47th match (N), Kolkata, May 3 2013, Indian Premier League
KKR won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
49 (35)

Interestingly, one thing that stood out in that Rahul Dravid interview, was that when he was asked about the home advantage at Jaipur, he replied something on the lines of, "It's a good cricket wicket back at Jaipur, it's not about home advantage there, it's about who plays the better cricket on that wicket that wins." On that note, Suneer Chowdhary here, signing off from today's live coverage of the game, will be back next week...till then have a very good night ahead!


Yusuf Pathan remains stranded on 49 but I don't think that should matter, what should is that his 49 helped his side win the game. Yep, KKR have won their fourth this season and have barely kept themselves alive, while Rajasthan now continue to have 12 points from their 10 games. In the end, Kallis looked very disappointed at hitting that boundary, apologises to Pathan, who was more than happy to have remained there till the end.


Quotes from presentation:


had to try something different, they had all the aces and needed to score as many as possible in the first 10. Was a touch wicket to bat on. There were a lot of positives to come from this, batted well, did not bowl too well on this wicket. Samson is a very good kid, long way to go for him and we allow him to keep his feet on ground.


It was important to win here, we needed to get ourselves out of the situation we were in and we did well today. Spin has been our strength, we have got quality and they have done well. Completely different venue at Ranchi, hopefully we get the same support there too.

Pathan is the man of the match:

Good to see everyone happy when I score. Today I had a lot of time to bat, which gave me confidence to play well. It was an important match, needed to win it and we did it.

Hogg to Kallis, FOUR runs

full-toss and that's hit over the bowler's head for a four to finish off the game!

Hogg to Kallis, no run

goes for a sweep and that one from Hogg lands on the spot he wanted, wrong 'un too, beats the outside edge of the bat

end of over 178 runs
KKR: 129/2CRR: 7.58 RRR: 1.33
Jacques Kallis29 (28)
Yusuf Pathan49 (35)
Siddharth Trivedi 3-0-24-0
Shane Watson 3-0-21-1
Trivedi to Kallis, 1 run

shorter in length and pushed to the off side for a single

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run

and that's a single to the fine-leg fielder, it was very full and he was going for a full-bloodied flick there, straight to the fielder

Trivedi to Kallis, 1 run

shorter in length, bit of movement away from the bat and pushed down the ground for a single

Trivedi to Pathan, 1 run

on his pads, good length ball too and easily tucked it away to the leg side for a single

Trivedi to Pathan, no run

short of length, pushed back to the bowler, not for runs

Trivedi to Pathan, FOUR runs

shorter in length and that's pulled away for a four, good, good shot!

The last time Pathan scored a half-century in IPL was in March 2010.

Avinash: "@Kushagra.. Mind looking at Faulkner's career economy? It is anything but great!"

end of over 167 runs
KKR: 121/2CRR: 7.56 RRR: 3.00
Yusuf Pathan43 (31)
Jacques Kallis27 (26)
Shane Watson 3-0-21-1
James Faulkner 4-0-16-0
Watson to Pathan, 1 run

another shorter ball and he isn't averse to pulling it away, does it well, gets it away to the fielder for a single

Watson to Pathan, no run

shorter in length, pushed to the off side this time, jams his bat down in time

Watson to Pathan, FOUR runs

short of length and pulled away to the leg side for a four, that's a very well-played shot from Pathan, powered away!

Watson to Kallis, 1 run

and that's played very fine, through to the third-man region, opening the face of the bat and through to fielder

Kushagra Agrawal: "James Faulkner is one of the greatest T20 bowlers. Even if he doesn't take wickets, he has a great economy rate more often than not."

Watson to Kallis, no run

short of length from the bowler and it's punched to the off side, straight to the short cover fielder

Watson to Pathan, 1 run

short of length and that's punched down the ground for a single

Watson's back on.

end of over 153 runs
KKR: 114/2CRR: 7.60 RRR: 3.80
Jacques Kallis26 (24)
Yusuf Pathan37 (27)
James Faulkner 4-0-16-0
Siddharth Trivedi 2-0-16-0
Faulkner to Kallis, no run

full-toss on the off stump and it's driven to the short cover fielder

Faulkner to Pathan, 1 run

on his pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single this time

Faulkner to Pathan, no run

slower in pace and on a good length and he pats it back to the bowler

Faulkner to Kallis, 1 run

very full this time and it's dug out well by the batsman, pushed down the ground for a single

Faulkner to Kallis, no run

slower in pace, shorter in length and very calmly played away to the off side

Faulkner to Pathan, 1 run

on his pads and that's patted away to long-on for a single