80dThe Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Andre Russell steals the show as Knight Riders make it two in two

The game might have been won and lost when Kings XI gave Russell a reprieve - he was bowled by Shami, but it was a no-ball as there were only three fielders in the ring

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
67(50) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %76%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 18 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
1 5 6 25 5 4 4 17
N Rana
63(34) 2x4 - 7x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 27 runs
  • 0x4 - 4x6
4 0 5 1 16 21 6 10

Best performances - Bowlers

AD Russell
O3
M0
R21
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
PP Chawla
O3
M0
R26
W1
Eco8.66
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

27 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: M Venkat Raghav | Commentator: Al Muthu

END OF OVER:
20 | 13 Runs | KXIP: 190/4 (29 runs required, RR: 9.50)

  • David Miller59 (40b)
  • Mandeep Singh33 (15b)
  • Piyush Chawla3-0-26-1
  • Lockie Ferguson4-0-42-1

That's all we have for you, thanks for joining us, goodnight.

Andre Russell is the Man of the Match. "Keep getting cars and these awards. I'll have to make a bigger garage. End of the day, well done to the guys. Gayle's like a brother to me. A legent and to get him out early in the first six is big. The plan was to restrict him as best as possible. KL Rahul too. We have our plans and we executed them. Today, I hit some big ones but he's still the bigger hitter. [No ball when he was bowled] Thanks to that guy who was outside the ring. It's the new guy, forgot his name. Thank you. When I get bowled, I thoguht I'd missed out but I saw the guys in the dug out signalling no-ball and I was like, please God, let it be a no-ball. You have to make sure you have a clear head. When I run out to bat, that little run I do is to get adrenaline flowing, to get loose, it's to get into the mood and when I get the ball in my slot, I go at it. It's just certain logics that I do and it's been working"

"Obviolusy its a good start. It's just a start though. Long tournament this,"Dinesh Karthik says. "There were a few moments. Nitish played beautifully. Narine's start. Robin's batting. And Russell's finish. Then the bowling as well, they had some good strokemakers and we had to tie them down. Narine got injured, so we made a last minute change and it was gracious of Nitish to open. There are a lot of good players for us. Important to keep them in a good space. Long tournament, we can't get ahead of ourselves. Got a few interesting games, playing away. We're looking forward to it

"[No ball cost the game?] We weren't really focussed on the small things and they do cost you big in this format. Yes, we definitely have to look at it next game. I'll take the blame," R Ashwin says. "I should've had a look at it. At that stage, with the slog on, you hope the fielders are switched on but obviously he was a debutant [only two debutants today for Kings XI - Varun and Viljoen]. Positives, Varun's 15th over, and we managed things well with small boundaries. Mayank batted well. I thought 200 was par and that's where the small mistakes cost us. We played four last year in Mohali and won all of them. It suits our batters there. It's importnat to win games on the bounce and that's why that batting performance was important"

11.35 pm Pretty clinical from KKR. And Andre Russell was at the centre of it all. Made 48 off 17 with the bat - after he was bowled off a no-ball - and then took out Chris Gayle early and that was pretty much the game. So in the end it was a bit of a damp squib, but a great advert for Luck Index!

19.6
0
Chawla to Miller, no run, slaps the short googly to cover. And that's that.
19.5
2
Chawla to Miller, 2 runs, googly on off stump, Miller cuts to the sweeper
19.4
1
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, that's a seam-up delivery. He's a legspinner who, I think, hasn't bowled a single legbreak today. Drive to long-on
19.3
4
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs, scoops the googly on off stump over Lynn at short fine leg.
19.2
2
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs, more googlies, Mandeep flicks through midwicket
19.1
4
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs, heaves the googly away to the midwicket boundary, where Uthappa misfields

Kings XI 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st11CH GayleKL Rahul
2nd26CH GayleMA Agarwal
3rd23MA AgarwalSN Khan
4th74DA MillerMA Agarwal
5th56DA MillerMandeep Singh