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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab 32nd match | 4th May 2016 | IPL 2016

Eden Gardens, Kolkata, India

Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 7 Runs
Target: 165

  Commentary

Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 7 Runs
Target: 165

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Robin Uthappa (wk) run out (M Sharma) 70 49 6 2 142.86
Gautam Gambhir (c) run out (G Maxwell/S Sharma) 54 45 6 1 120
Yusuf Pathan not out 19 16 0 1 118.75
Andre Russell run out (W Saha/S Sharma) 16 10 1 1 160

Total 164 For 3 Wkts/20 Overs(8.2 RPO)

Extras 5 (2 lb, 3 wd, 0 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Sandeep Sharma 4 0 25 0 6.25 12 0 3
Mohit Sharma 4 0 39 0 9.75 4 0 0
Marcus Stoinis 3 0 26 0 8.67 4 0 0
Axar Patel 4 0 24 0 6.00 7 0 0
Swapnil Singh 3 0 29 0 9.67 3 0 0
Gurkeerat Singh 1 0 8 0 8.00 1 0 0
Glenn Maxwell 1 0 11 0 11.00 1 0 0

Batting

Batsmen How Out Runs Balls 4s 6s S.Rate
Murali Vijay (c) c Shakib Al Hasan b M Morkel 6 11 1 0 54.55
Marcus Stoinis c P Chawla b A Russell 0 3 0 0 0
Manan Vohra c Shakib Al Hasan b A Russell 0 5 0 0 0
Wriddhiman Saha (wk) b P Chawla 24 20 3 0 120
Glenn Maxwell lbw P Chawla 68 42 6 4 161.9
David Miller c R Sathish b A Russell 13 18 0 0 72.22
Gurkeerat Singh run out (R Uthappa/R Sathish) 11 11 1 0 100
Axar Patel run out (A Russell) 21 7 1 2 300
Swapnil Singh lbw A Russell 0 1 0 0 0
Mohit Sharma not out 1 1 0 0 100
*Sandeep Sharma not out 1 1 0 0 100

Total 157 For 9 Wkts/20 Overs(7.85 RPO)

Extras 12 (4 lb, 4 wd, 4 byes, 0 nb, 0 p)

Bowling

Bowler Ov MDN RUNS WKTS ECON DOT NB WIDES
Andre Russell 4 0 20 4 5.00 15 0 1
Morne Morkel 4 0 27 1 6.75 12 0 1
Umesh Yadav 3 0 26 0 8.67 5 0 1
Shakib Al Hasan 3 0 21 0 7.00 6 0 0
Piyush Chawla 4 0 27 2 6.75 12 0 1
Brad Hogg 2 0 28 0 14.00 1 0 0

Batting Partnership

WKTS PARTNERS RUNS BALLS FOW OV
1 M Vijay & M Stoinis
Marcus Stoinis
1410.4
2 M Vijay & M Vohra
Manan Vohra
1214132.6
3 M Vijay & W Saha
Murali Vijay
01133.1
4 W Saha & G Maxwell
Wriddhiman Saha
4035538.6
5 G Maxwell & D Miller
Glenn Maxwell
674012015.4
6 D Miller & G Singh
David Miller
101113017.3
7 G Singh & A Patel
Axar Patel
241115419.2
8 G Singh & S Singh
Gurkeerat Singh
1115519.3
9 S Singh & M Sharma
Swapnil Singh
1215619.5
10 M Sharma & S Sharma
11

157 For 9 Wkts/20 Overs

End of the Innings

Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 7 Runs
Target: 165

  Full commentary

  • Just three wickets down, and both openers - Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir - got their half centuries, but in the end, all Kolkata Knight Riders could manage was a total of 164 for 3. Mohit Shrama and Sandeep Sharma bowled very well in the death and Gambhir's men might feel that they lost out of the opportunity of picking up at least another 20 runs. The pitch is certainly not the bets to bat on, with the ball gripping the surface, so we will have to wait and see if the 165-run target is achieved by M Vijay and co. or not. Stay tuned, we will be back with the chase in 10 minutes! 

  • KKR - 164/3 (20.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Pathan : 19(16)

    Sharma : 4-0-39-0

    Sharma : 4-0-25-0

  • 19.6

    Sharma to Russell, OUT , full delivery outside the legstump, batsman can't get his bat to the ball, keeper collects it and chucks it back to Sandeep, who runs Russell out to complete a fantastic last over there Russell run out (W Saha/S Sharma) 16(10)

  • 19.5

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, on the legs, flicked away for one run, what a great last over this is turning out to be

  • 19.4

    Sharma to Pathan, no run, full and on the middle stump, batsman returns it to the bowler, who does well to hold on

  • 19.3

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, perfect full delivery again, defended to offside for one

  • 19.2

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, full delivery outside leg, Yusuf makes space for himself and will get one through a shot on the legside

  • 19.1

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, round teh wicket and a perfect yorker, batsman gets his bat down in time to keep it out, but will get just one run

  • KKR - 160/2 (19.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Pathan : 17(13)

    Russell : 14(7)

    Sharma : 3-0-21-0

    Sharma : 4-0-39-0

  • 18.6

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, on the offstump, driven for a single

  • 18.5

    Sharma to Russell, SIX, low full toss just on off, Russell smacks that very powerfully over the long on fence

  • 18.4

    Sharma to Russell, no run, outside off, and it is full, Russell misses it completely, great bowling in the death by Mohit

