Indian Premier League - 44th match

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders

Delhi Daredevils won by 7 wickets (with 13 balls remaining)

Manvinder Bisla batted well last game and almost saw his side over the line. He will come out to bat with captain Gambhir. And with the ball it will be Irfan Pathan.

7.55 pm

Sabi: ""@Suneer - Good to see you back! Hope you have enjoyed the last 3 day break from scribing!"" Yep, gearing up for three tough days ahead! Good to see you too mate.

vivek: ""Is Lee a bowling coach of kkr ? Please answer. Thanks"" A bowling consultant, yes, but don't ask me what's the difference between a coach and a consultant.

Vignesh: "@Dutch11: It will take some years before the franchises start making profits and decide to make better jerseys."

Chiro: "@SK: Good job, but there is a calculation mistake if it is 6/7 for KKR then it must be 7/7 for DD"

7.45 pm

Nishant: "@Suneer: Why match is in Raipur, which is not a home ground for either team?" You might want to read this.

cricket-india: "why can't venugopal rao get a game when DD seem to be carrying so many passengers?"

Sriram Haran: "@cricket-india Venugopal Rao is injured and is replaced by the karnataka batsman, Bharat Chipli, who played for DC last season"

Gaurav Manchanda: "Marriage changed the fortunes of number of Indian cricketers including Pragyan Ojha, Shikhar Dhawan, Ashwin, Gautam gambhir, Pujara etc. Yusuf Pathan is an exception here."

Dutch11: "IPL & EPL cannot be compared, but I have one question that they both earn a lot of money. Then why don't IPL team managers spent some money on the design of the jerseys?? EPL club jerseys are awesome if we have good jersey designs for IPL then it would be a cool thing to own like the man u or arsenal jersey??"

7.40 pm

Saravanakumar: "Let me be the first to calculate this. To stand for a chance to be in the Playoffs, CSK need 1 win of 6 games, RCB 3/6, RR 3 of 7, MI 3/6, SRH 3/6, KXI 5/7, KKR 6/7 and DD 6/7. PW have 6 games to upset these teams."

7.30 pm, Toss

Heads is the call and Gambhir has won the toss and they have decided to bat first. Brett Lee has come into the side in place of Brendon McCullum, while Sumit Narwal comes in place of Shami Ahmed. Delhi have retained the same 11.

Manish Seth: "Nice to see Veeru Gauti together ..:P" Or against each other?

Sachin Shukla: "Gr8 to see my hometown Raipur getting an opportunity to host IPL matches. Hope this is just the beginning and we get int'l matches as well ;-)"

7.25 pm

Hello guys, second game of the day and it's the Delhi Daredevils taking on the Kolkata Knight Riders at Raipur in the 44th game of the season. Toss any time now.

0.1

Pathan to Bisla, FOUR, short of length and pulled away to the fence for a four! that was casually lofted over the in-field and it rushes away!

0.2

Pathan to Bisla, OUT, gone, run-out, suicidal this, how could he do that! gone without facing a ball here, it hits his pads and they wanted a single, Gambhir seemed to have responded quickly enough but Pathan was quick to get to it, runs across and throws down the stumps at the striker's end, third-umpire was called upon to adjudicate and he has no hesitation in giving that out

G Gambhir run out 0 (2m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

0.3

Pathan to Pathan, 1 run, and wow, first ball he walks down the pitch and slaps it over to fine-leg, goes on a bounce to the fielder, single

0.4

Pathan to Bisla, no run, outside the off with a hint of a swing back into the batsman, pushed into the covers

anuraag : "Everyone is talking about Gambhir vs Sehwag but many forgot it is also Pathan vs Pathan"

0.5

Pathan to Bisla, no run, fuller this time and on the off stump, defended off the front foot to the off side

0.6

Pathan to Bisla, no run

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 5/1 (RR: 5.00)
MS Bisla    4* (5b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0
YK Pathan    1* (1b)     

1.1

Nehra to Pathan, 2 runs, hoicked away by Yusuf Pathan over mid-wicket but it does go off the middle of the bat, flies away, three runs because the ball stops before it gets there

1.2

Nehra to Pathan, FOUR, on his pads and that's easily glanced away through the leg side for a four, easily beats the man at short fine-leg and it races away

