19 | 3 Runs 2 Wkts | KKR: 125/10 (20 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 6.57, RRR: 20.00)

  • Sunil Narine2 (2b)
  • Kevon Cooper4-0-15-3
  • Shaun Tait4-0-29-1

With Trivedi's imploring plea to the BCCI to prepare more pitches like these, that will be it from Abhishek Purohit for this game. Go well

Siddharth Trivedi is the Man of the Match. Trivedi: "Ball was seaming a bit in the first innings, it really worked bowling wicket to wicket, suited my style of bowling. I enjoyed bowling here, in India, if you get such wickets, fast bowlers put in more effort. Tait is a good mate and he guides me when I approach him. Sometimes I feel he bowls 150 and I am only in 130s but I use what I have."

Rahul Dravid: "With the bat, we were at least 15-20 runs below par, but our bowlers responded very well. Partnership between Hodge and Yagnik got us there. Trivedi bowled a good spell, Gambhir's wicket was a big one, we picked regular wickets in the early overs. Look at their middle order, Pathan, Morgan, Tiwary, Gambhir, who wants to bowl spin to them, pound them with a bit of pace."

Gautam Gambhir: "We kept losing wickets at the wrong time. 144 was a good job done by the bowlers, it was a good wicket to bat on, we should have chased it, we played bad shots and kept losing wickets whenever we had a partnership. The way Brett bowled are very good signs for us. Hopefully we can get many more pitches like this."

Sreesanth cannot stop raving about the Jaipur pitch. Pace, seam, bounce, make for an interesting T20 game too. Bradley Hodge, veteran, showing his class with a 31-ball 46 that stretched the score out of KKR's reach. And Morgan, his coolness, almost stealing the game away

So Cooper having the decisive impact in another Rajasthan win. Pacy, bouncy pitch, and it was his offcutters that reined in runaway HMS Morgan.

Sreesanth: "Always great to bowl on a green top. Was nice to see five fast bowlers playing. Gambhir knows exactly what I bowl, so he was charging at me. What a wicket, man, I am still excited about this wicket, we should stick to this wicket."

Mahesh has been busy: "This time i did it..I counted that Dravid shook hands with 39 people...OMG!!"

Shailesh : "So Watson didn't bowl afterall! And to think of how much noise people were making about it at the start!"

Shad: "Surely, KKR must realize soon that Morgan should be playing at #3 or #4. There aren't many better T20 batsmen than Morgan ... calm cool collected with all the shots and more in the bag. KKR shouldn't waste him like MI waste Pollard."

Nikhil: "duh!!! so Its lack of will which stops us from making green tops i thot we dont have soil 4 that!!!"

Cooper to Mohammed Shami, OUT, an offcutter, a hoick, a skier, Rahane comes in from deep midwicket, accepts it, and throws it in the air, Rajasthan start with a win at Sawai Mansingh

Mohammed Shami c Rahane b Cooper 5 (18m 10b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Cooper to Narine, 1 run, no pace to work with, Narine backs to leg, and slaps it to extra cover
Cooper to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, pitched up, slogged on the bounce to long off
Cooper to Mohammed Shami, no run, yorker, right on target, keeper dives and collects down leg as Shami misses

sammydude: "@AS Yes. Morgan has done a Dhoni!"

Cooper to Narine, 1 run, turned off the pad through square leg
Cooper to Morgan, OUT, game, set, match, Kevon Cooper, slow offcutter, to the man who was swiping Shaun Tait for sixes, Morgan on a knee outside off, the scoop in mind, gets an inside edge onto stumps

EJG Morgan b Cooper 51 (62m 38b 3x4 3x6) SR: 134.21

18 | 13 Runs | KKR: 122/8 (23 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.77, RRR: 11.50)

  • Mohammed Shami4 (7b)
  • Eoin Morgan51 (37b)
  • Shaun Tait4-0-29-1
  • Kevon Cooper3-0-12-1
Tait to Mohammed Shami, 2 runs, slammed through midwicket, long on a tad slow to run in and get the ball back to the bowler, and Morgan has rushed back for the second, and taken strike for the next over
Tait to Morgan, 1 run, tries to rush across and scoop over short fine, can;t get hold of it, it pops up on off towards the keeper
Tait to Morgan, no run, can't connect with a full and wide ball
Tait to Morgan, SIX runs, ho ho, Eoin Morgan, gets to fifty with a bent knee pick-up off his pads to a shortish ball, fine leg is in, even if he would have been on the rope, that would have made no difference, perfect timing
Tait to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, low full toss, he backs away and slams it to long off
Tait to Morgan, 3 runs, widish length ball, Morgan has a swipe at it, drags it past midwicket, and it almost runs into the boundary, man runs across and slides to haul it back in, Morgan off strike with a third

17 | 5 Runs | KKR: 109/8 (36 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.41, RRR: 12.00)

  • Mohammed Shami1 (5b)
  • Eoin Morgan41 (33b)
  • Kevon Cooper3-0-12-1
  • Sreesanth4-0-25-1
Cooper to Mohammed Shami, no run, another swipe eyeing deep square leg, but he cannot connect, Cooper bowls a tight over full of slower ones
Cooper to Mohammed Shami, no run, heaves a day too soon at a length ball, which bounces over the stumps
Cooper to Morgan, 1 run, right on middle stump, good length, Morgan can;t get under that, he dabs it to short third man
Cooper to Mohammed Shami, 1 run, pitched up, he swings violently and hits it down to long off

Vishnu: "Isn't that seriously a good come back from Sreesanth after going for 14 in the first over? He has given only 11 in the next 3 overs and got a wicket as well."

Cooper to Morgan, 1 run, can;t find pace to time the cut, too close too, chops it towards point
Cooper to Morgan, 2 runs, slow length ball, Morgan helps it past short fine for a couple

16 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 104/8 (41 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.50, RRR: 10.25)

  • Mohammed Shami0 (2b)
  • Eoin Morgan37 (30b)
  • Sreesanth4-0-25-1
  • Shaun Tait3-0-16-1
Sreesanth to Mohammed Shami, no run, not far from off stump, not far from the outside edge, sharp length ball zooms past Shami's flail
Sreesanth to Mohammed Shami, no run, tries to work it to leg, leading edge falls short of point

Mohit Ranka: "@AS, you mean reach very very close and then get out to lose the match? and an RR fan.. yes please! :)"

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KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st19G GambhirMS Bisla
2nd1JH KallisG Gambhir
3rd20G GambhirMK Tiwary
4th3G GambhirEJG Morgan
5th1YK PathanEJG Morgan
6th12LR ShuklaEJG Morgan
7th34R BhatiaEJG Morgan
8th13B LeeEJG Morgan
9th19EJG MorganMohammed Shami
10th3SP NarineMohammed Shami