Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings, IPL 2011, Kolkata May 7, 2011

Bowlers set up victory for Kolkata

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Kolkata Knight Riders 61 for 2 (Kallis 21*, Ashwin 2-12) beat Chennai Super Kings 114 for 4 (Badrinath 54, Abdulla 1-15) by 10 runs under D/L method
Scorecard and ball by ball details

Kolkata Knight Riders' bowlers made best use of a sluggish pitch after a rain-delayed start, keeping Chennai Super Kings to 114, and their batsmen did enough to be ahead of the par score when rain returned to cut the match short. Both captains thought the weather would have little impact on the pitch and identified it as a good batting strip, but were proved wrong.

On a slow, low wicket that didn't allow the ball to come on, Brett Lee and Iqbal Abdulla exploited the conditions perfectly. It was only S Badrinath's carefully crafted half-century that held the Chennai innings together. Both Lee and Abdulla bowled tight lines, with Lee using the slower ball well, and didn't give the batsmen room to break away.

Lee bowled a three-over spell up front, instead of the usual two, and while he pulled the noose at one end, another wicket fell at the other. Pressure built and M Vijay succumbed. Abdulla saw him charging down the track, dropped one short and was offered an easy caught-and-bowled.

Yusuf Pathan, who didn't allow any release, took the pace off the ball and had Suresh Raina caught at midwicket. Rajat Bhatia also permitted no let-up and after nine overs, Chennai had not scored a single boundary.

The first one came in the 10th over, off Yusuf, when Badrinath had had enough, and smacked it low and flat over long-on. Michael Hussey had stayed with Badrinath through the tough patch but his labour ended in the next over when he was offered a short ball by L Balaji and pulled it straight to Eoin Morgan at midwicket.

Albie Morkel was promoted to number five and gave himself some time to get in and the Kolkata bowlers maintained the stranglehold. After eight balls, he had the opportunity to sink his teeth into Jaidev Unadkat, who was only brought on in the 15th over. The pace bowler seemed to misread the pitch and bowled too quick, getting dispatched for consecutive fours before he pulled it back with some slower balls. Morkel was dropped in the same over by Lee, trying to launch Unadkat over the leg-side.

While Morkel was attempting to hit big shots and even appeared to get an edge in Lee's final over but was not given out, Badrinath was sculpting his half-century. He became more comfortable after he had got in and picked the balls to hit. Morkel had more of the strike in the last two overs but only one of his many swings got to the boundary.

It wasn't easy for Kolkata to chase, especially with R Ashwin making use of some turn. He bowled Eoin Morgan in the second over and also got the important wicket of Gautam Gambhir, although the fielder deserved more credit for the second. Gambhir had danced down the track and sliced the ball in the air towards extra cover. Suraj Randiv ran from point to take a tough diving catch.

Jacques Kallis was the immovable rock for Kolkata. He coped well, given the conditions and struck two classic boundaries. Along with Manoj Tiwary, Kallis looked comfortable enough to see Kolkata through and had the rain not come down, he probably would have. Nevertheless, he had done enough to put Kolkata firmly in front when play ended.

Firdose Moonda is ESPNcricinfo's South Africa correspondent

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  • ganeshraam on May 9, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    I still dont understand why CSK is sticking with Murli Vijay when he sucks so badly... He had been a complete let down everytime... Need to give a look in for someone like Ganapathy Vignesh and others who are dying to get a chance... Also, why not go with Bravo or Du Plessi instead of Suraj Randhiv... I think this same team has played all of the 10 matches with no real sensation and seriously speaking... CSK needs some real fire power in the opening... The brisk opening generally takes away the momentum for the oppostion and no matter what repair is done by the bowling team, the damage done would be done... So please for god sake, change the team composition... We desperately need a change at the start and the tail...

  • on May 9, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    No need to take Shakib in main XI. He just joined IPL to earn money, and if he plays or not, he's earning. So why bother? If there's something bad, its for KKR, not using a good player. I just wish, Shakib won't loose his concentration and determination like Mashrafe earlier...who's the evidence how a player can be ruined and turned into a no-confident player not picking up for almost all the season (yeh..he was picked once after all the things r gone)!

    KKR not even Kolkata's team now-a-day. Its a product for a particular region after not taking Sourav who is the master icon of being KOLKATA N.R. Its a business after all. It really doesn't matter who plays the roles...it only matters, who's gonna profit, who's gonna win.

