Indian Premier League, 65th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Pune Warriors at Ranchi, May 15, 2013
Pune Warriors won by 7 runs
15 May 2013 - day/night match (20-over match)

The Pune Warriors fielders walk out, so do Gambhir and Bisla. BK with the ball.

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Christopher: "Poor attendance, a pitch KKR wouldn't favour much not to mention your backup pace bowler going for runs.. And still a home ground..! KKR deserves our sympathy hope they turn it around to keep the business end of this season exciting.."

vaibhav joshi: "@Sahil- Thats a good lesson for cricket fans who always crib on selectors decision of backing a player for longer run..Its when u get into the shoes of selector u realize how actually tough job it is...kudos to Fantasy 11 for making us feel this!"

Chetan Agrawal : "I thought u went for a cuppa coffee Suneer.. Whoz posting these comments den :O" It was a Maggi Noodles coffee.

hary krishnan: "here we go again #aggressive_marketing_of_social scoreboard !" I have plans to post it after every comment I paste.

0.1

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, on his pads, bit of swing down and it hits his pads, runs away to the leg side

0.2

Kumar to Bisla, 1 run

0.3

Kumar to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump, shorter too and he wanted to cut it away, not too much pace on it, gets it away to the off side

0.4

Kumar to Gambhir, 5 wides, no, no, no, wide ball outside the off but what makes it worse is the keeper standing up to it and missing it, goes away for five wides

Subash: "Hope we don't hear Gauti's comments anymore after this match 'we still have chance to get into the qualifiers' !!"

0.4

Kumar to Gambhir, no run, brings his line back closer to the batsman, wants to cut it away, cuts it away to the off side

0.5

Kumar to Gambhir, 3 runs, on the pads and flicked away neatly to deep square-leg for three

0.6

Kumar to Bisla, no run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, he looks to guide it to third-man but hits it a tad squarer and to the backward point fielder

End of over 1 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 10/0 (161 runs required from 19 overs, RR: 10.00, RRR: 8.47)

    • MS Bisla 1 (2b)
    • G Gambhir 3 (4b)
    • B Kumar 1-0-9-0

Parnell gets the new ball.

Purnesh Chudasama: "dont u guys think this time GG shud hav batted down for the spinners and send some one like pathan or tendoeschate up?"

1.1

Parnell to Gambhir, no run, fuller outside the off stump and GG wants to drive it through the off side but it's a bit too full and digs it back to the bowler

1.2

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, shortens his length and GG taps it to backward point for a single

Javed: "@Subash actually i dont think pune can defend 200 much less 170"

VK: "@ Subash - Instead Gambhir will probably start talking up next year's chances..."

1.3

Parnell to Bisla, 5 wides, and again, this is poor stuff from Pune, down the leg side and wides again, beats Uthappa and rolls away for five wides, this time the keeper was not up to the stumps and stills beats him

1.3

Parnell to Bisla, no run, gets his line back to the middle stump, defended back to the bowler

1.4

Parnell to Bisla, 1 wide, shorter and on the leg stump line, going further down and the pull shot does not materialise, what does is a wide

1.4

Parnell to Bisla, OUT, big, big appeal and it's given! it was fuller on the middle stump and swinging back into the batsman, he was looking to flick it away to the leg side, missed the bat and hits the pads, the appeal is upheld and Pune have the first blood

MS Bisla lbw b Parnell 1 (8m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Babu Anil: "Does CSK, MI and RR are the only teams that Qualify for Champions League...!!!" No I think it's the top three at the end of the tournament, which means that the top two will definitely go through and the winner of the Eliminator will do so too.

1.5

Parnell to Kallis, 1 run, shorter in length from over the wicket, was on his pads and tucks it round the corner for a single

SD: "@Purnesh: Tendo should defo bat up the order, but I'm not sure about Patho. He has not performed much this season at all."

1.6

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, outside edge through to third-man for a single, was a quick ball and there was a slip in place too but he was where the third slip would have been and the ball goes in the gap between him and the keeper

End of over 2 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 19/1 (152 runs required from 18 overs, RR: 9.50, RRR: 8.44)

    • G Gambhir 5 (7b)
    • JH Kallis 1 (1b)
    • WD Parnell 1-0-9-1
    • B Kumar 1-0-9-0

BK continues.

