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IPL 2013: Rajasthan Royals vs Kolkata Knight Riders: As it happened...Zeenews Sports Bureau/Prajwal Pariyar

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Rajasthan Royals have put in a fantastic team effort here to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 19 runs.

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KKR Over: 19 II Score:122/9

Sunil Narine is the new man and he gets off the mark with a nice flick to square leg for a single. This is a perfect yorker which beats Ahmed all ends up. Ahmed slashes this one to long off and gets a single. Another single taken off a hit to cover from Narine. Ahmed hoiks this and the man at deep mid wicket takes a comfortable catch to complete a comprehensive victory.

Shami Ahmed c Rahane b Kevon Cooper 5(10)

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KKR Over: 18.1 II Score:122/9

Morgan paddle sweeps the first ball of the over from Cooper straight onto the stumps.

Eoin Morgan b Kevon Cooper 51(38)

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KKR Over: 18 II Score:122/8

Tait into the attack now as Morgan flicks this one to deep mid wicket for three runs. Full toss this time and Ahmed hit it to long off for a single. Morgan flicks this one over the fine leg fence for a six. Gets to his fifty. The next ball is full and outside off, no run off it. Morgan tries to paddle sweep this but only manages to get an edge that falls very near the keeper and the batsmen take a single. Shami Ahmed gets two runs off the last ball. thirteen runs off the over.

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KKR Over: 17 II Score:109/8

Cooper is back into the attack. Starts off with a short slower ball which Morgan pulls for two runs. Morgan chops the next one towards point for a single. Ahmed smacks this straight down the ground for a single. Morgan gets another single. Ahmed tries to heave this one but misses completely. No run off the last ball as well.

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KKR Over: 16 II Score:104/8

Shami Ahmed is the new batsman. Morgan runs this one to third man for a single. Ahmed tries to flick this on the leg side but only gets the leading edge and the ball falls just short of the man at extra cover. Sreesanth beats him outside off stump.

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KKR Over: 15.3 II Score:103/8

Sreeshant into his final over now. Lee defends this one to cover. He gets a four this time through to mid wicket. Brett Lee gets under one and hits it high in the air only to get caught by the Rahul Shukla at long on.

Brett Lee c R Shukla b Sreesanth 5(6)

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KKR Over: 15 II Score:99/7

Brett Lee in the middle now. Slower ball from Tait and Lee defended it back to the bowler. Full length delivery slightly outside the off stump and Lee cant get his bat to it. Lee drives this one past the man at extra cover for a single. This one was a full toss and Morgan flicks it from middle towards deep mid wicket for a four. This one is down the leg side and Morgan gets some bat on it as the ball flies to the fine leg boundary.

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KKR Over: 14.1 II Score:90/7

Bhatia pulls a short one from Tait straight to the man at deep mid wicket.

Bhatia c Binny b Shaun Tait 12(7)

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KKR Over: 14 II Score:90/6

Rahul Shukla into the attack now and he starts off with a full pitched delivery and Morgan drives it between mid off and extra cover for a four. Shukla comes around the wicket now and cramps Morgan for room who defends this ball back to the bowler. MOrgan tried to play this one on the off side but got an inside edge and the ball went towards mid wicket as the batsmen took two runs. Morgan gets under a full p[itched delivery and lofts it straight over the mid off boundary for a six. Shukla goes wide this time and the umpire stretches his arms to signal a wide. Beats him outside off stump this time. Slower one beats Morgan outside off stump again.

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KKR Over: 13 II Score:77/6

Trivedi into his final over and Morgan pulls him over the square leg fence for a six. This time he strokes it to cover and takes a quick single. Bhatia flicks this one from middle to the man at fine deep square leg for a single. Morgan flicks this one to mid on for a single. This one was sightly short and Bhatia pulled this one to long on for a boundary. Bhatia gets this to deep mid wicket for two runs.

