Indian Premier League, 34th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Kolkata, Apr 4, 2010
Kings XI Punjab won by 8 wickets (with 10 balls remaining)
4 April 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

Right, time to hit some balls. Sourav Ganguly to face Irfan Pthan. Before we go, here is a confirmation from Alistair that Hopes is indeed injured: "I can confirm that James Hopes is injured and is not participating in this year's IPL. He was quite disappointed to miss it because he was hoping to show some good T20 form before the world cup."

Baiju has a good question here. "Is James Hopes not part of KXIP this year...?" I can only hope he is injured and not overlooked. Simon complains from Leeds: "ITV have bought the right to the IPL, but instead of showing live coverage today they are showing soap opera repeats and Carry On films all day. I hope Mr Modi doesn't let them buy coverage rights again. Disgraceful, ruined my Sunday" Gareth joins in: "I agree with Simon. In Australia One HD have the rights. The other day, they showed a replay of an AFL (Australian Football League) match which had been shown live 3hrs earlier. We want cricket!!" Maybe IPL is not big a hit in Australia and England?

Toss Sourav Ganguly has won the toss and decided to bat. Big news: no McCullum in for Kolkata. The only change for them is Mohnish Parmar going out for Jaydev Unadkat.

And if Punjab haven't had enough bad luck so far, Shaun Marsh has hurt his back in the warm-up, and Mahela Jayawardene takes his place. Also Brett Lee and Sreesanth have been left out, in favour of Juan Theron and Ramesh Powar, making it three spinners in the side, which is why they would have badly wanted to bat first.

3.20pm Match No. 34 is upon us. Hello and welcome. Big match for Kolkata Knight Riders' semi-final aspirations: they will want two points off a team that everybody is beating. Kings XI Punjab, though, are still theoretically alive. They will want to stay thus by the end of this match. Toss in 10 minutes

0.1

Pathan to Ganguly, no run, swing, lovely swing, starts leg and ends up middle, but how long can he keep getting it? That IKP's swing ends in one or two overs is one of Indian cricket's bigger tragedies of the last decade

0.2

Pathan to Ganguly, no run, slightly shorter, outside off, gets a bottom edge

0.3

Pathan to Ganguly, 1 wide, looks for more swing and this goes on with the angle, way down the leg side

0.3

Pathan to Ganguly, FOUR, crashed past mid-off, makes a bit of room by clearing the front leg a bit, and then punishes a length ball sans swing

0.4

Pathan to Ganguly, no run, goes for the square-drive this time, can't beat point

0.5

Pathan to Ganguly, no run, shorter delivery, cut away, reaches Mahela at short point on a half-volley

0.6

Pathan to Ganguly, FOUR, sweetly timed, swing is gone, and he pitches up on the pads, and Ganguly meets the ball elegantly, placing it wide of mid-on

End of over 1 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 9/0 (RR: 9.00)

    • SC Ganguly 8 (6b 2x4)
    • CH Gayle 0 (0b)
    • IK Pathan 1-0-9-0

Ramesh Powar to bowl. Lovely contest in the offing if Powar is at his best

1.1

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, flighted on the pads, Gayle sweeps it for a single

1.2

Powar to Ganguly, 1 wide, tossed up way down the leg side, too full to spin back

1.2

Powar to Ganguly, 1 run, tosses it up even more, Ganguly charges down, ends up yorking himself

1.3

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, again flighted outside leg, and Gayle plays a sweep for another single

1.4

Powar to Ganguly, no run, closer to the leg stump, flatter too, Ganguly defends

1.5

Powar to Ganguly, FOUR, nicely hit, makes room, and cuts it from way outside leg stump, through point, and with the line he is bowling all deep fielders are on the on side

1.6

Powar to Ganguly, no run, fuller this time, Ganguly looks to sweep but is hit on the pad

End of over 2 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 17/0 (RR: 8.50)

    • SC Ganguly 13 (10b 3x4)
    • CH Gayle 2 (2b)
    • RR Powar 1-0-8-0
    • IK Pathan 1-0-9-0

Shalabh Srivastava replaces Irfan

2.1

Srivastava to Gayle, no run, starts full and around off, slightly it holds its line, Gayle hits it with the outside half of the bat, to cover

2.2

Srivastava to Gayle, no run, back of a length, on off again, Gayle looks to drop and run, but he has hit it too much towards Shalabh

