slower ball on off, and Karthik's attempted drive takes the outside edge. But just short of point, and then races away for a boundary! Kolkata Knight Riders win by six wickets!
11.44pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Sunrisers Hyderabad move to first on virtue of net run-rate while Knight Riders jump to third on the points table. Some thinking to do for CSK before their next game. Till then, hope you enjoyed our coverage. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye!
Prem Ramachandr: "As a CSK fan, really concerned. Managed to get a lot of wins in the first half. But now is the real test. With an "older" squad, can they continue their form. #FastesttoPlayoffs"
11.40pm The presentation now. Gill or Narine for Man of the Match?
Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. Says: "I'll stick to my bowling, because that's what made me the cricketer I am. Happy to help with the bat. I play my shots with the bat, and the freedom is there from the management no matter what. DK relies highly on his spin, but it's a whole team effort. Enjoying my cricket. Good performances make it better."
Dinesh Karthik, the winning captain. Says: "Credit to the management to have taken so many U-19 players. We were a little harsh on Gill earlier, but he's hit first-ball boundaries in the past too, so he's been good. Don't want to hype him up so he doesn't feel the added pressure, but he's special. Our bowlers were confident today, and they wanted to bowl, so I was happy to put their batsmen under pressure. We finished quickly because both were set, and T20 is such that you need to be pushing boundaries when you have momentum. Sunil's a thorough allrounder, and he bowls the better overs for us."
Karthick: "I think CSK plays with 9.5 players in most matches. With Jadeja contributing only in fielding and KV Sharma doing nothing:) Unless they address this it's going to be tough to win coming matches."
11.28pm Young Shubman Gill the star with the bat tonight. He's now the fourth-youngest to make an IPL fifty (Samson holds the record.) Karthik, too, played his part, but that's become his trademark now. A partnership of 83 at a run-rate of 13.83 secures KKR's win in an important game. Dhoni leads his boys out of the field. The presentation in a bit.
Ravi: "There goes Dhoni again with his lengthy speeches. Hearing him, one will think that it is CSK which won the match and not KKR :-)"
Darshak Trivedi: "If Prithvi Shaw is next Sachin..would that be too early to say that Gill is Virat in the making?..an after thought from the blog of cricinfo."
Shubman Gill, KKR's highest scorer: "I am very pleased to have batted at No. 4. The fielder had dropped a catch, so I had to finish the game. Was talking with DK about how to deal with the death overs. Especially with the spinners bowling. Plan was about making sure that runs are flowing, and if the ball is bad, we'll hit. KKR crowd is the best. No matter whether we win or lose. Great IPL experience, Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich are great, so much to learn from them."
MS Dhoni, the losing captain: "We have to look at what our strength with the bowlers was. It was important to hit the seam, but the pitch was better in the second innings. Overall disappointed with the loss, especially with the bowling department. The fielding, I knew how we'd field, but what was bad was the way the fielders reacted. You need to give extra when you are slow. Classic example was Michael Hussey. That's the commitment we needed, but we knew from the start how our fielding will be. No one was bowling well, so I shuffled the bowlers towards the end. They have to maneuver their pace and line a bit. They need to be aware of the batsman's strength, or if they're under pressure. That needs to come from the bowlers."
Vaibhav: "This Gill-DK partnership tonight is the most sublime in IPL2018 chases."
Ankit: "The way Karthik has captained KKR this season is brilliant. His guidance to bowlers behind the stumps. His contribution in batting forming partnership with other players and staying till the end to finish the game has helped KKR in winning.."
Vinay Vasanth: "Give the boy the MoM - Well played Shubman Gill!"
full toss on leg stump, and that's been sent into the square-leg boundary! Uses his wrists to clip it to the boundary. Man there in the deep, but just too much power on show
Srinivas: "I'm extremely happy that IPL is serving the important purpose of show casing the talents of young Indian players. Shaw, Iyer, Pant, Gill, Mavi, Markande ... boy I'm loving this"
KKR one shot away from a win
full and wide outside leg stump. He can't play the whip off his pads, but the team still collects one
Nagaraj: "This team of IPL 2018 flop will beat RCB !!
full on off, and Karthik drives with the bat's open face. Not hit well, but that's what earns them the second run
Siddhesh v: "Can we also form a "bowlers every batsman wants to face in the death" list for this years IPL? Possibly anyone from csk and rcb would make the cut there am thinking." -- Wonderful idea, S. Watch this space for more!
Watto too slow! Low full toss on leg stump, and Karthik manages to flick it to the fine-leg boundary
Avinash: "No-one in the subcontinent has done what Gambhir did,earned my respect the day he stepped down taking all the blame,so I don't think he features in any flop list."
Md Ali: "Between all the football comparisons we forgot how good innings shubman played here.. we got to appreciate that right?.. here is your chance mr. Comm"
Anudeep: "Shubman Gill batted normally and his strike rate is 160 ... looks like he can do a Kohli if he needs to"
Saikrishnan: "@ AJ, If not for yesterday's match, Butler would have been on the list "
full ball, and clipped off his pads to fine leg. KKR dealing in singles now
Naveed: "Without doing anything SRH may go to top of the table after this match, love how teams are placed"
slows things down. Good length on off, and fended with soft hands towards the off side
back of a length on middle and leg, and once again down the leg side with Gill attempting no shot. He doesn't have to
Sid: "@AJ: Pandey is not exactly a flop this IPL. Yes didn't live upto the expectations but played couple of good knocks atleast compared to other names in the list. "
Rajesh Patidar: "@AJ, Agreed; Poor RR, bought two most expensive flops of the season."
outside off, and DK comfortably runs it down to third man
back of a length on off, and angling into Gill. Stays on the back foot and taps it away towards short third man
back of a length outside off, and that's been played with soft hands. Keeps the ball along the ground, and also allows them to steal a single
short on middle stump, and just the perfect area for Karthik to make merry. Turns and pulls it fine down the ground to the leg-side. Awry from Ngidi
AJ: "While we are in the timeout, what do you think will be the IPL 2018 flop XI (4 oversees players at the max). Here is mine - Gambhir (c), Finch, Yuvraj, Manish Pandey, Klassen(wk), Stokes, Jadeja, M.Johnson, Vinay Kumar, M. Sharma, Unadkat "
Dravindian: "We aren't gonna relate SRH's bowling with Liverpool right? We all know where both teams stand when it comes to defending"
SG: "Once dhoni realises that the game is gone, he tries different combinations at the death. This is good in the sense, that other teams won't line up CSK bowlers when they meet again in the playoffs."
good length on leg stump. Flicked off his pads to deep midwicket. Time out
full just outside off, and he tries to reverse sweep. Not the best connection, but enough to beat short third man!
played off his pads to fine leg. Man in the deep has to race across the boundary, and his diving effort saves a few runs
Ajay: "By that logic, Kings XI Punjab are Liverpool then. Getting their fans excited that this year is their year and winning nothing eventually. "
good length on middle, but going straight through. Kinda squares Gill up, but he manages to fend it towards the off side
full just outside off, this time the drive is well placed! Between long off and deep extra cover this time
full just outside off, and that's been driven with soft hands to the extra cover boundary. Enough time to take two runs and that's Gill's fifty!
Jaddu over the wicket
goes short on off, and DK's quick to swivel and pull! Great bat speed, and the Eden crowd is going delirious!
good length just outside off. Stays on the back foot, and runs it down to third man
Kundan parajule: "Dhoni is Firmino then? Because he doesn't look like the most important one but he actually is. "