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6th Match (N), Kolkata, Mar 27 2019, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 219)190/4
KKR won by 28 runs
Player Of The Match
48 (17) & 2/21
andre-russell
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• The Report by Andrew Fidel Fernando

Andre Russell steals the show as Knight Riders make it two in two

The game might have been won and lost when Kings XI gave Russell a reprieve - he was bowled by Shami, but it was a no-ball as there were only three fielders in the ring

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Al Muthu
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders218/4(20 overs)
Kings XI Punjab190/4(20 overs)
end of over 2013 runs
PBKS: 190/4CRR: 9.50 
David Miller59 (40)
Mandeep Singh33 (15)
Piyush Chawla 3-0-26-1
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-42-1

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!

19.6
Chawla to Miller, no run

slaps the short googly to cover. And that's that.

19.5
2
Chawla to Miller, 2 runs

googly on off stump, Miller cuts to the sweeper

19.4
1
Chawla to Mandeep, 1 run

that's a seam-up delivery. He's a legspinner who, I think, hasn't bowled a single legbreak today. Drive to long-on

19.3
4
Chawla to Mandeep, FOUR runs

scoops the googly on off stump over Lynn at short fine leg.

19.2
2
Chawla to Mandeep, 2 runs

more googlies, Mandeep flicks through midwicket

19.1
4
Chawla to Mandeep, FOUR runs

heaves the googly away to the midwicket boundary, where Uthappa misfields

end of over 1915 runs
PBKS: 177/4CRR: 9.31 RRR: 42.00
David Miller57 (38)
Mandeep Singh22 (11)
Lockie Ferguson 4-0-42-1
Prasidh Krishna 4-0-42-0

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."

18.6
Ferguson to Miller, no run

slower ball outside off, Miller looks for the cut and his groan can be heard through the stump mic as he misses making connection

18.5
6
Ferguson to Miller, SIX runs

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. "

18.4
2
Ferguson to Miller, 2 runs

slower ball, from round the stumps, on middle and leg, Miller flicks it to deep midwicket. That's fifty to Miller

18.3
1
Ferguson to Mandeep, 1 run

yorker a shade outside off, Mandeep smears it back down the ground and right through the bowler

18.2
4
Ferguson to Mandeep, FOUR runs

stays leg side of the short ball on middle and leg and taps it to the left of point. Good placement again from Mandeep

18.1
1
Ferguson to Miller, 1 run

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?? "

18.1
1w
Ferguson to Miller, 1 wide

full and goes down leg. Miller can't quite connect

end of over 1810 runs
PBKS: 162/4CRR: 9.00 RRR: 28.50
Mandeep Singh17 (9)
David Miller48 (34)
Prasidh Krishna 4-0-42-0
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-27-1

Kings XI need 57 off 12 now

17.6
4
Prasidh to Mandeep, FOUR runs

upper cuts the short ball even though it keeps angling towards him over the keeper. It's actually good bowling trumped even better batting.

17.5
1
Prasidh to Miller, 1 run

top-edges the pull shot with the bouncer coming to him a lot quicker than he expects. Lands safely at midwicket

17.4
Prasidh to Miller, no run

looks to swing the full delivery on leg stump away over deep square leg. Doesn't connect. Missed opportunity

17.3
4
Prasidh to Miller, FOUR runs

nails the low full toss down the ground.

17.2
1
Prasidh to Mandeep, 1 run

full toss outside off, taps it to cover

17.1
Prasidh to Mandeep, no run

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...! "

end of over 1715 runs
PBKS: 152/4CRR: 8.94 RRR: 22.33
Mandeep Singh12 (6)
David Miller43 (31)
Lockie Ferguson 3-0-27-1
Piyush Chawla 2-0-13-1
16.6
1
Ferguson to Mandeep, 1 run

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

Best performances - batters
Robin Uthappa portrait
RV Uthappa KKR
67 runs (50)
6 fours
2 sixes
Control76%
Productive shot
cut shot
18 runs
3 fours
1 six
1562554417
Nitish Rana portrait
N Rana KKR
63 runs (34)
2 fours
7 sixes
Control71%
Productive shot
slog shot
27 runs
0 four
4 sixes
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Best performances - bowlers
Andre Russell portrait
AD Russell KKR
O
3
M
0
R
21
W
2
ECO
7
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
1W
Piyush Chawla portrait
PP Chawla KKR
O
3
M
0
R
26
W
1
ECO
8.66
  • FT
  • Y
  • F
  • G
  • SG
  • S
OFFLEG
RHB
1W
LEGOFF
LHB
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKings XI Punjab, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2019
Player Of The Match
Andre Russell
Andre Russell
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 days27 March 2019 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Varun Chakravarthy
Varun Chakravarthy
Umpires
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Anil Chaudhary
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Vineet Kulkarni
TV Umpire
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Chris Gaffaney
Reserve Umpire
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Sadashiv Iyer
Match Referee
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Narayanan Kutty
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
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