8.1 Smith looked in trouble straightaway! He tries to force a full ball to the on side but the ball clips his pad in front of the stumps and lobs low to Gayle at first slip, Mendis goes up for the lbw and Mark Benson checks with his colleague if Gayle took it cleanly, replays confirmed that Smith edged the ball onto his pads, so he's out caught 70/3
    1.6 nice judgement by Ishant at the boundary, it's short and wide and asking to be slashed hard but the upper cut fails to get the required distance, Ishant runs from third man towards deep point and hangs on to it 8/1
    2.2 over confidence! Ishant dishes it out wide outside off and Quiney tries to slam him square of the wicket but gets a thick outside edge to Gayle at first slip 14/2
    8.6 very poor shot by the well-set Pathan, he tries to slog him against the spin and gets a thick top edge, Yashpal takes the skier easily at point 73/4
    16.2 goes for a hug heave over the on side but mis-hits it, stays rooted to the crease and gets a thick top edge, Yashpal fixes his gaze on the ball and takes the catch comfortably at short mid-off 112/5
    17.6 Mascarenhas gives himself room but the bowler cranks up the pace and bowls a yorker which sends the offstump back by a few yards, good over, save for the wides 125/6
    not out
    not out
    10 (lb 3, w 7)
    150/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Paul Valthaty, 1.6 ov), 2-14 (Rob Quiney, 2.2 ov), 3-70 (Graeme Smith, 8.1 ov), 4-73 (Yusuf Pathan, 8.6 ov), 5-112 (Ravindra Jadeja, 16.2 ov), 6-125 (Dimitri Mascarenhas, 17.6 ov)
    I Sharma403629.00124200
    Anureet Singh403528.75142320
    AB Agarkar1014014.0023010
    BAW Mendis401924.75101010
    SC Ganguly302307.6631000
    CH Gayle402005.0070020
    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: 7.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-25 (Brendon McCullum, 3.6 ov), 2-60 (Chris Gayle, 8.2 ov), 3-67 (Laxmi Shukla, 9.5 ov), 4-71 (Brad Hodge, 10.5 ov), 5-94 (Sanjay Bangar, 13.6 ov), 6-143 (Yashpal Singh, 18.5 ov), 7-149 (Sourav Ganguly, 19.5 ov), 8-150 (Ishant Sharma, 19.6 ov)
    YK Pathan402706.75132140
    AD Mascarenhas412917.25151300
    SK Warne402526.2592020
    Kamran Khan401834.50121030
    MM Patel3036112.0053201
    RA Jadeja10707.0021000

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

  • Warne's belief gave me confidence - Kamran

    Kamran Khan tells Cricinfo how he kept his head during the tense finish in the tied game against Kolkata Knight Riders

  • The one-captain theory

    The recent Super Over result illustrates just why having multiple leaders doesn't wash

  • Two overs too many

    The Super Over ruined what had been the perfect match, with all the elements of a classic sporting contest

  • Warne salutes 'fantastic' Yusuf

    Shane Warne, the Rajasthan Royals captain, has called Yusuf Pathan's 'fantastic' after he plundered 18 runs in the first four balls of the Super Over to give the defending champions their first win of the season

  • Yusuf and Kamran steal Rajasthan a thriller

    Yusuf Pathan broke the IPL's first tie and with it Kolkata Knight Riders' hearts through clean hitting in the Super Over, to chase down 16 runs in four deliveries

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st25CH GayleBB McCullum
2nd35CH GayleLR Shukla
3rd7BJ HodgeLR Shukla
4th4SC GangulyBJ Hodge
5th23SC GangulySB Bangar
6th49SC GangulyYashpal Singh
7th6SC GangulyAB Agarkar
8th1AB AgarkarI Sharma

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