531dThe Report by George Binoy

Kolkata earn hard-fought points

The Deccan Chargers bowlers strived to earn their side a maiden victory in this season of the IPL but, even on a slow pitch that turned, they did not have enough runs to defend

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

S Dhawan
50(50) 4x4 - 1x6
Control %88%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 1x4 - 0x6
0 0 9 11 5 11 3 11
MK Tiwary
30(28) 2x4 - 0x6
Control %86%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 14 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
2 0 3 4 3 10 3 5

Best performances - Bowlers

L Balaji
O4
M0
R22
W2
Eco5.50
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
DW Steyn
O4
M0
R24
W2
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

That is it from us for this game then. Join us again later tonight. Abhishek Purohit signing off this early Monday morning. Cheers

Brett Lee is the Man of the Match. Lee: "We summed the wicket up pretty well today. We tried to put the new ball up there to try and get the nicks, but then we took pace off it. Only four [overseas players] make it to the XI, a lot of guys miss out, that is the way it is."

Gautam Gambhir: "The wicket was low, credit to Deccan for the way they bowled. It was a matter of applying themselves, and Manoj and the others did that."

Kumar Sangakkara: "We got a great start, was a great platform. We should have got 150, but KKR fielded brilliantly. We can talk about another missed catch probably, but we bowled well, and made it difficult for KKR."

KKR had their customary stutters and jitters, but 126 was really not going to get the Chargers anywhere. They remain at the bottom of the table

Manoj Tiwary: "It was a double-paced with wicket. It was stopping against the spinners, but coming on nicely off the fast bowlers."

Chandan: "Correct me if I am wrong but doesnt this mean that DC is now out of IPL, even mathematically?" Can't rule them out on that count yet, but if they were to make the top four from this stage, their performances would need to stretch the laws of probability

19.1
1w
Duminy to Tiwary, 1 wide, atrocious wide a mile down the leg side from Duminy, and that will do for KKR

END OF OVER:
19 | 10 Runs | KKR: 126/5 (1 run required from 6 balls, RR: 6.63, RRR: 1.00)

  • Manoj Tiwary30 (28b)
  • Debabrata Das9 (8b)
  • Amit Mishra4-0-27-1
  • Veer Pratap Singh4-0-35-0
18.6
1
Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, cuts a turning delivery to short third man
18.5
1
Mishra to Das, 1 run, hit on the bounce to long on
18.4
0
Mishra to Das, no run, lovely delivery, the tossed up googly, he goes for the drive thinking it was a legbreak, it turns in and goes between bat and off stump
18.3
1
Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, full one whipped hard down to long on
18.2
4
Mishra to Tiwary, FOUR runs, down the track and chips it over the bowler for a boundary, safe shot
  • Kolkata earn hard-fought points

    The Deccan Chargers bowlers strived to earn their side a maiden victory in this season of the IPL but, even on a slow pitch that turned, they did not have enough runs to defend

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st16G GambhirBB McCullum
2nd28G GambhirMS Bisla
3rd20JH KallisG Gambhir
4th8JH KallisYK Pathan
5th33JH KallisMK Tiwary
6th22MK TiwaryDB Das