result
18th Match, Group A (N), Hyderabad, Sep 29 2014, Champions League Twenty20
(20 ov, target 188)151/8
KKR won by 36 runs
player of the match
Robin Uthappa
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The 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 
Scorer: Chandan Duorah
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders187/2(20 overs)
Dolphins151/8(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs
DOLPH: 151/8CRR: 7.55 
Prenelan Subrayen7 (7)
Kyle Abbott5 (9)
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
Russell to Subrayen, no run

can't do anything with this very full last ball and inside edges it onto leg

19.5
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
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

19.1
1w
Russell to Abbott, 1 wide

pitches it further up and goes wider outside off

19.1
1w
Russell to Abbott, 1 wide

short and wide, and called one

end of over 196 runs
DOLPH: 146/8CRR: 7.68 • RRR: 42.00 • Need 42 from 6b
Kyle Abbott3 (6)
Prenelan Subrayen6 (4)
Sunil Narine4-0-33-3
Kuldeep Yadav4-0-30-1
18.6
1
Narine to Abbott, 1 run

swings at this pitched up ball, the edge flies towards point, but falls short

18.5
Narine to Abbott, no run

offbreak turning in and bouncing, forced to extra cover

18.4
Narine to Abbott, no run

misses a straighter one which bounces over the stumps

18.3
1
Narine to Subrayen, 1 run

swings and skies it over the slip, falls at wide of short third man

18.2
4
Narine to Subrayen, FOUR runs

length ball slanted in, and he's mowed this over square leg, falls just inside the rope

18.1
Narine to Subrayen, no run

that has just missed off stump, it was the straighter one, and Subrayen swiped and missed

Narine on a hat trick with two slips waiting

end of over 184 runs • 1 wicket
DOLPH: 140/8CRR: 7.77 • RRR: 24.00 • Need 48 from 12b
Prenelan Subrayen1 (1)
Kyle Abbott2 (3)
Kuldeep Yadav4-0-30-1
Sunil Narine3-0-27-3
17.6
1
Kuldeep to Subrayen, 1 run
17.5
1
Kuldeep to Abbott, 1 run

down to long off

17.4
W
Kuldeep to Vandiar, OUT

Vandiar finds Yadav now, and he takes the simpler chance, Vandiar slammed it straight and flat and Yadav was around at long off

Jonathan Vandiar c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 1 (4m 2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50
17.3
1
Kuldeep to Abbott, 1 run

dropped by Yadav at long on, it was the tossed up wrong 'un, Abbott slog swept, Yadav was some way in from the boundary and had to jump to try and take it over his head, could not

17.2
Kuldeep to Abbott, no run

appeal for stumping, but the back foot is grounded just inside as Uthappa takes the bails off

17.1
1
Kuldeep to Vandiar, 1 run
Best performances - batsmen
Robin Uthappa portrait
RV Uthappa
85 runs (55)
13 fours
0 sixes
Control82%
Productive shot
cover drive
22 runs
5 fours
0 sixes
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Manish Pandey portrait
MK Pandey
76 runs (47)
5 fours
5 sixes
Control83%
Productive shot
slog shot
17 runs
1 four
2 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Sunil Narine
SP Narine
O
4
M
0
R
33
W
3
ECO
8.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
YK Pathan player pic
YK Pathan
O
4
M
0
R
25
W
2
ECO
6.25
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Match details
Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
SeriesChampions League Twenty20
Season2014/15
Player Of The Match
Robin Uthappa
Robin Uthappa
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 days29 September 2014 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Chettithody Shamshuddin
TV Umpire
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Kumar Dharmasena
Reserve Umpire
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Nand Kishore
Match Referee
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Andy Pycroft
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 4, Dolphins 0