Rajasthan Royals defeat Kolkata Knight Riders in a Super Over to make it two consecutive wins in the IPL.
have beaten Rajasthan Royals in a dramatic Super Over to make it two consecutive wins in the Indian Premier League. Kolkata Knight Riders
The Royals, who put themselves in to bat first, made 152-5 before the Knight Riders reached the same score for the loss of eight wickets.
The match was then decided in a Super Over, with both teams making 11 runs from six balls. However, it was the Royals who claimed the win having scored more boundaries during regulation play.
top scored for Rajasthan with an impressive knock of 72, while Ajinkya Rahane (20), Sanju Samson (33) and Shane Watson (19 not out) also made significant contributions at the crease. Steve Smith ended with two wickets to his name for Kolkata, with Vinay Kumar and Morne Morkel also getting in on the act. Shakib Al Hasan (45), Gautam Gambhir (13) and Jacques Kallis (19) helped the Knight Riders get off to a positive start when it was their turn out in the middle, and scores of 31 and 29 not out from Suryakumar Yadav and Al Hasan respectively saw them level the contest after 20 overs. Manish Pandey was the pick of the Rajasthan bowlers with figures if 3-11, while James Faulkner , Kane Richardson and Rajat Bhatia were also among the wickets. Pravin Tambe
Watson and Smith then hit the necessary runs in the Super Over to earn their side a thrilling victory.
Result: Binny guides Royals over the line