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KKR Over: 12 II Score:62/6

Rajat Bhatia is the new man and Sreesanth beats him ooutside off stump first up. Bhatia gets this to the right of third man who can't get to it and the batsman gets a four. This time he guides this straight to third man and takes a single. Morgan defends the next one to point. Another dot ball from Sreesanth. This one is slashed and the ball goes on the bounce to third man for a single.

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KKR Over: 11 II Score:56/6

Morgan defends this ball straight back to Trivedi. This ball bounces a bit and hits Morgan, who was trying to flick it on the leg side, on the body. This time he clips it in front of square for a single. Shulka misses the next ball completely. He tries to hoik the next one but misses it again. Shukla hits this high and straight to the man at long on.

Shukla c R Shukla b Trivedi 2(9)

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KKR Over: 10 II Score:55/5

Sreesanth comes into the attack now and starts off with one outside off stump that Morgan misses. Morgan walks across his stumps and tries to flick it to fine leg but the ball hit him on the pad and a big shout followed but the umpire was unmoved, Morgan got four. This ball is defended back to the bowler. Morgan tries to drive and misses. Again he hits Morgan's pads and the batsmen take a single. Beats Shukla outside off stump this time.

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KKR Over: 9 II Score:50/5

Trivedi into his second over as Shukla cuts it to the man at backward point, no run taken. Gets a single to third man this time. Morgan walks out and tries to play it on the leg side but gets a leading edge to Watson at slip and he puts it down. Morgan plays this one to fine leg for a single. Shulka defends this one back to the bowler. Shulka can't get this wide one past the man at point.

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KKR Over: 8 II Score:46/5

Laxmi Ratan Shukla is int the middle now. Cooper bowls a wide outside off stump. Guides this one to third man for a single. This one is on middle stump and Morgan flicks it to the bowler, no run taken, This one gets an inside edge onto the pads, no run taken.

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KKR Over: 7.3 II Score:44/5

Cooper continues as Morgan gets an inside edge onto his pads, no run taken. This time he walks out and flicks this one on the leg side and completes a quick single. Pathan poked at one outside off stump and got an edge through to the keeper.

Yusuf Pathan c Dishant Yagnik b Kevon Cooper 0(2)

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KKR Over: 7 II Score:43/4

Yusuf Pathan comes to the middle now. He strokes it on the off side, no run taken, Three runs and two wickets in the over.

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KKR Over: 6.5 II Score:43/4

Eoin Morgan is the new man and he gets a single first ball towards point. Gambhir tirs to cut this one but is beaten outside off stump. Gambhir dabs this one to backward square leg for two runs. Gambhir walks out and slashes at one outside off but he only manages to edge it and the wicketkeeper takes a fantastic catch.

Gambhir c Dishant Yagnik b Trivedi 22(22)

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KKR Over: 6.1 II Score:40/3

Siddharth Trivedi is into the attack now and he gets Tiwary plumb first ball.

Manoj Tiwary lbw b Trivedi 14(13)

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KKR Over: 6 II Score:40/2

Kevon Cooper is into the attack now as Gambhir gives himself some room and slashes his bat but misses completely. Gambhir pulls and the ball takes the edge but falls in no man's land, single taken. Tiwary dabs this one to the leg side, no run taken. This one is wide on the off side and Tiwary gets it past backward point for a single. Slower ball this time and Gambhir guides it to third man for a single. Tiwary strokes it on the off side and takes off for a quick single.

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KKR Over: 5 II Score:36/2

Rahul Sharma beats Tiwary outside off stump. This time Tiwary guides the ball to third man for two runs. This time Tiwary lifts the ball over the bowler and the mid on fielder for a four. Next ball is guided to third man for a single. Gambhir gets a single towards short fine leg. Gambhir being cramped for room but manages to get it to fine leg for a single.

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KKR Over: 4 II Score:26/2

Tait beats Tiwary outside off stump off the first ball. He guides this ball to third man for a single. Gambhir this time guides the ball to third man for another single. Tiwary strokes this one to the fielder at backward point, no run taken. This one is wide and Tiwary offers his bat and the ball flies on the bounce to third man, batsmen take a single. Goes past Gambhir outside off stump again.