2.3

Srivastava to Gayle, FOUR, finally Gayle hits a shot in anger! Charges down at him, and even though he digs it in short, he pulls it disdainfully past midwicket

slip comes out to short midwicket

2.4

Srivastava to Gayle, no run, slower ball, 117ks, Gayle defends

2.5

Srivastava to Gayle, no run, yorker outside off, Gayle's bat hits the ground, and Bisla lets out Punjab's mandatory unconvincing appeal

2.6

Srivastava to Gayle, FOUR, swing there, and Gayle gets the outside half of the bat on the drive, the ball goes uppishly past extra cover, wide enough of a diving Piyush Chawla

End of over 3 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 25/0 (RR: 8.33)

    • CH Gayle 10 (8b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 13 (10b 3x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 1-0-8-0
    • RR Powar 1-0-8-0

Rusty Theron, fourth different bowler in four overs

3.1

Theron to Ganguly, no run, starts off with a slower one, outside off, sliced to point

3.2

Theron to Ganguly, FOUR, Theron's is not the pace to be bowling length wide of off to Ganguly who makes room and places it between cover-point and cover

3.3

Theron to Ganguly, no run, makes room and cuts from just outside off, hit on a half-volley to backward point

Dave from Australia: "Viewers are turning off IPL, that's why it's not shown live. It's because we can't stand the mid-over commercials. We can't stand commentary being replaced with 3 hours sales pitch. If we wanted all that then I would just pick-up the phone and chat to a telemarketer." I can see where he is coming from

3.4

Theron to Ganguly, 1 no ball, keeps him quiet with a straight delivery with no room, but over-steps

Free hit coming up

3.4

Theron to Ganguly, no run, and it's a nice yorker outside off, Ganguly one-bounces it to the keeper

short third and short fine up in the circle

3.5

Theron to Ganguly, no run, slower ball outside off, late-cuts it, but finds the short third man

3.6

Theron to Ganguly, 1 run, normal pace and cut away straight to deep point for a single

End of over 4 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 31/0 (RR: 7.75)

    • SC Ganguly 18 (17b 4x4)
    • CH Gayle 10 (8b 2x4)
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0
    • SJ Srivastava 1-0-8-0
4.1

Srivastava to Ganguly, FOUR, bouncer tired, hardly comes off the surface, and Ganguly pulls it with ease, making room as he does, in front of square

4.2

Srivastava to Ganguly, SIX, Dada makes the Eden go wild, what a lovely clean strike, makes room and gets under the length delivery for a straight six

Long-on out now

4.3

Srivastava to Ganguly, 2 runs, overpitched on the pads, worked to wide of Yuvraj at long-on, and they come back for two

4.4

Srivastava to Ganguly, no run, yorker turns into a low full toss, but is driven straight to extra cover

4.5

Srivastava to Ganguly, 2 runs, steals a single to midwicket, and Theron's direct-hit costs Punjab an overthrow

4.6

Srivastava to Ganguly, 1 run, gets the yorker right this time, but Ganguly manages a single to long-on

End of over 5 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 46/0 (RR: 9.20)

    • SC Ganguly 33 (23b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 10 (8b 2x4)
    • SJ Srivastava 2-0-23-0
    • J Theron 1-0-6-0

JJ: "I agree with Dave from Australia and many others. The sudden interruption of the enjoyment is taken away every minute. The constant flashing can also affect your eyes, shame!" And Sniper: "The telecast is literally a pain to the viewers. It is just one long commercial interspersed with a little bit of cricket."

5.1

Theron to Ganguly, 1 run, offcutter, steered away for a single

Praveen Goyal: "Is there a message we can convey a message to Lalit Modi directly? he is just killing IPL with so many advertisements. C'mon, have some standards. I prefer to follow it here then watch it on the tube. I can't bear the moments, maximum, catches and what not. Phew!"