Liverpool fan: "Gambhir, for his repeatedly optimistic talks' for sure supports Liverpool. You'll never walk alone mate!"

2.1

Kumar to Gambhir, no run, fuller and slower and he looks to get his bat and pad out and push it to the covers, not for runs

2.2

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, shorter in length and tucked away to the leg side for a single

sagar: "guys dont forget gauti had played in both world cup finals..!!" And done well in both games too, if I may add.

2.3

Kumar to Kallis, no run, shorter in length, outside the off stump and that's tapped to the mid-on fielder

2.4

Kumar to Kallis, no run, ooh, that does not come up too much, it was outside the off stump and he was looking to tap it through the covers, gets an inside edge

2.5

Kumar to Kallis, 3 leg byes, moves across to the off side and was looking to nudge it away, hits his pads and rolls through the left of the keeper, they get a couple and come back for the third, which is a tightly-taken run, but the ball is not collected cleanly on its return

2.6

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and runs it through to third-man for a single

End of over 3 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 24/1 (147 runs required from 17 overs, RR: 8.00, RRR: 8.64)

    • G Gambhir 7 (10b)
    • JH Kallis 1 (4b)
    • B Kumar 2-0-11-0
    • WD Parnell 1-0-9-1

AP: "@Suneer, Loser of the Eliminator also have a Outside chance to equalify for CLT20 through the Qualifiers" Yep, true, was referring to direct qualifications.

3.1

Parnell to Gambhir, no run, shorter, quicker and he is on his back foot, defending at it to the leg side

3.2

Parnell to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length, bit of movement away and he wants to cut it away, does not get it off the middle and it rolls over to point

sumanth k: "@liverpool fan - i hope he doesn't talk about history!!!"

3.3

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, edged and through that third slipper, he opens the face almost deliberately but does get it in the gap, the fielder dives to his right but cannot field it properly

3.4

Parnell to Kallis, no run, shorter in length and JK pats it back to the bowler, who dives to his left to field that one

3.5

Parnell to Kallis, no run, slower outside the off stump and Kallis cannot get it off the square, gets it straight to the covers fielder

Dibyajyoti Lahiri: "@Liverpool fan: Try telling that to an Arsenal fan, mate!"

3.6

Parnell to Kallis, OUT, bowled him, Kallis' stumps have gone for a run there! it was a yorker-length ball, and Kallis seems to have played all over it, missed it and the stumps are disturbed, a bad day for the South African legend comes to an end

JH Kallis b Parnell 1 (10m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 14.28

End of over 4 (1 run) Kolkata Knight Riders 25/2 (146 runs required from 16 overs, RR: 6.25, RRR: 9.12)

    • G Gambhir 8 (13b)
    • WD Parnell 2-0-10-2
    • B Kumar 2-0-11-0

This is good bowling from Parnell, barring those five wides. 2/10 in 2 overs puts KKR in early trouble. And the solution to that problem lies in the hands of Pathan now.

4.1

IC Pandey to Gambhir, FOUR, on his pads and easily tucked away to the leg side for a four, was short and the batsman had no problem working it away with the fine-leg up in the circle

4.2

IC Pandey to Gambhir, no run, short of length and it's pulled straight to mid-on

Maddy: "It's good to see Donald smiling and applauding...finally !!"

4.3

IC Pandey to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, just not able to get it away as the shot rolls over to the covers

4.4

IC Pandey to Gambhir, OUT, walks down and he's gone, caught! trouble, trouble, that's a lot of it for KKR, GG was looking to go down the track and smack it over the in-field, again the ball seemed to have not come on too well and he only gets a top edge that spoons up gently for Yuvraj to take a straight-forward chance

G Gambhir c Yuvraj Singh b IC Pandey 12 (22m 17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 70.58

4.5

IC Pandey to Pathan, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

4.6

IC Pandey to ten Doeschate, no run, and was looking to smack it away but not for runs again

End of over 5 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 30/3 (141 runs required from 15 overs, RR: 6.00, RRR: 9.40)

    • RN ten Doeschate 0 (1b)
    • YK Pathan 1 (1b)
    • IC Pandey 1-0-5-1
    • WD Parnell 2-0-10-2
5.1

Mathews to Pathan, no run, short, outside the off stump and he cracks it but straight to the point fielder

5.2

Mathews to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and wanted to pull it away, does not get it off the middle of it and trickles down to deep square-leg for a single

