283dThe Report by Sidharth Monga

Spin tornado sees off Hurricanes

Kolkata Knight Riders took their winning streak to 14, the joint second-highest in Twenty20 history, and made it to their first Champions League T20 final

Match Centre

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shoaib Malik
Shoaib Malik
66(46) 4x4 - 4x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • on drive
  • 20 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
0 0 1 9 3 11 21 21
JH Kallis
54(40) 4x4 - 2x6
Control %90%
  • Productive Shot
  • pull
  • 21 runs
  • 3x4 - 1x6
4 0 12 5 6 0 15 12

Best performances - Bowlers

YK Pathan
O4
M0
R24
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W
AD Russell
AD Russell
O4
M0
R24
W1
Eco6.00
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Match Details

Toss

Hobart Hurricanes , elected to bat first

Player Of The Match

Series result

Kolkata Knight Riders advanced

Season

Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00

Match days

2 October 2014 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Scorer: Gopi Rangarajan | Commentator: Alagappan Muthu

So that's 14 in a row for KKR. They'll want that 15th on Saturday. To find out who joins them, hop over to the Super Kings v Kings XI scorecard. Karthik Krishnaswamy is probably waiting for you. From here, this is Alagappan Muthu, saying sayonara

Jacques Kallis is the Man of the Match. "Been hitting well in the nets, unfortunately missed out in previous occasion. Happy to play a role in getting us through the finals. Scoring up front is going to be easier than the middle period here. Had to set it up for the big hitter. It's great fun playing in finals and senior players have to stand up and put in big performances and it will be the end of a fantastic year for KKR if we win the CLT20 after the IPL as well"

"It was pretty professional. We planned the chase really well on a slow wicket. The experience of Jacques was very useful. And the young players batted around him . Russell was unbelieveable on this wicket, bowling first up and at the death. Sunil and Chawla are always good," says Gautam Gambhir. "We;ve been playing some good cricket but in knockout games it depends on the day .We've not had any complancency, the guys are very hungry and one game to go"

Srinath: "the only way for the opponents to win over KKR is to make them bat first. And by that way, Gambhir does not wear his pads till the end, and the other teams can win..!! superstitious mystery in his pads !! "

chirag: "The last bowl of the game is symbolic in terms that it describes the full match. kkr giving chances to hurricanes to win the game, but Hurricanes in turn dropping the opportunities."

"Combination of both [not enough runs and not enough wickets]," says Xavier Doherty. "The best way to go about it was runs on the borad, and 10 or 15 extra runs would have been nice. Shoaib played really well. We knew spin was going to be a big issue. Shoaib held us together and gave us a total to bowl at. We've put Tasmanian cricket and Hobart cricket on the map"

"140 on the board, it was not too much and they bowled really well. Lost a couple of early wickets. Kallis and me were there, we wanted a partnership and he finished it in style. I've taken confidence from these innings. Last game was good, this was good as well and I'll take these positive through," says Manish Pandey

7.10 pm Its the trademark KKR game. Use spinners to stifle the opposition and chase down a modest target with plenty of wickets in hand in the last over. Jacques Kallis had the luxury to bat at his pace and tucked into a fifty as well. Manish Pandey had allowed him that with a flurry in the middle overs. All-round effort takes Knight Riders into their firs CLT20 final

19.1
6
Bollinger to Kallis, SIX runs, it's burst through the hands of Hilfy at deep backwards square leg and Knight Riders are through to the final! It was length and Kallis has flicked it away off his thighs, it was hit quite hard. Too much so for Hilfy who was leaping up and flinging his arms over his head. Only parries it over the ropes

Striker: "Could you tell a situation when a strike is NOT useful in T20?" Probably when there is seven to win off a single ball? Bollinger for the final over

END OF OVER:
19 | 11 Runs | KKR: 135/3 (6 runs required from 6 balls, RR: 7.10, RRR: 6.00)

  • Yusuf Pathan14 (13b)
  • Jacques Kallis48 (39b)
  • Xavier Doherty4-0-28-1
  • Ben Laughlin4-0-36-1
18.6
0
Doherty to Pathan, no run, stays back to a length ball and dabs it towards point, wants a single but Kallis isn't as keen. Yusuf has to invest in a dive and saves himself
18.5
1
Doherty to Kallis, 1 run, good length ball on off stump, defended into the covers for a single
18.4
1
Doherty to Pathan, 1 run, tossed up on leg stump, Yusuf turns it away towards midwicket for an easy single
18.3
2
Doherty to Pathan, 2 runs, pushed through on leg stump, Yusuf stays back and whips it away to deep square leg for a couple
18.2
1
Doherty to Kallis, 1 run, fuller on middle and leg, Kallis works it away to long-on
  • Retirement allowing me to work on T20s - Kallis

    Jacques Kallis, who scored an unbeaten half-century to take Kolkata Knight Riders into the final of the Champions League T20, said that his international retirement has given him an opportunity to work harder on T20s

  • Narine banned from bowling in CLT20 final

    Kolkata Knight Riders' Sunil Narine cannot bowl in the Champions League T20 final on Saturday, after he was reported for a second time in two matches for a suspect action

  • Blizzard hands over his luck to Pandey

    Plays of the day from the first Champions League T20 semi-final between Kolkata Knight Riders and Hobart Hurricanes

  • Spin tornado sees off Hurricanes

    Kolkata Knight Riders took their winning streak to 14, the joint second-highest in Twenty20 history, and made it to their first Champions League T20 final

14

Number of consecutive wins for KKR - the second-longest winning streak in T20 history

4

Number of times KKR's openers have posted a sub-30 partnership in this CLT20. No other team has done worse

61

KKR's win percentage when chasing 140-150 targets. They have won 11 and lost seven. In CLT20s, they won one out of one

76

Most runs Hurricanes have scored in the last five overs - versus Knights earlier in this tournament

that's a maximum

6

Number of countries in which Shoaib Malik plays domestic T20s - for eights teams in all

NOT HIS FIRST

1

Number of times Blizzard has previously scored a first-ball duck - For Rajshahi against Dhaka in 2010

89

Strike rate of Hurricanes' opening stand in this CLT20 - the slowest for any team. Their average of 18 is the second worst

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