That is all from this game. Good night

Kuldeep Yadav is the Man of the Match. Kuldeep: "Did not get a chance in IPL, this time I got a chance and I am happy to be in the playing XI."

Gambhir: "Guys have taken up great responsibility. Suryakumar Yadav, unbelievable innings, great head on his shoulders, he has got a great future. Also Kuldeep Yadav. We needed someone who can complement Sunil, he is someone who can. Piyush has also bowled well. Yusuf too, we have used him cleverly, it might help him produce runs. He has been hitting the ball well. Overall we are looking good. There is a lot of hunger in the dressing room."

Yadav: "Yusuf told me to play my natural game, just go on with your shots. Initially I was thinking of giving strike to him." Says he was with Coulter-Nile at Mumbai Indians and knows the lengths he bowls at the death.

Voges: "We have had two close games. Unfortunately came out on the wrong side tonight. We missed our lengths in that over (19th). We took wickets but they took the game away from us in that over. We knew we were in the game with 150. With this line-up they keep coming at you."

So the KKR winning streak is 12 now. Thanks to Suryakumar Yadav, who blitzed an unbeaten 43 off 19. Scorchers fought till the end, but it was those two successive sixes by Yadav off Coulter-Nile in the 19th that sealed it for KKR.

19.4
4
Yasir Arafat to Chawla, FOUR runs, Chawla has done it, he's lofted this full delivery high in the air with a mighty straight followthrough, held the pose for a bit as it climbs high over extra cover, Paris runs back after it and dives, he even gets his hands to it, but it bursts away and trickles into the rope to settle matters
19.3
1
Yasir Arafat to Yadav, 1 run, a very low full toss whipped wide of deep midwicket for a single
19.2
1
Yasir Arafat to Chawla, 1 run, Chawla gets a slower length ball cutting across him, adjusts to steer it to short third man, who resists the temptation to throw at the non-striker's with Chawal no way near, and no one at the stumps to receive the throw
19.1
W
Yasir Arafat to Russell, OUT, Arafat starts the over with a wicket, slow length ball, really slow, Russell bends and has a heave, misses and has to walk back

AD Russell b Yasir Arafat 4 (11m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 19 Runs | KKR: 147/6 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 5.00)

  • Suryakumar Yadav42 (18b)
  • Andre Russell4 (4b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile4-0-41-2
  • Yasir Arafat3-0-33-2
18.6
6
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, SIX runs, six more, Yadav doing it for KKR, another one clears deep midwicket as he attacks a length ball, not as big as the previous one, but comfortably over the fielder and the rope
18.5
6
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, SIX runs, Yadav has sent this soaring into the second tier over deep midwicket, a length ball, and he is on the front foot to mow it
18.4
1
Coulter-Nile to Russell, 1 run, away swinging high and wide full toss slammed along the ground to long off
18.3
2
Coulter-Nile to Russell, 2 runs, low widish full toss, he swings hard, slices it through extra cover and it is hauled in by the sweeper
18.2
0
Coulter-Nile to Russell, no run, gets in the wide yorker, and Russell cannot reach it even as he reaches out on a bent knee
18.2
4nb
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, (no ball) 3 runs, what an attempt on the long on boundary from Ashton Agar, it was a front foot no-ball already, and seemed destined to be lofted for six, before Agar jumped, took it over his head, and hurled it back in as he crash landed into the rope
18.1
0
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, no run, starts with a slow bouncer outside off, Yadav heaves and misses

END OF OVER:
18 | 7 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 128/6 (24 runs required from 12 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 12.00)

  • Suryakumar Yadav27 (14b)
  • Andre Russell1 (1b)
  • Yasir Arafat3-0-33-2
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-22-2
17.6
1
Yasir Arafat to Yadav, 1 run, a slower, full delivery, Yadav has a swing but cannot connect beyond an inside edge into pad
17.5
1
Yasir Arafat to Russell, 1 run, in the blockhole, forced to mid off, Russell rushes for the single, direct hit would have sent him back but the throw misses
17.4
1
Yasir Arafat to Yadav, 1 run, has a swipe at a slower length ball, it scoots to fine leg
17.3
W
Yasir Arafat to Pathan, OUT, overpitched, Pathan goes after it, but his golf swing travels straight to deep midwicket

