679dThe Report by Alagappan Muthu

Suryakumar cameo pushes KKR to semi-finals

Kolkata Knight Riders clung on to a three-wicket victory over Perth Scorchers, led by Sunil Narine's four wickets and a Suryakumar Yadav cameo, to make the semi-final of the CLT20

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

AC Voges
71(52) 8x4 - 1x6
Control %84%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 22 runs
  • 3x4 - 0x6
0 5 9 0 9 1 14 33
SA Yadav
43(19) 1x4 - 4x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 15 runs
  • 0x4 - 2x6
0 13 1 5 0 0 4 20

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M0
R31
W4
Eco7.75
RHB
OFFLEG
2W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
1W
Kuldeep Yadav
Kuldeep Yadav
O4
M0
R24
W3
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Perth Scorchers , elected to bat 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

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

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 4, Perth Scorchers 0

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

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