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IPL 2012 – RR vs KKR: Rajasthan Royals Make A Easy Victory Over Kolkata Knight Riders

By on April 8, 2012

Rajasthan Royals 164 for 5 (Hodge 44, Lee 2/29) beat Kolkata Knight Riders 143 (Tiwary 59, Cooper 3-28) by 22 runs…

Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Rider Scorecard

Rajasthan Royals made their second, by beating Kolkata Knight Riders by 22 runs. Even after losing the early wicket of Ajinkya Rahane, who got runout without even opening his account.After giving some initial boost to the score by Dravad’s 26 runs and Goswami’s 23runs. After of the loss of these two wickets, there was little slower inclination of score. Brad Hodge and Ashok Menaria started their partnership with 1s and 2s. But, from 14th over those hit some huge strokes. After the Brad Hodge been caught, Shah lead the score to move up to 160.

When the Kolkata Knight Riders inning started, they lost their top 3 batsmen one after another in just 3 balls. This was a huge setback to KKR. After these three wickets, they were never back in the game. Gradually, KKR started losing wickets in regular intervals. It was only Manoj Tiwary, who crossed the half-century mark, and got bowled in the last ball of the innings. Kevon Cooper, Chavan, singh, and Trivedi showed a class performance and took wickets on regularly.

Team

Rajasthan Royals: Rahul Dravid, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreevats Goswami, Ashok Menaria, Brad Hodge, Owais Shah, Kevon Cooper, Johan Botha, Ankeet Chavan, Amit Singh, Siddharth Trivedi

Kolkata Knight Riders: Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum, Gautam Gambhir, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia, Laxmi Shukla, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Iqbal Abdulla

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