YK Pathan c Behrendorff b Yasir Arafat 21 (34m 20b 0x4 2x6) SR: 105.00

17.3
1w
Yasir Arafat to Pathan, 1 wide, oh dear, he sprays it way down leg this time
17.2
1
Yasir Arafat to Yadav, 1 run, takes a couple of steps out and lofts this over midwicket, man in the deep has a very quick decision to make, decides to save the boundary, and takes it on the bounce
17.1
1
Yasir Arafat to Pathan, 1 run,
17.1
1w
Yasir Arafat to Pathan, 1 wide, poor start to the over from Arafat, he's slanted this into the pad, Pathan has missed with his heave, it has gone clearly off the pad, significant deviation, but umpire signals wide

END OF OVER:
17 | 12 Runs | KKR: 121/5 (31 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 7.11, RRR: 10.33)

  • Suryakumar Yadav24 (11b)
  • Yusuf Pathan20 (18b)
  • Nathan Coulter-Nile3-0-22-2
  • Brad Hogg4-0-19-0
16.6
4
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, FOUR runs, a low full toss, and Yadav has scythed it past point for four more

Yusuf Pathan has injured his right ankle trying to turn for a second. He is in pain. Physio is out there. Pathan has taken off his right pad and is taking a few cautious steps, to test the ankle. Russell is padded up, so is Chawla. After a long delay, Pathan is strapping on the right pad again

16.5
1
Coulter-Nile to Pathan, 1 run, full toss whipped through midwicket for a single
16.4
0
Coulter-Nile to Pathan, no run, tries to pull again but this is much slower and he is beaten
16.3
6
Coulter-Nile to Pathan, SIX runs, that'll go, pitched short, and he is back in the crease to drill a mighty pull flat and over the deep midwicket rope
16.2
1
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, 1 run, swipes a length ball to long leg

b4u8me2: "I cannot understand KKR's use or lack of use of Russell. He didnt bowl and he is batting at number 8 with less that 5 overs to go. They they expect him to come out and immediately have a strike rate of 200. Same misuse of Pollard for many years."

16.1
0
Coulter-Nile to Yadav, no run, tries to dab a length ball to third man but is beaten as it comes in a tad and bounces

KKR's hot streak

12

Number of T20 matches won on the trot by Knight Riders. Only three other teams have managed longer sequences

Yadav's T20 best

38

Suryakumar Yadav's previous best in T20s, which he surpassed against Scorchers

Spinning it well

5.38

Economy rate of chinaman bowlers in this match. Other bowlers in the game have had an average economy of 7.75 until the 16th over of the second innings

A sluggish knock

71.42

Ryan ten Doeschate's strike rate in the innings against Scorchers, his third-slowest knock when he has faced 20 or more balls

Ten Doeschate's experience

222

T20s Ryan ten Doeschate has played, including the one against Scorchers. He is now fourth on the list of the most experienced T20 players

Pandey's run at Uppal

206

Runs scored by Manish Pandey in Uppal in eight T20 innings before this game. He is yet to score a fifty at the ground.

A Solid Start

68

Runs added by Scorchers' opening pair. This is the highest opening partnership against Knight Riders in 19 T20s this year

Voges' drop in form

31

Number of innings since Adam Voges has hit a T20 fifty. He has scored 437 runs at an average of 16.8 during this period

Champions League Twenty20

Group A
TeamMWLPTNRR
KKR440160.716
CSK421100.945
PS4228-0.038
Lions4126-0.051
DOLPH4040-1.338
Group B
TeamMWLPTNRR
KXIP440162.13
HH431121.193
BT4134-0.256
COBRA4134-0.955
ND4134-2.667
Qualifying Group
TeamMWLPTNRR
ND330122.08
Lions3218-0.065
MI3124-0.064
Expre3030-2.033