19 | 9 Runs | KKR: 112/5 | RR: 5.89

  • DJ Hussey38 (43b)
  • LR Shukla4 (6b)
  • PP Ojha4-0-18-2
  • SB Styris4-0-19-0

Steve from Australia on the IPL: "One of the best things for me is to see how well these players get along when playing together, especially after so much trouble over the summer. It lets us see the more human side of the players and how they really enjoy playing the game of cricket, no matter whether they are playing for the country or an IPL team. I suppose it's a lesson for all of us, that cricket is just a game and you should enjoy it."

I will take leave of you on that note. This is Sriram Veera, your commentator for this game, saying Alvida! bye. Join Jamie Alter, who has already started the commentary of the next game - Mumbai Indians v Royal Challengers. Ta!

Ojha to Hussey, SIX runs, Game over! David Hussey has done it. Flighted one, on the stumps and Hussey murdered it straight over the bowler's head and it kept flying into the horizon. The Eden Gardens erupts. The Knight Riders are on a roll here in this tournament. What a dramatic nail-biting game we have had this evening. Easily, the best of the tournament so far. And we are just into the fourth game of the IPL. Hopefully, more such drama awaits us.
Ojha to Hussey, no run, loopy flighted one on the middle and leg, Hussey tries to work it to the leg side, gets a leading edge to covers. he sets off for a run, Symonds rushes to his left, swoops and flicks it to Gilly. Had it been a direct hit, Hussey would have got out. It was refered upstairs and the crowd shout a cry of relief as NOT OUT comes on the board.
Ojha to Shukla, 1 run, connects with his sweep this time and gets a single. Five from eight balls. What fun!
Ojha to Shukla, no run, on the middle and leg, full, he opts for a sweep and under edges it to his pad
Ojha to Hussey, 1 leg bye, flighted delivery on the middle and leg, he tries to work it to the on side, misses as the ball turns but they take a leg bye.
Ojha to Shukla, 1 run, leans forward, dabs a full delivery to the leg side and a quick single is taken

18 | 13 Runs | KKR: 103/5 (8 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.72, RRR: 4.00)

  • DJ Hussey32 (40b)
  • LR Shukla2 (3b)
  • SB Styris4-0-19-0
  • PP Ojha3-0-10-2
Styris to Hussey, FOUR runs, And a glance to fine leg now. Surely, now, the Knight Riders can't lose this. It was on the middle and leg, Hussey shuffled across and glided it fine. Very fine. The crowd are up on their feet and the decibels level is crazy
Styris to Hussey, SIX runs, Whoa! A stunning hit from David Hussey. Is it the game? Full, straight, the left leg was taken out of the line and a fierce swing saw the white ball fly over long-on. What a crucial hit that. The younger brother of Mike Hussey, the hero last night, is turning it on here. The family back home must be loving it.
Styris to Hussey, no run, almost bowled by the slower one! Hussey charged out and had a mighty heave, missed and it just went over the bails
Styris to Shukla, 1 leg bye, oh more drama. He went for a paddle sweep, top edged a full toss outside off on to his body and the ball rolled down the track. Styris rushed across, so did the batsman and they collide! Styris says he was within his rights to stay on the wicket and the batsman had to run around him. Phew!
Styris to Hussey, 1 run, slower one, just outside off and he missed an intended whip and again they rush across for a quick run.

Arsh: "Spare a thought for Farookh Engineer. First match as an ICC match referee and he has to deal with this."

Styris to Shukla, 1 run, cuts in off a length, from outside off stump, gets a inside-edge to a hurried jab to the leg side. Styris appealed .

17 | 3 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 90/5 (21 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.29, RRR: 7.00)

  • DJ Hussey21 (36b)
  • LR Shukla1 (1b)
  • PP Ojha3-0-10-2
  • RP Singh3-0-15-1
Ojha to Hussey, no run, flighted outside off, he gets forward and pushes to the offside

Alright. we're back

Ojha to Shukla, 1 run, turned to backward point

7:27 pm The lights are back and the game will start at 7:35 pm. No reduction in overs. So no D/L here.

Interesting fact If the game doesn't continue - we have no reason to believe that - the D/L tables suggest that this would be a tie! Immense fun!

7:24 pm Some lights are coming on. Farukh Engineer, the match referee is out there, assesing the situation. Laxman is in a discussion with RP. More bulbs power up.

Update 7:15pm: Still no light. The players are near the boundary line and Laxman is involved in an animated chat with the match referee Farokh Engineer.

Still no play. Jeet writes in, "Its Lights! action camera .... in SRK land."

Hello! The lights at one tower has gone off here at the Eden Gardens. What drama! What a night we are having. A brute of a track has made for some riveting action in the middle and now this. Play held up. The Deccan Chargers get in a huddle, the two batsmen get together even as the stadium is plunged in semi-darkness.

Ojha to Hussey, 1 run, leans forward to tap a full delivery to midwicket. Too full again.
Ojha to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, The reverse sweep goes awry. He went for a fierce reverse slap but top edged it over covers and Symonds took it running back. Hafeez was playing an counter-attacking game and thought he could get away with the reverse sweep but ...

Mohammad Hafeez c Symonds b Ojha 13 (13b 1x4 1x6) SR: 100.00

Ojha to Hussey, 1 run, turns away from Hussey who steers to cover point for a quick single this time. Rohit rushed in but they got across in time
Ojha to Hussey, no run, goes back to push a delivery on the middle to cover point

16 | 6 Runs | KKR: 87/4 (24 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.43, RRR: 6.00)

  • Mohammad Hafeez13 (12b)
  • DJ Hussey19 (32b)
  • RP Singh3-0-15-1
  • PP Ojha2-0-7-1
Singh to Mohammad Hafeez, FOUR runs, What a cheeky paddle from Hafeez. He went down on his knee and lapped a full toss past short fine leg. RP is bowling the wrong length here.
Singh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, fuller, not the right length on this track, better to hit the deck on a length and allow the pitch to do the trick- driven to covers
Singh to Mohammad Hafeez, no run, This one landed on a length outside off and just broke away! Hafeez was looking for a big hit and was beaten comprehensively. RP has a big smile.Game on a knife's' edge here.
Singh to Hussey, 1 run, angles in towards middle, Hussey stays beside the line, opens the bat-face and guides to cover point for a quick single.
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KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st6BB McCullumWP Saha
2nd10RT PontingWP Saha
3rd5SC GangulyWP Saha
4th47SC GangulyDJ Hussey
5th20DJ HusseyMohammad Hafeez
6th24LR ShuklaDJ Hussey