Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJG Sammy
29(19) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 9 2 6 5
YK Pathan
72(22) 5x4 - 7x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
4 1 21 2 0 16 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

KV Sharma
O4.0
M0
R38
W4
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RN ten Doeschate
O1.0
M0
R7
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Yusuf Pathan - 72 off 22. That was unbelievable hitting. He's still pumped, waving a stump about in jubilation.

Rishabh Prajapa: "This innings has now paid off the entire money KKR had paid for the four years to Yusuf."

SKD: "Man of the match: Anirudhha Srikanth."

Suman Dustakar: "In Excitement you also forgot that karan sharma took 4 wkts :)" Totally did.

Darren Sammy: "I wish I could hit like that. Credit to Yusuf. Phenomenal hitting. We've not been consistently good enough this tournament."

Sudipta: "Netherland revisited and relieved. Qualified withan over to spare. Robin doing a Myburgh and Yusuf doing a Cooper here."

Nandakiran N: "Binary form of batting is Yusuf Pathan. Play a blinder or blindly get out. :P"

Karthik: "What a fine margin between being a hero and a zero -quite literally in this case! Pathan dropped on 0."

saurish: "what the hell happened,i had gone to have dinner for 15 mintues..returned and games over :o"

faraz681: "Yusuf hit Dale Steyn for 26 in an over....move over Dhoni..."

John Paul: "Yusuf On, Comments Gone"

Robin Uthappa: "There was a massive belief that we would play in the semi-finals here, when I was walking past Danny before the game he asked me whether we would make it, I told him, I know we'll make it." Uthappa also has plenty of praise for the Eden Gardens crowd.

Chennai Super Kings tweet: "One more game! One more reason to #whistlepodu!"

Sharma: "Thank you YK Pathan for understanding I have exams to revise for and finishing the match early."

Ishan Jain: "Steyn's reputation has taken a serious pounding this season. Hope he recovers soon from this traumatic season. He is the arguably most threatening fast bowler of this era."

Presentation ceremony:

Gautam Gambhir: "I have never seen this sort of innings in my career, unbelievable hitting, I can only dream of it, but I saw it in reality. We always wanted to finish it in 15.2 overs, this is what we play cricket for. We didn't start well up front bowling, we dropped some crucial catches, but this is not the time to talk about negatives, I have never seen such an innings."

Man of the Match is Yusuf Pathan: "I hit form at the right time. It feels great when the ball hits the middle of the bat and travels a long way. My hundred for Rajasthan was a good knock but I got run-out and we couldn't win the match, but this time we won, this feels like my best innings."

Well, I need a breather after that unbelievable game. I'm off, sorry couldn't post more comments when Yusuf was going bonkers. See you tomorrow. G'night.

14.3
1w
Kumar to Yadav, 1 wide, KKR get their seventh win in a row, their longest streak, and they go through as No. 2, the result is confirmed by a wide down the leg side, Sunrisers are knocked out
14.2
6
Kumar to Yadav, SIX runs, scores are level, as there's yet another six, Suryakumar skips down the track and hammers that over long-on

7 needed off 7

14.1
0
Kumar to Yadav, no run, short of length ball outside off, guided towards backward point

END OF OVER:
14 | 12 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 154/6

  • SA Yadav6 (3b)
  • R Vinay Kumar0 (0b)
  • KV Sharma4-0-38-4
  • DW Steyn4-0-43-0
13.6
1
Sharma to Yadav, 1 run, eased to long-off for a single, been a while since I got to type something as simple as that
13.5
W
Sharma to Pathan, OUT, and it's over, a special innings from Yusuf that has all but earned KKR a place in the top two, he was going for another sixbut can only get it as far as Dhawan at deep midwicket, he knows the job is virtually done, clearly enjoyed this innings, punches gloves with suryakumar before walking off, raises his bat and an adoring crowd replies with raucous cheers
13.4
6
Sharma to Pathan, SIX runs, six more! I need to keep that on copy-paste, Karn drops it short and Yusuf sends it over to the delirious Eden Gardens crowd for six more

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

DJG Sammy
29(19) 1x4 - 3x6
Control %60%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 7 runs
  • 0x4 - 1x6
0 0 0 0 9 2 6 5
YK Pathan
72(22) 5x4 - 7x6
Control %62%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 23 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
4 1 21 2 0 16 0 8

Best performances - Bowlers

KV Sharma
O4.0
M0
R38
W4
Eco9.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
RN ten Doeschate
O1.0
M0
R7
W1
Eco7.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Steyn taken apart

26

Number of runs off <i>that</i> Steyn over - his most expensive in the IPL

Toeing the line

9

No. of no balls that have been hit for a boundary this IPL. Today was the only time a batsman hit consecutive no balls for boundaries across seasons

Steady going

30

No. of balls Uthappa has faced from Steyn without getting dismissed, in the IPL. Has scored 34 runs

Not beyond reach

162

The highest any team has scored in 15.2 overs while chasing at the Eden Gardens, Kings XI against Knight Riders in 2010

Bizarre

23

Score to which Sunrisers Hyderabad need to restrict Knight Riders to if they want to get above Rajasthan Royals on net run-rate

Target locked

92

No. of balls by which Knight Riders need to secure victory to take second place on the points table

Biff or dot

26

Naman Ojha today was the second-highest score in the IPL with only boundaries, Jayasuriya's 36 against Deccan Chargers in 2008 is the highest.

Narine factor

50

Dhawan's strike rate against Narine. He has also been dismissed once by the bowler in 14 deliveries before this match

The break up

7.84

Shakib's economy rate against left-handed batsmen in the IPL, against right-handers he goes down to 6.12

X-factor

40

No. of wickets taken by Knight Riders' spinners this seaon, the most by any team

Dhawan on top

186

Shikhar Dhawan's strike rate against Morne Morkel, has hit 52 runs in 28 balls without getting dismissed

Struggling

3

No. of times Morne Morkel has dismissed David Warner in T20s. He only has 17 runs in 16 balls

Repeating history

6

No. of consecutive wins Knight Riders have currently, equals their longest winning streak in the IPL

The equation

93

No. of balls in which Kolkata Knight Riders need to win provided the target is between 130 and 200 to secure second place

Indian Premier League

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