Indian T20 Commentary

VS Kolkata Cricket Commentary

Match 2126-Apr-2021

123/920.0 oversRun rate: 6.15
VS
126/516.4 oversRun rate: 7.56
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Punjab Kings by 5 wickets
Kolkata Knight Riders First innings
Dinesh Karthik12 | 6)*
Eoin Morgan(47 | 40)
Arshdeep Singh2.4|0|27|1
416.416.4: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Thumped! Kolkata win it in style! Short and on middle, this is hammered through mid-wicket for a boundary. KOLKATA WIN BY 5 WICKETS!
216.316.3: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, Only two needed! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for a couple.
416.216.2: Arshdeep Singh to Dinesh Karthik, FOUR! Just the 4 needed! Full and on off, this hit down the ground for a boundary.
116.116.1: Arshdeep Singh to Eoin Morgan, A slower short one, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
16 Overs | Runs : 115/5 | Run rate : 7.19
115.615.6: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, A single to end! On middle, it is hit down to long on for one.
615.515.5: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, SIX! Morgan wants to end it quickly! Also now has 7000 runs in T20s. A lovely shot to bring it up. Tossed up on off, Morgan makes room and lifts it over covers for a biggie.
415.415.4: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Finds the gap! Powerfully hit. Makes room and this is a full one outside off, it is smashed through covers for a boundary.
115.315.3: Deepak Hooda to Dinesh Karthik, Fuller and on middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
115.215.2: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, Yet again it is outside off, Morgan chops it through point for one.
015.115.1: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, Flatter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but this one stays low and it's a dot.
15 Overs | Runs : 102/5 | Run rate : 6.8
114.614.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, This time Morgan cuts and gets it to deep point for a single. Bishnoi finishes with 0/19. Anothr good day at the office for the leggie as the ball was wet but he has continued to enhance his reputation. 
014.514.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Short and wide outside off. Morgan chops it to backward point.
214.414.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, EDGED AND AWAY! Tossed up outside off, Morgan looks to paddle but gets a top edge. Luckily for Morgan it goes over the man at slip and away. Two taken.
114.314.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Dinesh Karthik, Another risky run but this time they get it. On the pads, DK flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. The fielder there dives and stops the ball. Karthik puts a dive at the bowler's end but the throw is far off the stumps.
014.214.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Dinesh Karthik, Low full toss on off, Karthik pushes it to mid off.
014.114.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, OUT! RUN OUT! Russell has to go back and is this the turning point in this game? Can Punjab pull off a miraculous win here? Fabulous work from Arshdeep. Flighted delivery outside off. Morgan looks to defend but the ball goes to short third man off the outer half. Russell calls for the run but Morgan is hesitant. He still goes for it. Arshdeep sends the throw at the keeper's end on a bounce. KL Rahul guides it onto the stumps. The square leg umpire takes it upstairs and replays find Russell to be short. 
14 Overs | Runs : 98/5 | Run rate : 7
113.613.6: Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan, Slower ball on middle. Morgan taps it in front of square on the off side for a single. 
113.513.5: Chris Jordan to Andre Russell, This time Russell pulls it with control but to deep mid-wicket for one.
413.413.4: Chris Jordan to Andre Russell, EDGED AND FOUR! Second boundary for Russell and both have come with the inside edge. Good length ball on middle, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge which misses the stumps and goes fine down the leg side for a boundary.
013.313.3: Chris Jordan to Andre Russell, Slapped but straight to the fielder. Full around off, Russell muscles it but straight to Shami at short extra cover.
113.213.2: Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan, Morgan charges down the track and punches it to sweeper cover for one. 
013.113.1: Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle, Morgan tucks it to the man at short mid-wicket. 
13 Overs | Runs : 91/4 | Run rate : 7
012.612.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Andre Russell, Another wrong 'un and the appeal is turned down. It pitches on middle and leg and turns back in. Russell gets on his back foot and looks to defend but misses. Going down and hence the umpire is not keen.
112.512.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, In the air but safe! Outside off, Morgan walks inside his stumps and drags his sweep to deep mid-wicket. The ball falls in front of the fielder. Single taken.
012.412.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Another one that turns away from the southpaw. Morgan looks to cut but misses. 
112.312.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Andre Russell, Wrong 'un on middle and leg. Russell looks to defend but it goes off the inner half of his bat through 45 on the leg side. Single taken. 
112.212.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and on middle. Morgan knocks it towards long on and trudges to the other end. 
