Indian T20 Commentary

Delhi VS Kolkata Cricket Commentary

Match 2529-Apr-2021

154/620.0 oversRun rate: 7.7
VS
156/316.3 oversRun rate: 9.45
Delhi Capitals beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 7 wickets
Delhi Capitals First innings
416.316.3: Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis, FOUR! That will do it! Comprehensive win for Delhi. Full on middle, Stoinis swings it towards mid on but it goes off the inner half of his bvat towards fine leg for a boundary. DELHI WIN BY 7 WICKETS AND 21 BALLS TO SPARE!
016.216.2: Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis, Swing and a miss! Outside off on a length. Stoinis swings but connects with thin air. 
216.116.1: Prasidh Krishna to Marcus Stoinis, Length ball around off, Stoinis slaps it through covers and gets a brace. Just 3 needed now for a win.
16 Overs | Runs : 150/3 | Run rate : 9.38
015.615.6: Pat Cummins to Shimron Hetmyer, Full on middle, Hetmyer tucks it to short mid-wicket. Cummins finishes with 3/24 from his 4! He can have a smile about it but in the grand scheme of things, it does not matter.
015.515.5: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, OUT! CAUGHT! Pant looks to finish it with a bang and hurry but departs! Something to smile about for Mavi who has had a bad game.  Fullish around off, Pant looks to go downtown against Cummins. He does not time it well and hits it straight down the throat of long on. Mavi there stays inside the advertising cushion and takes the catch. Cummins gets his third!
415.415.4: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! Slammed! Fuller around off, Pant creams it through covers for a boundary. 
015.315.3: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, NOT OUT! The ball has missed the bat and clipped the shoulder on its way to the keeper. Cummins knew it but it was a hopeful review from Morgan. Slowish bumper from Cummins! Rishabh looks to play but is surprised by the bounce on it. It kisses his shoulder and goes to the keeper. The Kolkata players appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Cummins turns his back but Morgan reviews it. Replays find that it misses the bat and clipped the shoulder.
015.215.2: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, OUT! CAUGHT! Cummins has something to smile about. End of a fabulous knock from Shaw. He has played a ripper and we all know he deserves the Man of the Match award for this. He was looking to finish this game quickly so that his team could boost their run rate but in looking to do so, he has perished.  Short ball around off, Shaw looks to slam it over on the off side. He lost his shape and control as he looks to hit it. He slices it in the air. Rana keeps his eyes on the ball and dives to take a good catch.
015.115.1: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, Back of a length ball on middle, Shaw blocks it.
15 Overs | Runs : 146/1 | Run rate : 9.73
014.714.6: Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant, Dot to end! Length and around off, played back to the bowler.
614.614.5: Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant, SIX! Not off the middle but Delhi and Pant won't mind. Banged short and on middle, Pant looks to pull. Ends up getting a top edge and the ball flies over fine leg for half a dozen.
414.514.4: Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant, FOUR! One bounce and into the fence. Full and around off, Pant clears his fornt leg and whacks it over mid-wicket for a boundary.
214.414.3: Prasidh Krishna to Rishabh Pant, Two for Pant. Fuller and around middle, flicked wide of deep square leg for two.
014.314.2: Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw, Full toss on middle and leg, Shaw moves inside the crease and tries to ramp it on the leg side. Fails to connect. The keeper dives to his left to stop. They sneak a bye.
014.214.2: Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw, Banged short and on middle, Shaw sits under it. Called no ball for height. Free Hit time.
014.114.1: Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw, Short ball, outside off, Shaw looks to slam it over the off side but misses.
14 Overs | Runs : 132/1 | Run rate : 9.43
013.613.6: Pat Cummins to Rishabh Pant, Dot to end the over! Length and around off, Pant blocks it.
013.513.5: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, OUT! LBW! Cummins gets a wicket. Dhawan has been removed. A low full toss, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit plumb in front. An appeal and the umpire raises his finger. Dhawan walks off. A sensible knock from him, provided he had Shaw going all-guns-blazing at the other end.
013.413.4: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Excellent stop! Length ball, wide outside off, Dhawan cuts but Gill dives to his left and saves a certain boundary.
613.313.3: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, SIX! Dhawan says even I am playing this game. What a shot from him. Takes on the short ball and depositis it over deep square leg for a biggie.
113.213.2: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, Short and just outside off, punched to deep cover for one.
