Result
33rd match (N), Indian Premier League at Kolkata, May 3 2018
17.4/20 ov, target 178
180/4
KKR won by 6 wickets (with 14 balls remaining)
Player Of The Match
Kolkata Knight Riders
Match centre 
Commentator: Sreshth Shah
Scorecard summary
Chennai Super Kings177/5(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders180/4(17.4 overs)
end of over 1815 runs
KKR: 180/4CRR: 10.18 
Dinesh Karthik45 (18)
Shubman Gill57 (36)
Dwayne Bravo1.4-0-22-0
Lungi Ngidi3-0-36-1

11.44pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Sunrisers Hyderabad move to first on virtue of net run-rate while Knight Riders jump to third on the points table. Some thinking to do for CSK before their next game. Till then, hope you enjoyed our coverage. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye!

Prem Ramachandr: "As a CSK fan, really concerned. Managed to get a lot of wins in the first half. But now is the real test. With an "older" squad, can they continue their form. #FastesttoPlayoffs"

11.40pm The presentation now. Gill or Narine for Man of the Match?

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. Says: "I'll stick to my bowling, because that's what made me the cricketer I am. Happy to help with the bat. I play my shots with the bat, and the freedom is there from the management no matter what. DK relies highly on his spin, but it's a whole team effort. Enjoying my cricket. Good performances make it better."

Dinesh Karthik, the winning captain. Says: "Credit to the management to have taken so many U-19 players. We were a little harsh on Gill earlier, but he's hit first-ball boundaries in the past too, so he's been good. Don't want to hype him up so he doesn't feel the added pressure, but he's special. Our bowlers were confident today, and they wanted to bowl, so I was happy to put their batsmen under pressure. We finished quickly because both were set, and T20 is such that you need to be pushing boundaries when you have momentum. Sunil's a thorough allrounder, and he bowls the better overs for us."

Karthick: "I think CSK plays with 9.5 players in most matches. With Jadeja contributing only in fielding and KV Sharma doing nothing:) Unless they address this it's going to be tough to win coming matches."

11.28pm Young Shubman Gill the star with the bat tonight. He's now the fourth-youngest to make an IPL fifty (Samson holds the record.) Karthik, too, played his part, but that's become his trademark now. A partnership of 83 at a run-rate of 13.83 secures KKR's win in an important game. Dhoni leads his boys out of the field. The presentation in a bit.

Ravi: "There goes Dhoni again with his lengthy speeches. Hearing him, one will think that it is CSK which won the match and not KKR :-)"

Darshak Trivedi: "If Prithvi Shaw is next Sachin..would that be too early to say that Gill is Virat in the making?..an after thought from the blog of cricinfo."

Shubman Gill, KKR's highest scorer: "I am very pleased to have batted at No. 4. The fielder had dropped a catch, so I had to finish the game. Was talking with DK about how to deal with the death overs. Especially with the spinners bowling. Plan was about making sure that runs are flowing, and if the ball is bad, we'll hit. KKR crowd is the best. No matter whether we win or lose. Great IPL experience, Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich are great, so much to learn from them."

MS Dhoni, the losing captain: "We have to look at what our strength with the bowlers was. It was important to hit the seam, but the pitch was better in the second innings. Overall disappointed with the loss, especially with the bowling department. The fielding, I knew how we'd field, but what was bad was the way the fielders reacted. You need to give extra when you are slow. Classic example was Michael Hussey. That's the commitment we needed, but we knew from the start how our fielding will be. No one was bowling well, so I shuffled the bowlers towards the end. They have to maneuver their pace and line a bit. They need to be aware of the batsman's strength, or if they're under pressure. That needs to come from the bowlers."

Vaibhav: "This Gill-DK partnership tonight is the most sublime in IPL2018 chases."

Ankit: "The way Karthik has captained KKR this season is brilliant. His guidance to bowlers behind the stumps. His contribution in batting forming partnership with other players and staying till the end to finish the game has helped KKR in winning.."

Vinay Vasanth: "Give the boy the MoM - Well played Shubman Gill!"

17.4
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs
slower ball on off, and Karthik's attempted drive takes the outside edge. But just short of point, and then races away for a boundary! Kolkata Knight Riders win by six wickets!
17.3
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs
full toss on leg stump, and that's been sent into the square-leg boundary! Uses his wrists to clip it to the boundary. Man there in the deep, but just too much power on show

Srinivas: "I'm extremely happy that IPL is serving the important purpose of show casing the talents of young Indian players. Shaw, Iyer, Pant, Gill, Mavi, Markande ... boy I'm loving this"

KKR one shot away from a win

17.3
1w
Bravo to Karthik, 1 wide
full and wide outside leg stump. He can't play the whip off his pads, but the team still collects one

Nagaraj: "This team of IPL 2018 flop will beat RCB !!

17.2
2
Bravo to Karthik, 2 runs
full on off, and Karthik drives with the bat's open face. Not hit well, but that's what earns them the second run

Siddhesh v: "Can we also form a "bowlers every batsman wants to face in the death" list for this years IPL? Possibly anyone from csk and rcb would make the cut there am thinking." -- Wonderful idea, S. Watch this space for more!

