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70th match (N), Pune, May 19 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 137)102/8
KKR won by 34 runs
player of the match
Shakib Al Hasan
Kolkata Knight Riders
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Shakib lifts Kolkata to No. 2 spot

Kolkata Knight Riders set up a first qualifier match against table-toppers Delhi Daredevils as they took the No. 2 spot with a comfortable win over Pune Warriors

Match centre 
Scorer: Sanjay Murari
Commentator: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders136/4(20 overs)
Pune Warriors102/8(20 overs)
end of over 203 runs
PWI: 102/8CRR: 5.10 
Ali Murtaza3 (5)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar3 (6)
Sunil Narine4-0-15-1
Lakshmipathy Balaji4-0-20-1

It was a difficult pitch and none except Jesse Ryder batted with any conviction in their chase of 143. Easy 34-run win for the Knight Riders, which is a huge margin given that Kolkata scored only so much. Kolkata go through as the second-placed side and will now play Delhi in the Qualifier 1. Mumbai Indians will be up against one of Chennai Super Kings or Royal Challengers Bangalore in the Eliminator.

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Gambhir: We wanted to finish in the top 2, we play Delhi now and helps us two cracks. We were discussing before this game to treat this as the quarter-finals and win the next three matches to win the IPL.

Ganguly: It has been a tough season, young franchise, struggled with the pitch, the toss played its part, need to deal with it and get better.We need to get away from this, allow the boys to get away from wherever they are, no point in having post-mortems straightaway, lot of things to do, get the right side. Haven't thought about my own plans.

Shakib al Hasan, man of the match: It is very similar to wickets back home, was hitting the ball well, had a good net session last night which was good. We knew we could change the momentum by hitting a couple of boundaries. The way we are bowling throughout the tournament, it was going to chase 135-140 against us. We are confident and we would like to continue playing the way we have, the pitch should help us in the Qualifier.

19.6
1
Narine to Murtaza, 1 run

off spin this time, played away to the off side for a single, Kolkata win with ease

19.5
Narine to Murtaza, no run

leg spin, and a lot of it, hits the pads, fails to read it again

19.4
1
Narine to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

short of length, leggie, punched down the ground for a single

19.3
Narine to Bhuvneshwar, no run

similar length, line, and this time it turns away from the bat, beaten again!

19.2
Narine to Bhuvneshwar, no run

outside the off stump, shorter and turning into the batsman, wants to drive it, misses

19.1
1
Narine to Murtaza, 1 run

goes down the track, hits it inside out to sweeper and they get a single

end of over 194 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 99/8CRR: 5.21 • RRR: 38.00 • Need 38 from 6b
Ali Murtaza1 (2)
Bhuvneshwar Kumar2 (3)
Lakshmipathy Balaji4-0-20-1
Sunil Narine3-0-12-1
18.6
1
Balaji to Murtaza, 1 run

outside the off stump, very slow, almost does not reach the batsman, manages to dab it away to the off side for a single

18.5
Balaji to Murtaza, no run

outside the off stump, pitched right up to the bat, inside edged to the keeper

18.4
1
Balaji to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

on the middle stump, short of length, flicked it away to the leg side for a single

18.3
W
Balaji to Parnell, OUT

on the off stump, tries to play it inside out, chipped in the air and Shukla runs to his right and takes a very good catch. It was a slower ball and he wanted to check the shot there, but could not keep it on the ground

Wayne Parnell c sub (LR Shukla) b Balaji 3 (6m 5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 60
18.2
1
Balaji to Bhuvneshwar, 1 run

on the middle stump, punched to the off side for a single

18.1
1
Balaji to Parnell, 1 run

on the off stump, punched to the sweeper for a single

Three from that over. 42 needed off two overs needed.

end of over 183 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 95/7CRR: 5.27 • RRR: 21.00 • Need 42 from 12b
Bhuvneshwar Kumar0 (1)
Wayne Parnell2 (3)
Sunil Narine3-0-12-1
Rajat Bhatia3-0-14-1
17.6
Narine to Bhuvneshwar, no run

leg-spinner, quicker too and defended on to the leg side

17.5
W
Narine to Harpreet Singh, OUT

gone, caught and bowled! that was shorter too, on the off stump, the batsman was looking to work it over some place on the leg side but all he can do is to afford a simple catch back to Narine.

Harpreet Singh c & b Narine 6 (10m 6b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100
17.4
1
Narine to Parnell, 1 run

goes for the almighty heave, can only get a bottom edge for a single

17.3
1
Narine to Harpreet Singh, 1 run

on his pads, flicked to the leg side and they are away for another single

17.2
1
Narine to Parnell, 1 run

pushes it to the off side, gets a single to get off the mark

17.1
Narine to Parnell, no run

quicker, on the off stump, not too much turn, tries to cut it away, missed

Wayne Parnell at eight. 45 needed off 18.

end of over 175 runs • 1 wicket
PWI: 92/6CRR: 5.41 • RRR: 15.00 • Need 45 from 18b
Harpreet Singh5 (4)
Rajat Bhatia3-0-14-1
Shakib Al Hasan4-0-18-2
16.6
W
Bhatia to Ferguson, OUT

finally gets something on his bat and yet, it can only go as far as long-on for a decently well-judged catch from Kallis, was pitched up and he does not get the timing right

Callum Ferguson c Kallis b Bhatia 12 (28m 18b 0x4 0x6) SR: 66.67
16.5
Bhatia to Ferguson, no run

on the leg stump, very slow too, tries to drive it to the leg side but misses timing it, hits the pads

Best performances - batsmen
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
42 runs (30)
3 fours
2 sixes
Control63%
Productive shot
leg glance
17 runs
1 four
1 six
462221511
Brendon McCullum portrait
BB McCullum
41 runs (43)
5 fours
0 sixes
Control81%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
8 runs
0 fours
0 sixes
10828688
Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Wayne Parnell portrait
WD Parnell
O
4
M
0
R
18
W
2
ECO
4.5
Match details
Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium, Pune
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Shakib Al Hasan
Shakib Al Hasan
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.25, Interval 21.25-21.45, Second Session 21.45-23.05
Match days19 May 2012 - night match (20-over match)
Umpires
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Billy Doctrove
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Sudhir Asnani
TV Umpire
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Subrat Das
Reserve Umpire
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Nikhil Patwardhan
Match Referee
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Graeme Labrooy
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Pune Warriors 0