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Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
56(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %61%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull/hook on back foot
  • 17 runs
  • 4x4 - 0x6
5 12 8 0 4 10 5 12
IK Pathan
36(22) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 16 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 4 4 6 10 4 8

Best performances - Bowlers

JH Kallis
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4
M0
R23
W2
Eco5.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: S Balasubramanian | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That is it from us for this game folks. Abhishek Purohit signing off. Cheers

Jacques Kallis is Man of the Match. Kallis: "It has been a fantastic season for us. Captain has had a fantastic season. Our wicket at Kolkata does not have this sort of carry. It was good to deliver on this sort of wicket. We are focussing on trying to end up first or second and get through to the final."

Gambhir [on his relationship with Sehwag]: "Absolutely. This is just the IPL. I have all the respect for him, He is the one I always admire."

Sehwag: "I think we were 20-25 runs short. We did not capitalise in the middle overs. Sunil Narine bowled really well. [Narine will] not work against me, I have played him and will smash him, but others might have a problem against him because he is difficult to pick. But he is a good young bowler, he is learning fast. 150-odd was not a bad total, our fielding and bowling was not upto the mark, when you are giving boundary balls, it is difficult to set a field. We decided to give the spinner [Nadeem] a chance because Gautam is batting well against the fast bowlers." Sehwag, in the age of cliches, seldom disappoints with his words

The only time this seemed like a contest was when Sehwag went after KKR at the start. It was mostly KKR after that. Sixth consecutive win for KKR; they had endured a run of eight consecutive losses in IPL 2009. Have they turned it around with this revamped team or what.

KKR have handed Delhi only their second defeat at home this season, and the third of the season. Both teams have eight wins and three losses now, but Delhi have an extra game left.

Random fact: Top three run-getters in the IPL this season are Indian, top three wicket-takers overseas

Ramprashad: "Here is the answer to the million dollar question posted earlier: DD could be a one-man dependent team. DD could very well reach 3/4 in the table and could be eliminated if Sehwag fails."

Jaffrin: "That random fact kind of sums up Indian Cricket."

EddieBhai: "That Random Fact further strengthens the belief that our batsmen are indeed flat-track bullies (not necessarily a bad thing) and overseas bowlers can produce wickets anywhere (Indian bowlers are ineffective)"

Krish: "A lot of people are commenting on DD's reliance on their top 3 guys, but KKR is no different either."

18.4
1
Aaron to Pathan, 1 run, drops it on to the off side and the single takes KKR to top of the IPL points table
18.3
0
Aaron to Pathan, no run, he was gone had the throw hit, Taylor races in to pick up the ball from midwicket, non-striker had backed up too much, but Taylor misses
18.3
1w
Aaron to Pathan, 1 wide, short of a length and wide down leg
18.2
0
Aaron to Pathan, no run, Irfan Pathan has dropped Yusuf Pathan at mid off, Aaron cannot believe it, Sehwag has hands on his head, Yusuf drilled a pitched up delivery hard and straight at a decent height to Irfan, who took it in both hands, and it popped out
18.1
1lb
Aaron to Das, 1 leg bye, hops and is hit on the pads with the incoming angle, the ball pops up wide of slip

Hussain: "Dont worry KKR fans....Extras will do it for you....."

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 151/4 (3 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 8.38, RRR: 1.50)

  • DB Das1 (2b)
  • YK Pathan6 (8b)
  • M Morkel4-0-35-1
  • VR Aaron3-0-18-1
17.6
1
Morkel to Das, 1 run, goes for the yorker from the heavens, the height from which he delivers, dug out in front of mid on