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KKR Over: 3 II Score:23/2

Rahul Shukla into the attack now as Gambhir dabs it to square leg for a single. Bisla gives himself some room and tries to cut it but the ball gets the inside edge and knocks off the stumps. Kallis is the new man. This one is down the leg side and rightly called a wide. This one is short and outside off stump and Kallis gets an edge through to the keeper. Manoj Tiwary is the new man and KKR are in a spot of bother. This one is on the pads and Tiwary flicks it to mid wicket, who gets a hand on it, for 3 runs. Gambhir strokes the next ball to cover, no run taken. This one is full and Gambhir strokes it to mid on.

Kallis c Dishant Yagnik b R Shukla 0(1)

Bisla b R Shukla 1(4)

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KKR Over: 2 II Score:18/0

Shaun Tait to bowl the second over. Starts off with a wide down the leg side. This one is outside off stump and Bisla swings his bat but misses. This one is a peach of a delivery and beats Bisla outside off stump. This time Bisla gets a bottom edge on it and gets a single as the fielder at second slips fields it. Full toss this time and Gambhir drives it straight to the man at cover. This one is swinging in and Gambhir strokes it to backward point, no run taken. This one is short and Gambhir does not even need duck as it goes well over him. Full again and Gambhir gets a single to mid on.

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KKR Over: 1 II Score:14/0

Gambhir and Bisla are out in the middle to start the innings for KKR. S Sreesanth to bowl the first over. Starts off with a short one that moves in a bit, Bisla gets some pad on it to fine leg for a leg bye. Shaping in to Gambhir who flicks it past a running fine leg for a boundary. This one is outside off stump, Gambhir swings at it but misses. Gambhir goes down the wicket and smacks it over deep square leg for a six. Gets this one past the man at short fine leg for a single. This one is wide on the off side, Gambhir slashes but misses. This one is bit too close to cut and Gambhir hits it to backward point, no run taken.

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Rajasthan have managed to put up a respectable 144 for the loss of 6 wickets in their quota of 20 overs.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 20 II Score:144/6

Kallis to bowl the last over. Starts with a yorker that Hodge guides towards third man for a four. This time he hits it on the leg side and takes off for a single, Yagnik goes for the second as Hodge says no, Yagnik is run out and continues running towards the dug out. Sreeshant is the new man who attempts a huge hoik but misses and the batsmen take a single to get Hodge on strike. Full toss this time and Hodge pulls it to deep mid wicket as the umpire declares it a no ball for height, the batsmen take a single. Sreeshant attempts another big hit and ends up hitting the ball to his body which then goes on the off side and the batsmen take a single. Hodge gets two runs to deep mid wicket off a good inswinging yorker. This one is a yorker again on the legs side which Hodge plays to deep mid wicket for a single.

Dishant Yagnik run out (Bisla) 16(11)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 19 II Score:132/5

Sunil Narine comes into the attack and starts off with a short one which Yagnik cuts to sweeper cover for a two runs. He tries the weird paddle sweep again and gets a single. This is cut late and gently by Hodge and the ball runs away to the third man boundary. He drives one to sweeper cover for a single. Yagnik sweeps this one for a flat six over deep mid wicket. This time he reverse sweeps it past short third man for a four.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 18 II Score:114/5

Brett Lee is back into the attack. Starts off with a wide one outside off stump which Hodge fails to get any bat to. This time he slogs it deep mid wicket for a single. Yagnik pulls this one from the front foot to deep mid wicket for a single. This time he goes across the stumps and tries to paddle sweep it to fine leg but does not time it well and gets a single. This time Hodge pulls and pulls hard and in the gap for a boundary. Brett Lee finishes his spell with a dot ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 17 II Score:106/5

Kallis runs in to bowl as Hodge drives it to long off for a single. Yagnik guides this one to third man for a single. Hodge gets a single towards short fine leg. Yagnik defends it and takes off for a single. Full toss this time and Hodge flicks it to deep mid wicket for another single. This one is shorter and Yagnik tries to flick it over the keeper but gets no bat on it.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 16 II Score:101/5

Yagnik comes to the middle now and drives the first ball to the manm at mid off, no run taken. No run off the last ball as well.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 15.4 II Score:101/5

Sunil Narine starts off a new over. Hodge gets it to sweeper cover for a single. Rahane is gone. This one was shorter and turned the other way. Rahane who was trying to play it to third man got a nick through to Bisla who completed a good catch. Kevon Cooper is in the middle now. Defends the first ball to mid off, no run taken. Cooper tries to heave one over long on boundary but misses as Bisla knocks off the stumps. Replays show that his feet was on the line and that will be out.

