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Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets.

Kolkata vs Rajasthan

Knight Riders see off Royals

Shah continues good form in IPL, albeit in losing cause

Owais Shah: former England batsman top scored for Royals with 31

Owais Shah's 31 failed to prevent Rajasthan Royals going down to a five-wicket defeat to Kolkata Knight Riders at Eden Gardens.

The former England batsman's 33-ball knock was the top score as the Royals struggled to 131-5 after opting to bat first.

Knight Riders spinners Shakib Al Hasan (3-17) and Sunil Narine (1-22) kept the scoring rate in check and made regular breakthrough.

Kolkata opener Jaques Kallis hit 31 to set the tone for a successful run chase.

Manvinder Bisla (29) and Manoj Tiwary (24) also chipped in with useful contributions before Ryan ten Doeschate sealed the win by dispatching the second ball of the final over for six.

Both teams now have two wins and two defeats from their opening four IPL matches.

Match Details

13th Apr 2012
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Asad Rauf and S Asnani


Batsman R
Kallis lbw b Botha 31
Gambhir run out 11
Bisla c Rahane b Menaria 29
Tiwary st Goswami b Hogg 24
Al Hasan c Menaria b Singh 16
Pathan not out 7
ten Doeschate not out 7
Extras 6w, 4b, 2lb 12
Total Close, 19.2 Overs 137 - 5
Full Batting Card

rajasthan BOWLING CARD

Bowler O M R W
Botha 4 0 22 1
Singh 4 0 29 1
Chavan 3.2 0 32 0
Hogg 4 0 20 1
Trivedi 3 0 25 0
Menaria 1 0 3 1
Full Bowling Card