Kolkata knock Rajasthan out of semis contention

Published: Sunday, April 18, 2010, 10:58 [IST]
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Kolkata: Dada's 50 ball 75 runs and a discipline bowling helps Kolkata Knight Riders to thrash Rajasthan Royals by 8 wickets in the 53rd Match of IPL 3rd edition here on Saturday in Kolkata.

Kolkata Knight Riders kept alive their slim hopes of making the semi-finals of the Indian Premier League with a conprehensive win.

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On the other hand Rajasthan Royals virtually out of semis with a defeat in a must win match.

Ealier after winning toss Rajasthan elected to bat and posted a paltry total of 132 for the loss nine wickets from their 20 Overs. Watson (26 ball 44) the only contributor.

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JD Unadkat's spectacular spell of 3/26 helps Kolkata to restrict the Rajasthan Royals for meagre total of 132.

In-reply after two early wickets captain Sourav Ganguly and Cheteshwar Pujara put on 111 for the third wicket to see them home with 23 balls to spare.

Jaydev Unadkat was adjudged as Man of the Match.

Match Summary:

Rajasthan Royals: - 132/9 in 20 overs
Kolkata Knight Riders: - 133/2 in 16.1 overs
Match result: KKR won by 8 wickets
Man of the Match: Jaydev Unadkat
Maximum Sixes Award: Sourav Ganguly
Kamaal Catch Award: Sourav Ganguly


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