finch is the new batsman

8.5

Unadkat to Finch, no run, welcomed with a short delivery outside off, which he leaves alone

8.6

Unadkat to Finch, no run, back of a length, outside off, moves across and defends

End of over 9 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 69/2 (RR: 7.66)
AJ Finch    0* (2b)      JD Unadkat    2-0-19-1
YK Pathan    6* (4b 1x4)      LR Shukla    1-0-6-1

9.1

Shukla to Pathan, no run, into the block hole, dug out back to the bowler

9.2

Shukla to Pathan, 1 run, slower ball, 12oks, but hit forcefully back at him, and wide enough of him

9.3

Shukla to Finch, 1 run, another slower ball, into the pads, worked away for one

9.4

Shukla to Pathan, no run, length ball, hit powerfully back at Shukla, who gets a hand to it, and Yusuf sends Finch back

9.5

Shukla to Pathan, 1 run, full toss, hit down to long-on for one

9.6

Shukla to Finch, 1 run, driven inside-out to sweeper-cover for one

End of over 10 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 73/2 (RR: 7.30)
AJ Finch    2* (4b)      LR Shukla    2-0-10-1
YK Pathan    8* (8b 1x4)      JD Unadkat    2-0-19-1

10.1

Unadkat to Finch, 1 run, slower ball, pushed down to long-on for one

10.2

Unadkat to Pathan, OUT, As good as a catch as Ganguly has ever taken! And it is some take! Yusuf gets too much under this attempted six off a slower ball, and skies it towards deep midwicket, and Ganguly runs back from midwicket, keeps his eye on it, and then in the final instance sees it is falling away, and then dives to complete the stunner

YK Pathan c Ganguly b Unadkat 8 (9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 88.88

10.3

Unadkat to Finch, 1 run, pushed down to long-on for one

Voges is the new batsman

10.4

Unadkat to Voges, no run, hit powerfully down the ground, but into the stumps at the non-striker's end

10.5

Unadkat to Voges, 1 run, opens the face to get off the mark

10.6

Unadkat to Finch, 1 run, cut away to third man for one

End of over 11 (4 runs) Rajasthan Royals 77/3 (RR: 7.00)
AJ Finch    5* (7b)      JD Unadkat    3-0-23-2
AC Voges    1* (2b)      LR Shukla    2-0-10-1

Kartik comes back

11.1

Kartik to Finch, no run, tosses this one nicely, ends up yorking him

11.2

Kartik to Finch, 1 run, flighted on the pads, misses but gets a leg-bye

11.3

Kartik to Voges, 1 run, driven wide of long-off for one

11.4

Kartik to Finch, no run, full and flat, defended back to the bowler

11.5

Kartik to Finch, 1 run, short and wide, cut away for one

11.6

Kartik to Voges, FOUR, Dinda misfields at long-off. The story of the tournament really, brilliant work followed by ordinary stuff. Voges dances down the track and hits this towards long-off, Dinda lets it go through on the second bounce

End of over 12 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 84/3 (RR: 7.00)
AC Voges    6* (4b 1x4)      M Kartik    3-0-26-0
AJ Finch    7* (11b)      JD Unadkat    3-0-23-2

Shukla comes back

12.1

Shukla to Finch, SIX, another slower legcutter, it's a loopy full toss this time, and Finch muscles it over midwicket for six

12.2

Shukla to Finch, 2 runs, full and outside off, driven with an open face towards third man, and this time Bond misfields

12.3

Shukla to Finch, no run, goes for a drive outside off, is beaten

12.4

Shukla to Finch, 1 run, driven to sweeper-cover for one

12.5

Shukla to Voges, 1 run, turned to midwicket for one

12.6

Shukla to Finch, 2 runs, Tiwary fumbles this time, at wide long-on, lets them go back for two

End of over 13 (12 runs) Rajasthan Royals 96/3 (RR: 7.38)
AJ Finch    18* (16b 1x6)      LR Shukla    3-0-22-1
AC Voges    7* (5b 1x4)      M Kartik    3-0-26-0