012.112.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Wrong 'un outside off. Morgan looks to sweep but misses. 
12 Overs | Runs : 88/4 | Run rate : 7.33
011.611.6: Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell, Another peach! This is brilliant from Shami. Bowls it right in the hole on off. Russell once again does well to jam it out. 
411.511.5: Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell,  EDGE AND FOUR! Russell gets off the mark with some luck on his side. Shami will feel hard done by. Shortish ball on off, Russell looks to pull but gets an inside edge. It goes away from the stumps and away from fine leg for a boundary. 
011.411.4: Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell, Full around middle and leg. Russell hits it very hard as the ball flies to mid on on a bounce. 
011.311.3: Mohammed Shami to Andre Russell, Corker of a yorker. What a ball! It is on middle and leg. Russell does really well to jam it out. A hostile welcome for Russell. 
111.211.2: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Full on middle and leg, Morgan knocks it to long on and gets to the other end.
011.111.1: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Fullish on off, this one sticks to the surface. Morgan defends it to short extra cover.
11 Overs | Runs : 83/4 | Run rate : 7.55
010.610.6: Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi, OUT! CAUGHT! Tripathi departs and he is absolutely furious with himself. End of a very nice innings from Rahul but he knows he should have finished and was this shot really needed at this stage?  Good catch from Shahrukh Khan! Tossed up delivery around off, Tripathi comes down the track and looks to go over down the ground. He does not commit to the shot and chips it to the left and in front of long on. Shahrukh Khan there dives and takes a very good catch. Kolkata still need 41 to win.
110.510.5: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, Hooda gives this one nice flight and air on off. Morgan knocks it to long off for a single. 
010.410.4: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, Tossed up on the stumps, Morgan pushes it back to the bowler. 
110.310.3: Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi, Slightly flatter outside off, Tripathi drags his sweep in front of square on the leg side for one.
410.210.2: Deepak Hooda to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Tripathi continues to impress. How underrated is this man? He is playing a gem of a knock here. Tossed up on the pads, Tripathi wants to finish this early. He sweeps it through mid-wicket for a boundary.
110.110.1: Deepak Hooda to Eoin Morgan, Hooda starts with a floated delivery on off, Morgan milks it to long off for one.
10 Overs | Runs : 76/3 | Run rate : 7.6
29.69.6: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, Two more! Just 48 more needed! Shorter and on middle, this is pulled over mid-wicket for two.
09.59.5: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, A good short one. It comes in with the angle. Rahul looks to upper cut it but misses.
09.49.4: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, Fuller and on off, it is driven to covers.
49.39.3: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Nice and fine! Deft! Length and just outside off, Rahul plays it really fine on the off side, he bats another boundary.
29.29.2: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, Just over! Rahul comes down the track and lifts this length ball over covers for two.
09.19.1: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, Length and on middle, defended.
9 Overs | Runs : 68/3 | Run rate : 7.56
18.68.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, On off, it is pushed towards cover for one.
18.58.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, A reverse sweep. It is dragged from outside leg through point for one.
18.48.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Outside off, it is driven through covers for one.
48.38.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! That is really nicely played! It is on middle, Tripathi plays the paddle scoop fine. Arshdeep runs to his right but dives over the ball. Another poor effort in the field. Not good from Punjab.
18.28.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, On middle, this is slapped down to long on for one.
18.18.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, Lucky escape! Tripathi comes down the track and this is the googly from Bishnoi. It lands outside off and turns back in. Tripathi looks to hit it through the off side but gets an inside edge. It goes quickly and hits the left boot of Rahul and goes towards short fine leg for one.
8 Overs | Runs : 59/3 | Run rate : 7.38
47.67.6: Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Thumped! This is not the kind of over Rahul wanted. It is full and outside off. Morgan nails it over covers for a boundary.
07.57.5: Chris Jordan to Eoin Morgan, Goos length and on off, this is guided to point.
17.47.4: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, On off, this is pushed through covers for one.
07.37.3: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR LEG BYES! That has races away. Jordan has not started well. On the pads, Tripathi looks to flick but it goes off the pads down to the fine leg fence.
07.27.2: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, Goes fuller and on middle, this is worked to mid-wicket.
47.17.1: Chris Jordan to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Pulls it in style! Shorter and on the body, this is pulled behind square on the leg side for a boundary. 50 up in style.
7 Overs | Runs : 46/3 | Run rate : 6.57
06.66.6: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, A leg bye to end the 7th! The googly on the pads, Rahul looks to flick but misses. It hits the pad and rolls towards short fine leg for one.
16.56.5: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Morgan moves across and this is bowled on off, he pushes it towards cover for one.
06.46.4: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but misses.
16.36.3: Ravi Bishnoi to Rahul Tripathi, The googly, Tripathi picks it and plays it down to long on for one.
16.26.2: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Shorter and on off, this is slapped down to long off for one.
06.16.1: Ravi Bishnoi to Eoin Morgan, Flatter and outside off, Morgan looks to cut but misses.
6 Overs | Runs : 42/3 | Run rate : 7
05.65.6: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, So except for the misfield, it is a tremendous kver from Shami! On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket. Kolkata are 42 for 3 after the first 6. Game on here.
05.55.5: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, Length again and on off, Rahul pushes it to covers.
05.45.4: Mohammed Shami to Rahul Tripathi, Good length and on off, blocked.
15.35.3: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, That was a risky shot! It is shorter and outside off, just outside off. Morgan guides it towards point for one. That was too close to play that shot.
05.25.2: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Good length and on off, it is blocked.
45.15.1: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Bishnoi at fault yet again. Another misfield from him. Shorter and outside off, Morgan cuts towards point. Bishnoi lets it through again and it goes to the fence.
5 Overs | Runs : 37/3 | Run rate : 7.4
44.64.6: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Bishnoi lets it through. Hero a few minutes ago and a villain now. Outside off, this is guided through point. Bishnoi in deep runs to his left and lets it through his legs. 
04.54.5: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Tripathi moves right across, Arshdeep bowls a slower one on off, it is guided to point.
44.44.4: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Lovely placement! Tripathi comes down the track and it is shorter, he opens the face and guides it through point for a boundary.
14.34.3: Arshdeep Singh to Eoin Morgan, Goes short, this is pulled towards deep mid-wicket for one.
14.24.2: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Shot! Length and on off, Tripathi comes down the track and hits it through covers for one.
04.14.1: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Good length and on off, Tripathi looks to defend. It goes off the inner half on the leg side.
4 Overs | Runs : 27/3 | Run rate : 6.75
43.63.6: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, FOUR! Valiant effort from Henriques but it is not good enough. Full around off, Morgan goes aerial over extra cover. He does not time it but there is no in the deep there. The ball bounces in front of the ropes. Henriques puts in a dive to save it before the ropes but as he touches the ball, his body hits the advertising cushion.
03.53.5: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan,  Length ball on middle, Morgan moves away from the stumps and taps it back to the bowler.
63.43.4: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, SIX! CRUNCHED! Captain Morgan is off the mark in style. A short ball from Shami. It has proved to be Morgan's weakness. Morgan this time gets on his back foot and crunches his pull right off the meat over mid-wicket for a biggie.
03.33.3: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Length bal on off, Morgan blocks it and shouts a loud no.
03.23.2: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, NOT OUT! Tripathi's dive has saved him! Length ball on middle, Morgan clips it to the right of short mid-wicket. Morgan calls for the run but sells his partner midway. Tripathi turns his bike and sprints the other way. Gayle scores a direct hit at the bowler's end. Tripathi puts in a desperate dive. He thinks he is a goner but that desperate dive indeed saves him as replays confirm.
03.13.1: Mohammed Shami to Eoin Morgan, Good length ball on off, Morgan blocks it.
3 Overs | Runs : 17/3 | Run rate : 5.67
02.62.6: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, OUT! CAUGHT! What a fantastic catch from Bishnoi! This might just be the catch of the tournament! Take a bow, Bishnoi! He has made an impact ever since his inclusion in the side. In his first game, he did the damage with the ball and now before he is introduced into the attack, he has made an impact in the field. Slower delivery bowled into the surface on leg. Narine looks to smack his pull over the ropes. It goes very high in the air and goes to the right of deep mid-wicket. Bishnoi runs a lot of distance and then puts a dive to take a trmendous catch.
12.52.5: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Length ball around off, Tripathi drives it to the left of cover and takes a single. 
02.42.4: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, Another shortish delivery around leg. Narine looks to pull but misses. The ball hits his pad and goes bhind point. Tripathi calls for a run and they steal a leg bye. 
02.32.3: Arshdeep Singh to Sunil Narine, Swing and a miss! Back of a lrngth delivery on top of middle and leg. Narine looks to pull but misses and luckily for the Kolkata all-rounder, it goes over the stumps.
12.22.2: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, Length ball wide outside off, Tripathi stretches and slaps it to deep point for one. 
42.12.1: Arshdeep Singh to Rahul Tripathi, FOUR! Tripathi is off the mark in style! Arshdeep starts with a short ball around off. Tripathi is in good form. He just ramps it over slip and there is no third man either so an easy boundary.
2 Overs | Runs : 10/2 | Run rate : 5
01.71.6: Mohammed Shami to Sunil Narine, Dot to finish the over. 5 off this one and a wicket as well. Length ball around the pads, Narine tucks it to the on side. 
01.61.6: Mohammed Shami to Sunil Narine, WIDE! Short ball to welcome Narine. It is around leg, Narine looks to pull but misses. Rahul appeals but the umpire just stretches his arms and signals it as wide.
01.51.5: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, OUT! LBW! Shami has the last laugh and Punjab are off to a very good start. Do not go anywhere folks, this game is certainly on. Kolkata made a hash of a chase against Mumbai are they going to mess this lowish chase too? Full and angling in, Gill gets across the line and looks to flick. He misses and gets hit on the front pad. An appeal follows and the umpire has no qualms in raising his finger. Gill knows he is a goner and he does not review it either. Gill's poor run of form continues. Kolkata two down inside the first two overs.
01.41.4: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, Fuller on middle and off. Gill is happy to block it back to the bowler. 
41.31.3: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Super shot from Gill! Lovely use of the wrists and that is why he is so highly rated in world cricket. Full on middle and leg, Gill flicks it and wrists it through mid-wicket for a boundary. 
01.21.2: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, Length ball on off, Gill clips it to short mid-wicket. 
01.11.1: Mohammed Shami to Shubman Gill, Shami starts with a good length delivery on off. The ball keeps a touch low. Gill does well to block it.
1 Overs | Runs : 5/1 | Run rate : 5
00.60.6: Moises Henriques to Rahul Tripathi, Henriques takes pace off the ball and bowls it on a length around off. Tripathi taps it to short third man. Good start from Henriques. 5 runs and a wicket off the first over.
00.50.5: Moises Henriques to Rahul Tripathi, Another full toss. This is on off, Tripathi pushes it back to the bowler on a bounce. 5 balls and three of them have been full toss.
00.40.4: Moises Henriques to Nitish Rana, OUT! CAUGHT! Rana has gone for a duck and what a lucky break for Henriques and Punjab. Rana will be fuming with himself. He has missed out on a full toss.  A gentle full toss around off, Rana could have hit it anywhere. But he hits it uppishly and too close to short cover. Shahrukh Khan there dives and takes a good catch. Moises Henriques will be thanking his stars as that was another genuine 'hit-me'.
10.30.3: Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill, Right off the meat but there is protection! Shortish ball around off, Gill pulls it right out of the screws to deep mid-wicket for a single.
00.20.2: Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill, A full toss on off now. Gill fails to utilise it and pushes it to mid off.
40.10.1: Moises Henriques to Shubman Gill, FOUR! Perfect start for Kolkata! Henriques starts with a poor delivery. A genuine gift from the Australian. He bowls one on the pads, easy for Gill. He clips it fine down the leg side for a boundary.
Punjab Kings First innings
119.619.6: Prasidh Krishna to Mohammed Shami, Single to end the innings! Length ball outside off, Shami punches it to the right of long off. Arshdeep comes out for the second but Shami says no. The throw is at the keeper's end but Arshdeep is back in. PUNJAB FINISH WITH 123/9!
119.519.5: Prasidh Krishna to Arshdeep Singh, Length ball on middle and off. Arshdeep clears his front leg, and swings. It takes the outer half of his bat and luckily for Arshdeep it falls before Rana at third man. Single taken. Did not hit it where he intended to but Punjab will not care.
019.419.4: Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan, OUT! BOWLED! Finally Prasidh Krishna gets the better of Jordan and has the final laugh. End of a very good and very valuable innings from Jordan. Prasidh Krishna finally decides to take pace off the ball and go full on the stumps. Jordan does not pick the slower one as he looks to hit it across the line. He misses and the off stump goes for a toss.
619.319.3: Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan, SIX! Jordan, you beauty! TPunjab have gone over 120 and this might be the differential runs in this game. Back of a length outside off, Jordan slaps it over long off for a biggie.
019.219.2: Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan, Slower ball outside off. Jordan swings but it takes the outer half of his bat. The ball spins and Rana at third man overruns a bit. They do not take the run.
619.119.1: Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan, SIX! SLAPPED! Perfect start to the final over for Punjab! Short and wide outside off. Jordan slaps it over the short boundary over point for a boundary. 
19 Overs | Runs : 109/8 | Run rate : 5.74
018.618.6: Pat Cummins to Mohammed Shami, Dot to finish the over! Full outside off, Shami swings but connects with nothing. 
118.518.5: Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan, Much, much better from Cummins. Full and wide outside off, Jordan can just place it to deep point for one.
618.418.4: Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan, SIX! BOOM! Bonus and valuable runs for Punjab. Jordan was brought in to do the job with the ball but he has been forced to do some with the bat and he is doing well. Shortish on middle, Jordan pulls it and gets enough meat on it to sends it over the backward square leg fence for a biggie.
018.318.3: Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Jordan swings but misses. 
418.218.2: Pat Cummins to Chris Jordan, FOUR! Valuable runs! 100 comes up for Punjab! Shortish ball on the body, Jordanm swivels his pull through square leg for a boundary.
018.118.1: Pat Cummins to Ravi Bishnoi, OUT! CAUGHT! Cummins gets his second. A look at his figures might make you feel he has been expensive but if you dig deep, he has bowled superbly and most of those runs have come off edges. Morgan is having a good game, another catch for the skipper. Cummins steams in and bowls it on the pads at pace. Bishnoi looks to flick but gets a leading edge which goes high in the air towards cover. Morgan there makes no mistake and takes it.
18 Overs | Runs : 98/8 | Run rate : 5.44
117.717.6: Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi, Shorter and on off, this is played down to third man for one.
017.617.5: Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi, This one takes off after landing around off, Bishnoi is beaten as he looks to put bat on ball.
017.517.5: Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi, WIDE! Short but down the leg side, left alone.
017.417.4: Prasidh Krishna to Ravi Bishnoi, A dot! On off, this is guided to point.
117.317.3: Prasidh Krishna to Chris Jordan, On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
017.217.2: Prasidh Krishna to Shahrukh Khan, OUT! TAKEN! Another one bites the dust and the last recognized batter is out of here! Shorter and on off, Sharukh is hurried into the shot. It goes off the splice and lobs towards cover where Morgan takes an easy catch.
017.117.1: Prasidh Krishna to Shahrukh Khan, Back of a length delivery outside off, Shahrukh Khan looks to pull but misses.
17 Overs | Runs : 95/6 | Run rate : 5.59
216.616.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, A little fumble in the deep allows the batters to take two. A rare mistake from Kolkta so far in this game. Floated on off, Jordan drives it to the right of sweeper cover. The fielder there moves to that side but the dew has made the ball wet which makes it hard for him to hold onto the ball. Allows the batters to take two and Shahrukh to have the strike for the start of the next over.
016.516.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, Quicker one on off. Jordan is a little surprised by it but manages to block it.
116.416.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shahrukh Khan, A huge swing but it comes off the inner half. Floated around off, Shahrukh Khan swings across the line. It hits the inner half of his bat and gets it to the on side for one. 
116.316.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, Darted fuller around off, Jordan runs it down behind point for one.
016.216.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, Floated on off, Jordan blocks it.
016.116.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, Stifled appeal but the ball is going down leg. Floated delivery pitching on middle and it turns in. Jordan looks to flick but misses and gets hit on the pad. 
16 Overs | Runs : 91/6 | Run rate : 5.69
115.615.6: Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan, Single to end the over. 9 off it. Floated on off, Jordan milks it to the left of long off and gets a single. 
015.515.5: Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan, Floated leg spinner pitching on middle and leg and turning in. Jordan looks to play but misses and gets hit on the pad. DK appeals but without any support.
115.415.4: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, Darted quicker on the pads, Shahrukh Khan flicks it to the right of deep mid-wicket. They think of two but need to be content with one.
615.315.3: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, SIX! No miss this time! Shahrukh Khan has smoked it over the fence. Flighted too full on off. This one spins in and Shahrukh Khan slog sweeps it with the spin over mid-wicket for a biggie.
015.215.2: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, A big swing but a miss! Short outside off. Shahrukh Khan looks to slash it over against the spin on the leg side but misses. 
115.115.1: Sunil Narine to Chris Jordan, Flighted outside off, Jordan drives it nicely to sweeper cover for one. Punjab need more than singles now.  Right now this innings is not going anywhere.
15 Overs | Runs : 82/6 | Run rate : 5.47
214.614.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shahrukh Khan, Two to end the over! Shorter and outside off, this is cut through point for two.
014.514.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shahrukh Khan, Fires it one middle, it is hit back to the bowler.
014.414.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shahrukh Khan, On middle, this is played to silly mid on. Good field placement.
114.314.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Chris Jordan, On off, Jordan looks to drive but it goes off the inner half through square leg for one.
014.214.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, OUT! TIMBER! So the batter who Punjab were relying on to take them to a good score is a goner! Flatter and on off, Pooran looks to go over the leg side but misses and the off pole is uprooted. 120 looks far away now. 
114.114.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Shahrukh Khan, On middle, this is hit down to long on for one.
14 Overs | Runs : 78/5 | Run rate : 5.57
113.613.6: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, A single to end! On middle, this is worked through square leg for one more.
013.513.5: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, Another dot as this is worked with the turn towards mid-wicket.
013.413.4: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, On off, this is guided to point.
113.313.3: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
113.213.2: Sunil Narine to Shahrukh Khan, Khan is off the mark! On off, it is lifted over covers for one.
013.113.1: Sunil Narine to Moises Henriques, OUT! TIMBER! This lands on off and then spins back in. Henriques does not pick it. He tries to flick it but it sneaks through the gap between bat and pad to hit the middle stump. Kolkata are all over Punjab. 
13 Overs | Runs : 75/5 | Run rate : 5.77
012.612.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Another dot as this flatter ball is also pushed to the fielder at covers. Still a good over for Punjab. They need a few more like this.
012.512.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Flatter and on off, this is pushed to covers.
412.412.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, FOUR! That has burst through Varun's hands! This is shorter and it is slapped towards the bowler. Varun puts his hands up but it goes through and down to the long on fence.
612.312.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, SIX! Pooran power! Is this the start of something for him? They need him to fire. Fuller and on middle, it is lifted over the long on fence for a biggie.
112.212.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Moises Henriques,  Just another single! On middle, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
112.112.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, On the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
12 Overs | Runs : 63/4 | Run rate : 5.25
111.611.6: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, it is worked towards mid-wicket for one more.
111.511.5: Sunil Narine to Moises Henriques, DROPPED? That is very tough to take. Shorter and outside off. Henriques looks to cut but gets a bottom edge. It hits the inner part of Karthik's glove and goes towards fine leg for one. The bat also flew out of Henriques' hand.
111.411.4: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, Shorter, this is pulled through mid-wicket for one.
011.311.3: Sunil Narine to Nicholas Pooran, On middle, this is defended into the ground.
011.211.2: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, OUT! TAKEN! That is a superb catch from Rahul! Excellent. The well-set Agarwal is a goner!  On middle, this is pulled hard but flat and towards deep mid-wicket. Rahul runs in and takes it with a dive forward. Punjab in big, big trouble now.
011.111.1: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, Short and it grips in the surface. Agarwal is early in the pull. He gets an inside edge onto the pads.
11 Overs | Runs : 60/3 | Run rate : 5.45
110.610.6: Varun Chakaravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Tosses it up on off, this is hit down to long off for one. Superb start from Varun. Just 4 from his first.
010.510.5: Varun Chakaravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, On middle, this is played back to the bowler.
110.410.4: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Very full and on off, it is squeezed through covers for one.
110.310.3: Varun Chakaravarthy to Mayank Agarwal, Good shot! Only for one. Outside off, this is hit through covers for one.
110.210.2: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Pooran misses out! Down the leg side, he looks to sweep. It hits the glove and then the pads of the keeper. Goes on the off side for one.
010.110.1: Varun Chakaravarthy to Nicholas Pooran, Starts well! Flatter and on off, defended.
10 Overs | Runs : 56/3 | Run rate : 5.6
29.79.6: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, Brace to end the over. 10 off the over. Just the over they needed and they need a few more like this. The last ball is on a length around off, Mayank strokes it away from the fielder at sweeper cover and gets a couple.
69.69.5: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! 50 comes up for Punjab in style. Is this the shot that changes things in favour of Mayank Agarwal? Prasidh looks to go short but does not bang is short enough. It sits well around the waist height for Mayank. He quickly gets in position and pulls it over the cow corner region for a cracking six. 
09.59.5: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, WIDE! Very well bowled but slightly overcooked. Mayanl moves away from the stumps, Prasidh follows him and bangs it short. Mayank looks to pull but misses. It has been wided. 
09.49.4: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, Slightly fuller on middle and leg. Mayank defends it.
09.39.3: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, Play and a miss! Mayank Agarwal continues to struggle. Good length delivery outside off. Mayank looks to play it through point but misses. 
19.29.2: Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran, Good length delivery outside off, Pooran punches it to sweeper cover for one. 
09.19.1: Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran, Zip and pace from Prasidh Krishna! Good length delivery pitching on off and then going away from Pooran. Nicholas leaves it alone. 
9 Overs | Runs : 46/3 | Run rate : 5.11
08.68.6: Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal, Another great over from Kolkata. Russell begins by just going for two. The last ball is short around the body. Mayank looks to pull but closes the face of the bat early. It hits the other side of the bat and lobs towards the vacant short cover region.
18.58.5: Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, Back of a length delivery on off. Pooran swivels and mistimes his pull but along the ground through point. He wanted two but the fielder was quick to get to the ball and keep it down to one. 
08.48.4: Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, Good shot for nothing! Length ball on off, Pooran punches it but to mid off. 
08.38.3: Andre Russell to Nicholas Pooran, Russell hits the deck hard around off. Pooran taps it behind point. 
18.28.2: Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal, This time Mayank taps it to cover for one.
08.18.1: Andre Russell to Mayank Agarwal, Good length ball from Russell to begin with. Mayank blocks it.
8 Overs | Runs : 44/3 | Run rate : 5.5
17.67.6: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, Single to end the over. Good start for Prasidh! Just 3 off his first and a wicket too. The last ball is around off, Mayanlk runs it down to third man for a run.
17.57.5: Prasidh Krishna to Nicholas Pooran, Pooran is off the mark!  Prasidh Krishna hits the deck hard around leg, Pooran tucks it to fone leg and gets a run.
07.47.4: Prasidh Krishna to Deepak Hooda, OUT! CAUGHT! Hooda departs and it is a soft dismissal. Kolkata are enjoying Ahmedabad so far and Morgan has taken a very sharp catch. His captaincy so far is looking on point as Punjab are stuttering at 42/3. Prasidh gets his first in his first over. Full ball around off at pace. Hooda looks to drive it by getting on top of the bounce. The pace of the ball sees it jarrs Hooda's bat. Morgan's field placement is spot on. The skipper is standing at backward point. Hooda's drive goes uppishly, low to Morgan. The skipper makes no mistake. 
07.37.3: Prasidh Krishna to Deepak Hooda, Good length delivery on middle, Hooda blocks it. 
17.27.2: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, IN THE AIR BUT SAFE! Prasidh hits the deck hard. Mayank looks to pull but the ball does not raise as much as he expected it. He mistimes his pull but luckily it falls in front of long on. Single taken. 
07.17.1: Prasidh Krishna to Mayank Agarwal, Prasidh starts with a fullish ball around off, Mayank taps it to point.
7 Overs | Runs : 41/2 | Run rate : 5.86
16.76.6: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Single to end the over. Fantastic spell of bowling from Mavi. He has bowled out with the figures of 1/13. The last ball is around off, Mayank opens the face of the bat and runs it down to third man to keep the strike.
16.66.5: Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda, Short ball! It is well-directed as it does not give any room to Hooda. He pulls it awkwardly and gets off the mark with a single. 
06.56.4: Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda, Fullish on off, Hooda keeps it out.
06.46.4: Shivam Mavi to Deepak Hooda, WIDE! Mavi misses his line to the right-hander and sprays one down the leg side. Hooda looks to flick but misses. 
06.36.3: Shivam Mavi to Chris Gayle, OUT! CAUGHT! Excellent review from Morgan and Kolkta's brilliant start continues. Karthik knew there was an edge, he convinced his skipper and credit to Morgan to backing his keeper. The ploy to bowl out Mavi pays its reward. A second ball duck for the Universe Boss and it is a big blow for Punjab. Full ball wide outside off. Gayle looks to drive but the feet does not move at all. There is some noise as the ball goes past the bat. Karthik and Mavi appeal but the umpire is unmoved. Morgan backs the former Kolkata skipper and signals the 'T'. Replay rolls in and Ultra Edge finds a spike as the ball is at the bottom edge. Gayle has to depart and it is a torrid start for Punjab.
16.26.2: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Fullish ball outside off, Mayank slams it to the right of point and gets a single. It might have been two if it was Rahul at the other but it is Gayle so just a single.
06.16.1: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Good fielding from Russell! Good length delivery on middle and leg. Mayank flicks it to the right of short mid-wicket. Russell there dives and saves runs for his side.
6 Overs | Runs : 37/1 | Run rate : 6.17
15.65.6: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, A single to end the Powerplay and it is a very good one for Kolkata! On off, the last ball is guided through point for one.
05.55.5: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, On middle, this is flicked to mid-wicket.
05.45.4: Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, OUT! TAKEN! Cummins gets a wicket and it is the big fish, Rahul. Rahul makes room again. Cummins bowls it on a length and it is a slower one. Rahul looks to go over mid off but ends up skying it. The timing is not quite there as he is a touch early in the shot. The fielder at mid off, Narine takes a good catch. This is turning out to be an excellent Powerplay for Kolkata.
65.35.3: Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, TOP EDGE AND SIX! Welcome one. Rahul makes room. Cummins bowls it full and outside off, Rahul goes after it. It flies off the outside edge over the third man fence.
15.25.2: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, On off, this is guided through point for one.
05.15.1: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, 4 dots in a row now! On middle, Agarwal works it to mid-wicket.
5 Overs | Runs : 29/0 | Run rate : 5.8
04.64.6: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, A dot to end! On middle, this is pushed to mid on. End of a superb over from Mavi. 
04.54.5: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Three dots in a row! On off, Rahul pushes it to covers again. 
04.44.4: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Good length and on middle, this is pushed back to the bowler. One more dot, pressure building.
04.34.3: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Fuller and on off, Rahul drives but to covers.
14.24.2: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Another run! Rotation of strike is very important when boundaries are hard to come by! On off, this is guided towards point for one.
14.14.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Fuller and on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off for one.
4 Overs | Runs : 27/0 | Run rate : 6.75
13.63.6: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, So once again a good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary early on. On middle, it is worked to mid-wicket for one.
03.53.5: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Slightly shorter, this is pushed to covers. Another dot.
13.43.4: Sunil Narine to Mayank Agarwal, On middle, this is played down to long on for one more.
13.33.3: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, On middle, little bit of turn into the batter, it is worked through mid-wicket for one.
03.23.2: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, Makes room again, this is quicker and on middle, guided to point.
43.13.1: Sunil Narine to KL Rahul, FOUR! Welcome into the attack! Rahul makes room and Narine bowls it short and on off, it is slapped through covers for a boundary.
3 Overs | Runs : 20/0 | Run rate : 6.67
02.62.6: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Very well bowled! Length and on middle, Agarwal is squared up as he tries to block. It goes off the outer half towards cover. A good comeback by the bowler after going for a boundary early on.
02.52.5: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, A good slower one, fuller and outside off, Mayank is done in by the lack of pace. Stops his shot and pushes it to cover.
12.42.4: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, On off, Rahul drops it towards cover and gets to the other end.
02.32.3: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Some swing for Mavi! This comes in a long way from off. Agarwal misses the flick and hits the pad. It rolls on the leg side. Leg bye taken.
02.22.2: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Another one right off the middle! On off, this is stroked back to the bowler who does well to get down and stop it.
42.12.1: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, FOUR! What a shot that is! Nothing much wrong with the ball. Length and on off, Agarwal takes a good stride ahead and times it brilliantly through covers.
2 Overs | Runs : 14/0 | Run rate : 7
41.71.6: Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, FOUR! Just a little bit of room and Rahul bags his first blundary! Outside off, this is guided past point and it races away.
01.61.5: Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, Rahul looks to put the bowler off by moving around but this lands on a length on off, it is guided to point.
01.51.4: Pat Cummins to KL Rahul, On middle, this is worked to mid on.
11.41.3: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Good length and on off, this is guided down to third man for one more.
01.31.2: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, Length now on middle, Agarwal guides it to point.
61.21.1: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, SIX! All the way! Fortunate biggie but Agarwal won't mind. Short and on middle, Agarwal looks to pull but it flies off the top edge and over the third man fence.
01.11.1: Pat Cummins to Mayank Agarwal, WIDE! Starts off with one down the leg side, Agarwal looks to flick but misses. 
1 Overs | Runs : 3/0 | Run rate : 3
00.60.6: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, That stays a little low! Length and on off, does not bounce a lot. Hits low on Rahul's bat as he tries to block. A good start by Mavi.
00.50.5: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Fuller in length and on off, Rahul pushes it to mid off.
10.40.4: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, Agarwal is off the mark now! He plays this late and down to third man for one.
00.30.3: Shivam Mavi to Mayank Agarwal, This is angled into middle, Agarwal plays it back to mid on.
10.20.2: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, Rahul and Punjab are underway! Angled into the pads, this is worked through square leg for one.
00.10.1: Shivam Mavi to KL Rahul, A full one to begin with, no swing, Rahul strokes it to covers.
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