258dThe Report Kanishkaa Balachandran

Clinical Kolkata trounce Punjab

In one of the more one-sided games of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders breezed to an eight-wicket win and made amends for fluffing a chase against the same opponents, Kings XI Punjab, three days ago

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
66(44) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 27 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
4 12 9 6 20 3 1 11
AC Gilchrist
40(30) 3x4 - 1x6
Control %93%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 9 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 5 5 10 10 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

PP Chawla
O4
M0
R19
W2
Eco4.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kings XI Punjab , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05

Match days

18 April 2012 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

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Gambhir is the Man of the Match

Gautam Gambhir: "I have always believed if we play to our potential, we are a strong side to beat. The way we restricted them was an excellent effort on such a flat wicket. My Man of the Match to be honest is Rajat Bhatia."

Adam Gilchrist: "[My injury] took the direction out of our innings. Hard to say what was a good score on this wicket."

They are too good a side to lose as often as they do, but today KKR performed like the power-packed side they actually are. Tight bowling, decent fielding, and safe batting, made a Twenty20 look dull, but they'll gladly take the comfortable win, especially after slipping to a two-run loss to the same side three days ago

afsana: "dear kartik. shukla is warming the benches along with shakib, tamim and mccullum." Ha

Annanya: "And Kallis sabotages Gauti's bid of finishing the match in the 18th over."

Kartik: "A piece of word for our bangladeshi fans, today kkr won without shakib, a team always wins when they play as a unit, individual performance lifts u up, but may not always win u matches, so its not always shakib, or tamim, or even mccullum, and even talented abdulla is warming benches. It is tough to pick 11 from 30 player squad when u face different opposition on different pitches. And i m shocked that where is laxmi shukla gone?"

Freddy: "its always nice to score a few runs, and hit a six before your girlfriend. Well done Kallis."

16.3
6
Bhatt to Kallis, SIX runs, that will be it then, Kallis ends it with another skip down the pitch, and lofts the tossed up ball straight over the bowler
16.2
4
Bhatt to Kallis, FOUR runs, oh what an effort from David Hussey running to his left from long off, he must have run yards and yards, reached out one-handed as the ball came down after having been lofted by Kallis, but Hussey tumbled over with all his momentum in the end, and the ball rolled into the ropes
16.1
0
Bhatt to Kallis, no run, slashes a turning ball to short third man

Been a safe chase from KKR, they should have won in Kolkata against Kings XI as well, but left it for too late, Gautam Gambhir has done it himself, best way to get something done

END OF OVER:
16 | 10 Runs | KKR: 117/2 (8 runs required from 21 balls, RR: 7.31, RRR: 2.00)

  • JH Kallis20 (20b)
  • G Gambhir66 (44b)
  • AD Mascarenhas4-0-23-0
  • BA Bhatt3-0-22-0
15.6
1
Mascarenhas to Kallis, 1 run, steered to third man
15.5
2
Mascarenhas to Kallis, 2 runs, gets out of the crease and across, and works behind square
15.4
0
Mascarenhas to Kallis, no run, drive to extra cover
  • Clinical Kolkata trounce Punjab

    In one of the more one-sided games of the tournament, Kolkata Knight Riders breezed to an eight-wicket win and made amends for fluffing a chase against the same opponents, Kings XI Punjab, three days ago

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st53G GambhirBB McCullum
2nd21G GambhirMS Bisla
3rd53JH KallisG Gambhir