6.6 you can't look any prettier while getting out. Leans forward for a cover drive again, and it wasn't like it was an overpitched delivery. Lovely timing. But then he is eager to get back on strike. Watson gets through for a couple of steps and then realises the danger. Sells his partner down the river. 80/1
    not out
    10.5 that's an absolute shocker! A dumbfounded Smith is looking at the umpire for a no-ball. But this should be out. A full toss has been flicked straight at short fine leg. Doesn't look like he'll be saved. Smith will be kicking himself all the way back to the pavilion 110/2
    12.5 saw the length ball, thought it was there to be heaved away over leg again. But he's into the shot too early. Gets a leading edge and the catch balloons to point. Cross-seamer works for Russell, cross-bat doesn't for Samson. Royals giving gifts to KKR 122/3
    14.3 full on middle, Faulkner stays deep in his crease and looks for a heave seeking to clear the boundary. But he hasn't got as much as he'd like. Long-on runs to his right and takes a clean catch 140/4
    17.6 fuller delivery outside off, Karun goes for a booming drive through the off side. All he gets is an outside edge through to the keeper. 180/5
    19.6 shortish and outside off, looks to stand and slog towards leg. Only gets an inside edge towards deep square leg. They're racing back for the second, this is a good, flat through and Morris hasn't made it back 199/6
    10 (lb 4, nb 2, w 4)
    199/6 (20 Overs, RR: 9.95)
    Fall of wickets: 1-80 (Ajinkya Rahane, 6.6 ov), 2-110 (Steven Smith, 10.5 ov), 3-122 (Sanju Samson, 12.5 ov), 4-140 (James Faulkner, 14.3 ov), 5-180 (Karun Nair, 17.6 ov), 6-199 (Chris Morris, 19.6 ov)
    Azhar Mahmood3041013.6655202
    M Morkel403809.5072210
    UT Yadav403619.0045000
    Shakib Al Hasan403609.0092210
    AD Russell403238.0085000
    PP Chawla1012012.0010110
    2.6 a second major blow for Kolkata, Uthappa is gone, holes out to mid-off, looking to clear the man in the ring but he doesn't get enough power on that as it hits high on the bat, the ball gently flies towards Smith, he doesn't drop that, can Kolkata recover from these two big early losses? 21/2
    0.6 short ball, came quickly onto Gambhir, who was forced into an awkward position, he still plays the pull, top edges it and that loops to Binny at backward square leg, massive wicket this 8/1
    8.1 straight to cover! Seems the slower ball has worked out. It was a length ball, on leg stump. Pandey had made room for the slash and picks out the fielder 77/3
    15.2 right down the throat of long-off. Royals think they have the game. It was a length ball on and around off stump, Pathan makes room to hammer it over Kulkarni, but isn't able to. 146/6
    13.2 that's an outside edge, and it's travelled as far as long-off. It was fuller on middle, Russell is livid with himself as he clears the front leg and looks to thump it towards long-on again only to mis-hit it. Big strike for Royals 132/4
    13.4 that's an absolute corker! It's back of a length, it straightens away off the seam, Yadav has to play. He does so with a nervy push. Shaves the outside edge and carries through to the keeper. Bounce, pace, movement. The good old triple threat 133/5
    19.1 good length ball, Shakib goes for a swing and he gets it pretty high on the bat. Smith runs in from long-on and takes a simple catch. Buuuuut, Umesh has crossed over and will be on strike 184/9
    16.4 that's a stunner at long-on! This had gone miles in the air, he had a lot of time to contemplate how the match would change depending on this catch. Runs to his right, judges it wonderuflly well. And eventually he pouches it very safely. Goes for a length ball outside off but the slog doesn't come off 156/7
    17.2 fuller delivery outside off, sliced away but only as far as point. Simple catch, simply taken 159/8
    not out
    not out
    26 (lb 3, nb 5, w 18)
    190/9 (20 Overs, RR: 9.5)
    Fall of wickets: 1-8 (Gautam Gambhir, 0.6 ov), 2-21 (Robin Uthappa, 2.6 ov), 3-77 (Manish Pandey, 8.1 ov), 4-132 (Andre Russell, 13.2 ov), 5-133 (Suryakumar Yadav, 13.4 ov), 6-146 (Yusuf Pathan, 15.2 ov), 7-156 (Azhar Mahmood, 16.4 ov), 8-159 (Piyush Chawla, 17.2 ov), 9-184 (Shakib Al Hasan, 19.1 ov)
    CH Morris402345.75112020
    BB Sran3035011.6664111
    DS Kulkarni403629.00105010
    JP Faulkner4045111.2564240
    SR Watson403829.50115150
    STR Binny1010010.0022000

Match Details


Rajasthan Royals , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Player Of The Series


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

16 May 2015 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Rajasthan Royals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes

An elite group


Number of batsmen who have scored two IPL centuries - Watson is the eighth.

Beginning to End


Number of batsmen who have carried their bat to score an unbeaten century this IPL - Watson and McCullum



Number of 50+ scores by Watson, the joint-most by any Royals batsman along with Rahane.

Doing the first half well


Royals' 10-over score today, the highest for any team this IPL for the loss of not more than one wicket.

Maximizing the Powerplay


Runs scored by Rajasthan Royals in the Powerplay today, their highest this season.