Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    6.1 that looks plumb. It's given. And Lynn tells Gill that's not worth the review. Hardik starts with a slower ball that floats up full and at middle stump. Gill doesn't pick and is beaten as he looks to flick this. Caught dead in front of middle 49/1
    8.2 taken by QDK! Yet another slower ball from Hardik to get a KKR opener. This dips at a length outside off. He makes room and has an ugly heave at it. Not anywhere close to the ball and gets a top edge that QDK has to go backwards to gather. He does it with some comfort. The wheels have come off for KKR 56/2
    19.5 a leading edge, a simple catch! Uthappa trudges off, his misery over. The disappointment is writ large on his face as he walks off. It was another slower one, it takes the toe end, and Sharma holds a simple catch in the covers 133/6
    12.4 a leaping Krunal snaffles one! Malinga slung another full one in towards the pads, Karthik looking to flick him to midwicket but neither keeping it along the turf nor getting any real elevation in the shot. Krunal is in position at midwicket, inside the circle, and he times his leap just right to pluck the ball out of the air 72/3
    12.5 there's an appeal, and it's given! Russell falls to the very first legitimate delivery he faces, and what was clearly a plan from Malinga has worked. He targeted Russell with another bumper from around the stumps, but this one was bang on target. Russell found himself in an awkward position, and he could neither get out of the way nor drop his hands quickly enough, the ball brushing the gloves on the way through to the keeper 73/4
    17.2 but now he's got to go! Rana was looking to smash everything, and he went very deep in the crease looking to smear this over long off. But the connection isn't enough to get the ball past Pollard, who trots in and holds a simple catch at long off 120/5
    19.6 and Rinku holes out off the last ball, aiming to end it with a maximum but getting more height than distance in the shot. Hardik and Pollard are down on the straight boundary, and it's Hardik who calls early and holds the catch 133/7
    not out
    10 (lb 2, nb 1, w 7)
    133/7 (20 Overs, RR: 6.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-49 (Shubman Gill, 6.1 ov), 2-56 (Chris Lynn, 8.2 ov), 3-72 (Dinesh Karthik, 12.4 ov), 4-73 (Andre Russell, 12.5 ov), 5-120 (Nitish Rana, 17.2 ov), 6-133 (Robin Uthappa, 19.5 ov), 7-133 (Rinku Singh, 19.6 ov)
    MJ McClenaghan411904.75130130
    KH Pandya401403.50110010
    SL Malinga403538.75111330
    JJ Bumrah403127.75122201
    RD Chahar1012012.0040200
    HH Pandya302026.6690200

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