Today’s Match Details – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Rajasthan Royals
Match -15th DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Date – April 13, 2012
Time – 8:00 pm i.e 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss – Rajasthan Royals elected to bat first
Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
Today in the 15th match of DLF IPL 2012, Kolkata Knight Rider needed 132 to win against Rajasthan Royals. Even after G Gambhir was run out for just 11, Kallis and M Bisla played superbly and took the score to 70 before Kallis got out after scoring 31 runs off 38 balls. KKR needed 64 to win from last 10 overs and it looked a quite achievable task. M Bisla and Manoj Tiwary then played sensibly and just when it looked that Rajasthan has lost all hopes to win the match, Menaria got the wicket of Bisla, giving a ray of hope to Royals. Soon Manoj Tiwary also got out and the match was all set for an entertaining finish. Shakib Al Hasan and Yusuf Pathan then took Kolkata Knight Riders inches away from victory. Shakib got out after scoring 16 runs off 10 balls. Yusuf Pathan scored 7 off 7 balls and finally KKR needed just 1 to win in the last over and R Doeschate hit a six to give Kolkata Knight Riders a 5 wicket victory over Rajasthan Royals.
Earlier Rajasthan Royals won the toss and elected to bat first against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Eden’s. Royals got off to a good start with both Rahane and Dravid getting good starts. The duo added 45 runs for the first wicket partnership in 6.1 overs before Rahane got out. Rahane’s wickets gave KKR a hope and they launched into all attack mode and got two more wickets. From 45/1 RR slumped to 49/3 in 8.2 overs. This fall of wickets restricted the run flow and even after good starts none of the RR batsmen was able to score runs with ease. KKR bowlers did a splendid job and Shakib Al Hasan was the star for KKR as he got three wicket out of total five fallen wickets. S Goswami 24 off 22 balls and Owais Shah’s 31 off 33 balls helped Rajasthan Royals reach a total of 131/5 in 20 overs.