Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KK Nair
44(35) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 15 8 0 0 1 5
RV Uthappa
65(52) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 0 1 7 3 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs | KKR: 160/6

  • SA Yadav9 (17b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan21 (14b)
  • SR Watson4-0-21-3
  • JP Faulkner4-0-27-0

What a horrible dream for KKR! They had a similar outing against Royals a week ago, but this is going to hurt even more. From 121 for 0, they went to 123 for 6.. Don't ask me how.. First there was a triple-strike over from Watson, then a hat-trick (in two legal balls) for Pravin Tambe. Blank expressions on KKR players' face. Time to move over to the next game.. no escape.

"It was a nice way to close out a game," says Watson. "That's what we talk about in our team set up. PT (Tambe) just keeps going and going, getting big batsmen out all the time. he deserves a pay rise and he is making my life easier for sure. Definitely few things went my way in that over. Hadn't had much of an impact with the ball, so it was good to get those wickets."

Tambe takes the purple cap and the man-of-the-match award. He says, "The confidence the team gives me, I will never forget. This was my first hat-trick. At this level you have to keep the energy throughout."

Gautam Gambhir says, "It's a hard pill to swallow. I have not seen this kind of cricket. We have to move on. We still have 8 games left. We still need to work on bowling as apart from Sunil and Shakib, others need to take the responsibility."

Mohandas Menon, on twitter, writes, "KKR becomes the 1st team in #IPL history to lose a match after a 100+ opening stand while chasing a target!"

Kuldeep: "Rajasthan have now stolen two games from Kolkata!! I anticipate 'Wanted For Felony' posters of all RR players on Kolkata streets, with higher rewards for Faulkner, Watson and Tambe (top 'felons' across the two games)!!!"

Senthil: "KKR just messed up everything when things are going their way. There is no need to promote A Russel and when they are sailing smooth that was not at all needed. "

Mayank Sharma: "The importance of that Watson over can't be overstated. What followed was largely self inflicted but that three wicket over from Watson clinched it, no doubt, especially as he removed the two openers."

19.6
1
Watson to Yadav, 1 run, they have done it again! Royals, take a bow. Surya gets some bat on this, but can only hit it to deep square leg
19.5
1
Watson to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, superb yorker! this is done and dusted now. Shakib digs it out to long on

Two sixes needed.. Shakib? Can you?

19.4
1
Watson to Yadav, 1 run, low full toss, he can only hit it to mid-off for a single.. The match is almost gone now
19.3
0
Watson to Yadav, no run, slower bouncer, Surya was down on his knees and lets this one go over him.. Looks to the umpire, but this one is not called wide

14 off 4

19.2
1lb
Watson to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 leg bye, he misses out on this full delivery! This could have been flicked anywhere and he takes it on the pads

15 off 5..

19.1
1
Watson to Yadav, 1 run, he charges down the pitch and drives it to cover, but can't beat the fielder.. Just a single

16 off six now.. and this is a free ball

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

KK Nair
44(35) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %68%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 11 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 15 8 0 0 1 5
RV Uthappa
65(52) 5x4 - 3x6
Control %71%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 6 0 1 7 3 7

Best performances - Bowlers

SR Watson
O4.0
M0
R21
W3
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R28
W2
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Purple-cap race

12

Number of wickets Pravin Tambe has taken in IPL 2014 - he has just overtaken Sunil Narine

Hat-trick hero

12

No. of IPL hat-tricks after Pravin Tambe's feat today

A new high

121

The opening stand between Uthappa and Gambhir today was KKR's best in the IPL

Top of the charts

21

Number of 50+ scores Gambhir has in IPL – he has moved ahead of Gayle, Raina and Rohit Sharma

Century stands

3

Number of 100+ opening partnerships KKR have had in the IPL – the second in a chase

Good first halves

4

Number of times KKR have not lost a wicket in the first 10 overs of an IPL chase, in 51 innings

Top of the charts

300

No. of fours Gautam Gambhir has now hit in the IPL – the most by any player

Tewatia who?

0

Number of T20s Rahul Tewatia played before today. He hadn't played any List A cricket either, and just one FC match

Strike-rate stats

109

Robin Uthappa’s strike rate in the Powerplay – he strikes at 131 outside the Powerplay

A long wait ends

19

Number of innings since KKR had their last opening partnership of 50+ runs in the IPL

Chasing stats

3

Number of times KKR successfully chased a 170+ score in the IPL (in 11 attempts)

Defending big totals

12

Number of times Royals successfully defended a 170+ score in IPL. However, they failed in their last two attempts

Purple cap stats

11

Number of wickets Narine has taken in IPL 2014 – joint highest with Mohit Sharma

Indian Premier League

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