Bhamri: "@Liverpool Fan : I think KKR will still end up in a higher position than Liverpool ;)"

5.3

Mathews to ten Doeschate, no run, fuller on the off stump and he defends it off the front foot, to the off side

5.4

Mathews to ten Doeschate, no run, slows it down greatly and he was moving down the track, checks his movement and his stroke, defends it to the leg side and wants a single but YP asks him to get back

5.5

Mathews to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter in length and pulled away to the leg side for a single

5.6

Mathews to Pathan, 1 run, and again, shorter in length at Pathan, this time he's sitting back and waiting, pulls it away to deep square-leg for a single

End of over 6 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 33/3 (138 runs required from 14 overs, RR: 5.50, RRR: 9.85)

    • YK Pathan 3 (4b)
    • RN ten Doeschate 1 (4b)
    • AD Mathews 1-0-3-0
    • IC Pandey 1-0-5-1

Chans D Spy: "what if RR(22 points) plays the eliminator with RCB(16 points) and looses it, and RCB looses the qualifier 2 later on. Who will go through the Champions trophy? RCB(18) RR(22)?" MI, CSK and RCB. RR into the qualifiers.

6.1

IC Pandey to Pathan, FOUR, up and over and that's been hit to the wide long-off area for a four, it was a good length ball and that's hit through the line and to the fence

6.2

IC Pandey to Pathan, 1 run, bit of swing away from the batsman and it's pushed into the covers for a single

6.3

IC Pandey to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter but this is a tad wider outside the off stump too and his pull shot gets the ball away to the mid-on fielder only

6.4

IC Pandey to Pathan, FOUR, bludgeoned away! fuller on the middle stump and he's swung it away over the bowlers head for a four!

6.5

IC Pandey to Pathan, 2 runs, shorter in length and he opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a couple of runs, the fielder had to run across to his right there

Sunny Thanki: "@ Bhamri: For crying out loud this is a cricket site. Please stick to cricket and don't drift from the subject. Dejected Liverpool fan"

6.6

IC Pandey to Pathan, no run, this guy's getting them to swing alright, this is fuller outside the off and movement away from the batsman and he defends it away

End of over 7 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 45/3 (126 runs required from 13 overs, RR: 6.42, RRR: 9.69)

    • YK Pathan 14 (9b 2x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 2 (5b)
    • IC Pandey 2-0-17-1
    • AD Mathews 1-0-3-0
7.1

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, FOUR, shimmy down the pitch and drilled through the wide mid-off region, beats the fielder in the deep area, Pandey dives to his left but cannot pull it back

7.2

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, on his pads and tucked away for a single to the leg side

7.3

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and tapped it away to the short covers for a quickly-taken single

Ashwin Natarajan: "I think Gambhir's strategy of playing Pathan despite his extended lean run is only putting added pressure on him. Sometimes when your out of form and mind is not there, it is better to work on the nets rather than test in match situations. This is probably the single biggest failure of his captaincy."

7.4

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, was coming down the track and he shortens the length, pushed into the covers for a single

7.5

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, on his pads, this was shorter again and tucked away to the leg side for a single

7.6

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter in length and cut away to the off side for a single

End of over 8 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 54/3 (117 runs required from 12 overs, RR: 6.75, RRR: 9.75)

    • RN ten Doeschate 9 (9b 1x4)
    • YK Pathan 16 (11b 2x4)
    • AG Murtaza 1-0-9-0
    • IC Pandey 2-0-17-1
8.1

Mathews to ten Doeschate, 1 run, slower on the pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single

8.2

Mathews to Pathan, 1 run, on the off stump line and shorter in length, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

8.3

Mathews to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter and wants to cramp the batsman for room, he taps it down to long-on and they are away for a quick single

Pathan's been hit by a stray throw.

8.4

Mathews to Pathan, FOUR, short of length and pulled away for a four between fine-leg and deep square-leg for a four, one bounce and into the hoardings

8.5

Mathews to Pathan, 1 run, fuller on his pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single

8.6

Mathews to ten Doeschate, FOUR, on the middle stump and very full, it was straight too and he was looking to move across, gets some bat on it and rolls away for a four

End of over 9 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 66/3 (105 runs required from 11 overs, RR: 7.33, RRR: 9.54)

    • RN ten Doeschate 15 (12b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 22 (14b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 2-0-15-0
    • AG Murtaza 1-0-9-0

Time-out time.

