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Indian Premier League, 2017, Match 23 Eden Gardens, Kolkata

Kolkata Knight Riders Logo
Kolkata Knight Riders Logo
KKR
187/5 (20)
KKR
KKR
Gujarat Lions Logo
Gujarat Lions Logo
GL
188/6 (18.2)
GL
GL

Gujarat Lions beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 4 wickets

PLAYER OF THE MATCH - S Raina

Magnificent Raina leads Gujarat revival

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Magnificent Raina leads Gujarat revival

Wisden India 21-04-2017

Languishing at the bottom of the points table of the Indian Premier League 2017, Gujarat Lions found inspiration in Suresh Raina, their skipper, to beat Kolkata Knight Riders by four wickets at the Eden Gardens on Friday (April 21), and revive their campaign.

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After seeing Sunil Narine hit nine fours and a six to make 42 off the seamers in the first three overs of the match, Raina brought himself on to take the pace off the ball and had Narine caught just outside the 30-yard circle at midwicket.

Then, he took a well-judged high catch to send Gautam Gambhir back, and made good bowling and fielding changes to restrict Kolkata to 187 for 5, though at one stage they looked like touching well in excess of 200 on the back of Robin Uthappa’s 48-ball 72. Dropped by Uthappa off Narine on 1, Raina rode on his luck to make 84 and steer a tense chase. He could have been bowled at least twice in his 46-ball knock, but luck was on his side as he hit nine fours and four sixes while rotating the strike easily despite seeing four wickets fall on either side of a rain-break. Aaron Finch and Brendon McCullum laid the foundation for Raina with an opening stand of 42 runs in just 3.3 overs.

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Gujarat needed just two balls to hit top gear when McCullum hit Shakib Al Hasan, playing his first game this season, to the fence straight past him. The openers hit six fours and two sixes in the first three overs from Shakib and Narine to take required run-rate out of the equation. When Nathan Coulter-Nile followed up three slower balls with a fast short delivery that Finch pulled to Manish Pandey at square-leg, he had set the tempo with 31 off 15 balls. The feature of Finch’s first knock as an opener this season was how he got under the bounce of the ball against the spinners and lifted it over the in-field for percentage scoring. His return to form has given Gujarat an added option of what their ideal team composition could be when Dwayne Bravo is back from injury.

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There followed a short rain break during which the covers were brought out, but which was short enough to not see overs docked. McCullum and Dinesh Karthik fell shortly after the break, but once Gujarat had reached 72 for 1 at the end of Power Play it was a matter of batting sensibly. Raina took up the mantle with his highest IPL score as a captain, and had a defining 58-run stand with Ravindra Jadeja for the sixth wicket. Jadeja, who remained unbeaten on 19, hit the winning boundary to take Gujarat to 188 for 6 in 18.2 overs. Like Raina and the openers, Gujarat’s bowlers deserved credit for pulling things back after Narine got the home crowd excited.

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Once Raina sent him back, the run-rate fell despite Gambhir and Uthappa adding 69 runs in 8.1 overs. It dipped even further after Gambhir fell for 33 to give James Faulkner his first wicket in his season’s first match. Uthappa used the pace of the delivery to collect his boundaries easily. The short-arm jabbed six to midwicket off Dhawal Kulkarni was top class, and the scoop against Jadeja took him to his second half-century in three matches. But with Pandey taking time to get going in their 55-run stand, Gujarat pulled things back well. Faulkner was canny and Basil Thampi continued to impress with his slower balls and pacy, accurate yorkers, one of which disturbed Pandey’s stumps in the 20thover.

Before that, Praveen Kumar had Uthappa caught in the deep as Kolkata scored only 46 runs in their last five overs. Thanks to their start, Gujarat needed just 42 runs in their last five overs and despite a wobble, they got there with ten balls to spare. Raina fell with eight runs needed, but before that he had swept Kuldeep Yadav against the turn over the midwicket fence to go past Virat Kohli as the Indian with the most T20 runs.

Kolkata Knight Riders LogoKolkata Knight Riders - INNINGS KKR INNRB4s6sSR
S Narinec James Faulkner b Suresh Raina421791247.06
G Gambhir (C)c Suresh Raina b James Faulkner332821117.86
R Uthappa (Wk)c Brendon McCullum b Praveen Kumar724882150.00
M Pandeyb Basil Thampi242120114.29
Y Pathannot out11420275.00
S Yadavrun out (Dinesh Karthik)1100100.00
S Al Hasannot out1100100.00
C Woakes
N Coulter-Nile
K Yadav
U Yadav
Extrasnb 0, lb 2, w 1, b 03
TOTAL(5 Wickets, 20.0 Overs)187(9.35 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-45 (Narine, 3.2), 2-114 (Gambhir, 11.3), 3-169 (Uthappa, 18.2), 4-184 (Pandey, 19.3), 5-186 (Yadav, 19.5)
Gujarat Lions LogoGujarat Lions - BOWLINGGLOMRWER
P Kumar2024112.00
J Faulkner403819.50
B Thampi4044111.00
S Raina201115.50
D Kulkarni2023011.50
R Jadeja403107.75
D Smith201407.00(1w)
Gujarat Lions LogoGujarat Lions - INNINGS GL INNRB4s6sSR
A Finchc Manish Pandey b Nathan Coulter-Nile311542206.67
B McCullumc Manish Pandey b Chris Woakes331751194.12
S Raina (C)c Manish Pandey b Kuldeep Yadav844694182.61
D Karthik (Wk)c Gautam Gambhir b Nathan Coulter-Nile3300100.00
I Kishanc Umesh Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav4110036.36
D Smithb Umesh Yadav5410125.00
R Jadejanot out191311146.15
J Faulknernot out4200200.00
P Kumar
B Thampi
D Kulkarni
Extrasnb 1, lb 4, w 0, b 05
TOTAL(6 Wickets, 18.2 Overs)188(10.25 runs per over)
FALL OF WICKETS: 1-42 (Finch, 3.3), 2-73 (McCullum, 6.2), 3-81 (Karthik, 7.2), 4-115 (Kishan, 11.4), 5-122 (Smith, 12.4), 6-180 (Raina, 17.5)
Kolkata Knight Riders LogoKolkata Knight Riders - BOWLINGKKROMRWER
S Al Hasan3031010.33
S Narine4042010.50
N Coulter-Nile3.2041212.30(1nb)
C Woakes2020110.00
K Yadav403328.25
U Yadav201718.50
  • Match Details
  • PLAYER OF THE MATCH: S Raina
  • TOSS: Won By Gujarat Lions
  • UMPIRES: C Gaffaney and N Menon
  • TV UMPIRE: C Nandan
  • MATCH REFEREE: V Kutty
Gujarat Lions Innings
Kolkata Knight Riders Innings
  • 18.2

    N Coulter-Nile to R Jadeja, FOUR! That's it and Gujarat have sealed the match! Length delivery outside off, Jadeja slashes hard at it and gets it through the point region for a boundary. GUJARAT WIN BY 4 WICKETS AND 10 BALLS TO SPARE!