1.3

Nehra to Pathan, FOUR, punched, slapped, smashed, that was short of length and Pathan powers it back, it hots the bowler and changes direction, the mid-on fielder was moving to his left before he had to rush off to his right, no chance of getting close to it

1.4

Nehra to Pathan, no run, and that's swung away from the bat, beats the outside edge of the bat

1.5

Nehra to Pathan, no run, and beaten this time! pitched on a good length and on the middle stump, it swings away from the batsman at pace and misses the outside edge

1.6

Nehra to Pathan, no run, on the middle stump now and Pathan gets some bat on it, defended to the leg side but Nehra is quickly off to field that to his right

End of over 2 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 15/1 (RR: 7.50)
YK Pathan    11* (7b 2x4)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0
MS Bisla    4* (5b 1x4)      IK Pathan    1-0-5-0

Yadav comes on

2.1

Yadav to Bisla, 1 wide, wide ball, swinging wider away from the batsman and he was looking to get some bat on it, fails to get any touch

2.1

Yadav to Bisla, no run, what a delivery, pitching marginally outside the off and swinging away from the batsman, beats the bat

2.2

Yadav to Bisla, OUT, gone this time, Bisla's gone, bowled and KKR are in early trouble! it was pitched up and the batsman was looking to hit it over the bowler's head, misses the shot and the ball sneaks through, beaten, bowled and they are two down.

MS Bisla b Yadav 4 (11m 7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 57.14

2.3

Yadav to Kallis, no run, what a ripper! that's absolutely unplayable from the bowler, it was pitching on the middle and looked like angling it, but it swings away from the batsman and at some pace there!

2.4

Yadav to Kallis, no run, fuller and driven down to mid-off, straight to the fielder

2.5

Yadav to Kallis, 1 run, short of length and he wanted to cut it away, gets the toe-end of the bat and it's run away to the third-man region for a single

Rajesh Toleti: "What do you call 0 ball out? Titanium duck!" Diamond Duck.

2.6

Yadav to Pathan, no run, on the off stump and quick, he defends it well to the off side, into the covers

End of over 3 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 17/2 (RR: 5.66)
YK Pathan    11* (8b 2x4)      UT Yadav    1-0-2-1
JH Kallis    1* (3b)      A Nehra    1-0-10-0

3.1

Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, edged and flies through to third-man for a single, short of length outside the off and he was looking to punch it on the up, gets the edge

3.2

Nehra to Pathan, 1 run, was looking to walk across the stumps and Nehra gets it in slightly shorter, tapped away to the leg side

Vibhash: "If runs were awarded for giving serious and determined looks, YKP would have been challenging bradman by now. alas, you need to score them." Started off alright. Needs to survive longer.

3.3

Nehra to Kallis, no run, outside the off and Kallis looks to be in a hurry, at least in shot-making, again tries to drive it through the covers, gets an inside edge through to mid-on

3.4

Nehra to Kallis, 1 run, and another edge, Kallis has definitely come out with a need to score quick and goes for another drive, gets the outside half of the bat that rushes to the fine third-man fielder

3.5

Nehra to Pathan, no run, beaten, outside the off stump and moving away, Pathan was looking to push his bat at it, misses the outside edge

3.6

Nehra to Pathan, no run, what happened there, he was looking to almost paddle sweep Nehra over short fine-leg but it hits him, well bowled that from the bowler

End of over 4 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 20/2 (RR: 5.00)
YK Pathan    12* (11b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-13-0
JH Kallis    3* (6b)      UT Yadav    1-0-2-1

4.1

Yadav to Kallis, FOUR, short, wide and cut away through the point region for a four, Kallis has finally succeeded in getting the ball in the area where he wants them

4.2

Yadav to Kallis, no run, outside the off but a lot fuller, lets that one go through to the keeper

4.3

Yadav to Kallis, 1 wide, down the leg side now and it's drifting further down, Kallis wanted to hit that away too but far too wide for him to get any bat on it

4.3

Yadav to Kallis, FOUR, superb shot from Kallis that, it was short of length and he half-pulls, half-flicks it to fine-leg to the fence, very well done

