Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
68(39) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 7 1 5 1 1 6
DA Warner
26(30) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • hook
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 5 1 3 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
O4.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco12.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
9dThe Report by Deivarayan Muthu

KKR top table with Uthappa and spinners

In an error-strewn match, Bhuvneshwar Kumar and Kuldeep Yadav bowled equally immaculate spells, but it was Kolkata Knight Riders who came away with their third win of the season and jumped to the

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 12 Runs | SRH: 155/6

  • NV Ojha11 (11b)
  • Bipul Sharma21 (14b)
  • TA Boult4-0-33-1
  • CR Woakes4-0-49-2

Time for the presentation:

Uthappa is the Man of the Match: Finally, after years of hard work I've settled in the new technique. I had an overhaul a few years ago and I'm feeling like my old self to go after the bowlers and have faith in myself. I like it at No. 3 because the team needs me there. I like the fact that I have responsibility on my shoulders.

Gambhir: A quality side would win from any situation because the toss is not in your hand. The wicket started gripping and when we saw Rashid bowl we knew Sunil and Kuldeep would come into play so we thought we were on par. It's a very good sign that Robin, Manish, Yusuf, all the guys are hitting the ball well. If we have spinners to bowl eight overs after the Powerplay, it's a luxury especially with Kuldeep spinning the ball both days.

That's all we have from this match, folks. Thanks for joining us, looks like KKR's new year started on a great note. Time to head to the second match of the day. Until next time, goodbye and good luck!

7.33pm So an easy win in the end for home team KKR, set up by their batsmen Uthappa, Pandey and then the spin duo of Narine and Kuldeep. One of Gambhir, Uthappa and Pandey keeps clicking for them and so does someone like Umesh, Narine or like today Kuldeep. He bowled beautifully today with flight, drift and turn, especially to Warner and eventually got him out which started Sunrisers' downfall. Rashid did not click for Sunrisers the way they would have wanted and neither did their part-time bowlers. But their main issue still lies in their middle order. For how long will they rely on the openers? Here's a stat on the winning team:

KKR have now won five games against SRH at Eden Gardens without losing one. This is the most won by a team against an opposition at any venue without a loss, in the IPL.

19.6
1
Boult to Ojha, 1 run, finishes up with a short ball that hustles Naman. Goes for the pull, gets it off the splice towards cover. And that's it.
19.5
1
Boult to Bipul Sharma, 1 run, goes for the yorker on middle, gets an inside edge through midwicket
19.4
2
Boult to Bipul Sharma, 2 runs, low full toss on leg stump, flicks it through to deep midwicket
19.3
4
Boult to Bipul Sharma, FOUR runs, full on leg stump, belts it down the ground to the long-on boundary
19.2
4
Boult to Bipul Sharma, FOUR runs, top edge over the keeper. Goes for the short ball, Bipul goes for the pull blindly and benefits.
19.1
0
Boult to Bipul Sharma, no run, back of a length and outside off, Bipul goes for a huge swing and comes up with a big miss

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
68(39) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 7 1 5 1 1 6
DA Warner
26(30) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • hook
  • 4 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 0 5 1 3 0 0 2

Best performances - Bowlers

CR Woakes
O4.0
M0
R49
W2
Eco12.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
B Kumar
O4.0
M0
R20
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

The short stuff

38

Runs scored by Yuvraj Singh off short or good length deliveries in 10 balls before his dismissal against Kolkata Knight Riders

Off the mark

1

Ben Cutting took his first wicket this IPL in 11 overs when he dismissed Robin Uthappa

Why so slow?

40/2

KKR's slowest start in the Powerplay this IPL came today. Earlier they had scored 76/1, 59/2 and 73/0

Under 20 in T20

19.07

Manish Pandey's average against left-arm orthodox (his worst against spinners) in the IPL before today. Strikes against them at 105.11

Near perfect

6/7

Six of Rashid Khan's seven wickets this IPL have been either bowled or lbw. Overall, 35 of his 63 T20 wickets have come in this manner

Indian Premier League

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