  • 18.1

    N Coulter-Nile to J Faulkner, Faulkner squeezes it towards third man for a single.

  • OVER 18
    12 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 183/6
    J Faulkner 3 (1)
    R Jadeja 15 (12)
    N Coulter-Nile 3-0-36-2
    K Yadav 4-0-33-2
  • 17.6

    K Yadav to J Faulkner, NOT OUT! Fuller into the pads, Faulkner clips it really fine down the leg side. The fielder from square leg gives it a chase and the batsmen run for a third. The throw is back to the keeper and Uthappa is quick to dislodge the bails. The players appeal and the umpire goes upstairs. Replays show that Jadeja had made it in time. So three runs taken. Gujarat just need 5 to win now with two overs remaining.

  • 17.5

    K Yadav to S Raina, OUT! Soft dismissal! Short delivery spinning away, Suresh Raina tries to cut it. Mistimes it towards the cover-point fielder. Pandey runs to his left and takes a good diving catch. A simply superb knock comes to an end. Maybe too late for Kolkata!

  • 17.4

    K Yadav to S Raina, SIX! Gone, gone, goner! Tossed up around middle and leg, Raina gets low under it and smokes that into the stands.

  • 17.3

    K Yadav to R Jadeja, Fuller into the pads, Jadeja clips it towards mid-wicket for a single. Kuldeep Yadav tracks that down.

  • 17.2

    K Yadav to S Raina, Floated outside off, Jadeja punches it through cover-point for a single.

  • 17.1

    K Yadav to R Jadeja, Fuller delivery outside off, Jadeja drills it towards long on for a single.

  • OVER 17
    16 RUNS GL 171/5
    R Jadeja 13 (10)
    S Raina 77 (43)
    S Narine 4-0-42-0
    N Coulter-Nile 3-0-36-2
  • 16.6

    N Coulter-Nile to R Jadeja, Full toss outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards mid off and runs a quick single.

  • 16.5

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, Fuller delivery outside off, Raina carves it away towards third man for a single.

  • 16.4

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, SIX! Delightful! Fuller into the pads, Raina flicks it beautifully over the square leg region for a maximum.

  • 16.3

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, FOUR! Simply superb! Fuller delivery just outside off, Raina stays in his crease, uses the pace of the bowler and squirts it past the point region for a boundary.

  • 16.2

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, Good length delivery around off, Raina tries to go big on the off side but fails to make contact.

  • 16.1

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, FOUR! Powerful! Length delivery outside off, Raina smacks that down the ground through the mid off region for a boundary.

  • OVER 16
    9 RUNS GL 155/5
    S Raina 62 (38)
    R Jadeja 12 (9)
    U Yadav 2-0-17-1
    S Narine 4-0-42-0
  • 15.6

    S Narine to R Jadeja, Jadeja stays in his crease and flicks it through the mid-wicket region. Calls for a second as the fielder takes time to reach it and does complete it easily.

  • 15.5

    S Narine to R Jadeja, Dropped and SIX! Floated around off, Jadeja goes for the biggie. Does not time that well as he goes downtown. The ball flies towards the long on fielder. Suryakumar Yadav pouches it with a jump, sees himself crossing the rope so throws the back in play. Catches the ball again and then indicates it as a six. Replays show that when he jumped back, his feet had made contact with the ropes. Unlucky guy, but that's good sportsmanship showed by him. Jadeja is rewarded with a maximum.

  • 15.4

    S Narine to R Jadeja, Three impressive dots! Carrom ball around middle and leg, Jadeja pushes it back to the bowler.

  • 15.3

    S Narine to R Jadeja, Another dot ball! Floated around off, Jadeja pushes it towards the fielder at point.

  • 15.2

    S Narine to R Jadeja, Fuller outside off, Jadeja pushes it towards the fielder at point. No runs taken.

  • 15.1

    S Narine to S Raina, Floated around off, Raina plays it with soft hands towards point and runs a single.

  • OVER 15
    13 RUNS GL 146/5
    S Raina 61 (37)
    R Jadeja 4 (4)
    K Yadav 3-0-21-1
    U Yadav 2-0-17-1
  • 14.6

    U Yadav to S Raina, Good length delivery outside off, Raina runs it down towards third man for a single to keep strike. 42 runs needed off 30 balls.

  • 14.5

    U Yadav to S Raina, FOUR! That's elegant! Length delivery outside off, Raina cuts it past the diving point fielder for a boundary.

  • 14.4

    U Yadav to S Raina, Good length delivery outside off, Raina tries to cut it but gets an inside edge which bounces over his stumps. Calls for a single but Jadeja sends him back as the keeper was running towards the ball.

  • 14.3

    U Yadav to R Jadeja, Clipped through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 14.2

    U Yadav to S Raina, Leg bye! Angling into the pads, Raina fails to clip it on the leg side. Hits him on the pads and the ball rolls away to the leg side. The batsmen run a single.

  • 14.1

    U Yadav to S Raina, SIX! That's massive! Fuller delivery outside off, Raina stays in his crease and smokes that over the mid-wicket region for a biggie.

  • OVER 14
    9 RUNS GL 133/5
    S Raina 50 (32)
    R Jadeja 3 (3)
    U Yadav 1-0-5-1
    K Yadav 3-0-21-1
  • 13.6

    K Yadav to S Raina, Fifty! Raina has finally looked in a good touch after some matches and he will look to make it count today. Eased down to long off for a single.

  • 13.5

    K Yadav to S Raina, FOUR! Lucky Raina! Floated up beautifully in the line of the stumps, Raina tries to play it really straight. Gets beaten and gets an inside edge which whizzes past the stumps for a boundary. Kuldeep is really unlucky there.

  • 13.4

    K Yadav to R Jadeja, The batsman has swept that one through the leg side. The batsmen have run through for a single.

  • 13.3

    K Yadav to S Raina, Fuller into the pads, Raina lofts it down the ground for a single towards long on.

  • 13.2

    K Yadav to R Jadeja, Another one around off, Jadeja stands in his crease and punches it through covers for a single.

  • 13.1

    K Yadav to S Raina, Tossed up outside off, Raina punches it through covers for a single.

