17th match (N), Eden Gardens, April 17, 2011, Indian Premier League
(13.5/20 ov, T:82) 85/2

KKR won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)

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Royals Innings
KKR Innings
Match Flow
Rajasthan Royals  (20 ovs maximum)
Shane Watson  b Balaji1113-2084.61
Amit Paunikar st †Bisla b Iqbal Abdulla1515-20100.00
Faiz Fazal run out (Iqbal Abdulla)34-0075.00
Abhishek Raut run out (Shakib Al Hasan/†Bisla)1115-1073.33
Ashok Menaria c Bhatia b Balaji2117-11123.52
Ross Taylor st †Bisla b Pathan69-0066.66
Ajinkya Rahane  b Balaji69-0066.66
Shane Warne (c)not out 36-0050.00
Amit Singh  b Shakib Al Hasan02-000.00
Shaun Tait  b Shakib Al Hasan01-000.00
Siddharth Trivedi  b Lee02-000.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 1, w 3)5
TOTAL15.2 Ov (RR: 5.28)81
Fall of wickets: 1-24 (Shane Watson, 3.4 ov), 2-28 (Amit Paunikar, 4.4 ov), 3-38 (Faiz Fazal, 6.5 ov), 4-43 (Abhishek Raut, 7.6 ov), 5-67 (Ross Taylor, 10.5 ov), 6-78 (Ajinkya Rahane, 13.1 ov), 7-79 (Ashok Menaria, 13.6 ov), 8-80 (Amit Singh, 14.4 ov), 9-80 (Shaun Tait, 14.5 ov), 10-81 (Siddharth Trivedi, 15.2 ov)
Brett Lee2.201215.1461001
15.2 to SK Trivedi, Brett Lee goes full and fast, too much for Trivedi, bat comes down late, and Brett uproots middle stump, punches the air, Kolkata have run away with this one. 81/10
Shakib Al Hasan402125.25102000
14.4 to A Singh, that man at silly mid off was playing on his mind, he was pegged on the back foot, Shakib did him in with the arm ball, did not turn, skidded straight on, kept low, and clatter! go the stumps. 80/8
14.5 to SW Tait, Shakib Al Hasan on a hat trick, tossed up this time, draws him forward, pushing outside the line for the turn, there isn't any, goes straight on and strikes timber, Shakib is pumped up, intelligent bowling from the Bangladesh captain. 80/9
Lakshmipathy Balaji301535.00102000
3.4 to SR Watson, he stopped doing that after Pakistan 2004, ripper from Balaji, pitches on a length on middle and zips away to hit off stump, the perfect delivery, no one can do anything about that, not even Shan Watson who is the form of his life, he has to go. 24/1
13.1 to AM Rahane, Rahane comes down the track, and gets in to a very awkward position, Balaji angles it in on a length, it even cuts back in, and Rahane ends up having a weak stab outside the line, and the ball uproots middle stump, it's been a long struggle for Rajasthan, this innings. 78/6
13.6 to AL Menaria, Menaria succeeds in what he was trying to do, waits for the short one close to off, and connects with the upper cut, but the ball flies at a nice height to third man who runs some steps to his right and happily takes it, nothing going right for Rajasthan, Balaji all over them. 79/7
Iqbal Abdulla301816.00101110
4.4 to AG Paunikar, after Balaji, it is Iqbal, the classic left-arm spinner's trick, draws the batsman out with some flight, beats the batsman, gets it to turn past him, and the keeper does the rest. 28/2
Rajat Bhatia10404.0020000
Yusuf Pathan201015.0040020
10.5 to LRPL Taylor, more trouble for Rajasthan, this time it is Taylor, overbalances and walks outside the crease looking to work a flatter one turning down leg side, misses the ball and Bisla pulls off a smart stumping, whipping off the bails with one hand to catch Ross just short. 67/5
Kolkata Knight Riders  (T: 82 runs from 20 ovs)
Jacques Kallis c Taylor b Tait02-000.00
Manvinder Bisla c Raut b Warne922-0040.90
Gautam Gambhir (c)not out 3535-30100.00
Manoj Tiwary not out 3026-41115.38
Extras(lb 4, nb 2, w 5)11
TOTAL13.5 Ov (RR: 6.14)85/2
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Jacques Kallis, 0.2 ov), 2-31 (Manvinder Bisla, 6.6 ov)
Shaun Tait3.502917.56153132
0.2 to JH Kallis, 151 kph and gone! Tait strikes second ball, goes for a pull to a short one that was miles outside off stump, gets a steepler of a top edge that goes only vertical, comes down close to the crease and Taylor running in from square leg takes it cleanly despite the man from point charging in and then diving flat near him. 0/1
Shane Watson402005.00142010
Shane Warne401714.2590000
6.6 to MS Bisla, Bisla departs finally, comes down the track to chip this fuller one over midwicket, does not time it well, Raut at midwicket goes flying in the air and comes down with the ball in his hands, super catch. 31/2
Siddharth Trivedi10808.0011000
Amit Singh10707.0031000
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  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 36 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 8.3 overs (52 balls), Extras 2
  • Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals - 81/10 in 15.2 overs (SK Warne 3)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 26 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 10.6 overs (67 balls), Extras 9
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (G Gambhir 14, MK Tiwary 30, Ex 6)
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Lakshmipathy Balaji
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days17 April 2011 - night (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Rajasthan Royals 0
Win Probability
KKR 100%
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Over 14 • KKR 85/2

KKR won by 8 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
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