IPL 7: Rajasthan Royals Beat Kolkata Knight Riders On A Boundary Count After Super Over Ends In Tie

In the Super Over, Kolkata Knight Riders batting first scored 11. In reply, Steve Smith kept his cool to help Rajasthan Royals seal two crucial points.

Rajasthan Royals held their nerves in extreme pressure situation to pip Kolkata Knight Riders in a nail-biting Super Over finish in a fifth round encounter of the Indian Premier League here on Tuesday.

It is the first match in the tournament that went to the wire with both main innings and the Super Over scores ending in a tie. Rajasthan Royals were adjudged winners as they hit 18 fours and a six across two innings compared to KKR's nine fours and three sixes.

In the Super Over, KKR batting first scored 11 off James Faulkner with Manish Pandey getting a six. In reply, Steve Smith showed his cricketing acumen with a soft tap off the last delivery from Sunil Narine towards extra cover to get two runs which would have sealed the match in their favour.

Having set a target of 153 in 20 overs for KKR, the Royals bowlers kept their calm at the death as they restricted Gautam Gambhir's men to 152 for eight in 20 overs.

(NDTV)

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