  • 18.3

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, full delivery and the batsman stepped out, making it a full toss, hits it past the bowler and will get just one

  • 18.2

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, full and outside off, Russell goes back in the crease and swats it powerfully past the bowler for one

  • 18.1

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, full delivery on the offstump, smacks that hard trough to long off

  • KKR - 150/2 (18.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Russell : 6(3)

    Pathan : 15(11)

    Sharma : 3-0-29-0

    Sharma : 3-0-21-0

  • 17.6

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, full, and outside leg, batsman hits that to long on for one, good over from Sandeep in the end

  • 17.5

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, full, and on the middle stump, batsman plays that along the ground, past the bowler for one

  • 17.4

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, outside off, and full, Yusuf comes down the track and knocks it to cover

  • 17.3

    Sharma to Russell, 1 run, full delivery, and almost a yorker there, batsman digs it out and plays it to the legside for one

  • 17.2

    Sharma to Russell, FOUR, round the wicket, and on the offstump, Russell swings hard at it, gets and outside edge, and the ball bounces once before hitting the third man fence

  • 17.2

    Sharma to Russell, WIDE, another one, the biggest one of the lot actually, wide off the batsman's reach

  • 17.2

    Sharma to Russell, WIDE, once again, Russell's powerful swing took the bat closer to the bat, but still far off from touching leather

  • 17.2

    Sharma to Russell, WIDE, wide outside off there from Mohit, no way batsman could have reached that one

  • 17.1

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, outside off, jabbed through the offside for a single

  • Sandeep Sharma comes to bowl the next over

  • KKR - 138/2 (17.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Russell : 0(0)

    Pathan : 12(8)

    Patel : 4-0-24-0

    Sharma : 3-0-29-0

  • 16.6

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, on the legstump, flicked powerfully for one

  • Andre Russell walks in

  • 16.5

    Sharma to Pathan, OUT , short slower delivery, Yusuf misses it, ball hits his body and drops near his foot, Mohit runs in to get it, Uthappa had come running in for a quick single already, so Mohit's direct hit at the non-striker's end ends his fantastic knock Uthappa run out (M Sharma) 70(49)

  • 16.4

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, full, and on the legs, played that through long on for a single

  • 16.3

    Sharma to Pathan, 1 run, on the legs, batsman goes on the backfoot and hits it to long on for a single

  • 16.2

    Sharma to Pathan, SIX, on the legs, flicked that one high up in the air, and over the fielder at square leg, gets six

  • 16.1

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle stump, pulled that one away for one

  • Mohit Sharma comes to bowl the next over

  • KKR - 128/1 (16.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    Pathan : 4(4)

    Uthappa : 68(47)

    Singh : 3-0-29-0

    Patel : 4-0-24-0

  • 15.6

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, on the legs, hits the pad and rolls down the legside, batsmen will get one

  • 15.5

    Patel to Pathan, 1 run, on the middle and legstump, worked away for a single

  • 15.4

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, on the offstump, batsman makes space and drives it for one

  • 15.3

    Patel to Uthappa, 2 runs, on middle and leg, pulled hard for a brace

  • 15.2

    Patel to Pathan, 1 run, on the legs, flicked with a loose bottom hand for one through the legside

  • 15.1

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, on middle stump, works that away to the legside for one

  • Axar Patel comes to bowl the next over

  • KKR - 121/1 (15.0 overs)
    14 Runs

    Pathan : 2(2)

    Uthappa : 64(43)

    Sharma : 2-0-9-0

    Singh : 3-0-29-0

  • 14.6

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on middle and leg, played that past the bowler for a single

  • 14.5

    Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, outside off, pulls that one hard again, same area, but one bounce over the ropes this time

  • 14.4

    Singh to Uthappa, SIX, outside off, Uthappa gets on one knee, smacks it powerfully for a flat six through long on region

  • 14.3

    Singh to Pathan, 1 run, outside off, and it is driven for a single through the offside

  • 14.2

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, wide outside off, Uthappa pulls that one powerfully to the fielder at long on

  • 14.1

    Singh to Pathan, 1 run, outside off, worked it away for one

  • Swapnil Singh has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 107/1 (14.0 overs)
    7 Runs

    Uthappa : 52(39)

    Pathan : 0(0)

    Maxwell : 1-0-11-0

    Sharma : 2-0-9-0

  • 13.6

    Sharma to Uthappa, 2 runs, on middle and off, and the batsman hits the ball high up in the air over the bowler's head, and dropped! Two fielders were converging, Mohit got to it, but spilled it in the end

  • 13.5

    Sharma to Uthappa, FOUR, full toss outside off, easy shot for Uthappa, drives it to the cover fence

  • 13.4

    Sharma to Uthappa, no run, on middle stump, played that straight back at the bowler, hits the stumps at the other end

  • Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman

  • 13.3

    Sharma to Uthappa, OUT , that one was outside off, driven to Maxwell at cover, and the fielder chucks it back at the stumps to cathc gambhir short Gambhir run out (G Maxwell/S Sharma) 54(45)

  • 13.2

    Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, turns that one down to the legside

  • 13.1

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, wide delivery, but on the line, Gambhir played and missed that

  • Sandeep Sharma comes to bowl the next over

  • KKR - 100/0 (13.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Uthappa : 46(35)

    Gambhir : 53(43)

    Patel : 3-0-18-0

    Maxwell : 1-0-11-0

  • 12.6

    Maxwell to Gambhir, 1 run, on the legs, worked away to the legside for one

  • 12.5

    Maxwell to Gambhir, FOUR, on the offstump, cut that one away for four through the offside

