• BATSMEN
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    6.5 some DK brilliance there to convert that into a wicket. Magnificent back-handed flick onto the stumps off his right hand. Smart bowling from Rana too. Saw Rahane step out, so he shortened his length and fired this in, Rahane looks to turn this to the leg side but ends up getting little bat on it. Karthik moves swiftly to his left, picks the ball up and flicks it back. I suspect Rahane took it easy and was done in by DK's speed. Stunning work. 54/1
    44
    43
    5
    1
    102.32
    12.5 he's done him with a slider again. There's some drift back in. Short goes back to pull but is beaten by this 90kph delivery that goes straight on to beat his attempted whip and crash into the stumps. 98/3
    8.4 he's played the short-arm jab straight to Kuldeep at deep midwicket. Samson was cramped for room, hustled for pace as this angled back in to hit him high on the bat. Impressive effort delivery, the young man is elated. The dangerous Samson is gone. 62/2
    13.6 taken! Andre Russell, at short extra-cover, jumps and is at full stretch to grab this overhead chance two-handed, after Tripathi skips inside the line to try and loft this flighted wrong'un, pitching on leg stump, over the fielder 106/4
    16.1 Another dismissal against wristspin for Stokes. Excellent bowling from Chawla, saw Stokes coming early and tossed it wider and slower. He ended up too much under the ball and not enough behind it, and it was the googly too, spinning away from him and causing him to skew his attempted slog over mid-on to the man at cover, who moved backwards and to his left to get under the skier 122/5
    not out
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    133.33
    18.1 slower ball, full outside off, and Gowtham departs. Looks to hit it over cover, maybe, ends up slicing a simple catch to backward point 141/6
    18.2 bowled him! Curran follows the slower one with a fast length ball, angling into off stump. Shreyas' feet are stuck, going neither forward nor back, and he plays with half a bat, opening the face to try and dab it fine. He misses, and Curran knocks out his off stump 141/7
    19.5 slants it away from Buttler's off stump again - not a yorker this time but quite full again. Flat-batted down to long-off and they chance the second just to keep Buttler on strike. Mavi fails to collect the throw cleanly, but he still collects it in time to catch Kulkarni short of his crease 160/8
    not out
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    0
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    5 (lb 1, nb 1, w 3)
    TOTAL
    160/8 (20 Overs, RR: 8.0)
    Did not bat: B Laughlin
    Fall of wickets: 1-54 (AM Rahane, 6.5 ov), 2-62 (SV Samson, 8.4 ov), 3-98 (DJM Short, 12.5 ov), 4-106 (RA Tripathi, 13.6 ov), 5-122 (BA Stokes, 16.1 ov), 6-141 (K Gowtham, 18.1 ov), 7-141 (S Gopal, 18.2 ov), 8-160 (DS Kulkarni, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    PP Chawla401814.50101000
    Kuldeep Yadav402315.7591100
    SP Narine4048012.0067100
    Shivam Mavi4040110.0093230
    N Rana201125.5041000
    TK Curran201929.5032001
  • BATSMEN
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    8.4 run-out ends the partnership! Another skiddy slider. Narine misses the reverse-sweep, gets hit on the pad, and he ambles out of his crease looking for a leg-bye as the ball rolls towards short third man and Buttler goes up in appeal for lbw. He realises too late that the single isn't on, and by the time he turns around the throw from Jaydev Unadkat is nearly in Buttler's gloves 70/2
    0.3 tries to cut but this spins back in sharply from length to cramp him for room and sees the off and leg stump flattened. The skid has done the trick. 1/1
    12.3 has Stokes caught that cleanly? The umpires are going to have a look. In Uthappa's slot for the lofted drive, which he hits hard and flat, but Stokes is on the boundary at long-on. He was stepping backwards as he took the catch over his head, about to tumble past the boundary, so he flicked it in the air, then stepped on the rope, and managed to return to the field of play and complete the catch comfortably enough in the end. Perhaps unwise of Uthappa to take on the deep fielder in this situation, but he's played an excellent hand for KKR 102/3
    not out
    35
    27
    2
    1
    129.62
    not out
    42
    23
    2
    2
    182.60
    Extras
    3 (lb 1, w 2)
    TOTAL
    163/3 (18.5 Overs, RR: 8.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (CA Lynn, 0.3 ov), 2-70 (SP Narine, 8.4 ov), 3-102 (RV Uthappa, 12.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Gowtham402325.75123000
    DS Kulkarni2020010.0054000
    JD Unadkat3034011.3343200
    B Laughlin3.503709.6552210
    S Gopal302307.6670200
    BA Stokes302508.3343010

Match Details

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20

Match days

18 April 2018 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Rajasthan Royals 0

Match Notes

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st1SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd69RV UthappaSP Narine
3rd32RV UthappaN Rana
4th61KD KarthikN Rana