213.113.1: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, Back of a length and around middle, clipped wide of fine leg for two.
13 Overs | Runs : 123/0 | Run rate : 9.46
112.712.6: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Flat and just outside off, punched to deep cover for one. 32 needed in 42 balls.
012.612.6: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, WIDE! Slipped down the leg side. Shaw looks to work it on the leg side but misses. DK appeals but umpire wides it.
112.512.5: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Short and on the pads, clipped through square leg for one.
012.412.4: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, Dhawan looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad.
112.312.3: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Flat and around off, Shaw advances and pushes it to long off for one.
012.212.2: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Short and wide, Shaw cuts but finds point this time.
612.112.1: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! TAKE THAT! Shaw wants to finish things off quickly here. A short ball, around middle, Shaw hammers it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
12 Overs | Runs : 113/0 | Run rate : 9.42
111.711.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Another slam to deep point this time by Shaw. He keeps the strike. 
111.611.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat outside off, Dhawan slices it to deep point for a run. 
111.511.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Shorter on off, Shaw punches it to long off for a run. 
111.411.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flights one on off, Shiggy pushes it to cover for one.
011.311.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, NOT OUT! Dhawan is well in! Varun misses his line and bowls one down the leg side. DK whips the bails off but Dhawan has not gone anywhere outside his crease.
011.211.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, This time Dhawan cuts it to backward point. 
411.111.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Delhi are in a hurry and this loss is going to put a massive dent in Kolkata's net run rate.  Short outside off, Dhawan cuts it behind point for a boundary.
11 Overs | Runs : 104/0 | Run rate : 9.45
110.610.6: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Flighted on off, Dhawan taps it to cover and sneaks a quick run.
110.510.5: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Tossed up on off, Shaw sweeps it to deep mid-wicket and trudges to the other end. 
110.410.4: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Flighted on the pads, Dhawan turns it to the on side for one.
110.310.3: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Follows the boundary with a single via a knock to long on.
410.210.2: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Short and punished! Short on middle, Shaw pulls it through square leg for a boundary.
110.110.1: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated around off, Dhawan looks to sweep but gets a top edge which falls shrt of fine leg for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 95/0 | Run rate : 9.5
19.69.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Around off and short, Dhawan cuts it to deep point and keeps the strike. Delhi are 95/0 and need just another 60 off the remaining 10 overs.
19.59.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Floated on middle, Shaw comes down the track and mistimes it. It is Shaw's day as this one falls short of long on.
19.49.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, On off, milked to long off for one.
19.39.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Flighted around off, Shaw hits it uppishly but away from the bowler for one.
69.29.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, DROPPED AND SIX! A tough chance but Gill might feel he should have taken that! Tossed up on off, Shaw hits it over long off. Gill at long off, jumps, gets his hands to it but it bursts through it and goes over the ropes.
19.19.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Short around off, Dhawan runs it down to third man for a run.
9 Overs | Runs : 84/0 | Run rate : 9.33
18.68.6: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter on middle and off, Dhawan pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. Just 3 off the over. An over without a boundary. A rarity in this innings.
18.58.5: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Shortish on middle, Shaw works it behind square on the leg side for a run. 
18.48.4: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated on off, Dhawan sweeps it with the spin to deep square leg for one. 
08.38.3: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Another cut but once again to point.
08.28.2: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Shorter outside off, Dhawan cuts it but finds point. 
08.18.1: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Floated on middle, Dhawan tucks it to the on side. 
8 Overs | Runs : 81/0 | Run rate : 10.13
07.67.6: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, Back of a length ball on middle, Shaw blocks it to see off the over.
07.57.5: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, Bouncer! A typical pace bowler's response. Shaw ducks under it.
47.47.4: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw continues to toil with the Kolkata bowlers. He is putting them under the sword! Full around off, int he slot. Shaw punches it over mid off for a boundary.
17.37.3: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Follows the boundary with a single towards long on.
47.27.2: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Runs keep leaking and Kolkata are unable to find a way to stop this leakage! Length delivery around off, Dhawan just uses deft touch and runs it down fine down the third man for a boundary.
17.17.1: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, FIFTY FOR SHAW! What an innings this has been! What a turnaround in performance this has been from the young man. Dropped from the national side after a poor outing in Australia but he has gone back to the domestic circuit, toiled hard, regained his form, and now he is taking this league by storm. On the pads, Shaw flicks it to the leg side and gets a single to bring up a fantastic fifty.
