The match will be a decider © IANS
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Catch live cricket score of Match 54 of IPL 2015 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR)

(Which team will emerge victorious in this battle of fate — Rajasthan Royals or Kolkata Knight Riders?)

Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 190/9 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Morne Morkel 4(3), Umesh Yadav 24(11)

Chris Morris to bowl the final over as expected. Shakib Al Hasan tries to go bit but he miscues and he’s out. Is that it for KKR? Morkel comes out. SIngle off the first ball. Two run off the next delivery. Single off the next ball. Two sixes? Not quite, only gets a single. And they finish with just a single. RR win it by nine runs!

OUT! Shakib Al Hasan 13(11) c Smith b Morris


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 184/8 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 12(9), Umesh Yadav 14(6)

Single of the first ball and Umesh Yadav gets a FOUR next ball. They’re not giving up here. SIX the next ball. Faulkner bowls a fine length delivery outside off next up. And another wide! Way too many of these! FOUR off the next ball through extra cover boundary. And another FOUR, 16 needed off the final over.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 164/8 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 12(9), Umesh Yadav 4(3)

Wide a first up. Single off the next ball. Chawla connects but he miscues and is caught at point. Golden duck. Umesh Yadav comes out now, what can he do? A FOUR the first ball straight down the ground like a bullet. Dot the next ball, in the blockhole. Another dot ball here. Wide again, the number of wides have been ridiculous. Dot of the final ball.

OUT! Piyush Chawla 0(1) c Binny b Watson


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 157/7 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 11(8), Piyush Chawla 0(0)

Faulkner bowls a wide first ball. Too many wides in this innings, may come back to haunt RR. And back up the off side wide with a leg side wide. Poor. Single to long on the next ball. Two of the next. Dot of the next, thanks to fine stop from Faulkner in his follow through. Mahmood goes for the big shot but doesn’t get enough, caught at wide long on by Rahane. Final nail in the coffin for KKR? Dot t6o Piyush Chawla first ball, play and miss. Single off the next.

OUT! Azhar Mahmood 6(7) c Rahane b Faulkner


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 151/6 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 9(5), Azhar Mahmood 4(4)

Watson comes on. Starts off with a wide. And another wide outside off. Watson gets the wicket! Yusuf Pathan tries to go over cover boundary but finds the fielder. Azhar Mahmood comes out, misses the first ball. And a dot of the second too. Four of the next ball. Last ball is a yorker, dot.

OUT! Yusuf Pathan 44(35) c Kulkarni b Watson


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 144/5 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 9(5), Yusuf Pathan 44(33)

Kulkarni continues. Dot ball first up, concedes a single the next.  Third ball is an attempted pull shot but makes no connection on that, single. Next is a full toss but all yusuf can do it hit it to deep extra cover for a single. Shakib steps out the next ball to get to the pitch of the delivery and it goes for four to the cover boundary. Shakib paddles the next ball and gets it past short fine leg for FOUR!


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 133/5 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Shakib Al Hasan 0(2), Yusuf Pathan 42(30)

Single of the first ball from Morris. Russell goes for another big hit and this one goes high but not far, out and it’s a big wicket. Suryakumar Yadav comes out. Single of the next delivery. Suryakumar Yadav dismissed for a golden duck to a jaffa of a delivery! Good length and the away swing gets the outside edge on way to the keeper. Shakib comes out now. Defends the first ball. Goes for the cut next ball and misses.

OUT! Andre Russell 37(20) c Kulkarni b Morris

OUT! Suryakumar Yadav 0(1) c Samson b Morris


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 131/3 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Andre Russell 37(19), Yusuf Pathan 40(28)

Sran comes back in the attack. Single of the first ball. Another single of the next ball. Russell pulls the next ball and it was huge again! There is no sane reason why the RR bowlers can’t do away with the short balls. Then he bowls full outside off and it’s hammered through the off side for FOUR! Pressure getting to him now, bowls a horrible wide. Single of the next ball. And a single to end the over, poor over.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 116/3 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Andre Russell 26(15), Yusuf Pathan 38(26)

Shane Watson. Russell swats the first ball straight down for four. Next ball is edged and falls just short of third man. Russell launches the fourth ball for six, a HUGE SIX! Misses the next ball though. Single of the final ball.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 103/3 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Andre Russell 14(10), Yusuf Pathan 37(25)

James Faulkner bowls. Decent over. Concedes just six runs. Asking rate pressure mounting.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 97/3 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Andre Russell 11(6), Yusuf Pathan 35(23)

Evenful over from Stuart Binny there. Second and third ball hit for boundaries. Next ball is a jaffa and misses the outside edge. Single off the next ball.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 87/3 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Andre Russell 10(5), Yusuf Pathan 26(18)

Dhawal Kulkarni back and gets a wicket off his first ball with a change of pace. Manish Pandey hits it straight to the cover fielder. Andre Russell on now. Kulkarni starts off wit a jaffa to Russell and it’s a dot. Next ball he gets the edge but it flies to the third man fence for FOUR! Russell hits another four next ball but it’s lot more authoritative this time. Single the next ball.