AB: "@Suneer: What are u saying mate? RCB will qualify in that case! What did RR in the qualifiers mean????Cricinfo commentary quality is going down big time!" Isn't that exactly what I said? The fourth team, in the example used below, is RR, will enter the Champions League qualifiers, to be played before the main tournament.

9.1

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, slower on a length and pushed back to the right of the bowler, misfielded and they get a single

9.2

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, no run, shorter in length and wants to cut it away, misses

9.3

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, SIX, whoa, what a shot that, it was on his pads, he was looking to go down the track, does that and chips it over mid-wicket

9.4

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, lot of movement in the crease, and then a flick away to deep mid-wicket for a single

9.5

Murtaza to Pathan, no run, very full from the bowler and he was looking to smack it away, gets an inside edge on to his boot, rolls over to the off side

9.6

Murtaza to Pathan, no run, fuller and tapped to the off side, not for runs, which means they need 97 in the last 10

End of over 10 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 74/3 (97 runs required from 60 balls, RR: 7.40, RRR: 9.70)

    • YK Pathan 23 (17b 3x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 22 (15b 2x4 1x6)
    • AG Murtaza 2-0-17-0
    • AD Mathews 2-0-15-0

Yuvi's in

10.1

Yuvraj Singh to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fuller, outside the off stump, tossed up and driven down to long-off for a single

10.2

Yuvraj Singh to Pathan, 2 runs, on his pads, length ball and he's had an ugly swipe at that one, gets a couple of runs to the deep square-leg regon

10.3

Yuvraj Singh to Pathan, 6 runs, round the wicket and angling into the batsman, he tucks it away to the leg side for a single, they come back for the second and Pandey sends down a wild throw that beats a lot of players on its way to the fence, six runs for the batsmen!

Pathan's getting some treatment from the physio, strapping on his ankle. This is a long, long break here.

Indraneel: "The really infuriating thing about Gambhir's captaincy of KKR is refusal to be flexible. Its difficult to recognise KKR as the same outfit that won praise for building a team in cost effective manner. They just don't want to try out the other players -even the international ones!"

Vivek Bhandari: "is the Champions League quota for IPL teams decided based on their league standings or the final standings (who won, who lost in the final, etc)?" Not on the league standings, but the end-of-tournament standings.

Balaji Srinivasan: "KKR's biggest mistake this IPL has been not to play Tendo till the last few matches of the season. He's now showing them why. He would walk into most T20 sides in the world IMO."

10.4

Yuvraj Singh to Pathan, 1 run, on his pads and that's gently nudged away to fine-leg for a single

10.5

Yuvraj Singh to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and tapped back to long-off for a single

10.6

Yuvraj Singh to Pathan, no run, quicker this time and fuller too, pushed back to the bowler

End of over 11 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 85/3 (86 runs required from 54 balls, RR: 7.72, RRR: 9.55)

    • YK Pathan 32 (21b 3x4)
    • RN ten Doeschate 24 (17b 2x4 1x6)
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-11-0
    • AG Murtaza 2-0-17-0

Ishan Jain: "Is it Christmas today? Then why Pune are giving these freebies every now and then. 10 wides first up and now these overthrows"

11.1

Wright to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wanted to drive it through the covers but gets an inside edge through to short fine-leg for a single

11.2

Wright to Pathan, 1 run, slower one outside the off stump and he pushes it to the off side for a single

Pathan's struggling a little with his ankle here.

11.3

Wright to ten Doeschate, 2 runs, shorter in length and quicker too, this is tapped to the leg side, in the gap between long-on and deep mid-wicket for a couple of runs, that's beautifully done

11.4

Wright to ten Doeschate, 1 run, full-toss and outside the off stump, driven to long-on for a single

11.5

Wright to Pathan, no run, tries to heave it over the off side but the ball keeps a little low and sneaks through to the keeper

sudheer: "@Balaji Srinivasan but Morgan has also done a decent job when he was in the team. it is just a choice between two highly talented players."

