2.4 that's been given! This time it's the indipper and Pandey was pushing down the wrong line. A lovely length from the bowler, he knows his strength is swing and sticks to it. Half-push forward and is struck around the knee-roll. 13/1
    5.1 and he strikes straight away! Punjab are making a fight of this! This was a good length ball outside off, Kallis goes forward and unleashes one of his square drives. But he fails to keep it to ground and Maxwell makes no mistake 19/3
    4.1 not a duck this time, but is that enough of a silver lining for the KKR captain though. Oh, but wait we're checking the bowler's front foot now. It was a length ball on middle, Gambhir cleared his front leg and looked to slash it through the covers. The bat face turns on impact and he holes out to short extra cover 19/2
    11.1 the stumps are in disarray! It was quick and flat and Lynn's expansive hit down the ground amounts to worse than nothing. Punjab's players are skipping about here 50/4
    12.6 legcutter outside off. Uthappa dabs into the covers and sets off. But Bailey swoops in, picks up and throws in one motion and has hit the base of the stumps. Uthappa had almost given up 62/6
    12.3 this stays low after darting in at the pads. Pathan was trying to flick across the line and has been judged leg before. Would have clipped leg stump 59/5
    17.3 that's the end of that then. Back of a length and outside off, he looks to force the pace with a loft over the off side. Hits him a little too high on the bat and cover makes no mistake. Fooled by the shorter ball 103/9
    13.4 races down the track and he looks for a loft it over the covers. But this goes on with the arm and the keeper pulls off a smart stumping 65/7
    15.6 off stump is uprooted and Johnson roars! Goes full and Narine was backing away and looking to loft it over the covers. The batsman misses, Johnson hits. Bet he remembered Narine making a fool of him in the first innnings. That's the time out now 85/8
    18.2 slower ball cleans up middle stump. It was full, Umesh was not interested in getting in line as he offers a terrible excuse of a shot. Rooted to the crease and soundly beaten as he played inside the line 109/10
    not out
    10 (lb 5, w 5)
    109 all out (18.2 Overs, RR: 5.94)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (MK Pandey, 2.4 ov), 2-19 (G Gambhir, 4.1 ov), 3-19 (JH Kallis, 5.1 ov), 4-50 (CA Lynn, 11.1 ov), 5-59 (YK Pathan, 12.3 ov), 6-62 (RV Uthappa, 12.6 ov), 7-65 (PP Chawla, 13.4 ov), 8-85 (SP Narine, 15.6 ov), 9-103 (SA Yadav, 17.3 ov), 10-109 (UT Yadav, 18.2 ov)
    Sandeep Sharma4.012135.25163010
    MG Johnson3.202226.60112110
    L Balaji3.002117.0083010
    R Dhawan4.002416.0091020
    AR Patel4.001624.00131000

Match Details


Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

18.30 start, First Session 18.30-19.45, Interval 19.45-20.05, Second Session 20.05-21.30

Match days

26 April 2014 - night match (20-over match)

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kings XI Punjab 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes


Number of times KKR have been bowled out for lesser than 109 in lost chases in the IPL – both times by Mumbai Indians


Akshar Patel’s economy rate in this tournament – the best among left-arm spinners (minimum 5 overs)


Times teams have scored 90 or more in last 10 overs of a chase in the IPL – KKR needed 90 in the last 10 to win today


Uthappa’s strike rate in the first 10 overs of chases in the IPL. His strike rate in the second set of 10 overs is 162.


KKR’s score in the Powerplay today – their worst in the IPL while chasing a total


Number of times that KKR have failed to chase down 135 or less in the IPL (in 17 attempts) – one of those two occasions was against Kings XI


The mean economy rate of Kings XI’s pace bowlers in the IPL – the worst among all teams


Number of times that Kings XI have successfully defended a score of 135 or less in the IPL (in 12 attempts)


Narine’s economy rate in the last 5 overs of IPL innings' – the best for any bowler (minimum 30 innings)


Average score for Kings XI in the last five overs of an innings while batting first in the IPL – at this rate they'll reach 156-9


The year since when these teams have not won consecutive games against each other – as per the sequence, it's Kings XI's turn to win


Sehwag’s strike rate against Chawla in the IPL, before this game (45 off 18, without having been dismissed)


Sixes conceded by Chawla in the IPL – the most by any bowler after Amit Mishra (96)


Average score for Kings XI in the Powerplay – they made 51-2 today