Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
35(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 2 4 3 19
JH Kallis
80(65) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 2 4 3 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AL Menaria
O2.0
M0
R18
W0
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O1.0
M0
R4
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

To say that this was an emphatic statement would be an understatement. Kolkata have won with nine wickets in hand and nine balls to spare. The only wicket they lost was that of Manvinder Bisla and even he was unlucky to have been given run out.

"More than Warne regretting for not sending watto for opening, RCB & DD would be regretting more why they've not retained these classy players, Kallis & Gautam respectively," says Sasikaran.

"We bowled very well on that wicket, bowled in the right areas," says Kallis. "He [Gambhir] played fantastically. The total was par, we needed to keep wickets in hand and we got ahead of the rate." Kallis takes back the orange cap, which is worn by the highest run-scorer in the tournament.

The presentation will take place shortly.

"Sometimes I feel the need to study the anatomy of Kallis. I want to make sure he is a human," says Sam.

Dr. Tam: "@Sam: How about studying the anatomy and physiology of Aleem Dar as well? He had a fab world cup and he spotted one less fielder today in the circle. Kallis and Dar are comparable in their physiology!"

Shane Warne: "We weren't good enough today ... it was about a par score. they played well in the first six overs. A couple didn't go to hand, and a little bit of inexperience hurt us. We travel tomorrow to Eden Gardens and hopefully we can knock them over on their turf."

Gautam Gambhir: "I've been hitting it well, hopefully I can continue. Bisla's done well, given us two good starts. That's the team's strategy (for Bisla to open) and I'd rather think about the team first than about myself." Gambhir wants a larger crowd at Eden Gardens for the hoem game against Rajasthan on Sunday.

Gambhir is also the Man of the Match.

That's about it from me from this game. The Mumbai v Kochi game is about to get underway at the Wankhede. Do join Abhishek Purohit for that contest. Thank you for all your emails. Cheers.

18.3
1
Singh to Kallis, 1 run, and that's it. Game over. Gambhir raises his bat in celebration as he runs the single. Kallis drives off the front foot to long off to score the winning runs

These two have added 151 off 103 balls.

18.2
0
Singh to Kallis, no run, driven on the up, but to the fielder at cover
18.1
2
Singh to Kallis, 2 runs, too straight and Kallis works the ball off his pads towards fine leg, the scores are level

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs | KKR: 157/1

  • JH Kallis77 (62b)
  • G Gambhir75 (44b)
  • SK Warne4-0-28-0
  • SK Trivedi4-0-34-0
17.6
1
Warne to Kallis, 1 run, pushed off the from foot towards point
17.5
1
Warne to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir moves back and cuts the ball from his stumps past point
17.4
1
Warne to Kallis, 1 run, shorter length and Kallis hits it to the man on the cover boundary

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

LRPL Taylor
35(25) 2x4 - 2x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 2 4 3 19
JH Kallis
80(65) 7x4 - 2x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
4 2 0 2 4 3 4 4

Best performances - Bowlers

AL Menaria
O2.0
M0
R18
W0
Eco9.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
YK Pathan
O1.0
M0
R4
W2
Eco4.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
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