Kolkata appeared to have the upper hand when Ganguly castled Watson but a Nor'wester called Yusuf struck at Eden after that. He rode his luck and came up with a priceless 18-ball 48. Kaif supported him and they cantered home in the end, ensuring their place in the last four.

Kolkata are still not totally out but there hopes of entering the semi-finals have slimmed considerably. The crowd backed them throughout but were silenced by some fantastic hitting at the end.

Sourav Ganguly: "We haven't played well right throughout. We had stops and starts and today the better side won. We were 20 runs short. We didn't bowl well as a group but Yusuf played well. A wicket at that stage would have helped but he took it away."

Shane Warne: "We got a bit of momentum going and we showed a lot of character today. Kaifee showed what a class player he is, we wanted to push him up the order. Yusuf is having such a fantastic tournament. We wanted to change the bowlers around in the first six overs, didn't want them to settle down and I think that made the difference."

Man-of-the-Match Yusuf Pathan: "I felt great that this was a chance to take the team out of trouble. I wanted to win the match from the pressure situation. I want to play my natural game and hit the ball clean."

So that's it from here. Hope you enjoyed our coverage and join us for more tomorrow. From Siddhartha Vaidyanathan and Raju, goodnight and good luck.

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Umar Gul to Pathan, SIX runs, what a way to finish! Yusuf has done it in style, chips it way over square leg for a big six, he's turned this match around in a trice and stands at the non-striker's end and flexes his muscles at his team-mates. They've plucked the chestnuts out of the fire here. In the semi-finals for sure now, Rajasthan. And they truly deserve to be the first team to do so.
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Umar Gul to Pathan, FOUR runs, ripper, round the wicket and short again, he stands and pulls with serious power, steaming through midwicket for four, what a tournament he's having
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Royals 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16GC SmithSA Asnodkar
2nd26GC SmithSohail Tanvir
3rd0M KaifGC Smith
4th27M KaifSR Watson
5th81M KaifYK Pathan