Indian T20 Commentary

Kolkata VS Cricket Commentary

Match 4501-Oct-2021

165/720.0 oversRun rate: 8.25
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168/519.3 oversRun rate: 8.62
Punjab Kings beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 5 wickets
Punjab Kings First innings
Shahrukh Khan22 | 9)*
Fabian Allen(0 | 0)
Venkatesh Iyer2.3|0|30|1
619.319.3: Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, DROPPED AND SIX! Oh wow! What a way to get the win for Punjab. It was very close between these two but KL Rahul's team has edged forward in this clash. It could have been another wicket but the fumble from the fielder in the deep means that Kolkata end up on the losing side. This is bowled slightly shorter, around off, Shahrukh Khan pumps this one hard towards the deep mid-wicket region, Rahul Tripathi in the deep, runs across to his left, takes the catch too but fumbles and drops the ball over the ropes. PUNJAB WIN BY 5 WICKETS! 
019.219.2: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, OUT! TAKEN! What have you done, Rahul? He loses his wicket at the absolute wrong time and Punjab's fate is still on a hinge. KL put in all the hard yards but he is unable to close the game out for his team. Around off and middle, on a length, not a lot of pace to work with for KL, who moves to the leg side and lofts this one towards long off. Shivam Mavi pouches this one safely in the deep. 4 needed from 4 balls! 
119.119.1: Venkatesh Iyer to Shahrukh Khan, Outside off, on a length, Khan looks to slap it away but gets the toe-end of the bat to short third man for one. 4 needed from 5 now. 
19 Overs | Runs : 161/4 | Run rate : 8.47
418.618.6: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, FOUR! Not how Mavi would have wanted to end the over and now, Punjab are very close to the finish line. A juicy full toss, around off, KL Rahul smacks this one over point and the ball bounces once, before going past the ropes. Just 5 more needed from the last 6 balls! 
118.518.5: Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, Full this time, on off, jammed out through the mid on region for one. 
118.418.4: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, A full toss, around off, KL eases this one down to long on for a single. 
018.318.3: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, NOT OUT! A lifeline for Rahul and he will be hoping to make it count and take his team past the line. Another slower ball this time, around off, on a length, KL Rahul anticipates this one well and goes back, waits, and then thumps this one to the deep mid-wicket region. As soon as he has hit that, you know that it does not have enough to cross the ropes. Rahul Tripathi runs ahead from the deep, dives forward, gets his hands down and takes this one superbly. The on-field umpires just want to ensure that this is a clean catch as it could have bounced before he took it, or his hands could not have been underneath the ball when he took it. The TV umpire has a look at the replays and asks for different angles as it is hard to really make a decision based on one viewing. After having a few looks, the TV umpire feels that the ball was touching the ground. The batsmen didn't cross and it's a dot ball.
018.218.2: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, KL will feel like he missed out! A slower full toss, way outside off, Rahul gets low and looks to work this to the leg side but fails to connect. 
418.118.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, EDGY FOUR! Fortune. Luck for KL and Punjab and this is a great start to the over. A full toss, around off, angling in, Rahul looks to drive it through the line, but the ball takes the outside edge, beats the short third man fielder's dive and runs away to the ropes. 
18 Overs | Runs : 151/4 | Run rate : 8.39
117.617.6: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Around off this time, slower too, shortish, KL Rahul waits for it and then looks to cut. But, only manages a thin outside edge, which finds Dinesh Karthik on the bounce. DK fumbles and they take one. The short fine leg fielder misses his shy at the bowler's end and KL Rahul wants one more but Khan has overrun and he denies the extra run. 15 more needed from 12 balls. 
117.517.5: Tim Southee to Shahrukh Khan, Slower, back of a length, around off, Khan taps this to backward point. Rahul wants one and Khan hesitates, then, charges through. The fielder has a shy at the non-striker's end but misses. 
417.417.4: Tim Southee to Shahrukh Khan, FOUR! That was hit with venom. So powerful. Around off on a length, Shahrukh Khan thumps this one very, very hard through covers and beats the fielder in the deep to his right. 
117.317.3: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Slower this time, on a length around off, pulled hard, but on the bounce to the man at long on. Just one. 
117.217.2: Tim Southee to Shahrukh Khan, On the pads this time, whipped to fine leg for a single. 
117.117.1: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, In between the two fielders! Should have been taken, really. On middle, on a length, Rahul paddles this one to the leg side but gets it away off the inner edge. Dinesh Karthik runs behind and the fielder from short fine leg runs ahead, but, there is no communication between these two and the ball lands in between them. One run. 
17 Overs | Runs : 142/4 | Run rate : 8.35
016.616.6: Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, Shortish and close to off, Shahrukh Khan punches it from the back foot to point. 11 from the over, 24 needed off 18 balls.
616.516.5: Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, SIX! ALMOST A MIND-BLOWING CATCH FROM VENKATESH IYER! Ohhhhh, would have been a wonderful catch, but, it will be a biggie instead. Shivam Mavi strays and serves a shortish length ball on middle and leg, Shahrukh Khan smashes this one nicely towards the deep square leg region. It looks to be going over the fence but Venkatesh Iyer has other plans. He stretches out his right hand, gets the ball too, but realizes that he is going past the boundary line. Iyer throws the ball back up, but not away from the ropes. He is stuck there on the fence and the ball falls back to him.
216.416.4: Shivam Mavi to Shahrukh Khan, A good shot for a couple! Shortish, way outside off, Khan times his punch past point nicely for a brace. 
016.316.3: Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda, OUT! TAKEN! Another one falls for Punjab. They have been known to choke and lose the games from a winning position. Is this another one of those stories? Hooda is not able to make an impact. On a fuller length, again, on middle and leg, and it's a cutter. Deepak Hooda whips this one powerfully towards deep mid-wicket, but, he does not manage to generate enough power to clear the fence. Rahul Tripathi holds onto this catch in the deep. 32 needed in 21 balls! 