4.4

Yadav to Kallis, no run, bit of a jag back into the batsman and he gets pegged back a tad, defended off the back foot

4.5

Yadav to Kallis, no run, short, wide and he lets it go through to the keeper this time, does not go after it Kallis

4.6

Yadav to Kallis, no run, well bowled from Yadav there, he's getting them on a good length and off pace, getting them to swing back in, he taps it to the off side this time

End of over 5 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 29/2 (RR: 5.80)
JH Kallis    11* (12b 2x4)      UT Yadav    2-0-11-1
YK Pathan    12* (11b 2x4)      A Nehra    2-0-13-0

5.1

Morkel to Pathan, no run, swings at it against Morne Morkel and misses it by a mile, this was swinging away from the batsman and he does not give himself any time to have a look at him

5.2

Morkel to Pathan, 2 runs, short of length and pulled away over the in-field, gets high on the bat but is powerful enough to get it over and for a couple

5.3

Morkel to Pathan, no run, shortens his length and he defends it to the off side, wanted the single too but is sent back

5.4

Morkel to Pathan, SIX, full swing of the bat but this is the ball to hit them, it was fuller and on the middle stump, swings it over long-on for a max!

5.5

Morkel to Pathan, OUT, and that's gone very high, and tell you what, Pathan's caught Pathan! again the swing of the bat, but this time it does not come off the middle, and the edge of the bat means that it's gone high, in fact very high, takes a lot of time to come down which means that Irfan has to account for a bit of swirl too and he manages to take it, well caught!

YK Pathan c Pathan b Morkel 20 (23m 16b 2x4 1x6) SR: 125.00

Vaaalpaiyan: "@Vibash : If you talk about serious look, then you need to list many people.. how about NJ Sidhu? with his Bat on, I ve never seen him this friendly as he appears as a anchor / comentator."

5.6

Morkel to Kallis, no run, short of length and Kallis defends it from the back foot, pushes to the point region

End of over 6 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 37/3 (RR: 6.16)
JH Kallis    11* (13b 2x4)      M Morkel    1-0-8-1
EJG Morgan    0* (0b)      UT Yadav    2-0-11-1

Rajan: "Delhi have some serious bowling line-up!"

Gaurav Manchanda: "Coming saturday, selectors will pick Indian team for Champions trophy. Would you like to Umesh Yadav there?"

6.1

Pathan to Morgan, no run, swing away from the bat, the left-hander was walking down the track and is beaten, outside edge missed

6.2

Pathan to Morgan, no run, and another one that swings away from the batsman, he lets it go through to the keeper

6.3

Pathan to Morgan, no run, on a length and this one keeps low, defended to the left of the bowler, fielded by Pathan too

6.4

Pathan to Morgan, FOUR, tipped it over the mid-wicket fielder for a four, it was on to his pads and he jumps down and gets it over the in-field and to the fence

6.5

Pathan to Morgan, no run, defended off the back foot and to the off side, fielded at short cover

6.6

Pathan to Morgan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to the deep cover fielder

End of over 7 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 42/3 (RR: 6.00)
EJG Morgan    5* (6b 1x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-10-0
JH Kallis    11* (13b 2x4)      M Morkel    1-0-8-1

Nadeem comes on

Gaurav Manchanda: "During the toss, Gambhir said we have quality batsmen to play at any kind of pitch. Which batsmen he was talking about?"

Thomas Mathew: "Talk about getting your confidence back ! One run out and a catch later, Irfan has rediscovered his swing !"

7.1

Nadeem to Morgan, 1 run, on his pads from round the stumps, pushes it into the square-leg region for a single

7.2

Nadeem to Kallis, 1 run, on his pads and tapped away to the leg side for a single

7.3

Nadeem to Morgan, FOUR, reverse sweeps and for a four, it was pitched outside the leg-stump and he has taken it from there to hit it away to the deep cover region

7.4

Nadeem to Morgan, OUT, and now on the leg side but hes caught! he was trying to pull it away that time but he hits it too well, and hits it straight to Yadav, well not quite straight to him, but in his general direction and he moves around to the right and takes a good catch, four down

EJG Morgan c Yadav b Nadeem 10 (8m 9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

7.5

Nadeem to Das, no run, spins away from the batsman this time, beats the outside edge