  • 12.4

    Maxwell to Uthappa, 1 run, on the legs, worked away for a single

  • 12.3

    Maxwell to Uthappa, FOUR, pitched back of length, round the wicket, Uthappa gets down on one knee and dispatches that to the midwicket fence

  • 12.2

    Maxwell to Uthappa, no run, full and outside off, driven to cover, no chance of a run there

  • 12.1

    Maxwell to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, and it is cut to point

  • Glenn Maxwell comes into the attack

  • KKR - 89/0 (12.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Uthappa : 41(32)

    Gambhir : 47(40)

    Stoinis : 3-0-26-0

    Patel : 3-0-18-0

  • 11.6

    Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, flat-batted shot there will yield one

  • 11.5

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 leg bye, outside leg, Uthappa attempts to flick it, misses, gets the ball to hit his pad and batsmen steal a run

  • 11.4

    Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, full delivery outside off, played uppishly to long on

  • 11.3

    Patel to Gambhir, no run, outside off, defended

  • 11.2

    Patel to Gambhir, 2 runs, on the legs, Gambhir knocks that to the legside for two runs

  • 11.1

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, worked that one down to long on

  • Axar Patel has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 83/0 (11.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Gambhir : 43(36)

    Uthappa : 40(30)

    Singh : 2-0-15-0

    Stoinis : 3-0-26-0

  • 10.6

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, on the offstump, flicked for one through the legside

  • 10.5

    Stoinis to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, and it is driven to cover

  • 10.4

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, offcutter of sorts, gets the inside edge of the bat and hits Uthappa's pads

  • 10.3

    Stoinis to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, knocked that one to mid on for a single

  • 10.2

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, on the pads, worked away on the legside for a single

  • 10.1

    Stoinis to Uthappa, FOUR, flighted outside the legstump, easy pickings for Uthappa, pulled that one away to the midwicket fence

  • Marcus Stoinis has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 74/0 (10.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Gambhir : 41(34)

    Uthappa : 33(26)

    Patel : 2-0-13-0

    Singh : 2-0-15-0

  • 9.6

    Singh to Gambhir, SIX, flighted full toss on middle and leg, Gambhir spotted that early, smacks it over the mid-wicket fence

  • 9.5

    Singh to Gambhir, 2 runs, outside off, spins away, very very wide delivery, Gambhir smacks it without timing it over to long off

  • 9.4

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on the legs, worked away for one to long off

  • 9.3

    Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, played to long off for a single

  • 9.2

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, driven for a single through the gap on the offside

  • 9.1

    Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, loose delivery outside off, Gambhir pulled it, but finds the fielder at the boundary

  • Swapnil Singh has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 62/0 (9.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Uthappa : 31(24)

    Gambhir : 31(30)

    Singh : 1-0-8-0

    Patel : 2-0-13-0

  • 8.6

    Patel to Uthappa, SIX, outside off, and the batsman tonks that ovr the long off fence for the first six of the evening

  • 8.5

    Patel to Uthappa, 2 runs, on middle and leg, Uthappa turns it around, plays that one to long on

  • 8.4

    Patel to Uthappa, no run, outside off, batsman goes on his backfoot and cuts it to point

  • 8.3

    Patel to Uthappa, 2 runs, on the padss, worked away for two runs on the legside

  • 8.2

    Patel to Uthappa, no run, outside off, defended to mid off

  • 8.1

    Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, Gambhir pulls that to deep midwicket for one

  • Axar Patel has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 51/0 (8.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Uthappa : 21(19)

    Gambhir : 30(29)

    Singh : 1-0-3-0

    Singh : 1-0-8-0

  • 7.6

    Singh to Uthappa, FOUR, full and outside off, Uthappa stretches out and hits that one hard, and it goes wide of long on, great placement there

  • 7.5

    Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, driven for a single through cover

  • 7.4

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle stump, slightly full, Uthappa plays that uppishly to long on

  • 7.3

    Singh to Uthappa, no run, outside off, driven to cover, Vijay does the fielding

  • 7.2

    Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads, worked away towards the legside for a single

  • 7.1

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on middle and off, Uthappa reaches out and sweeps, but that made him stretch a mile, lucky to not hurt himself!

  • Gurkeerat Singh has been introduced into the attack

  • KKR - 43/0 (7.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Gambhir : 28(27)

    Uthappa : 15(15)

    Stoinis : 2-0-17-0

    Singh : 1-0-3-0

  • 6.6

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, on the pads, and Uthappa revers-sweeps that one for a single

  • 6.5

    Singh to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads, flicked away for a single

  • 6.4

    Singh to Gambhir, no run, around the wicket, bowls an offspinner wide outside off, surprises Gambhir, who though it would come in

  • 6.3

    Singh to Gambhir, no run, outside off, and cut to point

  • 6.2

    Singh to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, driven to the offside for one

  • 6.1

    Singh to Uthappa, no run, outside off, and he is driven to mid off

  • Swapnil Singh into the attack

  • KKR - 40/0 (6.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Gambhir : 27(24)

    Uthappa : 13(12)

    Patel : 1-0-2-0

    Stoinis : 2-0-17-0

  • 5.6

    Stoinis to Gambhir, FOUR, outside off, and too full, smashes that straight between the bowler and mid on

  • 5.5

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, decent bounce there, batsman defends that with a loose bottom hand, and runs a quick single