216.216.2: Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda, On a length, around middle and leg, Deepak Hooda whips this one off his pads to the deep square leg region. Venkatesh Iyer runs to his left, slides, and stops the ball. Two taken. The TV umpire has a look to ensure that Iyer's foot made no contact with the ropes and the replays show that it was a clean save. 
116.116.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Pace off from Mavi, on a fuller length outside off, Rahul drives this through point for a single. 
16 Overs | Runs : 131/3 | Run rate : 8.19
015.815.6: Sunil Narine to Deepak Hooda, A dot to end the 16th over. A touch shorter, around off, Hooda punches this to the cover fielder. Narine is done with his spell. 35 more needed in 24 balls. 
115.715.5: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Flatter, around off, skidding away, KL pulls this one, along the ground, through mid-wicket for one. 
115.615.4: Sunil Narine to Deepak Hooda, Hooda gets off the mark right away! Outside off, flatter, pushed through covers for one. 
015.515.3: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, OUT! CAUGHT! This is straight down the throat of Shubman Gill in the deep! He did not have to move an inch and Markram's knock comes to an end. It looked like it would go all the way past the ropes but it is not meant to be for the Protea. Narine serves this flatter and quicker outside off, Aiden Markram flat-bats this one powerfully over covers. It looks to be going for a biggie but Gill ensures that it does not. 37 more needed in 27 balls. 
015.415.3: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, WIDE. Flatter and quicker outside off, Aiden makes a leave. Wide signalled. 
615.315.2: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, SIX! HO! HO! HO! That is a monster hit! The sound that came when the bat connected with the ball was indication enough of where this was going! Fuller, floated, on middle, Aiden Markram smokes this one over the deep mid-wicket fence. 
015.215.2: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, WIDE. Way outside off, outside the tramline too. Left alone. 
015.115.1: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Narine sees Markram skipping down the track and serves a fuller and quicker ball on the pads, Aiden looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pads. 
15 Overs | Runs : 121/2 | Run rate : 8.07
114.714.6: Tim Southee to Aiden Markram, Full and around off, slower in pace, Markram drags it down to long on for one. 45 needed off 30 balls.
114.614.5: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Slower again, short and on off, Rahul pulls it firmly to deep square leg for a single.
614.514.4: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, SIX! Out of here! Rahul will have to bat the distance if Punjab are to cross the line. Back of a length, around off, slower in pace, KL picks it up and hammers it over cow corner for a maximum. FIFTY FOR RAHUL, off 43 balls. 
014.414.4: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Wide! Slips a length ball down the leg side, Rahul tries to heave but misses.
114.314.3: Tim Southee to Aiden Markram, Shortish and sliding down the leg side, Markram pulls it behind square leg for a single.
014.214.2: Tim Southee to Aiden Markram, Sharp delivery, a touch short and around leg, following the batsman, Markram tries to swing it across the line but misses. It takes his thigh pad and loops up. Aiden has no idea where the ball is but then feels something falling on his head. Naughty ball. Markram has a smile on his face.
214.114.1: Tim Southee to Aiden Markram, Mishit! Short in length and around middle, Markram tries to pull but mistimes it behind the bowler. Two runs taken.
14 Overs | Runs : 109/2 | Run rate : 7.79
113.613.6: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, On the pads, Markram flicks it over mid-wicket for one. Six singles from the over, Narine was safely played out.
113.513.5: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Flatter and full around leg, Rahul sweeps it to deep square leg for a single.
113.413.4: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, In the air... JUST SHORT! Short in length and outside off, Aiden steps back to cut but it takes the outside edge and flies towards short third man. Nitish Rana rushes forward, puts in a dive but it falls in front of him. They cross.
113.313.3: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Slightly short and around off, KL moves back inside the crease and works it towards mid-wicket for a run.
113.213.2: Sunil Narine to Aiden Markram, Full and around off, at 95.9 kph, Aiden walks down the track and chips it over mid on for one.
113.113.1: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Tossed up ball on middle, Rahul gets back and nurdles it in the gap at mid-wicket for a single.
13 Overs | Runs : 103/2 | Run rate : 7.92
112.612.6: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, On a length around off, pushed out to covers for a single. 11 from the over!
612.512.5: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, SIX! Dispatched! Fuller again, around off and in the slot for the batsman, KL Rahul attacks it and heaves it powerfully over mid-wicket for a biggie.
112.412.4: Venkatesh Iyer to Aiden Markram, Shortish and on middle, Aiden plays a mistimed shot this time, down to long on for another run.
112.312.3: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Fuller and wide outside off, KL walks across the stumps and mistimes his drive to long on for one.
112.212.2: Venkatesh Iyer to Aiden Markram, A touch short and outside off, Markram forces it off his back foot through cover-point for a single.
112.112.1: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Full and wide outside off, Rahul drags it down off the inner half to deep mid-wicket for a single. KL Rahul is now the leading run-scorer of this season.
12 Overs | Runs : 92/2 | Run rate : 7.67
111.611.6: Nitish Rana to KL Rahul, Loopy and full on middle, Rahul flicks it gently through mid-wicket for another run. 7 from this over, 74 needed off 48 balls.
111.511.5: Nitish Rana to Aiden Markram, A full toss around leg, it's knocked down to long on for one.
211.411.4: Nitish Rana to Aiden Markram, Flatter and a touch shorter on off, Markram jumps back inside the crease and cracks it past the diving cover fielder for a couple of runs.
011.311.3: Nitish Rana to Aiden Markram, Fuller and on middle, flicked on the leg side but straight to mid-wicket.
111.211.2: Nitish Rana to KL Rahul, Flatter and shorter on off, Rahul gets back and forces it down to long on for a single.