5.2

Theron to Gayle, FOUR, on the pads, with fine leg up, Gayle gets the necessary amount of bat on it

5.3

Theron to Gayle, 1 run, driven wide of mid-off for a single

5.4

Theron to Ganguly, no run, slower ball, driven to extra cover

KM: "JJ, Sniper, Dave and many others. Please don't watch the IPL, if it's so painful. And if you are not interested, then you shouldn't even be on this page..." KM, as they said, they like the cricket and not the hawking, and hence they are following the "cricket" here

5.5

Theron to Ganguly, no run, full, driven straight to mid-off

5.6

Theron to Ganguly, 1 run, slower ball, full, driven to deep point

End of over 6 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 53/0 (RR: 8.83)

    • SC Ganguly 35 (27b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 15 (10b 3x4)
    • J Theron 2-0-13-0
    • SJ Srivastava 2-0-23-0

Powar comes back now. Hopefully he won't be bowling way outside leg now, as he did in his first over. AD: "Praveen isn't the only one who prefers cricinfo over watching IPL live. The level of commentary and advert will make IPL implode from within."

6.1

Powar to Ganguly, 1 run, flighted on the pads, Ganguly misses on the sweep, manages a leg-bye

6.2

Powar to Gayle, no run, at the pads again, swept straight to short fine

6.3

Powar to Gayle, no run, gives him the charge, ends up yorking himself, and hits it back to the bowler

6.4

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, flatter, punched away to deep point

6.5

Powar to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly steps out of his crease, Powar bowls flat, cramps him up too

6.6

Powar to Ganguly, no run, tosses this one up, it lands on a yorker length, and is hit back to him

End of over 7 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 55/0 (RR: 7.85)

    • SC Ganguly 36 (30b 5x4 1x6)
    • CH Gayle 16 (13b 3x4)
    • RR Powar 2-0-10-0
    • J Theron 2-0-13-0

Bopara to bowl his Chris Harrisesque dibbly dobblies now

7.1

Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, full and straight, hit down to long-on

7.2

Bopara to Ganguly, OUT, and Bopara gets a typical Harris dismissal here, 115ks, stopping at Ganguly, and a fine low return catch off this sort of leading edge by Bopara. Eat your heart out, Harry

SC Ganguly c & b Bopara 36 (31b 5x4 1x6) SR: 116.12

Tiwary is the new batsman

7.3

Bopara to Tiwary, no run, full toss, hit back to Bopara on the bounce

7.4

Bopara to Tiwary, 1 run, steered to third man to get off the mark

7.5

Bopara to Gayle, no run, length ball, hit to the right of Bopara who does the fielding

7.6

Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, driven through the covers, will get a single

So the slowness of the wicket comes in here. Spinners and Bopara-like bowlers will be the key

End of over 8 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 58/1 (RR: 7.25)

    • CH Gayle 18 (16b 3x4)
    • MK Tiwary 1 (2b)
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-1
    • RR Powar 2-0-10-0
8.1

Powar to Gayle, no run, lovely bowling, dip and turn, and slow too, at 81ks, and Gayle is made to stretch by the dip, and then is beaten by the turn away

8.2

Powar to Gayle, no run, tossed up again, yorks him, and hit back to Powar

8.3

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, overpitched on the pads, pushed to long-on for one

8.4

Powar to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary comes down to get to the pitch of the ball, and takes a single to long-on

8.5

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, gives him the charge again, and hits him one bounce to long-on

8.6

Powar to Tiwary, 1 run, full delivery, pushed down to long-on for a single

Time-out

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 62/1 (RR: 6.88)

    • MK Tiwary 3 (4b)
    • CH Gayle 20 (20b 3x4)
    • RR Powar 3-0-14-0
    • RS Bopara 1-0-3-1

M Suresh: "Cricinfo is blatantly anti IPL, probably jealous of its growth or based on the site's affiliation with ICC. The IPL fever in India is real and the ads or bad commentary are just minor blips in an otherwise great product. The IPL fever is there to stay and grow! India has taken to it like anything!! So point out the improvements but do not have an agenda to kill the product!!!Cricinfo itself knows the success of IPL and its telecast as well despite the commentary. You have to realise that IPL is a product/ brand!!" Right, we learn something new about ourselves everyday! And hence we manufacture user names and fake feedback? Thanks Suresh

JJ: "KM, Most of us love cricket and Cricinfo and that's why we are here, for your infor. It's so peaceful and also happens to be always well ahead of the tube. Thanks to cricinfo!"

9.1

Bopara to Tiwary, no run, full ball, driven crisply to extra cover

9.2

Bopara to Tiwary, 1 run, short, into the pads, worked away for a single

Thomas from the Land of Big White Cloud: "Happy to see a Chris Harris reference! Quite sure he would enjoy these type of pitches. 'Carn Harry'."

