Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
56(40) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 0 2 1 13
RV Uthappa
47(38) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 12 2 0 10 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
17 | 4 Runs 2 Wkts | KKR: 114/9

  • SP Narine1 (1b)
  • R Vinay Kumar0 (0b)
  • MM Sharma3-0-22-3
  • BW Hilfenhaus3-0-26-0

So that's it from us for this game. Chennai were just too good for Kolkata once Brendon McCullum had laid them that platform. Kolkata's bowlers might feel they gave away too many, particularly on a pitch that had a lot of help in it for the spinners, and Ravindra Jadeja showed them that this was certainly the case when he came on and took four wickets that settled the contest for good. Chennai have made it five wins in six games, and Kolkata have two from six.

Thanks for tuning in, and sending in all your comments. This is Karthik Krishnaswamy, your commentator for the day, signing off.

Here's MS Dhoni, at the post-match presentation. He says he was worried about how the pitch might behave, but decided to bat first with the thought that it might slow down later. Chennai decided to keep the same combination, he added, because they had Dwayne Smith as a back-up seam option.

Ravindra Jadeja is the Man of the Match. He says he felt it would be a good day as soon as he bowled a few balls on this pitch.

chibi: "Both orange and purple has 2 superkings players in the top 3 ! That shows the team's strength."

Sohom: "KKR'S DOT BALL PERCENTAGE IS 47%, AND THEY NEED TO LOOK INTO THAT IF THEY ARE TO BE AT LEAST COMPETITIVE IN THE UPCOMING GAMES."

Mohit Sharma's three wickets, meanwhile, took him to 11 wickets, which means he's now in possession of the Purple Cap.

Gautam Gambhir says there have been a few good individual performances from Kolkata's players, but they haven't clicked as a team yet. "We won seven games in a row when we won the IPL," he says, and hopes they can go on a similar run. Uthappa, he adds, is likely to continue at the top of the order.

Big win here from Chennai, and it never looked in doubt after Jadeja came on and took two wickets in two balls. Robin Uthappa fought hard, but it was always going to be difficult when so many wickets were falling around him. Most of Chennai's bowlers bowled well, but that couldn't be said of Kolkata's bowlers, who bowled far too short to Brendon McCullum, and that in the end proved the biggest difference between the two sides.

16.6
1
Sharma to Narine, 1 run, He can. It's a slower ball, angled into the left-hander from around the wicket, and he waits on it before dabbing it behind point.

One ball, 57 to get. Mohit on a hat trick. Narine can't prevent defeat, but can he prevent the hat-trick?

16.5
W
Sharma to Pathan, OUT, Full, angled in, lbw. Pathan looks to slog across the line, and misses. Hits him right in front of off stump. Plumb.
16.4
W
Sharma to Chawla, OUT, Full, wide outside off, and Chawla swings it straight down long-off's throat.
16.3
1
Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, Short, rising ball outside off. Pathan top-edges the attempted pull, but it falls well short of deep square leg.

Sheikh Mudasir: "Dd they not tell Yousuf it is a 17 over game not 20?"

16.2
1
Sharma to Chawla, 1 run, tries to chop it to point, gets an inside-edge that squirts into the leg side.

Here, meanwhile, is Piyush Chawla, on strike for the first time. Mohit to go around the wicket to the left-hander.

16.1
1
Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, Full, straight, in the blockhole, hit down to long-on.

40 off six balls. This is still mathematically possible, given a couple of no-balls. In comes Mohit, with that distinctive hop of his.

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

BB McCullum
56(40) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 1 0 2 1 13
RV Uthappa
47(38) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 8 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 1 12 2 0 10 0

Best performances - Bowlers

RA Jadeja
O4.0
M0
R12
W4
Eco3.00
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

New purple cap holder

11

Mohit Sharma now has the most wickets in IPL 2014, having just overtaken Jadeja's 10

Purple cap holder

10

Number of wickets Jadeja has taken in IPL 2014. Mohit Sharma is second with 9

Consistent batting

13

The number of 20+ scores for Robin Uthappa in his last 20 IPL innings.

Strike bowler

3

The number of 4+ wicket hauls Jadeja has taken for CSK in the IPL – no other bowler has more

Odd way to go

1

Number of times any batsman has been dismissed ‘obstructing the field’ in the IPL – Yusuf Pathan in Ranchi in 2013

KKR's striker

177

SA Yadav’s strike rate in IPL 2014 before the start of this match (110 runs of 62 balls)

Collapse

3-3

Kolkata Knight Riders crashed from 36 for 1 to 38 for 4 in five balls

Batting in Ranchi

2

Number of batsmen who have scored fifties in Ranchi in the IPL – Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan

One of a few

5.86

Ishwar Pandey’s economy – one of 4 Indian quicks with a sub-six economy rate (Sandeep Sharma, Aaron and Binny)

Top of the order

31

Number of times that Robin Uthappa has opened the batting in 92 IPL innings

Leaking

9.91

Andre Russel’s economy rate in the IPL – the most expensive for any bowler in the IPL (min 140 balls)

Form

4

Number of 50s that McCullum has scored in his last 6 IPL innings., as many as he has managed in 48 before that

Consistent

3

Number of batsmen who have scored 3 fifties in this season – Maxwell, Dwayne Smith and Brendon McCullum

Indian Premier League

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DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
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