7.6

Nadeem to Das, 1 run, short of length, cut away to the point fielder, and they are away for a quick one, close call had that direct hit taken the stumps

End of over 8 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 49/4 (RR: 6.12)
DB Das    1* (2b)      S Nadeem    1-0-7-1
JH Kallis    12* (14b 2x4)      IK Pathan    2-0-10-0

Karthik: "@ Gaurav Manchanda: Yes, I would like Yadav in the team. Here's my lineup: Dhawan, Gambir, Kholi, Rohit Sharma, Dhoni, Raina, Jadeja, Ashwin, Bhuvi, Yadav, Ishant Sharma."

8.1

Pathan to Das, no run, and that one jumps up disconcertingly on the batsman, short of length and he wanted to cut it, gets a tad too high on him

8.2

Pathan to Das, 1 run, swing back into the batsman, tucked away to the leg side for a single

Gautam: "And the panic has set in. Kolkata seem determined to Ride off into the Knight early here."

8.3

Pathan to Kallis, OUT, gone now, Kallis is out this time, fifth wicket down and that's another ripper! it was outside the off stump and he tries to slice it over the point, Rohrer has to jump up and take it. He does exactly does and needs only one hand to grab it!

JH Kallis c Rohrer b Pathan 12 (28m 15b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

Delhi have come out all guns blazing in the field and for now KKR seem to have no answers to them. Strange innings from Kallis who was looking to be very aggressive throughout.

Suman and many others: "@Karthik, do u know Yuvraj is an indian player, how can you forget him in ur team?"

8.4

Pathan to Bhatia, no run, and that's almost played one, it swung back in and the defensive stroke almost sneaks through

8.5

Pathan to Bhatia, no run, shorter from the bowler this time and he opens the face of the bat pushes it to the point region

8.6

Pathan to Bhatia, no run, fuller, 128.7 km/hr, pushed to the short cover fielder but not for runs

End of over 9 (1 run) Kolkata Knight Riders 50/5 (RR: 5.55)
R Bhatia    0* (3b)      IK Pathan    3-0-11-1
DB Das    2* (4b)      S Nadeem    1-0-7-1

Avinesh: "@karthik - I would pick PK instead of Ishant"

9.1

Nadeem to Das, no run, on a length outside the off off stump, pushed to the off side

9.2

Nadeem to Das, no run, another one on the off stump and pushed to short cover

9.3

Nadeem to Das, no run, that one turns away from the bat, only defended to the off side again

9.4

Nadeem to Das, no run, wants to play it to the leg side but gets an inside edge to his pads

9.5

Nadeem to Das, no run, and now it's five dots as he defends to the off side

9.6

Nadeem to Das, no run, on his pads and he wants to force it away, hits his pads and rolls over to the leg side to end an excellent maiden over

End of over 10 (maiden) Kolkata Knight Riders 50/5 (RR: 5.00)
DB Das    2* (10b)      S Nadeem    2-1-7-1
R Bhatia    0* (3b)      IK Pathan    3-0-11-1

10.1

Morkel to Bhatia, 1 run, on a good length and he pats it to the off side, they are off for a quick single, the fielder gets in quickly and throws the stumps down at the non-striker's end, direct hit again!

10.2

Morkel to Das, no run, shorter in length and he is pushed on to the back foot, defended to the covers

10.3

Morkel to Das, 1 leg bye, on his pads and wants to flick it away but it's got some bounce there, hits his pads and they are away for a single

10.4

Morkel to Bhatia, 2 runs, and another one on the off stump, pushed it to the off side for a quick one, Warner rushes in and gets the stumps down again, it ricochets off it again and for an overthrow

10.5

Morkel to Bhatia, no run, shorter in length yet again, not giving him too much to drive and he's left with patting it to the off side

Golani: "@Avinesh. WHY?!?!?! BK is just duplicate of PK with a much better attitude. On pitches where BK will go for runs you need an Ishant for variation if nothing else"

10.6

Morkel to Bhatia, no run, whoa, what bounce, outside the off and he was looking to cut it but that was quick and off a good length it flies away through the keeper with the batsman left without any edge on it

