Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
42(42) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 0 1 1 1 1
G Gambhir
45(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 1 6 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Bhatt
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Iqbal Abdulla
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Here's the points table.

Manoj Tiwary: "Very happy to contribute to the win, happy that I remained not out, that means I was there till the end, very good performance from Gambhir who is a great player of spin. I was desperate to do well in this format."

Praveen mails this in: "Hope Rajasthan Royals have an eye on this match to learn how KKR are chasing such low totals to get a win with some decent +NRR"

Amlan asks: "KKR on top of the points table? Am I hallucinating?"

Sunny says:"Lets have Priyanka Chopra for every match, SRK.."

Presentation ceremony:
Adam Gilchrist: "We needed at least 20 more, it was a spinning wicket, and a bit difficult against the quicks as well. Well bowled to their spinners, and we gifted away a couple of wickets as well. Once they knew the target, they could afford to take a few early risks. We have to dust ourselves and get up for the next game."

Gautam Gambhir: "All the credit goes to the way our bowlers bowled, they have plenty of depth in the batting so to keep them to such a small total was great. Morgan batted brilliantly in the first 4-5 overs, taking a lot of pressure off. We have a long way to go, we just want to continue to play good cricket. As long as we put in 100%, results don't matter."

Man of the Match is Iqbal Abdulla. Gambhir translates for Abdulla: "I feel really good, I was ready for it, I have bowled in the first six overs before. Felt good to get wickets of Adam Gilchrist and David Hussey. Thsi s my first Man of the Match. I'm really happy. "

As Bon Jovi said, "we're halfway there", Kolkata celebrate but there's still a month to go in the IPL. Join us tomorrow for the next batch of matches. Seeya!

17.2
1
Chawla to Gambhir, 1 run, Korbo, lorbo, jetbo and all that, all too easy for Kolkata, on the pads, tucked behind square for the winning run, Kolkata go top of the table! superb stand between Gambhir and Tiwary flattens them after the spinners did the job early on,
17.1
4
Chawla to Gambhir, FOUR runs, scores are level, Gambhir heaves the length ball over wide long-on for four

END OF OVER:
17 | 2 Runs | KKR: 115/2

  • MK Tiwary34 (41b)
  • G Gambhir40 (42b)
  • BA Bhatt4-0-22-2
  • PP Chawla3-0-24-0
16.6
0
Bhatt to Tiwary, no run, jabbed to backward point, another dot ball to end
16.5
0
Bhatt to Tiwary, no run, Tiwary wanted to slam that against the spin and into the crowd, can't connect
16.4
1
Bhatt to Gambhir, 1 run, swiped towards deep midwicket this time for a single
16.3
0
Bhatt to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir waltzes out of the crease and whips the ball,can't beat Hussey at midwicket again

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KD Karthik
42(42) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 11 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 8 4 0 1 1 1 1
G Gambhir
45(44) 4x4 - 0x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 10 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
6 0 4 1 6 0 1 2

Best performances - Bowlers

BA Bhatt
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Iqbal Abdulla
O4.0
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
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