58dThe Bulletin by Sidharth Monga

Langeveldt and Shukla knock defending champions out

The much-ridiculed underdogs of this year, Kolkata Knight Riders, have ended the tournament for the defending champions, but not before they almost made a mess of the chase

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LR Shukla
48(46) 3x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 8 5 1 11 1 9 13
NV Ojha
22(12) 0x4 - 3x6
Control %53%
  • Productive Shot
  • sweep
  • 14 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 0 14 1 7 0 0 0

Best performances - Bowlers

CK Langeveldt
O4
M0
R15
W3
Eco3.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MM Patel
O4
M0
R14
W2
Eco3.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

A terrific match all the same and credit to Rajasthan for making Kolkata sweat over a small total. The hero of the day is undoubtedly Shukla who steered his side home under pressure. Let's not forget his contribution with the ball, though he didn't get a wicket.

Rajasthan have been unpredictable throughout the tournament. Their blow-hot-blow-cold performance reminds me of Pakistan - pathetic one day, brilliant the next. At least, the old Pakistan.

Kolkata will fly back home with something to smile about, having beaten Chennai and Rajasthan. Heads may roll in their current setup and lets hope they turn a new leaf next year.

We have Chennai v Punjab coming up very shortly. Stay on. Since I have to start the next game I will not be able to bring you the presentation. Cheers guys!

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19.3
1
Singh to Agarkar, 1 run, he stays back and biffs one to deep mid-on and they take the run, the throw is side and Rajasthan have been knocked out of the tournament
19.2
2
Singh to Agarkar, 2 runs, Agarkar calmly steers it to point and they take a run, Jadeja';s throw is wide to the bowler's end and a slight fumble by the fielder backing up costs an extra run

3 off 5

19.1
1b
Singh to Shukla, 1 bye, Ojha fluffs another one! They steal another bye and Ojha misses the stumps at the batsman's end by a ,mile, he needs to get those gloves off

Four needed off six balls. Shilpa Shetty is close to tears

END OF OVER:
19 | 7 Runs | KKR: 98/6 (4 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 5.15, RRR: 4.00)

  • LR Shukla48 (45b)
  • AB Agarkar10 (15b)
  • T Henderson2-0-10-0
  • J Botha4-0-19-2
18.6
1b
Henderson to Shukla, 1 bye, close! He swings and misses and they go for the bye, Ojha is caught in 2 minds where to throw, the ball sails over the stumps with the batsman a couple of yard short
18.5
1
Henderson to Agarkar, 1 run, full on the stumps and he squirts it to cover
18.4
1
Henderson to Shukla, 1 run, he checks his loft to long-off, goof thinking because the fielder was up front from the rope
  • Not the stuff of champions

    It was a strange game that saw the defending champions knocked out in an uncharaceteristic fashion. A sense of claustrophobia was in the air. The future strangled Rajasthan; the past threatened to haul in Kolkata

  • Langeveldt and Shukla knock defending champions out

    The much-ridiculed underdogs of this year, Kolkata Knight Riders, have ended the tournament for the defending champions, but not before they almost made a mess of the chase

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st9SC GangulyBB McCullum
2nd0BJ HodgeBB McCullum
3rd12BJ HodgeYashpal Singh
4th9BJ HodgeDJ Hussey
5th7LR ShuklaDJ Hussey
6th8LR ShuklaSS Shaikh
7th57AB AgarkarLR Shukla