That is it from us for this game then. Join us again later tonight. Abhishek Purohit signing off this early Monday morning. Cheers

Brett Lee is the Man of the Match. Lee: "We summed the wicket up pretty well today. We tried to put the new ball up there to try and get the nicks, but then we took pace off it. Only four [overseas players] make it to the XI, a lot of guys miss out, that is the way it is."

Gautam Gambhir: "The wicket was low, credit to Deccan for the way they bowled. It was a matter of applying themselves, and Manoj and the others did that."

Kumar Sangakkara: "We got a great start, was a great platform. We should have got 150, but KKR fielded brilliantly. We can talk about another missed catch probably, but we bowled well, and made it difficult for KKR."

KKR had their customary stutters and jitters, but 126 was really not going to get the Chargers anywhere. They remain at the bottom of the table

Manoj Tiwary: "It was a double-paced with wicket. It was stopping against the spinners, but coming on nicely off the fast bowlers."

Chandan: "Correct me if I am wrong but doesnt this mean that DC is now out of IPL, even mathematically?" Can't rule them out on that count yet, but if they were to make the top four from this stage, their performances would need to stretch the laws of probability

19.1
1w
Duminy to Tiwary, 1 wide, atrocious wide a mile down the leg side from Duminy, and that will do for KKR

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | KKR: 126/5 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 1.00)

  • MK Tiwary30 (28b)
  • DB Das9 (8b)
  • A Mishra4-0-27-1
  • V Pratap Singh4-0-35-0
18.6
1
Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, cuts a turning delivery to short third man
18.5
1
Mishra to Das, 1 run, hit on the bounce to long on
18.4
0
Mishra to Das, no run, lovely delivery, the tossed up googly, he goes for the drive thinking it was a legbreak, it turns in and goes between bat and off stump
18.3
1
Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, full one whipped hard down to long on
18.2
4
Mishra to Tiwary, FOUR runs, down the track and chips it over the bowler for a boundary, safe shot
18.1
2
Mishra to Tiwary, 2 runs, worked through midwicket
18.1
1w
Mishra to Tiwary, 1 wide, wide outside off and turning further away

Anurag: "charger's homecrowd?? are u sure... probably this is the most neutral venue in IPL.Midway between hyderabad and kolkata !!" It is technically a home game for Chargers. By the way, isn't jhalmuri available in both Orissa and West Bengal? #Justsaying

END OF OVER:
18 | 9 Runs | KKR: 116/5 (11 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 6.44, RRR: 5.50)

  • DB Das8 (6b)
  • MK Tiwary22 (24b)
  • V Pratap Singh4-0-35-0
  • DW Steyn4-0-24-2
17.6
4
Pratap Singh to Das, FOUR runs, Das cashes in, he goes over mid off now, flat-bats another back of a length ball high over the fielder
17.5
2
Pratap Singh to Das, 2 runs, dropped, Chargers have dropped another catch, mistimes the slog off a shortish one, sailed towards long on who ran in, dived, got his hands to the ball, and it popped out
17.4
0
Pratap Singh to Das, no run, gets out of the way of a sharp bouncer that was aimed right at his head
17.3
1
Pratap Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, pushed to sweeper cover

For the record, there have been sporadic shouts of 'KKR, KKR' from the Charger's 'home' crowd

17.2
1
Pratap Singh to Das, 1 run, similar delivery, similar result, another single, this one was closer, midwicket got to the ball and threw towards the non-striker's stumps, but Das was in the way
17.1
1
Pratap Singh to Tiwary, 1 run, drops a back of a length ball on the leg side and they go through for a quick run

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 107/5 (20 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 6.29, RRR: 6.66)

  • MK Tiwary20 (22b)
  • DB Das1 (2b)
  • DW Steyn4-0-24-2
  • Ankit Sharma4-0-19-1
16.6
1
Steyn to Tiwary, 1 run, hangs his bat a bouncing short one outside off and gets it to third man
16.5
0
Steyn to Tiwary, no run, whoa, he backs away outside leg and throws his bat at a length ball which goes to mid off, Steyn has a go at Tiwary, who then walks out of his crease towards Steyn, Sanga at mid off, the crafty Sanga, ever alive to a slight opening, throws the ball at the striker's stumps, and nearly hits them, what if he had?
16.4
1
Steyn to Das, 1 run, thick outside edge as the ball bounces, and flies to third man
16.3
0
Steyn to Das, no run, has him pegged in the crease with a pacy length ball, pushed out towards point, he wants the single, but is sent back rightly
16.2
W
Steyn to Kallis, OUT, Steyn wins the battle with his South Africa team-mate, he roars, Kallis pushes hard and straight at the pitched up delivery, it moves away slightly, another outside edge, not as thick as the previous one, and settles into the keeper's gloves

JH Kallis c †Patel b Steyn 23 (46m 24b 2x4 0x6) SR: 95.83

16.1
4
Steyn to Kallis, FOUR runs, first ball Kallis makes room outside leg, and takes a step out, outside edge flies past the keeper as Kallis has a go

Tarun: "Taduri Sudhindra leading Ranji wickettaker is from Andhra..plays his cricket for Madhya Pradesh though... he got only one game.. he shud get atleast one more game." Sudhindra was just born in Andhra, to get into the details, has played all his early cricket in Bhilai, now in Chhattisgarh

Steyn is back, to Kallis. Should be fun

END OF OVER:
16 | 4 Runs | KKR: 101/4 (26 runs required from 24 balls, RR: 6.31, RRR: 6.50)

  • JH Kallis19 (22b)
  • MK Tiwary19 (20b)
  • Ankit Sharma4-0-19-1
  • V Pratap Singh3-0-26-0
15.6
1
Ankit Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, calmly punched to sweeper cover
  • Kolkata earn hard-fought points

    The Deccan Chargers bowlers strived to earn their side a maiden victory in this season of the IPL but, even on a slow pitch that turned, they did not have enough runs to defend

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16G GambhirBB McCullum
2nd28G GambhirMS Bisla
3rd20JH KallisG Gambhir
4th8JH KallisYK Pathan
5th33JH KallisMK Tiwary
6th22MK TiwaryDB Das