17.1
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs
Watto too slow! Low full toss on leg stump, and Karthik manages to flick it to the fine-leg boundary

Avinash: "No-one in the subcontinent has done what Gambhir did,earned my respect the day he stepped down taking all the blame,so I don't think he features in any flop list."

Md Ali: "Between all the football comparisons we forgot how good innings shubman played here.. we got to appreciate that right?.. here is your chance mr. Comm"

end of over 1710 runs
KKR: 165/4CRR: 9.7 • RRR: 4.33 • Need 13 from 18b
Dinesh Karthik31 (14)
Shubman Gill57 (36)
Lungi Ngidi3-0-36-1
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-39-1

Anudeep: "Shubman Gill batted normally and his strike rate is 160 ... looks like he can do a Kohli if he needs to"

Saikrishnan: "@ AJ, If not for yesterday's match, Butler would have been on the list "

16.6
1
Ngidi to Karthik, 1 run
full ball, and clipped off his pads to fine leg. KKR dealing in singles now

Naveed: "Without doing anything SRH may go to top of the table after this match, love how teams are placed"

16.5
1
Ngidi to Shubman Gill, 1 run
slows things down. Good length on off, and fended with soft hands towards the off side
16.5
1w
Ngidi to Shubman Gill, 1 wide
back of a length on middle and leg, and once again down the leg side with Gill attempting no shot. He doesn't have to

Sid: "@AJ: Pandey is not exactly a flop this IPL. Yes didn't live upto the expectations but played couple of good knocks atleast compared to other names in the list. "

Rajesh Patidar: "@AJ, Agreed; Poor RR, bought two most expensive flops of the season."

16.4
1
Ngidi to Karthik, 1 run
outside off, and DK comfortably runs it down to third man
16.3
1
Ngidi to Shubman Gill, 1 run
back of a length on off, and angling into Gill. Stays on the back foot and taps it away towards short third man
16.2
1
Ngidi to Karthik, 1 run
back of a length outside off, and that's been played with soft hands. Keeps the ball along the ground, and also allows them to steal a single
16.1
4
Ngidi to Karthik, FOUR runs
short on middle stump, and just the perfect area for Karthik to make merry. Turns and pulls it fine down the ground to the leg-side. Awry from Ngidi

AJ: "While we are in the timeout, what do you think will be the IPL 2018 flop XI (4 oversees players at the max). Here is mine - Gambhir (c), Finch, Yuvraj, Manish Pandey, Klassen(wk), Stokes, Jadeja, M.Johnson, Vinay Kumar, M. Sharma, Unadkat "

end of over 1614 runs
KKR: 155/4CRR: 9.68 • RRR: 5.75 • Need 23 from 24b
Dinesh Karthik24 (10)
Shubman Gill55 (34)
Ravindra Jadeja4-0-39-1
KM Asif3-0-32-1

Dravindian: "We aren't gonna relate SRH's bowling with Liverpool right? We all know where both teams stand when it comes to defending"

SG: "Once dhoni realises that the game is gone, he tries different combinations at the death. This is good in the sense, that other teams won't line up CSK bowlers when they meet again in the playoffs."

15.6
1
Jadeja to Karthik, 1 run
good length on leg stump. Flicked off his pads to deep midwicket. Time out
15.5
4
Jadeja to Karthik, FOUR runs
full just outside off, and he tries to reverse sweep. Not the best connection, but enough to beat short third man!
15.4
2
Jadeja to Karthik, 2 runs
played off his pads to fine leg. Man in the deep has to race across the boundary, and his diving effort saves a few runs

Ajay: "By that logic, Kings XI Punjab are Liverpool then. Getting their fans excited that this year is their year and winning nothing eventually. "

15.3
1
Jadeja to Shubman Gill, 1 run
good length on middle, but going straight through. Kinda squares Gill up, but he manages to fend it towards the off side
15.2
4
Jadeja to Shubman Gill, FOUR runs
full just outside off, this time the drive is well placed! Between long off and deep extra cover this time
15.1
2
Jadeja to Shubman Gill, 2 runs
full just outside off, and that's been driven with soft hands to the extra cover boundary. Enough time to take two runs and that's Gill's fifty!

Jaddu over the wicket

Best performances - batsmen
Shubman Gill
57 runs (36)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control78%
Productive shot
cut shot
13 runs
1 fours
1 sixes
6011479020
KD Karthik
45 runs (18)
7 fours
1 sixes
Control75%
Productive shot
flick
12 runs
2 fours
0 sixes
5121492003
Best performances - bowlers
SP Narine
O
4
M
0
R
20
W
2
Eco
5.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
PP Chawla
O
4
M
0
R
35
W
2
Eco
8.75
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Sunil Narine
Season2018
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 days03 May 2018 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
Kumar Dharmasena
Abhijit Deshmukh
TV Umpire
Anil Chaudhary
Reserve Umpire
Rohan Pandit
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Chennai Super Kings 0