Indian Premier League, 6th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Deccan Chargers at Kolkata, Apr 11, 2011
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 runs
11 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

And even as Steyn runs all the way to the wicket, Kallis sways away at the last moment

The players are out in the middle. Kallis and Bisla will open for Kolkata. Steyn has the new ball. All set for the start at Eden.

praveen: "Today's contest is between Gambhir The Batsman Vs Gambhir The Runner."

Raghu: "I am skeptical about DC's Chances in today's match... They look like the weakest side in the tournament.. (Hope I am proved wrong because I am a die hard fan of DC...)" The early reverse jinx, eh?

Satyajeet: "KKR I have been a loyal supporter for last 3 season and I am there this season too. Please give us something to cheer by at least making to the semifinal this time!"

Krish: "Hows the crowd at Eden Gardens? Have they turned up to support KKR or still smarting under Ganguly's drop?" Some stands are still empty.

Gareth: "Can't understand why Tendo didn't play the first game. Was Gauti not watching what he did to England?"

Sreekar Tanuku: "Steyn to Kallis should be a cracker. Hope the pitch offers something for the quickies."

Ryan ten Doeschate: "Big opportunity to get a chance in a home game at Eden Gardens. Hopefully I can contribute tonight, though I will be batting lower down the order." Know what, you can contribute too, in Howzat, our online social cricket game.

7.30 pm: Gautam Gambhir wins the toss and Kolkata will have a bat

Gambhir: "Hopefully we can get a decent total on the board and look to put pressure on them." Kolkata have two changes. ten Doeschate comes in for Laxmi Shukla and Unadkat is in for legspinner Ladda. So Tendo, who impressed in the 2011 World Cup with two centuries, makes his IPL debut.

Sangakkara: "We weren't expecting any grass on the wicket. We need to bowl well." Deccan are going in with the same XI that lose to Rajasthan Royals.

Hello and welcome to our coverage of the IPL game between Kolkata Knight Riders and Deccan Chargers at Eden Gardens. Both teams are coming off contrasting losses in their opening matches, and would want to get their first points of the season today. Kolkata went in with only two overseas players against Chennai Super Kings. Will they go for Ryan ten Doeschate today? Why don't you try picking your XIs for the game in the Team Selector? While we wait for the toss, have a look at the preview.


Steyn to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis is away to loud cheers, Steyn delivers one on his pads, and Kallis puts it away fine


Steyn to Kallis, no run, this one did not get up much, Steyn stares at the pitch, it moved away outside off and was left alone


Steyn to Kallis, FOUR, lovely drive, there is not much bounce here, even as this one swings away on a length, Kallis can get front foot out and push it in the gap past cover


Steyn to Kallis, no run, Steyn gets some lift this time, put in a lot of effort on this one, and got it to get big on Kallis who hopped on his toes, and brought it down


Steyn to Kallis, no run, now this one hurries through, skids off the surface, Kallis had set himself up for the pull, and ended up swinging over the ball on one leg as it went past him


Steyn to Kallis, no run, fuller and angled in on the pads, he plays it out watchfully towards midwicket

End of over 1 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 8/0 (RR: 8.00)

    • JH Kallis 8 (6b 2x4)
    • MS Bisla 0 (0b)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-8-0

hitesh: "Gautam can easily afford to buy one permenant runner for him from the big money he got..." Ishant runs in from the other end


Sharma to Bisla, FOUR, gets this one to straighten and bounce outside off, Bisla pushes with an angled bat, and the thick edge beats the slip cordon and runs in to the third man boundary


Sharma to Bisla, 1 run, bowls this one on the pads, and Bisla puts it away to fine leg for a single, the way the crowd cheered that shot, he should have got six for it


Sharma to Kallis, no run, a touch short of a length and on the stumps, Kallis shuffles and defends with a straight bat


Sharma to Kallis, no run, it is the second over, and the ball is already not rising more than a foot, fortunately for Kallis it was also a foot outside off, else he was in trouble


Sharma to Kallis, no run, this one has more zip on it but is angled on the pads, Kallis misses out though, flicking straight to square leg


Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, another one keeps a bit low outside off, this time Kallis adjusts brilliantly, letting ti come on, standing in the crease and pushing it in to the gap at covers at the last instant

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 17/0 (RR: 8.50)

    • JH Kallis 12 (10b 3x4)
    • MS Bisla 5 (2b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 1-0-9-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-8-0

Steyn to Bisla, no run, ripper, absolute ripper, Bisla had no clue about it, cut him in half as it moved in from short of a length, and Bisla ended up poking outside the line


Steyn to Bisla, no run, Steyn is steaming in, and Bisla is feeling the heat, this one takes off even on this pitch from just around a length, and somehow Bisla manages to keep it down


Steyn to Bisla, 1 run, dropped Ishant Sharma at third man, Bisla backed away to carve this one over point, but it was the slower one, and he reached out to upper cut it to Ishant who made a mess of it while diving forward to grab at the ball


Steyn to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis gets off strike with a quick single to point


Steyn to Bisla, no run, hurries in off a length, he goes back to defend down the track


Steyn to Bisla, no run, again Bisla backs away, and throws his bat at one that Steyn bowls outside off, misses by a mile

End of over 3 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 19/0 (RR: 6.33)

    • MS Bisla 6 (7b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 13 (11b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-10-0
    • I Sharma 1-0-9-0

Sharma to Kallis, no run, bouncing from just short of a length, he stands tall and punches to covers


Sharma to Kallis, no run, shuffles outside off stump, and looks to turn this one through midwicket, but only gets it as far as mid on

Sagar: "Took a while for me to digest that Ishant is not the home side at Eden anymore."


Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, this time he gets it past mid on, moves around in the crease and whips it away, mid on runs to his right and puts in the dive, but the ball beats him


Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, the slower one from Ishant, moves away off the seam from a length, Kallis is squared up and gets it down to third man off a thick edge


Sharma to Bisla, 1 run, short but angled in on leg stump, he pulls it away to fine leg


Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, Kallis rocks back in the crease, this one is not far from off stump, but he slashes it with lovely timing, and it flies to third man

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 26/0 (RR: 6.50)

    • JH Kallis 19 (16b 4x4)
    • MS Bisla 7 (8b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 2-0-16-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-10-0

ved: "Ishant seems to have not forgotten KKR. He gives them ample scope to win by those mess he makes with catches." Daniel Christian trundles in now


Christian to Kallis, 1 run, steered away to third man off the back foot


Christian to Bisla, FOUR, hammered down the ground, too full, on the stumps, in his slot and he lofts it back over the bowler's head


Christian to Bisla, 1 run, backs away and looks to carve this one through covers, gets too far from the ball and gets it off the bottom edge in to the off side


Christian to Kallis, 1 run, turned to short fine leg for a single


Christian to Bisla, no run, 116.2 kph length ball on the pads, he cannot put it away past midwicket


Christian to Bisla, 1 bye, good slower one, follows the batsman as he comes down the track, he misses, the keeper fails to collect on the bounce as well

End of over 5 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 34/0 (RR: 6.80)

    • MS Bisla 12 (12b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 21 (18b 4x4)
    • DT Christian 1-0-7-0
    • I Sharma 2-0-16-0

Sharma to Bisla, 1 run, stands in the crease and whacks this length ball wide of fine leg


Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, this one straightens around off stump, Kallis plonks it down with soft hands, opens the face of the bat, and takes a single in front of covers


Sharma to Bisla, FOUR, Bisla succeeds in what he has been trying to do repeatedly, backs away, gets front leg out of the way, and slaps this one through extra cover


Sharma to Bisla, 1 leg bye, looks to take off over square leg with a big heave, but cannot connect with this one on the pads


Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, what a shot from Jacques Kallis! he has creamed this one off the back foot, on a length, some width outside off, and he smashes it past cover and point, as they say, no one moved


Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, they take on short fine leg with the run, Bisla makes it in the end even as there is a direct hit

End of over 6 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 46/0 (RR: 7.66)

    • JH Kallis 27 (21b 5x4)
    • MS Bisla 17 (15b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 3-0-27-0
    • DT Christian 1-0-7-0

Mishra on for his leg breaks.


Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, tossed up, he comes forward and pushes it to sweeper cover


Mishra to Bisla, 1 run, full on the stumps, sweeps it away to deep square leg


Mishra to Kallis, no run, lovely ball, pitches on a length on off, and turns away as he plays half-forward


Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, this time he gets across and paddles this fuller one to fine leg


Mishra to Bisla, no run, the googly arrives, tosses up and comes back in, he didn't pick it and stabbed it away on the back foot


Mishra to Bisla, no run, turning away, a touch shortish and played away in front of point

End of over 7 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 49/0 (RR: 7.00)

    • MS Bisla 18 (18b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 29 (24b 5x4)
    • A Mishra 1-0-3-0
    • I Sharma 3-0-27-0

thiru: "KKR have two run machines .. Kallis & Tendo. Looks like the final will head towards KKR vs MI." Here is Ojha


Ojha to Kallis, no run, flighted on middle stump, pushed away towards extra cover


Ojha to Kallis, no run, ooh, Kallis went for the big off drive, the ball turned sharply past his bat, the keeper took off the bails, only he did not have the ball with him


Ojha to Kallis, no run, pushed away in front of point


Ojha to Kallis, no run, looks to sweep from outside off stump, and misses


Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, this time he gets it away, goes back and punches for a single to sweeper cover


Ojha to Bisla, 1 run, comes forward, Ojha sees that and drags the length short, he pushes it wide of cover

End of over 8 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 51/0 (RR: 6.37)

    • MS Bisla 19 (19b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 30 (29b 5x4)
    • PP Ojha 1-0-2-0
    • A Mishra 1-0-3-0

Karnail: "I bet you Ishant Sharma will become a better bowler if someone chops his hair off. He fixes his long hair at least three times before he bowls a delivery no wonder he cant get this line and length right."


Mishra to Bisla, no run, sharp turn for Mishra, he went for the sweep as it was angled in but then it spun wildly past the bat and ended up at slip


Mishra to Bisla, OUT, the sweep consumes him in the end, again he went down on a knee, this one was much fuller than the last one, did not turn, went straight and struck him in front, umpire Koertzen takes ages to raise the finger, but does so finally, to Mishra's satisfaction

MS Bisla lbw b Mishra 19 (21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 90.47

Gautam comes in at No 3


Mishra to Gambhir, 1 run, flighted and full outside off, driven with the turn to long on


Mishra to Kallis, 2 runs, Kallis gets the sweep away all right, wide of fine leg for a couple


Mishra to Kallis, no run, well bowled, it was the wrong 'un, he played outside the line of this tossed up ball and was struck on the pads, was it outside the line of off, Kallis survives the appeal


Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, this time he goes down on one knee and slogs this one from way outside off stump to deep midwicket

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 55/1 (RR: 6.11)

    • JH Kallis 33 (32b 5x4)
    • G Gambhir 1 (1b)
    • A Mishra 2-0-7-1
    • PP Ojha 1-0-2-0

Rahul: "@Karnail If it worked that way, Dhoni will be a great bowler these days!"

Ateeg: "Its great to see Gambhir strolling out at No 3 and he is the best player of spin on the KKR team, hopefully no runs out !!" Time for the time-out


Ojha to Kallis, no run, turning away, he punches forcefully but cover dives and fields


Ojha to Kallis, 4 byes, yet another sweep, this time Kallis misses, this one turned sharply away, Sangakkara had no chance, as the ball went between keeper and slip


Ojha to Kallis, 2 runs, attempts the sweep again, this one is fired in on the pads, and he gets it away off the pads fine down the leg side


Ojha to Kallis, FOUR, this one turns away, but Kallis is ready, stands in the crease, opens the face and drives it between point and short third man


Ojha to Kallis, no run, this one goes straight on, the inside edge on to pad saves him as he stabs at it


Ojha to Kallis, no run, one more sweep attempted, misses again, Ojha thinks about an appeal for a moment

End of over 10 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 65/1 (RR: 6.50)

    • JH Kallis 39 (38b 6x4)
    • G Gambhir 1 (1b)
    • PP Ojha 2-0-8-0
    • A Mishra 2-0-7-1

