Indian Premier League - 37th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8 wickets (with 16 balls remaining)

6.1

Pathan to Karthik, no run, on the pads, defended to the leg side, this time Karthik sets out of the crease, Gilchrist stays firmly put

6.2

Pathan to Karthik, no run, flatter delivery outside off, Karthik blocks it

6.3

Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, tucked towards square leg for an ambled single

Kings XI Punjab 41/2   KD Karthik 1* (3b)

7.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Karthik, 1 run, gets well forward and sweeps it for a single

7.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Karthik, 1 run, another sweep from Karthik, from outside off, a bit of a top-edge as it lobs to short fine leg

Kings XI Punjab 44/2   KD Karthik 3* (5b)

8.1

Pathan to Karthik, FOUR, nicely done by Karthik, he has decided the way to deal with the spinners it to sweep, gets well forward and powerfully sweeps it behind square leg for a boundary

8.2

Pathan to Karthik, no run, attempts the reverse-sweep this time, the ball lobs up to the keeper, a loud appeal but the umpire correctly rules that it came off the forearm guard

8.3

Pathan to Karthik, no run, cautiously defended by Karthik off the front foot

8.4

Pathan to Karthik, FOUR, turns in and past the pads, nudged deftly and fine for four to fine leg, that shot brings up the Punjab fifty

8.5

Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, worked to backward square leg for a single

Kings XI Punjab 53/3   KD Karthik 12* (10b 2x4)

9.1

Bhatia to Karthik, no run, Bhatia begins with a length ball on off, defended off the front foot by Karthik

9.2

Bhatia to Karthik, OUT, another run-out, terrible cricket this from Punjab, a defensive push from Karthik towards point, Morgan swoops on to that and the throw is a tough high for the keeper, who takes off the bails even as Nayar puts in a dive, thats not enough for Nayar, and things getting bad to worse for Punjab, the Edeh Gardens crowd are enjoyed the Saturday night

AM Nayar run out 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

9.4

Bhatia to Karthik, no run

9.5

Bhatia to Karthik, 1 run, just outside off, Karthik opens the face and dabs the ball towards backward point for a single, that was a legcutter from Bhatia

Kings XI Punjab 55/4   KD Karthik 13* (14b 2x4)

10.1

Tiwary to Karthik, FOUR, a low full toss, smartly put away, driven inside-out past extra cover for four

10.2

Tiwary to Karthik, no run, even Tiwary is getting the ball to turn here, edged towards the leg side

10.3

Tiwary to Karthik, no run, Karthik gets a big stride in as he defends to the off side

10.4

Tiwary to Karthik, 1 run, driven along the ground towards long-off by Karthik for a single

Kings XI Punjab 60/4   KD Karthik 18* (18b 3x4)

12.3

Pathan to Karthik, no run, blocked towards the leg side from the crease

12.4

Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, gets on one knee and sweeps hard towards deep square leg

12.6

Pathan to Karthik, 1 run, fullish ball on middle, more cautiously nudging of the ball

Kings XI Punjab 72/4   KD Karthik 20* (21b 3x4)

13.1

Bhatia to Karthik, 5 runs, oh dear, Bhatia fumes as there are four overthrows, it was a full toss on middle stump, reverse-swept towards point where Morgan is quickly on to the ball, he fires it in at the non-striker's end, hits Karthik's bat and goes away for overthrows, Karthik sportingly decided against running the overthrows but the ball races over the ropes, which means Punjab get the runs

13.3

Bhatia to Karthik, no run, punched off the front foot towards extra cover

13.4

Bhatia to Karthik, 1 run, full ball around off, Karthik squeezes it towards backward point

13.6

Bhatia to Karthik, no run, blocked to the off side to end the over

Kings XI Punjab 80/4   KD Karthik 26* (25b 3x4)

14.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Karthik, 1 run, reverse-sweep from Karthik, gets it towards backward point

Kings XI Punjab 86/4   KD Karthik 27* (26b 3x4)

15.1

Bhatia to Karthik, no run, defends the first ball

15.2

Bhatia to Karthik, no run, another dot ball, blocked to the leg side this time

15.3

Bhatia to Karthik, 1 run, fullish ball on middle, glanced towards fine leg for a single

15.5

Bhatia to Karthik, 1 run, keeps it full, on legstump, Karthik wanted to whip that to the leg side, edges it towards Morgan at backward point

Kings XI Punjab 89/5   KD Karthik 29* (30b 3x4)

16.1

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, Balaji starts with a shortish ball on legstump, pulled to deep backward square leg

16.4

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, a slow bouncer from Balaji, Karthik wants to pull that hard, but gets it on the glove towards square leg

Kings XI Punjab 98/5   KD Karthik 31* (32b 3x4)

17.1

Lee to Karthik, no run, wants to wallop the first ball of Lee's spell, mistimed towards mid-on

17.2

Lee to Karthik, no run, Lee is convinced he has Karthik caught behind, umpire isn't, a short ball that Karthik moved across and wanted to help along to fine leg, Lee was certain he has the batsman dismissed before he turns to see that the umpire is unmoved, replays show it flew off the glove to the keeper

17.3

Lee to Karthik, 1 run, worked to deep midwicket for a single

17.5

Lee to Karthik, 1 run, fuller ball, flicked to fine leg by Karthik

Kings XI Punjab 103/5   KD Karthik 33* (36b 3x4)

18.1

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, shortish on legstump, whipped down to fine leg

18.4

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, a 124.5 kmh yorker from Balaji, spot on from the bowler, Karthik digs it out, on to the pads and stop dead, batsmen zip through for a single

18.6

Balaji to Karthik, 1 run, Balaji keeps it full, Karthik looks to muscle the ball down the ground, doesn't get the power on it., ball rolls to long-on

Kings XI Punjab 110/5   KD Karthik 36* (39b 3x4)

19.1

Lee to Karthik, 1 run, looks to whack the ball towards midwicket, full ball, weak hit towards midwicket

19.3

Lee to Karthik, FOUR, they can, it was a length ball on offstump, Karthik moved across to whip the ball behind square leg, past the fielder for four

19.4

Lee to Karthik, 1 run, OUT, one more run out? moves towards leg and carves the ball towards cover, throw fired in to the keeper, who is a yard away from the stumps, he throws the ball onto the stumps and Karthik is gone, perhaps he might have made his ground if he dived, smartly done by Shreevats

KD Karthik run out 42 (42b 4x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Kings XI Punjab 117/6   KD Karthik 42 (42b 4x4)
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Photos

Apr 30, 2011

Gautam Gambhir plays a slog-sweep, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Kolkata, April 30, 2011

Gautam Gambhir plays a slog-sweep

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Apr 30, 2011

Ryan Harris is congratulated on catching Eoin Morgan, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab, IPL 2011, Kolkata, April 30, 2011

Ryan Harris is congratulated on catching Eoin Morgan

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