11.6

Wright to Pathan, SIX, now that's the heave, that was on a good length and it was almost like a last-second decision to thwack it over the mid-wicket region, it went very high and more vitally for the batsman it went long too, well done

End of over 12 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 96/3 (75 runs required from 48 balls, RR: 8.00, RRR: 9.37)

    • YK Pathan 39 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 28 (20b 2x4 1x6)
    • LJ Wright 1-0-11-0
    • Yuvraj Singh 1-0-11-0
12.1

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, FOUR, fuller and he chips down the wicket and easily drives it straight and for a four, bisects both the fielders at the deep boundary

12.2

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fuller, flatter, quicker, outside the off stump and tapped to the off side for a single

Sid: "Everyone seems to be criticizing Gambhir on his captaincy regarding the Yusuf Pathan selection. And while some of those comments may seem justified,who's to say that the decision was entirely Gambhir's? He very well may have had a diktat from the team owners on the lines of "We are paying Yusuf Pathan $2.1m every season and to get our money's worth, he MUST play every single game""

12.3

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and that's pushed to long-off for a single

12.4

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wide outside the off stump as the batsman came down the track there, gets enough of bat on it to get it to deep cover

12.5

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, length ball outside the off stump and tapped down to long-off for a single

12.6

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, wow, that was something, the batsman was looking to come down the track and the bowler almost stopped in his action, the batsman also stopped and the ball was then delivered, tucked away to the leg side for a single, of course all of it happened in a space of a second or two.

End of over 13 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 105/3 (66 runs required from 42 balls, RR: 8.07, RRR: 9.42)

    • RN ten Doeschate 35 (24b 3x4 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 41 (26b 3x4 1x6)
    • AG Murtaza 3-0-26-0
    • LJ Wright 1-0-11-0

Bollam: "@Suneer... Is this the same pitch where Gayle Struggled..." What they said was that this one had a little more grass than the previous one.

Pravin Nehru: "I can see 3 sixs in recent overs @ against Ryan and YK 1 six each where from other is it over through." The overthrow six is like an all-run six, not added to the tally of sixes.

13.1

Parnell to ten Doeschate, 1 run, round the stumps and slower in pace, angling in and pushed into the covers for a single

Nalin: "@Sid: Seems MI are not worried about getting their moneys worth from Maxwell"

Vimal Shah: "@SID. Regardless of how much he costs, if he's having a bad tournament, you DO NOT play him every game. You cant let money rule your head (selection)."

13.2

Parnell to Pathan, no run, short of length and tapped to mid-off, the fielder is close in and that's fielded well

13.3

Parnell to Pathan, FOUR, full-toss and that's mis-hit over the mid-off player for a four! he was looking for a yorker again but misses it and that's run away...

13.4

Parnell to Pathan, FOUR, and yet again! wow, that's effortless batting from Pathan, he was on his back foot, just went through with the shot, swing of the arms and for a four over mid-off

13.5

Parnell to Pathan, no run, bouncer, a delivery in anger and at that pace, wanted to hook it away, misses

13.6

Parnell to Pathan, no run, short of length outside the off stump and that's bounced a lot more than what he expected, beats the outside edge of the bat

End of over 14 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 114/3 (57 runs required from 36 balls, RR: 8.14, RRR: 9.50)

    • YK Pathan 49 (31b 5x4 1x6)
    • RN ten Doeschate 36 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • WD Parnell 3-0-19-2
    • AG Murtaza 3-0-26-0

For all those asking, Steven Smith's injured. Pathan hasn't hit an IPL 50 since 2010.

14.1

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, shorter in length and cut away to point for a single

14.2

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and tapped to mid-wicket to get Pathan to his first IPL 50 in many, many years

He had a 49 not-out last time I commented for a KKR game.

14.3

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, no run, was going down the track, pushed wide outside the off and he manages to get a bat on it

14.4

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, 1 run, on his pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single

14.5

Murtaza to Pathan, 1 run, pushes it quicker and on the legs of the batsman for a single to fine-leg

14.6

Murtaza to ten Doeschate, FOUR, and now he gets a four, it was an outside edge that rolls through the slip to the fence, was a shorter delivery and he went for a cut, gets it away for a four!

End of over 15 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 122/3 (49 runs required from 30 balls, RR: 8.13, RRR: 9.80)

    • RN ten Doeschate 42 (29b 4x4 1x6)
    • YK Pathan 51 (33b 5x4 1x6)
    • AG Murtaza 4-0-34-0
    • WD Parnell 3-0-19-2

49 needed from five overs. Gomez with the ball.

