46th match (D/N), Bengaluru, May 7 2017, Indian Premier League
KKR won by 6 wickets (with 29 balls remaining)
player of the match
Sunil Narine
Kolkata Knight Riders

We didn't get to see Kohli's response, folks. So that is the end of our coverage for this game. Gujarat Lions have elected to bowl against Kings XI in the other game, and my colleague Deivarayan Muthu will shepherd you through it. Thanks for joining in.

Have a good night.

Narine: I'm surprised too. Lynn just said keep your eyes on the ball, keep focussed and swing at it. I try to keep it simple. I'll hopefully get used to the expectations but it really was a team effort. Umesh's wickets early especially were key and I'm thankful for it.

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match.

Gautam Gambhir: I haven't seen such a partnership. Unbelievable effort. You don't expect people to get 105 in 6 overs. I reckon Lynn is the hardest hitter of the ball in international cricket. He showed how mentally tough he is to come back from an injury and bat like this. It was a team decision to send Narine up the order because he would hardly bat at No. 6 or No. 7. We also though it would make it easy on Lynn to take his time at the other end on his return.

Vinod Rajpal: "Big loss for the advertisers too for todays match ending half hour early "

West Indian: "Narine certainly has made a strong case for MVP this season...he has really done Russell's job to perfection."

7.34pm So we finish on schedule despite the rain. What a stunning performance from Kolkata. Some way to get into the top two.
Virat Kohli said at the toss that he would've batted first anyway. He expected this pitch to be sluggish. And it was - but only as long as RCB were batting. It might have been rain that completely switched things after their innings. Or is that unfair on the unbelievable batting of Sunil Narine? And Chris Lynn? Perhaps. It didn't look particularly easy after they had got out.

Negi to Pandey, 2 runs

there you go. Gets behind this good length ball at off stump, pokes it through the gap at covers and completes a crushing victory for KKR on what is otherwise his home ground

end of over 151 run • 1 wicket
KKR: 157/4CRR: 10.46 RRR: 0.40 • Need 2 runs from 30b
Yusuf Pathan0 (5)
Manish Pandey2 (2)
Yuzvendra Chahal4-0-39-1
Pawan Negi3-0-19-2
Chahal to Pathan, no run

and once more. Good length, pitching outside off, he throws the sweep at it and misses as it turns away

Chahal to Pathan, 1 wide

teases him outside off again, he goes for the sweep again, he misses again. But this spins past the wide marker

Chahal to Pathan, no run

good length at off stump, forward defence into the off side

Chahal to Pathan, no run

good length outside off stump, wide. There's a loud noise as Pathan pokes at this off the back and Jadhav takes it. Umpire says not out. Replays show a huge under-edge. Everyone, angry.

Chahal to Pathan, no run

good length outside off stump, teases him in for the slog sweep, then turns it away rapidly past his outside edge

Chahal to Pathan, no run

tossed up full at middle stump, gets his front leg out of the way and squeezes it out to mid-on

Chahal to Gambhir, OUT

another annoying delay if you're a KKR fan. This is tossed up generously, wide outside off stump. He goes for the full blooded cover drive, but he has hit it in the air. Straight to extra cover

Gautam Gambhir c Negi b Chahal 14 (26m 16b 0x4 0x6) SR: 87.5

Calcu: "Kohli should refuse to be in the presentation today. This is getting tortuous. "

shivi: "With Uthappa back in next game, what will KKR's batting order be! They will really not want to tinker with lynn narine combo after today. THis is what KKR have done so well this year, take the game away in powerplay itself"

end of over 144 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 156/3CRR: 11.14 RRR: 0.50 • Need 3 runs from 36b
Gautam Gambhir14 (15)
Manish Pandey2 (2)
Pawan Negi3-0-19-2
Travis Head1.1-0-11-0
Negi to Gambhir, 1 run

good length at off stump, takes the thick outside edge as he pokes at this off the front foot, straight to short third man

Negi to Pandey, 1 run

arm ball, back of a length at middle stump, gets deep in the crease and whips it to deep midwicket's right

Negi to Gambhir, 1 run

back of a length outside off stump, opens the face and runs it to backward point

Negi to Pandey, 1 run

good length, floated in at an off stump line, driven to long-off

prajwal: "Rain is pouring down heavily here 10 kms from chinnaswamy stadium...i was hoping rain god will stop rcb from losing but i guess even rain god can't help rcb's fate this season :( RIP RCB :(" --- Rain god is on commentary at the moment, sorry.

Negi to de Grandhomme, OUT

oh good ball. Very good ball. Good length, drifting in at off stump, but also dipping fast. He's down the pitch and realises soon he won't get bat on this. Offers a flick across the line anyway, but it spins past him and the keeper makes no mistake

Colin de Grandhomme st †Jadhav b Negi 31 (29m 28b 1x4 2x6) SR: 110.71
Negi to de Grandhomme, no run

good length, arm ball at middle stump, whipped off the back foot to midwicket

end of over 1311 runs
KKR: 152/2CRR: 11.69 RRR: 1.00 • Need 7 runs from 42b
Colin de Grandhomme31 (26)
Gautam Gambhir12 (13)
Travis Head1.1-0-11-0
Yuzvendra Chahal3-0-38-0
Head to de Grandhomme, 1 run

good length at middle stump, drags a mistimed sweep to deep midwicket

Head to de Grandhomme, SIX runs

it had been a while. Tossed up at a length outside off, he's on one knee, down quickly, and the ball is up quickly. Way over long-on

Head to Gambhir, 1 run

tossed up at off stump, driven to sweeper cover

Head to de Grandhomme, 1 run

good length at middle stump, pushed to long-on on the up

Head to Gambhir, 1 run

good length at middle stump, pushes forward and drives it to long-off

Head to de Grandhomme, 1 run

back of a length at middle stump, back foot, tucked to long leg