END OF OVER:
20 | 6 Runs 2 Wkts | KKR: 153/9 (5 runs required, RR: 7.65)

  • Sunil Narine1 (2b)
  • Lakshmipathy Balaji0 (0b)
  • Praveen Kumar4-0-26-2
  • Parvinder Awana4-0-39-2

Well, it went down to the last ball, but Kings XI held their nerve. Gony got them to 157 and then bowled a tight spell in the chase. It seemed like KKR looked good to win it when Morgan and Gambhir were going strong, but once they fell the middle and lower order slipped up. Kings XI have won two and lost two now, KKR have played five and lost three. We'll get you the presentation details in just a bit.

Revanth: "narine shouldn't have taken the hat-trick for that Gony wouldn't have batted , or probably wouldn't have whacked him for 23 runs !!"

Gambhir: "Me and Morg should have finished the game. This is what this format is all about. It's a great leveller. We need to think, whoever is there needs to finish the game. The two world-class spinners have a lot of tricks up their sleeve. Morgan has been hitting the ball the best, hopefully he'll finish more games for us."

Gilchrist: "I needed to do something after my batting effort [the wicketkeeping]. Manpreet maybe needs to bat at the top of the order after that. He has been terrific. It was a big game, we haven't had the best record here of late."

MS Gony is Man of the Match for his all-round performance: "The wicket was to my liking, I was enjoying my batting, I was looking to hit straight. I want to perform in every game, however many games I get to play. Stretch the boundaries however much you like, I'll still keep hitting sixes."

Good stuff from Gony there, he won the game for Kings Xi after the Narine hat-trick. Thanks for tuning in, folks. There's another game happening, in Bangalore, between RCB and Daredevils. So do tune into that. Goodbye.

19.6
0
Kumar to Narine, no run, full and wide this time, almost yorker length and Narine misses as he goes after that one, dot ball and Kings XI have won

Apologies there, confused Senanayake with Balaji there, Balaji is now at the non-striker's end

19.6
1w
Kumar to Narine, 1 wide, Called a wide, five needed to win and four to tie, dropped it really short outside off, was wide and also too high

Last ball, six to win, Narine has no choice, Balaji just walks in. We know Balaji can give it a whack, remember the tour of Pakistan in 2004? That six off Shoaib Akhtar? He's at No.11

19.5
W
Kumar to Senanayake, OUT, nice change of pace there, Senanayake misses, went for the pull, didn't pick the slower ball, missed, just the bye, PK collects near the bowler's end and throws it onto the stumps at the non-striker's end, Senanayake is just short as the bail pops out, run out

SMSM Senanayake run out (†Gilchrist/Kumar) 1 (8m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

19.4
1
Kumar to Narine, 1 run, slow full toss and Narine slices it towards deep cover for a single, just the single

Achuthan: "This game has had more twists than what an average piece cloth would experience in the hands of a washerman..."

7 off 3 now, Narine to face. The field is back on the off side. Has a word with Mahmood and the bowler does Gilchrist.

19.3
1
Kumar to Senanayake, 1 run, Senanayake makes room to that fullish delivery and drives it to extra cover for a single

8 off 4 now, Narine walks in, the hat-trick hero for KKR

19.2
W
Kumar to Pathan, OUT, low full toss and Yusuf has holed out! Picked it up well reaching forward but found David Miller at deep midwicket, who moved to his left and took an excellent catch under pressure

YK Pathan c Miller b Kumar 13 (28m 16b 2x4 0x6) SR: 81.25

19.1
2lb
Kumar to Pathan, 2 leg byes, appeal for lbw, swung in, struck on the back pad, almost yorker length and Yusuf missed it, may have missed leg, Taufel shook his head, two more
19.1
1w
Kumar to Pathan, 1 wide, thank god for Adam Gilchrist, Kings XI will say, dived full length to his left to stop that, horrible wide down the leg side by Praveen

Praveen to bowl the final over, Yusuf is on strike, 11 needed off 6

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 147/7 (11 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 11.00)

  • Yusuf Pathan13 (14b)
  • Parvinder Awana4-0-39-2
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-21-3

Has the damage been done? All down to the last over. Awana's gone for aplenty, KKR needed 40 off 21 at one stage. Senanayke joins Yusuf.