    Shakib, though I miss u, stay cool ( u r cool), @fans...don't worry... better days will come. (after giving 5match in a row to bat, Morgan scored good once, I hope, if Shakb could have the chance once more)!

  • KRISHVJN on May 9, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    DHONI LOST THE GAME TO KOCHI PLAYING FIRST BECAUSE OF RAIN BUT STILL HE PLAYS FIRST AGAIN AGAINST KOLKATA WHEN SIDU, ARUN LAL AND ALL OTHERS WITH MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE ABOUT D / L KNEW THAT IN CASE OF RAIN D / L WILL FAVOUR TEAM BATTING SECOND.

    DHONI'S PLAN MAY BE TO LOSE ALL THE REMAINING MATCHES

  • on May 8, 2011, 20:38 GMT

    KKR should picked Master Blaster Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal Khan ahead of Boucher, then he can produce Blitz start , just what KKR need right now. What can Tamim do, every Indian Bowlers know well i think....He is a Batesman like Shehwag, Gayle.........When you have Cricket sense , you can't give chance Boucher ahead of Tamim........so best of luck KKR!

  • on May 8, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    While I was reading all the comments from my friends about Sakib I was laughing thinking that what is goin on. Sakib is nothing to proof to the world that he is a good player. His last 2 years performance as well as performance with KKR proofs how good a player he is. If KKR thinks they don't need Sakib now then so what, still Sakib can earn USD4.00 mio by playing only 4 games. I am feeling unlucky to find myself as a banker rather than a cricketer

  • on May 8, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Ha ha i'm totally speechless some compare Sakib doing jobs right now Mr. Abdhulla... its totally joke... coze where sakib where Abdullah...! Yes got answer why Sakib not KKR team (1) Abdullah fist 2 match got 4 wckt and when Sakib joined nd play 4 match Sakib got 7 wckt...btwn Abdullah wckt less. Then Sakib out side line 5 match Abdullah Played nd got 8 wckt.. hmm thatz the point But definitely Abdullah can learning from Sakib not only bowl hw can he get wckt but also action when last match we observed Abdullah wck got 2 hand 1 finger over the sky...! ha ha this is real KKR manner politics :D

  • on May 8, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    I would agree with our Bangla friends...Sakib deserves a chance, particularly in Eden where his left arm spin could be useful in addition to Abdulla & Pathan. But Kolkata also do not have a good domestic batsman who can replace a bowler...Laxmi is not convincing (& fielding is awful), Srivatsa is still raw, but still Kolkata can consider this option: Sakib & Srivatsa for Morgan & Unadkat in their next home match.

  • A..G.. on May 8, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    @ ramki57: no change at all because csk had used their full quota of batting. @AusieBangaleeShameem: kolkata would have easily won the match had it not rained. kkr were 61 for 2 after 10 and only 54 were reqd in another 10 overs. fyi,ashwin the only bowler who looked dangerous, bowled 3 overs already. he had only 1 more over left. yes, cricket is game of uncertainty, but it would need the greatest upset of all ipl matches played so far.

  • lacjus-t on May 8, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    morgan is fielding fantastic !!

  • leleraja on May 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    @ cricdesifan : I fully agree with your point of view. CSK needs some change. My CSK team would be - Vignesh, Hussey, Raina, Badri, Dhoni, Morkel, Bravo, Srikanth, Ashwin, Jakati and Bollinger Powerhitters: Vignesh, Raina, Dhoni, Morkel & Bravo Forts: Hussey & Badri Pacers: Bollinger, Morkel, Bravo & Vignesh Spinners: Ashwin, Jakati & Raina

  • ganeshraam on May 9, 2011, 11:53 GMT

    I still dont understand why CSK is sticking with Murli Vijay when he sucks so badly... He had been a complete let down everytime... Need to give a look in for someone like Ganapathy Vignesh and others who are dying to get a chance... Also, why not go with Bravo or Du Plessi instead of Suraj Randhiv... I think this same team has played all of the 10 matches with no real sensation and seriously speaking... CSK needs some real fire power in the opening... The brisk opening generally takes away the momentum for the oppostion and no matter what repair is done by the bowling team, the damage done would be done... So please for god sake, change the team composition... We desperately need a change at the start and the tail...

