Kolkata vs Kings XI
Punjab win by 23 runs
Punjab scored 132 in their 20 overs, thanks to Kolkata's good bowling. Punjab pulled things back on a slow pitch with some good bowling, KKR are all out for 109 and Punjab win by 23 runs.
Over 18.2 - KKR 109/10 (Morkel 4)
Johnson starts his last over, he starts with a wide as the yorker goes wrong. WICKET! It is all over, and Punjab defend a small total. Umesh Yadav is bowled and Punjab win by 23 runs.
Over 18 - KKR 106/9 (Morkel 2, U Yadav 2)
Surya hits the first ball for four, sweeps it to the square leg for four. Four more, Sandeep Sharma bowls it shorter and Surya gloves it to third man for four. WICKET! KKR lose their 9th, Sharma bowls it back of a length and Surya tries to hit it over the off side and Johnson takes the catch. A single and then Morkel gets a couple of runs to end the over.
Over 17 - KKR 95/8 (S Yadav 26, U Yadav 1)
The asking rate is now 12 with 2 wickets remaining, Balaji comes in to bowl, Umesh Yadav walks out to bat. A couple of singles to start the over and Suryakumar flicks it on the leg side and to the square leg boundary for four. A couple more as he lofts it over mid-off. A wide from Balaji, it is too far outside off. A single to end the over, 38 needed from 18.
Over 16 - KKR 85/8 (Yadav 18)
Johnson comes back into the attack. Narine backs away and hits it to deep point for a couple of runs. Narine takes a single and then Yadav hits it out of the park, he walks across and swipes it over the deep square leg fielder for a six. A single and then WICKET! Johnson bowls Narine and Punjab celebrate.
Over 15 - KKR 75/7 (Yadav 11, Narine 3)
Dhawan starts his final over, his economy rate is around 5 per over today. Three singles from the first three balls and then Yadav hits it to deep mid-off for two runs. Three runs, Yadav pushes it to short third man, Balaji misfields it and gives away a couple more runs. A single to end the over, 58 runs needed from 30 balls.
Over 14 - KKR 66/7 (Yadav 5, Narine 1)
Chawla is the new batsman, three singles from the first three balls. WICKET! Another one goes down for KKR, Chawla comes down the track and misses the ball, Saha pulls off a quick stumping. Four runs from the over, three wickets remaining. Narine walks out to bat.
Over 13 - KKR 62/6 (Yadav 3)
A couple of singles and then WICKET! Dhawan gets a wicket, Pathan tries to flick it across the line and misses, and is given out lbw. Suryakumar Yadav comes out to bat. He clips the first ball to deep square leg for a couple of runs. WICKET! Uthappa is run out and KKR are falling apart, Bailey swoops in, picks the ball up and throws, hits the stumps and Uthappa is run out. The asking rate is over 10 per over.
Over 12 - KKR 57/4 (Uthappa 19, Y Pathan 2)
WICKET! Patel bowls Lynn and Kolkata lose another wicket. Lynn goes for the expansive drive and misses, stumps are disturbed. Pathan comes out to bat, gets off the mark with a single. Uthappa hits a boundary, uses the pace of Patel to reverse sweep him to the boundary at third man. A couple of singles to end the over, the asking rate is 9.5 per over.
Over 11 - KKR 50/3 (Uthappa 15, Lynn 13)
The asking rate is 9 per over, Balaji comes back into the attack and starts his second over. A couple of singles and then Lynn hits it over short fine leg for four, a single to end the over. Seven runs from the over, 83 more needed from 54 balls.
Over 10 - KKR 43/3 (Uthappa 14, Lynn 7)
Uthappa lofts it over extra cover for a couple of runs. Uthappa reverse sweeps it for a single to fine leg, does not connect it well. A single to end the over.
Over 9 - KKR 39/3 (Uthappa 11, Lynn 6)
A leg bye brings Lynn on strike, Dhawan into his second over. Lynn comes down the wicket and hits it to the left of mid-off for four. A couple of singles and then Dhawan bowls a wide. 8 runs from the over, Kolkata need 94 more to win.
Over 8 - KKR 31/3 (Uthappa 10, Lynn 1)
Patel comes into the the attack, Uthappa ramps one over the keeper's head for a couple of runs. A single to end the over, just three runs from it.
Over 7 - KKR 28/3 (Uthappa 7, Lynn 1)
Dhawan comes into the attack. A single to start the over and then Dhawan bowls a wide outside off. Three singles from the over, the asking rate climbs to over 8 per over.
Over 6 - KKR 24/3 (Uthappa 5, Lynn 0)
Balaji comes into the attack now. WICKET! Kallis is out and Balaji strikes. Kallis square drives it and Maxwell takes a good catch to get rid of Kallis. Uthappa comes out to bat. Uthappa moves across and hits the ball to fine leg for four, he gets off the mark with a boundary. A single to end the over.