18.6
W
Awana to Bhatia, OUT, bowled'im, another twist, Awana's celebrating, but after conceding 19. Slower one bowled short outside off, Bhatia tried to drag it through square leg again, gets an inside edge onto the stumps

R Bhatia b Awana 16 (8m 6b 0x4 2x6) SR: 266.66

18.5
6
Awana to Bhatia, SIX runs, Bhatia you beauty! He's taken over from Yusuf, shortish on leg stump, made a bit of room and swung it away over deep square leg for six more
18.4
2
Awana to Bhatia, 2 runs, slaps that towards long-on, not timed too well but he manages to come back for the second, long-on is deep and Yusuf took him on
18.3
6
Awana to Bhatia, SIX runs, Bhatia connects and connects superbly, length ball on middle and he got under it to launch it over long-on for six, much needed for KKR
18.2
1
Awana to Pathan, 1 run, misses out this time, went for a pull again, gets an inside edge for a single
18.1
4
Awana to Pathan, FOUR runs, four, no stopping that, short and he went for a mighty pull, got a top edge over the keeper for four

30 needed off 12, all down to Yusuf here. Awana runs in.

END OF OVER:
18 | 5 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 128/6 (30 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 15.00)

  • Yusuf Pathan8 (12b)
  • Rajat Bhatia2 (2b)
  • Azhar Mahmood4-0-21-3
  • Parvinder Awana3-0-20-1
17.6
1
Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, full toss on middle, cracks that towards long-on for a single to keep strike
17.5
1
Azhar Mahmood to Bhatia, 1 run, slower one bowled short outside off, slapped it towards deep midwicket for one more
17.4
1
Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, in the slot on the off stump, drives it down the ground to long-on for a single
17.3
1
Azhar Mahmood to Bhatia, 1 run, sliding it straight, gets across to flick it square into the deep for a single

Rajat Bhatia is the new man. 34 off 16...

17.2
W
Azhar Mahmood to Das, OUT, KKR are sliding here, Debabrata might be gone, angling in towards middle, gets across to play it into the leg side, is struck on the pads, Taufel gave it out immediately after the Kings XI players went up, struck him in line with middle and leg, that was out

DB Das lbw b Azhar Mahmood 1 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 33.33

17.1
1
Azhar Mahmood to Pathan, 1 run, slower one bowled short again, pulls that towards deep square leg for a single

Rejoy: "@Umang: Gambhir is supposed to be an opener who provides a good start & platform for the middle order to build on. He does that consistently, especially in the IPL. He is not supposed to be a finisher. He needs support from others, which he isn't getting."

Mahmood to bowl now

END OF OVER:
17 | 6 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 123/5 (35 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.23, RRR: 11.66)

  • Yusuf Pathan5 (9b)
  • Debabrata Das1 (2b)
  • Parvinder Awana3-0-20-1
  • Manpreet Gony4-0-18-1
16.6
1
Awana to Pathan, 1 run, short on middle, pulled towards deep midwicket for a single
16.5
4
Awana to Pathan, FOUR runs, slower one and Yusuf flat-bats that hard over mid-off, that man is inside the circle and he crashed that for a one bounce four

Srihari: "KKR relies heavily on Gambhir and Morgan with Kallis chipping in between. Get them early, their batting line up struggles"

16.4
0
Awana to Pathan, no run, back of a length and Yusuf tries to pull that over square leg, good sharp short ball and he misses
16.3
1
Awana to Das, 1 run, turns that towards midwicket, bowled at 133.8kmph, for a single, Hussey picks up and throws at the non-striker's end, misses, would have been close
16.2
0
Awana to Das, no run, short of a good length on middle, pushes that back to the bowler

Debabrata Das can bat well, and has done so in the past for KKR, but this is a difficult situation

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st0G GambhirMS Bisla
2nd1JH KallisG Gambhir
3rd105G GambhirEJG Morgan
4th10EJG MorganMK Tiwary
5th1YK PathanMK Tiwary
6th7YK PathanDB Das
7th23R BhatiaYK Pathan
8th3YK PathanSMSM Senanayake
9th2SP NarineSMSM Senanayake
10th1L BalajiSP Narine