  • OVER 13
    5 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 124/5
    S Raina 43 (28)
    R Jadeja 1 (1)
    K Yadav 2-0-12-1
    U Yadav 1-0-5-1
  • 12.6

    U Yadav to S Raina, Back of a length delivery down the leg side, Raina clips it towards the fine leg fielder for a single.

  • 12.5

    U Yadav to R Jadeja, Good length delivery outside off, Jadeja guides it towards third man to get off the mark with a single.

  • 12.4

    U Yadav to D Smith, OUT! Umesh, you beauty! Bowled 'em! Fuller and straighter into the stumps at 141 kmph, the ball nips back a bit. Smith cannot get his bat down in time as he just gets a faint inside edge which goes onto his pads and then shatters the stumps. Smith has to walk back to the pavilion.

  • 12.3

    U Yadav to S Raina, Another back of the hand slower one. On a good length into the pads, Raina clips it fine down the leg side for a single.

  • 12.2

    U Yadav to D Smith, Back of the hand slower one, pitched outside off. Dwayne Smith heaves it over mid-wicket for a single.

  • 12.1

    U Yadav to S Raina, Back of a length delivery to start with, Raina hops and clips it through square leg for a single.

  • OVER 12
    9 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 119/4
    S Raina 40 (25)
    D Smith 4 (2)
    S Narine 3-0-33-0
    K Yadav 2-0-12-1
  • 11.6

    K Yadav to D Smith, Shout for LBW! Wrong 'un around middle and leg, turning away. Smith goes to play another sweep shot but fails to make contact this time. Gets rapped on the pads and the players appeal. The umpire is not interested as it was surely not going on to hit the stumps. 69 needed off 48 balls.

  • 11.5

    K Yadav to D Smith, FOUR! Straightaway into the action! Floated in the line of the stumps, Smith sits down and slog sweeps it through the mid-wicket region for a boundary.

  • 11.4

    K Yadav to I Kishan, OUT! Kuldeep Yadav strikes! Tossed up on leg this time, Ishan Kishan sits down and plays the sweep shot aerially. Manages to hit straight towards the fielder at deep backward square leg. Umesh Yadav gets under it and takes a fine catch. Ishan's struggle in the middle finally ends.

  • 11.3

    K Yadav to I Kishan, Floated around middle and off, Ishan Kishan reads the ball late and manages to guide it towards the fielder at point.

  • 11.2

    K Yadav to S Raina, Raina camps back and punches it towards covers for a single.

  • 11.1

    K Yadav to S Raina, FOUR! Deft! Quicker through the air, around off. Raina waits for it and plays it really fine past the keeper for a boundary. Narine put in a really bad effort there, tried to stop it with his foot when a dive was required. His skipper is furious at that effort, and understandably so.

  • OVER 11
    11 RUNS GL 110/3
    S Raina 35 (23)
    I Kishan 4 (9)
    K Yadav 1-0-3-0
    S Narine 3-0-33-0
  • 10.6

    S Narine to S Raina, Eased down to mid off for a single by Raina.

  • 10.5

    S Narine to S Raina, FOUR! Quick to react and Raina gets the reward! Sprayed into the pads, Raina makes room and pulls it powerfully through the fine leg region for a boundary.

  • 10.4

    S Narine to S Raina, Raina stays deep in his crease and defends it.

  • 10.3

    S Narine to S Raina, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Floated outside off, Raina plays the inside out with perfection, clears the cover region and the ball races away to the boundary.

  • 10.2

    S Narine to I Kishan, Similar line and length, Ishan camps back and pulls it towards long on for a single.

  • 10.1

    S Narine to S Raina, Tossed up around middle and off, Raina punches it through covers for a single. 100 up for Gujarat.

  • OVER 10
    3 RUNS GL 99/3
    S Raina 25 (18)
    I Kishan 3 (8)
    C Woakes 2-0-20-1
    K Yadav 1-0-3-0
  • 9.6

    K Yadav to I Kishan, Around off as the spinner drags his length back a bit, Kishan off his back foot meets it with a straight blade. We're at the halfway mark and Gujarat need 89 to win off 60 deliveries.

  • 9.5

    K Yadav to I Kishan, Beautiful delivery! Kuldeep gives this plenty of revs, a lot of air and floats it outside off, Kishan is forward in defense and is beaten past the outside edge.

  • 9.4

    K Yadav to S Raina, Gives this some decent flight, invites Suresh forward who manages to push it back down the ground for one.

  • 9.3

    K Yadav to S Raina, Turning away from a length around off, Suresh Raina goes back and cuts it straight to the point fielder.

  • 9.2

    K Yadav to I Kishan, Short, flat and outside off, the straighter one, Kishan cuts it away past the cover-point fielder for a single.

  • 9.1

    K Yadav to S Raina, Loopy and full on middle and leg, Raina flicks it through the mid-wicket area for a single.

  • OVER 9
    13 RUNS GL 96/3
    S Raina 23 (15)
    I Kishan 2 (5)
    N Coulter-Nile 2-0-20-2
    C Woakes 2-0-20-1
  • 8.6

    C Woakes to S Raina, Brings the wrists into play and works it away into the vacant spaces in the mid-wicket region for a run.

  • 8.5

    C Woakes to I Kishan, Short of a length delivery from Chris, Ishan offers a back foot punch to covers for one run.

  • 8.4

    C Woakes to I Kishan, Loud shout for a caught behind and it's turned down. Shorter down the leg side, Kishan looks to pull it away. Doesn't connect it seems as the umpire is not interested in the caught behind shout. For some strange reason though, he doesn't even signal it as a wide.

  • 8.3

    C Woakes to S Raina, Short once more, it's pulled away square on the leg side for a single.

  • 8.2

    C Woakes to S Raina, DROPPED AND SIX! The Gujarat skipper survives a scare. Hangs back to this back of a length ball, picks it up neatly and pulls it aerially towards fine leg. Yusuf Pathan the man there runs to his right and sticks his hand out. Gets to it but can't hold on to it. It goes off it and over the rope for a biggie.

  • 8.1

    C Woakes to S Raina, FOUR! Good placement from Raina. He backs away, makes some decent room for himself and lofts it over extra cover. The fielder out in the deep doesn't stand a chance of stopping that one.

  • OVER 8
    4 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 83/3
    S Raina 11 (11)
    I Kishan 1 (3)
    C Woakes 1-0-7-1
    N Coulter-Nile 2-0-20-2
  • 7.6

    N Coulter-Nile to I Kishan, Solid from Ishan Kishan as he meets this length ball with the full face of the bat. Successful over from Coulter-Nile comes to an end.

  • 7.5

    N Coulter-Nile to I Kishan, Just back of a length, around the off pole, Kishan hangs back and keeps it out.

