slaps the short googly to cover. And that's that.
|Sunil Narine||KKR||40.32||24(9)||33.46||44.51||0/26||-||- 4.19|
That's all we have for you, thanks for joining us, goodnight.
Andre Russell is the Man of the Match. "Keep getting cars and these awards. I'll have to make a bigger garage. End of the day, well done to the guys. Gayle's like a brother to me. A legent and to get him out early in the first six is big. The plan was to restrict him as best as possible. KL Rahul too. We have our plans and we executed them. Today, I hit some big ones but he's still the bigger hitter. [No ball when he was bowled] Thanks to that guy who was outside the ring. It's the new guy, forgot his name. Thank you. When I get bowled, I thoguht I'd missed out but I saw the guys in the dug out signalling no-ball and I was like, please God, let it be a no-ball. You have to make sure you have a clear head. When I run out to bat, that little run I do is to get adrenaline flowing, to get loose, it's to get into the mood and when I get the ball in my slot, I go at it. It's just certain logics that I do and it's been working"
"Obviolusy its a good start. It's just a start though. Long tournament this,"Dinesh Karthik says. "There were a few moments. Nitish played beautifully. Narine's start. Robin's batting. And Russell's finish. Then the bowling as well, they had some good strokemakers and we had to tie them down. Narine got injured, so we made a last minute change and it was gracious of Nitish to open. There are a lot of good players for us. Important to keep them in a good space. Long tournament, we can't get ahead of ourselves. Got a few interesting games, playing away. We're looking forward to it
"[No ball cost the game?] We weren't really focussed on the small things and they do cost you big in this format. Yes, we definitely have to look at it next game. I'll take the blame," R Ashwin says. "I should've had a look at it. At that stage, with the slog on, you hope the fielders are switched on but obviously he was a debutant [only two debutants today for Kings XI - Varun and Viljoen]. Positives, Varun's 15th over, and we managed things well with small boundaries. Mayank batted well. I thought 200 was par and that's where the small mistakes cost us. We played four last year in Mohali and won all of them. It suits our batters there. It's importnat to win games on the bounce and that's why that batting performance was important"
11.35 pm Pretty clinical from KKR. And Andre Russell was at the centre of it all. Made 48 off 17 with the bat - after he was bowled off a no-ball - and then took out Chris Gayle early and that was pretty much the game. So in the end it was a bit of a damp squib, but a great advert for Luck Index!
googly on off stump, Miller cuts to the sweeper
that's a seam-up delivery. He's a legspinner who, I think, hasn't bowled a single legbreak today. Drive to long-on
scoops the googly on off stump over Lynn at short fine leg.
more googlies, Mandeep flicks through midwicket
heaves the googly away to the midwicket boundary, where Uthappa misfields
pranav: "Me and buddy always indulge in friendly banters during IPL. We live in Toronto and support India in any tournament. But when it comes to IPL, we are on opposite sides. I am from Delhi and he is from Punjab. Yesterday I got to hear so much from him on our loss, but today he will be on the receiving end. Ironically, both these teams have performed poorly in the past but hoping this would change this IPL."
slower ball outside off, Miller looks for the cut and his groan can be heard through the stump mic as he misses making connection
slices it over the backward point boundary. He's backing away to the length ball on leg stump and makes the absolute most of it
Pranav Suri: "@Chandru: Extra-marks for good handwriting. "
slower ball, from round the stumps, on middle and leg, Miller flicks it to deep midwicket. That's fifty to Miller
yorker a shade outside off, Mandeep smears it back down the ground and right through the bowler
stays leg side of the short ball on middle and leg and taps it to the left of point. Good placement again from Mandeep
round the wicket yorker on leg stump, Miller's nearly taken off his feet in trying to dig that out
Nazim Ali: "The speeds bowled by Prasidh Krishna are impressive... He his clocking consistently near 145s. " And the control too. He's been very good
Chandru: "How come Delhi Capitals got 21 FairPlay points in 2 matches ?? Is 10 not the highest a team can get?? "
full and goes down leg. Miller can't quite connect
Kings XI need 57 off 12 now
upper cuts the short ball even though it keeps angling towards him over the keeper. It's actually good bowling trumped even better batting.
top-edges the pull shot with the bouncer coming to him a lot quicker than he expects. Lands safely at midwicket
looks to swing the full delivery on leg stump away over deep square leg. Doesn't connect. Missed opportunity
nails the low full toss down the ground.
full toss outside off, taps it to cover
short ball outside off and Mandeep, since he's new at the crease, spots the length but not the change of pace and he's into the pull shot too early
Sud: "Gayle, Rahul, Sarfaraz, Agarwal, Mandeep.. all in Red makes me think why Virat and ABD missing in the playing XI.. jus to realize it's KXIP...! "
looks for the pull, but the extra pace from Ferguson, and the height he gets on the bouncer - above shoulder - makes sure the ball goes off the splice to point
|Eden Gardens, Kolkata|
|Toss||Kings XI Punjab, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50- 23.20|
|Match days||27 March 2019 - night (20-over match)|
|Points||Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0|
Over 20 • KXIP 190/4KKR won by 28 runs
Nitish Rana yearns to make good on another promising start
'It's a fine line when you're bowling to Andre Russell' - Mike Hesson rues key let-off
ESPNcricinfo Luck Index - Russell and the no-ball
Talking Points: Kings XI dole out a freebie, Dre Russ maxes out
|DA Miller||not out||59||40|
|Mandeep Singh||not out||33||15|
|Extras||(lb 1, w 5)|
|Total||190(4 wkts; 20 ovs)|