Dinda comes back

13.1

Dinda to Voges, 1 run, short, and cut away to third man for one

13.2

Dinda to Finch, 1 run, nearly a yorker, dug out for a single to long-on

13.3

Dinda to Voges, OUT, no mistake with this one, done in by a slower one! Is looking for a loft, but ends up skying it towards wide long-on, and Kartik completes a safe catch

AC Voges c Kartik b Dinda 8 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 114.28

Raut is the new man, but he won't be on strike

13.4

Dinda to Finch, 1 run, low full toss, hit straight to long-on for one

13.5

Dinda to Raut, 1 run, gets an inside edge on a slower delivery, and takes a single

13.6

Dinda to Finch, 1 run, another slower ball outside, punched away for one

End of over 14 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 101/4 (RR: 7.21)
AJ Finch    21* (19b 1x6)      AB Dinda    3-0-17-1
AS Raut    1* (1b)      LR Shukla    3-0-22-1

Bond back in the attack

14.1

Bond to Finch, no run, starts off with a short one, and Finch is early into the pull

14.2

Bond to Finch, OUT, he is early into the pull again, and he has dragged this one from wide outside off onto the stumps, off the bottom edge. It;s not a slower one either, 138ks, Kolkata have made a big comeback into this match

AJ Finch b Bond 21 (21b 0x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Dogra is the new batsman, and we have two new batsman here

14.3

Bond to Dogra, no run, another short one, sways out of the line

14.4

Bond to Dogra, no run, this short one kicks at him, from back of a length, and it is pretty close to the glove as he is surprised with the bounce

14.5

Bond to Dogra, no run, full and fast, defended back to the bowler

14.6

Bond to Dogra, no run, wicket-maiden! digs this one in short, gets extra bounce, beats his attempt at a late-cut

End of over 15 (wicket maiden) Rajasthan Royals 101/5 (RR: 6.73)
P Dogra    0* (4b)      SE Bond    3-1-12-1
AS Raut    1* (1b)      AB Dinda    3-0-17-1

Unadkat comes back

15.1

Unadkat to Raut, no run, slower ball, looks to run it past the keeper, but there isn't much pace on it and hence it can't get wide of McCullum

15.2

Unadkat to Raut, 1 run, stays a touch low, he recovers well to work it to midwicket

15.3

Unadkat to Dogra, no run, back of a length, no room, hit back to the bowler

15.4

Unadkat to Dogra, 1 run, short ball, no pace on it, 116ks, hit down to long-on

15.5

Unadkat to Raut, OUT, another superb catch. By Gayle this time. Raut is frustrated and he jumps out of the track, and is done in by yet another slower delivery. Gayle runs backwards from mid-off and takes a nice head-high catch

AS Raut c Gayle b Unadkat 2 (4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

15.6

Unadkat to Dogra, 1 run, runs it down to third man for one

Time-out

End of over 16 (3 runs) Rajasthan Royals 104/6 (RR: 6.50)
P Dogra    2* (7b)      JD Unadkat    4-0-26-3
FY Fazal    0* (0b)      SE Bond    3-1-12-1

Shukla comes back

16.1

Shukla to Dogra, 1 run, slower short ball, pulled down to long-on for one

Faiz Fazal to face for the first time

16.2

Shukla to Fazal, 1 run, angled across him, he opens the face to gets a single to third man

16.3

Shukla to Dogra, 3 runs, another misfield by Dinda! Again a superb catch followed by ordinary fielding. It's a yorker dug out towards short fine, Dinda attacks the ball but doesn't get low enough and concedes two extra runs

16.4

Shukla to Fazal, 1 run, driven with an open face, gets a single to deep point

16.5

Shukla to Dogra, 1 run, in the block hole, gets a single to long-on

16.6

Shukla to Fazal, 1 run, back of a length, pushed to long-off for one

End of over 17 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 112/6 (RR: 6.58)
FY Fazal    3* (3b)      LR Shukla    4-0-30-1
P Dogra    7* (10b)      JD Unadkat    4-0-26-3