9.3

Bopara to Gayle, 2 runs, full ball, hit powerfully and wide of long-on, and comes back for two

9.4

Bopara to Gayle, 1 run, shorter this time and hit straight to long-on this time

9.5

Bopara to Tiwary, 2 runs, angled into the pads, worked away smartly square of fine leg and comes back for two

9.6

Bopara to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker outside off, digs it out for a single to point

End of over 10 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 69/1 (RR: 6.90)

    • MK Tiwary 7 (8b)
    • CH Gayle 23 (22b 3x4)
    • RS Bopara 2-0-10-1
    • RR Powar 3-0-14-0

Mike: "Can Lalit Modi please tell me why are we being shown the indian ads here in australia when not one of those products is available here? Doesn't make any sense."

10.1

Powar to Tiwary, no run, flighted around the pads, yorks him

10.2

Powar to Tiwary, 1 run, Tiwary gives him the charge again, gets too close to it, and doesn't get the elevation on this shot, and gets just a single

10.3

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle comes out of the crease again, and is not close to the pitch of it, and pushes it down to long-on

10.4

Powar to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed to long-on for another single

10.5

Powar to Gayle, no run, superbly bowled again, sees him charge down, and bowls this flat, on the pads

10.6

Powar to Gayle, SIX, Gayle doesn't give him a nice send-off at all! Sees his good spell off with a six over long-on, steps out again, gets close to the ball this time and swings cleanly

End of over 11 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 78/1 (RR: 7.09)

    • CH Gayle 30 (25b 3x4 1x6)
    • MK Tiwary 9 (11b)
    • RR Powar 4-0-23-0
    • RS Bopara 2-0-10-1

Chawla introduced now

11.1

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, starts with one pitched up outside off, and is driven down to long-on for a single

11.2

Chawla to Gayle, 1 leg bye, they are staying on Gayle's pad here, cramping him up, just a leg-bye

11.3

Chawla to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary is getting desperate here, charging out too early, and ends up yorking himself. "Superb bowling Pushy," says Bisla. Pushy is the nickname Chawla gets from Sussex where he replaced Mushtaq "Mushy" Ahmed

11.4

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, flicked away from outside off, into the leg side for one

11.5

Chawla to Gayle, FOUR, Gayle opens up, pitched up on off, and he murders it over extra cover

11.6

Chawla to Gayle, FOUR, and that's an old-fashioned, sets himself up for this flighted delivery, and gets lots of power behind this shot, and it hasn't gone too far wide of long-on, but it is too fast for the fielder to get around

End of over 12 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 89/1 (RR: 7.41)

    • CH Gayle 38 (28b 5x4 1x6)
    • MK Tiwary 11 (14b)
    • PP Chawla 1-0-10-0
    • RR Powar 4-0-23-0
12.1

Bopara to Tiwary, 1 run, stays low a touch, gets a bottom edge onto his pad as he looks to pull

12.2

Bopara to Gayle, SIX, that's the Gayle we know! He is not waiting too long today! sits back in the crease, waits for the length ball, and lofts it over midwicket

12.3

Bopara to Gayle, SIX, and again, this is gone into the construction debris! and it's 50 off 30 balls, and only about five minutes ago he was seemingly going too slow! overpitched and walloped over long-on

12.4

Bopara to Gayle, SIX, his best shot of the day! down on a knee, and goes over extra cover, beautiful

12.5

Bopara to Gayle, SIX, Bopara is getting his figures rearranged here, and in one over we have lost two balls! Kookaburra manufacturers, get a few more boxes to Kolkata! Steps down this time, and gets under a length ball again, and over long-on, into the debris. There is debris outside the playing, there is debris inside the playing field

Goes over the wicket

12.6

Bopara to Gayle, 5 wides, Oh Punjab have been destroyed here, fires in a full ball down the leg side, five wides - 30 off five balls

12.6

Bopara to Gayle, 2 wides, slower ball, wide outside leg, and this is now the most expensive over in all IPL matches

12.6

Bopara to Tiwary, 1 run, full ball, and Tiwary is Mother Teresa compared to Gayle, compassionately pushes it down to long-off for one

End of over 13 (33 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 122/1 (RR: 9.38)

