Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
31(34) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 1 1 0 0 9 3
HH Gibbs
43(26) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 7 2 0 5 0 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Dinda
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O3.4
M0
R22
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

A clinical win, really. The pitch had its share of benefits for the bowlers but a score of 101 proved totally inadequate. Laxman's fall had perhaps provided a window for Kolkata to claw back in, but Rohit and Gibbs played sensibly to see off a nervous phase, and then opened up -starting with the Agarkar over - to hasten the end. So we've had three matches that have been fairly one-sided in this tournament so far, but it's good to see the bowlers, especially the spinners, having a major influence on the outcomes. We'll get you the details from the presentation shortly.

McCullum: "The runs were just not enough. We just weren't up to the standards. The top order struggled and Deccan handled the conditions very well. We never really gave the pitch any opportunity to play to our strengths, and we need to bounce back well after this. It was tough for the bowlers with such a low score to defend."

Glichrist: "It was an ideal start, something we've been working towards. We've had the intensity that you saw today in our training camp, and we've tried to learn from the experience last year. It was fantastic to see the guys unveil their fielding skills today, and we need to replicate this in the future matches. We suffered a lot of defeats last year in games that were 50-50, but we need to build up the momentum further."

RP Singh is the Man of the Match for his four-for.

RP: "It's an amazing feeling. It's a much better wicket than the ones in India with some bounce and swing. Edwards set the tone, he bowled superbly from the other end."

That's all we have for you guys today. Thanks for tuning in, sending us your feedback and remaining patient through the rain breaks and troubles with the floodlights. It's been a pleasure bringing you the coverage, and do log in again tomorrow for the game between Bangalore and Chennai which will be played in Port Elizabeth. Here's hoping the weather there turns out to be better, and that we see closer contests than the largely one-sided ones we've over the first two days. Until then, it's Siddhartha Talya signing off. Adios!

13.1
4
Henriques to Gibbs, FOUR runs, takes him just one ball as Gibbs dances down to cream that over cover for a boundary, that was all power and got to the ropes in a flash

Henriques has the privelege of finishing this off

END OF OVER:
13 | 9 Runs | DC: 100/2

  • RG Sharma36 (32b)
  • HH Gibbs39 (25b)
  • M Kartik4-0-23-0
  • CH Gayle1-0-14-0
12.6
0
Kartik to Sharma, no run, spun away to beat the outside off, he got forward to defend but wasn;t to the pitch and didn't read the spin
12.5
0
Kartik to Sharma, no run, shorter on leg stump, went straight through to strike him on the pads as he tried to turn it away, but was going down
12.4
1
Kartik to Gibbs, 1 run, tossed up down leg, swept down to fine leg for a single, just two more needed now
12.3
1
Kartik to Sharma, 1 run, worked away through square leg for a single
12.2
6
Kartik to Sharma, SIX runs, beautifully struck, not much effort there, just pure timing, flighted and he cashes in, getting to the pitch to clear long-off comfortably

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BJ Hodge
31(34) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
1 4 1 1 0 0 9 3
HH Gibbs
43(26) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %64%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 10 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 7 2 0 5 0 0 7

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Dinda
O3.0
M0
R24
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RP Singh
O3.4
M0
R22
W4
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301