Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
51(45) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 5 7 0 1 2
RV Uthappa
80(52) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 0 1 4 12 13 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Morkel
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentary

KKR break away from the cluster of teams with eight points. It was not the most attractive chase, but on a surface that was slow, they needed to grind it out. They got another strong start from their openers and then Robin Uthappa took it deep with yet another half-century. Mumbai Indians looked lacklustre without the runs on the board and their campaign has almost come to a close. Thanks for the comments and feedback. Till tomorrow, ciao ciao.

"This shows the character of the team, the guys were really pumped up to get the campaign back on track," Gambhir says. "Winning the toss, the bowlers did great to restrict the team to 140. He [Narine] is a mystery bowler and we are lucky to have a bowler like that in our team. "

"Yesterday I got hit by Cummins on my toe, so i would like to thank my staff for getting me back to play today," says Robin Uthappa. "I have been working hard, i have been improving my skill too. I am trying to play in the V, i am playing with the correct technique too. It's a result of spending a lot of hours practicing."

"The wicket was doing a little bit, it was not an easy pitch to bat," Rohit Sharma says. "But we were 20 runs short, it was not easy to defend 140 on this ground. You have to consistently keep scoring 170+ to win games. We have been bowling well, but we haven't been consistent in our bowling. We have Josh Hazlewood, Marchant de Lange, Krishmar Santokie (as replacements for Malinga)"

"It looks easy from outside but only the one in the middle knows how difficult it is in the middle," says Yusuf Pathan. "Our bowlers bowled very well, then we started really well. Robin's form is a good sign for our team - he is playng well, he is playing long. Our bench strength is also strong, that helps us to choose the right players for the right conditions. "

Srinivas Goud: "Thats luck favoring the hard work. KKR wins with their hardwork & their key competitor SRH goes down on the sameday! "

Dev: "Funnily enough, of the 4 games left to play, KKR and SRH (the 2 contenders for the 4th slot) play each other twice. Those will be the eliminators for the eliminator. Lots can change."

Farhan Siddique: "Overall its a day for Wicket Keepers Naman Ojha, Saha and Uthappa."

18.4
4
Malinga to Pathan, FOUR runs, Yusuf Pathan hits the winning runs to celebrate his 100th match. Short ball, pulled hard.
18.3
W
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, OUT, another slower delivery and Shakib lifts it straight up in the air, easy catch by Rayudu who comes running in from long-on. He was looking for the big finish (he has done that in the past, against Nepal recently), but is outfoxed by Malinga this time
18.2
0
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, no run, slower delivery outside off, Shakib wanted to crash it over extra cover but is beaten
18.1
2
Malinga to Shakib Al Hasan, 2 runs, fires it full on the toes, but Shakib gets his feet out of the way and flicks it to deep midwicket for a couple

END OF OVER:
18 | 8 Runs | KKR: 136/3

  • YK Pathan16 (12b)
  • Shakib Al Hasan7 (5b)
  • LMP Simmons3-0-34-1
  • SL Malinga3-0-24-0
17.6
0
Simmons to Pathan, no run, slides down the leg side but not given a wide. Yusuf is again not impressed
17.5
1
Simmons to Shakib Al Hasan, 1 run, he looks for the big one, but can only get it as far as mid-on as this hits the toe of the bat

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RG Sharma
51(45) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %81%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 6 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
2 0 0 5 7 0 1 2
RV Uthappa
80(52) 9x4 - 3x6
Control %77%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
2 0 1 4 12 13 0 5

Best performances - Bowlers

Harbhajan Singh
O4.0
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
M Morkel
O4.0
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Death overs specialist

64%

Lasith Malinga has taken 64% of his total wickets in the last 5 overs of an innings (76 out of 118 wickets)

Yusuf's ton

100

No. of IPL matches Yusuf Pathan has now played - he is the 7th player to play to reach the landmark

Trouble in the middle

122.18

The strike-rate of Kolkata Knight Riders' No. 3 to 7 this season. They have 650 runs at an average of 23.21

Limited impact

9

No. of wickets that Mumbai Indians’ spinners have taken in this IPL – second fewest. KKR spinners have taken 27 – the most.

Bhajji's bunny

4

No. of times Harbhajan has dismissed Gambhir in IPL. Gambhir has 27 runs against him at a strike rate of 77 in 8 innings.

Dip in form

1

No. of wickets that Pragyan Ojha has taken in 7 innings this IPL. He has not been economical either (ER 8.66)

At ease at the top

137

Robin Uthappa's strike rate while opening the batting for KKR in this IPL - his strike rate in other positions is 109.

Spin a strength?

5

No. of times that Pragyan Ojha has dismissed Gautam Gambhir in 6 IPL innings

Slow starters

6.55

Knight Riders' run-rate in the Powerplay this season - only Delhi Daredevils are worse (6.53)

Dicey

4

No. of times that Knight Riders have failed to chase down a 140-150 score in the IPL in six attempts

Trump card

2

No. of times Sunil Narine has conceded 30+ runs in innings this IPL - this has happened only 6 times in all IPL.

Top of the class

5.88

Shakib Al Hasan's economy rate in this IPL - the best for any left arm spinner (min. 5 overs).

Miserly at the end

8.06

Knight Riders' economy rate in the last five overs of an innings in this IPL - the best for any team.

Indian Premier League

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RPS1495018.0000.176
SRH1485017.0000.599
KKR1486016.0000.641
KXIP1477014.000-0.009
DD1468012.000-0.511
GL1441008.000-0.412
RCB1431007.000-1.299