    • MK Tiwary 13 (16b)
    • CH Gayle 62 (32b 5x4 5x6)
    • RS Bopara 3-0-43-1
    • PP Chawla 1-0-10-0

Irfan Pathan comes back

13.1

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, slower ball pushed down to long-on for one

13.2

Pathan to Gayle, FOUR, when it rains, it pours! Gayle clears the front leg for the big shot into the leg side, and the inside edge goes between his legs and past Bisla for four

13.3

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, nice yorker, just outside off, can't do much with those

13.4

Pathan to Tiwary, FOUR, it indeed is pouring, this time Tiwary edges a slower delivery, wide of keeper, fine of third man

13.5

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed to long-off for a single

13.6

Pathan to Gayle, no run, another nice yorker outside off, Gayle can't reach it after having backed away a touch

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 133/1 (RR: 9.50)

    • CH Gayle 67 (35b 6x4 5x6)
    • MK Tiwary 19 (19b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 2-0-20-0
    • RS Bopara 3-0-43-1
14.1

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, gives Chawla the charge, gets too close to it, gets a single off the mis-hit to long-on

14.2

Chawla to Gayle, SIX, into the construction debris again! flighted on the pads, Gayle sits back, picks the googly early, and slogs it over midwicket

14.3

Chawla to Gayle, 1 run, short and quick, almost seam-up, cuts it uppishly, one bounce to deep point

14.4

Chawla to Tiwary, 1 run, tries a googly, Tiwary pushes it to deep midwicket for one

goes round the wicket

14.5

Chawla to Gayle, SIX, bye bye ball! Makes no difference, that angle, Chawla tries a googly but it is way too overpitched and in a flash it is among the crowd behind long-off

14.6

Chawla to Gayle, 1 run, another catch dropped, Ganguly can't help his laughter in the dugout! This is a top-edged skier, Chawla calls for it, Chawla gets under it, Chawla waits for ages for it to come down, Chawla lets it slip out. Dada is cracking up, Amul Butter wants its logo on those Punjab fingers

Time-out

End of over 15 (16 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 149/1 (RR: 9.93)

    • CH Gayle 81 (39b 6x4 7x6)
    • MK Tiwary 21 (21b 1x4)
    • PP Chawla 2-0-26-0
    • IK Pathan 2-0-20-0

Theron comes back

15.1

Theron to Gayle, 1 run, full and wide, drilled down to long-off for one

Serge: "The skills of modern cricketers are diminishing from this IPL....

Why is a skier such a big deal? 3 games in a row i have seen the fielders get no where near it. Never happen down here in Aus."

15.2

Theron to Tiwary, 1 run, back of a length, pushed wide of Theron for a single, he fields and hits the stumps direct even while off balance, but Tiwary has made it

15.3

Theron to Gayle, SIX, that's a Gayle mis-it! comfortably over long-on! "Gayle has been a cyclone," says the ever-resourceful Jeremy Coney, Gayle gets length and is under it and brings up the 100-run partnership

15.4

Theron to Gayle, OUT, the cyclone has run its course, has left back destruction, but missed out on a century, looks to send this low full toss into the stands again, but gets the outside half of the bat to wide long-off, and for a change Punjab hold on to a catch

CH Gayle c Bopara b Theron 88 (42b 6x4 8x6) SR: 209.52

15.5

Theron to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker, digs it out for a single

Angelo Mathews is the new batsman

15.6

Theron to Mathews, 1 run, another yorker, another single

End of over 16 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 159/2 (RR: 9.93)

    • AD Mathews 1 (1b)
    • MK Tiwary 23 (23b 1x4)
    • J Theron 3-0-23-1
    • PP Chawla 2-0-26-0

Prashanth: "i want to contraadict serge..ipl is way to explore the new talent...i guys u have not seen the catches by ab devillers,hussey,bollinger,dravid,.....all those catches are just blinders...every catch something special to itself"

16.1

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, slower ball, driven down to long-off for a single

16.2

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, full and straight, hit down to long-on where Kaif is the substitute fielder

16.3

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, length ball, hit down to long-on for one

16.4

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, swept away to short fine for one

16.5

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, mis-hits an attempted straight hit, Bopara makes a good diving save at extra cover

16.6

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, shuffles across, but Irfan keeps his full length, and all he manages is a single to long-on

Good over - just the six singles. Silence after the storm!