OUT! Manish Pandey 21(21) c Morris b Kulkarni


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 77/2 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 21(20), Yusuf Pathan 30(18)

Shane Watson comes in and procures some movement. Next ball is short and Manish Pandey pulls the ball to midwicket for FOUR! Pandey swats the next ball to long off for a single. Short ball again and smashed to midwicket, this time by Yusuf Pathan for FOUR! Next ball hit to midwicket for a single.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 66/2 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 15(16), Yusuf Pathan 25(16)

First ball hit to midwicket for a single. Pathan smashed the next ball for SIX! He miscued the pull but there was enough power to take it over the deep square leg boundary. Pathan mistimes the next ball to point but it drops short of the man who came running in from cover and goes for FOUR!


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 53/2 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 12(13), Yusuf Pathan 11(7)

Another good over for the Kolkata Knight Riders thanks in part to another overhead wide that raced for FOUR! Nine runs came of that over.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 44/2 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 12(13), Yusuf Pathan 11(7)

Yusuf Pathan pulls the first ball from Chris Morris fine for FOUR! Next ball is a wide! Next ball is tapped to leg side and they set off for a quick single. Yusuf attemots to cover drive the next ball and it misses the outside edge.Next ball hit to backward square for a single.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 37/2 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 12(12), Yusuf Pathan 1(2)

Manish Pandey gets a couple of FOURS in the over, back to back. And theres a freak no ball in the over. It shoots off the pitch way over the batsman and the keeper and runs for four.


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 21/2 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Manish Pandey 3(7)

Manish Pandey gets a single of the first ball. Uthappa times the next ball beautifully through the extra cover region for FOUR. Uthappa misses out on a leg stump ball, one leg bye. Dhawal Kulkarni gets in another dot next up. Pandey guides the next ball to third man for a single. Uthappa miscues the next ball and a slower one does it! He miscues it straight into the hand of mid off.

OUT! Robin Uthappa 14(8) c Smith b Kulkarni


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 14/1 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 10(5), Manish Pandey 1(4)

Brainder Sran bowls. Concedes a single first ball, gets in a dot next ball. And a couple of more dots. Pandey swats the next ball to kid wicket for a single. Uthappa smashes the final ball for FOUR!


Live cricket score Kolkata Knight Riders: 8/1 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Robin Uthappa 5(3)

Morris to bowl the first over. Starts with a dot as it whizzes past the outside edge. Second ball is a wide down leg and they run for a single, smart running. Gets in a dot next ball. Gambhir flat bats the next ball to mid off for a single. Uthappa drives the next ball magnificently through covers. Dabs the next ball and sets off for a single. Short ball next up and Gambhir miscues the hook! OUT!

OUT! Gautam Gambhir 1(3) c Binny b Morris


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 199/6 | Overs 20

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 104(59)

Yadav comes for last over. Watto gets his HUNDRED in style as he slashes the ball outside off over point for FOUR! Vital innings that. Next ball is smashed to long off for a single. Morris hits the next ball to mid wicket for a single. Next ball is directed at the pads and Watto fails to capitalise, single. Morris attempts to slog the next ball and makes no contact, dot. Morris fails to time the next ball, they set off for two as the ball goes to the vacant mid wicket region but Morris is slow in his second run and is run out.

OUT! Chris Morris 4(5) run out


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 191/5 | Overs 19

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 98(56)Chris Morris 1(2)

Morne Morkel comes for his final over.Yorker first up and dug out for a single. Another yorker which Morris scoops out to third man for a single. Watson clobbers the next ball over deep square leg for a SIX! Gets in a yorker next ball which Watto digs out for a single.  Morris hits the next ball to long on for a single. Final ball is hit to deep extra cover for a single.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 180/5 | Overs 18

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 89(52)

Watson gets a single of the first ball. Nair gets the edge next ball and it races to the third man fence. Nair hits next ball for a single. Watson tries to go big next ball but deceived by lack of pace, single. Karun Nair attempts to paddle the next ball, gets an edge which whizes past the stump and past the keeper for FOUR! But he gets the edge again next ball and this time he’s caught.

