Indian Premier League, 72nd match: Sunrisers Hyderabad v Kolkata Knight Riders at Hyderabad (Deccan), May 19, 2013
Sunrisers Hyderabad won by 5 wickets (with 7 balls remaining)
19 May 2013 - night match (20-over match)

The fielders are out in the middle and the KKR openers, Gambhir and Bisla are following them out. Gambhir and Mishra have a friendly conversation on their way, a rare smile on the KKR captain's face.

prakash: "In Aus, Kohli scored a big hundred against SL, then SL lost against Aus and India didnt make it to the finals. Same thing hpnd in Bangladesh in Asia cup against SL and India didnt make it. Yesterday Kohli scored big, what will happen today?"

7.50 pm

Arun: "@suneer...what was that comment abt 'pathan self goal' ? did I miss something?" He was referring to the Pathan obstruction on field dismissal from the previous game.

sasa: "so how diplomatic was Gambhir's reply..? did he reply..?" He said he hadn't seen anything like that before and KKR would have won had he stayed on. Didn't comment on whether or not he thought it was right.

Karthik.S: "I just love the commitment of White..he is always my to go player...cannot forget T20 semi with Pakistan.. his huge inside out sixes were mighty pleasing to watch!!!"

7.30 pm, Toss

Should be on it in a couple of moments. White's at the toss. Rameez Raja asks Gambhir how was it for Pathan to score an own-goal.

Gambhir has won the toss and Kolkata will bat first. Gambhir wants to bat freely which is why he wants to bat. White wanted to bat too.

Kolkata have made five changes but much like most of the tournament, Gambhir thinks he has a quality side to replace them. Morgan, Dogra, Abdulla, Sangwan and Shami have made it to the side. Ishant Sharma misses out for Hyderabad. Anand Rajan comes in for him.

7.28 pm

Hello, hello, the 72nd, the last game of the IPL league stage this season and it's a vital one for Hyderabad. A win here against Kolkata will put them through to the playoffs. A defeat will end their tournament and Bangalore will make it to the last-four. Who will it be tonight? Suneer Chowdhary to take you through this one.

0.1

Steyn to Bisla, no run, within the stumps and on a good length, swinging it away from Bisla and he defends it back to the off side

0.2

Steyn to Bisla, FOUR, short and wide and it's driven away through the covers for a four, was in the air for some time but is able to get it in the gap there

0.3

Steyn to Bisla, no run, short of length on the off stump, again there's bit of swing away and defended off the back foot

0.4

Steyn to Bisla, no run, bouncer this time and it's rather high, he does not have too many difficulties going under that one

0.5

Steyn to Bisla, 1 run, and after that bouncer comes the fuller delivery, he did not get too much on the front foot, gets bit of his bat to mid-on for a single

0.6

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump, shorter in length and lets it go through to the keeper this time

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • G Gambhir 0 (1b)
    • MS Bisla 5 (5b 1x4)
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0

Rajan to share the new ball.

1.1

Anand Rajan to Bisla, no run, shorter in length, some pace on it too, 137 km/hr, defended off the back foot to the leg side

1.2

Anand Rajan to Bisla, no run, shorter in length yet again, slightly slower, 125.3 km/hr, did not come on and he was looking to play it through the covers, just falls short of the short cover fielder

1.3

Anand Rajan to Bisla, FOUR, up and over and beats the mid-off fielder, it on a length and he carves it over mid-off for a four, his second for the night

1.4

Anand Rajan to Bisla, no run, shorter in length and opens the face of the bat to the point fielder

Sid: "Its a shame that one of Gayle and Steyn will miss out on the playoffs. Both have been the lynchpin of their respective sides."

1.5

Anand Rajan to Bisla, no run, length ball outside the off stump, 129.9 km/hr and pushed to the short cover fielder

1.6

Anand Rajan to Bisla, 1 run, nipped back into the batsman, tapped away to the leg side and they are off for a quick single

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 10/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • MS Bisla 10 (11b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 0 (1b)
    • Anand Rajan 1-0-5-0
    • DW Steyn 1-0-5-0
2.1

Steyn to Bisla, 5 wides, very, very poor ball from Steyn, it seemed to have got stuck in his hand, pushes it down the leg side and it goes further down for five wides

2.1

Steyn to Bisla, no run, gets back his line does Steyn, and it's on a length too, pushes it to the off side

2.2

Steyn to Bisla, 1 run, trying to cramp for room, he tucks it away to the leg side for a single

2.3

Steyn to Gambhir, no run, only the second ball for GG and he carefully defends the length delivery to the off side

2.4

Steyn to Gambhir, 1 run, outside edge and it rushes through to third-man for a single this time to get off the mark

2.5

Steyn to Bisla, no run, bouncer and a good one at that! gets the batsman to sway away from it, which was well done too!

