Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur Indian Premier League 2008

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RR v KKR, IPL Match 18, Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 45 runs

Rajasthan Royals continued their winning streak, defeating Kolkata Knight Riders by 45 runs in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Sawai Man Singh Stadium at Jaipur Thursday.
Chasing 197, the Knight Riders were bowled out for 151 in 19.1 overs and slumped to their third consecutive defeat in the tournament.
After losing their first match against Delhi Daredevils, Rajasthan Royals have managed four wins in a row. Knight Riders started their run chase shakily. Pakistani Salman Butt, who made his IPL debut, was the first wicket to fall as he inside-edged a delivery from Sohail Tanvir onto his stumps in the second over of the match.
Ajit Agarkar, promoted to number three in the batting order, made a quick-fire 20 off 13 balls before he was caught behind while trying to cut a straight delivery from Shane Watson. Australian David Hussey (42 off 30) shared a crucial 68-run stand with skipper Sourav Ganguly (52 off 39) to bring the Knight Riders’ run-chase back on track.
Rajasthan Royals’ captain Shane Warne (1/20) got rid of Ganguly in the 14th over, and then Siddharth Trivedi (31/2) went through Hussey’s defence. It was all over for the Knight Riders as no other batsman could make any valuable contribution. The Knight Riders were ultimately bowled out with five balls to spare.
Earlier in the day, debutant Swapnil Asnodkar (60 off 34) and Yusuf Pathan (55 off 33) powered Rajasthan Royals to 196 for the loss of seven wickets. The duo put on 53 runs for the third wicket. Asondkar’s dream outing came to an end when he was picked up by Pakistani pacer Umar Gul in the 12th over.
Pathan was at his dangerous best, standing back and slogging most of the deliveries. In his fiery innings, he hit six boundaries and two sixes. Youngster Ravindra Jadeja scripted the perfect finish for the Royals with a cameo of 33 off 19 balls.
For Knight Riders, Gul was the best bowler, picking up three wickets for 31 runs, while Ishant Sharma, Agarkar and Laxmi Ratan Shulka got one each.
RR v KKR, IPL Match 18, Jaipur: Rajasthan Royals 196 for 7 in 20.0 ovs beat Kolkata Knight Riders 151 in 19.1 ovs by 45 runs

Rajasthan Royals v Kolkata Knight Riders at Jaipur


Rajasthan Royals innings
G Smith b Sharma 2 (7)
S Asnodkar c Hussey b Umar Gul 60 (34)
M Kaif c & b Agarkar 21 (18)
Y Pathan b Umar Gul 55 (33)
S Watson lbw b Umar Gul 0 (1)
R Jadeja b Shukla 33 (19)
S Warne run out (Umar Gul/Saha) 7 (8)
Sohail Tanvir not out 3 (3)
M Rawat not out 1 (1)
Extras 14
Total (7 wickets; 20 overs) 196 (9.80 runs per over) Fall of wickets: 1-11, 2-53, 3-106, 4-111, 5-168, 6-190, 7-192.Bowling
A Dinda 4-0-30-0
I Sharma 4-0-26-1
A Agarkar 4-0-46-1
Umar Gul 4-0-31-3
D Hussey 2-0-26-0
S Ganguly 1-0-14-0
L Shukla 1-0-16-1 Kolkata Knight Riders innings
Salman Butt b Sohail Tanvir 7 (7)
S Ganguly c Kaif b Warne 51 (39)
A Agarkar c Rawat b Watson 20 (13)
B Hodge run out (Trivedi) 1 (3)
D Hussey b Trivedi 42 (30)
L Shukla run out (Jadeja/Rawat) 2 (2)
D Das c Watson b Sohail Tanvir 11 (13)
W Saha b Trivedi 1 (2)
Umar Gul run out (Jadeja/Rawat) 2 (2)
I Sharma not out 1 (1)
A Dinda c sub (T Kohli) b Watson 1 (3)
Extras  12
Total (19.1 overs) All out 151Fall of wickets: 1-15, 2-44, 3-51, 4-119, 5-121, 6-143, 7-145, 8-147, 9-148, 10-151.Bowling
S Watson 3.1-0-22-2
Sohail Tanvir 4-0-30-2
S Trivedi 4-0-31-2
M Patel 4-0-29-0
S Warne 2-0-20-1
Y Pathan 2-0-14-0Result:  Rajasthan Royals won by 45 runs

Editor: Nishanth Gopinathan.