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19th match (N), Abu Dhabi, Apr 29 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 153)152/8
Match tied (Royals won the one-over eliminator)
Player Of The Match
3/11
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• The Report by Devashish Fuloria

Royals win on boundary count after tie and Super Over

Kolkata Knight Riders and Rajasthan Royals tied the game at the end of full time and extra time, but Royals took the points because they hit more boundaries in the match

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Scorecard summary
Rajasthan Royals152/5(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders152/8(20 overs)
SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER11 runs
RR: 11/0CRR: 11.00 

So after the scores were tied even in the Super Over, Rajasthan win on the boundary count.

That is all for tonight. Good bye

James Faulkner, the Man of the Match: I am going to sleep well tonight and I am sure the rest of the squad is going to as well. In all seriousness, this is my first Super Over, I have watched a few in T20 cricket before. I got hit for a pretty big six in that last over. It has been a bit of a slow journey since I have had surgery.

Shane Watson: To be able to come out on top of such a game is a nice feeling for us. I was just going to run as fast as I could. Steve Smith is calm under pressure. We just needed two. He is a very skilled young fellow. It is great to have Jimmy back in form. He is a very key component of our team like he was last year. If you are on the wrong side of this (match), it can be disappointing as well.

Gautam Gambhir: Very disappointed being on the losing side. We deserve to be in a better position, all the games we have lost we were in positions we could have won. It was important (his returning to form). Someone has to try and be positive upfront, that is my job, that has been my job last three years, hopefully from here on, I can be more aggressive at the top. We keep talking about the wicket in Kolkata, (but) we have an attack suited for most conditions.

Steve Smith: Very happy. It is exciting for cricket, a Super Over. Chasing 12 in a Super Over is quite a tough task. Just happy to get there. Jimmy (Faulkner) bowled an unbelievable over. The way we finished was amazing. (Narine) is a quality bowler. We knew it was going to be tough. Watto said he was going to bowl flat and short. He got one away to the boundary. My job was to hit the gaps and take twos.

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Maximus: "One of the best super over games you've got to say. But, what is the real need for it in the round robin stage...why can't a tied game be just that...a tie. The teams fought it out for 20 overs and deserved to split the points. You don't need a super over until the knockout phase of the tournamnet"

Kumaran: "That was sensible batting from Smith, kept cool and nudged the last ball for a couple.. knowing the equation that they would win it with a couple.. Fabulous!! excellent thinking and the best part was he did not overhit Narine and risk his wicket.."

0.6
2
Narine to Smith, 2 runs

how smart is that from Smith, he walks out, pushes it calmly through extra cover, and happily jogs back for the second, Watson breaking into a wide smile and pumping his fist as he approaches his end

RR will win this if they tie the scores, as they have hit more boundaries

0.5
1
Narine to Watson, 1 run

straighter one again, Watson swings hard but can only hit it down to long off, they want a second but have to head back in the end

0.4
4
Narine to Watson, FOUR runs

deep midwicket was not deep enough, Watson slogged this length ball flat in the air, Pandey was too far in to have a chance with this even though he jumped

0.3
1
Narine to Smith, 1 run

sets himself up for the reverse sweep early, this is headed down leg actually, but he drags it to point for a single

0.2
2
Narine to Smith, 2 runs

whipped through midwicket, they take two by the time long on runs around

0.1
1
Narine to Watson, 1 run

straighter one pitched up, Watson clobbers it straight down to long off

Narine will bowl for KKR. Gambhir has a chat with him. Smith and Watson walk out to bat for RR. Binny is also padded up.

SUPER OVER 1 - END OF OVER11 runs • 2 wickets
KKR: 11/2CRR: 11.00 
0.6
W
Faulkner to Shakib, 1 run, OUT

moves across to a low full toss but can only hit it along the ground to long on, they try a second but Samson collects the wide throw and leaps towards the stumps to catch Shakib short

Shakib Al Hasan run out (Smith) b Faulkner 1 (6b 0x4 0x6)
0.5
1
Faulkner to Pandey, 1 run

Faulkner responds with a yorker on middle stump, Pandey digs it out to the leg side

0.4
6
Faulkner to Pandey, SIX runs

Pandey's got one away, he's stepped forward to a widish length ball and slammed it over long on, pumping his fist as he makes the connection

0.3
1
Faulkner to Shakib, 1 run

Faulkner goes full and straight on the stumps, Shakib drills it back, Faulkner is in the way though and it smacks into his boot

0.2
1
Faulkner to Pandey, 1 run

Pandey comes out to this pitched up ball around off, can only nudge it in front of square on the leg side

0.1
1lb
Faulkner to Yadav, 1 leg bye, OUT

we have a run out first ball in the Super Over, Yadav moves across to this full delivery on the pad, but cannot get hold of it, keeper dives and parries it away, he gets up, chases and throws it back, it is wide of the stumps, but Nair is around to gather and hit the stumps

Suryakumar Yadav run out (Nair) b Faulkner 0 (1b 0x4 0x6)

Suryakumar Yadav and Shakib Al Hasan are the batsmen for KKR. James Faulkner will bowl for RR

end of over 2011 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 152/8CRR: 7.60 
Shakib Al Hasan29 (18)
Sunil Narine1 (1)
Kane Richardson 4-0-28-1
James Faulkner 2-0-11-3

So KKR have almost given it away once again. They were 137 for 4 needing 16 from 12. What an over that was from Faulkner

Adhithya S R: "The only thing missing from this leg in UAE was a super over. And guess what they managed to give us that too!!!"

