Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AL Menaria
21(17) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 6 0 1 1
G Gambhir
35(35) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 1 10 0 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
L Balaji
O3.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

That will be all from us fellas. Join us for tomorrow's game, Kochi v Chennai. Till then, this is Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers.

Balaji is the Man of the Match. Balaji: "I think it came out well today. We have been working hard. It is all about courage and discipline and a abit of basics. It was a good ball to Watson. What Malinga does is nip the length a bit around, that is the thing to do. I am trying to do the same in the middle overs."

Gambhir: "Getting the opposition out for 81 was a fantastic effort. You cannot take any game in this format lightly. We could not be over-confident, we had to do our job. Once you get the momentum, it is important to continue. Once we got Brett and Shakib in our team, and Balaji, it is a fantastic attack. I have always said this is a fantastic crowd, and this is the best place to play cricket."

Warne: "Pretty ordinary performance, one of our worst ones. It was a 130-140 wicket, but there was panic and inexperience. I thought we did well in the last game to get to 160. We were ordinary, pretty embarrassing. We worked hard, we trained well. We have got three away games now, we have to bounce back."

Hang around for the presentation.

Rohit: "RR's problem has always been batting. Their batting clicked in the first season which is why they won. Previous two seasons, their batting has failed them. A team which until last game had a 100% success rate in defending scores above 145 odd."

Vatsal: "Will still back Rajasthan Royals...they are a fighter bunch of guys with a leader more magical than Dhoni...I am sure they will reach the semis...they gave good fight in the initial overs of their bowling...They will bounce back."

yasas: "You get the feeling, RR have lost the tournament in the auction itself...They dont seem to possess the strength to consistently perform well. They ll need some magic to turn the tournament around now...."

Strong stuff from Kolkata. Emphatic win by eight wickets. Warne tried his best with some aggressive field settings, but he had no runs to work with. Missed Dravid and Botha sorely. Kolkata go top of the table with this win, their third on the trot, after the choke against Chennai

13.5
4
Tait to Gambhir, FOUR runs, Gautam does it neatly, high full toss wide outside off and he picks it over point for the winning runs
13.4
1lb
Tait to Tiwary, 1 leg bye, fires in the yorker, nothing free about that one and no hit, they charge through for the leg bye
13.4
5nb
Tait to Tiwary, (no ball) FOUR runs, and another one, Tiwary backs away, Tait goes for the bouncer, he swings hard and gets the connection well enough to send it soaring it over midwicket, it;s a no-ball as well

round the wicket goes Tait

13.3
4
Tait to Tiwary, FOUR runs, gets one in the slot and goes over mid off this time, stands tall and lofts the full ball one bounce to the boundary, Kolkata almost home
13.2
6
Tait to Tiwary, SIX runs, shot! Manoj backs away, Tait sprays this one full, and he reaches out to slice it over point for a maximum
13.1
1
Tait to Gambhir, 1 run, dug in short, Gautam gets on the toes and steers to third man

aditi: "Bored silly. Was hoping this would turn out to be as great a match as the one this afternoon. Maybe a double hat trick?" Tait is back

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AL Menaria
21(17) 1x4 - 1x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 6 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 1 1 0 6 0 1 1
G Gambhir
35(35) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on back foot
  • 8 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
2 1 10 0 1 0 0 1

Best performances - Bowlers

SK Warne
O4.0
M0
R17
W1
Eco4.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
L Balaji
O3.0
M0
R15
W3
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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GL1441008.000-0.400
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