286dThe Report by Siddarth Ravindran

Spinners stretch Knight Riders' streak to 11

The spinners starred, the top order clicked - it was business as usual for Kolkata Knight Riders as they extended their winning run to 11 matches

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

G Gambhir
60(47) 8x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • steered
  • 16 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 13 17 4 8 8 4 6
Ahmed Shehzad
Ahmed Shehzad
59(42) 5x4 - 4x6
Control %69%
  • Productive Shot
  • off drive
  • 15 runs
  • 2x4 - 1x6
0 4 11 5 1 15 8 15

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M1
R9
W3
Eco2.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
2W
Aizaz Cheema
O4
M0
R42
W2
Eco10.50
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Match Details

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

21 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 4, Lahore Lions 0

That is all from this game. Good night

Narine is the Man of the Match. Narine: "Mainly it is trying to keep down the run rate in the Powerplay and hopefully pick up a wicket or two. He (Kuldeep Yadav) is a pretty good bowler, he is young, has a lot to learn."

Gambhir: "Important that the openers give a good platform, made it easy for the middle order. Middle order had won us the last game. A kind of wicket where you never know what a good total is. Robin took his time and later played good shots. I do not want to be too critical (about the fielding). We have won 11 in a row which is a great achievement."

Hafeez: "We got the target we wanted to. 150 on this pitch with the way the ball was turning. Fielding was not up to the mark. We did not take some chances. Still it was a good show, youngsters are learning every game, we have to give them confidence, they will do well. Shehzad was magnificent. Narine bowled well."

Uthappa says the pitch deteriorated just a touch, started keeping a bit low, but once he and Gambhir adjusted, it was fine.

So KKR went from 100 for 0 to 147 for 6 but they have got through with three balls to spare. Didn't really have the runs in the end, Lahore, although their fielding was atrocious at times.

Sunil Narine in this CLT20: 3 for 9 and 1 for 9. Yet to concede double figures

19.3
4
Asif Raza to Yadav, FOUR runs, slower ball, Suryakumar waits and swipes it past backward square leg, and the man in the deep cannot get to it
19.2
2
Asif Raza to Yadav, 2 runs, he gets a full toss on the pad, and hits it in the gap through midwicket for a couple

Suryakumar on strike

KKR doing a KKR

19.1
W
Asif Raza to Russell, OUT, Russell departs first ball of the over, full and wide, he bends and slices it straight to sweeper cover

AD Russell c Adnan Rasool b Asif Raza 1 (3m 4b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

END OF OVER:
19 | 4 Runs 1 Wkt | KKR: 147/5 (5 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.73, RRR: 5.00)

  • Andre Russell1 (3b)
  • Suryakumar Yadav8 (3b)
  • Wahab Riaz4-0-25-1
  • Aizaz Cheema4-0-42-2
18.6
1
Wahab Riaz to Russell, 1 run, goes for the blockhole, Russell is able to flay a drive out to the sweeper
18.5
0
Wahab Riaz to Russell, no run, backs away to leg and has a swish at a length ball, which nearly hits the leg stump as Russell misses
18.4
0
Wahab Riaz to Russell, no run, gets a quick lifter first ball, and sways inside the line

Gambhir in Hyderabad

78

Runs Gambhir had scored at this venue in 7 innings before this game; this is now his highest in Uppal

Listless Lions

58/6

Lahore Lions' score in 10 overs after the Powerplay

Maiden maiden

1

No. of maidens by Narine inside the Powerplay for KKR - the fifth over of Lions' innings

A productive pair

6

Shehzad and Jamshed become the sixth pair to add 1500 or more partnership runs in all T20s

Win toss and bowl here

7-0

Teams batting second have won the last seven games at this venue in Hyderabad

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