Kevon Cooper st Bisla b Narine 0(2)

Rahane c Bisla b Narine 36(34)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 15 II Score:100/3

Shami Ahmed is back into the attack. Rahane lifts the first ball over long off for a six. The next one is slower and Rahane misses a flick but gets a single off a leg bye. Hodge smaes a short one to the ground the and the ball bounces over Bisla as the batsmen take a single. Rahane guides the next one to third man for a single. Hodge smashes it past covers for a boundary. This one is shorter and slower and Hodge guides it to third man for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 14 II Score:86/3

Bhatia continues as Rahane defends it to the bowler. This is a slower one and Rahane drives it on the on side for a single. This one is slightly shorter and Hodge pulls it between deep square leg and deep mid wicket for a boundary. Gets a single to backward square leg. Beats Rahane outside off stump. This is a slower one again and Rahane flicks it to short fine leg for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 13 II Score:79/3

Hodge walks out and gets an inside edge one to third man for a single. Rahane drives this to long on for another single. Flicked to the man at deep mid wicket for a single. This one is wider and Hodge smashes it to sweeper cover for a four. Next one is defended towards covers for a single. Rahane gets a single towards sweeper cover again.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 12 II Score:69/3

Sunil Narine into the attack again. Rahane gets a single towards backward point. Hodge misses an attempted cut, no run taken. Gets a single to square leg off the next ball. Rahane defends the next one back to the bowler. Similar shot again. Defended to backward point. Just two ruins off the over.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 11 II Score:67/3

Laxmi Ratan Shukla comes into the attack and bowls an inswinging delivery that wraps Binny on the pads. Huge appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger. Hodge comes to the middle and he smashes it past the man at backward point for a single. Leaves the next ball alone. This one is swinging in from outside off and hits Hodge on the pads and goes through to the keeper. Hodge defends the next one back to the bowler. Another one left alone.

Binny lbw b Shukla 14(11)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 10 II Score:63/2

Rajat Bhatia continues to Rahane who guides it to short third man and takes off for a single. Binny guides it between backward point and short third man for a boundary. The next ball jags back and Binny has to adjust his shot and defend it towards the leg side. This time he drives it to sweeper cover for another boundary. The next ball hits a crack and turns like a leg break, Binny manages a smile. The next ball is guided to short third man for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 9 II Score:53/2

Kallis continues as Rahane guides the first ball to third man for a single. Binny tries to drive this one but mis times it and the ball goes straight to the bowler, no run taken. This time he guides it towards third man for a single. Rahane also guides the next ball to third man for another single. This one is short and wide as Binny misses an attempted pull. This one is short and wide as well but on the off side this time and Binny cuts it past backward point for a boundary.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 8 II Score:46/2

Rajat Bhatia is into the attack now. Dravid whips it from his pads to the man at deep mid wicket for a single. This one was driven in the air by Rahane but the ball falls safely s the batsmen take another single. Dravid cuts this one to sweeper cover for a single. This ball swings in a little and cramps Rahane who was trying to cut it, the batsmen take a single. Bhatia strikes as Dravid misses a straight one that crashes onto his stumps. Stuart Binny is the new man and he defends the first one, no run taken.