Ravi Teja is bowling some legbreaks now


Ravi Teja to Gambhir, 1 run, dragged down short, very short, in the bowler's half of the pitch, pulled away powerfully but straight to wide long on


Ravi Teja to Kallis, 1 run, whipped away off the back foot to deep midwicket


Ravi Teja to Gambhir, FOUR, another long hop, turning in from a very short length, Gambhir goes back and puts it away wide of sweeper cover


Ravi Teja to Gambhir, 2 runs, this time he dabs this one late behind point, they take a couple by the time sweeper cover runs across


Ravi Teja to Gambhir, no run, cuts this one very late, takes off for the single even as short third man lurks close by, is rightly sent back


Ravi Teja to Gambhir, 1 run, another short one, oh well, this one is helped away to sweeper cover for a single

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 74/1 (RR: 6.72)

    • G Gambhir 9 (6b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 40 (39b 6x4)
    • DB Ravi Teja 1-0-9-0
    • PP Ojha 2-0-8-0

fayas: "Duminy is more handy than teja, sangaaaa."


Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, skips down the track, Ojha shortens the length and he turns it to square leg


Ojha to Kallis, 1 run, plays late from the crease, allowing for the turn, and guides it to short third man


Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, angled across the left-hander who steers it behind point off the back foot


Ojha to Kallis, no run, looks to do a Watson, goes down on the knee for the big slog sweep, but the ball is turning a long way, and goes well past off stump


Ojha to Kallis, 2 runs, this is a better approach, goes outside leg and slams it with the turn wide of long off


Ojha to Kallis, FOUR, too full, and Kallis gets the sweep wide of Steyn at fine leg who runs to his left,and tries to stop the ball with the boot but it trickles over the rope

End of over 12 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 83/1 (RR: 6.91)

    • JH Kallis 47 (43b 7x4)
    • G Gambhir 11 (8b 1x4)
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-0
    • DB Ravi Teja 1-0-9-0

Pinak: "Why does it escape everyones notice that Kallis loses a lot of matches for his side? He lost the last one for KKR, and is about to spoil this one for them too, by denying the big hitters enough time." Here's Duminy


Duminy to Gambhir, 1 run, not much turn, but right on the stumps and whipped away to deep midwicket


Duminy to Kallis, SIX, Kallis takes off in to Eden Gardens, goes down on the knee and slogs Duminy with the turn over deep midwicket, and that is also his 50


Duminy to Kallis, OUT, drops it a touch short and Kallis rocks back, and goes for the big forcing pull over deep midwicket but hits it straight to the man on the boundary, not the best of deliveries, but Kallis is gone

JH Kallis c Dhawan b Duminy 53 (45b 7x4 1x6) SR: 117.77

Mohit: "@Pinak, Yeah right, Kallis lost KKR their last match. Has nothing to do with reckless batting of the middle order." Tiwary comes in


Duminy to Tiwary, no run, comes down the track and Duminy fires it wide of off stump, he pushes it away on the leg side


Duminy to Tiwary, no run, eep, Manoj gets himself in to a big tangle, it was darted in around off, he went back to dab it fine, but got it off the inner half near the stumps, and then overbalanced and went down on the ground


Duminy to Tiwary, 1 run, gets off the mark with a tuck through square leg off the back foot

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 91/2 (RR: 7.00)

    • MK Tiwary 1 (3b)
    • G Gambhir 12 (9b 1x4)
    • JP Duminy 1-0-8-1
    • PP Ojha 3-0-17-0

KM: "Best time for YKP to come on. Spinners, need of big hitting, Gauti i.e. security at the other end. Can things be better set for YKP's onslaught?" Christian is back


Christian to Tiwary, no run, bowled on a length and angled in, pushed away on the leg side


Christian to Tiwary, 2 runs, turned in front of square leg with soft hands, and that allows them to come back for the second


Christian to Tiwary, 1 wide, dug in short and bounces above the batsman, called a wide for height


Christian to Tiwary, FOUR, Tiwary gets this one away, backs away outside leg, it was the slow offcutter, and he slammed it past backward point, in the air to the fielder's left. but too quick for him


Christian to Tiwary, no run, another slower one, he backs away yet again, but cannot connect this time