  • 5.4

    Stoinis to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, dug that slower delivery out and hit that to mid on

  • 5.3

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, on the offstump, Uthappa works that around for a single

  • 5.2

    Stoinis to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, driven for a single

  • 5.1

    Stoinis to Gambhir, no run, outside off, pulled hard to the fielder at long on

  • Marcus Stoinis comes into the attack

  • KKR - 32/0 (5.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Uthappa : 11(10)

    Gambhir : 21(20)

    Sharma : 2-0-19-0

    Patel : 1-0-2-0

  • 4.6

    Patel to Uthappa, no run, on the offstump, went through the batsman, could have been dangerous, but all good in the end, good first over from Axar overall

  • 4.5

    Patel to Gambhir, 1 run, on the pads, batsman works that away for one

  • 4.4

    Patel to Gambhir, no run, outside off and that same persistent line again, Gambhir knocks it to the fielder inside the circle on the offside again

  • 4.3

    Patel to Gambhir, no run, outside off again, Gambhir hits this one straight to the fielder at cover

  • 4.2

    Patel to Gambhir, no run, outside off, and Gambhir cuts that to Maxwell at point

  • 4.1

    Patel to Uthappa, 1 run, on offstump, Uthappa turns that around to the legside for one

  • Axar Patel comes into the attack

  • KKR - 30/0 (4.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Gambhir : 20(16)

    Uthappa : 10(8)

    Stoinis : 1-0-9-0

    Sharma : 2-0-19-0

  • 3.6

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, on middle and off, defended back past the bowler, Miller runs in from mid on to keep it down to one run

  • 3.5

    Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, pitched up, punched to the offside for one

  • 3.4

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, on the offstump, punched to mid on, and batsmen steal a single as Miller attempts a runout at the nonstriker's end, failing to hit the stumps in the end

  • 3.3

    Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, on middle and off, flicked for a quick single, Gambhir even wanted two, rightfully sent back by Uthappa

  • 3.2

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, on offstump, punched that back straight, Mohit gets his hand to it, and the ball rolls on to mid off

  • 3.1

    Sharma to Uthappa, FOUR, outside off, perfect length for Uthappa, and he times it to perfection through the vacant cover region

  • KKR - 21/0 (3.0 overs)
    9 Runs

    Gambhir : 18(14)

    Uthappa : 3(4)

    Sharma : 1-0-10-0

    Stoinis : 1-0-9-0

  • 2.6

    Stoinis to Gambhir, FOUR, short, and outside leg, Gambhir shifts his weight on one leg and uppishly dispatches that to the fine leg fence

  • 2.5

    Stoinis to Gambhir, no run, outside off, Gambhir cuts it powerfully, but that's straight into Maxwell's hands at point

  • 2.4

    Stoinis to Gambhir, FOUR, on the legs, bounced up to around the hip region, Gambhir moves across a bit and times it nicely to the fence on the legside

  • 2.3

    Stoinis to Gambhir, no run, pitched outside off, gets Gambhir to drive and miss

  • 2.2

    Stoinis to Gambhir, no run, on middle stump, bowler gets a bit of awkward bounce, Gambhir defends it back to the bowler

  • 2.1

    Stoinis to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, defended to point, Maxwell runs in and has a shy at the nonstriker's end, could have been a tight one had he hit the stumps, but nothing much in that in the end

  • Marcus Stoinis into the attack

  • KKR - 12/0 (2.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Gambhir : 10(9)

    Uthappa : 2(3)

    Sharma : 1-0-2-0

    Sharma : 1-0-10-0

  • 1.6

    Sharma to Gambhir, FOUR, outside off, and that's just a bit too full, Gambhir latches on to that and drives it for a boundary through extra cover

  • 1.5

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off, batsman goes on the back foot and plays that to mid on for a single

  • 1.4

    Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, outside off, decent bounce on that, Gambhir turns it down to midwicket for one

  • 1.3

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, outside off, Gambhir plays that down to point again, Maxwell does the fielding

  • 1.2

    Sharma to Gambhir, FOUR, outside off and this time, Gambhir drives that one powerfully through the gap on the offside, first four of the evening

  • 1.1

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, just outside off, defended to the point to Maxwell

  • Mohit Sharma comes to bowl the next over

  • KKR - 2/0 (1.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Uthappa : 1(2)

    Gambhir : 1(4)

    Sharma : 1-0-2-0

  • 0.6

    Sharma to Gambhir, 1 run, closer to the batsmen there, Gambhir plays that with soft hands, Maxwell runs in from point to attempt a run out, but no drama there

  • 0.5

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, outside off, bounces a bit, Gambhir tries to run down to third man, good fielding at first slip

  • 0.4

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, outside off, defended to the offside

  • 0.3

    Sharma to Gambhir, no run, on goodlength, and it was right on the middle stump, Gambhir hit that back to the bowler who threatens to throw the ball back at the stumps, doesn't, and suddenly decides to have a shy!

  • 0.2

    Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, outside off there, Uthappa stretches out to it and plays it down to third man to get off the mark

  • 0.1

    Sharma to Uthappa, no run, bit of swing straightaway, hits the good length and darts back in, Uthappa defends it off his front foot

  • Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir walk out to the middle to open the innings. Sandeep Sharma with the ball.

  • Pitch Report: The Eden Gardens pitch is dry, and it's fairly humid in Kolkata. The wicket is expected to aid the spinners.

  • Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir(capt), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Andre Russell, Suryakumar Yadav, Piyush Chawla, Umesh Yadav, Brad Hogg, Morne Morkel

  • Kings XI Punjab: M Vijay(capt), Manan Vohra, Marcus Stoinis, Glenn Maxwell, David Miller, Gurkeerat Mann, Wriddhiman Saha(wk), Axar Patel, Mohit Sharma, Sandeep Sharma, Swapnil Singh

  • Gautam Gambhir: We do not mind batting first. We are playing three spinners and the wicket looks dry, so it's a good opportunity to bat for us. It was a very important win against RCB, especially after two losses. We have two changes - Shakib (Al Hassan) comes in for (Chris) Lynn and (Brad) Hogg comes in for (Sunil) Narine.

  • M Vijay: We're going to bowl first. There's a prediction for rain but we are not thinking about it too much. KKR are good chasers, so we would like to put them under pressure. (We have) a couple of changes, Swapnil Singh comes in for KC Kariappa, and unfortunately, (Shaun) Marsh misses out and (Manan) Vohra comes in.

  • Kings XI Punjab won the toss and elected to field

  • Hello and welcome to our coverage of Match 32 of the Indian Premier League between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kings XI Punjab. Gautam Gambhir's men have had a good tournament so far, and are currently placed third in the points table with 10 points from seven matches. Punjab, on the other hand, have not had the best of seasons, languishing at the bottom of the table with just two wins in seven matches. But with M Vijay taking over captaincy from a struggling David Miller, Punjab have shown signs of improvement in their last game, which could make for an enthralling contest at the Eden Gardens today. Toss should take place in 15 minutes from now. Stay tuned for more updates!

  Full commentary

  • Player of the match - Andre Russell

  • And that would be one of the best bowling performances you will see in the death overs. Andre Russell ends with 4 for 20 in four overs, bagging the player of the match award, and KKR storm to a seven-wicket win. Glenn Maxwell's 48-ball 68 gave KXIP a glimmer of hope, but in the end, some very mature bowling from KKR stifled them. The 165-run target was always going to be a competitive one, but the way the hosts defended it impressed everyone. With six wins in nine matches, KKR are now on top of the points table, while KXIP continue to languish at the bottom. That's all from us, hope you enjoyed the match, join us for Match 33 - Delhi Daredevils v Rising Pune Supergiants - at 8:00 pm tomorrow!

  • Kolkata Knight Riders Won by 7 Runs

  • KXIP - 157/9 (20.0 overs)
    4 Runs

    Sharma : 1(1)

    Sharma : 1(1)

    Morkel : 4-0-27-1

    Russell : 4-0-20-4

  • 19.6

    Russell to Sharma, 1 run, full delivery on the legs, and the ball is going nowhere, what a fantastic bowling performance from Russell, and KKR have a win!

  • Sandeep Sharma comes to the crease

  • 19.5

    Russell to Singh, OUT, full delivery on legstump, and the batsman doesn't touch the ball with anything but his pad, plumb! He's gone Singh lbw b Russell 0(1)

  • 19.4

    Russell to Sharma, 1 run, on offstump, slightly short, Mohit almost shuts his eyes and has a wild swing, gets some bat on it, will get a run

  • Mohit Sharma is the new batsman

  • 19.3

    Russell to Singh, OUT , on offstump, Gurkeerat hits it to long off, batsmen think they can complete two runs, but no! Good throw at the keeper's end and off goes Mann Singh run out (R Uthappa/R Sathish) 11(11)

  • Swapnil Singh is the new man in

  • 19.2

    Russell to Singh, OUT , on the middle stump, Mann hits it back to the bowler, Axar had left the crease at the non-striker's end and Russell is super quick to hurl the ball back at the stumps! Patel run out (A Russell) 21(7)

  • 19.1

    Russell to Patel, 1 run, outside off, smacked that ball through to mid off for one

  • KXIP - 153/6 (19.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Singh : 10(9)

    Patel : 20(6)

    Russell : 3-0-16-3

    Morkel : 4-0-27-1

  • 18.6

    Morkel to Patel, 1 run, on the offstump again, flikcked that one to get a run through the legside, but more importantly, Axar now has strike, and KXIP need 12 off the last over

  • 18.5

    Morkel to Patel, 2 runs, full and outside off, swung hard at it, gets the ball wide of midwicket, will get two, so 13 off 7 now

  • 18.4

    Morkel to Singh, 1 run, outside off, and it's driven for a single on the offside

  • 18.3

    Morkel to Patel, 1 run, outside off from around the wicket, batsman reaches out for it and played to point

  • 18.2

    Morkel to Patel, FOUR, bouncer outside off, batsman waited on that, nudging it to the third man fence

  • 18.1

    Morkel to Singh, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for one

  • Morne Morkel comes into the attack

  • KXIP - 143/6 (18.0 overs)
    13 Runs

    Patel : 12(2)

    Singh : 8(7)

    Shakib : 3-0-21-0

    Russell : 3-0-16-3

  • 17.6

    Russell to Patel, SIX, outside off and flat bat swing there, another six! 22 needed to win now off the last two overs. Match on!

