49th match (D/N), Eden Gardens, May 22, 2014, Pepsi Indian Premier League

KKR won by 30 runs

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end of over 2010 runs
RCB: 165/5CRR: 8.25 
Mitchell Starc12 (8b 1x4)
Sachin Rana19 (12b 2x4)
Vinay Kumar 4-0-44-0
Umesh Yadav 4-0-45-1

That is all from this game. Good bye

Robin Uthappa is the Man of the Match. Uthappa: "It is a great wicket and I enjoy playing here. Feels good to be contributing. I have got my plans worked out as far as opening is concerned. It is like bread and butter for me. The pitch was stopping a bit more. Shots on the rise were not conducive. When Shakib came in, I knew if I rotated the strike, we could get big runs in the end. I did not look at the scoreboard, I just kept batting. Really glad to have Shakib at the other end. I knew I just needed to feed him the strike, he was going hammer and tongs at the spinners in the middle overs."

Gautam Gambhir: "The way Robin and Shakib set it up for us was brilliant. Chasing 195 on this pitch is always tough and we always knew we had the bowlers to defend. On this wicket, it gets tough with Sunil and Morne in our ranks."

Virat Kohli: "When we were batting, the difference after 12 overs was only ten runs. But after that, they took off, they scored about 90 in the last eight. That is one area where we have been lacking in the past few games. That has cost us badly in this tournament. In T20, the side that bowls better ends up being on the right side of the result. Tonight was another case where KKR bowled better than us and you saw the result in the end. (Robin) is batting well but it is important to make him hit in the areas we want him to rather than just giving him balls to hit. It was more like he was given balls in the areas in which he wanted to hit rather than making him think about what he should do and the bowler being smarter than the batsman. All credit to him, he has been playing well and hitting the ball well. We have not been consistent in the crucial moments, I have said this before as well. Have not maintained our composure too much. in those crunch situations. It is up to the individuals to learn from that and come back stronger. But we have not been able to do that. We started off well today as well. 20-odd runs in four overs and two wickets and we just could not capitalise on it. We gave away the momentum again."

KKR march into the playoffs with a commanding win, their sixth on the trot, thanks to Uthappa, Shakib and Narine. RCB are out of the race. Only one spot up for grabs now, and RR, MI and SRH will compete for it. Sunrisers go up against CSK now, and will be out too if they lose. You can follow that match here

Vee: "When you're playing a T20 against a side with Narine in the line-up, your allotted overs is really 16. "

Grandmaster: "Narine was the queen on a chessboard today. Took out the queen, a couple of rooks and the knight of the opposition today."

Varun Anand: "Now when I look back, KKR have played good cricket throughout this IPL, not just the last 6 games. Had one or two results turned in KKR's favour, they would have been 1 or 2 on the table."

Vinay to Starc, no run

Starc swings and misses a wide length ball, and that is the end for RCB

Vinay to Rana, 1 run

in the blockhole just outside off, hit hard into the pitch and bounces over the bowler

Vinay to Starc, 1 run

full around leg, driven straight down the ground

Vinay to Starc, 2 runs

flicks off the pad wide of fine leg for two

Vinay to Starc, FOUR runs

cracks a pitched up ball powerfully to the right of long off for a boundary

Vinay to Starc, 2 runs

makes room and lifts a full delivery that bounces just short of extra cover and goes past him

Clint: "Its amazing how Narine has continued to baffle the best batsmen around even in today's world with the best reviews and technology"

end of over 1913 runs
RCB: 155/5CRR: 8.15 RRR: 41.00
Sachin Rana18 (11b 2x4)
Mitchell Starc3 (3b)
Umesh Yadav 4-0-45-1
Vinay Kumar 3-0-34-0
Umesh Yadav to Rana, no run

very full just outside off stump, smashed straight back to the bowler

Umesh Yadav to Rana, 2 runs

full one outside off flashed to extra cover, who cannot stop it

Umesh Yadav to Rana, FOUR runs

over short fine leg, walks outside off and lifts a full ball over the man in the ring

Umesh Yadav to Rana, (no ball) 2 runs

very high full toss heaved wide of deep midwicket, it is a no-ball for height, there is an appeal for run-out, Uthappa does well to gather the wide throw one-handed and whip the bails off, but batsman has just made it

Umesh Yadav to Starc, 1 run

full and outside off, thick inside edge goes square on the leg side as Starc looks to go off side

Umesh Yadav to Starc, 2 runs

low full toss guided wide of the sweeper

KKRfan: "What a day for KKR!! - Uthappa getting orange cap and Narine getting purple cap!!!!"

Umesh Yadav to Rana, 1 run

pitched up outside off, swung hard on the bounce to long off

end of over 189 runs
RCB: 142/5CRR: 7.88 RRR: 27.00
Sachin Rana9 (6b 1x4)
Mitchell Starc0 (1b)
Vinay Kumar 3-0-34-0
Sunil Narine 4-0-20-4

Andrew: "I don't care how well Uthappa or Shakib played but there is only one MoM for me. Narine has just ripped out RCB's middle order in the most emphatic way possible."

Vinay to Rana, 1 run

full around off, driven to long off

Vinay to Starc, 1 leg bye

length ball angled in to the left hander from round the stumps, Starc misses

Vinay to Rana, 1 run

dropped as Rana flashes a full and wide one to the bowler's left, Vinay stretches but can't hold on

Vinay to Rana, FOUR runs

heaves and edges it over and in the gap between short third man and backward point

vijay: "narine is the real (some superhero) here.."

Vinay to Rana, 2 runs

full toss smeared down the ground for a couple

Vinay to Rana, no run

full outside off, driven to extra cover

Vinay Kumar can breathe easy now. Here he comes

end of over 175 runs • 2 wickets
RCB: 133/5CRR: 7.82 RRR: 21.00
Sachin Rana1 (1b)
Sunil Narine 4-0-20-4
Umesh Yadav 3-0-32-1

What a weapon to have in your attack

Narine to de Villiers, OUT

that should be game, set and match, Sunil Narine takes his fourth wicket, AB bends down for the sweep, the ball pitches good length and carries on straight past the bat-swing to hit off stump

AB de Villiers b Narine 13 (13b 1x4 0x6 20m) SR: 100
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