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Monday, July 15, 2024

KKR vs SRH Ball by Ball Commentary

Results
Final, Chennai, May 26, 2024, Indian Premier League, 2024
Kolkata Knight Riders beat Sunrisers Hyderabad by 8 wickets

Commentary

6:58 PM IST Right then, yet another season of the highly-touted Indian T20 League has come to an end and what a cricketing extravaganza it was! This season saw some unreal batting performances with the 250-run barrier being crossed on multiple occasions but towards the end of the tournament, we saw the pitches even out and a fantastic contest between bat and ball. Eventually, it was Kolkata who played some scintillating cricket throughout the tournament and went on to lift their third title in a memorable campaign. This also marks the end of the road for our coverage and we hope you guys enjoyed the season as much as we did. However, the cricketing action doesn't stop here as the showdown event of the year, the Men's T20 World Cup is around the corner. You can switch tabs and check the fixtures section for the latest matches. Till then, take care and goodbye!
6:57 PM IST Shreyas Iyer goes up to the podium and gets both hands on that Trophy and all his teammates come up and the Trophy is lifted amidst all the fireworks and what a joyous occasion it is for the franchise and all of their fans.
6:56 PM IST It is now time for Kolkata to get the winner's award and all players and members of the coaching staff will receive a limited-edition watch. After which, BCCI President, Roger Binny presents the winners-up cheque and that eye-catching winner's trophy to Kolkata's skipper Shreyas Iyer. Iyer comes in for a chat and says that this is what they demanded from each individual and everyone stepped up and the feeling cannot be expressed. Adds that the performance has been flawless throughout and when they stepped up in the Final, they just wanted to back each other and commends Hyderabad to have played excellent cricket throughout the tournament but today, everything went Kolkata's way. On Starc, he says that all the big players stand up when required and adds that he has been so good off the field and his work ethic is commendable. On Russell, he says that Russell has that magic wand which he keeps hidden and he just hands him the bowl and he has been lucky for them. Mentions that it is about the mindset of the players that has led them here.
6:47 PM IST It is now time for Hyderabad to receive the runners-up cheque and coach Daniel Vettori collects the tournament mementoes on his team's behalf. Their skipper, Pat Cummins then comes up to collect the cheque and runners-up shield. Cummins comes down for a chat and says that Kolkata bowled fantastically and that his side just did not have enough runs on the board. Mentions that you hope to get a few boundaries away but it was not to be as Kolkata gave nothing away and his team got outplayed. Reckons that 160 would have been a competitive total on what was a tricky wicket. Further says that it was not a 200-plus wicket but a few extra runs would have given them a chance. Tells that the batting style has been the biggest positive for them and it takes a lot of skill to post 250-plus scores thrice. Says that it was great working with many of the guys with whom he had not worked before. Also says that they play a lot in India but it is always a sea of blue, so, it was good to have the crowd on their side. Ends by saying that it was an amazing tournament and that the Indian T20 League continues to get better with every season.
6:45 PM IST Next up, the match officials receive their tournament mementos.
6:41 PM IST Sunil Narine has been presented as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) of the season for his brilliant exploits with bat and ball. Narine says that coming to the ground in this game brought back memories of 2012 and the feeling is surreal. Adds that he is enjoying his cricket and it helps when the team is winning and they have a great bunch of guys. On his batting, he says that getting the role of just going out there and expressing himself helped and Gautam Gambhir gave him a lot of confidence. Adds that Phil Salt had an incredible season but Rahmanullah Gurbaz came in and filled that spot really well. Mentions that Varun Chakaravarthy is a world-class bowler and it is his work off the field that has helped him and as a bowling unit, picking up wickets is key.
6:38 PM IST The Award for the leading wicket-taker of the season goes to Harshal Patel for finishing with 24 wickets. This is the second time Harshal has finished as the leading wicket-taker, he achieved the same feat in 2021. The Award for the leading run-scorer of the tournament goes to Virat Kohli for scoring 741 runs in the season. Like Harshal, it is the second time Kohli has achieved this feat, the first one coming in that unforgettable season in 2016.
6:33 PM IST Nitish Kumar Reddy is adjudged the EMERGING PLAYER OF THE TOURNAMENT!
6:32 PM IST Mitchell Starc is the Player of the Match for his brilliant spell of bowling up top in the Final. Says that it was a great night for Kolkata and it has been a special season with two exciting teams making it to the final. Mentions that they had a fantastic squad and it was nice to find rhythm at the back end of the tournament. Feels that it was great to contribute personally but at the same time, it was nice to see everyone contributing as a team. States that they were not sure how the wicket would play but Shreyas Iyer was spot on with the usage of the bowlers and field placements. On the pressure of the price tag coming into the tournament, he says that there have been plenty of jokes about the money but since it was a long time since he last played in the Indian T20 League, it helped him in managing the expectations.
6:29 PM IST The presentation ceremony is up next...
5:21 PM IST What a season this has been for Kolkata, it has been a decade's wait for this third title to come but they will be very happy to have done it here at the Chepauk where they won their first title way back in 2012 against a mighty Chennai side. Gautam Gambhir was the captain then and lifted both of their previous titles and now he becomes a rare entity to have won the coveted Indian T20 League both as a captain and a mentor.
5:18 PM IST Rahmanullah Gurbaz is the next man to chime in. He says that his mother will be watching at home and will be happy to see the team win the final. States that he was not expecting to get a chance when Phil Salt was there but needed to be ready since it was a long tournament. Adds that when he got the opportunity, he was happy to contribute for the team.
5:17 PM IST Harshit Rana is the next man in for a chat. He says that he cannot express his feelings right now. Nitish Rana shares that he had sent a long message to Gautam Gambhir when the latter joined as a mentor. Gambhir replied then that he would be happy if the team won the title. Rinku Singh joins them and says that it is a dream come true for him.
5:10 PM IST Andre Russell is the first one in for a chat. Says that he has no words to explain this feeling and it means so much to him and the team. Thanks the fans for their support throughout the season. Varun Chakaravarthy says that it has been a great season for him and credits Abhishek Nayar for building the Indian core. Venkatesh Iyer joins them and thanks the fans for their constant support.
5:08 PM IST Let's now hear from a few of the players and coaching staff of the winning Kolkata side...
5:06 PM IST Heartbreak for Hyderabad but once they decided to bat first, they always knew the first 6 overs were going to be testing and very crucial. The top order crumbled under pressure and they kept on losing wickets throughout the innings, struggling their way to 113 runs, the lowest first innings total in an Indian T20 League final match. The bowlers needed to pull off a miracle but against an upbeat Kolkata side, they seemed helpless. Pat Cummins tried to go for the jugular from the start and picked up an early wicket but then Bhuvneshwar Kumar went for 20 runs and from thereon, they were completely defeated. Hyderabad were put out of their misery in just 10.3 overs and will be very disappointed with how their final two games against Kolkata went. Nevertheless, a positive season overall and they will be eager to come back next season and get back into the Final.
4:56 PM IST KOLKATA ARE THE CHAMPIONS! The whole team springs onto the field of play in ecstasy and boy, they deserve this win so much, what a performance. One of the all-time greatest team performances in a Final and Kolkata have simply blown away Hyderabad to pick up their third Indian T20 League Trophy. From start to finish, Kolkata looked in control and once they made those early inroads in the first innings, they never let their opponents breathe for a minute. After being asked to bowl first, Shreyas Iyer seemed happy and the likes of Mitchell Starc and co did a fine job upfront. Needing just 114 runs for the win, Sunil Narine fell early but Rahmanullah Gurbaz hit a few boundaries and then Venkatesh Iyer took the bull by its horns and made the Hyderabad bowlers pay. Not even for a minute did Kolkata look to be in any sorts of pressure and they have rounded off a fine season, finishing top of the group table and now, they have gone the distance as well.
End of over 10.33 runs
KKR: 114/2CRR: 10.86
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10.3