OUT! Karun Nair 16(10) c Uthappa b U Yadav


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 169/4 | Overs 17

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 87(50), Karun Nair 7(6)

Azhar Mahmood brought on. Watson clobbers the ball to deep extra cover and he’s got FOUR! And it is a NO BALL! Watson makes him pay with a big SIX! Cuts the next ball to deep point for a single. Nair hits the next ball to long off for a single. Watson bludgeons the next ball to the cover boundary for FOUR! Watson hits the next ball to midwicket for a single. Nair goes for the slog but fails to make connection.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 151/4 | Overs 16

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 71(45), Karun Nair 6(4)

First ball yields a single. Watson hits the next ball to deep mid wicket and runs two. Watson defends the next good length ball, DOT. Watson goes to cut the next ball but it’s too wide for him and it’s called wide. Goes for the cut again, but no connection. Dabs the next ball to leg side for a single. Nair hit the next ball almost straight to mid off, but it drops just short.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 146/4 | Overs 15

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 68(41), Karun Nair 5(2)

Faulkner pulls the first ball for four to deep midwicket. Next ball yields a dot. Faulkner goes for a chip next ball and it looked well timed but he got more height on it than length and was caught at deep mid wicket by Suryakumar Yadav. Watson gets a single straight down the ground next ball. Russell goes for the short ball and Karun Nair gives it an upper cut, FOUR and very deftly done. Nair dabs the next ball for a single to leg side.

OUT! James Faulkner 6(6) c S Yadav b Russell


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 136/3 | Overs 14

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 67(40), James Faulkner 2(3)

Shakib continues. Faulkner defends the first ball back to Shakib. Gest a single the next ball. Watto cuts the next ball to deep point for FOUR! Hits the next ball to long off for a SINGLE. It’s an encore next ball. Shakib goes awry next ball a full toss wide outside off. Watson smashes the next ball over the long on boundary for a massive six.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 122/3 | Overs 13

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 56(37), James Faulkner 0(0)

Andre Russell continues, concedes two the first ball. Watson tries to pull the next ball nut isn’t short enough, single taken from a miscue. Next ball hit to mid on for no run. Samson gets a full toss and he places it to perfection to the deep mid wicket boundary for FOUR! OUT! gone, he tried to go over the top but gets the leading edge which falls in the hands of the KKR skipper at point. Russell bows a short one to Watto which he lets go.

OUT! Sanju Samson 8(9) c Gambhir b Russell


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 115/2 | Overs 12

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 53(34), Sanju Samson 4(6)

Shakib back. Samson cutely nudges the first ball past the short fine leg fielder for three runs. Watson uses his feet the next ball to hit the ball to deep extra cover for a single. Gets in a dot next ball. Next ball on the pads, Samson attempts the sweep but misses, going down the leg. Final ball defended to close mid off.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 111/2 | Overs 11

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 51(32), Sanju Samson 1(1)

Russell continues. First ball hit to point for a single. Smith cuts the next ball to deep point for a single.  Watson picks the next ball off his feet for a single. Smith attempts to go big next ball but gets the inside edge. Smith flicks the next ball, a full toss, to the square leg and hits it into the hands of the fielder there. Samson is the new man in. Taps the first ball to the third man for a single.

OUT! Steven Smith 14(11) c Morkel b Russell


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 107/1 | Overs 10

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 50(31), Steven Smith 13(8)

Piyush Chawla brought on. Starts off with a leg side wide. Smith uses his feet and gets to length of the ball and guides it to deep mid wicket for a single. Watto sends the next ball into the oblivion, SIX, straight over the bowlers head.  Guides the next ball to deep long off for a single. Smith cuts the final ball for no run. Smith attempts to use his feet again, but ball gets to him too fast, Smith gets the edge to third man and runs a quick single. Single off the final ball.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 95/1 | Overs 9

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 42(28), Steven Smith 11(5)

Andre Russell comes on. Yields a single first ball. Smith pulls the second ball for a single. Watto defends the next ball back to the bowler. Hits next ball to long off for a single. Smith pulls the next ball and gets it to the deep square leg fence for FOUR! Uses his feet  to Russell and gets a boundary to mid wicket.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 84/1 | Overs 8

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 38(21), Steven Smith 2(2)

Shakib continues. Smith uses his feet to come down and gets a single to leg side. Watto cuts the next ball to off side for a single. Smith cuts the next ball to point for a single. Watto cuts the next ball but only for a dot. Final ball yields a single after ricocheting off Smith at the other end.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 80/1 | Overs 7

BATSMEN: Shane Watson 38(21)

Azhar Mahmood comes back. Starts off with a fine yorker. Next ball glanced to leg side for a single. Watto hits the next ball to the leg side for another single. NO BALL, Free hit, was a decent ball but the over-stepping has spoilt it. Clobbered to long on for a huge SIX, paid the price for the no ball there Mahmood. Cuts the next ball outside off for an emphatic FOUR! Chips the next ball to point for a single, goes back for the second and it’s a bad decision, he’s been run out for 37! Could this be an opening?

