20 | 22 Runs | KXIP: 183/6 | RR: 9.15

  • Sam Curran55 (24b)
  • Andrew Tye0 (2b)
  • Harry Gurney4-0-41-1
  • Andre Russell3-0-29-1

Scott: "As a man with a bet on KKR is not happy!! But as an Englishman I'm very happy to see Curran doing it on one of the biggest stages bravo "

Sundar S: "During our tour to Eng last year, Sam Curran was the only Eng player who gave me the creeps. And here he is again. I wager quite a few Ind players have already been scarred for life by this guy. And now he is doing it to his compatriot."

Bijoy Shekhar B: "Smart cricket by Smart Guy Curran..Wonderful to watch and great knock..."

Prem Anand Said: "Baby Curran is having a feast out there!"

Nis: "Fantastic day for Curran brothers."

Sandy: "Sam Curran. This kid is something really special"

Ananth: "Wow!! Incredible shot selection by SM Curran. What a player!!"

9:46pm What a finish! A sensational knock from Curran. He batted six, remember, in an order where Ashwin bats 7. Not your ideal T20 batting line-up. But they've taken a gamble on him to do exactly what he did today, and Curran has shown in his short time at this level that he's worth the gamble. Knight Riders had done well to pull it back, but they dropped him on 17. And they've been generally lackadaisical since the start of the second half of that innings. It's all come back exponentially at the back end to damage their attack. 183 is a superb score. Russell or not, KKR have a dark cloud looming by the looks of their team talk after that first time-out, and Kings XI have the momentum now to try and make use of that. Will they allow that top order to explode? We'll see.

Gurney to Curran, FOUR runs, and finishes with four as well! Gurney has missed the yorker every time this over, but you've got to believe Curran has done that to him. He's basically made him bowl wherever he wants it. This is overpitched and at the stumps. He shuffles into the off side again and drags this to the long leg boundary
Gurney to Curran, FOUR runs, fifty! There it is again, Curran's unreal calm and wisdom. He's so young, and so is his career, but he just seems to be in full control of these situations. Gets his weight into the off side, gets behind the line and ramps this full ball fine
Gurney to Curran, SIX runs, 91 metres! What. An. Innings. Slower ball from Gurney and overpitched again. Curran is all over him. Waits on it to loop down and spanks it far over the long-on boundary

Back around the wicket

Gurney to Curran, FOUR runs, crunched over extra cover! Gurney switches it up from a plan that seemed to be working. And he bowls an overpitched ball with a lot of width outside off. Curran camps in the crease and drills this on the bounce into the advertising boards

Gurney switching to over the wicket

Gurney to Curran, 2 runs, full and wide outside off this time. Steps into the off side and looks to slog this. Off the thick inside edge to deep square's right. Comes back for the second, puts in a slide, and survives the run-out call
Gurney to Curran, 2 runs, yorker, regular pace, at middle stump. Whips across this and gets it to deep square's right

Gurney around the wicket

19 | 10 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 161/6 | RR: 8.47

  • Andrew Tye0 (2b)
  • Sam Curran33 (18b)
  • Andre Russell3-0-29-1
  • Harry Gurney3-0-19-1

Right, Forecaster had them getting 176 after the 14th over. Says 172 now. Let's see what finishing touches Curran can add to a crucial knock.

Russell to Tye, no run, bouncer. Looks to hook but is too slow on it. Sails through to Karthik
Russell to Curran, 1 run, slower short ball outside off, looks to pull, gets it off the toe-end to long-on
Russell to Curran, FOUR runs, smart again! Curran has figured batting out tonight, for sure. Now he stays deep in the crease, waits for the full one. It arrives and he's in position to club it over the bowler
Russell to Curran, FOUR runs, oh smart. Expects the slower ball dug into the pitch. Walks into the off side - does it late. Russell can't adjust. His slower ball in the corridor is slapped to the fine leg boundary
Russell to Tye, 1 leg bye, length at leg stump, looks to flick and gets a deflection to third man off the front pad
Russell to R Ashwin, OUT, dragged on! Another offcutter does it for KKR. This is at a length outside off. Ashwin splits his legs and looks to carve this but the under-edge gets it into the stumps

R Ashwin b Russell 0 (5m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

18 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | KXIP: 151/5 | RR: 8.38

  • Ravichandran Ashwin0 (2b)
  • Sam Curran24 (15b)
  • Harry Gurney3-0-19-1
  • Sunil Narine4-0-29-0
Gurney to R Ashwin, 1 leg bye, length and in at leg stump. Looks to flick, cops it on the back leg and gets a single pitch side on the off side
Gurney to R Ashwin, no run, beaten on the pull. Slower ball, short and skidding into his body. Skids under his bat and clears the stumps
Gurney to Curran, 1 run, full outside off, slugged down to long-on off the inside half
Gurney to Mandeep Singh, OUT, held at extra cover. Gurney with the offcutter. Short of a length in the corridor. Makes room and tries to slap it over mid-off. Decent plan. But a better one from Gurney. No pace on it, gets it off the toe-end. Uthappa pedals backwards and takes it just past the edge of the circle

Mandeep Singh c Uthappa b Gurney 25 (35m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 147.05

Gurney to Curran, 1 run, slower short ball at middle stump, pulls into the floor, out to deep square
Gurney to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, yorker at off stump, exposes his stumps and jams it through cover

Gurney, around the wicket

17 | 15 Runs | KXIP: 147/4 | RR: 8.64

  • Sam Curran22 (13b)
  • Mandeep Singh24 (15b)
  • Sunil Narine4-0-29-0
  • Andre Russell2-0-20-0
Narine to Curran, FOUR runs, to Rinku's left at long-on. Curran digs the dagger deeper. Length at middle, clears the front leg and heaves. One bounce and over the line as two fielders look to converge on it
Narine to Mandeep Singh, 1 run, length on leg stump, flicked into the square leg region
Narine to Curran, 1 run, dropped! Rinku Singh at long-on! He's been their best fielder this second half of the tournament but has put down a complete sitter. Full ball on middle stump, looks for the slog but this time it rips away quick. He slices it. rinku is under it, has time. But it pops out

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st62CA LynnShubman Gill
2nd38RV UthappaShubman Gill
3rd50AD RussellShubman Gill
4th35KD KarthikShubman Gill