Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
40(28) 0x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 2 3 14 0 2
G Gambhir
69(56) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %46%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 2 0 0 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Thanks for your comments and feedback.. time to move over to the next window where Chennai and Kings XI are fighting for the top position. This is Devashish Fuloria signing off. ciao ciao

"Especially after the last game, we wanted to finish this game," says Gambhir, who is also the man of the match. "We wanted someone to bat through and luckily it was me today. Runs on the board always benefit, but this was a good wicket - it was coming on nicely. But Robin and I got the start. We have a lot of talent in the team and we need to finish more games. The way i started the tournament, i couldnt get a run. I was smiling from outside but deep down I was anxious. "

This is how the previous match should have gone for KKR, but they have managed to correct the mistake this time. A very important win for KKR team, helps them move one rung up on the ladder out from the dungeon, still a long way to go though. Gambhir and Uthappa put up a 100-run partnership again, closing out the game in the process.. Delhi, unfortunately, didn't have the bowling attack to trouble anyone. It turned out to be a jaunt.

Ali: "Good day for the Bengalis today. Athletico Kolkata has been unveiled today and now Cricketico Kolkata is looking in good form !! " --- Isn't Knight Riders a bad enough name that you invent another?

Arpit: "So, Who gets the credit? Gambhir or his T-shirt ?"

Gunjandeep: "Delhi's lack of good spin attack is only matched by Kolkata's indifferent form of middle order. However, Another brilliant opening stand ensures that KKR are still good, DD around 20 Runs Short. What's Duminy doing Sooooo Low down the order anyways???"

18.2
1
Nadeem to Kallis, 1 run, slower delivery on the stumps, easily tucked to midwicket for an easy single
18.1
4
Nadeem to Kallis, FOUR runs, tossed up and Kallis shows his class, driving this on the up through extra cover

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 156/2

  • JH Kallis5 (4b)
  • MK Pandey23 (14b)
  • WD Parnell4-0-21-2
  • JP Duminy2-0-24-0
17.6
1
Parnell to Kallis, 1 run, short delivery, Kallis takes his eyes off while playing the pull but still manages to control it, picks up a single to deep square leg

Senthil: "DK is a different kind of player. He does exceptionally well in pressure situations and does the hard job with batting as well as keeping but his problems are with easy ones"

17.5
4
Parnell to Kallis, FOUR runs, outside edge! There was a slip in place, but this would have gone to a second slip. Kallis went for the big drive but is lucky to get four for it
17.4
0
Parnell to Kallis, no run, length delivery on off, the batsman pushes it straight to point
17.3
0
Parnell to Kallis, no run, length delivery on the stumps, Kallis is a bit surprised by the extra bounce as he defends down the pitch

Kallis is in now

Ahsen: "I am very interested in how Kolkata is goin to mess it up now :P " ---why does everyone love a bit of schadenfreude?

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

JP Duminy
40(28) 0x4 - 3x6
Control %91%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 8 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 2 3 14 0 2
G Gambhir
69(56) 5x4 - 2x6
Control %46%
  • Productive Shot
  • straight drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 2 1 2 0 0 6 3

Best performances - Bowlers

WD Parnell
O4.0
M0
R21
W2
Eco5.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
Shakib Al Hasan
O4.0
M0
R13
W1
Eco3.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Costly miss

18

Gambhir’s score when he was dropped by Dinesh Karthik in the 6th over

Back to back fifties

6

Number of times Gautam Gambhir has scored back-to-back fifties in the IPL

Breaking new ground

2

No. of consecutive 100+ opening partnerships for KKR – a first for them

Will KKR do it?

3

Number of times KKR chased down a 160+ score in the IPL (in 15 attempts)

Half-way high

90

KKR's best total in the IPL at the end of 10 overs when they have not lost a wicket in chase

A new high

52

Number of runs scored by KKR in the Powerplay - their best in this IPL

Poor starters

6.29

Kolkata run-rate in the Powerplay in this year's IPL – only Daredevils are worse

Delhi favourites?

4

Number of times Daredevils have failed to defend a 160+ total in the IPL (in 15 attempts

An exclusive club

3

Number of batsmen who have now hit Narine for 2 sixes in an innings – Suresh Raina, MS Gony and JP Duminy

An unwanted high

38

Number of runs conceded by Sunil Narine today - his most expensive spell in the IPL

Mr. Un-outable

97

No. of runs scored by Kedar Jadhav this IPL without being dismissed (14*, 28*, 29* and 26*)

Sunil takes a hit

17

No. of runs conceded by Narine in the 18th over – his second most expensive in the IPL

Tight at the death

6.44

Narine’s economy while bowling in the last 5 overs – the best for any bowler in the IPL (min. 5 overs)

Indian Premier League

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