2.6

Steyn to Bisla, no run, and another one, bouncer and Bisla does not have anything to do with it, sways away again that leads to Steyn asking him to have a go at it

End of over 3 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 17/0 (RR: 5.66)

    • MS Bisla 11 (15b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 1 (3b)
    • DW Steyn 2-0-12-0
    • Anand Rajan 1-0-5-0

Rohan Garg: "Not sure whether Samantray is chatting about match or being ragged(healthy) by Sunil Gavaskar and Ramiz Raza ! :D Funny ! :D Now they are asking him to choose between K.Srikant and Laxman"

3.1

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 2 runs, slower one on the off stump and pats it to point for a quick single, Sammy has a shy at the stumps and he misses, which allows them to return for the second

3.2

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length, 128.9 km/hr, pushes through to the extra-cover fielder

3.3

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, no run, swing away from the batsman this time, it was on a length and he was looking to play it behind point for a single, the bit of swing beat him

3.4

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, no run, and now he goes down the track but misses, almost a yorker-length ball and fails to squeeze it through

3.5

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length and they are off for a quick, but a risky single, White fields well and has a throw at the striker's end, misses the direct hit but he was probably home anyway.

3.6

Anand Rajan to Bisla, no run, ooh, both could have got out there, short of length and he was looking to pull it away, does not come off the middle and falls just short of mid-wicket who then has a shy at the non-striker's end where GG is far down the pitch, misses again

End of over 4 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 20/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • MS Bisla 11 (16b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 4 (8b)
    • Anand Rajan 2-0-8-0
    • DW Steyn 2-0-12-0

Perera with the ball.

Daniel: "I am going to get a lot of hate for this but honestly each on these IPL I never seen Gayle perform in big match situation. It's always Kohli who been performing constantly. I rather see Gayle get 30-40 every match than get 100 and scores low for the next 5 matches. This is where Hussey is ahead of Gayle. He always provides at least 30-40 runs each game which provides a good foundation and dhoni can come in the end and finish everything off."

4.1

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length and flicked away to short fine-leg for a single.

4.2

Perera to Bisla, FOUR, very loose ball, on his pads and with the fine-leg up inside the circle that's not the best delivery, he has a swing at it and gets a four over the short fine-leg fielder

4.3

Perera to Bisla, OUT, top-edged and caught! it was a short of length delivery alright, but slightly outside the off stump and he was looking to slog it over mid-wicket, gets a top edge and it's gone up and down for White to complete an easy catch at short cover

MS Bisla c White b Perera 15 (21m 18b 3x4 0x6) SR: 83.33

4.4

Perera to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length and cramping him for room , works it away to short fine-leg for a single

4.5

Perera to Kallis, no run, shortish in length and at 133 km/hr, he's rooted on his crease and defends to the off side

4.6

Perera to Kallis, 1 run, length ball outside off and he manages to nurdle it away to fine-leg for a single

End of over 5 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 27/1 (RR: 5.40)

    • JH Kallis 1 (2b)
    • G Gambhir 6 (10b)
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-7-1
    • Anand Rajan 2-0-8-0
5.1

Anand Rajan to Kallis, no run, outside the off stump and drives it well but straight to the cover fielder

shan: "Daniel, nothing wrong with that comment, but they r different players... in a team, u need all types, all kinds for all scenarios..."

Arif: "@Daniel, off course Gayle is a human, do you want him to play in league matches as well as in playoffs, if yes then there is no need to remaining 10 players, because he can bowl too..."

5.2

Anand Rajan to Kallis, 1 run, shorter in length but a slower one, opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

Teshan Senaratne: "Having Ananda Rajan in for Ishant may be a blessing in disguise"

5.3

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 2 runs, finally something off the middle of the bat for GG, he was looking to go down the track, gets it ful and smacks it over through mid-on for a couple

5.4

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 1 wide, down the leg side that one, swinging further down for a wide

5.4

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 1 wide, on his pads yet again and for the second time in a row that's called a wide

Rajan has a problem with his shoe(s). A hold-up.

TommyC: "@daniel - But gayle performed in a big match situation only yesterday?? scored 25+ plus run at a rate of 190 - he wasnt there best performer that of course was kohli but he certainly didnt under perform."

