19 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 142/10 | RR: 7.47

  • Anureet Singh3 (4b)
  • M Prasidh Krishna4-0-35-2
  • AD Russell3-0-13-2

9.45 pm The game began with a dropped catch. There were only two runs given in that first over. Then the other extreme: Rahul Tripathi and Jos Buttler hit 10 boundaries in 10 balls. No one knew how to read this game. But Kuldeep Yadav did. He came on, slowed his pace, tossed the ball up, tempted batsmen into silly-looking mistakes and picked up four wickets to change the game. Here he is: "For the last couple of games, I was very disappointed with my performance. I really needed this. Following the basics. You have to believe in your strength, you can't bowl 90-plus kph all the time. Have to slow it down. It's difficult to hit a slog [when I go around the wicket] and it's a good option for any wristspinner. The pitch is good to bat on. We've been playing here for five years, it's tough to bowl here." In simple numbers, Royals had 59 for 0 in four overs. They could only manage 83 runs in 15 overs and lost all 10 wickets.

Meanwhile, the Indian U-16 football team returned on Monday from a victorious campaign in a four-nation tournament in Serbia, where they drew with the hosts, and beat Jordan and Tajikistan. This team is building up some good momentum ahead of the AFC U-16 Championships in Malaysia this September, which will serve as the qualifier for the next FIFA U-17 World Cup. Here's their story, in the words of their coach since November 2016, former India midfielder Bibiano Fernandes.

Roy: "Talk about bowling out of their skins! Id go Archer Stokes Archer Stokes all through the power play ya'll" --- But spin has been causing problems, pace on the ball has helped score boundaries.

farah: "for the first time i liked the captaincy of DK. didnt panic in the midst of onslaught of Openers, used his strike slower bowlers judiciously and kept on asking bowlers to bang it Short. "

Prasidh Krishna to Unadkat, OUT, that's it. A slower ball crashes into middle stump as Unadkat looks for a slog sweep. Misses it completely, but the umps are going to check on the no-ball. He's fine. Innings over.

JD Unadkat b Prasidh Krishna 26 (18b 3x4 1x6) SR: 144.44

Prasidh Krishna to Anureet Singh, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, carves it to the sweeper cover
Prasidh Krishna to Unadkat, 1 run, full toss on off stump, Unadkat whacks it to long-on
Prasidh Krishna to Anureet Singh, 1 leg bye, strikes him on the pad as Unadkat is late on the flick shot.

Raj: "Everyone busy praising big hitting ability of Russell ....his excellent bowling performance is going unnoticed"

Prasidh Krishna to Unadkat, 1 run, full toss on off stump, he carves it to sweeper cover
Prasidh Krishna to Anureet Singh, 1 run, slower ball off the back of the hand, dipping on the right-hander. Anureet defends in front of middle and gets a single

18 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 137/9 | RR: 7.61

  • Anureet Singh1 (1b)
  • JD Unadkat24 (15b)
  • AD Russell3-0-13-2
  • M Prasidh Krishna3-0-31-1
Russell to Anureet Singh, 1 run, full toss on middle, Anureet slices it to sweeper cover
Russell to Unadkat, 1 run, pushes it down the ground
Russell to Unadkat, no run, dropped by Krishna running in from cover. This is the quicker ball, and it that should have got a wicket. Unadkat is beaten for pace. He's swinging hard because it's short and outside off. But it goes straight up. There's an age for Krishna to get under it, but it pops out
Russell to Archer, OUT, goes for the slog, but he is deceived by the change of pace, and so goes up instead of long. Gill is coming in from long leg and takes it ever so cleanly

JC Archer c Shubman Gill b Russell 6 (5b 1x4 0x6) SR: 120.00

Russell to Archer, no run, legcutter, which Archer picks, but the lack of room means he can only find cover
Russell to Unadkat, 1 run, steers a back of a length delivery on and around off stump to deep point

17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | RR: 134/8 | RR: 7.88

  • JC Archer6 (3b)
  • JD Unadkat22 (12b)
  • M Prasidh Krishna3-0-31-1
  • SP Narine4-0-29-1
Prasidh Krishna to Archer, 2 runs, whips it straight down the ground for a couple
Prasidh Krishna to Archer, no run, full on off stump, defends
Prasidh Krishna to Archer, FOUR runs, short-arm pulls it away to the square leg boundary. For half a second he seems cramped for room as the short ball comes up to his hips. But the bottom hand makes up for all that

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st21SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd15RV UthappaCA Lynn
3rd33CA LynnN Rana
4th48KD KarthikCA Lynn
5th28KD KarthikAD Russell