• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    67
    52
    68
    4
    3
    128.84
    17.1 Rahane goes. Just like the Smith wicket, Rahane backs away and hits the ball straight back to the bowler. Good height for Narine, though and Rahane has to go. Narine used his wiles to fire it on leg, cramping Rahane for room. Quality knock, but is it enough? 119/4
    3.6 beauty. Faf is beaten. Most batsmen would have got out to this. Shakib goes wider of the crease, pitches it on off and the ball straightens. Faf did not play for that late movement, and the ball crashed into off stump. A ripper to get rid of one of Supergiants' in-form men. 24/1
    12.2 gone, Smith is gone. Not the best way to go. Rahane pats Smith on the back as he walks back. A very slow delivery on leg, Rahane backs away and drills it back to Satish, lands just in front of him but he collects cleanly. Smith was well down, looking for some momentum. Satish whips off the bails and Smith is run out again 80/2
    14.5 another cross-batted heave and Perera goes. Slowish delivery on off and middle, Perera is quick through his shot and the ball creeps in to rattle the stumps. A timely wicket for KKR, but more signs that spin and slow bowling is crucial on this surface 99/3
    18.1 bowled im. May not seem like it, but this is a massive wicket for KKR. Could be the difference between 150 and 160. Morkel backs away, looking for a cut, but the ball was nowhere near short enough for that stroke. Brings his bat down late on the fullish delivery and chops onto the off bail. Good length from Umesh 133/5
    not out
    23
    12
    13
    2
    1
    191.66
    not out
    1
    1
    8
    0
    0
    100.00
    Extras
    6 (b 4, lb 2)
    TOTAL
    160/5 (20 Overs, RR: 8.0)
    Fall of wickets: 1-24 (F du Plessis, 3.6 ov), 2-80 (SPD Smith, 12.2 ov), 3-99 (NLTC Perera, 14.5 ov), 4-119 (AM Rahane, 17.1 ov), 5-133 (JA Morkel, 18.1 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel3030010.0083200
    AD Russell201608.0032000
    Shakib Al Hasan301414.6671000
    SP Narine403218.0081200
    PP Chawla302608.6641100
    R Sathish302016.6640100
    UT Yadav201618.0030100
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    M
    4s
    6s
    SR
    0.1 given first ball. Big big wicket and Morkel has struck. Fullish length on middle and leg, Uthappa shuffles across and misses a flick. The umpire had no hesitation. Morkel has a wicket off his first ball for his new franchise. Was that hitting leg stump, though? Now, KKR's line-up will be tested 0/1
    2.5 gone, poor call from Gambhir. Gambhir is distraught. Good length on off, clipped towards midwicket. He wanted two immediately but he clearly misjudged it. Tiwary ran in from mid-on, picked up cleanly and fired a good throw to Dhoni who had to just take off the bails. Gambhir's desperate lunge doesn't save him and Pune have the openers. 31/2
    15.5 gone, big wicket. Ashwin strikes. The googly does it again. Suryakumar doesn't pick the variation and plays all around it. It spins back in, like an offbreak, and strikes Suryakumar right in front. Was it going over? Was it sliding down leg? Doesn't look like it. Should clip the stumps, at least. The set man goes. An end has been opened 119/5
    6.3 bowled. 99 kph on off, another offcutter. Shakib is into his drive too early and gets a thick inside edge which clatters into leg stump. Pace off the ball has worked again, but Shakib, it seemed, played around that. 60/3
    36
    27
    30
    2
    2
    133.33
    14.2 straight and gone. Yusuf misses a straight delivery. Full and fast, Yusuf shuffles across, anticipating another of those cutters but the quicker delivery skids on and strikes Yusuf in front of off. Impact just inside off, easy decision 111/4
    17.5 there it is. Humongous wicket. Another slower ball, back of the hand. Russell waits for the ball to come to him but waits too long. Mis-times his big heave and it travels to Faf at long-on, who will not drop such opportunities. Does that make Pune favourites? 139/6
    10
    8
    18
    0
    1
    125.00
    18.4 across-the-line heave. Satish goes. RP Singh is ecstatic in the dugout. Full and straight, Sathish attempts a flick but plays all over it. The middle and leg stumps are rattled. So are KKR. 151/7
    19.2 taken. Steven Smith makes up for it immediately. Great catch. Absolutely no need for Chawla to be the hero. He goes for an unnecessary heave and holes out to long-on. Good change in pace from Perera. Gambhir has his head in hands. 156/8
    not out
    7
    2
    6
    0
    1
    350.00
    not out
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    10 (w 10)
    TOTAL
    162/8 (19.3 Overs, RR: 8.3)
    Did not bat: M Morkel
    Fall of wickets: 1-0 (RV Uthappa, 0.1 ov), 2-31 (G Gambhir, 2.5 ov), 3-60 (Shakib Al Hasan, 6.3 ov), 4-111 (YK Pathan, 14.2 ov), 5-119 (SA Yadav, 15.5 ov), 6-139 (AD Russell, 17.5 ov), 7-151 (R Sathish, 18.4 ov), 8-156 (PP Chawla, 19.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    JA Morkel3036212.0055120
    NLTC Perera3.302828.0083100
    R Ashwin2021010.5040230
    R Bhatia401924.7581000
    Ankit Sharma302608.6650210
    M Ashwin403218.00102210

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

24 April 2016 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Rising Pune Supergiant 0

Match Notes

IPL News

Yadav slows down

28

Runs by Suryakumar Yadav off the last 30 balls he faced. He had raced to 32 off the first 19 balls.

Bhatia's milestone

100

Number of wickets Rajat Bhatia has taken in T20s. He is the 11th Indian non-spinner to do so.

Run out again

18

Number of times Gambhir has been run out in T20s. Only Mahela Jayawardene (20) and Azhar Mahmood (19) have been run out more often.

A rare flop

264

Runs added by Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa - including 3 fifty stands - in this IPL before this match. They didn't add any runs in this match.

Dhoni's last-over exploits

87

Runs scored by MS Dhoni in four innings in this IPL. As many as 37 off them have come off the 20th over, off 13 balls.

Powerplay stat

31

Runs scored by Supergiants in Powerplay - the joint second lowest of this IPL. Daredevils had managed just 28 runs against Kings XI, which are the least.

Supergiants' opening woes

78

Runs added by Supergiants' first wicket in their first match in this IPL. In the next four innings though their opening wicket has managed only 73 runs.

Best in Powerplay

6.87

Kolkata Knight Riders' economy in the Powerplay in this IPL - the best for any team. They have taken at least one wicket in each of their previous four matches.