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    4.5 gloved and gone! Eden Gardens goes wild. A short delivery down leg, Russell was quick and hustling. Tripathi is hurried on the pull and eventually, he can only get a glove on his pull, through to DK. That's a massive wicket, primarily because it's some relief. 63/1
    9.2 reverse sweeps.... straight to short third man! He was 11 runs away from becoming the first batsman in the IPL to score six fifties in a row. But with the run-rate slipping, with wickets falling, he knows it is up to him to shake Royals out of their funk. Goes for the unorthodox shot - a shot he's very confident playing - but the ball out the front of the hand bounces a little more than he expects 85/3
    7.2 80 kph, that's a weird shot. Is that a shot he plays well? I don't think so, which makes that reverse sweep a weird attempt. Looks to reverse sweep that ball - a lofted googly - through point. It's on leg stump too, indicating that was a premeditated shot. He misses, but the ball hits leg and middle stump. Kuldeep has confidence now, that's dangerous. 76/2
    10.3 appeal for lbw as Samson sets up a pull shot. He is hitting with the turn, but the ball skids through and strikes him on the pads. DK wants to review. The impact is on the back leg, which is right in line with off stump, and HawkEye says it's hitting the stumps as well. Umpire Anil Chaudhary will have to change his on-field not-out decision 95/4
    13.5 pops it back to the bowler! Fourth wicket for Kuldeep! This angle from around the wicket to Stokes has really been messing with him. The left-hander keeps playing the original line, with each ball pitching on leg stump, but since he isn't reading the ball out the hand, and with his team in tatters, he cannot attack. He can only nudge. Goes for a little flick, but there is just enough gap between the ball and bat for it to turn, claim a bit of the leading edge and return to where it came from. 107/7
    11.1 sensational googly! Binny does not pick it. He's lunging out of his crease, searching for ball so he could flick it through midwicket. But it just does not behaves the way he thinks it would. Drifts past the edge. Pitches and spins further. DK is ready and waiting behind the stumps and well... 96/5
    12.6 bounces him out! Hostile stuff! Gowtham has shown he is outrageously good at dispatching anything in his half out of the park. So makes perfect sense to test him with the short ball. And Mavi's really quick too. Gets it to come up towards his throat. Gowtham shuffles inside the line and tries to fend it away to fine leg. Only gloves it through to the keeper 103/6
    18.6 that's it. A slower ball crashes into middle stump as Unadkat looks for a slog sweep. Misses it completely, but the umps are going to check on the no-ball. He's fine. Innings over. 142/10
    16.3 appeal for the weirdest caught behind ever with KKR thinking the ball has come off the bottom edge, onto boot and then to the keeper. Soft signal is not out. The fun starts with a yorker, that Sodhi inside edges onto his back boot, bounces off his back pad and settles in DK's hands. Third umpire rules it out, rightly. Boy, if ever there was a sign that this game is KKR's... 128/8
    17.3 goes for the slog, but he is deceived by the change of pace, and so goes up instead of long. Gill is coming in from long leg and takes it ever so cleanly 135/9
    not out
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    2 (lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    142 all out (19 Overs, RR: 7.47)
    Fall of wickets: 1-63 (RA Tripathi, 4.5 ov), 2-76 (AM Rahane, 7.2 ov), 3-85 (JC Buttler, 9.2 ov), 4-95 (SV Samson, 10.3 ov), 5-96 (STR Binny, 11.1 ov), 6-103 (K Gowtham, 12.6 ov), 7-107 (BA Stokes, 13.5 ov), 8-128 (IS Sodhi, 16.3 ov), 9-135 (JC Archer, 17.3 ov), 10-142 (JD Unadkat, 18.6 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    Shivam Mavi4044111.00105300
    M Prasidh Krishna403528.75105100
    SP Narine402917.25125010
    AD Russell301324.3380000
    Kuldeep Yadav402045.0081000
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    1.2 Gowtham takes the catch and sends Narine off. 21 off 7, that's three runs a ball. Job done from Narine. But that's the length to bowl to Narine. Another short delivery outside off, Narine backs away and mis-times a pull. He was clearly rushed for pace there, and all he could do was splice the pull to cover. 21/1
    15.2 taken at deep point! It's short. It's wide. It needs to be whacked, which Lynn tries to do. But the connection is weak. It comes off the outside half of the bottom of the bat and goes only as far as Anureet. 117/4
    3.5 taken at deep square leg! 144 kph, it's another short delivery. Another well-directed bouncer. Uthappa struggles to time the ball or keep it down. He does neither and picks out the fielder. Stokes is using that length exceptionally well. Harried for pace. 36/2
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    8.2 huge appeal for lbw. Umpire Dharmasena says no but Royals want a second look. Regardless of what happens, this is a lovely delivery. Sodhi slows it up, and as a result, gets it to drift away. That drift has Rana nervous. He has no stride, he is playing outside the line as if he thinks this is a googly, but the ball turns sharply to pin him on the front pad and HawkEye shows it is hitting leg stump. Decision overturned. Royals rising. 69/3
    not out
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    31
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    132.25
    not out
    11
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    220.00
    Extras
    2 (lb 1, w 1)
    TOTAL
    145/4 (18 Overs, RR: 8.05)
    Fall of wickets: 1-21 (SP Narine, 1.2 ov), 2-36 (RV Uthappa, 3.5 ov), 3-69 (N Rana, 8.2 ov), 4-117 (CA Lynn, 15.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    K Gowtham2032016.0012300
    BA Stokes411533.75141010
    JC Archer4043010.75106200
    IS Sodhi402115.25112000
    JD Unadkat302307.6674000
    Anureet Singh1010010.0001000

Match Notes

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st21SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd15RV UthappaCA Lynn
3rd33CA LynnN Rana
4th48KD KarthikCA Lynn
5th28KD KarthikAD Russell