7 Overs | Runs : 71/0 | Run rate : 10.14
06.66.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and around off, pushed to point.
06.56.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat and just outside off, Dhawan looks to cut but mistimes it on the off side.
26.46.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Dropped short, Dhawan pulls it wide of deep square leg and scampers back for two.
16.36.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, A single now and Shaw moves to 49. Short and just outside off, Shaw punches it to sweeper cover for a single.
16.26.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat and around off, punched to long off for one.
06.16.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and just outside off, Dhawan looks to cut. The ball takes the outside edge and goes to short third man on the bounce.
6 Overs | Runs : 67/0 | Run rate : 11.17
05.65.6: Pat Cummins to Prithvi Shaw, No, he can't! Excellent over from Pat. Just a run. He bangs the last ball short. Shaw sits under it. 88 needed in 84 balls.
15.55.5: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Takes the single now as he tucks this shortish ball towards mid-wicket. Just a run from the over. Will Shaw ruin it for Cummins now?
05.45.4: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, One more dot! Length and around middle, Dhawan work it towards the leg side. Thinks for a single but they opt against it.
05.35.3: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Good length and around off, Dhawan blocks it.
05.25.2: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Fullish and around off, pushed to mid off.
05.15.1: Pat Cummins to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and outside off, drilled but straight to point.
5 Overs | Runs : 66/0 | Run rate : 13.2
44.64.6: Prasidh Krishna to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Nicely done! This is just high class batting. Shortish and around off, Shaw hangs on the back foot and then manages to poke the ball between backward point and short third man. The ball races away to the fence. The last ball spoils the over. Shaw is jus 2 shy of a sensational half-century.
14.54.5: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Just a single. Short and wide outside off, it is cut to deep point for one. Just 5 from the over so far. Can he end it well?
04.44.4: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Shortish and around the body, Dhawan looks to pull but he is a bit late. Gets a blow on the body. Good over so far.
04.34.3: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Length ball on middle, worked on the leg side.
04.24.2: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Full and around middle, Dhawan looks to flick but the ball turns in his hand a touch. The ball takes the outer half and goes to the off side.
44.14.1: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Glorious! Runs flowing here! Dhawan this time and he once again welcomes Krishna into the attack with a boundary. Full ball, outside off, Dhawan drives it through the covers for a boundary.
4 Overs | Runs : 57/0 | Run rate : 14.25
23.63.6: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Two to end the 4th over. Full and on middle, it is flicked wide of deep mid-wicket for a brace. 14 off the over.
43.53.5: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Up and over again! This is exquisite batting from Shaw. Narine once again tosses it up and bowls it wide. Shaw is able to get under it and he carves it over cover-point this time. No protection in the deep. Another boundary. He moves into the 40s.
63.43.4: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, SIX! BANG! 50 up for Kolkata inside 4 overs. Tossed up and outside off, Shaw reaches out and launches it over extra cover for a biggie. Another big over. Still two balls left.
13.33.3: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat and around off, Dhawan turns it to the on side and gets to the other end.
03.23.2: Sunil Narine to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat and around off, pushed to cover for nothing.
13.13.1: Sunil Narine to Prithvi Shaw, Flat and around middle, punched to long on for one. Sensible from Shaw. Playing the balls as per its merit here.
3 Overs | Runs : 43/0 | Run rate : 14.33
02.62.6: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Dot to end! A better over for Kolkata. Length ball around off, it is pushed to point. 8 off this one. Maybe better because Shaw didn't face a single ball in this one.
22.52.5: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Two more! Very full and outside off, Dhawan squeezes it to the right side of the man at deep point. The fielder does well to make a sliding stop to his right. Two taken. Cummins was the fielder in the deep.
02.42.4: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Play and a miss! Slightly short and angling away. Dhawan looks to drive but misses.
22.32.3: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Goes full and wide, Good length and around off, Dhawan pokes it wide of deep point and scampers back for two.
02.22.2: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, Prasidh gets the line and length right this time. It is around off and on a good length, played back to the bowler.
42.12.1: Prasidh Krishna to Shikhar Dhawan, FOUR! Dhawan wants to join the act now as he greets Krishna with a lovely cover drive. Full and wide to begin from Prashid. Dhawan needs no invitation as he gets down on his back knee and nails the drive through the covers. Too easy for him.