Kamau: "To Daniel: both Gayle and Hussey have failed to reach 30 four times in their last 10 IPL Matches. Kohli has failed to reach 30 six times. So much for supposed 'consistency'..."

5.4

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length and outside the off stump, guides it straight to point this time

Ruchit V: "You have to look at the team combination, Daniel. CSK normally have 9 batsmen. RCB mostly relies on Gayle, Kohli and ABD! So yes, 30s and 40s will not help... At least one of these guys need to get 70+ score (unless it is an 8 over match)."

5.5

Anand Rajan to Gambhir, 1 run, dropped at short cover! it was a difficult chance alright, he was looking to go over the off side and get its to White's left who jumps up high and gets one hand to it

5.6

Anand Rajan to Kallis, no run, shorter in length and tapped to the off side but not for runs

End of over 6 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 33/1 (RR: 5.50)

    • JH Kallis 2 (5b)
    • G Gambhir 9 (13b)
    • Anand Rajan 3-0-14-0
    • NLTC Perera 1-0-7-1
6.1

Sammy to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length and on the middle stump, 123.7 km/hr, flicked away to the leg side

6.2

Sammy to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length and he looks to force it through the off side, straight to the point fielder

Vinay Todi: "Rajan knew it was Fergie time. So he stopped as a mark of respect and to allow his followers to view him final time walking out of the tunnel :("

6.3

Sammy to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller on the middle and driven straight down to long-on for a single

6.4

Sammy to Kallis, no run, shorter in length and just does not come on too quickly, patted back to the bowler

6.5

Sammy to Kallis, FOUR, shorter in length and that's been misfielded by Vihari at deep square-leg, rolls over for four, Kallis was moving away and went for the pull

6.6

Sammy to Kallis, FOUR, whoa, what a shot, Kallis has tried to slog sweep it away and gets only an inside edge through the keeper for a four

End of over 7 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 42/1 (RR: 6.00)

    • JH Kallis 10 (8b 2x4)
    • G Gambhir 10 (16b)
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-0
    • Anand Rajan 3-0-14-0

Mishra with the ball.

Navin Adhikari: "To tell Gayle has not performed for RCB is like saying Carbon atoms have no roles in the making of diamond."

ksmk: "I do not understand Gambhir's concept of batting free. Does it mean not worry about result? He is a saint."

7.1

Mishra to Gambhir, OUT, shorter in length and Gambhir has been run-out here! how often have we seen this, Gambhir has cut the ball to the point fielder and started running, Kallis did not want the run and by the time the batsman realises this, he is already half the way down the track, the throw's at the striker end and Parthiv whips 'em off

G Gambhir run out 10 (37m 17b 0x4 0x6) SR: 58.82

Eoin Morgan at four.

7.2

Mishra to Morgan, 1 run, shorter in length and slightly spin back into the batsman, pushes it down the ground for a single

7.3

Mishra to Kallis, 3 runs, not too much turn on that one, was on a length and he cuts it away and gets it through short third-man, well fielded by Vihari, who sprints after it and dives well

7.4

Mishra to Morgan, 1 run, on a length and tapped down to long-on for a single

7.5

Mishra to Kallis, no run, straighter one and on the off stump, pushed to the off side, the point fielder runs in, Morgan wanted the single but is sent back, the shy at the stumps misses

7.6

Mishra to Kallis, no run, outside edge missed, was looking to drive it straight but misses

End of over 8 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 47/2 (RR: 5.87)

    • JH Kallis 13 (11b 2x4)
    • EJG Morgan 2 (2b)
    • A Mishra 1-0-5-0
    • DJG Sammy 1-0-9-0
8.1

Sharma to Morgan, FOUR, shot, he's just come in to bat and he plays the reverse stroke, was fuller and a leggie, hits it against the turn and gets a four through point

8.2

Sharma to Morgan, no run, loud appeal for lbw, and that's given notout, was probably high, was looking to sweep that one and missed

8.3

Sharma to Morgan, no run, and now looks to chip it away, gets some pad again and another appeal, but this wasn't out

8.4

Sharma to Morgan, 1 run, fuller and tipped away to the leg side for a single

8.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, ooh, turn, slow one at that which allows Kallis to adjust his stroke but still hits his pads, excellent delivery that

8.6

Sharma to Kallis, no run, and now a quicker one, straighter one, tapped back to the bowler who runs to his right and fields well

End of over 9 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 52/2 (RR: 5.77)

    • JH Kallis 13 (13b 2x4)
    • EJG Morgan 7 (6b 1x4)
    • KV Sharma 1-0-5-0
    • A Mishra 1-0-5-0

Time-out time

karthikeyan: "i still laugh at times when i realize that Gayle actually went unsold in ipl auction !"

