Kolkata vs Chennai
KKR win by 8 wickets
Chennai scored 154 which was not going to be enough on this pitch and Uthappa's early onslaught made sure that KKR got to a good start. Shakib came in a finished things off and KKR win by 8 wickets with two overs to spare.
Over 18 - KKR 156/2 (Shakib 46, Pandey 18)
Pandey takes a single to bring Shakib on strike. Four, Mohit bowls it short and Shakib hits it through deep square leg for four. A couple of singles and then Shakib hits the last ball to the boundary to end the match. KKR win.
Over 17 - KKR 145/2 (Shakib 37, Pandey 16)
Three singles to start the over from Hilfenhaus. Six, Shakib hits it over the fine-leg boundary for a six, did not hit it well but it went all the way. Four, KKR are doing this in style, Shakib hits it through square leg for four. Four more to end the over, Shakib moves on to 37, KKR need 10 more from 18 balls.
Over 16 - KKR 128/2 (Shakib 22, Pandey 14)
Raina comes into the attack, Pandey hits the first ball to fine leg for a single. Four, Shakib comes out of his crease and hits it straight down the ground for four. Four singles from the last four balls to end the over. 27 needed from 24 now for KKR.
Over 15 - KKR 119/2 (Shakib 16, Pandey 11)
Pandey whips the ball to long-on for a single. Four, Shakib lap sweeps it through the leg side for four. A couple more singles from the over, 36 more needed from 30 balls.
Over 14 - KKR 112/2 (Shakib 9, Pandey 11)
A single to start the over. Then Shakib clips Jadeja on the leg side for a couple of runs. Six, big hit from Shakib, he hits it over midwicket and clears the boundary. A couple of singles to end the over.
Over 13 - KKR 101/2 (Shakib 2, Pandey 7)
Ashwin around the wicket to Shakib, a couple of dots and then Shakib takes a single. KKR need a strong partnership. Two singles from the over.
Over 12 - KKR 99/2 (Shakib 1, Pandey 6)
A couple of singles from the start of the over, WICKET! Uthappa hits it straight to long-off and Faf takes the catch, Uthappa is gone for 67 but has set up this innings nicely. Shakib comes out to bat.
Over 11 - KKR 96/1 (Uthappa 60, Pandey 5)
Pandey to Pandey now, Manish takes a single and then Uthappa hits Ishwar to the midwicket boundary for four. Three singles to end the over, KKR need 59 from 54 balls.
Over 10 - KKR 88/1 (Uthappa 54, Pandey 5)
Ashwin starts his second over, a couple of leg byes to start the over. A couple of singles and then six, Pandey hits it a long way over the midwicket ropes. KKR are cruising with only 6.70 per over needed.
Over 9 - KKR 78/1 (Uthappa 53, Pandey 2)
Jadeja comes into the attack, Uthappa works the first ball to midwicket for a couple of runs. A couple of singles and then Uthappa guides the ball past the keeper for four to get to his 50, he is in the form of his life. 9 from the over, time for a time out.
Over 8 - KKR 69/1 (Uthappa 45, Pandey 1)
A couple of singles to start the over, and then Uthappa hits it through sweeper cover for a couple of runs. 5 from the over, Kolkata need 86 from 12 overs.
Over 7 - KKR 64/1 (Uthappa 42)
It is full and wide to start the over from Pandey, Gambhir hits it over cover for four. A couple more and then Gambhir hits another boundary, this time it is through his favourite backward point region. A couple of singles, WICKET! Gambhir is bowled, Chennai needed a wicket and Pandey provides it, Gambhir chops it on to his stumps.
Over 6 - KKR 52/0 (Gambhir 10, Uthappa 41)
A single to start the over, Uthappa lap sweeps the next ball behind square for four. Ashwin is into his first over, a couple of dots and then a single to end the over.
Over 5 - KKR 45/0 (Gambhir 8, Uthappa 36)
A couple of runs to start the over, Gambhir tucks it into the leg side as Hilfenhaus starts his second over. A single to Gambhir and then Uthappa slogs it to cow corner for a couple of runs. Four to end the over, Uthappa gently clips the ball off his pads and it races away for four more. 9 from the over.
Over 4 - KKR 36/0 (Gambhir 5, Uthappa 30)
Pandey into his second over, three dots to start the over. Just a couple of singles from the over, a good over from CSK. The asking rate is 7.43 per over.
Over 3 - KKR 34/0 (Gambhir 4, Uthappa 29)
Mohit starts his spell, Uthappa slices the first ball through cover for four. Four more, Uthappa edges it through the slip region for four more, not a convincing shot, but runs for KKR. Uthappa takes a single and then Gambhir gets off the mark with a boundary through point. 13 from the over.
Over 2 - KKR 21/0 (Gambhir 0, Uthappa 20)
Ishwar Pandey comes into the attack, Uthappa hits the first ball for four. He moves across and hits it through extra cover for four. Four more, Uthappa opens the face of the bat and hits it to the third man boundary. Three dots to end the over, 9 runs from it.
Over 1 - KKR 12/0 (Gambhir 0, Uthappa 11)
Four, Hilfenhaus bowls the first over, Uthappa starts it with a four through extra cover. Hilfenhaus bowls the short ball and Uthappa guides it to third man for a couple of runs. Dropped, Ashwin at slip drops Uthappa and it could be costly for CSK. Dhoni calls Raina into slips immediately. Hilfenhaus bowls a wide, Uthappa hits the next ball for four through front of square. 12 runs from the first over, KKR attack from the start.
Over 20 - CSK 155/4 (Jadeja 9, Dhoni 22)
The crowd is chanting Dhoni's name, and this is happening in Kolkata not Chennai. Yadav to bowl the last over, Jadeja pushes the ball to deep point for a single. Dhoni hits the next ball to long-on for a couple of runs. Six, last over is Dhoni's territory, short delivery on leg stump and Dhoni gets under it and hits it out of the park for a six. Dhoni hits a full toss and is caught, but the umpires call it a no ball for height. Jadeja takes a single from the next ball. A single to end the over and the innings, Chennai end on 155.
- 20th May 2014
- Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bowl.
- Eden Gardens, Kolkata
- R M Deshpande, C Shamsuddin
- TV Umpire
- B N J Oxenford
- Match Referee
- J Srinath
- Reserve Umpire
- N N Menon
kolkata BATTING CARD
|R.V. Uthappa||c du Plessis b Jadeja||67|
|G. Gambhir||b Pandey||21|
|M. Pandey||Not out||18|
|S. Al Hasan||Not out||46|
|Total||18.0 Overs||156 - 2|