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 54/5 (RR: 4.90)
R Bhatia    3* (7b)      M Morkel    2-0-11-1
DB Das    2* (12b)      S Nadeem    2-1-7-1

11.1

Nadeem to Das, no run, down the leg side, he was looking to flick it away, misses, hits his pads

11.2

Nadeem to Das, no run, slows it down and the ball grips a tad, spins away, defended again

11.3

Nadeem to Das, no run, was looking to go down the track but it comes in quicker and he has to push his bat down in time

11.4

Nadeem to Das, 1 run, frustration gets the better of him, looks to go down and hit it over the off side, gets an outside edge but luckily does not go to a fielder on the full

11.5

Nadeem to Bhatia, 1 run, and now slows it down and pushes it on to his pads, tapped to the leg side for a single

11.6

Nadeem to Das, FOUR, down the track and smashes it through the bowler's hand for a four, it was absolutely powered and the bowler had no time to react to that

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 60/5 (RR: 5.00)
DB Das    7* (17b 1x4)      S Nadeem    3-1-13-1
R Bhatia    4* (8b)      M Morkel    2-0-11-1

Anupam: "@Karthik: I still don't get this. What else Amit Mishra has to prove to get into this team?"

12.1

Pathan to Bhatia, no run, wants to swing it away, looked like a shorter ball but was a slower one too and the bat's away far too quickly, beats the outside edge

12.2

Pathan to Bhatia, 1 run, outside the off and on a good length, 123 km/hr, pushes it to the off side for a single

12.3

Pathan to Das, 1 run, shorter in length and easily pushed it through the covers for a single

Jay: "Hope Irfan is bowled out now. He is not a death bowler and "Double Dees" needs to understand this." Doing just that.

12.4

Pathan to Bhatia, 1 run, whoa another possible run-out, that was hit straight to the fielder at backward point, Rohrer rushes in and tries to break the stumps but misses, Das also dived in but would have been quite close had it hit

12.5

Pathan to Das, 1 wide, bouncer attempted this time but too high for the batsman and called a wide

12.5

Pathan to Das, 1 run, shortens his length and it's outside the off stump, pushed into the covers for a single

Karl Correa: "Wonderful hearing Mushy (Mushtaq Ahmed) speaking to the commentators. He was asked which of the spinners impressed him the most. Cheeky as Mushy has always been picks Amit Mishra and conveniently forgets Narine. Leg spinners I say."

12.6

Pathan to Bhatia, no run, in-swinger and he was looking to play it off the back foot, hits his pads and no chance for a single, ends an excellent spell of four overs from Pathan

End of over 13 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 65/5 (RR: 5.00)
R Bhatia    6* (12b)      IK Pathan    4-0-16-1
DB Das    9* (19b 1x4)      S Nadeem    3-1-13-1

1/16 from four. One of his best spells this season.

13.1

Nadeem to Das, 1 leg bye, quicker on his pads and hit to the leg side, rolls over for a single

13.2

Nadeem to Bhatia, 1 run, shorter in length and he cuts it away through to deep point for a single

Shubh Jain: "@anupam..do not take IPL performance for champions trophy cause it is 50-over cricket and this is 20-over. They are two different formats. Amit misra does nothing in 50 over cricket."

13.3

Nadeem to Das, 1 run, shorter in length and he pulls it down the ground to long-on for a single

13.4

Nadeem to Bhatia, 1 run, swept away to the deep square-leg region for a single

13.5

Nadeem to Das, SIX, down the ground and smacked over the bowler's head, hits the sight-screen on the full to earn him a six

Finally some aggression that's paid off

13.6

Nadeem to Das, 1 run, pushed into the covers and they are off for a single

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 76/5 (RR: 5.42)
DB Das    17* (23b 1x4 1x6)      S Nadeem    4-1-23-1
R Bhatia    8* (14b)      IK Pathan    4-0-16-1

14.1

Morkel to Das, 1 run, fuller on the leg stump and flicked away to deep mid-wicket, it's Warner who's quickly on to the ball and they decide against the second

14.2

Morkel to Bhatia, no run, shorter in length and the batsman can only push it into the point area, is sent back by the non-striker

14.3

Morkel to Bhatia, no run, short of length, almost a bouncer and he was looking to half-pull and almost defend off the last moment, does not get near doing either and it goes through to the keeper

14.4

Morkel to Bhatia, no run, whoa, what a delivery, it seems like it's hit the stumps and not dislodged the bails, a big thwack onto the stumps and it's not gone down in a hurry! beats the outside edge there...