Jose: "Morgan & "reverse" strokes are inseparable. More often than not, he gets it right!"

9.1

Mishra to Morgan, 1 run, straighter one and on his pads, tapped to the leg side for a single, they want to come back for the second and apply pressure on the fielder too, but well done

9.2

Mishra to Kallis, no run, fuller on the off stump, bit of turn away but defended to the off side

9.3

Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, the googly from Mishra and on the off stump, slog-driven down to long-on for a single

9.4

Mishra to Morgan, 1 run, shorter in length and tapped to the long-on fielder for a single

9.5

Mishra to Kallis, no run, stops at the last moment in his action and he defends it this time

9.6

Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, flatter one hit down to long off for a single

End of over 10 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 56/2 (RR: 5.60)

    • JH Kallis 15 (17b 2x4)
    • EJG Morgan 9 (8b 1x4)
    • A Mishra 2-0-9-0
    • KV Sharma 1-0-5-0
10.1

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, fuller from the leggie and it's swept away square for a couple of runs

10.2

Sharma to Kallis, no run, pitches it right up to the bat with bit of turn away from him who pushes it to the point area

10.3

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, sweeps away this time to one that's slightly closer to him, goes to fine-leg for a single

10.4

Sharma to Morgan, OUT, gone, lbw, was looking to sweep it away but missed! was slightly slower from the bowler, the batsman was looking to slog it away, but he's played it too quickly there and missed, the ball sneaks through and hits the front pad and the umpire this time gives him

EJG Morgan lbw b Sharma 9 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Priyashrav: "@karthikeyan Actually,the issue at that time was Gayle's availability as West Indies were to play an international series during that IPL. But yeah,I get your point."

10.5

Sharma to Pathan, no run, gets his bat and pads forward and wants to defend, it a quickish googly and hits the pads

10.6

Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, lot fuller from him and he slogs it over the in-field, the long-on runs across to his right to field it

End of over 11 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 60/3 (RR: 5.45)

    • YK Pathan 1 (2b)
    • JH Kallis 18 (20b 2x4)
    • KV Sharma 2-0-9-1
    • A Mishra 2-0-9-0
11.1

Mishra to Pathan, 2 runs, he was looking to throw the kitchen sink there, was floated up to him too, but the wrong 'un beats the stroke and the inside edge travels to fine-leg after missing the stumps

11.2

Mishra to Pathan, no run, fuller and gets his bat and pad out and defends it back

11.3

Mishra to Pathan, 1 run, shorter, wider and he cuts it but the lack of pace disturbs his timing, it's in the air en route the deep cover fielder

11.4

Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, floats it up again and spins away, pushed to the off side for a single

11.5

Mishra to Pathan, 1 run, that's quite full this time and tucked away to the leg side for a single

11.6

Mishra to Kallis, 1 run, fullish from Mishra and caressed down to long-on for a single

End of over 12 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 66/3 (RR: 5.50)

    • JH Kallis 20 (22b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 5 (6b)
    • A Mishra 3-0-15-0
    • KV Sharma 2-0-9-1
12.1

Perera to Kallis, 1 run, short of length and he swivel-pulls it to deep square-leg for a single

12.2

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, well played by Pathan, was a shorter one, slight width to guide it through the fine third-man region, the fielder Mishra makes a dive but is too far

12.3

Perera to Pathan, no run, closer to the stumps this time, was on the off stump and defended to the off side

12.4

Perera to Pathan, 2 runs, short of length and he pulls it away to deep square-leg, Steyn comes around to his right and then misfields, they come back for the second

12.5

Perera to Pathan, no run, short of length outside the off stump and cuts it to the point fielder

JJ: "Does anybody know what the pitch is like?" There's been turn for both spinners and not quite an easy one for the batsmen yet.

12.6

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, shorter outside the off stump, opens the face to steer it down to third-man

End of over 13 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 74/3 (RR: 5.69)

    • YK Pathan 12 (11b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 21 (23b 2x4)
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-15-1
    • A Mishra 3-0-15-0
13.1

Sharma to Pathan, FOUR, umpire-killer, had that hit Rauf, he would have been in trouble, it was hit with some brute force and straight, Rauf ducks for cover and it seeps through to the fence

13.2

Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, on his pads, tapped away to the leg side for a single

13.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, slows it down, shorter and he wants to cut it away, straight to the backward point fielder

13.4

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, fuller on the middle stump and driven down to wide long-on for a single

13.5

Sharma to Pathan, no run, wow, what turn, lot of it and at good pace, grips from the leg-stump line and almost squares him up.