Christian to Tiwary, 1 run, driven back to the bowler, who cannot field cleanly and concedes the run


Christian to Gambhir, FOUR, poor delivery and Gautam capitalises, shuffles across and turns it wide of the man on the fine leg boundary

End of over 14 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 103/2 (RR: 7.35)

    • G Gambhir 16 (10b 2x4)
    • MK Tiwary 8 (8b 1x4)
    • DT Christian 2-0-19-0
    • JP Duminy 1-0-8-1

Duminy to Tiwary, no run, tossed up from round the stumps and defended off the front foot


Duminy to Tiwary, SIX, Tiwary with the slog sweep now, and makes good connection, picks it from outside off and sends it soaring in to the Kolkata night over deep midwicket


Duminy to Tiwary, no run, this one is angled straight across the batsman who misses as he pushes at it


Duminy to Tiwary, SIX, and another one from Manoj, this one is a bit closer to him, and he slogs it over wide long on


Duminy to Tiwary, 1 run, down the track, gets too close to the pitch of the ball, but still hits it wide of long off


Duminy to Gambhir, 2 runs, flighted full outside leg stump and turned past Ishant at square leg who labours after the ball and gives up the chase as the man from the deep gets to the ball

End of over 15 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 118/2 (RR: 7.86)

    • G Gambhir 18 (11b 2x4)
    • MK Tiwary 21 (13b 1x4 2x6)
    • JP Duminy 2-0-23-1
    • DT Christian 2-0-19-0

Xaideez: "Gauthi is running like Dhoni in this match....bravo gauti bravo...!!!!" End of the time out and it will be Ojha to continue

Rishabh: "they don't need YKP if they continue at this rate."


Ojha to Tiwary, 1 run, short and wide, cut away to backward point who has a throw at the stumps and concedes an overthrow needlessly


Ojha to Gambhir, FOUR, neat work from Gautam, this one bounced extra and went straight on with the arm, but Gautam waited beside the line and dabbed it very fine on the off side


Ojha to Gambhir, 1 wide, turns down the leg side and that is a wide


Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, goes down on the knee and sweeps a fuller one to deep square leg


Ojha to Tiwary, no run, Manoj makes room outside leg and looks to run this one fine on the off side but misses as it bounces extra


Ojha to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed away off the front foot down the ground to long on


Ojha to Gambhir, 1 run, backs away for the cut, this one is bowled flatter and quicker, stays low and he guides it to short third man

End of over 16 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 127/2 (RR: 7.93)

    • G Gambhir 24 (14b 3x4)
    • MK Tiwary 23 (16b 1x4 2x6)
    • PP Ojha 4-0-26-0
    • JP Duminy 2-0-23-1

Rana Ray: "Exactly, what value does Bisla add to the top order ? Why doesn't Gauti open ?" Mishra is back


Mishra to Gambhir, FOUR, slid in quicker through the air, goes straight on, but a touch short outside off and he rocks back to cut it in the gap between short third man and point


Mishra to Gambhir, no run, another one keeps low, turns in and he hits it away towards extra cover


Mishra to Gambhir, 1 run, rocks back for the pull but finds deep midwicket with the shot


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, comes down the track for the big shot but this one goes straight on and hits him on the pads


Mishra to Gambhir, OUT, Gautam goes this time, backs away and comes down the track for that lofted shot over the off side infield, but misses and the ball hits the middle stump, looked to be the one that slides straight on

G Gambhir b Mishra 29 (18b 4x4 0x6) SR: 161.11

YKP is the new man in


Mishra to Pathan, no run, and looks to bash his first ball out of sight, has a big swing from the crease, but it turns away and he misses

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 133/3 (RR: 7.82)

    • YK Pathan 0 (1b)
    • MK Tiwary 23 (17b 1x4 2x6)
    • A Mishra 3-0-12-2
    • PP Ojha 4-0-26-0

Steyn is back now


Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, makes room and looks to loft this one over mid off, goes to that man on the bounce


Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, biff! YK gets one in the slot, pitched up and he scythes it past Steyn, mid off is surprisingly in the circle, and fails to stop it