  • 7.4

    N Coulter-Nile to S Raina, Angling across on a back of a length, Raina opens the bat-face and runs it down to third man for a single.

  • 7.3

    N Coulter-Nile to I Kishan, Nathan has a change of angle and comes from around the wicket, angles in a back of a length delivery from around off, Ishan Kishan hops a bit and works it down on the leg side for a run.

  • 7.2

    N Coulter-Nile to D Karthik, OUT! Leading edge and taken! Dinesh Karthik looking to go over on the leg side has spooned this straight to Gautam Gambhir at short extra cover. It was a length ball on off, Karthik closed the face too early and got a leading edge to the Kolkata skipper who took a very good diving catch to his left. Coulter-Nile is continuing with his good run.

  • 7.1

    N Coulter-Nile to D Karthik, Full delivery shaping back in on off, Dinesh Karthik walks across a step and wrists it past the mid-wicket fielder for a couple of runs.

  • OVER 7
    7 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 79/2
    D Karthik 1 (1)
    S Raina 10 (10)
    S Al Hasan 3-0-31-0
    C Woakes 1-0-7-1
  • 6.6

    C Woakes to S Raina, FOUR! Can't bowl there to Suresh Raina. It's short and wide outside off, the southpaw slaps this square past the diving point fielder to send it across the boundary line.

  • 6.5

    C Woakes to S Raina, Short on middle, Suresh swivels a bit and pulls it along the ground. But it's straight to the man at square leg so no run is taken.

  • 6.4

    C Woakes to D Karthik, Angles in a good length ball on off, Karthik is off the mark as he moves across a touch and works it in front of square on the leg side for a single.

  • 6.3

    C Woakes to S Raina, Length delivery, Raina flicks it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

  • 6.2

    C Woakes to B McCullum, OUT! WOAKES STRIKES IN HIS VERY FIRST OVER! And it's a big breakthrough, the dangerous McCullum departs. Full on the stumps, Brendon McCullum makes room and carves it over cover-point. Doesn't get the distance on this and it's straight into the hands of Manish Pandey out in the deep. He holds on to it and now, Gujarat have lost both their opener. Maybe the break has done the hosts some good.

  • 6.1

    C Woakes to S Raina, Woakes starts off with a full delivery, Raina drives it with a straight bat to mid off and takes a quick single.

  • OVER 6
    10 RUNS GL 72/1
    S Raina 4 (6)
    B McCullum 33 (16)
    S Narine 2-0-22-0
    S Al Hasan 3-0-31-0
  • 5.6

    Al Hasan to S Raina, Down the leg side, Raina clips it towards mid-wicket for a single.

  • 5.5

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, McCullum sweeps it towards deep mid wicket for a single.

  • 5.4

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, FOUR! Good shot! Floated around leg, McCullum sweeps it through the backward square leg region for a boundary.

  • 5.3

    Al Hasan to S Raina, The batsman has driven it through mid-on. One run added to the total.

  • 5.2

    Al Hasan to S Raina, Two Leg byes! Spearing into the pads, Raina goes to hit it fine down the leg side but fails to make contact. Hits the pads and it runs down the leg side for a couple of leg byes.

  • 5.1

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, Full toss outside off, McCullum drives it through covers for a single.

  • OVER 5
    6 RUNS GL 62/1
    B McCullum 27 (13)
    S Raina 2 (3)
    N Coulter-Nile 1-0-16-1
    S Narine 2-0-22-0
  • 4.6

    S Narine to B McCullum, Attacking the stumps, Brendon McCullum uses his wrists well and turns it away through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 4.5

    S Narine to B McCullum, Brilliant effort from Coulter-Nile, brilliant. McCullum uppishly pushes this through the covers and the Australian chases it down. Dives forward and parries the ball back just in time. Saves two vital runs for his side.

  • 4.4

    S Narine to S Raina, Full delivery and it's driven towards long off for a single.

  • 4.3

    S Narine to S Raina, Dropped! Big chance gone begging, the reaction on Robin Uthappa's face shows he knows that. For a change, Sunil Narine gives it some decent flight and bowls it around off, Raina is forward in defense but the ball takes the edge as it turns away. Goes off Uthappa's gloves and behind to short third man.

  • 4.2

    S Narine to B McCullum, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total.

  • 4.1

    S Narine to S Raina, Bit short in length around off, Raina works it away just wide of the mid-wicket fielder for one.

  • OVER 4
    16 RUNS, 1 WICKET GL 56/1
    S Raina 0 (0)
    B McCullum 23 (10)
    S Al Hasan 2-0-23-0
    N Coulter-Nile 1-0-16-1
  • 3.6

    N Coulter-Nile to B McCullum, FOUR! Another expensive over for Kolkata. Aaron Finch is there no more, but Brendon McCullum has taken over the charge and he's letting it rip out there. Full ball from Coulter-Nile, McCullum makes room and squeezes it out over backward point for a boundary to end the over.

  • 3.5

    N Coulter-Nile to B McCullum, SIX! THAT'S A BIG HIT! Once Brendon McCullum hits something, it stays hit! Short and on middle and off, McCullum pulls this hard. Hits it with so much power that the ball clears the mid-wicket boundary with utmost ease. The fielder there is only a mere spectator to this.

  • 3.4

    N Coulter-Nile to B McCullum, FOUR! Uses the pace well and dispatches the ball well. Length ball on off, McCullum makes room and cuts it hard. Beats the diving backward point fielder and the third man fielder as well who tries to cut it off. Boundary!

  • 3.3

    N Coulter-Nile to A Finch, OUT! FINCH IS OUT OF HERE! Coulter-Nile strikes and this is some excellent bowling. Bowls another slower one, on the shorter side, Finch pulls it over square leg. Manish Pandey out in the deep runs to his right a bit and takes a good catch. A good start from Finch has come to an end.

  • 3.2

    N Coulter-Nile to A Finch, Excellent delivery! Shorter in length and slower in pace again, Finch backs away for a big heave but fails to connect.

  • 3.2

    N Coulter-Nile to A Finch, No ball! This isn't good for Kolkata, not good. Good slower ball from Coulter-Nile which Finch misses, but he's overstepped his line.

  • 3.1

    N Coulter-Nile to B McCullum, Angling in from around off on a good length, McCullum pushes it in front of cover-point and hares across for a single.

  • OVER 3
    15 RUNS GL 40/0
    B McCullum 8 (6)
    A Finch 31 (12)
    S Narine 1-0-16-0
    S Al Hasan 2-0-23-0
  • 2.6

    Al Hasan to A Finch, SIX! BAM! WHAT A HIT! Aaron Finch, you ripper! He properly gets underneath this one, it's full in length and quite loopy, and launches it high and handsome over the long on boundary for a biggie. 15 runs have come in this over.

