153dThe Bulletin by Nitin Sundar

Yusuf and Co. make sloppy Deccan Chargers pay

Deccan Chargers dropped too many catches in the first half of the game to allow Kolkata Knight Riders to motor along to 169, and then dropped intensity alarmingly in the chase to succumb to their sixth defeat in nine games

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
54(45) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %89%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 18 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
6 4 6 9 11 3 10 5
YK Pathan
47(26) 3x4 - 3x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 0 5 4 1 7 10 18

Best performances - Bowlers

R Bhatia
O4
M0
R26
W2
Eco6.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Iqbal Abdulla
O4
M0
R34
W2
Eco8.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Deccan Chargers , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

3 May 2011 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Deccan Chargers 0

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Siddhartha Talya

END OF OVER:
20 | 7 Runs | DC: 149/6 (21 runs required, RR: 7.45)

  • B Chipli12 (7b)
  • A Mishra9 (9b)
  • JH Kallis2-0-12-1
  • B Lee4-0-30-1

Kolkata have won comprehensively and Deccan are left in a precarious position in the points table. That stand between Yusuf Pathan and Manoj Tiwary proved decisive in the outcome, while Dhawan needed more batsmen to rally around him in the chase. Deccan are in seventh place with six defeats and three wins, and Kolkata are on top now but having played a game more than Mumbai, who are second. Nitin Sundar is finishing up his bulletin, which should be ready soon. We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Sangakkara: "We needed some boundaries after that Time Out. We should have limited them to around 150-155. Our openers tried hard and delivered a solid start. We need to hold our catches, bowl well in the death overs and build on solid starts. Kolkata outplayed us and it's back to the drawing board for us."

Gambhir: "It was a professional effort from everyone, and it was a good performance from our bowlers to restrict them. It is good to have Boucher and we hope he chips in with the bat as well. I had a bit of pain in the knee and hopefully I should recover for the next game."

Yusuf Pathan is Man of the Match: "Mashallah, the ball was struck very well today. Thye captain told me to just play my game."

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19.6
1
Kallis to Chipli, 1 run, he picks it from a length and plays it to midwicket for a single to end it all
19.5
1
Kallis to Mishra, 1 run, low full toss outside off, steered wide of point for just a single
19.5
1w
Kallis to Mishra, 1 wide, banged in short on middle, called a wide, too high
19.4
2
Kallis to Mishra, 2 runs, short on the off, comes down the track and swings it over midwicket for a couple of runs, Unadkat, who has done nothing but field this game, slides and keeps them to two
19.3
0
Kallis to Mishra, no run, tries to play the scoop, shuffles across to play it over short fine, misses, not called a wide
19.2
1
Kallis to Chipli, 1 run, another one heading towards the blockhole, pushed towards long-on for a single, it's over

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st41S DhawanS Sohal
2nd0KC SangakkaraS Dhawan
3rd27CL WhiteS Dhawan
4th2S DhawanDT Christian
5th56S DhawanDB Ravi Teja
6th2B ChipliS Dhawan
7th21B ChipliA Mishra