15.1

Gomez to Pathan, no run, very full, on the off stump and driven back to the bowler

15.2

Gomez to Pathan, no run, very full outside the off stump and the drive is hit to extra-cover

More delay, Pathan's changing his bat now.

rssampat: "The Captaincy from both the PW captains, A.Mathew's & A.Finch has been ATROCIOUS and that putting it politely. Defending 8+ and 9+, they have fielder's in the circle as in power play and allowing set batsmen to go over the top very easily and conceding easy boundaries with minimum risk for hitting the ball in the air."

15.3

Gomez to Pathan, FOUR, bad, bad ball, it was a full-toss, on his pads and with the fine-leg up inside the circle, gets some bat on it and it flies to the fence for a four

15.4

Gomez to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and adjusts his line well to outside the off stump, pushed through to deep cover for a single

15.5

Gomez to ten Doeschate, OUT, again on his pads and that's gone, run-out! it was on the middle-stump, was looking to flick it away and gets it to short fine-leg, the fielder was standing at the edge of the circle, the throw comes in hard and flat and the batsman is way down the track, Pathan has already refused his call for a single and there goes number four

RN ten Doeschate run out 42 (51m 30b 4x4 1x6) SR: 140.00

Time-out.

15.6

Gomez to Tiwary, no run, slower one and swinging away from the bat, pushes it to the covers

End of over 16 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 127/4 (44 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 7.93, RRR: 11.00)

    • MK Tiwary 0 (1b)
    • YK Pathan 56 (37b 6x4 1x6)
    • RV Gomez 1-0-5-0
    • AG Murtaza 4-0-34-0

BK with the ball.

16.1

Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, outside the off stump, wider too and he looks to drill it over the off side, gets a bit of a slice on it and it lobs up over Yuvraj at point, was in the air for a long time

16.2

Kumar to Tiwary, OUT, gone, Tiwary's gone caught and they have lost their fifth now! was on a length, it was swinging this at this late stage of the innings, was looking to heave over the long-on fielder, gets it on the bottom of the bat and it's gone straight to the fielder

MK Tiwary c MK Pandey b Kumar 0 (5m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

16.3

Kumar to Das, FOUR, through point for a four, it was a length delivery and cracks it away, Yuvraj was quite inside the circle beats his left hand

16.4

Kumar to Das, no run, slower one this time, was looking to open the face of the bat and guide it down to third-man, misses

16.5

Kumar to Das, 1 run, fuller outside the off stump and driven through to deep covers for a single

16.6

Kumar to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length, and slower too, punched down to long-on for a single, the batsman wanted a second but was sent back

End of over 17 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 134/5 (37 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.88, RRR: 12.33)

    • YK Pathan 58 (39b 6x4 1x6)
    • DB Das 5 (3b 1x4)
    • B Kumar 3-0-18-1
    • RV Gomez 1-0-5-0

Kapil: "Bad from Pathan... at the end of the innings, you have to be on look out for singles.. he could have made it.. RTD could have been handy, when big hits are needed the most.. Pathan is the one, who can win it for KKR from here and he has to now.."

17.1

Parnell to Pathan, FOUR, crashed through the covers for a four, it was outside the off stump from round the stumps and it comes on as a full-toss, cracked away to the boundary

17.2

Parnell to Pathan, SIX, short, angling in and that's been hit over the backward square-leg area for a six, it was in his arc and he almost gave it the direction there

17.3

Parnell to Pathan, FOUR, top edged over the short fine-leg fielder for a four, this was another shorter one from the bowler and he was never in control of that pull, gets a top edge and easily beats the fielder inside the circle, bounces away for a four

17.4

Parnell to Pathan, no run, back to over the wicket and outside the off stump, fuller and he was trying to drill it through the covers, beats the outside edge of the bat

Vatsala Goyal: "It wouldn't be a team led by Gauti if we didn't see a completely unnecessary run out, now would it? ;)"

17.5

Parnell to Pathan, OUT, whoa, what happened there! it was dug out by Pathan and he wanted to go away for a single, the non-striker wasn't coming through, the batsman was very close to where the ball was on the pitch, the bowler was trying to get close to it, Pathan taps it away with his foot, there was a definite obstruction and the question there is whether it was deliberate or not! Third umpire is having a look at it and wow, the umpire has given it out, looked more on the side of it being deliberate than inadvertent there, but YP isn't happy, he waits for a long, long time, much like Inzy Haq would after getting bowled.