  • 2.5

    Al Hasan to A Finch, FOUR! Takes the aerial route once more and yet again, the result is the same. Aaron Finch goes back and gets it over the mid on fielder's head for another boundary.

  • 2.4

    Al Hasan to A Finch, The batsman gets an inside edge and the ball hits him on the pads.

  • 2.3

    Al Hasan to A Finch, FOUR! Shorter in length from Shakib, it's muscled over the mid on fielder. Clears the infield easily and that'll be a boundary.

  • 2.2

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, Loud shout for a leg before, turned down. But that really close, really close. McCullum gets low to sweep and gets hit on the thigh pad. It was however going to go down leg and hence, was declined by the umpire.

  • 2.1

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, Full on middle and leg, Brendon off the inner half drives it to the wide mid on fielder.

  • OVER 2
    16 RUNS GL 25/0
    B McCullum 8 (4)
    A Finch 17 (8)
    S Narine 1-0-16-0
  • 1.6

    S Narine to A Finch, FOUR! A big over for Gujarat, just the kind of start they need. 16 off the over. Finch stays back and punches it through the gap in the covers. The placement is brilliant as the ball races away to the boundary line.

  • 1.5

    S Narine to A Finch, SIX! That's a meaty blow! Brilliant hit. Lands this on a driving length around off, Finch kneels down and slog sweeps it deep into the mid-wicket stands for a maximum.

  • 1.4

    S Narine to A Finch, Sliding in around leg, Finch makes a little room to flick but is hit on the pads.

  • 1.3

    S Narine to A Finch, FOUR! Lovely hit. Aaron Finch goes inside out and dispatches this. Lofts it over the cover region and sends it all the way for a boundary.

  • 1.2

    S Narine to A Finch, Shorter in length and into the body, Finch swivels and pulls it in front of square. Two runs are taken as the fielder out in the deep cuts it off.

  • 1.1

    S Narine to A Finch, Flatter ball around off, kept out off the back foot.

  • OVER 1
    9 RUNS GL 9/0
    A Finch 1 (2)
    B McCullum 8 (4)
    S Al Hasan 1-0-9-0
  • 0.6

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, Looped up on middle and leg, Brendon prods forward and meets it with the full face of the bat. Good first over for Gujarat. 9 runs off it.

  • 0.5

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, FOUR! Shot. Touch short and it's been punished. McCullum goes back and cuts it past the diving cover fielder for a boundary.

  • 0.4

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, Slower through the air, full on off, it's defended off the front foot.

  • 0.3

    Al Hasan to B McCullum, FOUR! Typical of Brendon McCullum to start things off in explosive fashion. It's tossed up to him, McCullum hammers it straight back down the ground, past the bowler who sticks his right hand out and that rockets away to the boundary line.

  • 0.2

    Al Hasan to A Finch, Makes a little room once more as Shakib tosses it up, Finch off the inner half slogs it to deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 0.1

    Al Hasan to A Finch, Aaron Finch going for it right from the off there. First ball of the innings, against somebody like Shakib Al Hasan, he makes room. Exposes his stumps and punches it straight to the extra cover fielder.

  • OVER 20
    7 RUNS, 2 WICKETS KKR 187/5
    S Al Hasan 1 (1)
    Y Pathan 11 (4)
    P Kumar 2-0-24-1
    B Thampi 4-0-44-1
  • 19.6

    B Thampi to Al Hasan, Almost a yorker, Shakib Al Hasan gets low to this one and squeezes it out just wide of point for a single. With that, KOLKATA FINISH ON 187/5!

  • 19.5

    B Thampi to Y Pathan, OUT! Full delivery aiming the base of off stump, Pathan drills it down towards long off. Suryakumar Yadav wanted the second and sets off. He's halfway down the track but Pathan isn't even looking. McCullum throws it to Karthik's end and he hits the stump from close range. Suryakumar can't make it back in time and he's gone.

  • 19.4

    B Thampi to S Yadav, Full and swinging in on middle and leg, Suryakumar Yadav reverse sweeps it towards short third man for a single. Brings Yusuf Pathan on strike.

  • 19.3

    B Thampi to M Pandey, OUT! BASIL, YOU BEAUTY! He's kept at it and got the desired result. Full and straight on the stumps, Pandey looks to go across the line but misses and the ball goes on to hit the stumps. Thampi get rewarded for his efforts, earned every bit of that wicket.

  • 19.2

    B Thampi to M Pandey, FOUR! Cracking shot. Full toss outside off, Pandey cuts it away through the point region for a blazing boundary.

  • 19.1

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Excellent bowling from Basil Thampi. He has been accurate with those yorker today, hasn't he? Spears one in on leg, Pandey makes room but can't do anything about it as the ball goes through him to the keeper.

  • OVER 19
    12 RUNS, 1 WICKET KKR 180/3
    M Pandey 20 (18)
    Y Pathan 10 (3)
    B Thampi 3-0-37-0
    P Kumar 2-0-24-1
  • 18.6

    P Kumar to Y Pathan, FOUR! He can, he most definitely can! A poor ball from Praveen Kumar aids his cause as well. It's a full toss on the pads, Pathan slogs it hard through the mid-wicket region for a boundary. 12 runs off the over.

  • 18.5

    P Kumar to Y Pathan, FOUR! That misfield has cost Gujarat five runs. A team sport for a reason after all. Full outside off, Pathan lofts this excellently over extra cover. Nobody out there in the deep as the ball bounces across the rope. 8 off the over so far, can Pathan finish it off well?

  • 18.4

    P Kumar to Y Pathan, Full outside off, Yusuf Pathan drives it straight to Finch at long off. A misfield from him allows the batsmen to come back for the second. You don't want to see that at any stage of the game, let alone this one.

  • 18.3

    P Kumar to M Pandey, Perfect yorker from Praveen Kumar, Pandey does well to get his bat down in time to that. Gets it out on the leg side for a quick one.

  • 18.2

    P Kumar to R Uthappa, OUT! UTHAPPA IS DISMISSED! But not before he's played a scintillating knock. He's done the damage here. Fuller around off from Praveen Kumar, Uthappa lofts it back down the ground. Brendon McCullum comes running to his left from long on and takes a good catch. The 55-run stand comes to an end.

  • 18.1

    P Kumar to M Pandey, On the fuller side, from around the wicket, Pandey with a drive through mid on for one.

  • OVER 18
    14 RUNS KKR 168/2
    M Pandey 18 (16)
    R Uthappa 72 (47)
    J Faulkner 4-0-38-1
    B Thampi 3-0-37-0
  • 17.6

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Excellent yorker from Basil Thampi. Pandey makes room and off the inside edge digs it out behind square on the leg side for a single.