Dravid b Bhatia 17(20)


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RAJASTHAN Over: 7 II Score:42/1

Kallis into the attack now. Dravid defends the first ball back to the bowler. Drives the next ball to the fielder at cover, no run taken. Dravid tries to flick this one off his pads but misses as the batsmen take a single. Rahane drives on to sweeper cover for a single. This one is slower and fuller and Dravid drives it ever so elegantly for a four. Gets a single off the last ball.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 6 II Score:35/1

Sunil Narine into the attack now. Rahane dabs the first one to short fine leg for a single. Dravid drives the next one straight to the man at cover, no run taken. He gets this one away to deep mid wicket for two runs. Defended back to the bowler. This one is slightly short and Dravid cuts it but the man at backward point gets his hand on to it and the batsmen take a single. Rahane smascks the last ball to deep mid wicket for a four.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 5 II Score:27/1

Dravid defends the first one to the off side, no run taken. Dracid misses an attempted flick from the pads and the ball hits the pads as Lee puts in a tentative appeal. This time he defends it on the off side. Dravid cuts this one but the man at backward point gets a hand on to it and the batsmen take two runs. Defends the next ball towards the off side. This one is flicked from his pads towards fine leg and Dravid gets a four.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 4 II Score:21/1

Rahane gets an inside edge that could have easily gone on to hit the stumps off the first ball. This one is short and wide and Rahane cuts this between the fielders at covers for a boundary. Opens the face of the bat to the next one towards third man for a four. This time Shami Ahmed beats Rahane outside off stump. He drives the next one to the man at cover, no run taken. Betas him again outside the off stump.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 3 II Score:13/1

Dravid is the new man. Defends the first bal to mid off, no run taken. Cuts a wide one to backward point for a single. Rahane guides this one to third man for a single.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 2.3 II Score:11/1

Brett Lee continues and Rahane is wrapped on the pads and Lee appeals but the ball is going down the leg side and the ball is a bit high as well, the batsmen take a leg bye. This time Watson drives this over mid off for the first boundary of the match. Watson drives the next one away from his body but straight to the man at cover.

Shane Watson c Eoin Morgan b Brett Lee 5(10)

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RAJASTHAN Over: 2 II Score: 6/0

Shami Ahmed to bowl the second over to Rahane. The first is outside off stump and swings further away, no run taken. Rahane pushes the seond ball towards backward point for a single. Watson defends the next one, no run taken. This one is driven firmly but the fielder at cover gets a hand on to it and the batsmen take two runs. This one is slightly on the pads and Rahane nudges it away to square leg for a single. Watson drives frimly but straight to mid off, no run taken.

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RAJASTHAN Over: 1 II Score: 1/0

Rahane and Watson to open the innings for Rajasthan Royals. Brett Lee will bowl the first over for KKR. First ball is slightly on the pads and Watson flicks it to the man at mid on, no run taken.This time he wraps Watson on the pads and a huge appeal follows, but the umpire is not interested. The next ball is a short one and Watson tries to pull but the ball hits the gloves and goes straight to the ground, no run taken. The next ball is way down the leg side and that's the first run on the board for KKR. Watson tries to drive the next ball but there is no timing on that shot and the ball falls on the off side. Next ball is defended by Watson the off side again. The next one is a bit wider and Watson chases it but misses.



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TOSS: KKR have won the toss and they have decided to field first.

Kolkata (Playing XI): Manvinder Bisla(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Laxmi Shukla, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Sunil Narine, Shami Ahmed

Rajasthan (Playing XI): Ajinkya Rahane, Rahul Dravid(c), Shane Watson, Stuart Binny, Brad Hodge, Kevon Cooper, Dishant Yagnik(w), S Sreesanth, Rahul Shukla, Shaun Tait, Siddharth Trivedi

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Rajasthan Royals and Kolkata Knight Riders have won their first matches in the tournament. Rahul Dravid, who suffered a calf injury in the first match has been declared fit and will be leading the side in this game. They are further strengthened by the arrival of Shane Watson who is expected to be included in the playing eleven right away.

Kolkata Knight Riders will continue to miss the services of Brendon McCullum who is yet to recover from his hamstring injury. They will count a lot on Sunil Narine who remains in mystery in the IPL.

First Published: Tuesday, April 09, 2013, 19:38


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