Result
6th Match (N), Indian Premier League at Kolkata, Mar 27 2019
20 ov, target 219
190/4
KKR won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
Kolkata Knight Riders
Match centre 
Scorer: M Venkat Raghav
Commentator: Al Muthu
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders218/4(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab190/4(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
KXIP: 190/4CRR: 9.5 
David Miller59 (40)
Mandeep Singh33 (15)
Piyush Chawla3-0-26-1
Lockie Ferguson4-0-42-1

That's all we have for you, thanks for joining us, goodnight.

Andre Russell is the Man of the Match. "Keep getting cars and these awards. I'll have to make a bigger garage. End of the day, well done to the guys. Gayle's like a brother to me. A legent and to get him out early in the first six is big. The plan was to restrict him as best as possible. KL Rahul too. We have our plans and we executed them. Today, I hit some big ones but he's still the bigger hitter. [No ball when he was bowled] Thanks to that guy who was outside the ring. It's the new guy, forgot his name. Thank you. When I get bowled, I thoguht I'd missed out but I saw the guys in the dug out signalling no-ball and I was like, please God, let it be a no-ball. You have to make sure you have a clear head. When I run out to bat, that little run I do is to get adrenaline flowing, to get loose, it's to get into the mood and when I get the ball in my slot, I go at it. It's just certain logics that I do and it's been working"

"Obviolusy its a good start. It's just a start though. Long tournament this,"Dinesh Karthik says. "There were a few moments. Nitish played beautifully. Narine's start. Robin's batting. And Russell's finish. Then the bowling as well, they had some good strokemakers and we had to tie them down. Narine got injured, so we made a last minute change and it was gracious of Nitish to open. There are a lot of good players for us. Important to keep them in a good space. Long tournament, we can't get ahead of ourselves. Got a few interesting games, playing away. We're looking forward to it

"[No ball cost the game?] We weren't really focussed on the small things and they do cost you big in this format. Yes, we definitely have to look at it next game. I'll take the blame," R Ashwin says. "I should've had a look at it. At that stage, with the slog on, you hope the fielders are switched on but obviously he was a debutant [only two debutants today for Kings XI - Varun and Viljoen]. Positives, Varun's 15th over, and we managed things well with small boundaries. Mayank batted well. I thought 200 was par and that's where the small mistakes cost us. We played four last year in Mohali and won all of them. It suits our batters there. It's importnat to win games on the bounce and that's why that batting performance was important"

11.35 pm Pretty clinical from KKR. And Andre Russell was at the centre of it all. Made 48 off 17 with the bat - after he was bowled off a no-ball - and then took out Chris Gayle early and that was pretty much the game. So in the end it was a bit of a damp squib, but a great advert for Luck Index!

19.6
Chawla to Miller, no run
slaps the short googly to cover. And that's that.
19.5
2
Chawla to Miller, 2 runs
googly on off stump, Miller cuts to the sweeper
19.4
1
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, 1 run
that's a seam-up delivery. He's a legspinner who, I think, hasn't bowled a single legbreak today. Drive to long-on
19.3
4
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
scoops the googly on off stump over Lynn at short fine leg.
19.2
2
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, 2 runs
more googlies, Mandeep flicks through midwicket
19.1
4
Chawla to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
heaves the googly away to the midwicket boundary, where Uthappa misfields
end of over 1915 runs
KXIP: 177/4CRR: 9.31 • RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 from 6b
David Miller57 (38)
Mandeep Singh22 (11)
Lockie Ferguson4-0-42-1
Prasidh Krishna4-0-42-0

pranav: "Me and buddy always indulge in friendly banters during IPL. We live in Toronto and support India in any tournament. But when it comes to IPL, we are on opposite sides. I am from Delhi and he is from Punjab. Yesterday I got to hear so much from him on our loss, but today he will be on the receiving end. Ironically, both these teams have performed poorly in the past but hoping this would change this IPL."

18.6
Ferguson to Miller, no run
slower ball outside off, Miller looks for the cut and his groan can be heard through the stump mic as he misses making connection
18.5
6
Ferguson to Miller, SIX runs
slices it over the backward point boundary. He's backing away to the length ball on leg stump and makes the absolute most of it

Pranav Suri: "@Chandru: Extra-marks for good handwriting. "

18.4
2
Ferguson to Miller, 2 runs
slower ball, from round the stumps, on middle and leg, Miller flicks it to deep midwicket. That's fifty to Miller
18.3
1
Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, 1 run
yorker a shade outside off, Mandeep smears it back down the ground and right through the bowler
18.2
4
Ferguson to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
stays leg side of the short ball on middle and leg and taps it to the left of point. Good placement again from Mandeep
18.1
1
Ferguson to Miller, 1 run
round the wicket yorker on leg stump, Miller's nearly taken off his feet in trying to dig that out

Nazim Ali: "The speeds bowled by Prasidh Krishna are impressive... He his clocking consistently near 145s. " And the control too. He's been very good

Chandru: "How come Delhi Capitals got 21 FairPlay points in 2 matches ?? Is 10 not the highest a team can get?? "

18.1
1w
Ferguson to Miller, 1 wide
full and goes down leg. Miller can't quite connect
end of over 1810 runs
KXIP: 162/4CRR: 9 • RRR: 28.50 • Need 57 from 12b
Mandeep Singh17 (9)
David Miller48 (34)
Prasidh Krishna4-0-42-0
Lockie Ferguson3-0-27-1

Kings XI need 57 off 12 now

17.6
4
Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, FOUR runs
upper cuts the short ball even though it keeps angling towards him over the keeper. It's actually good bowling trumped even better batting.
17.5
1
Prasidh Krishna to Miller, 1 run
top-edges the pull shot with the bouncer coming to him a lot quicker than he expects. Lands safely at midwicket
17.4
Prasidh Krishna to Miller, no run
looks to swing the full delivery on leg stump away over deep square leg. Doesn't connect. Missed opportunity
17.3
4
Prasidh Krishna to Miller, FOUR runs
nails the low full toss down the ground.
17.2
1
Prasidh Krishna to Mandeep Singh, 1 run
full toss outside off, taps it to cover
Best performances - batsmen
RV Uthappa
67 runs (50)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
flick
18 runs
1 fours
0 sixes
1562554417
N Rana
63 runs (34)
2 fours
7 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
27 runs
0 fours
4 sixes
40511621610
Best performances - bowlers
AD Russell
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
2
Eco
7.00
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
PP Chawla
O
3
M
0
R
26
W
1
Eco
8.66
  • Full Toss
  • Yorker
  • Full Length
  • Good Length
  • Short of good length
  • Short Length
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKings XI Punjab , elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Player Of The Match
Andre Russell
Season2019
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 days27 March 2019 - night match (20-over match)
T20 debut
Varun Chakravarthy
Umpires
Vineet Kulkarni
Anil Chaudhary
TV Umpire
Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
Vengalil Narayan Kutty
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0