2 Overs | Runs : 35/0 | Run rate : 17.5
21.71.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Looped up and just around off, it is chipped over the bowler's head. Mid off chases it down and keeps it to two. 10 off the 2nd over.
01.61.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, A dot! Yes, a dot here. Floated on middle, Shaw flicks it to square leg.
41.51.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! There goes Shaw again! 7th boundary in 9 balls for him. There is absolutely nothing wrong about the ball. Flat and just around off, Shaw makes a bit of room and cuts it through backward point. The ball races away to the fence.
11.41.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, On middle, worked on the leg side for a quick run.
01.31.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, WIDE! Chakaravarthy misses the line and fires it down the leg side. Dhawan looks to paddle it but misses. Good from DK again as he moved with the ball to his right to collect it.
11.21.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Prithvi Shaw, Shaw takes a single. Yes, just a single. Varun bowls this short and around middle, Shaw punches it to long on and moves to 25 off just 7 balls.
11.11.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shikhar Dhawan, Flat and around off, Dhawan tucks it to mid-wicket and gets off strike. Looks like he too wants to see Shaw from the other end.
1 Overs | Runs : 25/0 | Run rate : 25
40.70.6: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Yes he can! 25 off the over! 6 boundaries on the trot! What a start for Delhi!  They are indeed roaring in this game and this season! Full around off, Shaw leans forward and lifts it over covers beautifully to get his 6th boundary off the over.
40.60.5: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! It is raining boundaries here from the bat of Shaw. He is bored of hitting it through covers so now he has gone through point. Good length ball outside off, Shaw slaps it through point for a boundary. He his 6 boundaries off Southee a couple of seasons back, can he do it again?
40.50.4: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw is in ominous form here! Slower ball which is a low full toss. Shaw slams it through covers for a boundary. 17 off the over already and Mavi is under the pump.
40.40.3: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! WOW! When this young man is in flow, there is hardly anything that is more beautiful than watching him bat! Full outside off, Shaw leans forward and drives it through covers. He did not time it well but there is an acre of space and it goes to the fence.
40.30.2: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Another boundary! What a bat swing from Shaw! Mavi goes full on middle, Shaw flicks it as if he is swinging his sword and the ball races to the mid-wicket fence.
40.20.1: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, FOUR! Shaw and Delhi are off the mark in style! Slightly fuller and coming back in. Shaw commits to the shot and goes uppishly straight down the ground and gets a boundary. 
00.10.1: Shivam Mavi to Prithvi Shaw, WIDE! Wild start from Mavi! Misses his line completely and bowls one well down the leg side. Marvelous effort from DK as he dives to his left and saves it from being FIVE WIDES. 
Kolkata Knight Riders First innings
Andre Russell45 | 27)*
Pat Cummins(11 | 13)
Avesh Khan4|0|31|1
619.619.6: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, SIX! KABOOM! Russell finishes it off in style! A solid finish from Russell and Kolkata have something to bowl at! Low full toss on off, Russell gets under it and hits it long and high over the bowler's head for a biggie. 13 off the final over. KOLKATA FINISH WITH 154/6!
119.519.5: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Another gem of a yorker. Cummins can just jams it to the on side for one.
119.419.4: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, Good stop from Smith! Low full toss around off, Russell slams it powerfully to the right of long off. Both Russell and Cummins are ball watching. Smith runs to his right and saves a boundary. The ball-watching from the two Kolkata players sees it be just a one. 
119.319.3: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Good ball! Low full toss on middle, Cummins clips it to fine leg and gets the big man on strike.
419.219.2: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, FOUR! Good shot! Full around off it is in the slot. Cummins slams it through covers for a boundary.
019.119.1: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Very full outside off, Cummins swings and misses. Dot ball!
19 Overs | Runs : 141/6 | Run rate : 7.42
618.718.6: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, SIX! Russell-Mania has arrived in Ahmedabad! The question is, is it too late? Rabada misses his yorker and bowls it in the slot. Russell smokes it over the cow corner fence for a biggie.
618.618.5: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, SIX! BOOM! Slower ball from Rabada. But it is in the slot and Russell picks the change of pace too. He tonks it straight down the ground for a biggie.
018.518.4: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Swing and a miss! Brilliant stop from Pant too! Full outside leg, Russell moves away and swings hard at it but does not connect. Pant behind the stumps, dives to his left and makes a good stop.
418.418.3: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, FOUR! Mistimed but in the gap! Full toss on middle and off, Russell swings and gets it away from deep mid-wicket for a boundary.