Kartik to bowl his last over

17.1

Kartik to Fazal, 1 run, flighted outside off, driven to sweeper-cover for one

Five overs since the last boundary now. Over the wicket goes Kartik

17.2

Kartik to Dogra, 1 run, makes room and late-cuts this to short third for one

17.3

Kartik to Fazal, 1 run, full ball, hit to long-on, will get just a single

over the wicket to rightie again

17.4

Kartik to Dogra, OUT, Rajasthan are falling apart here. Tries to reverse-hit, the ball pitches in the rough outside what would be the leg stump, turns away, beats him, and takes out the middle stump

P Dogra b Kartik 8 (12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

Warne is the new batsman

17.5

Kartik to Warne, 1 run, flat, pulled to deep square for one

17.6

Kartik to Fazal, 1 run, opens the face to get one, good finish by Kartik after being given a bit of stick by Watson early on

End of over 18 (5 runs) Rajasthan Royals 117/7 (RR: 6.50)
FY Fazal    6* (6b)      M Kartik    4-0-31-1
SK Warne    1* (1b)      LR Shukla    4-0-30-1

Bond to finish his quota off

18.1

Bond to Fazal, 1 run, short ball, he is expecting it, rocks back and pulls, but gets just a single

18.2

Bond to Warne, 2 wides, good save by McCullum, it is a big wide down the leg side, McCullum dives and saves three. First wide of the innings!

18.2

Bond to Fazal, no run, just back of a length, just outside off, hit straight to point, too much of a quick one this is for Warne, and he turns the single down

18.3

Bond to Fazal, FOUR, Fazal finally gets a boundary, after 38 balls without one. Sits back, is expecting a short one, and pulls it over midwicket

18.4

Bond to Fazal, 1 run, yorker, would have been dot but for an unnecessary underarm flick from McCullum, which allows them one overthrow

18.5

Bond to Warne, no run, yorker outside off, Warne nowhere near him

18.6

Bond to Warne, no run, another yorker outside off, another dot

End of over 19 (8 runs) Rajasthan Royals 125/7 (RR: 6.57)
SK Warne    1* (3b)      SE Bond    4-1-20-1
FY Fazal    12* (10b 1x4)      M Kartik    4-0-31-1

Dinda to bowl the last over

19.1

Dinda to Fazal, no run, slower ball, passes under the bat of Fazal who is backing away

19.2

Dinda to Fazal, no run, quick yorker outside off, another dot

19.3

Dinda to Fazal, 1 run, OUT, good work from Unadkat and McCullum. They risk a second to deep square leg, and Unadkat throws flat and slightly off the mark. McCullum comes forward to make up for the throw, collects it in front of his body, and reverse-flicks the bails off to find his short by inches

FY Fazal run out 13 (13b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Sid Trivedi is the new man

19.4

Dinda to Trivedi, FOUR, inside edge for four, makes room early, Dinda goes for the stumps, and the inside edge beats both the stumps and the keeper

19.5

Dinda to Trivedi, OUT, Mother of all ironies. Sid Trivedi getting out to a slower one. Ends up skying it towards midwicket and Unadkat gets under it and completes the catch even as he takes a tumble

SK Trivedi c Unadkat b Dinda 4 (2b 1x4 0x6) SR: 200.00

Warne to face the last ball

19.6

Dinda to Warne, 2 runs, slower short ball, pulled limply down the ground, enough time to come back for two

Rajasthan were 59 in 7.3 when Watson got out, and it has been all down hill for Rajasthan since then. Kolkata have a simple target to chase, and they should go for a big lift in net run-rate too. Join us for the chase

End of over 20 (7 runs) Rajasthan Royals 132/9
SK Warne    3* (4b)      AB Dinda    4-0-24-2
Kamran Khan    0* (0b)      SE Bond    4-1-20-1
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Apr 17, 2010

Cheteshwar Pujara chipped in with an unbeaten 45, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Eden Gardens, April 17, 2010

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Jaydev Unadkat took three wickets, including the important one of Yusuf Pathan, Kolkata Knight Riders v Rajasthan Royals, IPL, Eden Gardens, April 17, 2010

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