  • 17.5

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Full toss, Pandey swings across the line hard and gets an inside edge onto his pads. It rolls through mid-wicket as a couple of runs are taken.

  • 17.4

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, Fuller and attacking the stumps once more, takes the inside edge and goes on the leg side. A single is taken.

  • 17.3

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, Uthappa is very lucky to be out there. That looked plumb in front of the stumps. Thampi bowls it full and it's angling in on middle and leg, catches Robin Uthappa low on the pads as he looks to flick it across. There's a shout for an lbw but the umpire isn't interested at all. Strange call.

  • 17.2

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, SIX! Poor ball and that's been dispatched! He's not stopping at any cost here. Slower full toss on middle, Uthappa heaves this away hard. Connects well and it's into the mid-wicket stands for half a dozen.

  • 17.1

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, FOUR! Full and outside off from over the wicket, Robin Uthappa starts the over off in fantastic fashion. He leans ahead, opens himself up a bit and lofts it over extra cover for a boundary. The man out in the deep tried his best but couldn't get to it.

  • OVER 17
    5 RUNS KKR 154/2
    R Uthappa 61 (43)
    M Pandey 15 (14)
    B Thampi 2-0-23-0
    J Faulkner 4-0-38-1
  • 16.6

    J Faulkner to M Pandey, A play and a miss! Length delivery outside off, Pandey shuffles across and swings really hard at it but fails to make contact.

  • 16.5

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Too full just around off, Uthappa blocks it away on the off side for a single.

  • 16.4

    J Faulkner to M Pandey, Length delivery in the line of the stumps, Pandey walks down the track and cuts it towards sweeper cover for a run.

  • 16.3

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Fuller delivery outside off, Uthappa drives it powerfully to the fielder at long off for a single.

  • 16.2

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Just over the keeper! Another back of the hand slower one, Uthappa walks across and plays a scoop shot over the keeper's head for a couple.

  • 16.1

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Slower delivery down the leg side, Uthappa shuffles across and tries to hit it across the line. Gets beaten by it and the ball rolls away off the pads towards the keeper.

  • OVER 16
    8 RUNS KKR 149/2
    R Uthappa 57 (39)
    M Pandey 14 (12)
    R Jadeja 4-0-31-0
    B Thampi 2-0-23-0
  • 15.6

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Full on middle and leg, a bit straight as Pandey drives this to wide long on. Gets two runs for doing so.

  • 15.5

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, The batsman has lofted that over mid off. One run added to the total.

  • 15.4

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, Another full toss, slower in pace this time, Uthappa looks to swipe across the line but gets a top edge which hits him straight on the grill of his helmet. Doesn't seem to be hurt though. Good to see.

  • 15.3

    B Thampi to R Uthappa, FOUR! Full toss on the stumps and Uthappa is just putting these freebies away. He flicks it fine down the leg side for a boundary.

  • 15.2

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Accurate yorker on middle and leg, Pandey makes room and somehow manages to dig it out off the inner half on the leg side. Single taken.

  • 15.1

    B Thampi to M Pandey, Full on off, Manish drives it straight to the cover fielder.

  • OVER 15
    9 RUNS KKR 141/2
    M Pandey 11 (9)
    R Uthappa 52 (36)
    J Faulkner 3-0-33-1
    R Jadeja 4-0-31-0
  • 14.6

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Short and wide outside off, cut away square of the wicket for nothing.

  • 14.5

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, FOUR! Fifty for Robin Uthappa! He's been immaculate since he's come out to bat and has played a flawless knock so far. What a way to bring it up too. He moves across, kneels and scoops it over Dinesh Karthik's head for a boundary.

  • 14.4

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, FOUR! Lovely to watch. Uthappa waits for this and cuts it late across the third man fence for a boundary.

  • 14.3

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, Fuller on the stumps, it's lofted down to long on for a single.

  • 14.2

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, Was there an edge? There was some noise, not sure what, maybe the bat hitting the pad. Jadeja bowls this around off, it turns away a bit as Pandey looks to drive.

  • 14.1

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, Sliding in on middle and leg, on a fuller length, Pandey is forward as he flicks it to the mid-wicket fielder.

  • OVER 14
    10 RUNS KKR 132/2
    M Pandey 10 (6)
    R Uthappa 44 (33)
    R Jadeja 3-0-22-0
    J Faulkner 3-0-33-1
  • 13.6

    J Faulkner to M Pandey, Fuller outside off, Pandey drives it to the cover region for a quick single.

  • 13.5

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Shout for a leg before but nothing from the umpire, height probably being the issue. Back of a length on off, Uthappa is rapped on the thigh pad as he misses his attempted heave. It goes to the off side behind as the batsmen take off for a leg bye. Karthik gets to the ball and scores a direct hit at the striker's end but Pandey is in by then.

  • 13.4

    J Faulkner to M Pandey, On the shorter side of the length, well outside off, tapped away with an angled bat in front of point for a single.

  • 13.3

    J Faulkner to M Pandey, FOUR! Fraction straight, fine leg inside the circle and Pandey puts it away. Just uses the pace off Faulkner's delivery and clips it past the fielder inside the ring to get a boundary to his name.

  • 13.2

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Back of a length on the body, worked in front of mid-wicket for a relatively easy single.

  • 13.1

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery on the hips, tucked through the backward square leg region for a couple of runs. An accurate throw from Ishan Kishan out in the deep forced Uthappa to make the dive at the keeper's end. No harm done though.

  • OVER 13
    6 RUNS KKR 122/2
    R Uthappa 41 (30)
    M Pandey 4 (3)
    J Faulkner 2-0-24-1
    R Jadeja 3-0-22-0
  • 12.6

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Robin Uthappa guides it to third man and picks up a single to end the over.

  • 12.5

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, Coming in on the pads, worked away behind square on the leg side for a run.

  • 12.4

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Pitched on a length, punched down to long on for one.

  • 12.3

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Almost chopped that back on! Short, flat and sliding in from around off, Uthappa looks to play the late cut but he gets an inside edge which falls just past the off pole. On the bounce goes off to Karthik's pads and falls on the leg side.

  • 12.2

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, Rotates the strike well by driving it through mid off for a single.

  • 12.1

    R Jadeja to M Pandey, From around the wicket, Jadeja bowls a slider on the pads, Pandey nudges it down to fine leg and takes two.

  • OVER 12
    7 RUNS, 1 WICKET KKR 116/2
    M Pandey 0 (0)
    R Uthappa 39 (27)
    D Kulkarni 2-0-23-0
    J Faulkner 2-0-24-1
  • 11.6

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, The batsman plays the pull shot. They manage to come back for the second.

