13th match (N), Kolkata, Apr 16 2018, Indian Premier League
(14.2/20 ov, target 201)129
KKR won by 71 runs
player of the match
Nitish Rana
Kolkata Knight Riders

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Rana: I've got out unluckily a few times. But I felt like I was in good form. This knock was important to me. I have a bit of an idea when I see the field and I get more options as a result. I think the other team planned not to bowl outside off to me so tpoday I decided if they bowl straight, I would hit through the leg side.

Nitish Rana is the Man of the Match.

D Karthik: (About the Iyer wicket) We do a bit of planning and the most important thing was the catch from Rana. At the end of the way, a win keeps you happy. Feels good. Touch wood. This is the kind of day you make the moves and they work out. I think the wristspinners are picked in the IPL for a purpose. They're doing a good job for us, they're top quality spinners. Days you don't win you sleep and wake up with a lot of thoughts. It's something I'm getting used to. You've got to try and separate your batting and captaincy and do the job.

Narine: I don't think I'm upto 100% (with the bowling) but I'm keeping it simple. It felt a little weird knowing Gambhir was on the opposite side. But that's the way cricket works. I think I'm slightly different to an ordinary spinner but I think it's based on accuracy. Try to do new things and hopefully it works in the game.

Gambhir: We got to give it to KKR. At one stage we thought they wouldn't get 170-175. We tried our level best but it's going to be tough against three quality spinners like theirs. We bowled a lot of balls in Russell's radar. We had plans for him but when he gets going it's tough for the bowlers to execute the plans. We still have ten more games to go, a lot of work to do.

11:20pm Delhi lost their first three wickets in three overs, they've lost their last seven in under six. Seven for 43 off 5.5 overs, to be precise. Quite the capitulation. KKR only slightly improved on their pace bowling today. Remember, their seamers had gone for 79 off seven in the last game when the spinners had gone for 60 in 12.

Kuldeep to Boult, OUT

chips it back at the bowler. And that's the game for KKR. A googly, lobbed up nicely on middle stump. Boult wants to flick through midwicket but he's done by the turn and finds the bowler

Trent Boult c & b Kuldeep Yadav 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0
Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

full ball floated wide outside off. Lifts it inside-out to sweeper cover

end of over 143 runs • 1 wicket
DC: 128/9CRR: 9.14 RRR: 12.17 • Need 73 runs from 36b
Trent Boult0 (1)
Shahbaz Nadeem5 (7)
Sunil Narine3-0-18-3
Kuldeep Yadav3-0-31-2
Narine to Boult, no run

length ball outside off, shuffles across and blocks on the front foot. A gorgeous forward block from Boult, as always.

Narine to Shami, OUT

taken at midwicket. Length ball at off stump, turning away from him. Steps out as it climbs on him. Looks to go over the leg side but ends up slicing it high into the air

Mohammed Shami c Russell b Narine 7 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 116.66
Narine to Nadeem, 1 run

length on middle stump, leans in and flicks to deep midwicket

Narine to Shami, 1 run

short of a length outside off, steps out and jabs it through point

Narine to Nadeem, 1 run

short of a length just outside off, nudged past cover off the back foot

Narine to Nadeem, no run

good length on middle stump. Spins into the pads as he looks to flick

First slip and leg slip in place

end of over 137 runs
DC: 125/8CRR: 9.61 RRR: 10.86 • Need 76 runs from 42b
Mohammed Shami6 (4)
Shahbaz Nadeem3 (4)
Kuldeep Yadav3-0-31-2
Sunil Narine2-0-15-2

Munendra Singh: "Half tracker only works if it's bowled by a wrist spinner. It's those revs which do the magic"

Kuldeep to Shami, FOUR runs

sails over first slip. A googly, full outside off. Once again, he's looking to go midwicket. It's a top edge

Kuldeep to Shami, no run

googly. Short of a length outside off. Sets up for the slog, adjusts for the cut. Doesn't get bat on it in the end

Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

short googly outside off, under-edge on the cut through cover

Kuldeep to Nadeem, no run

length on off, pushed to extra cover off the front foot

Kuldeep to Shami, 1 run

high in the air before it plonks some five yards inside the circle. Too far from long-on. The bowler should have gone for that, really. It's a googly, and he gets a top edge as he looks to clobber it over midwicket

Kuldeep to Nadeem, 1 run

full toss on leg stump, laboured drive to long-on