  • 17.5

    Russell to Patel, SIX, outside off, Patel pulled that ball over the long on fence

  • 17.4

    Russell to Singh, 1 run, offcutter there, plays it to the offside for one

  • Axar Patel is the new man in

  • 17.3

    Russell to Miller, OUT, full toss there, Miller swings hard at it, but the ball ends up high in the air, Sathish completes an easy catch. Umpires checked or no ball with the height, but it's out Miller c Sathish b Russell 13(18)

  • 17.2

    Russell to Miller, no run, slow delivery, outside off, well disguised there, Miller doesn't connect

  • 17.1

    Russell to Miller, no run, fast and outside off, Miller swings hard at it, misses

  • Andre Russell comes into the attack

  • KXIP - 130/5 (17.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Singh : 7(6)

    Miller : 13(15)

    Chawla : 4-0-27-2

    Shakib : 3-0-21-0

  • 16.6

    Shakib to Singh, FOUR, rare full toss from Shakib, Mann hits it over the bowler's head and the ball lands just short of the boundary rope in front of the sightscreen

  • 16.5

    Shakib to Singh, no run, outside off, ball hits the bat and then pad

  • 16.4

    Shakib to Miller, 1 run, on middle stump, driven through the offside for one

  • 16.3

    Shakib to Singh, 1 run, outside off, driven through cover for a single

  • 16.2

    Shakib to Miller, 1 run, on the legs, flicked away for one

  • 16.1

    Shakib to Singh, 1 run, on offstump, driven for one

  • KXIP - 122/5 (16.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Miller : 11(13)

    Singh : 1(2)

    Shakib : 2-0-13-0

    Chawla : 4-0-27-2

  • 15.6

    Chawla to Singh, 1 run, outside off, cut to point, could have been a run out opportunity, but the misfield will keep the batsmen safe

  • 15.6

    Chawla to Singh, WIDE, down the legside, will have to reload for that one

  • 15.5

    Chawla to Singh, no run, on the offstump, defended

  • Gurkeerat Singh walks in

  • 15.4

    Chawla to Maxwell, OUT, and the danger man is gone! And not surprisingly, Maxwell was trying to play yet another reverse sweep, missed the ball because of the speed, as it went on to hit his front pad. Maxwell lbw b Chawla 68(42)

  • 15.3

    Chawla to Miller, 1 run, outside off, cut that one away for a single through point

  • 15.2

    Chawla to Maxwell, 1 run, on the legs, powerful flat hit to mid on, will get one, Pandey does the fielding

  • 15.1

    Chawla to Miller, 1 run, outside off, played through the offside for a single

  • Piyush Chawla comes to bowl the next over

  • KXIP - 117/4 (15.0 overs)
    8 Runs

    Maxwell : 67(40)

    Miller : 9(11)

    Yadav : 3-0-26-0

    Shakib : 2-0-13-0

  • 14.6

    Shakib to Maxwell, no run, on the offstump, Maxwell tries one of his quirky reverse sweeps again, doesn't connect

  • 14.5

    Shakib to Miller, 1 run, on the legs, batsman charges down the wicket and smacks it to long on

  • 14.4

    Shakib to Miller, no run, on the legs, tried a reverse sweeep, and tangled it all up, ball was going towards the stumps, but Miller dives in to stop the ball somehow, made that look really funny

  • 14.3

    Shakib to Maxwell, 1 run, on the offstump, punched for one

  • 14.2

    Shakib to Maxwell, SIX, on the offstump, Maxwell stretches out and bang on! That's a big big six over the long on fence

  • 14.1

    Shakib to Maxwell, no run, touch outside off, Maxwell misses it, almost gets the ball to hit his offstump

  • Shakib Al Hasan comes to bowl the next over

  • KXIP - 109/4 (14.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Miller : 8(9)

    Maxwell : 60(36)

    Chawla : 3-0-22-1

    Yadav : 3-0-26-0

  • 13.6

    Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, on the offstump, punched for one through the offside

  • 13.5

    Yadav to Maxwell, FOUR, short and on the legs, pulled away for a four

  • 13.4

    Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, outside off, Maxwell smacks that to deep cover, Shakib's throw landed on one of the practice pitches, and an awkward bounce for Uthappa yields an extra run

  • 13.4

    Yadav to Maxwell, WIDE, on the legside, Maxwell misses that one, could have smacked that over the midwicket fence

  • 13.3

    Yadav to Maxwell, 2 runs, on the legs, flicked that one, but Andre Russell's electric save at the boundary will keep it down to two

  • 13.2

    Yadav to Miller, 1 run, on the legs, pushed through to long on for a single

  • 13.1

    Yadav to Miller, no run, on middle stump, defended

  • Umesh Yadav into the attack

  • KXIP - 98/4 (13.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Maxwell : 51(32)

    Miller : 7(7)

    Hogg : 2-0-28-0

    Chawla : 3-0-22-1

  • 12.6

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, outside off, and a quick one, batsman charges down the wicket and gets the ball to hit his pads

  • 12.5

    Chawla to Miller, 1 run, on the legs, and it's flicked away once again

  • 12.4

    Chawla to Maxwell, 1 run, on the legs, low full toss in the end, flicked for one

  • 12.3

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, outside off, defended

  • 12.2

    Chawla to Miller, 1 run, on middle stump, reverse swept for a single

  • 12.1

    Chawla to Miller, 2 runs, on the offstump, driven for two quick runs

  • KXIP - 93/4 (12.0 overs)
    17 Runs

    Maxwell : 50(29)

    Miller : 3(4)

    Chawla : 2-0-17-1

    Hogg : 2-0-28-0

  • 11.6

    Hogg to Miller, 1 run, outside off, Miller attempts the sweep shot, gets only a thin edge, one run for him

  • 11.5

    Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run, on the legs, flicked for one, and Maxwell has his fifty - could be a crucial knock, this