YK Pathan obstructing the field 72 (70m 44b 8x4 2x6) SR: 163.63

Pathan continues to gesticulate in anger in the dugout.

17.6

Parnell to Das, 1 run, full-toss and that's absolutely smashed back to the non-striker's end where the stumps are scattered by the shot, single for the batsman

End of over 18 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 149/6 (22 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.27, RRR: 11.00)

    • DB Das 6 (4b 1x4)
    • R Bhatia 0 (0b)
    • WD Parnell 4-0-34-2
    • B Kumar 3-0-18-1
18.1

Kumar to Das, 1 run, outside the off stump and that's drilled down to the deep cover for a single

18.2

Kumar to Bhatia, no run, fuller outside the off stump, and he was looking to drill it away, beats the batsman

18.3

Kumar to Bhatia, no run, and beats him yet again, outside the off stump, again very full and beats the outside edge, cannot get any bat

18.4

Kumar to Bhatia, no run, beaten again, was looking to dig it away but no bat on it yet again

18.5

Kumar to Bhatia, 2 runs, fuller outside the off and he gets it away straight this time, rolls over to the right of the long-off fielder and they are able to come back for the second

18.6

Kumar to Bhatia, 1 run, full-toss, trying hard to keep it up to the bat, was looking to pull it away, gets it as far as deep mid-wicket for a single

End of over 19 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 153/6 (18 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 8.05, RRR: 18.00)

    • R Bhatia 3 (5b)
    • DB Das 7 (5b 1x4)
    • B Kumar 4-0-22-1
    • WD Parnell 4-0-34-2

Pratyush Pushkar: "As much as I dont like YP, that was not deliberate. Look carefully, YP was looking at Das asking him to run !"

Sahaj: "i wonder why they are not considering that first Parnell hold the hand of Pathan then he kicked the ball."

Jury: "That did look deliberate, if you kick the ball by mistake its normally using the front of your leg. This was a classic way how a footballer would kick a ball.."

Karguvel: "This is not the football game. You shouldn't tackle the opponent :P"

Abhinav: "Pathan needs to stop whining. The TV replay is more revealing than he realizes!"

19.1

Mathews to Bhatia, no run, wide outside the off stump, he was moving towards the ball and despite being outside that line, it's not wide enough to be called a wide

19.2

Mathews to Bhatia, 2 runs, fuller outside the off stump and he looks to hit it over the fielder at long-on, gets a single to the wide fielder, come back for the second and the throw is a pretty bad one

19.3

Mathews to Bhatia, FOUR, whoa, full-toss with the square-leg inside the circle, he was looking to pull it away and the mistimed shot goes away for a four

19.4

Mathews to Bhatia, 1 run, OUT, outside the off stump, and he has sliced it over to deep cover, there was an easy two there but the batsman at the striker's end did not want to, he tries to get back to the non-striker's end and despite hitting the stumps with his body, Mathews seems to have uprooted the stumps with the ball in his hands. The third ump has been called to adjudicate that one and it's out!

R Bhatia run out 10 (9m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11

19.5

Mathews to Das, 1 run, a low full-toss outside the off stump and the only thing he can do is to hit it straight to the long-on fielder for a single

19.6

Mathews to Senanayake, 2 runs, another full-toss that's hit to wide long-on for a couple of runs, that means that Pune have finally won the game but more vitally, KKR have crashed out of the competition

Pune started well with the ball, then Pathan and Tendo brought KKR back into the game before Tendo got out. Pathan could have still them through given that he had batted very well till then. Suddenly there was an obstruction in the field from Pathan and with it went out their chances of making it to the playoffs.

Presentation quotes:

Gambhir: Tough pill to swallow. The way Pathan was going we should have won the game. Pretty freak dismissal, not seen it in my career, but I don't know. We haven't played good cricket, not been consistent enough.

Finch: We have played some good cricket throughout the tournament but haven't been able to get over the line. We are happy to knock KKR off given that we had nothing else to play for tonight.

Manish Pandey is the man of the match: It feels great after losing nine games. We could not do as we expected as a team but happy today.

That's it from this game, shuffle across to the live coverage of the blockbuster, Mumbai and Rajasthan.

End of over 20 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 163/7 (8 runs required)

    • SMSM Senanayake 2 (1b)
    • DB Das 8 (6b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 3-0-25-0
    • B Kumar 4-0-22-1
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