018.318.2: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, A huge swing but a big miss! Slower short ball outside off, Russell throws his bat at it as he looks to pull. Unfortunately, he connects with nothing.
118.218.1: Kagiso Rabada to Pat Cummins, Full toss around the waist height. Cummins mistimes it to deep mid-wikcet for one. The umpire deems it to be a fair delivery so no signal from him. 
018.118.1: Kagiso Rabada to Pat Cummins, WIDE! KG misses his line and sprays it down the leg side. Cummins looks to swing but misses. Wided by the umpire. 
18 Overs | Runs : 124/6 | Run rate : 6.89
217.617.6: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, Yorker wide outside off. Russell manages to guide it past the in-field and get a couple as the man at deep third man cleans it up before the ropes.
417.517.5: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, FOUR! Powered away! In the slot outside off, Russell throws his muscle behind this and the ball races away to the fence at cover.
117.417.4: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Length ball around off, Cummins hits it across the line but with no timing. Just a run. Russell gets the strike after a long, long time but he too has not been at his lethal best.
017.317.3: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Top-notch from Avesh! Another yorker outside off, Cummins cannot get bat on ball.
017.217.2: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, Yorker outside off, Cummins cannot get it away. Fantastic from the youngster.
017.117.1: Avesh Khan to Pat Cummins, FOUR LEG BYES! Full on the pads, Cummins looks to flick but it kisses his pad and goes fine down the leg side and to the fence. Does not matter how the runs come as long as they keep coming. 
17 Overs | Runs : 116/6 | Run rate : 6.82
116.616.6: Axar Patel to Pat Cummins, Single to end the over. Short on middle, Cummins knocks it to long on and keeps the strike. Decent day at the office for Axar. He finishes with 2/32 from his 4.
216.516.5: Axar Patel to Pat Cummins, Flighted on off, Cummins drives it away from sweeper cover and gets an easy two to get off the mark.
016.416.4: Axar Patel to Pat Cummins, Shorter on off, Cummins pushes it to the fielder.
016.316.3: Axar Patel to Pat Cummins, Flatter on off, Pat pushes it back to the bowler.
016.216.2: Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! LBW! Dinesh Karthik perishes and right now Kolkata's hope of a grandstand are slowly perishing as well. DK fails to deliver yet again. Kolkata slide further into trouble here. Axar smartly pulls his length back and pitches it around off. It comes in with the angle as this is bowled quicker too.  Karthik looks to play the reverse hit over short third man but he misses and gets hit on the pad. An appeal follows and the umpire raises his finger.  DK reviews it but it does not help him as Ultra Edge first shows no spike and Ball Tracker shows three reds.
416.116.1: Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Good shot but cannot rest on it though. Kolkata need a lot more of these. Floated on off, Karthik sweeps it flat and powerfully through the cow corner region for a boundary. 
16 Overs | Runs : 105/5 | Run rate : 6.56
115.615.6: Ishant Sharma to Dinesh Karthik, Single to end the over. Very full and outside off, Karthik moves on the off side and looks to sweep. The ball takes the outer half and goes to the off side.
015.515.5: Ishant Sharma to Dinesh Karthik, Dot. Short and around off, DK goes for the pull. He is a bit too early and ends up getting it off the toe end. The ball rolls near the pitch on the off side.
115.415.4: Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell, A single now. Low full toss, Russell drills it to long on for one.
015.315.3: Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell, Good comeback from Ishant! Wide yorker. Russell looks to squeeze it on the off side but misses.
615.215.2: Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell, SIX! BANG! Russell connects this one alright. First maximum for Dre Russ. This should get him going. A full ball, right in the slot. He slogs it high in the air and it is long as well.
215.115.1: Ishant Sharma to Andre Russell, Low full toss, flicked wide of long on for two. 6,000 T20 runs for Russell.
15 Overs | Runs : 95/5 | Run rate : 6.33
614.614.6: Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik, SIX! The last ball spoils the over. Loopy ball outside off, DK gets down and drags it over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.
014.514.5: Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik, A dot now! Good bowling from Axar. Just 3 off the over so far. On the pads, DK looks to pull but misses to get hit on the pad.
114.414.4: Axar Patel to Andre Russell, One more single. On off, Russell pokes it to the off side and gets to the other end.
114.314.3: Axar Patel to Dinesh Karthik, On the pads, tucked to mid on for a quick run.