211.111.1: Nitish Rana to KL Rahul, A touch short and around middle, Rahul powers his pull shot down to deep mid-wicket. A fantastic diving stop by Rahul Tripathi and he saves two for his side.
11 Overs | Runs : 85/2 | Run rate : 7.73
010.610.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Aiden Markram, Floated one, full and around off, Aiden flicks it a bit aerially towards mid-wicket. It falls safely though. Markram looks for a run but is sent back. Could have been close had Narine not misfielded. Varun Chakravarthy is done for the evening, exceptional spell of 4 overs from him - 2/24.
110.510.5: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Fuller and around off, Rahul drives it sensibly down to long off for a single.
010.410.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! Gone! Nicholas Pooran hits a sixer, tries to score one more but departs. Sometimes, you need to respect the game situation. There was no need to target Kolkata's best bowler again. Full and flighted, outside off, Pooran aims for an inside-out shot but only manages to slice it in the deep. Shivam Mavi takes the skier safely at deep cover. 82 needed off 56 balls.
610.310.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Is this the evening when Nicholas Pooran arrives to form? Another full toss from Varun Chakravarthy, around middle, Pooran goes down on one knee and muscles it over wide long on for a biggie. 
110.210.2: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Gives this extra loop but fails to land, Rahul pushes the full toss down to long off for a single.
110.110.1: Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter and shorter, around off, Pooran goes back and cuts it to deep point for a single.
10 Overs | Runs : 76/1 | Run rate : 7.6
09.69.6: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Floats it up, landing fuller on off, Rahul manages to push this back to Sunil. 90 needed in 60 balls. 
19.59.5: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, Fullish, outside off, gently dabbed to point for a quick single. 
19.49.4: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Angled into the leg pole, quicker and flatter, KL goes back quickly and pushes this through mid on for one. 
09.39.3: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Fuller on off, pushed to Morgan at covers. 
19.29.2: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, Outside off, driven through covers for a single. 
29.19.1: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, DROPPED! This was a great chance to take another quick wicket but Rahul Tripathi fails to hold on. Fuller, nice loop on this, outside off, Pooran, just like Agarwal, smacks this towards covers, where Rahul Tripathi gets his hands up to take it, but the ball bursts through. Two taken. 
9 Overs | Runs : 71/1 | Run rate : 7.89
18.68.6: Varun Chakravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Fuller, around off, Nicholas Pooran opens his account by pushing this through mid off for one. A good over from Varun Chakravarthy! 
08.58.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! CAUGHT! This time Morgan makes no mistake. He takes the catch of Agarwal, eventually. Eoin Morgan dropped the catch of Mayank Agarwal when he was on zero, but, he manages to hold on this time. That was hit very hard but the Englishman does well. Tossed up, wider outside off, Mayank Agarwal reaches out and drills this aerially towards covers, where Eoin Morgan reacts quickly and pouches this. The 70-run opening stand is broken and Kolkata will look to make further inroads. 96 needed off 67 balls.
18.48.4: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, A touch short, around off, Rahul goes back and nudges this through square leg. One run. 
18.38.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Around off, Mayank gently knocks this through mid-wicket for one. 
18.28.2: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Fuller, around off, KL lofts this one towards long off, where Tim Southee runs to his right and stops the ball. Saves three for his side as the batters take one. 
48.18.1: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, FOUR! CRACK! Fuller this time, wider outside off, KL Rahul shimmies down and drills this one through extra cover for a boundary. 
8 Overs | Runs : 63/0 | Run rate : 7.88
67.77.6: Venkatesh Iyer to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Lovely shot from Agarwal. Takes a full toll of the Free Hit. Iyer looks to bowl the wide yorker but it does not work out for him. Mayank Agarwal gets underneath this full toss and pumps this one over extra cover. Ruins the over for Iyer! 
07.67.6: Venkatesh Iyer to Mayank Agarwal, NO BALL! Whoops. Must have slipped out of his hands there. Iyer bowls a full toss, above the waist, outside off, Mayank Agarwal is taken aback and looks to cut it late but misses. No ball signalled and a Free Hit is coming up. 
17.57.5: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Well played but straight to the man! Outside off, on a length, KL pulls this hard but finds deep mid-wicket. One run. 
17.47.4: Venkatesh Iyer to Mayank Agarwal, Another run as Mayank Agarwal steps inside the line of this length ball and works this to deep square leg. 
17.37.3: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Slightly wider outside off, on a length, KL Rahul slaps this one to the man at long on for one. 
27.27.2: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Around off, on a length, KL eases this one through covers this time and they collect a brace. 
07.17.1: Venkatesh Iyer to KL Rahul, Slower ball to begin with, on a length outside off, Rahul gently pushes it back to the bowler. Iyer collects and has a shy at the striker's end as KL had come out, but he misses. 
7 Overs | Runs : 51/0 | Run rate : 7.29
16.66.6: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, A good over from Varun, just 5 off it! Floated, outside off, nicely driven through covers for one. 115 needed in 78 balls! 
06.56.5: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Shortish, around off, Mayank just taps this one to the fielder at covers. 
06.46.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, A flatter ball, on the pads, Agarwal looks to work this to the leg side but the ball takes the pad and goes to the leg side. The batters sneak in a leg bye. 
16.36.3: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Full delivery from Narine, very full, on off, Rahul jams this one through mid on for a single. 
16.26.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Tossed up, around off, Agarwal eases this through mid on. One more run. 
16.16.1: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Flatter and slightly quicker on the pads, Rahul works this through mid-wicket for one. 
