Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
83(51) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 5 16 11 7 2
YV Takawale
45(36) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 6 0 5 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

END OF OVER:
20 | 10 Runs | RCB: 165/5

  • MA Starc12 (8b)
  • S Rana19 (12b)
  • R Vinay Kumar4-0-44-0
  • UT Yadav4-0-45-1

That is all from this game. Good bye

Robin Uthappa is the Man of the Match. Uthappa: "It is a great wicket and I enjoy playing here. Feels good to be contributing. I have got my plans worked out as far as opening is concerned. It is like bread and butter for me. The pitch was stopping a bit more. Shots on the rise were not conducive. When Shakib came in, I knew if I rotated the strike, we could get big runs in the end. I did not look at the scoreboard, I just kept batting. Really glad to have Shakib at the other end. I knew I just needed to feed him the strike, he was going hammer and tongs at the spinners in the middle overs."

Gautam Gambhir: "The way Robin and Shakib set it up for us was brilliant. Chasing 195 on this pitch is always tough and we always knew we had the bowlers to defend. On this wicket, it gets tough with Sunil and Morne in our ranks."

Virat Kohli: "When we were batting, the difference after 12 overs was only ten runs. But after that, they took off, they scored about 90 in the last eight. That is one area where we have been lacking in the past few games. That has cost us badly in this tournament. In T20, the side that bowls better ends up being on the right side of the result. Tonight was another case where KKR bowled better than us and you saw the result in the end. (Robin) is batting well but it is important to make him hit in the areas we want him to rather than just giving him balls to hit. It was more like he was given balls in the areas in which he wanted to hit rather than making him think about what he should do and the bowler being smarter than the batsman. All credit to him, he has been playing well and hitting the ball well. We have not been consistent in the crucial moments, I have said this before as well. Have not maintained our composure too much. in those crunch situations. It is up to the individuals to learn from that and come back stronger. But we have not been able to do that. We started off well today as well. 20-odd runs in four overs and two wickets and we just could not capitalise on it. We gave away the momentum again."

KKR march into the playoffs with a commanding win, their sixth on the trot, thanks to Uthappa, Shakib and Narine. RCB are out of the race. Only one spot up for grabs now, and RR, MI and SRH will compete for it. Sunrisers go up against CSK now, and will be out too if they lose. You can follow that match here

Vee: "When you're playing a T20 against a side with Narine in the line-up, your allotted overs is really 16. "

Grandmaster: "Narine was the queen on a chessboard today. Took out the queen, a couple of rooks and the knight of the opposition today."

Varun Anand: "Now when I look back, KKR have played good cricket throughout this IPL, not just the last 6 games. Had one or two results turned in KKR's favour, they would have been 1 or 2 on the table."

19.6
0
Vinay Kumar to Starc, no run, Starc swings and misses a wide length ball, and that is the end for RCB
19.5
1
Vinay Kumar to Rana, 1 run, in the blockhole just outside off, hit hard into the pitch and bounces over the bowler
19.4
1
Vinay Kumar to Starc, 1 run, full around leg, driven straight down the ground
19.3
2
Vinay Kumar to Starc, 2 runs, flicks off the pad wide of fine leg for two
19.2
4
Vinay Kumar to Starc, FOUR runs, cracks a pitched up ball powerfully to the right of long off for a boundary
19.1
2
Vinay Kumar to Starc, 2 runs, makes room and lifts a full delivery that bounces just short of extra cover and goes past him

Clint: "Its amazing how Narine has continued to baffle the best batsmen around even in today's world with the best reviews and technology"

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
83(51) 10x4 - 1x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • square drive
  • 13 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 0 5 5 16 11 7 2
YV Takawale
45(36) 5x4 - 1x6
Control %66%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
1 4 0 6 0 5 1 5

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4.0
M0
R20
W4
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MA Starc
O4.0
M0
R32
W1
Eco8.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Best at the death

11

RCB's strike rate in the last 5 overs this IPL - best for any team. KKR's ecomony of 8.12 in the last 5 overs is also the best

A new best

45

Yogesh Takawale's score today - his highest in the IPL (9 innings)

RCB's task

123

Most runs RCB have scored in the last 10 overs to win an IPL game while chasing - they need 124 today

Spin win

6.55

The economy rate of KKR's spinners in this IPL - the best for any team

Odds against RCB

10

Number of times RCB have failed to chase down a 190+ total in the IPL (in 11 attempts)

Kohli v KKR

19.33

Virat Kohli's average v KKR. He has scored only 174 runs in 13 games at an SR of 111

Slow Gayle

85.60

Chris Gayle's batting average against KKR. He has scored 346 runs at a strike rate of 158.

KKR favourites?

1

Number of times that KKR have failed to defend 190+. They have successfully defended 190+ twice against RCB

Season best for KKR

166

KKR's highest score in this IPL before today's 195

Not a finisher

4

Number of balls Uthappa has faced in the last 3 overs of an innings this IPL - scored 1 run and been dismissed three times

Six, six, six

15

Number of overs in this IPL where bowlers have conceded 3+ sixes - Chahal was the latest

Not happy at home

29

Number of boundaries conceded by Chahal in the India leg of this IPL - he conceded four in the UAE leg

Quick to 100

3

Number times KKR have got to 100 inside 12 overs this season - only KXIP have done it more often (5 times)

Indian Premier League

TEAMMPMWMLMDPTNRR
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