  • on May 9, 2011, 9:27 GMT

    No need to take Shakib in main XI. He just joined IPL to earn money, and if he plays or not, he's earning. So why bother? If there's something bad, its for KKR, not using a good player. I just wish, Shakib won't loose his concentration and determination like Mashrafe earlier...who's the evidence how a player can be ruined and turned into a no-confident player not picking up for almost all the season (yeh..he was picked once after all the things r gone)!

    KKR not even Kolkata's team now-a-day. Its a product for a particular region after not taking Sourav who is the master icon of being KOLKATA N.R. Its a business after all. It really doesn't matter who plays the roles...it only matters, who's gonna profit, who's gonna win.

    Shakib, though I miss u, stay cool ( u r cool), @fans...don't worry... better days will come. (after giving 5match in a row to bat, Morgan scored good once, I hope, if Shakb could have the chance once more)!

  • KRISHVJN on May 9, 2011, 7:16 GMT

    DHONI LOST THE GAME TO KOCHI PLAYING FIRST BECAUSE OF RAIN BUT STILL HE PLAYS FIRST AGAIN AGAINST KOLKATA WHEN SIDU, ARUN LAL AND ALL OTHERS WITH MINIMUM KNOWLEDGE ABOUT D / L KNEW THAT IN CASE OF RAIN D / L WILL FAVOUR TEAM BATTING SECOND.

    DHONI'S PLAN MAY BE TO LOSE ALL THE REMAINING MATCHES

  • on May 8, 2011, 20:38 GMT

    KKR should picked Master Blaster Dashing opener Tamim Iqbal Khan ahead of Boucher, then he can produce Blitz start , just what KKR need right now. What can Tamim do, every Indian Bowlers know well i think....He is a Batesman like Shehwag, Gayle.........When you have Cricket sense , you can't give chance Boucher ahead of Tamim........so best of luck KKR!

  • on May 8, 2011, 16:05 GMT

    While I was reading all the comments from my friends about Sakib I was laughing thinking that what is goin on. Sakib is nothing to proof to the world that he is a good player. His last 2 years performance as well as performance with KKR proofs how good a player he is. If KKR thinks they don't need Sakib now then so what, still Sakib can earn USD4.00 mio by playing only 4 games. I am feeling unlucky to find myself as a banker rather than a cricketer

  • on May 8, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    Ha ha i'm totally speechless some compare Sakib doing jobs right now Mr. Abdhulla... its totally joke... coze where sakib where Abdullah...! Yes got answer why Sakib not KKR team (1) Abdullah fist 2 match got 4 wckt and when Sakib joined nd play 4 match Sakib got 7 wckt...btwn Abdullah wckt less. Then Sakib out side line 5 match Abdullah Played nd got 8 wckt.. hmm thatz the point But definitely Abdullah can learning from Sakib not only bowl hw can he get wckt but also action when last match we observed Abdullah wck got 2 hand 1 finger over the sky...! ha ha this is real KKR manner politics :D

  • on May 8, 2011, 10:44 GMT

    I would agree with our Bangla friends...Sakib deserves a chance, particularly in Eden where his left arm spin could be useful in addition to Abdulla & Pathan. But Kolkata also do not have a good domestic batsman who can replace a bowler...Laxmi is not convincing (& fielding is awful), Srivatsa is still raw, but still Kolkata can consider this option: Sakib & Srivatsa for Morgan & Unadkat in their next home match.

  • A..G.. on May 8, 2011, 10:23 GMT

    @ ramki57: no change at all because csk had used their full quota of batting. @AusieBangaleeShameem: kolkata would have easily won the match had it not rained. kkr were 61 for 2 after 10 and only 54 were reqd in another 10 overs. fyi,ashwin the only bowler who looked dangerous, bowled 3 overs already. he had only 1 more over left. yes, cricket is game of uncertainty, but it would need the greatest upset of all ipl matches played so far.

  • lacjus-t on May 8, 2011, 10:15 GMT

    morgan is fielding fantastic !!