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 165/2 (RR: 9.70)

    • MK Tiwary 26 (26b 1x4)
    • AD Mathews 4 (4b)
    • IK Pathan 3-0-26-0
    • J Theron 3-0-23-1
17.1

Theron to Tiwary, FOUR, Theron gives him the length ball, and has been swatted to the midwicket boundary

17.2

Theron to Tiwary, 2 runs, full and straight now, hit to deep square leg, Mahela's direct hit from there ends up going for an overthrow

17.3

Theron to Tiwary, 1 run, yorker length here, driven down to long-on

Vishal: "@Prashanth: You're contradicting yourself. Hussey, Dravid, deVilliers are hardly what you'd consider "new talent". There are 5 dropped catches for every blinder... hardly something I'd call great fielding overall."

17.4

Theron to Mathews, 1 run, full toss but hit straight to long-off

17.5

Theron to Tiwary, 1 run, another full toss, high but not high enough to be called no-ball, and it cramps him up too - just a single to extra cover

17.6

Theron to Mathews, FOUR, again Theron provides them with length to get under, and again he is punished. Nothing to take away from this sweet shot, though - he stepped down the pitch and lofted him straight over his head

End of over 18 (13 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 178/2 (RR: 9.88)

    • AD Mathews 9 (6b 1x4)
    • MK Tiwary 34 (30b 2x4)
    • J Theron 4-0-36-1
    • IK Pathan 3-0-26-0
18.1

Pathan to Tiwary, 1 run, shapes up to sweep him, IKP bowls a full and wide yorker, and he gets only a single in the end

18.2

Pathan to Mathews, 2 runs, length ball, driven past extra cover for two

18.3

Pathan to Mathews, 1 run, full and wide, the thick outside edge results in a single

Highest IPL score at the Eden

18.4

Pathan to Tiwary, OUT, Kaif shows the main team how to catch it! Slower ball mis-hit - Kaif settles under it at the edge of the boundary at long-on, and gets the reverse cup right for this overhead catch

MK Tiwary c sub (M Kaif) b Pathan 35 (32b 2x4 0x6) SR: 109.37

Hussey is the new man, and he will take strike because Tiwary didn't cross

18.5

Pathan to Hussey, no run, full and wide yorker, slower one too, and Hussey is beaten

18.6

Pathan to Hussey, SIX, superb strike from Hussey, this one missed the yorker length by inches, and he got under it and lofted it over long-off, thereby spoiling a good over from Irfan

End of over 19 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 188/3 (RR: 9.89)

    • DJ Hussey 6 (2b 1x6)
    • AD Mathews 12 (8b 1x4)
    • IK Pathan 4-0-36-1
    • J Theron 4-0-36-1

Shalabh comes back

19.1

Srivastava to Mathews, 1 wide, oh that's harsh! beats him with a full and wide yorker, and has been wided even though it went inside that white line

19.1

Srivastava to Mathews, 1 wide, same delivery, slightly wider, and this time rightly penalised

19.1

Srivastava to Mathews, 1 run, gets bat to this wide yorker, and takes a single to third man

19.2

Srivastava to Hussey, no run, well bowled, beats a backing-away Hussey with a wide yorker

19.3

Srivastava to Hussey, FOUR, incredible shot, another wide yorker, and despite having backed away, he reaches across and steers it to the left of point and right of third man

we have two points now

19.4

Srivastava to Hussey, 1 run, low full toss, drags it to the on side, comes off the bottom part of the bat, one-bounce to long-on

19.5

Srivastava to Mathews, no run, Mathews shimmies down, is beaten by the full and wide delivery, Bisla gets the ball back quickly to Shakabh, and prevents the bye

19.6

Srivastava to Mathews, FOUR, 200 up, comes up with an edge past the makeshift wicketkeeepr, Bisla - a regulation golveman would have taken that

Don't laugh, but Punjab bowled well till 12 overs. But Gayle ravaged, savaged and destroyed them. From 30 to 80 he went in 12 balls! As a consequence, I won't be surprised if Punjab haven't yet recovered. Join us for this stiff chase

End of over 20 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 200/3

    • AD Mathews 17 (11b 2x4)
    • DJ Hussey 11 (5b 1x4 1x6)
    • SJ Srivastava 3-0-35-0
    • IK Pathan 4-0-36-1
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