  • 11.4

    Hogg to Maxwell, FOUR, full toss on the legstump, Maxwell had all the time to smack it past the bowler's head, two fielders run in from either side, but it will be four

  • 11.3

    Hogg to Maxwell, FOUR, on the pads, flicked away, Manish Pandey misfields at the boundary line and oh! Another four

  • 11.2

    Hogg to Maxwell, SIX, on the offstump, slightly flat too, smacked that with perfect timing, and the ball lands in the crowd behing long on

  • 11.1

    Hogg to Miller, 1 run, outside off, swept powerfully to midwicket for one

  • KXIP - 76/4 (11.0 overs)
    12 Runs

    Maxwell : 35(25)

    Miller : 1(2)

    Hogg : 1-0-11-0

    Chawla : 2-0-17-1

  • 10.6

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, on the offstump, driven to mid off

  • 10.5

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, on middle stump, played back to the bowler

  • 10.4

    Chawla to Maxwell, FOUR, on the offstump, reverse swept for four through third man

  • 10.3

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, outside off, Maxwell tries to sweep, misses, and the ball misses his offstump

  • 10.2

    Chawla to Maxwell, SIX, on the offstump, mistimed that but phew! That's gone over the ropes!

  • 10.1

    Chawla to Maxwell, 2 runs, on the offstump, he moved across to play that one to midwicket

  • KXIP - 64/4 (10.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Miller : 1(2)

    Maxwell : 23(19)

    Chawla : 1-0-5-1

    Hogg : 1-0-11-0

  • 9.6

    Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run, on the pads, worked away for a single

  • 9.5

    Hogg to Maxwell, SIX, outside off, and Maxwell smacks that over long off for a much-needed six!

  • 9.4

    Hogg to Maxwell, 2 runs, on the offstump, plays that on the legside, will get two

  • 9.3

    Hogg to Miller, 1 run, on the offstump, played to long off

  • 9.2

    Hogg to Miller, no run, on offstump, spins in, hits the bails but it stays put! Fielders think it's a nick, but no bat there

  • 9.1

    Hogg to Maxwell, 1 run, on the pads, batsman moves across and hits that to fine leg

  • Brad Hogg into the attack

  • David Miller is the new batsman

  • KXIP - 53/4 (9.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Maxwell : 13(15)

    Shakib : 1-0-5-0

    Chawla : 1-0-5-1

  • 8.6

    Chawla to Saha, OUT, outside off, Saha gets down on his knees, and tries to sweep, only to drag the ball back to the stumps Saha b Chawla 24(20)

  • 8.5

    Chawla to Saha, no run, wide outside off, driven to cover

  • 8.4

    Chawla to Saha, no run, google outside off, Saha misses that one completely

  • 8.3

    Chawla to Saha, FOUR, outside off, and the batsman hits that past the fielder at point for four, Punjab bring up 50

  • 8.2

    Chawla to Maxwell, 1 run, quicker delivery outside off, driven to long on

  • 8.1

    Chawla to Maxwell, no run, flighted delivery outside off, driven to mid off

  • Piyush Chawla comes to bowl the next over

  • KXIP - 48/3 (8.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Saha : 20(16)

    Maxwell : 12(13)

    Yadav : 2-0-15-0

    Shakib : 1-0-5-0

  • 7.6

    Shakib to Saha, no run, on offstump, spins back into the batsman, Saha cuts it to the fielder

  • 7.5

    Shakib to Maxwell, 1 run, on the legs again, batsman moves across a bit and knock the ball for a single

  • 7.4

    Shakib to Saha, 1 run, on the legs, worked away for one this time

  • 7.3

    Shakib to Saha, no run, outside off, driven, but no run

  • 7.2

    Shakib to Saha, 2 runs, on the middle and off stump, touch short, Saha sweeps that in the air just wide of Hogg at short fine leg, will get two

  • 7.1

    Shakib to Maxwell, 1 run, on the middle and offstump, worked to long on for a single

  • Shakib Al Hasan into the attack

  • KXIP - 43/3 (7.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Saha : 17(12)

    Maxwell : 10(11)

    Morkel : 3-0-17-1

    Yadav : 2-0-15-0

  • 6.6

    Yadav to Saha, 2 runs, outside off, driven to cover for one, overthrow will yield a second run

  • 6.5

    Yadav to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, short, and a slower delivery, Maxwell tries the same shot over fine leg, misses the ball completely

  • 6.4

    Yadav to Saha, 1 run, outside off, driven for a single

  • 6.3

    Yadav to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, angling in, on the pads, hits the batsman on the knee-roll, and will get a legbye

  • 6.2

    Yadav to Saha, 1 run, outside off, cut to point

  • 6.1

    Yadav to Saha, no run, outside off, driven to Gambhir at cover

  • KXIP - 37/3 (6.0 overs)
    10 Runs

    Maxwell : 10(9)

    Saha : 13(8)

    Yadav : 1-0-11-0

    Morkel : 3-0-17-1

  • 5.6

    Morkel to Maxwell, FOUR, short and on the pads, Maxwell moves across and this time, successfully plays that in the air for the ball to bounce once and go over the fine leg boundary

  • 5.5

    Morkel to Saha, 1 run, on the offstump, driven for a single

  • 5.4

    Morkel to Maxwell, 1 leg bye, on the pads, Maxwell tries to hit that to the fence behind the stumps, misses, will get a legbye as Hogg collects it