Steyn to Pathan, 1 wide, now comes the bouncer, but it takes off high and wide outside off stump


Steyn to Pathan, no run, stands in the crease and drives from the crease, on the bounce to extra cover


Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, another short one, YK was expecting it, it did not get up much above thigh height, he had it covered and pulled it wide of the deep midwicket fielder


Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, 129 kph fuller one on middle and leg, he had set himself up for the mow over wide long on, but managed to hit it along the ground to long on


Steyn to Tiwary, FOUR, now it is Tiwary who gets the boundary, swings across the line and long on cannot stop the ball, running to his right, big over for Kolkata

End of over 18 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 148/3 (RR: 8.22)

    • MK Tiwary 28 (19b 2x4 2x6)
    • YK Pathan 9 (5b 2x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-25-0
    • A Mishra 3-0-12-2

Max: "All of you jinxed him!!! Poor Gauti!!!"


Mishra to Pathan, no run, tossed up and YK looks to slog it over midwicket, but it turns and bounces past his swing


Mishra to Pathan, FOUR, connects well this time, this one is short and he helps himself to a savage pull wide of deep midwicket


Mishra to Pathan, no run, why would he need to do that, it was flighted outside off and he went down for the reverse sweep, got an inside edge on to the inner part of the thigh, that would have hurt as he went down


Mishra to Pathan, 1 run, very full and angled in, he hits it away to deep midwicket with a huge backlift


Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, another short one arrives, but comes slowly off the pitch, Manoj is in to the pull early and only manages the single to deep midwicket


Mishra to Pathan, 1 run, well bowled, tossed up and pitches in the blockhole, heaved along the ground to long off

End of over 19 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 155/3 (RR: 8.15)

    • YK Pathan 15 (10b 3x4)
    • MK Tiwary 29 (20b 2x4 2x6)
    • A Mishra 4-0-19-2
    • DW Steyn 3-0-25-0

Steyn to Pathan, no run, full and wide outside off stump, swings away in the air, he reaches out from the crease and misses


Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, 143.8 kph full toss on off stump, cannot get under it and hits it away to long off

the batsmen have a discussion in the middle of the pitch


Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, slow and full on the stumps, Tiwary gets front leg out of the way and goes for the golf swing, just manages to get it over midwicket


Steyn to Pathan, FOUR, YK gets the boundary, full and wide outside off, YK throws his bat at it and gets a thick edge that flies fine to the third man boundary


Steyn to Pathan, 2 runs, another slower one, a touch short, but YK could not connect well, but managed to get it wide of deep midwicket for a couple


Steyn to Pathan, OUT, Steyn gets a wicket off the last ball, full and he swung hard, looking to go over extra cover, but only got it as far as Jaggi there who went back to take the catch

YK Pathan c Jaggi b Steyn 22 (15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 146.66

Biplob: "Offcourse, we're missing our dada. He's Kolkata's heart!"

Manoj: "How can Manoj Tiwary and Bisla come ahead of Morgan? That was a real blunder and waste of a world class 20-20 player."

Vijay: "Healthy total!! line up with Gauthi,Pathan,Tiwari, Morgan and Ten Doeschate they should score an average of 180! their batting lineup needs Health checkups!"

Rajesh: "Kolkata is missing Dada.. U can see that from the rows and rows of empty chairs...." Yeah, wonder where have they all gone, to Behala?

Jag: "For any day i don't understand the value and importance Pathan gets. Very few match winning innings in his whole career."

girish: "KKR dont have anyone who can turn the ball, jus Iqbal, so Deccan have a good chance...."

prat: "KKR have got their batting order wrong. They can easily afford to drop a batsman and play an extra bowler. Quality players like Eoin and Ryan will hardly ever get a look in."

angu: "Its surprise to see no one missing DADA......" Lots of people are missing him, going by the comments.

So Kolkata have got themselves a healthy total, riding on Kallis' half-century. Deccan will need a good start to chase down 163, there is a lot of turn on this surface. Join us in some time for the chase. Check out our smartphone apps till I gobble down my dinner.

End of over 20 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 163/4

    • MK Tiwary 30 (21b 2x4 2x6)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-33-1
    • A Mishra 4-0-19-2





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