  • leleraja on May 8, 2011, 9:59 GMT

    @ cricdesifan : I fully agree with your point of view. CSK needs some change. My CSK team would be - Vignesh, Hussey, Raina, Badri, Dhoni, Morkel, Bravo, Srikanth, Ashwin, Jakati and Bollinger Powerhitters: Vignesh, Raina, Dhoni, Morkel & Bravo Forts: Hussey & Badri Pacers: Bollinger, Morkel, Bravo & Vignesh Spinners: Ashwin, Jakati & Raina

  • on May 8, 2011, 6:46 GMT

    @all shakib fans: kkr is winning without him.shakib may be the no 2 all rounder in the icc rankings but his form with bat is miserable. And about his bowling abdullah is doing shakib's job pretty nicely thus creating a space for another overseas player instead of shakib. Morgan is far more agressive than shakib. Get over it Shakib right now has no place in the playing XI.

  • ramki57 on May 8, 2011, 5:40 GMT

    can anybody tell me what would have been the par score under D/L if Badri did not run himself out in the last ball?

  • DIabloXI on May 8, 2011, 4:41 GMT

    LOL, people compare Shakib to Eoin Morgan??? Now I've heard it all!!!

  • on May 8, 2011, 3:53 GMT

    Why not, when not sakib need can u explain Mr. Karim this word..? just watch when sakib joined KKR team although first 2 match miss but continued 4 match play sakib nd KKR won 3 match every match Sakib performance team management although player appreciated that Sakib is part of KKR win nd Saruk khan express every media Sakib is a tremendous performance nd he is the race horse tram card...Gambir say sakib like that fast blower minded spreed when he came early break through... So if every one is right why not we expect sakib is KKR need Mr. Karim Mamgin...?

  • gannyboy on May 8, 2011, 3:44 GMT

    Well I dont think so I can stand any more matches that are played at eden the Pitch plays bad each and every time and why was Abdulla given the MOM when Badrinath completely deserved it. Well I guess its the story of Badri's life he never gets what he deserves.

  • on May 8, 2011, 3:17 GMT

    Well a lot of talk about shakib's exclusion, now i believe that eoin morgan might well be leaving for national duty some time soon for the test series, so that will automatically create a place for shakib in the team and if untill then kkr can keep up their performance good enough to go through to the play-offs it would be a real bonus because then shakib can step into the team in the most important phase of the tournament and contribute. BUt it all depends on whether morgan will be leaving or not.

  • harshacc on May 8, 2011, 3:00 GMT

    You would have thought MSD would have learnt his lesson not to bat first in match with a chance of RAIN with the Kochi match where he burnt his fingers but he just stubbornly refuses to change tactics.Not to take away anything from Lee and Abdullah.They bowled brilliantly yday

  • on May 8, 2011, 2:38 GMT

    Kolkata should give Ryan Ten doesChate a chance to open the innings in place of Morgan .... Look at this guy , he is an impressive player though belonging to the Minos but this guy can hit the ball well and can even bowl good deliveries ...I simply dont understand y he is not getting a chance to prove himself that he can be one of the best in this kind of format ...

  • cricdesifan on May 7, 2011, 22:16 GMT

    It's very bad that many Indian Players in CSK have not got a chance this season. Dwayne Bravo or Faf will replace Suraj Randiv when he leaves. Ganapthy Vignesh is very unlucky with KKR not giving any chance during last IPL and CSK not giving any chance during this IPL. Even if he get's one now it will be like a do or die situation. He can give CSK a hard hitting opener to rival Valthathy and can bowl decently as well. I hope he gets a couple of chances this season. Anirudh, Vijay, Joginder etc. have been given enough chances and it amazes me as to why some get so lucky but some remain in the wayside.

    Glad Badri is making people sit up and realize again his long known worth. Its high time they give him a chance again to represent and not simply term him as old. For me he's India's Mike Hussey (Little less Physical Power like Indians in comparison with Australian) in many ways.

  • on May 7, 2011, 20:30 GMT

    @All KKR fans: Can u tell me what is Morgan doing in first XI???? Is he batting very good? KKR atleast use Shakib in opening position where Morgan and others (Bisla) didn't succeed. Atleast they can try him in that position where they'll also get an additional bowler and fielder.. :)

  • on May 7, 2011, 19:27 GMT

    cant understand one fact though...kkr bowled all the 20 overs and unadkat had a role for only 1 over...!!!the other day as well...he was played but wasnt given the ball...my point is..if that is the extent of his contribution reqd. in the team..then kkr are better off playin a genuine batsman instead of him...anyone..say rajat bhatia or pathan or kallis etc can complete his quota of one over...!!! unadkat's selection just doesnt make any sense...