14.5

Morkel to Bhatia, 2 runs, bit of an outside edge that flies away to the off side for a couple of runs

14.6

Morkel to Bhatia, FOUR, shot on the up, it was on the off stump and not quite full enough, he goes through with the shot, hits it through the line and over mid-off for a boundary

End of over 15 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 83/5 (RR: 5.53)
R Bhatia    14* (19b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-18-1
DB Das    18* (24b 1x4 1x6)      S Nadeem    4-1-23-1

33 added for this wicket already.

15.1

Nehra to Das, 1 wide, down the leg-side and he lets it go through to the keeper, wide called

15.1

Nehra to Das, no run, on the middle stump and fuller, pushed into the off side, hits the middle of the bat but not in the gap

15.2

Nehra to Das, OUT, edged and taken! Nehra's got Das! short of length and he wanted to pull it away, the ball gets a lot of bounce on it and it only gets a top edge that flies off to the keeper, easily taken

DB Das c †Jadhav b Nehra 18 (32m 26b 1x4 1x6) SR: 69.23

Rakesh: "Twice today the bails have not dislodged after hitting the stumps.Lucky for dhawan and bhatia."

15.3

Nehra to Narwal, 1 run, shorter in length and he is on his back foot, opens the face of the bat, runs it to third-man for a single

15.4

Nehra to Bhatia, 1 run, on a good length from over the wicket, he pushes out and gets an outside edge through to the third-man region for a single

15.5

Nehra to Narwal, FOUR, short of length and he goes for a pull, it was a shot played almost in a slow-mo and the top-edge goes over the keeper and for a four

15.6

Nehra to Narwal, 1 run, short of length outside the off and he pulls it over the mid-wicket region for a couple of runs

End of over 16 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 91/6 (RR: 5.68)
S Narwal    6* (3b 1x4)      A Nehra    3-0-21-1
R Bhatia    15* (20b 1x4)      M Morkel    3-0-18-1

Yadav comes on to finish things off.

16.1

Yadav to Narwal, FOUR, thumped him over the bowler for a four, that's an excellent shot, length ball and Narwal has almost chopped it over the bowler and to the fence

16.2

Yadav to Narwal, FOUR, another short ball, a very, very poor delivery and he's pulled it over mid-wicket this time, but the result isn't different, four!

16.3

Yadav to Narwal, 1 run, and this is outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat, pushed to the off side for a single

16.4

Yadav to Bhatia, 2 runs, on his pads and flicked away to the backward square-leg region, Warner runs across from the deep square-leg and gets to the ball, fields and throws well but the batsmen are back for the second

16.5

Yadav to Bhatia, 3 runs, on his pads and quietly flicked away through the fine-leg region, Morkel was at the fine-leg and he fails to stop it, gives chase but Warner has to come around and tidy up again

16.6

Yadav to Narwal, 1 run, too short from Yadav and he continues to play that slap-pull stroke, gets it out to the deep square-leg for a single

End of over 17 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 106/6 (RR: 6.23)
S Narwal    16* (7b 3x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-26-1
R Bhatia    20* (22b 1x4)      A Nehra    3-0-21-1

Morkel, Yadav and Nehra have an over each. Morkel's on

Anupam: "@Shubh Jain: Amit mishra was given only 15 ODI's and he took 19 wickets with a best of 4/31. Avg, Econ and SR are also not bad. I would say its not appropriate to say that "Amit misra does nothing in 50 over cricket." Considering his latest form he deserves another chance

17.1

Morkel to Narwal, no run, outside the off stump, he was looking to across outside the off stump and wanted to flick it, he bowls it very full and further outside, misses

17.2

Morkel to Narwal, no run, on a length and he is beaten outside the off stump, was looking to open the face of the bat

17.3

Morkel to Narwal, 2 runs, much fuller this time and the batsman is able to drive it through to wide long-off, they get a single and are able to come back, Nadeem has to rush around from long-off to get to the ball

