Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
72(59) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 4 7 2 2 1
G Gambhir
45(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 0 0 1 5 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O2.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

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.."

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

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.

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

END OF OVER:
20 | 11 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 152/8

  • Shakib Al Hasan29 (18b)
  • SP Narine1 (1b)
  • KW Richardson4-0-28-1
  • JP Faulkner2-0-11-3

So KKR have almost given it away once again. They were 137 for 4 needing 16 from 12. What an over that was from Faulkner

Adhithya S R: "The only thing missing from this leg in UAE was a super over. And guess what they managed to give us that too!!!"

19.6
2
Richardson to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, scores are tied, Shakib drags this full delivery down the ground, long off rushes in but his throw is not strong enough to prevent the second, and we go into a Super Over
19.5
2
Richardson to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, Shakib comes out and lofts wide of long off for a couple
19.4
0
Richardson to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, not called a wide, Shakib went towards off to try and scoop it to fine leg, missed as it was slanted past leg stump
19.3
1
Richardson to Narine, 1 run, full on off, Narine tries to drive it through the covers, cannot get the mistimed stroke past the infield
19.3
1w
Richardson to Narine, 1 wide, he sends it way down the leg side from wide of the crease
19.2
W
Richardson to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, OUT, a run-out now, Shakib backs away and forces a full delivery to long on, Chawla wants the second, Shakib does not and raises his hand, but Chawla is too far out already and is run out by miles as Smith fires it to the keeper

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AM Rahane
72(59) 6x4 - 1x6
Control %50%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 7 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 2 0 4 7 2 2 1
G Gambhir
45(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %63%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 5 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 1 0 0 1 5 0 4

Best performances - Bowlers

JP Faulkner
O2.0
M0
R11
W3
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
R Vinay Kumar
O4.0
M0
R30
W2
Eco7.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Smart stats

3

No. of teams that have been involved in 2 tied games in the IPL – the Royals, KKR and RCB

Smart stats

5

No. of tied games in the IPL. Mumbai are the only team that has not been involved in a tie among teams in this IPL

Smart stats

2

No. of tied games between these teams – Royals eventually won the last tied game

The slog

11

No. of times that KKR have scored 27 or more in the last 3 overs of a chase in the IPL - they needed 27 today

Frugal

6.62

Iqbal Abdulla’s economy rate in the IPL – the best for any left-arm spinner (minimum 30 innings)

Smart stats

184

Yadav’s strike rate in this edition before this game (79 runs in 43 balls)

Smart stats

0

No. of times Rajat Bhatia or Shakib Al Hasan have previously dismissed any of KKR's top 7 in the batting order today

Powerplay numbers

14

No. of times KKR have scored less than 35 in the Powerplay while chasing – their lowest score (24) also came in this edition

Smart stats

6

No. of times KKR have successfully chased down a 150+ score (win percentage – 29%)

Advantage Royals

80%

Royals' win percentage when defending 150 or more in the IPL (they have won 20 out of 25 games)

Costly

10.21

Vinay's economy rate in the last 5 overs of an innings – the worst for any KKR bowler playing today

Smart stats

3

No. of times Narine has been more expensive in the IPL without picking up a wicket

Duck hunting

2

No.of first-ball ducks for Stuart Binny in the IPL

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299