54th match (N), Brabourne, May 16, 2015, Pepsi Indian Premier League
(20 ov, T:200) 190/9

Royals won by 9 runs

Royals Innings
KKR Innings
Match Details
Rajasthan Royals  (20 ovs maximum)
Ajinkya Rahane run out (Shakib Al Hasan/Azhar Mahmood)37223332168.18
Shane Watson not out 1045910595176.27
Steven Smith (c)c Morkel b Russell14111720127.27
Sanju Samson c Gambhir b Russell8991088.88
James Faulkner c SA Yadav b Russell66910100.00
Karun Nair c †Uthappa b UT Yadav16102030160.00
Chris Morris run out (Pandey/†Uthappa)45120080.00
Extras(lb 4, nb 2, w 4)10
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.95)199/6
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
Morne Morkel403809.5072210
Umesh Yadav403619.0045000
17.6 to KK Nair, 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
Shakib Al Hasan403609.0092210
Andre Russell403238.0085000
10.5 to SPD Smith, 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 to SV Samson, 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 to JP Faulkner, 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
Piyush Chawla1012012.0010110
Kolkata Knight Riders  (T: 200 runs from 20 ovs)
Robin Uthappa c Smith b Kulkarni1481530175.00
Gautam Gambhir (c)c Binny b Morris1350033.33
Manish Pandey c Morris b Kulkarni21214030100.00
Yusuf Pathan c Kulkarni b Watson44357151125.71
Andre Russell c Kulkarni b Morris37202842185.00
Suryakumar Yadav c †Samson b Morris011000.00
Shakib Al Hasan c Smith b Morris13113520118.18
Azhar Mahmood c Rahane b Faulkner67111085.71
Piyush Chawla c Binny b Watson014000.00
Umesh Yadav not out 24111241218.18
Morne Morkel not out 43300133.33
Extras(lb 3, nb 5, w 18)26
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 9.50)190/9
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)
Chris Morris402345.75112020
0.6 to G Gambhir, 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
13.2 to AD Russell, 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 to SA Yadav, 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 to Shakib Al Hasan, 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
Barinder Sran3035011.6664111
Dhawal Kulkarni403629.00105010
2.6 to RV Uthappa, 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
8.1 to MK Pandey, 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
James Faulkner4045111.2564240
16.4 to Azhar Mahmood, 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
Shane Watson403829.50115150
15.2 to YK Pathan, 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
17.2 to PP Chawla, fuller delivery outside off, sliced away but only as far as point. Simple catch, simply taken. 159/8
Stuart Binny1010010.0022000
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Brabourne Stadium, Mumbai
TossRajasthan Royals, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Shane Watson
Player Of The Series
Andre Russell
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 days16 May 2015 - night (20-over match)
Rajesh Deshpande
Richard Illingworth
TV Umpire
Vineet Kulkarni
Reserve Umpire
Anil Dandekar
Match Referee
Rajendra Jadeja
PointsRajasthan Royals 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
  • Rajasthan Royals innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 66 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 50 runs in 4.3 overs (27 balls), Extras 4
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (AM Rahane 24, SR Watson 22, Ex 4)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 100 runs in 9.2 overs (57 balls), Extras 7
  • SR Watson: 50 off 31 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Rajasthan Royals: 150 runs in 15.3 overs (94 balls), Extras 9
  • SR Watson: 100 off 57 balls (9 x 4, 5 x 6)
  • Innings Break: Rajasthan Royals - 199/6 in 20.0 overs (SR Watson 104)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 53 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.3 overs (34 balls), Extras 15
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 28 balls (MK Pandey 17, YK Pathan 21, Ex 12)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 10.3 overs (64 balls), Extras 16
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 27 balls (YK Pathan 13, AD Russell 36, Ex 2)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 15.5 overs (96 balls), Extras 21
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