6 Overs | Runs : 46/0 | Run rate : 7.67
25.65.6: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, Appeal for a run out! It's taken upstairs. Mayank was well in. Also, Morgan did not have the ball in his hands, when he whipped off the bails. Narine serves a flatter ball, on off and middle, Agarwal nudges this one through mid-wicket. They take one and come back for the second. Narine goes after it and throws it to Morgan at the non-striker's end, who whips the bails off. Replays show that Agarwal was in and Morgan did not have the ball in his hands as he broke the stumps. Punjab are at 46/0 at the end of the Powerplay!
15.55.5: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, On middle, KL goes back and eases this down to long on. One run. 
25.45.4: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, In the air...safe! Not cleanly played by Rahul and he does not pay the price for the same. Tossed up, fuller outside off, KL Rahul skips down and looks to loft it over covers but slices it over point for a couple of runs. 
15.35.3: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, Fuller this time, on middle and leg, Mayank knocks this one through mid-wicket for one. 
65.25.2: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Cracking shot! Mayank Agarwal plays an outstanding shot. Narine serves this fuller, around off and middle, Mayank Agarwal gets down on one knee and smokes this one down the ground. The fielder in the deep feels like he has a sniff at taking this but the ball goes past him and the ropes. 
15.15.1: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Narine starts his spell with a shortish ball, on off and middle. KL goes back and taps this through mid on for one. 
5 Overs | Runs : 33/0 | Run rate : 6.6
14.64.6: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Flatter one, on middle, Rahul punches it towards mid-wicket for one. A terrific first over by Varun Chakravarthy, just 3 from it. 
14.54.5: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, A bit short and on middle, Mayank swings his bat across the line and drags it off the inner half. The ball rolls in front of square leg and a single is taken.
04.44.4: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Three dots in a row, pressure building. Flighted delivery, full and outside off, Mayank drives it through the line, finds point.
04.34.3: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Quicker one, short and around off, Agarwal punches from the back foot but finds the cover fielder this time.
04.24.2: Varun Chakravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Slightly short and around off, Mayank cuts from the back foot but finds the point fielder.
14.14.1: Varun Chakravarthy to KL Rahul, Flighted delivery, on middle, Rahul gets back and works it through square leg for a single.
4 Overs | Runs : 30/0 | Run rate : 7.5
43.63.6: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Mavi fails to finish his over well. Short in length and around off at 137.4 clicks, Mayank Agarwal steps back to make room and slaps it over point for a boundary.
03.53.5: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Lands it on a length around off, Mayank strokes it through the line but fails to find the gap through the heavily guarded off side field.
03.43.4: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Swing and a miss! Shivam Mavi clocks 141.8 kph and delivers it on a length outside off, Mayank Agarwal tries to hit it over covers but misses.
13.33.3: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, A touch short and close to off, Rahul stays back and eases it down to third man for one.
03.23.2: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Full and around off, Rahul uses the angle of the pacer and works it on the leg side. Finds mid-wicket.
03.13.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Morgan is making some great stops in the cover region. On a length and around off, it's hit firmly by Rahul but he fails to find the gap.
3 Overs | Runs : 25/0 | Run rate : 8.33
02.62.6: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, Back of a length, around off and shaping in, Agarwal defends it back from the crease. 12 from the over, 19 from Southee's first two.
62.52.5: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! Up and over! Full and around off, right in the slot for the batter, Mayank Agarwal reaches out for it and pumps it all the way over long off.
12.42.4: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Fuller in length around off, Rahul tries to drive but it takes the inner half and rolls to mid on. They take a single.
42.32.3: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, FOUR! Fine shot! A half-volley, around off, KL Rahul shows the full face of his bat and drives it crisply past the bowler for a boundary down the ground. Straight as a die!
02.22.2: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Pitches it up and around off, Rahul pushes it off his front foot but finds the cover fielder.
12.12.1: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, Southee serves it full and close to off, Agarwal plays late and guides it wide of point for a single.
2 Overs | Runs : 13/0 | Run rate : 6.5
11.61.6: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Gets behind the line of the delivery and pushes it towards mid on. Calls his partner quickly through for a single.
41.51.5: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Not in control of the shot. Mavi delivers it full and around off, shaping in sharply, Mayank Agarwal tries to whip it over the leg side but the bat turns in his hands and the ball flies behind the bowler. The mid on fielder gives it the chase but it trickles over the fence.
01.41.4: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, A little bit of width outside off, short in length, Mayank stays back and taps it down to backward point.
01.31.3: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Shortish on middle and leg, Rahul fails to work it around. It goes off his thigh pad to the on side and they cross for a leg bye.
01.21.2: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Fractionally short and around off, shaping in, Rahul stays back and plays it down to point.
01.11.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Morgan makes a flying stop! Fuller in length and outside off, KL strokes it off his front foot to covers where Morgan throws himself to his left and stops the ball. Saves a certain boundary.
1 Overs | Runs : 7/0 | Run rate : 7
00.60.6: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, Beaten! This one is angled into the batsman, around off and on a length, Agarwal tries to play late but misses. That goes closely past the inside edge, probably brushed his pads a bit too.
40.50.5: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! Brilliantly timed. A juicy half-volley just outside off, Mayank Agarwal drills his drive all along the ground through extra cover.
10.40.4: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Shortish and close to off, Rahul goes back and cuts it down to third man for a single.
10.30.3: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, The batsman goes back in his crease and guides it through backward point for a single.
00.20.2: Tim Southee to Mayank Agarwal, DROPPED! Morgan is the culprit. When things go wrong, they go awfully wrong. Full and around off, shaping away again, Agarwal drives it uppishly to covers where Morgan drops a sitter. Could be a costly miss!
10.10.1: Tim Southee to KL Rahul, Some movement for Southee. He lands it full and outside off, Rahul slices his drive down to third man for a single.
Kolkata Knight Riders First innings
Dinesh Karthik11 | 11)*
Sunil Narine(3 | 3)
Arshdeep Singh4|0|32|3
019.619.6: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, OUT! TIMBER! What a fantastic last over by Arshdeep Singh! Serves it very full and in the line of the stumps at 135.9 kph, Dinesh Karthik walks way too across the stumps as he tries to play the paddle shot. Ends up missing the ball and finds his stumps shattered. Kolkata finish on 165/7! 
019.519.5: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, Brilliant delivery! Arshdeep Singh goes for a yorker, following the batsman down at 137 clicks, Narine misses and it goes through his legs to the keeper. KL Rahul misses his shy at the striker's end. Arshdeep collects the ball and tries to hit the stumps at his end but he too misses.
119.419.4: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length, around off, Dinesh Karthik rocks back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single. The fielder in the deep had fumbled slightly but no extra run was taken. A good over so far from Singh.
219.319.3: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, Arshdeep goes slower, a full toss outside off, Dinesh Karthik shuffles across and works it through square leg for two.
119.219.2: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, Outside off, slapped to deep point for a single.
219.119.1: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, Fuller in length and on middle, Narine hangs back to heave but only manages to drag it behind square leg. Two runs taken.
19 Overs | Runs : 158/6 | Run rate : 8.32
018.718.6: Mohammed Shami to Dinesh Karthik, A dot ball to finish this over and a fantastic spell from Mohammed Shami. On a length around off, slower in pace at 126 kph, Karthik only manages to hit it back towards the bowler. Shami makes a half stop and they decide not to run. 
218.618.5: Mohammed Shami to Dinesh Karthik, Shami fails to land his yorker and DK heaves this full toss over mid-wicket for a couple of runs.
018.518.4: Mohammed Shami to Tim Seifert, OUT! This time it's a run out and Tim Seifert will have to depart. A near-yorker just outside off, Tim Seifert tries to be adventurous with his reverse-batted shot but misses. He is hit on the boot and the ball deflects on the leg side. Shami appeals but then realizes that the batsmen are looking to steal a run. He immediately attacks the ball, picks it up, turns and scores a direct hit at the bowler's end to find Tim Seifert short. Great athleticism shown by the fast bowler.
018.418.3: Mohammed Shami to Tim Seifert, Lovely deception from Shami! Slower one, on a length around middle, Tim Seifert attempts to power it over the leg side but misses. They attempt for a bye and KL Rahul misses his shy at the striker's end. Shami collects the ball and tries to knock the stump at his end but he misses as well. The batters cross again. Two byes in total.
018.318.3: Mohammed Shami to Tim Seifert, Wide! Slips one down the leg side, Tim Seifert looks to flick but then lets it be.
118.218.2: Mohammed Shami to Dinesh Karthik, Angling down the leg side, a low full toss at 139.4 kph, Dinesh Karthik works it off his pads to deep square leg for a single.
118.118.1: Mohammed Shami to Tim Seifert, Fuller in length on middle and leg, angling in to follow the batsman, Tim walks forward and lofts it over mid off for a single.
18 Overs | Runs : 151/5 | Run rate : 8.39
117.617.6: Arshdeep Singh to Tim Seifert, Fuller and outside off, angling away at 114.5 kph, Tim Seifert cracks it to sweeper cover and opens his account in this League with a single.
017.517.5: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, On a length, around leg, Karthik tries to flick but misses. It goes off his pads to the right of the point fielder and they cross. Arshdeep is appealing but the only signal coming from the umpire is for a leg bye. Pitching outside leg, possibly.
017.417.4: Arshdeep Singh to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! End of the Rana show this evening. Slower one does the trick for Arshdeep Singh. Short in length, around off at 116.9 kph, Nitish Rana probably picks it but still has not managed to generate enough power behind his attempted pull shot. It flies to the deep and Mayank Agarwal takes the catch safely near the fence, at deep mid-wicket.  
417.317.3: Arshdeep Singh to Nitish Rana, FOUR! Rana is displaying his full range here. Arshdeep bowls it full and around off at 135 clicks, Nitish Rana shuffles across the stumps, uses the pace of the bowler and spoons it over short fine leg for a boundary.
217.217.2: Arshdeep Singh to Nitish Rana, Use of the feet again! Fuller and on off, Rana walks forward and drives it through the line. He places it to the left of the deep cover fielder for a couple of runs.
617.117.1: Arshdeep Singh to Nitish Rana, SIX! Nitish Rana has decided to play his attacking shots now. Arshdeep Singh bowls it on a fuller length, wide outside off at 129 clicks, Rana walks across the stumps to get close to the delivery and smacks it all the way over covers. A great start to the over for Kolkata.
17 Overs | Runs : 137/4 | Run rate : 8.06
116.616.6: Nathan Ellis to Nitish Rana, Fuller and straighter, Rana again moves back to make room and drives it towards point for a quick run. End of an expensive evening for Nathan Ellis - 0/46. 
616.516.5: Nathan Ellis to Nitish Rana, SIX! Put away in style! Nathan Ellis angles in a slower one, around middle and on a length, Rana steps down the track and towers it behind the bowler's head for a biggie.
116.416.4: Nathan Ellis to Dinesh Karthik, Tap and run. Slightly short and close to off, at 134.5 kph, Karthik stays back and just taps it down towards point for one.
116.316.3: Nathan Ellis to Nitish Rana, Nathan Ellis switches to 'round the wicket and serves it very full around off, Nitish Rana steps back and drives it to the right of mid off for a single.
116.216.2: Nathan Ellis to Dinesh Karthik, Back of a length, outside off at 132.6 kph, Dinesh Karthik punches it through cover-point and rotates the strike.
216.116.1: Nathan Ellis to Dinesh Karthik, Well played! Nathan Ellis returns and bowls his trademark slower delivery. It's short and wide outside off, Karthik picks it and slaps it to deep point for a brace.
16 Overs | Runs : 125/4 | Run rate : 7.81
115.615.6: Mohammed Shami to Dinesh Karthik, DK opens his account straightaway. A near-yorker outside off, at 140 clicks, Karthik plays late and squeezes it out past backward point for a single.
015.515.5: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, OUT! Morgan is trapped in front! His sorry form is refusing to leave him. Shami keeps it nice and straight, fuller in length, Morgan walks across the stumps for a cheeky paddle shot probably. He is late into the shot though, misses the ball and is rapped on the pads. The appeal is made and the finger has gone up almost immediately. Dead plumb.
215.415.4: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Slower one from Shami, full and outside off at 119.2 clicks, Morgan is a bit early into the drive but does well to place it towards long off. Good enough to give him two.
115.315.3: Mohammed Shami to Nitish Rana, Fuller and wide outside off, it's driven through point for a single.
015.215.2: Mohammed Shami to Nitish Rana, Outside off, a touch short, Rana taps it down towards backward point and looks for a run. Confusion over a run, nothing added to the scoreboard in the end.
015.115.1: Mohammed Shami to Nitish Rana, Beaten! Shami angles across a length ball, around off, Nitish Rana tries to play inside the line but misses.
15 Overs | Runs : 121/3 | Run rate : 8.07
114.614.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Nitish Rana, Fuller on middle and leg, Rana flicks this to mid-wicket and takes a run. Ravi Bishnoi is done for the night and ends with figures of 4-0-22-2. Impressive from the youngster. 
014.514.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Nitish Rana, Shortish, around off, Rana gets low and taps this to the short third man fielder. They wanted one but were not able to take it, as this was played straight to the fielder. 
014.414.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, OUT! CAUGHT! Venkatesh Iyer got the right connection on this, but, didn't get the desired elevation and distance. Ravi Bishnoi gets his second and Punjab get rid of Iyer, who was looking in top form. Bishnoi floats this one up, lands it fuller and wide outside off, Venkatesh Iyer goes down and across and looks to clear the deep mid-wicket fence, with a slog-sweep. But he hits it flat and straight towards Deepak Hooda. Another catch for him.
014.314.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter, quicker, slanting away outside off, Iyer camps back and looks to slash but misses. 
114.214.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Nitish Rana, Fuller again, on off, Rana looks to work this to the leg side but closes the face of his bat early. The leading edge is induced but it loops up behind Ravi, landing safely near mid off, for a single. 
414.114.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Nitish Rana, FOUR! WOAH! That's played very well. Great connection on this stroke. Fuller, on middle and off, Nitish Rana gets low and reverse-sweeps it over backward point for a boundary. 
14 Overs | Runs : 115/2 | Run rate : 8.21
113.713.6: Nathan Ellis to Nitish Rana, 11 off this over! Outside off, on a length, Rana steers this one gently to third man for a single.
113.613.5: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Slower in pace, outside off, Iyer punches this to long off for one. 
013.513.5: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, WIDE. Looked to have slipped out of Ellis' hand! He bowls a full toss, way outside off, Iyer just leaves it. Wide signalled. 
013.413.4: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Good comeback from Ellis! He serves a wide yorker outside off, Iyer gets low and looks to get bat on the ball. Misses though. Nathan puts in a strong appeal for caught behind but the umpire is unmoved. Rahul was not too interested too. 
413.313.3: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Stand and deliver stuff from Iyer! He is scoring runs with ease. Around off, on a length this time, Venkatesh Iyer thrashes this one through covers. 
413.213.2: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Funky! Iyer bags yet another boundary! On a length, outside off, Venkatesh Iyer shuffles across quickly and just paddles this one over short fine leg. Boundary. 
013.113.1: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Starts this spell well, does Ellis! Fullish this time, outside off, Iyer looks to dig this one out but he fails to do so. 
13 Overs | Runs : 104/2 | Run rate : 8
112.612.6: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Darted on middle and off, Iyer slaps this one back towards Allen, who tries to stop this with his leg but the ball ricochets to the mid on region, for a single. Allen seems to be in some pain. Looks to have been stung hard. 
612.512.5: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, SIX! BANG! Iyer is on fire at the moment! He plays this so effortlessly. Looped up, fuller around middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer stands tall and whips this one delightfully over deep square leg. 
112.412.4: Fabian Allen to Nitish Rana, Another run as Rana flicks this one through mid-wicket. 
112.312.3: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Quicker and shorter outside off, punched to covers for one. 
112.212.2: Fabian Allen to Nitish Rana, Allen loops this one up, fuller around leg, Rana sweeps this to the short fine leg region for one. An appeal for LBW but turned down. 
112.112.1: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, FIFTY FOR IYER! Yet another 50 for Iyer and he has played very well so far. Gets to this landmark in 39 balls and would be hoping to continue the way he has been batting. On middle and leg, knocked towards mid-wicket for one. 
12 Overs | Runs : 93/2 | Run rate : 7.75
111.611.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter again, outside off, skidding away, Iyer slices this behind point and gets one. A top over from Ravi Bishnoi comes to an end! 
111.511.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Nitish Rana, Rana gets off the mark on his first ball! Shortish, outside off, gently dabbed to short third man for one. 
111.411.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter this time, on off, milked to long off for one. 
011.311.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! TAKEN! Ravi Bishnoi strikes and Punjab finally get the wicket that they were waiting for! Rahul Tripathi tries to force the issue this time but it proves to be his undoing. Bishnoi serves this fuller, loopy, around off, Rahul Tripathi gets low and tries to mow a slog-sweep towards the deep mid-wicket region. It goes high in the air off the top edge and hence fails to get the required distance. Deepak Hooda runs across to his right from long on and ensures that this stand is broken. Punjab will look to build on this breakthrough. 
111.211.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller this time, outside off, hit down towards long off. One run. 
111.111.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Flatter and quicker on middle, knocked down to long on for one. 
11 Overs | Runs : 88/1 | Run rate : 8
110.610.6: Nathan Ellis to Rahul Tripathi, Pace off again, on a length outside off, RT waits for it and punches it to mid off for one. 
410.510.5: Nathan Ellis to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Rahul is making batting look easy. But, with that being said, it was a poor delivery. A slower, loopy, full toss, outside off, Rahul Tripathi just bangs this one past point again and gets a boundary. 
110.410.4: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Ellis goes short this time, on middle, pulled away to deep mid-wicket for one. 
110.310.3: Nathan Ellis to Rahul Tripathi, On a fullish length, around off, heaved down towards long on for a single. 
410.210.2: Nathan Ellis to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Crashed away! Terrific shot. Rahul Tripathi is in full flow! On a length, outside off, Rahul Tripathi opens up the face of his blade and cracks this one past point for a boundary. 
110.110.1: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Direct hit would have been curtains for Rahul Tripathi! On a length and outside off, Iyer goes back to cut but edges it towards backward point. They cross for a run as the fielder misses his shy at the striker's end. 
10 Overs | Runs : 76/1 | Run rate : 7.6
19.69.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Too full and on middle, it's forced down to long on for a run. At the halfway mark, Kolkata are 76/1.
19.59.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Fine stop in the deep! A googly this time, on the shorter side, Rahul Tripathi goes back and pulls it to deep mid-wicket. Fabian Allen makes a tumbling stop and keeps the batsmen down to one.
09.49.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Slightly quicker this time, full and on off, once again Rahul drives it straight to covers. Two dots.
09.39.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Full and flighted on off, Rahul Tripathi walks forward and plays a lovely cover drive. Finds the fielder though.
19.29.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Full around middle, Venkatesh Iyer uses his feet and knocks it down to long on for a single.
09.19.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Edgy! Short in length and outside off, skidding away, Venkatesh Iyer goes for the cut but edges it towards short third man. Looks for a run but is sent back.
9 Overs | Runs : 73/1 | Run rate : 8.11
18.68.6: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, On the pads, quicker one again, Iyer clips it to deep mid-wicket and jogs across to the other end. 10 from this over!
18.58.5: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, Fuller and on middle, Rahul Tripathi hurries down the track and flicks it to deep square leg for a single.
08.48.4: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, Just short! Short and outside off, Tripathi goes to cut but it takes the outside edge. It flies towards short third man but reaches the fielder on one bounce.
18.38.3: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and around leg, Venkatesh Iyer uses his feet and whips it to wide long on for a single.
18.28.2: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, Fuller and on middle, pushed down to long off for a single.
68.18.1: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, SIX! Handsomely put away! Fabian Allen serves it flat and full on middle, skidding in, Rahul Tripathi gets forward with a big stride and smokes it over mid-wicket for a biggie. The 50-run stand is up!
8 Overs | Runs : 63/1 | Run rate : 7.88
27.67.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Ravi Bishnoi goes quicker through the air, it's short and wide outside off, Iyer cracks it to deep point for two. 8 from Bishnoi's first over.
47.57.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Clever placement. Identical to the last delivery, this time Venkatesh Iyer stays back and plays late. He opens the face of the bat to place it through the gap between short third man and backward point. Fabulous!
07.47.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Short and outside off, Venkatesh Iyer cuts but finds the point fielder.
17.37.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, This one is flat and short around off, at 94 clicks, Rahul Tripathi keeps it out in the gap at mid-wicket. They cross as Bishnoi runs across to collect the ball.
17.27.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Nicely flighted this time, full and around leg, Venkatesh Iyer flicks it in the gap at mid-wicket and takes a single.
07.17.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Venkatesh Iyer, Beaten! Bishnoi begins with a googly around off, Iyer tries to push through the line from the back foot but misses.
7 Overs | Runs : 55/1 | Run rate : 7.86
16.66.6: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Fullish and on middle, clipped to deep mid-wicket for a single.
06.56.5: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Fabian goes quicker through the air and fires it in on middle, Iyer hangs back and hits it back to the bowler.
46.46.4: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Venkatesh Iyer shows no mercy. Slightly short and around off, skidding away, Iyer quickly transfers his weight on the back leg and powers it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
16.36.3: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, Flatter and full on middle, it's chipped over mid on for a single. 50 up!
06.26.2: Fabian Allen to Rahul Tripathi, Floated full, around off, Rahul Tripathi pushes it off his front foot to covers.
16.16.1: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Fires in a fuller ball on middle, Iyer knocks it down to long on for a run.
6 Overs | Runs : 48/1 | Run rate : 8
25.65.6: Nathan Ellis to Rahul Tripathi, Sliding down the leg side, fuller in length, Rahul Tripathi flicks it in front of square leg. Fabian Allen makes a sliding stop in the deep and the batsmen collect a couple of runs. At the end of the Powerplay, Kolkata are 48/1.
15.55.5: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Fuller and on middle, it's pushed back past the bowler for a run as the mid on fielder cuts it off.
05.45.4: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, Shortish and on middle, played back to the bowler.
45.35.3: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Shot! Another slower one, a bit short and on middle, Venkatesh Iyer stays on the back foot and packs a punch on this shot. He finds the gap between mid-wicket and mid on. Another boundary.
45.25.2: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Not good from Ravi Bishnoi. ​Nathan Ellis bowls a slower one, very full and outside off, Venkatesh Iyer drills his drive to the right of mid off. Bishnoi moves across but dives over the ball and it sneaks through.
05.15.1: Nathan Ellis to Venkatesh Iyer, The Aussie begins with a delivery on middle, Venkatesh Iyer works it off his pads to mid-wicket.
5 Overs | Runs : 37/1 | Run rate : 7.4
14.64.6: Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, A single to end the 5th over. Singh concedes 7 off his second over. Slower in pace, on middle and leg, clipped to short fine leg for one. 
14.54.5: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Back of a length, on middle and leg, Rahul goes back and drops this to mid-wicket for one. 
14.44.4: Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, Direct hit might have been tight! Outside off, a length ball, Iyer taps this one towards Ravi Bishnoi at short third man. The batters scamper through for one as Ravi has a shy at the striker's end, but misses. 
44.34.3: Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Clipped away nicely! Iyer has started with a positive mindset! Arshdeep strays and serves a length ball on the pads, not a good delivery keeping in mind that there was no fine leg. Iyer whips this one past short fine leg and gets a boundary. 
04.24.2: Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, In the zone outside off, on a length, guided straight to the point fielder by Iyer. 
04.14.1: Arshdeep Singh to Venkatesh Iyer, A touch fuller, on middle, Iyer flicks gently, but finds the fielder at mid-wicket. 
4 Overs | Runs : 30/1 | Run rate : 7.5
43.63.6: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Rahul Tripathi gets hold of this one, alright! It was a good over for Shami until the last ball but Rahul takes him on and gets a boundary! Short of a length, around off, Rahul Tripathi smashes this one over wide mid on and the ball goes past the ropes. 
03.53.5: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, Tries to be funky, does Rahul! Served fuller, outside off, Rahul Tripathi shuffles and looks to paddle this to the leg side but he fails to connect as the ball takes the pad and goes to the fielder at first slip. 
13.43.4: Mohammed Shami to Venkatesh Iyer, Iyer makes room by moving to the leg side as Shami hurls a fuller ball, outside off. Iyer carves this one down to third man and collects a single. 
13.33.3: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, Rahul Tripathi skips down the track looking for a big shot but it takes the bottom half of his blade and rolls towards mid on. They cross for a brisk run as Ravi Bishnoi misses his shy at the bowler's end.
03.23.2: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, Very well bowled from Shami! Outside off this time, on a length, the ball lands and shoots up this time. Rahul looks to punch to the off side but the ball evades his blade, to KL Rahul. 
13.13.1: Mohammed Shami to Venkatesh Iyer, On a length on middle, Venkatesh nudges this towards square leg and takes one. 
3 Overs | Runs : 23/1 | Run rate : 7.67
22.82.6: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Around off and middle, on a length, nipping in, Rahul Tripathi looks to push but gets an inside edge to the left of deep square leg. A couple of runs to end a good over from Arshdeep Singh! 
02.72.5: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Beaten all ends up! Back of a length, around leg, Rahul Tripathi jumps down the track for a big heave-ho over the leg side but is beaten all ends up.
22.62.4: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Plays late and beats backward point. Arshdeep Singh lands it close to off on a length, Rahul Tripathi allows the ball to come close and then opens the face of his bat late. Two runs taken.
02.52.3: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, On a length and outside off, angling away, Rahul Tripathi pushes it off his front foot to covers. 
02.42.3: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Wide! Angling down the leg side, Rahul Tripathi tries to buy some cheap runs off his pads but fails to connect.
02.32.2: Arshdeep Singh to Shubman Gill, OUT! CLEANED HIM UP! 'Balle balle' for Singh very early on! Kolkata are one down very quickly. Arshdeep has impressed every single time he is handed the ball and he starts off with a bang on this occasion too. On a good length, around off, slanting away, Gill looks to push this to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and crashes onto the furniture behind. Just the start that Punjab would have wanted! 
02.22.2: Arshdeep Singh to Shubman Gill, WIDE. Arshdeep Singh sees Gill skipping down the track and serves a length ball, following the batter, Singh though slips it down leg. Gill misses his tuck and it is signalled as a wide. 
02.12.1: Arshdeep Singh to Shubman Gill, That's a ripper from Singh to begin! Serves it fuller, outside off, slanting away from the right-hander. Gill plays a lazy looking drive, does not move his feet too and misses his shot. 
2 Overs | Runs : 17/0 | Run rate : 8.5
11.61.6: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, EDGY! Lucky for Gill. Around off, on a fuller length, Gill looks to push it to the off side but the ball takes the inside edge and goes to square leg for one. 7 off Shami's first! 
41.51.5: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Gill gets a boundary now. He uses his feet well and bags a boundary. Short of a length, outside off, it does not rise too much as Shubman Gill skips down the track and slaps this one through covers. 
01.41.4: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, Some away movement on notice here! On a length, closer to off, it lands and nips away nicely, Gill watches it closely, before making a leave. 
11.31.3: Mohammed Shami to Venkatesh Iyer, On the body, a back-of-a-length delivery, Iyer nudges this awkwardly to square leg and takes a run. 
01.21.2: Mohammed Shami to Venkatesh Iyer, Back of a length, around off, Iyer manages to defend this one back to Shami. 
11.11.1: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, A touch shortish to begin with from Shami, outside off, Gill punches it to covers where Mayank dives and parries it towards mid off. They take a run.
1 Overs | Runs : 10/0 | Run rate : 10
40.60.6: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! Iyer gets another boundary! Oh, this lad can bat! The length is full, it is angling away outside off. Venkatesh Iyer slaps this one through covers and the ball speeds away to the fence. 
10.50.5: Fabian Allen to Shubman Gill, Gill gets off the mark too! Fuller on middle, it's eased down to long off for a single. 
10.40.4: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Allen keeps probing with the short length, on middle, Iyer knocks this one to long on and rotates the strike with a single. 
00.30.3: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Flatter, around off and middle, Iyer pushes this to the off side. 
00.20.2: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, Darted on middle, Iyer keeps this one out to covers. 
40.10.1: Fabian Allen to Venkatesh Iyer, FOUR! What a way to get off the mark! Iyer starts off really well. Allen bowls this fuller, gives it some flight, on middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer whips this one past the square leg fielder, who gives this chase, but fails to stop the ball.
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