19.6
2
Kane Richardson to Shakib, 2 runs

scores are tied, Shakib drags this full delivery down the ground, long off rushes in but his throw is not strong enough to prevent the second, and we go into a Super Over

19.5
2
Kane Richardson to Shakib, 2 runs

Shakib comes out and lofts wide of long off for a couple

19.4
Kane Richardson to Shakib, no run

not called a wide, Shakib went towards off to try and scoop it to fine leg, missed as it was slanted past leg stump

19.3
1
Kane Richardson to Narine, 1 run

full on off, Narine tries to drive it through the covers, cannot get the mistimed stroke past the infield

19.3
1w
Kane Richardson to Narine, 1 wide

he sends it way down the leg side from wide of the crease

19.2
W
Kane Richardson to Shakib, 1 run, OUT

a run-out now, Shakib backs away and forces a full delivery to long on, Chawla wants the second, Shakib does not and raises his hand, but Chawla is too far out already and is run out by miles as Smith fires it to the keeper

Piyush Chawla run out (Smith/†Samson) 0 (3m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
19.1
4
Kane Richardson to Shakib, FOUR runs

Shakib gets four first ball, he arches back to a high full toss and smears it through the covers, there is no sweeper

end of over 194 runs • 3 wickets
KKR: 141/7CRR: 7.42 RRR: 12.00
Piyush Chawla0 (1)
Shakib Al Hasan20 (13)
James Faulkner 2-0-11-3
Kane Richardson 3-0-17-1
18.6
Faulkner to Chawla, no run

Faulkner just misses the hat trick, slow delivery bounces from a length, past Chawla's swipe, and goes over the stumps

18.5
W
Faulkner to Vinay, OUT

Faulkner keeps hitting the stumps, another slower one, full on off stump this time, Vinay swings and misses

Vinay Kumar b Faulkner 0 (1m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.4
W
Faulkner to Uthappa, OUT

Uthappa's gone too far across, Faulkner bowls the slower one from back of the hand, good length on middle and leg, Uthappa misses, and Faulkner hits

Robin Uthappa b Faulkner 0 (4m 1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
18.3
1
Faulkner to Shakib, 1 run

Faulkner goes full into leg stump at 140 kph, Shakib gets a thick inside edge to fine leg

18.3
1w
Faulkner to Shakib, 1 wide

backs away to the leg side, Faulkner tries to follow him but sends it further down instead

18.2
2
Faulkner to Shakib, 2 runs

another skier, this was down the leg side, and Shakib swung hard at it, but this time, it falls short of deep square leg running to his left

18.1
W
Faulkner to Yadav, OUT

Faulkner's kept this alive, Yadav's skied this full and wide one slanted across him, and Smith has run in from long off and taken it in front of his head

Suryakumar Yadav c Smith b Faulkner 31 (31m 19b 3x4 1x6) SR: 163.15
end of over 1811 runs
KKR: 137/4CRR: 7.61 RRR: 8.00
Suryakumar Yadav31 (18)
Shakib Al Hasan17 (11)
Kane Richardson 3-0-17-1
Shane Watson 3-0-26-0
17.6
1
Kane Richardson to Yadav, 1 run

tries to go square on the leg side from outside off, edges it into the helmet and it pops up close by

17.5
1
Kane Richardson to Shakib, 1 run

attacks a similar delivery and hits it to deep midwicket this time

17.4
Kane Richardson to Shakib, no run

swings at a pitched up delivery angled in but cannot get it away

over the stumps

17.3
4
Kane Richardson to Shakib, FOUR runs

another one, he goes deep in the crease to a full delivery and whips it through midwicket, timed well enough to beat long on

17.2
4
Kane Richardson to Shakib, FOUR runs

fine leg is up, Shakib pulls a shortish ball, and it runs past the fielder's dive, deep square chases and dives too, in vain

Amit: "Well..Surya Yadav is no doubt the most impressive batsman for KKR for this season so far.. !!"

17.1
1
Kane Richardson to Yadav, 1 run

full and wide one driven to sweeper cover

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Match details
Sheikh Zayed Stadium, Abu Dhabi
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to bat first
SeriesPepsi Indian Premier League
Season2014
Player Of The Match
James Faulkner
James Faulkner
Hours of play (local time)18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30
Match days29 April 2014 - night (20-over match)
Umpires
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Aleem Dar
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Anil Chaudhary
TV Umpire
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Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
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Krishnaraj Srinath
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
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