13.6

Sharma to Pathan, no run, pushed to the leg side and not for runs again, end of another good over

End of over 14 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 80/3 (RR: 5.71)

    • YK Pathan 17 (15b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 22 (25b 2x4)
    • KV Sharma 3-0-15-1
    • NLTC Perera 2-0-15-1

Meanwhile Manchester United have gone 3-0 up in Sir Alex's last game as their manager.

14.1

Perera to Kallis, 1 leg bye, was walking down the track and gets hit on the pads, there's an appeal for it but the impact was outside the off stump

14.2

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length and tapped to the off side for a single

Paresh: "SRH missing a trick here. Should have given Steyn a go at Pathan. We all know his weakness against pace. His innings could be decisive blow to their chance of qualifying for play offs."

14.3

Perera to Kallis, 1 run, slower one from the back of the hands, opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third-man for a single

14.4

Perera to Pathan, FOUR, poor ball on his pads and easily glanced away to a very fine, fine-leg for a four

14.5

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, shorter in length but outside the off stump, cuts it to third-man for a single

14.6

Perera to Kallis, 1 run, slower one and he wants to get across to outside the off stump and flick it away but does not beat the short fine-leg fielder, only a single

End of over 15 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 89/3 (RR: 5.93)

    • JH Kallis 24 (28b 2x4)
    • YK Pathan 23 (18b 3x4)
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-23-1
    • KV Sharma 3-0-15-1

Sanket Kumar: "Was this Manchester United commented intented to invoke Pathan's goal scoring abilities on a cricket field?" Now that I think of it, one of those three goals was an own-goal too.

15.1

Steyn to Kallis, OUT, gone, caught, Steyn has countryman Kallis! was on his pads, was quick too and he was looking to flick it over the deep square-leg region, gets bit of an edge and goes straight to the fielder at the fence

JH Kallis c Dhawan b Steyn 24 (50m 29b 2x4 0x6) SR: 82.75

Tendo's come in

15.2

Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, short of length and very quick, gets his bat down quite late and the inside edge runs to the leg side for a single

15.3

Steyn to ten Doeschate, 4 leg byes, down the leg side and that's been flicked off his pads for a four, the line wasn't the best from the bowler

15.4

Steyn to ten Doeschate, no run, short of length outside the off stump, wanted to cut it away but misses

15.5

Steyn to ten Doeschate, no run, short of length yet again, 141 km/hr and the batsman has to get back quickly and then defended back to the bowler

15.6

Steyn to ten Doeschate, 1 run, fast and furious and Tendo knows nothing about it! it was a bouncer and very close to the body, took his eyes off it and it hits him some place and rolls over to the leg side

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 95/4 (RR: 5.93)

    • RN ten Doeschate 1 (4b)
    • YK Pathan 24 (19b 3x4)
    • DW Steyn 3-0-14-1
    • NLTC Perera 3-0-23-1
16.1

Mishra to ten Doeschate, OUT, he's gone, lbw to a googly that he fails to read! he's had a torrid time tonight has Tendo, first against Steyn and now to Mishra, was looking to cut the ball which came in to him and his bat was as far from the ball as Kolkata is from the playoffs, misses it and given out

RN ten Doeschate lbw b Mishra 1 (7m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 20.00

16.2

Mishra to Dogra, no run, not-out this time but the appeal was as loud as the previous one, was a wrong 'un and he was looking to defend at it, gets an inside edge on to the back pad

16.3

Mishra to Dogra, 1 run, shorter on his pads and tucked away to the leg side for a single

16.4

Mishra to Pathan, 1 run, fuller on the off stump line, driven straight to long-off for a single

16.5

Mishra to Dogra, 1 run, very short, very wide and he cuts it straight to White at short cover, the captain misfields with the ball going through his hands

16.6

Mishra to Pathan, 2 runs, slog through the mid-wicket area for a couple of runs to bring up their 100 with three to go

End of over 17 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 100/5 (RR: 5.88)

    • YK Pathan 27 (21b 3x4)
    • P Dogra 2 (3b)
    • A Mishra 4-0-20-1
    • DW Steyn 3-0-14-1
17.1

Perera to Dogra, 1 run, on a length and wants to slog it but can only hit it straight to long-on for only a single

17.2

Perera to Pathan, 1 run, slower one that's pitched right up to the bat, again a slog goes to the deep mid-wicket fielder

Prabhu: "If Mishra can do that, wonder what Sunil Narine can do!!!"