  • 11.5

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Shaping across from Robin Uthappa, he goes for the big heave but fails to make connection.

  • 11.4

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery around off, kept out off the back foot.

  • 11.3

    J Faulkner to G Gambhir, OUT! THE KOLKATA SKIPPER DEPARTS! A much, much, much-needed wicket for the away side. Just back of a length from Faulkner, Gambhir rocks back to pull but ends up getting a big, big top edge. The ball flies into the night sky to the mid-wicket region. Suresh Raina gets under the ball well and takes a very good catch to dismiss his counterpart. Partnership of 69 runs has come to an end.

  • 11.2

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, Moving across on a good length, Uthappa dabs it to point for a quick run.

  • 11.1

    J Faulkner to R Uthappa, FOUR! Outside off, on a good length, Uthappa is cheeky once more. He just cuts it late and gets it through the vacant slip cordon away for a boundary. Beautifully played.

  • OVER 11
    13 RUNS KKR 109/1
    R Uthappa 32 (22)
    G Gambhir 33 (27)
    D Smith 2-0-14-0
    D Kulkarni 2-0-23-0
  • 10.6

    D Kulkarni to G Gambhir, Good length delivery on middle and off, Gautam Gambhir stands his ground and defends it back down the track to end the over.

  • 10.5

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, It's driven back down the ground towards the long off fielder for a single. The scoreboard has been kept ticking here quite nicely.

  • 10.4

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, FOUR! Deft from Robin. That's a smart cricketing shot. Length ball outside off, Uthappa just wants for it, crouches a bit and guides it across the third man fence for a boundary.

  • 10.3

    D Kulkarni to G Gambhir, Angles it across on a length, takes some pace off it too. Gambhir just taps it towards backward point and takes a single.

  • 10.2

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, Full ball from Kulkarni, it's driven down to long on for a single.

  • 10.1

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, SIX! He's put that out of his sight! Just back of a length around off, Uthappa stands tall and pulls this away hard. Clears the mid-wicket fence with ease and that'll be a biggie.

  • OVER 10
    8 RUNS KKR 96/1
    R Uthappa 20 (18)
    G Gambhir 32 (25)
    R Jadeja 2-0-16-0
    D Smith 2-0-14-0
  • 9.6

    D Smith to R Uthappa, Uthappa eases it down towards long off for a single.

  • 9.5

    D Smith to G Gambhir, The batsman guides it to third man. One run added to the total.

  • 9.4

    D Smith to R Uthappa, Back of a length delivery outside off, Uthappa pulls it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • 9.3

    D Smith to G Gambhir, Gambhir lofts it over mid off for a single.

  • 9.2

    D Smith to G Gambhir, FOUR! Free runs! Good length delivery outside off, Gambhir tries to cut it but gets it towards the fielder at point off the bottom end. Uthappa is long way down the track and Gambhir is quick to send him back. Ravindra Jadeja comes running to it and throws it powerfully at the striker's end but misses. Had he hit, the Kolkata skipper would have been in trouble. Maybe he chose the wrong end. There was no fielder backing up and the ball has raced away to the boundary.

  • 9.1

    D Smith to G Gambhir, Good length delivery down the leg side, Gambhir hops and tries to clip it on the leg side. Fails to make contact and the ball goes onto hit the thigh pad.

  • OVER 9
    11 RUNS KKR 88/1
    G Gambhir 26 (21)
    R Uthappa 18 (16)
    D Smith 1-0-6-0
    R Jadeja 2-0-16-0
  • 8.6

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, On the pads, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 8.5

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Uthappa comes down the track and gets an inside edge towards the mid-wicket region for a single.

  • 8.4

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, A bit short outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point for a single.

  • 8.3

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, SIX! Gambhir has taken the charge! Floats it outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and swings it over the mid-wicket region for half a dozen.

  • 8.2

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Leg bye! Angling into the stumps from outside off, Uthappa goes to play the reverse sweep but fails to make contact. Gets rapped on the pads and the ball runs away towards the square leg region. The players appeal but the umpire stays put as the impact was outside off. The batsmen run a leg bye.

  • 8.1

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Floated outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and lofts it over the mid off region for a single.

  • OVER 8
    6 RUNS KKR 77/1
    G Gambhir 17 (17)
    R Uthappa 17 (14)
    R Jadeja 1-0-6-0
    D Smith 1-0-6-0
  • 7.6

    D Smith to R Uthappa, Length delivery outside off, Uthappa walks down the track and tries to swing at it. He makes no contact there.

  • 7.5

    D Smith to G Gambhir, Fuller delivery outside off, driven through covers for a single.

  • 7.5

    D Smith to G Gambhir, Wide! Short delivery into the body, Gambhir goes for a hook shot. Fails to make contact and the umpires signals it as a wide for height.

  • 7.4

    D Smith to R Uthappa, Length delivery outside off, Uthappa pushes it towards the cover-point region for a single.

  • 7.3

    D Smith to G Gambhir, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. One run added to the total.

  • 7.2

    D Smith to R Uthappa, Length delivery outside off, Uthappa tries to cut it really late but gets an inside edge onto his pads. The batsmen run a single.

  • 7.1

    D Smith to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir dabs it towards point for a single.

  • OVER 7
    6 RUNS KKR 71/1
    G Gambhir 14 (14)
    R Uthappa 15 (11)
    S Raina 2-0-11-1
    R Jadeja 1-0-6-0
  • 6.6

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Tossed up outside off, Gambhir dances down the track and tries to clip it on the leg side. Gets a leading edge to it and the ball flies through covers for a single.

  • 6.5

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Uthappa punches it through the mid on region for a single.

  • 6.4

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Floated outside off, Gambhir shuffles across and clips it through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 6.3

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Uthappa reaches to the pitch of the ball and drives it through extra cover for a single.

  • 6.2

    R Jadeja to G Gambhir, Gambhir drives it down the ground towards long off for a single.

  • 6.1

    R Jadeja to R Uthappa, Fuller delivery outside off, Uthappa opens the face of his bat and guides it towards short third man for a single.

  • OVER 6
    8 RUNS KKR 65/1
    R Uthappa 12 (8)
    G Gambhir 11 (11)
    D Kulkarni 1-0-10-0
    S Raina 2-0-11-1
  • 5.6

    S Raina to R Uthappa, Uthappa sweeps it through mid-wicket for a single.

  • 5.5

    S Raina to R Uthappa, Uthappa stays in his crease and defends it.

  • 5.4

    S Raina to R Uthappa, FOUR! Good shot! Tossed up in the line of the stumps, Uthappa sweeps it through the square leg region for a boundary.