  • on May 7, 2011, 19:03 GMT

    @Tarikimam: We do respect Shakib, but KKR and its management or as a matter of fact none of the IPL teams are responsible even to the Indian fans, then who are u to be answerable to????, Even someone like warner was made to sit out the other night, and u r asking for a place to Shakib, i know he is a great talent but at the wrong place, i can see ur wish to see ur favourie player in a winning team atleast once in his lifetime, but it all depends on the composition of the team KKR wish to play on a given day..., stop whimming and hope he gets a chance to play......

  • on May 7, 2011, 18:32 GMT

    Why on earth are people so persistent about Shakib. Of course, he's very good, but he's not the player KKR need. KKR need strength in their lower order, that Boucher provides, and also keeps wickets. For spin they have YKP, Iqbal Abdulla and Rajat Bhatia (with his slow cutters). If Shakib was, say, in CSK bench, I would have wanted him in the team. But KKR don't need him at the moment. They might bring him on if it's a real turner, but till then, there's not much point choosing him if you are going to give Abdulla, Lee and Balaji four overs each, and still have Unadkat, Bhatia, Pathan and Kallis as bowlers.

  • A..G.. on May 7, 2011, 18:23 GMT

    i think the reason behind choosing boucher is to add a good finisher in the batting line up. he is very much experienced with that kind of a role. in this ipl,kkr lost some close matches while chasing down. shakib has been brilliant with the ball,but unfortunately his batting now-a-days has not been as good as expected from him. everyone would agree that his inclusion would give gambhir a lot more bowling options but kkr has been wonderful as a bowling unit anyway. specially slow bowlers abdulla, pathan and even bhatia have been difficult to put away. kkr bowlers failed only one day, and that was because of gayle. there was little bowlers could do,even shakib could not do anything(yes,shakib played that match). otherwise there has not been a single match when bowlers let kkr down. and of course,plz dont compare domestic players in kkr with shakib. only 4 overseas players are allowed,right?so shakib's non-inclusion does not imply he's not a fantastic bowler. i'm a fan of his bowling.

  • on May 7, 2011, 17:46 GMT

    i dont know why dhoni always wants to bat...when he had won some games easily chasing...esp. take a risk with weather in this match...he had some set of ideas..like always bat first...then uses the same combinations...never give chances to new players...eg...vijay.and randhiv....it is becos of vijay..we were about to lose some matches..he eats more balls..than anyone..hope this is the last match for him in this ipl...dhoni there are more players...like mukund, and ganapathy etc...give some more chances to local players than play with usual players and win by luck..or with some other players help..we lost this match becos of dhoni's decision...to bat first...your bowlers are better than your batsmen..have faith in them too...

  • tarikimam on May 7, 2011, 17:19 GMT

    KKR,adminstration must answer for not picking Shakib regularly.

  • on May 7, 2011, 17:12 GMT

    Has shakib joined kolkatta after his mother's illness If yes, why Boucher is playing.. We all know, his batting is 0.

  • on May 7, 2011, 17:08 GMT

    It was the most boring match of the IPL....The curator of this pitch should be slapped....

  • on May 7, 2011, 17:03 GMT

    Spin friendly pitch like Eden...and there is no Shakib! what is the job of boucher in the team? A genuine player who can do the keeping thing? Maybe Shakib will get a chance where the pitch will not favor spinners... What is Unadkat doing in the team? Team selection should be done wisely ..otherwise KKR should pay in big matches or future matches..

  • tarikimam on May 7, 2011, 16:54 GMT

    What else SAKIB has to prove to be in the KKR team.We are disappinted

  • tarikimam on May 7, 2011, 16:43 GMT

    KKR, management must answer for not picking SHAKIB regularly.What else he has to prove.Being Bangladeshi its very easy to drop players like SHAKIB rather then some pretty ordinary old white skin player's.You see even player's like TAMIM IQBAL calibre not picked by any IPL team,very unfortunate but becox of white skin we see number of IPL team keeping very ordinary white skin player not having any international experience.In future I will have more on this

  • on May 7, 2011, 16:28 GMT

    yes...at last i think we wud b into the semis...