Over 5 - KKR 19/2 (Kallis 9, Lynn 0)
WICKET! Gambhir falls, this time it is for one run and not for a duck. Gambhir holes it out to mid-off and Patel takes the catch and Sharma gets the wicket. Chris Lynn takes strike, a slip and silly mid-on in place. A wicket maiden from Sharma.
Over 4 - KKR 19/1 (Kallis 9, Gambhir 1)
A couple of dots and then Kallis takes a single to bring Gambhir on strike. A couple of singles and then Kallis hits the last ball for four. Six runs from the over, the asking rate is 7.12 per over.
Over 3 - KKR 13/1 (Kallis 4, Gambhir 0)
Sharma starts his second over, Pandey outside edges the first ball to third man for a couple of runs. A couple of dots and then Sharma strikes. The inswinger does the trick as Pandey pushes down the wrong line and is given out lbw. Gambhir walks out to bat. Gambhir hits the first ball back to the bowler and Sharma drops it, Gambhir survives. If that catch had been taken, it would have been Gambhir's 4th duck in a row.
Over 2 - KKR 11/0 (Kallis 4, Pandey 6)
Mitchell Johnson runs in to bowl from the other end. Kallis looks to hit this through the covers, but gets an edge on it and the ball lands in front of him. Four, Kallis hits it through the covers for four, a diving Bailey can't stop that. Just the boundary from the over.
Over 1 - KKR 7/0 (Kallis 0, Pandey 6)
Sandeep Sharma starts the innings with a wide. Pandey and Kallis open the batting, no sign of Gambhir. Four dots and then Pandey picks up a couple of runs to third man. Four, a good over is spoilt as Pandey hits the last ball for four, seven from the over.
Over 20 - KXIP 132/9 (R Dhawan 19, S Sharma 2)
Yadav to bowl the last over, Sharma takes a single to give Dhawan the strike. Dhawan clears his front leg and carves the ball over point for a couple of runs. Dhawan then takes a single through cover. Five runs from the last over, Punjab end on 132.
Over 19 - KXIP 127/9 (R Dhawan 16, S Sharma 1)
WICKET! Patel is out, Narine gets his first wicket. Patel comes down the wicket and misses the ball completely, the keeper does the rest and Patel is stumped. WICKET! Johnson comes and goes, Narine on a hat trick, Johnson is bowled through the gap between bat and pad. Two slips in place for the hat trick ball, Balaji plays out a dot to deny the hat trick. WICKET! Balaji goes out, he goes down on one knee for the sweep shot and is caught on the pad in front of the stumps. Third wicket in this over for Narine. A single to end the over, Sandeep Sharma gets off the mark.
Over 18 - KXIP 126/6 (R Dhawan 16, A Patel 7)
Morkel starts his last over, a couple of dots and then Dhawan hits the short ball over mid-on for four. Dhawan walks across his stumps and scoops Morkel over fine leg for three runs, brave shot against the pace of Morkel. A single to end the over.
Over 17 - KXIP 118/6 (R Dhawan 9, A Patel 6)
Narine comes back into the attack, Patel drives the first ball to long-on. A slip in place. Four singles from the over, Punjab need a few boundaries.
Over 16 - KXIP 115/6 (R Dhawan 7, A Patel 4)
Chawla starts his last over, three singles from the over. Punjab going at 7.12 per over.
Over 15 - KXIP 111/6 (R Dhawan 6, A Patel 2)
Patel and Dhawan are the new batsmen, Kallis returns. A couple of singles, and then Dhawan clips it to the fine leg boundary. A couple of singles to end the over. 8 from the over.
Over 14 - KXIP 103/6 (R Dhawan 0)
A couple of singles and Punjab goes past 100. WICKET! It is tossed up and on middle stump, Bailey hits it down the ground, but Morkel takes a good catch. Chawla gets the wicket. A couple of runs and WICKET! Chawla strikes, Sehwag is bowled and Punjab lose another wicket.
Over 13 - KXIP 99/4 (Bailey 10, Sehwag 34)
Narine comes back into the attack, a slip in place. Three dots and then Bailey pushes it to long-on for a single. A couple of runs, the leading edge goes past Pandey at point. Five runs from the over.
Over 12 - KXIP 94/4 (Bailey 9, Sehwag 30)
Bailey takes a single and Sehwag backs away and cuts it behind point for four, good shot from him. A couple of singles to end the over, 7 from it.
Over 11 - KXIP 87/4 (Bailey 7, Sehwag 25)
Yadav brought back into the attack, the bowling changes have worked for Gambhir today. A couple of singles to start the over and then Bailey pulls it square of long leg for four. A single brings Sehwag on strike and Sehwag hits the last ball for four. 11 runs from the over.
