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Gambhir is the Man of the Match

Gautam Gambhir: "I have always believed if we play to our potential, we are a strong side to beat. The way we restricted them was an excellent effort on such a flat wicket. My Man of the Match to be honest is Rajat Bhatia."

Adam Gilchrist: "[My injury] took the direction out of our innings. Hard to say what was a good score on this wicket."

They are too good a side to lose as often as they do, but today KKR performed like the power-packed side they actually are. Tight bowling, decent fielding, and safe batting, made a Twenty20 look dull, but they'll gladly take the comfortable win, especially after slipping to a two-run loss to the same side three days ago

afsana: "dear kartik. shukla is warming the benches along with shakib, tamim and mccullum." Ha

Annanya: "And Kallis sabotages Gauti's bid of finishing the match in the 18th over."

Kartik: "A piece of word for our bangladeshi fans, today kkr won without shakib, a team always wins when they play as a unit, individual performance lifts u up, but may not always win u matches, so its not always shakib, or tamim, or even mccullum, and even talented abdulla is warming benches. It is tough to pick 11 from 30 player squad when u face different opposition on different pitches. And i m shocked that where is laxmi shukla gone?"

Freddy: "its always nice to score a few runs, and hit a six before your girlfriend. Well done Kallis."

16.3
6
Bhatt to Kallis, SIX runs, that will be it then, Kallis ends it with another skip down the pitch, and lofts the tossed up ball straight over the bowler
16.2
4
Bhatt to Kallis, FOUR runs, oh what an effort from David Hussey running to his left from long off, he must have run yards and yards, reached out one-handed as the ball came down after having been lofted by Kallis, but Hussey tumbled over with all his momentum in the end, and the ball rolled into the ropes
16.1
0
Bhatt to Kallis, no run, slashes a turning ball to short third man

Been a safe chase from KKR, they should have won in Kolkata against Kings XI as well, but left it for too late, Gautam Gambhir has done it himself, best way to get something done

END OF OVER:
16 | 10 Runs | KKR: 117/2 (8 runs required from 21 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 2.00)

  • JH Kallis20 (20b)
  • G Gambhir66 (44b)
  • AD Mascarenhas4-0-23-0
  • BA Bhatt3-0-22-0
15.6
1
Mascarenhas to Kallis, 1 run, steered to third man
15.5
2
Mascarenhas to Kallis, 2 runs, gets out of the crease and across, and works behind square
15.4
0
Mascarenhas to Kallis, no run, drive to extra cover
15.3
1
Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 1 run, now he pulls as Mascarenhas digs it in short, gets it away to deep midwicket
15.2
2
Mascarenhas to Gambhir, 2 runs, worked through square leg off the pad
15.1
4
Mascarenhas to Gambhir, FOUR runs, excellent placement, that was almost on to off stump before he turned the face of the bat and it went purring past short third man

Someone has invaded the field, and is throwing some papers around the players, manages to hang around for some time near the pitch while the security men run towards him, he is taken off eventually

END OF OVER:
15 | 10 Runs | KKR: 107/2 (18 runs required from 21 balls, RR: 7.13, RRR: 3.60)

  • G Gambhir59 (41b)
  • JH Kallis17 (17b)
  • BA Bhatt3-0-22-0
  • PP Chawla4-0-19-2
14.6
1
Bhatt to Gambhir, 1 run, worked to deep square
14.5
4
Bhatt to Gambhir, FOUR runs, leaving the crease to almost every delivery, stops after taking a couple of steps out, and squeezes the full delivery through cover
14.4
2
Bhatt to Gambhir, 2 runs, comes down the track, and opens the face to squeeze a full ball through point
14.3
0
Bhatt to Gambhir, no run, turned to midwicket
14.2
2
Bhatt to Gambhir, 2 runs, dropped at midwicket, he charged out, looking for the clip past midwicket, but hit it close to the fielder, PK dived to his left, got a hand to the ball, but that was a tough chance
14.1
1
Bhatt to Kallis, 1 run, driven to long off along the ground

END OF OVER:
14 | 6 Runs | KKR: 97/2 (28 runs required from 21 balls, RR: 6.92, RRR: 4.66)

  • JH Kallis16 (16b)
  • G Gambhir50 (36b)
  • PP Chawla4-0-19-2
  • BA Bhatt2-0-12-0
13.6
1
Chawla to Kallis, 1 run,
13.5
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run, fine stroke, skips out, makes room as well and drives to sweeper cover, that is fifty for the KKR captain, not much of a celebration, for those who were expecting a big one
13.4
0
Chawla to Gambhir, no run, tries to drive down the ground but takes it full on the pads as he leaves the crease
13.3
3
Chawla to Kallis, 3 runs, this one carried in with the angle, but Kallis was in the crease, hadn't committed and dabbed it wide of short third man
13.2
0
Chawla to Kallis, no run, defends a flighted ball

Teja: "With that many overs and too many wickets in hand, why don't KKR promote Yusuf up the order? He can find himself some time at the crease, and they can try to finish the game with some big hitting - after all winning with bigger margin and increasing Net Run Rate in such a tournament means a lot."

13.1
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run, pushes with the turn in the air to long on

END OF OVER:
13 | 8 Runs | KKR: 91/2 (34 runs required from 21 balls, RR: 7.00, RRR: 4.85)

  • G Gambhir48 (33b)
  • JH Kallis12 (13b)
  • BA Bhatt2-0-12-0
  • AD Mascarenhas3-0-13-0
12.6
1
Bhatt to Gambhir, 1 run, charges out once more, again he is too close to the pitch, Bhatt gets a hand to the push, parries to midwicket
12.5
1
Bhatt to Kallis, 1 run, goes hard at the drive, gets it down to sweeper cover
12.4
1
Bhatt to Gambhir, 1 run, gets too close to the pitch as he skips out, digs it towards extra cover who parries it to long off
12.3
1
Bhatt to Kallis, 1 run,
  • Clinical Kolkata trounce Punjab

    In one of the more one-sided games of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders breezed to an eight-wicket win and made amends for fluffing a chase against the same opponents, Kings XI Punjab, three days ago

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53G GambhirBB McCullum
2nd21G GambhirMS Bisla
3rd53JH KallisG Gambhir