  • on May 7, 2011, 16:16 GMT

    whats wrong with Kkr?? its a bad decision not to pick Shakib..

  • Dhoni_fan_from_a_dada_era on May 7, 2011, 16:11 GMT

    i don't know why gambhir prefers bouchar so much...I think young talent Srivats Goswami should be given more chances. Boucher effectively eats up either Shakib's or tendo's place in the team who have more to offer than boucher... Goswami is a superb talent who used to open batting for U-19 India team along with Virat Kohli and was a star in India's junior world cup win .

  • on May 7, 2011, 15:49 GMT

    CSK needs to look for someone instead of MV, since in most of the matches he waits till the first 3 overs by not playing big shots and when he tries to take his shots he gets out. CSK needs to look at someone to partner Hussey, like Anirudh or Mukund to try and see if they can push the first 6 overs, since you need to be aggressive during the 1st 6 overs.

  • on May 7, 2011, 15:14 GMT

    After a little break and with the help of friendly environment, it wold wise desision if Sakib could play.

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:56 GMT

    kolkata must pick sakib over boucher...boucher is worthless & most importantly sakib can perform at boucher position at no. 6. sakib can be good spin option for gouti.

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:51 GMT

    where is shakib.....??? he should be picked up today....

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    it was a bad decision not to pick Sakib in Kolkata pitch which favours spin so much. And he is a descent batsman as well. What is unadkat doing in the team, last mtch he never got to bowl a single bowl. this match only 1 over and tht too costed runs..KKR crucial time, team selection surely gonna be very imp now.

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    Kolkatta has win it...!!!! D/L is in their favour.. I dnt think rain is gng to stop,

  • KHADIR10 on May 7, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    i want to know who won between csk and kkr

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 7, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    Bad decision to bat first by CSK when there is even half a chance of rain. Dhoni can't assume it won't rain again. He should have opted to chase!!

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on May 7, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    KKR 10 runs ahead in D/L method. Lucky escape, I would say. Turning sluggish pitch, Shakib not been picked -- so KKR will play Shakib when wicket offers NO TURN! Well done(?????)!!!!

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    Has Shakib got back to Kolkata?

  • indianzen on May 7, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    abhinav mukund to replace vijay and omit saha and bring back anirudha...

  • on May 7, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    not to pickup SAKIB is really a bad decision. Their is no use of playing Sakib where wicket is not spinner friendly but spinner friendly pitch like Eden Sakib is dangerous

  • on May 7, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Some big hitting needed from Morkel here....

  • Sakibtheicon on May 7, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    Bad decision to not pick Shakib........

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  • Sakibtheicon on May 7, 2011, 11:51 GMT

    Bad decision to not pick Shakib........

  • on May 7, 2011, 12:44 GMT

    Some big hitting needed from Morkel here....

  • on May 7, 2011, 13:05 GMT

    not to pickup SAKIB is really a bad decision. Their is no use of playing Sakib where wicket is not spinner friendly but spinner friendly pitch like Eden Sakib is dangerous

  • indianzen on May 7, 2011, 14:11 GMT

    abhinav mukund to replace vijay and omit saha and bring back anirudha...

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:16 GMT

    Has Shakib got back to Kolkata?

  • AusieBangaleeShameem on May 7, 2011, 14:20 GMT

    KKR 10 runs ahead in D/L method. Lucky escape, I would say. Turning sluggish pitch, Shakib not been picked -- so KKR will play Shakib when wicket offers NO TURN! Well done(?????)!!!!

  • caught_knott_bowled_old on May 7, 2011, 14:21 GMT

    Bad decision to bat first by CSK when there is even half a chance of rain. Dhoni can't assume it won't rain again. He should have opted to chase!!

  • KHADIR10 on May 7, 2011, 14:32 GMT

    i want to know who won between csk and kkr

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:41 GMT

    Kolkatta has win it...!!!! D/L is in their favour.. I dnt think rain is gng to stop,

  • on May 7, 2011, 14:45 GMT

    it was a bad decision not to pick Sakib in Kolkata pitch which favours spin so much. And he is a descent batsman as well. What is unadkat doing in the team, last mtch he never got to bowl a single bowl. this match only 1 over and tht too costed runs..KKR crucial time, team selection surely gonna be very imp now.