result
15th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 13 2012, Indian Premier League
(19.2/20 ov, target 132)137/5
KKR won by 5 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Report by Abhishek Purohit

Shakib helps Kolkata win low-scoring game

Shakib Al Hasan struck three important blows right when Kolkata Knight Riders needed them, squeezing out whatever momentum Rajasthan Royals had managed to build on a dry and turning Eden Gardens pitch

Match centre 
Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals131/5(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders137/5(19.2 overs)

Presentation

Gautam Gambhir: Always knew 120-125 will be a good, but we had the batting to chase it down. They started well but Shakib did well along with Narine and later the batsmen did well. Narine is a mystery bowler, difficult to play, the way he bowled the 19th over was tremendous.

Rahul Dravid: We always knew it was a competitive score, but they built up a partnership after an early wicket. We knew we had to go hard up front and set up a base, the experience to play on these tracks will help the youngsters. Not comfortable losing two in a row, hope to bounce back soon.

Shakib is the man of the match. "Love playing here, the early wickets boosted me, settled my nerves down. I felt this was a pitch where I needed to bowl well on this pitch for my time and did that. We needed a run a ball here and then a boundary here and there and we did just that to win the game"

Excellent batting from Kolkata to chase down what was a decent score on a tough pitch. First it was Kallis whose 31 helped the side lay a foundation, before Bisla and Tiwary batted well in the middle overs to get the side closer. Shakib played a wonderful end and ten Doeschate smacked a six to finish off the game.

19.2
6
Chavan to Ryan ten Doeschate, SIX runs

pitched on the leg-stump and Tendo has smacked it over the leg-side for a six! That is an excellent shot to end the game, Kolkata have made it two wins in two games here!

19.1
Chavan to Ryan ten Doeschate, no run

pitches on the leg-stump and turns away from the batsman and beats the outside-edge of the bat.

end of over 1914 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 131/5CRR: 6.89 RRR: 1.00 • Need 1 from 6b
Yusuf Pathan7 (7)
Ryan ten Doeschate1 (1)
Amit Singh4-0-29-1
Siddharth Trivedi3-0-25-0
18.6
4
Singh to Pathan, FOUR runs

delicate and cheeky! Pathan has late cut that one to the third-man fence for four, the fielder was up in the circle and there was no chance he could get to this one. Scores level.

18.5
1
Singh to Ryan ten Doeschate, 1 run

on the middle-stump and the batsman slogs it away to the deep square-leg fielder for a single.

Ryan ten Doeschate has joined Pathan.

18.4
W
Singh to Shakib, OUT

or has he! Slower one and he goes down the track and tries to hit him over the field on the off-side, but gets a leading edge and it is caught at point.

Shakib Al Hasan c Menaria b Singh 16 (21m 10b 1x4 1x6) SR: 160
18.3
6
Singh to Shakib, SIX runs

slogged away over mid-wicket and that is gone over the fence for a six! Slower, on the length and he has almost got his team home!

18.2
2lb
Singh to Shakib, 2 leg byes

tries to hoick it over the short fine-leg and the bowler went for a huge appeal. It did hit his pads but the ball was pitching outside the leg-stump and given not-out.

18.1
1
Singh to Pathan, 1 run

outside the off-stump and tapped it to the off-side for a single.

end of over 189 runs
KKR: 117/4CRR: 6.50 RRR: 7.50 • Need 15 from 12b
Yusuf Pathan2 (5)
Shakib Al Hasan10 (7)
Siddharth Trivedi3-0-25-0
Brad Hogg4-0-20-1
17.6
1
Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run

defends to the right of the bowler and they run across for a single.

17.6
1w
Trivedi to Pathan, 1 wide

short and down the leg-side for the umpire to stretch his arms wide.

17.5
1
Trivedi to Shakib, 1 run

slogs it away but it was a slower one and that goes straight to the long-on fielder for a single.

17.4
Trivedi to Shakib, no run

fullish and drilled to the covers, where Dravid fields and throws it back to the keeper. Shakib was down the pitch but he comes back really quickly and the third-umpire, who was called to adjudicate this, gives it not-out.

17.3
1
Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run

shortish and Pathan gets off the mark with a pull to deep square-leg.

17.2
1
Trivedi to Shakib, 1 run

heaved away to the leg-side and this one goes on a bounce to the deep square-leg fielder for a single.

17.1
4
Trivedi to Shakib, FOUR runs

sweeps Trivedi and it beats both, the short fine-leg and the deep square-leg fielder for a boundary. Second successive over where a boundary is scored off the first ball.

Trivedi to bowl the 18th now.

end of over 176 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 108/4CRR: 6.35 RRR: 8.00 • Need 24 from 18b
Yusuf Pathan0 (3)
Shakib Al Hasan4 (3)
Brad Hogg4-0-20-1
Siddharth Trivedi2-0-16-0
16.6
Hogg to Pathan, no run

wrong 'un, attempts a late cut but it goes straight to the fielder at short third-man. Excellent end to the over.

16.5
Hogg to Pathan, no run

pitched up, turning into the bat and Pathan defends it back to the bowler.

16.4
Hogg to Pathan, no run

wrong 'un, spins away and defended on the off-side.

Yusuf Pathan at the crease.

16.3
W
Hogg to Tiwary, OUT

goes down the pitch and Hogg not only slows it down but also gets it to go away from the bat, beaten all ends, and the wicket-keeper has whipped off the bails. Not too dissimilar from the Owais Shah stumping.

Manoj Tiwary st †Goswami b Hogg 24 (29m 18b 1x4 1x6) SR: 133.33
16.2
2
Hogg to Tiwary, 2 runs

again a reverse sweep and this goes to the right of the short third-man fielder for a couple.

Best performances - batters
Owais Shah portrait
OA Shah
31 runs (33)
3 fours
0 six
Control78%
Productive shot
leg glance
20 runs
2 fours
0 six
015036115
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
31 runs (38)
3 fours
0 six
Control79%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
8 runs
1 four
0 six
611103604
Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
17
W
3
ECO
4.25
Ashok Menaria portrait
AL Menaria
O
1
M
0
R
3
W
1
ECO
3
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days13 April 2012 - night(20-over match)
Umpires
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Asad Rauf
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Subrat Das
Reserve Umpire
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Premdip Chatterjee
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Rajasthan Royals 0