8.2 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 60/2
    3.6 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 25/1
    9.5 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 67/3
    10.5 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 71/4
    19.5 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 149/7
    13.6 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 94/5
    18.5 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 143/6
    not out
    19.6 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 150/8
    18 (lb 8, nb 1, w 9)
    150/8 (20 Overs, RR: 7.50)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (BB McCullum, 3.6 ov), 2-60 (CH Gayle, 8.2 ov), 3-67 (LR Shukla, 9.5 ov), 4-71 (BJ Hodge, 10.5 ov), 5-94 (SB Bangar, 13.6 ov), 6-143 (Yashpal Singh, 18.5 ov), 7-149 (SC Ganguly, 19.5 ov), 8-150 (I Sharma, 19.6 ov)
    YK Pathan4.002706.75132140
    AD Mascarenhas4.012917.25151300
    SK Warne4.002526.2592020
    Kamran Khan4.001834.50121030
    MM Patel3.0036112.0053201
    RA Jadeja1.00707.0021000

Match Details


Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

16.45 start, First Session 16.45-18.00, Interval 18.00-18.20, Second Session 18.20-19.45

Match days

23 April 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Rajasthan Royals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes