IPL-2: Rajasthan Royals beat Kolkata Knight Riders
When Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders tied at 150 runs in the allotted 20 overs, the Super Over rule came into play for the first time in the second edition of the Indian Premier League tournament being played in South Africa.
The Royals beat the Riders in the Super Over by scoring 16 runs to win the match played at Newlands, Cape Town on Thursday.
In the Super Over, each team gets one over to bat and the team which scores the most wins. When the Super Over also produces a tie, then the team which scores the most sixes in the match wins.
Chris Gayle and Captain Brendon McCullum batted for the Kolkata Knight Riders in the Super Over with Kamran Khan bowling for the Rajasthan Royals.
Kolkata Knight Riders Super Over:
Ball 1: Gayle takes a single.
Ball 2: McCullum takes a single.
Ball 3: Wide.
Ball 3: Gayle hits over mid-on for four.
Ball 4: Gayle pulls to square leg for four.
Ball 5: Gayle pulls to mid-wicket for four.
Ball 6: Gayle hits to deep point for Rob Quiney to take catch
Score : 15 runs
Rajasthan Royals needed 16 runs to win.
Yusuf Pathan and Ravinder Jadeja batted for the Rajasthan Royals with Ajantha Mendis bowling for the Kolkata Knight Riders.
Rajasthan Royals Super Over:
Ball 1: Pathan hits over the covers for a 6.
Ball 2: Pathan takes 2.
Ball 3: Pathan hits over long on for a 6.
Ball 4: Pathan sweeps to square leg for 4 to win the match for the Rajasthan Royals.
Score : 18 runs
Yusuf Pathan was adjudged the Man of the Match.