Over 10 - KXIP 76/4 (Bailey 1, Sehwag 20)
Chawla comes into the attack, Sehwag pulls it to long-on for a single. WICKET! Miller is out, good move by Gambhir pays off, Miller slogs the googly and Morkel takes the catch at long-on. Two big wickets for KKR. Bailey walks out to bat and Sehwag takes a single to bring him on strike. Bailey takes a single to end the over.
Over 9 - KXIP 71/3 (Miller 12, Sehwag 18)
Kallis moves around the wicket. A couple of singles and then Miller hits Kallis for four, he heaves it over mid-on for four, did not control it well. Four more, this is a much better shot, Miller drives it through the covers for four. A couple of runs to end the over. 12 runs from the over.
Over 8 - KXIP 59/3 (Miller 1, Sehwag 17)
Morkel comes back into the attack, aggressive move from Gambhir. A couple of singles and then Morkel strikes. WICKET! The leg stump goes for a walk as Maxwell is bowled, big wicket for KKR. Miller comes out to bat, Morne ramps up the pace for the last two balls. Three singles from the over.
Over 7 - KXIP 56/2 (Maxwell 14, Sehwag 16)
A couple of singles to start the over, Kallis into his second over. And then three singles to end the over, five runs from it.
Over 6 - KXIP 51/2 (Maxwell 11, Sehwag 14)
Narine comes into the attack, good move from Gambhir. Sehwag takes a couple of runs and then Sehwag hits the next ball for a six. He slog sweeps it over deep midwicket for a big one. A single and then Maxwell reverse sweeps it to the point boundary. A single to end the over, 14 runs from it.
Over 5 - KXIP 37/2 (Maxwell 6, Sehwag 5)
You live by the sword, you die by the sword. WICKET! Kallis picks up a wicket with his first ball, Saha plays around his front pad and pays the price, he is out lbw. Maxwell comes out to bat. A couple of leg byes, and then Maxwell periscoped it for a couple of runs over short fine leg. A wide from Kallis and the extra ball costs KKR. Four, Maxwell comes down the track and hits it over extra cover for four.
Over 4 - KXIP 28/1 (Saha 14, Sehwag 5)
Saha top edges it and Yadav runs in at third man and drops the catch, Saha picks up two runs. Four, Saha tries to pull it again, gets it high on the bat and it goes for four at the long leg boundary. Six, Saha hits it over long leg again and it goes all the way. A single from the last ball, 13 from the over.
Over 3 - KXIP 15/1 (Saha 1, Sehwag 5)
A couple of dots and then a couple of singles, Saha is the new man in. Sehwag hits the full delivery through extra cover for four, stand and delivery. 6 runs from the over.
Over 2 - KXIP 9/1 (Saha 0, Sehwag 0)
Morkel steams in from the other end, he oversteps and its called a no ball. Pujara gloves it to the keeper but it is a no ball so it is not out. A single from the free hit as Pujara hits it straight to mid-off who takes the catch. A couple of dots and Morkel finally gets his man. WICKET! Run out, the full ball is inside edged and it goes towards point, Pandey hits the stumps directly and Pujara is out. 2 runs from the over.
Over 1 - KXIP 6/0 (Pujara 6, Sehwag 0)
Umesh Yadav starts with the ball for KKR, Pujara and Sehwag start with the bat for Punjab. A couple of dots and then Pujara drills the ball through covers for four, good shot to start the over. A couple of runs as Pujara pushes it into the leg side and hurries for the second run.
Punjab are unchanged, KKR bring in Piyush Chawla to replace Vinay Kumar.
Kolkata Knight Riders win the toss and elect to bowl first.
Hello and welcome to our over-by-over commentary of the Punjab versus Kolkata game. KKR stunned RCB in their last game and Punjab have been unstoppable in this IPL so far. It will be a good contest today.
- 26th Apr 2014
- Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Sheikh Zayed Stadium
- H D P K Dharmasena, R K Illingworth
- TV Umpire
- C Shamsuddin
- Match Referee
- A J Pycroft
- Reserve Umpire
- K Srinath
kolkata BATTING CARD
|M. Pandey||lbw Sharma||8|
|J.H. Kallis||c Maxwell b Balaji||9|
|G. Gambhir||c Patel b Sharma||1|
|C.A. Lynn||b Patel||13|
|R.V. Uthappa||run out (Bailey)||19|
|Y.K. Pathan||lbw Dhawan||3|
|S.A. Yadav||c Johnson b Sharma||34|
|P.P. Chawla||s Saha b Patel||0|
|S.P. Narine||b Johnson||6|
|U.T. Yadav||b Johnson||2|
|M. Morkel||Not out||4|
|Total||All Out, 18.2 Overs||109|