James Faulkner hailed as hero in Rajasthan Royals' camp

James Falukner claimed three wickets against Kolkata Knight Riders to gift himself a perfect birthday. The Rajasthan Royals' camp celebrated with passion as the team won the match on boundary count after two successive ties in the Indian Premier League match.

updated: April 30, 2014 10:52 IST
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Abu Dhabi: Rajasthan Royals signed off their UAE leg campaign of IPL-7 with a nail-biting Super Over win over Kolkata Knight Riders and senior batsman Steven Smith credited the Jaipur outfit's success to fellow Australian James Faulkner's triple strike in the penultimate over. (Match report | Match Highlights | Scorecard)

Defending 152 for five, 'birthday boy' Faulkner (3/11 in 2 overs) produced a splendid penultimate over in which he got the wickets of Suryakumar Yadav (31), Robin Uthappa (0) and R Vinay Kumar (0) with KKR just needing 16 off the last two.

And Smith has no doubts that the 19th over of KKR's innings was the turning point of the match.

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