17.3

Perera to Dogra, no run, and back of the hand slower one from the bowler this time, around 100 km/hr and it neither gets to the batman nor bounces, beats the edge

17.4

Perera to Dogra, 2 runs, slower one again and this is a lot fuller, he checks his stroke and then hits it over the extra-cover, Vihari is first befuddled by the turn on it at the boundary but recovers well to field it

Loki: "Oh! I see what Yousuf trying....he is doing Gayle here :) trying to play slow and hit it later."

17.5

Perera to Dogra, 1 leg bye, short of length and angling into the batsman, was looking to pull it away, misses and there's an inevitable shout for an lbw, given not-out

17.6

Perera to Pathan, SIX, shot, shot, shot! He's been tonked over the bowler's head for a huge six, when he hit it, it looked to have have come off the edge and seemed to have gone up really high but it soon clears the fence and with much ease

End of over 18 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 111/5 (RR: 6.16)

    • YK Pathan 34 (23b 3x4 1x6)
    • P Dogra 5 (7b)
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-33-1
    • A Mishra 4-0-20-1
18.1

Steyn to Dogra, OUT, and now he's hit it straight to long-on, caught! was a fuller one and slightly slower too, looks to hit it in the air but does not time it too well, straight to Perera, another one's bitten the dust

P Dogra c Perera b Steyn 5 (9m 8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 62.50

18.2

Steyn to Pathan, 2 runs, short and wide and he wants to cut it away, gets it higher than farther and it's been hit in the area between the point fielder running back and the third-man and sweeper running towards the ball

18.3

Steyn to Pathan, no run, bouncer in the 19th over, fast and one that's at 147 km/hr, Pathan did well to get under that one!

18.4

Steyn to Pathan, SIX, and now Pathan replies in his own style, short of length outside the off stump and he's been thwacked over mid-wicket for a six! And then Pathan gets both his hands up in the air and applauds his own shot!

18.5

Steyn to Pathan, 1 run, and now he opens the face of the bat and guides it to third-man for a single

Lot of spice in that contest, Steyn was looking to applaud at Pathan, probably in jest, who then asks the bowler to focus on his bowling instead. Umpire needs to intervene.

18.6

Steyn to Narine, 1 run, short of length and cuts it away to the deep third-man for a single

End of over 19 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 121/6 (RR: 6.36)

    • SP Narine 1 (1b)
    • YK Pathan 43 (27b 3x4 2x6)
    • DW Steyn 4-0-24-2
    • NLTC Perera 4-0-33-1
19.1

Anand Rajan to Narine, OUT, whoa, what a catch, low down at point, that's taken Narine out of the equation, was outside the off and pitched up, he slices it to the fielder, Perera takes a good one...but wait a minute, that's a no-ball now, is it? One angle suggested it was, but the other one says it wasn't! Given out!

SP Narine c Perera b Anand Rajan 1 (6m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

Priyanshu: "@Loki : And Pathan seems to be doing a Gayle perfectly this time!"

Shubham Agarwal: "Why oh why did Narine take a single of the last ball. Pathan should have told him to stay!"

19.2

Anand Rajan to Iqbal Abdulla, no run, outside the off stump, very full, wants to crash it away, misses

19.3

Anand Rajan to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and driven down to long-on for a single only

19.4

Anand Rajan to Pathan, 1 leg bye, was looking to slog it away but a slower ball that and beats the bat, hits the pads, was going down the leg side this time

19.5

Anand Rajan to Iqbal Abdulla, 1 run, too wide outside the off but he does not let it go, has a dab at it and runs across to third-man for a single

19.6

Anand Rajan to Pathan, SIX, it's on a length, a slower one and Pathan only swings it away, stands and delivers as they say and it's gone over long-on for a six! what a way to end the innings!

131 is about the scores that they have been getting all season here. The equation is simply put for the Sunrisers, get to 131 and win the last playoffs berth. Can they? Back in 10 as I grab a quick sandwich.

End of over 20 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 130/7

    • YK Pathan 49 (29b 3x4 3x6)
    • Iqbal Abdulla 2 (3b)
    • Anand Rajan 4-0-22-1
    • DW Steyn 4-0-24-2
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