17.4

Morkel to Narwal, no run, short of length ball and he wants to pull it away, gets it away to mid-wicket

17.5

Morkel to Narwal, no run, too quick and too much bounce for the number eight batsman, he was looking to give himself room and cut it away, misses

17.6

Morkel to Narwal, 1 wide, poor delivery outside the off stump, full toss and well wide outside, does not get any bat on it and given a wide

17.6

Morkel to Narwal, 1 run, short of length and defended off the back foot, pushed to the covers and they are away for a very quickly taken single

End of over 18 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 110/6 (RR: 6.11)
S Narwal    19* (13b 3x4)      M Morkel    4-0-22-1
R Bhatia    20* (22b 1x4)      UT Yadav    3-0-26-1

Nikhil: "@ Everyone Why you all are concerned about the selection? The selectors are there to look after this. Do you guys really think they do take our opinion in account or see our comments? It's just waste of time. Enjoy this match and let's talk about IPL."

18.1

Yadav to Narwal, FOUR, wow, what a shot, it's bowled rather full outside the off, he tries to get his bat out in an attempt to scoop it over the point fielder and does that well, through over the fielder

18.2

Yadav to Narwal, OUT, and finally it's over, good knock ends, caught at long-on he was looking to slog it over the leg-side but gets a bit of a sliced shot there and it goes high and to the fielder at long-on, well taken by Chand

S Narwal c Chand b Yadav 23 (16m 15b 4x4 0x6) SR: 153.33

Lee at nine. Can he get a few lusty blows away?

18.3

Yadav to Bhatia, 1 run, short and very quick, he was looking to pull it and the ball come rather quickly on to him, beats his stroke and he gloves it to fine-leg

18.4

Yadav to Lee, 1 run, slower one now and Lee pushes it to the off side for a single to open his account

18.5

Yadav to Bhatia, no run, slower bouncer and completely defeats the stroke, 112 km/hr, he was looking to pull it away but misses

18.6

Yadav to Bhatia, FOUR, short of length again but this time he adjusts his stroke and gets it through the point region for a four, gets himself to 25 from as many

End of over 19 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 120/7 (RR: 6.31)
R Bhatia    25* (25b 2x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-36-2
B Lee    1* (1b)      M Morkel    4-0-22-1

Ashish Nehra is on. harik: "I saw Narwal bowling really well against Pak in Under 19 world cup(I guess last to last) match which we lost..but he bowled really really well."

19.1

Nehra to Lee, 1 run, drilled down the ground, it was fuller and he goes for a drive, hits well too but straight to long-off

19.2

Nehra to Bhatia, 1 run, slower one outside the off and he is able to tap it towards long-off, the fielder at extra-cover comes across and fields it before which they get a single

19.3

Nehra to Lee, SIX, shot, shot! good shot, he gives himself some room, opens his stance up and goes for a pull, almost like he was expecting it to be short and he gets what he wanted, pulls it away for a six! the umpire gives it four but the decision is changed and given a six!

Shailesh: "Sumit narval was a brave selection and that paid off in style...Every run scored by the bowlers from now shall be vital from themselves.."

19.4

Nehra to Lee, no run, very full and outside the off stump, tries to crash it through the point region, misses

19.5

Nehra to Lee, SIX, another one, another six, Lee's turning it on here with the bat and he's pushed the side into the 130s now, fuller on the middle stump and that's a golfing swing, a tee off to get a six!

Maheedhar: "@Harik: " Did you really see him bowl? His age is 31yrs and You still remember him bowling in a U-19 match"

19.6

Nehra to Lee, 2 runs, fuller on the off stump this time, hit well again and it needs a scrambling effort from the fielder at long-off to stop it, a couple of runs for Lee

16 off the last over and that's somewhat changed the complexion of the game. At 50/5, KKR looked doomed but 136 is a respectable total and they have something to fight here. Back in 10 for the chase.

End of over 20 (16 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 136/7
B Lee    16* (6b 2x6)      A Nehra    4-0-37-1
R Bhatia    26* (26b 2x4)      UT Yadav    4-0-36-2
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May 1, 2013

David Warner bludgeons one to the leg side, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Raipur, May 1, 2013

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Unmukt Chand runs into Manvinder Bisla accidentally

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