762dThe Report by Rachna Shetty

Dominant Knight Riders remain unbeaten

Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey razed the Dolphins attack with unbeaten fifties and a 153-run partnership, the highest stand in the Champions League, to take Kolkata Knight Riders to their 13th successive win in T20s

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

RV Uthappa
85(55) 13x4 - 0x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • cover drive
  • 22 runs
  • 5x4 - 0x6
11 13 2 4 27 4 6 18
MK Pandey
76(47) 5x4 - 5x6
Control %82%
  • Productive Shot
  • slog shot
  • 17 runs
  • 1x4 - 2x6
0 2 2 13 9 3 17 30

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
YK Pathan
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Kolkata Knight Riders , 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

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

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Kolkata Knight Riders 4, Dolphins 0

Scorer: Chandan Duorah | Commentator: Abhishek Purohit

END OF OVER:
20 | 5 Runs | DOLPH: 151/8 (37 runs required, RR: 7.55)

  • Prenelan Subrayen7 (7b)
  • Kyle Abbott5 (9b)
  • Andre Russell3-0-17-1
  • Sunil Narine4-0-33-3

That is all from this game. Good night

Robin Uthappa is the Man of the Match. Uthappa: "Needed to get myself in, it was a good wicket, initially was doing a bit. Manish bats the best when he plays freely, he has been hitting it really well last couple of weeks. Losing wickets in the first six overs, the ball was doing a bit, I understood I needed to hold one end up, I knew once Manish got it, he would play the big shots. The dew factor made it a bit difficult for our bowlers."

Gautam Gambhir: "Was important not to be complacent. We have been chasing last few games, wanted to let our batters with freedom without scoreboard pressure. Guys took responsibility. With dew it was getting tough for spinners. We wanted to put our bowlers under pressure as well."

Manish Pandey: "The wicket was good, there was a little movement off it at the start. There was one partnership needed, I and Robin had a discussion, and eventually it came off well. We have played a lot of cricket together, we know each other's gameplans."

Morne van Wyk: "We had opportunities to apply skills, got ourselves where we could have nailed down a couple of games, but could not. Tonight was another opportunity. Some of us had never seen these bowlers, never played on these grounds. Back home, you play against the same guys often, and have a good idea what you are doing. We played against teams used to their conditions. Home advantage. Tough cricket, learned a lot, we will be taking back a lot to South Africa. We are not going to let these losses affect our winning culture. We have a winning culture, character, a very good team and something we are proud of."

Narine playing his part in the 13th successive win for KKR with quick wickets when Dolphins were counterattacking. KKR's streak is now the longest for an Indian T20 side, and it is only the second time out of those 13 victories that they have won batting first.

19.6
0
Russell to Subrayen, no run, can't do anything with this very full last ball and inside edges it onto leg
19.5
0
Russell to Subrayen, no run, swings and misses a pitched up ball, is hit on the pad
19.4
1
Russell to Abbott, 1 run, full outside off, squeezed to extra cover
19.3
0
Russell to Abbott, no run, Uthappa appeal for caught behind as Russell bowls it full and wide, there was a sound, not sure if it was ball hitting bat
19.2
1
Russell to Subrayen, 1 run, stands outside off to a full one and slams it down to long off
19.1
1
Russell to Abbott, 1 run, full and slanted across, forced to mid off

round the stumps

  • Sunil Narine likely for CLT20 semi-final

    Kolkata Knight Riders are likely to play Sunil Narine in their CLT20 semi-final against Hobart Hurricanes on October 2. Narine was reported for a suspect action and his side have accepted that decision

  • The fumbled returns, and a duck for Delport

    Plays of the day from the Group A match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Dolphins in Hyderabad

  • Dominant Knight Riders remain unbeaten

    Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey razed the Dolphins attack with unbeaten fifties and a 153-run partnership, the highest stand in the Champions League, to take Kolkata Knight Riders to their 13th successive win in T20s

  • Sunil Narine reported for suspect action

    Kolkata Knight Riders offspinner Sunil Narine has been reported for a suspected illegal bowling action following his side's 36-run win over Dolphins in the Champions League Twenty20

Streak extended

13

Number of consecutive wins for KKR - joint third longest streak, along with Surrey. Sialkot Stallions hold the record (25 wins)

Expensive wickets

34

The most runs that Narine has conceded while taking 3 or more wickets (v NZ, 2012). He conceded 33 runs for 3 wickets today.

Up against it

90

The most runs that Dolphins have scored in the last 10 overs of a chase - they need 123 to win today.

Young and miserly

12

Number of bowlers who have a sub-5 economy rate after bowling in at least 5 T20 games - Kuldeep Yadav is one.

Coincidence

188

Dophins' target today. This is exactly how much they scored against CSK on 22 Sept. while chasing 243. They have won chasing 188+ only once.

Jugalbandi

153

Today's partnership between Pandey and Uthappa - the highest in all CLT20 and the highest ever for KKR (any wicket)

Record Partnership

111

The previous highest 3rd wicket partnership for KKR (Pujara and Ganguly). Uthappa and Pandey have now gone past this.

Piling it on

19

Number of times that KKR have now made 125+ runs in 15 overs. This is their third time in the Champions League

Go fetch!

3

Number of batsmen who have hit 100+ fours in 2014 - Uthappa, Dwayne Smith (117) and Lendl Simmons (116).

Top Indian

7

Number of T20 fifties for Robin Uthappa in 2014, the joint highest by an Indian, along with Virat Kohli. Lendl Simmons is the overall highest (10 fifties)

Purple Purple!

12

Number of times in his last 14 T20 innings that Uthappa has made a 40+ score

Ominous signs

4

Number of times in the Champions League that KKR have previously made 80+ in the first 10 overs - they have won each time.

bang in the middle

34/2

KKR's average five-over score in the Champions League - exactly what they got today.

Ton up

100

Number of matches for Gambhir as captain. The only other player with 100+ matches as captain is Dhoni (183).

Hot streak

12

The most consecutive T20s won by an Indian team - KKR and Bengal have won as many. The overall record is 25 (Sialkot Stallions)

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