  • 5.3

    S Raina to G Gambhir, The batsman has flicked the ball off his pads. The batsmen have run through for a single.

  • 5.2

    S Raina to R Uthappa, Dropped! A big chance goes down! The last time Uthappa got a life he made the opposition pay. Finch almost had his man. Another short one from Raina, Uthappa stays in his crease and pulls it over the wide mid on region. Finch runs to his right and tries to catch it with his right hand. Gets his hand to it but fails to hold on. The batsmen run a single. That was tough but Finch nearly caught that.

  • 5.1

    S Raina to G Gambhir, A bit short around off, Gambhir camps back and punches it towards mid on for a single.

  • OVER 5
    10 RUNS KKR 57/1
    G Gambhir 9 (9)
    R Uthappa 6 (4)
    S Raina 1-0-3-1
    D Kulkarni 1-0-10-0
  • 4.6

    D Kulkarni to G Gambhir, Length delivery into the pads, Gambhir clips it through mid-wicket for a single to keep strike.

  • 4.5

    D Kulkarni to G Gambhir, Another delivery wide outside off, Gambhir throws his bat at it but only manages to find the fielder at covers.

  • 4.4

    D Kulkarni to G Gambhir, FOUR! Typical Gambhir! Full and wide outside off, Gambhir reaches out to it and drives it through the cover region for a boundary.

  • 4.3

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, Again into the pads, Uthappa clips it through the mid-wicket region for a single.

  • 4.2

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, Fuller delivery into the pads, Uthappa drives it straight to the fielder at mid on.

  • 4.1

    D Kulkarni to R Uthappa, FOUR! Easy pickings! Length delivery sprayed into the pads, Robin Uthappa clips it beautifully through the square leg region for a boundary.

  • OVER 4
    3 RUNS, 1 WICKET KKR 47/1
    R Uthappa 1 (1)
    G Gambhir 4 (6)
    B Thampi 1-0-15-0
    S Raina 1-0-3-1
  • 3.6

    S Raina to R Uthappa, On the pads, Uthappa shuffles across and clips it through the square leg region for a single.

  • 3.5

    S Raina to G Gambhir, Floated outside off, Gambhir cuts it fine. Ravindra Jadeja, at backward point stops a certain boundary by diving to his left. The batsmen run a single in the process.

  • 3.4

    S Raina to G Gambhir, This time bowls it on a shorter length, Gambhir camps back and punches it towards the fielder at point.

  • 3.3

    S Raina to G Gambhir, Tossed up outside off, Gambhir cuts it towards the fielder at short third man off the outer half of his bat.

  • 3.2

    S Raina to S Narine, OUT! Raina has done the trick! Short outside off, Narine still goes for it and tries to go over mid on. Gets it off his bottom half and the ball balloons towards the fielder at mid on. Faulkner traces a couple of steps back and takes a fine catch. Raina has drawn first blood of the encounter. Narine departs but he's done what he was set out to do. His team wanted him to give them an explosive start and he's done just that.

  • 3.1

    S Raina to G Gambhir, Drifting into the stumps, Gambhir camps back and punches it towards deep mid-wicket for a single.

  • OVER 3
    15 RUNS KKR 44/0
    G Gambhir 2 (2)
    S Narine 42 (16)
    J Faulkner 1-0-17-0
    B Thampi 1-0-15-0
  • 2.6

    B Thampi to S Narine, Back of a length delivery outside off, Narine throws his bat at it but fails to make contact.

  • 2.5

    B Thampi to S Narine, SIX! Finally a six! Enough of boundaries says Narine and lofts the fuller delivery into the stumps back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

  • 2.4

    B Thampi to S Narine, FOUR! Brilliant! Full toss outside off, Narine carves it over the point region for another boundary. He has scored nine boundaries till now.

  • 2.3

    B Thampi to S Narine, FOUR! One bounce and into the fence! Short delivery into the body, Narine pulls that over the mid on fielder for a boundary. He's proving to be a nightmare for Gujarat.

  • 2.2

    B Thampi to S Narine, Back of a length delivery into the body, Narine goes to play the ramp shot but fails to make contact.

  • 2.1

    B Thampi to G Gambhir, Down the leg side, Gambhir gets an inside edge towards the fielder at mid-wicket for a quick single.

  • OVER 2
    17 RUNS KKR 29/0
    G Gambhir 1 (1)
    S Narine 28 (11)
    J Faulkner 1-0-17-0
  • 1.6

    J Faulkner to S Narine, FOUR! That's special! Faulkner gets hammered for 17 in his first over. Fuller delivery outside off, Narine drives that powerfully through the extra cover region. There was a long off fielder who could not cut it off as the ball raced away to the boundary.

  • 1.5

    J Faulkner to S Narine, FOUR! That's ridiculous! Good length delivery outside off, Narine lofts that over the mid off region for another boundary.

  • 1.4

    J Faulkner to S Narine, FOUR! Lucky runs for sure! Length delivery outside off, nipping away. Narine throws his bat at it and gets a thick outside edge past the keeper for a boundary.

  • 1.3

    J Faulkner to S Narine, Good length delivery outside off, Narine swings his bat to it but fails to make contact.

  • 1.2

    J Faulkner to S Narine, FOUR! Narine is dealing in boundaries! Fuller delivery and swinging away, Narine with no foot movement at all creams it through covers for a boundary.

  • 1.1

    J Faulkner to G Gambhir, Length delivery outside off, Gambhir stays in his crease and runs it down towards third man for a single.

  • OVER 1
    12 RUNS KKR 12/0
    G Gambhir 0 (0)
    S Narine 12 (6)
    P Kumar 1-0-12-0
  • 0.6

    P Kumar to S Narine, FOUR! That's two in two! Back of a length delivery outside off, Narine lofts that hard over the mid on region for another boundary.

  • 0.5

    P Kumar to S Narine, FOUR! Up and Over! Another good length delivery around off, Narine comes down the track to counter the swing and smacks that hard over the bowler's head for a boundary.

  • 0.4

    P Kumar to S Narine, A play and miss! Good length delivery in the line of the stumps, the ball moves away. Narine swings his bat at it but fails to make contact.

  • 0.3

    P Kumar to S Narine, Good length delivery angling away, Narine tries to defend in line but he gets beaten by the away movement.

  • 0.2

    P Kumar to S Narine, FOUR! First boundary! Drifting in middle and leg, Narine just stays in his place and flicks it neatly over the square leg region for a boundary. Kumar is disappointed.

  • 0.1

    P Kumar to S Narine, Good length delivery around off to start with, the ball nips back in a bit. Narine stays in his crease and punches it towards the fielder at extra cover.

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