Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
66(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 1 5 4 0 0 0 12
G Gambhir
41(29) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 4 7 1 0 0 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

S Nadeem
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R13
W4
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Going in with four quicks on this track wasn't the wisest move from Delhi. Not the most thrilling of opening games from the IPL, Kolkata was never really under pressure in the chase.

Eoin Morgan: "Delighted to get start, glad to be back in the team and off to a great start. We talked about early wickets before the game, Sunil Narine is an outstanding player, on this wicket it is difficult to put him away, builds pressure and takes wickets.The momentum is with us, and long may it continue."

Shah Rukh Khan going on a victory lap at Eden Gardens. Deepika Padukone and SRK racing around the boundary.

Anoop: "KKR has gone CSK way by preparing pitches that helps spinners. They have a couple of quite handy spinners too. Will be interesting to watch."

Presentation ceremony:
Gambhir: "Restricting the opposition to 128 was a fantastic effort. We are a very good fielding side as well. I still feel Balaji did a very good job, so did Binga.. overall everyone did a very good job. 150 was a good total, but we wanted to be positive when we started the chase. Points on the table is always very satisfying."

Jayawardene: "When we started batting, we realised it was a very slow wicket. We knew 145 would be a very good total, but we kept losing wickets, and Sunil bowled very well too. Quite happy with the way the boys played, it is a different combination for Delhi this season, it will take a while to get going."

Man of the Match is Sunil Narine: "It assists the spinners a lot, everyone played their part. Lit more turn and bounce than last year. I think I was on top of Russell today, but you never know what can happen."

That's a wrap from our coverage for today. Read Siddhartha Talya's match wrap here. And there's be more later in the day/night. Right, I'm off then. Just 75 more matches this season.

18.4
1
Botha to Morgan, 1 run, KKR make a winning start, SRK likes that, a single towards midwicket for the single that confirmed the result
18.3
1
Botha to Pathan, 1 run, opens the face to guide that fine past short third man, scores are level, "KKR, KKR," the crowd chants

HR: "Spotted: A girl jumping out of her seat in joy after Yusuf Pathan's six... It was 'cauz she saw ShahRukh on the screen"

18.2
1
Botha to Morgan, 1 run, looks to chop that one through the off side, bottom edges it and that misses the stumps and goes past the keeper
18.1
0
Botha to Morgan, no run, length ball just outside off, defended, 'well bowled, well bowled, johan,' shouts the keeper

END OF OVER:
18 | 12 Runs | KKR: 126/4

  • EJG Morgan12 (12b)
  • YK Pathan17 (15b)
  • AD Russell3-0-24-0
  • UT Yadav3-0-23-0
17.6
1
Russell to Morgan, 1 run, on the pads and that is down towards fine leg, 12 off the over, and Delhi will be wondering why they didn't pick Jeevan Mendis on this pitch which is helping the spinners so much
17.5
1
Russell to Pathan, 1 run, low full toss on off stump, pushed towards cover

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DPMD Jayawardene
66(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • leg glance
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 1 5 4 0 0 0 12
G Gambhir
41(29) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot on back foot
  • 14 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
2 4 7 1 0 0 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

S Nadeem
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R13
W4
Eco3.25
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