114.214.2: Axar Patel to Andre Russell, Flat again and around middle, punched to deep cover for one.
014.114.1: Axar Patel to Andre Russell, Flat and around off, played back to the bowler.
14 Overs | Runs : 86/5 | Run rate : 6.14
113.613.6: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Short and wide outside off, slapped to deep cover for one.
013.513.5: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Swing and a miss! Good length and around off and middle, Rabada has rolled his fingers on this one. Russell goes for the pull but makes no connection.
113.413.4: Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, One more single! Shortish and around off, Karthik hops and pokes it towards backward point. A single taken
113.313.3: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Low full toss, driven to long on for one.
113.213.2: Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Shortish and around off, DK pokes it through point to open his account.
013.113.1: Kagiso Rabada to Dinesh Karthik, Good length and around off, punched to mid off.
13 Overs | Runs : 82/5 | Run rate : 6.31
012.612.6: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, OUT! TAKEN! Avesh strikes. Set Gill has been sent packing. Another fine catch from Smith. Gill once again has played a very slow knock and when it was time for him to go big, he has fallen. He once again makes room. The bowler follows him and serves him a full ball. Gill goes for the slog on the leg side but he miscues it off the toe end. The ball goes to the right of Smith. The Aussie moves that side swiftly to pouch the chance. Half the side for Kolkata back in the hut.
112.512.5: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, A single now! Very full and around off, Russell jams it to id off and takes one.
012.412.4: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, Bouncer down the leg side. Russell sits under it. Russell is surprised that this is not called wide.
112.312.3: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Shortish and around off, pushed down to long on for one.
112.212.2: Avesh Khan to Andre Russell, Aroound off, poked to point for a single.
112.112.1: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Gill makes room. Avesh follows him. The length ball is pushed down to long on for one.
12 Overs | Runs : 78/4 | Run rate : 6.5
011.611.6: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Lovely yorker around middle, Russell keeps it out. Just 3 off the over.
011.511.5: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Swing and a miss! Short and just outside off, it was the slower one. Russell goes for the pull but makes no connection. They think for the review as Pant was appealing. Didn't go for it eventually. Good call as replay showed there wasn't any wood.
111.411.4: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, A single now! Short and just around off, Shubhman taps it towards cover and takes one. Good running this time.
011.311.3: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Around off on a length, Gill looks to work it on the leg side but the ball takes the outer half and goes to the off side.
111.211.2: Kagiso Rabada to Andre Russell, Russell is off the mark. A high toss. He is caught by surprise as he works it to mid-wicket for one.
111.111.1: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Direct hit and Gill would've been walking home! Full and around off, he chips it to mid off. It goes to Smith on the bounce. They go for the single. Smith has a shy at the non-striker's end. He misses. Gill was a goner had he hit.
11 Overs | Runs : 75/4 | Run rate : 6.82
010.610.6: Lalit Yadav to Andre Russell, Flat and short outside off. Russell looks to stand and deliver but misses.
010.510.5: Lalit Yadav to Andre Russell, On the pads, Russell flicks it but finds mid-wicket.
010.410.4: Lalit Yadav to Sunil Narine, OUT! BOWLED! Golden duck for Narine and the ploy to send him before Karthik and Russell falls flat on the face. Silver duck for number 4, followed by a golden duck to number 5. What a comeback this has been for Lalit.  2 wickets and a catch already in this game. Floated delivery on middle and off. He gets some purchase off the surface. It spins a little bit away from Narine. He looks to play but misses. Lalit does not as he hits the off stump.
110.310.3: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Darted fuller on middle, Gill turns it to the on side for one.
010.210.2: Lalit Yadav to Eoin Morgan, OUT! CAUGHT! Lalit's impressive game continues as he sends back the Kolkata skipper for a silver duck.  Very good catch from Smith and he has made it look easy. Good captaincy from Pant too as he has persisted with Lalit and is spot on with his field placement too. Tossed up on middle, Morgan looks to go inside-out over extra cover. He does not time it well. Smith in the deep there covers a lot of distance to his right and takes a good catch.
110.110.1: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Short on middle, Gill clips it in front of square on the leg side for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 73/2 | Run rate : 7.3
19.69.6: Marcus Stoinis to Shubman Gill, Good stop from Hetmyer! Full toss around off, Gill drives it to the right of short extra cover. Hetmyer there dives and saves runs for his side. He parries it away which allows the batters to get at least one. Slow first half for Kolkata. They are 73/1 at the halfway mark of this innings.
29.59.5: Marcus Stoinis to Shubman Gill, Length ball outside off, Gill taps it through point. Ishant Sharma runs to his right from third man and stops it with a syumble. Two taken.
09.49.4: Marcus Stoinis to Eoin Morgan, On the pads, Morgan looks to flick but misses. It clips his pad and goes to the leg side for a leg bye.
09.39.3: Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! CAUGHT! Stoinis strikes in his first over and Tripathi's struggle comes to an end. Full and wide outside off, Tripathi looks to slam it over cover-point. He does not get in position to play that shot though. He throws his hands at it and just slices it to the man in the deep. Lalit Yadav is a very good fielder and he was never going to drop those. He accepts a simple catch.
49.29.2: Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi, EDGED AND FOUR! Full and wide outside off, Tripathi swings but gets an outside edge which takes the ball over short third man. No one in the deep there so easy for Tripathi.  Much needed boundary for Rahul. 
09.19.1: Marcus Stoinis to Rahul Tripathi, Play and a miss! Tripathi's struggle continues. We saw Dube earlier in the day and Warner struggle and that cost their sides the game.  He looks to put pressure on Stoinis straightaway. He comes down the track but misses. 
9 Overs | Runs : 65/1 | Run rate : 7.22
18.68.6: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Just 7 off the over and Lalit's impressive start to the game continues. The last ball is fuller on leg, Tripathi cannot get a boundary. He takes a single at long on to keep the strike. 15 off 14 for Tripathi. Needs to change gears here.
18.58.5: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Around the pads, Shubman turns it to the on side for one.
18.48.4: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Darted fuller on leg, Tripathi churns a single at long on.
28.38.3: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Tossed up on middle, Tripathi comes down the track and whips it away from deep mid-wicket for an easy brace.
18.28.2: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Quicker on middle, Gill works it to deep mid-wicket for one. 
18.18.1: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Full toss on off, Tripathi milks it through extra cover for one. 
8 Overs | Runs : 58/1 | Run rate : 7.25
67.67.6: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, SIX! SMOKED! Just what Kolkata needed! Flighted on off, Gill gets down on his knee and slog sweeps it right off the meat of the bat over mid-wicket for a biggie. 
07.57.5: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter on middle, Gill comes down the track and blocks it to the right of the bowler.
17.47.4: Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi, Tripathi is struggling for timing here. Floated on off, Tripathi hits it uppishly towards long on for one.
17.37.3: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Around off, Gill milks it to cover for a run.
07.27.2: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flatter on off, Gill blocks it.
17.17.1: Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi, Flighted on off, Tripathi comes down the track and chips it away from the bowler to long off for one.
7 Overs | Runs : 49/1 | Run rate : 7
16.66.6: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Excellent start for Lalit! Just 4 off his first and the first post Powerplay over. The last ball is slightly short but not too short. Tripathi pulls it but it is not short enough for that shot. He hits it to long on for one.
06.56.5: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Flatter on off, Tripathi pushes it back to the bowler.
16.46.4: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Floated on off, Gill knocks it to long on for one.
06.36.3: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Short and this one comes a bit quicker with some extra bounce. Gill half commits to the shot. It goes uppishly but falls well in front of Lalit.
16.26.2: Lalit Yadav to Rahul Tripathi, Tossed up on off, Tripathi hits it dead straight but does not time it well. Gets a single. 
16.16.1: Lalit Yadav to Shubman Gill, Flatter on off, Gill clips it to deep mid-wicket for one. 
6 Overs | Runs : 45/1 | Run rate : 7.5
05.65.6: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, On the pads, Gill look to flick but misses to get hit on the pad. They sneak a leg bye as the ball goes on the leg side.
45.55.5: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Gill bags another boundary. That wasn't too far from the mid on fielder there. Rabada threw himself to take the catch but failed to get hand to it. Gill makes roo and Ishant followed him. Gill chips this one. The mid on fielder runs ot his right and throws himself that side to catch but misses. And the ball races away to the fence.
15.45.4: Ishant Sharma to Rahul Tripathi, Length ball aroud middle, flicked to the leg side for one.
15.35.3: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, NOT OUT! Gill is home! Full and around off, he pushes it to mid off and calls for a single. The fielder from mid off scores a direct hit at the non-striker's end. The third umpire has been called for. Replays show Gill is safe.