Ajinkya Rahane 37(22) run out


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 66/0 | Overs 6

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 25(16), Shane Watson 37(20)

Shakib brought on. First ball cut to point for no run. Second ball hit to mid wicket for couple. Next ball hit to midwicket for another couple. Good running. Next ball pulled and its raced to the deep mid wicket for four. Next ball smashed over long off for a SIX! Final ball driven to mid off, no run.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 52/0 | Overs 5

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 25(16), Shane Watson 23(14)

Umesh Yadav continues. Slices first ball beyond point for a couple of runs. Watson thrashes the next ball to the long off boundary for FOUR! Short ball and Watto goes for the pull, but miscues it and gets a single. Rahane deftly dabs the next ball to third man for a single. Watto dabs the next ball to midwicket for a single. Final ball defended.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 43/0 | Overs 4

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 24(14), Shane Watson 15(10)

Morkel continues. Goes for the short ball first up but Rahane gets over the bounce and cuts it to point and it races to the boundary for FOUR! Dabs the next ball to third man gracefully for a couple. Nicely done, DEFT, just opens the face of the bat and hits it very fine for third man to get to, FOUR! Next ball defended back to the bowler. Next ball dabbed to square leg for a quick single. Watson defends the next ball for a SINGLE.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 31/0 | Overs 3

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 13(9), Shane Watson 14(9)

Umesh Yadav comes in. Strays full and outside off and Watson dispatches it with authority to the cover boundary for FOUR! Gets a single next ball. Rahane cuts the next ball, a short ball, to third man for a single. Fourth ball hit to mid off for a single.  Rahane guides the next ball to point for a single. Final ball incites an appeal from the bowler but it’s going down leg.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 23/0 | Overs 2

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 11(7), Shane Watson 8(5)

Morkel comes in to bowl. Starts with a short ball, Rahane taps it to third man for a quick two. Defends the next ball to point fielder, dot. Poor ball, Morkel strays down the leg and it gets Rahane’s pads for FOUR! Beaten by bounce next ball, cant get hit bat on a short ball he attempted to cut. Gets a couple of the next ball. Cuts the next ball and cuts delightfully! SIX over the deep point boundary.


Live cricket score Rajasthan Royals: 9/0 | Overs 1

BATSMEN: Ajinkya Rahane 1(1), Shane Watson 8(5)

Azhar Mahmood bowls, Rahane taps the first ball to point fort a single. Watson defends the next ball back to the bowler. And he lets the next ball go through for another dot. Smashes the next ball through covers for FOUR! And then trains his attention to the legside with a lovely on-drive FOUR! Smart cricket, final ball defended to the bowler.


TOSS UPDATE: Rajasthan Royals have won the toss and chosen to bat first.

Teams:

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Robin Uthappa(wk), Gautam Gambhir(c), Manish Pandey, Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hasan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Azhar Mahmood, Morne Morkel

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Shane Watson, Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith(c), Karun Nair, Sanju Samson(wk), Deepak Hooda, Stuart Binny, James Faulkner, Chris Morris, Dhawal Kulkarni, Brainder Sran

Hello and welcome to CricketCountry’s live coverage of Match 54 of Indian Premier League (IPL)  2015 between Rajasthan Royals (RR) and Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) at Brabourne Stadium at Mumbai on Saturday. I am Rishad DSouza and I will be bringing you over-by-over updates of the match.

Rajasthan Royals (RR) will take on the Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in match 54 of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2015. The match will surely be an exciting battle given the importance it carries, since the result of the match will pretty much determine which side will make it through to the playoffs for sure.

RR is presently ranked sixth in the points table but a victory will take them into the top four. KKR are third placed at now and with a victory will have a chance to finish in the top two. That could give them a massive advantage in the play offs.

RR started their IPL campaign very well and won four consecutive matches but have withered away thereafter. They’ll be keen to finish the league stages with a victory and a chance to make it to the playoffs.

Squads:

Rajasthan Royals (RR): Shane Watson (c), Abhishek Nayar, Ajinkya Rahane, Ankit Nagendra Sharma, Ben Cutting, Deepak Hooda, Dhawal Kulkarni, Dishant Yagnik, James Faulkner, Kane Richardson, Karun Nair, Pravin Tambe, Rahul Tewatia, Rajat Bhatia, Sanju Samson (wk), Steven Smith, Stuart Binny, Tim Southee, Vikramjeet Malik, Chris Morris, Juan Theron, Barinder Singh Saran, Dinesh Salunkhe, Sagar Trivedi, Pardeep Sahu.

Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR): Gautam Gambhir (c), Robin Uthappa (wk), Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Yusuf Pathan, Johan Botha, Sunil Narine, Piyush Chawla, Brad Hogg, Umesh Yadav, Morne Morkel, Pat Cummins, Azhar Mahmood, Ryan ten Doeschate, Kuldeep Yadav, KC Cariappa, Shakib Al Hasan, Sumit Narwal, Aditya Garhwal, Veer Pratap Singh, Sheldon Jackson, Vaibhav Rawal.

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