  • 5.3

    Morkel to Maxwell, no run, outside off, batsman tries to smack that through the offside, misses the ball

  • 5.2

    Morkel to Maxwell, no run, angling in, Maxwell makes space for himself and flat-bats that to mid off

  • 5.1

    Morkel to Maxwell, FOUR, on the legs, Maxwell walks across and sends that to the fine leg boundary

  • KXIP - 27/3 (5.0 overs)
    11 Runs

    Saha : 12(7)

    Maxwell : 2(4)

    Morkel : 2-0-8-1

    Yadav : 1-0-11-0

  • 4.6

    Yadav to Saha, FOUR, outside off, Saha hits that one uppishly through long off for four

  • 4.5

    Yadav to Saha, 2 runs, on the legs, flicked away for two

  • 4.4

    Yadav to Saha, FOUR, short and wide outside off, cut away for four through covers

  • 4.3

    Yadav to Saha, no run, short and quick, rises awkwardly at Saha, who tries to pull, but misses the ball, as it hits his body and drops down

  • 4.2

    Yadav to Maxwell, 1 run, outside off, played late to third man for a single

  • 4.1

    Yadav to Maxwell, no run, outside off, driven to cover, no run available there

  • Umesh Yadav has been introduced into the attack

  • KXIP - 16/3 (4.0 overs)
    3 Runs

    Saha : 2(3)

    Maxwell : 1(2)

    Russell : 2-0-3-2

    Morkel : 2-0-8-1

  • 3.6

    Morkel to Saha, 2 runs, outside off, driven for two through the gap on the offside

  • 3.5

    Morkel to Saha, no run, on the legs, angling in, Saha works that to the legside, but no run

  • 3.4

    Morkel to Saha, no run, outside off, driven to mid off

  • 3.3

    Morkel to Maxwell, 1 run, outside off, and the batsman plays that late to third man for a single

  • 3.2

    Morkel to Maxwell, no run, outside off, rising on the batsman, defended

  • Glenn Maxwell comes to the crease

  • 3.1

    Morkel to Vijay, OUT, outside off, and oh! What's he done? Played a loose shot straight to Shakib, this time at mid off Vijay c Shakib b Morkel 6(11)

  • Wriddhiman Saha walks in

  • KXIP - 13/2 (3.0 overs)
    6 Runs

    Vijay : 6(10)

    Morkel : 1-0-5-0

    Russell : 2-0-3-2

  • 2.6

    Russell to Vohra, OUT, outside off, good bounce there, batsman tries to time that nicely, wide of the fielder at midwicket, ends up giving him an extremely easy catch Vohra c Shakib b Russell 0(5)

  • 2.5

    Russell to Vijay, 1 run, on the legs, worked away for a single

  • 2.4

    Russell to Vijay, no run, on the legstump, and full, driven to mid on

  • 2.3

    Russell to Vijay, FOUR byes, cross seam delivery, batsman goes for a wild swing, misses, but the ball is too wide of Uthappa behind the stumps, will be 4 byes

  • 2.2

    Russell to Vohra, 1 leg bye, pitched on good length, angles into the batsman to hit his pads, will get a run

  • 2.1

    Russell to Vohra, no run, on offstump, worked down to mid on

  • KXIP - 7/1 (2.0 overs)
    5 Runs

    Vijay : 5(7)

    Vohra : 0(2)

    Russell : 1-0-2-1

    Morkel : 1-0-5-0

  • 1.6

    Morkel to Vijay, FOUR, another short delivery, pulled by the batsman, outside edge takes the ball over the keeper's head, one bounce and the ball thuds into the fine leg fence

  • 1.5

    Morkel to Vijay, no run, short and on the offstump, batsman steps out and tries to hoist that on the legside, gets the ball to the fielder inside the ring instead

  • 1.4

    Morkel to Vijay, no run, good bounce, and the ball angles in on Vijay, who defends it to the offside

  • 1.3

    Morkel to Vijay, no run, outside off there, and good bounce for Morkel, batsman doesn't get his bat to that

  • 1.3

    Morkel to Vijay, WIDE, down the legside, will be an extra run, and a ball!

  • 1.2

    Morkel to Vijay, no run, pitched on good length, angling in to the batsman, defended

  • 1.1

    Morkel to Vijay, no run, outside off, cut to point there

  • Morne Morkel into the attack

  • KXIP - 2/1 (1.0 overs)
    2 Runs

    Vohra : 0(2)

    Vijay : 1(1)

    Russell : 1-0-2-1

  • 0.6

    Russell to Vohra, no run, bouncer outside off, play and miss from the batsman

  • 0.5

    Russell to Vohra, no run, on the pads, defended by the batsman

  • 0.5

    Russell to Vohra, WIDE, short, and wide outside the legside, Uthappa does well to grab that

  • Manan Vohra is the new man in

  • 0.4

    Russell to Stoinis, OUT, outside off, batsman tries to hit that over the infield, only manages an outside edge for Piyush Chawla at mid off to complete a simple catch Stoinis c Chawla b Russell 0(3)

  • 0.3

    Russell to Stoinis, no run, touch outside off, Stoinis defends it on the offside and immediately gestures to the non-striker saying no run

  • 0.2

    Russell to Stoinis, no run, on middle and off, defended

  • 0.1

    Russell to Vijay, 1 run, on the middle stump to start with, knocked that to mid on for a single

  • Murali Vijay and Marcus Stoinis walk out to the middle to open the innings. Andre Russell with the ball.

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