45.25.2: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, FOUR! SHOT! A low full toss, Gill strokes it through the covers for another boundary. 6 off the first two balls of the final over of the Powerplay.
25.15.1: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Full and on the pads, flicked wide of deep square leg for a brace.
5 Overs | Runs : 32/1 | Run rate : 6.4
44.64.6: Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Tripathi ends the over well for Kolkata. A gorgeous drive through the covers. Full and wide outside off, Rahul creams it through the covers and finds the fence.
14.54.5: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Length ball, around off, played to id on for nothing. Just 3 from the over so far.
04.44.4: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Low full toss, driven back to the bowler. Avesh uses his feet to stop.
14.34.3: Avesh Khan to Rahul Tripathi, Tripathi is underway! Short and around off, Tripathi moves inside the crease and looks to paddle it. Fails to make the best of connection as it goes to short fine leg. Single taken.
14.24.2: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, On the pads, flicked to deep square leg for one.
04.14.1: Avesh Khan to Shubman Gill, Good length and just around off, Gill comes down the track and looks to punch. Mistimes it to to mid off.
4 Overs | Runs : 25/1 | Run rate : 6.25
03.63.6: Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi, Dot to end the successful over from Axar. On the pads, Rahul looks to flick but misses to get hit on the pad.
03.53.5: Axar Patel to Rahul Tripathi, Flat and just around off, pushed to the off side.
03.43.4: Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, OUT! STUMPED! Axar gets his man next ball. Terrific bowling. He tossses the ball up and bowls it wide, Rana jumps out of the crease trying to hammer it over long off. The ball spins away from him and he cannot make a connection. Pant, behind the sticks, does the rest. Excellent comeback from Axar.
63.33.3: Axar Patel to Nitish Rana, SIX! WOW! What a shot! Axar floats this one around off and middle, Rana switches hands and slams it over point for a biggie. That is some shot.
13.23.2: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Fired on the pads, clipped to sqaure leg for a run.
03.13.1: Axar Patel to Shubman Gill, Flat and around middle, Gill tucks it to the on side.
3 Overs | Runs : 18/0 | Run rate : 6
12.62.6: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Single to end the over! Length and on middle, Gill works it towards mid-wicket and calls for a single.
02.52.5: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Around off on a length, Gill blocks.
42.42.4: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, FOUR! First boundary for Gill. Ishant bowls this one short and around off, Gill advances down and smacks it through mid off for a boundary.
12.32.3: Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana, On middle, pushed on the off side for one.
12.22.2: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Shortish and just around off, Gill dabs it on the off side and takes a single.
12.12.1: Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana, Good length and just outside off, punched to mid off for one.
2 Overs | Runs : 10/0 | Run rate : 5
11.61.6: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, Good length and just outside off, poked to deep point for one. 6 off the 2nd over.
41.51.5: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, FOUR! That's a good response from the batsman. A slower one from Rabada, this one is on a shortish length and it is just outside of, Rana pulls it over mid-wicket and finds the fence.
01.41.4: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, Another lovely ball. A yorker this time. Rana manages to dig it out.
01.31.3: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, That'a jaffa! Length and just around off, it moves just a hint. Rana stays on the back foot and tries to poke it towards third man. Misses. Lucky not to edge it behind.
01.21.2: Kagiso Rabada to Nitish Rana, Outside off on a length, pushed to point.
11.11.1: Kagiso Rabada to Shubman Gill, Rabada starts with a length ball around off, Gill pushes it to the right side of mid off for a single.
1 Overs | Runs : 4/0 | Run rate : 4
00.60.6: Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana, Dot to end! Very good first over from Ishant. Just outside off on a length, Rana taps it to point.
10.50.5: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Another ball on the pads, Gill this time flicks it to deep square leg and gets to the other end. 4 singles in the over so far.
00.40.4: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Missed out! That was down the leg side and Gill could only flick it to the man at short fine leg.
10.30.3: Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana, On middle, Rana tucks it to deep square leg for one.
10.20.2: Ishant Sharma to Shubman Gill, Gill is up and running too. Good length and just outside off, Gill pokes it towards backward point and calls for a quick single. There is a direct hit at the striker's end but Rana was well in.
10.10.1: Ishant Sharma to Nitish Rana, Rana and Kolkata are underway! A length ball around middle, Rana tucks it towards mid-wicket and takes one.
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