Shahbaz Ahmed to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

KOLKATA ARE THE 2024 INDIAN T20 LEAGUE CHAMPIONS! Shahbaz Ahmed bowls it full and on off, Venkatesh Iyer gets a good stride in and looks to paddle it towards short fine leg. Gets an inside edge that sneaks past the stumps and beats Heinrich Klaasen as well. The batters scamper across for a quick run and the two Iyers, Venkatesh and Shreyas have their arms aloft in joy. The Kolkata players come charging onto the park and it is going to be a long night of celebrations.

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10.2

Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Attacks the stumps and bowls it short in length, Shreyas Iyer goes back in his crease and pushes it wide of cover for one. Scores level now and the crowd roars in anticipation for the glory shot.

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10.1

Shahbaz Ahmed to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

DROPPED! Rahul Tripathi puts down a tough chance! Sliding into the pads, fuller in length, Venkatesh Iyer shapes for the slog sweep and hits it flat towards deep backward square leg where Rahul Tripathi runs in and dives in front but fails to hold onto the catch. The rolls in front off his hands and the batters cross for one.

End of over 105 runs
KKR: 111/2CRR: 11.10RRR: 0.30
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9.6

Aiden Markram to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

FIFTY FOR VENKATESH IYER! He has picked up where he left off in Qualifier 1 and has not missed a beat this inning. This is shorter and quicker, on off, Venkatesh Iyer rocks back and cuts it square to deep point for a single and this has been a memorable knock from the southpaw on the big night of the final.

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9.5

Aiden Markram to Shreyas Iyer, 1 run

Turning in, short and around middle, Shreyas Iyer goes on the back foot and works it around the corner. Brings back Venkatesh back on strike, who is on 49.

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9.4

Aiden Markram to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Drops it short and it spins away from the batter, Venkatesh Iyer rocks back and pulls it on the bounce to deep mid-wicket for one. Moves to 49 does Venkatesh.

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9.3

Aiden Markram to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Flat and short, outside off, Venkatesh Iyer goes for the switch hit but gets beaten for pace this time as the ball zips through.

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9.2

Aiden Markram to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

Slower through the air and on a nagging length, on middle, Venkatesh Iyer goes for the reverse hit but the extra bounce results in Iyer failing to connect and gets hit on the body.

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9.1

Aiden Markram to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

In the air...but it lands safely! Short and slower as well, on off, Venkatesh Iyer miscues the pull but it lands well in front of deep mid-wicket. Two runs taken.

End of over 913 runs
KKR: 106/2CRR: 11.78RRR: 0.72
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8.6

Shahbaz Ahmed to Shreyas Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Wow, what a shot first up! Shahbaz serves it full and it is just outside off, Shreyas Iyer is quick to pull out the reverse sweep and uses his strong wrists to hit it over backward point for a boundary. Just 8 runs away now are Kolkata.

4:48 PM IST Shreyas Iyer, the skipper walks out to bat now.
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8.5

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

OUT! TRAPPED PLUMB IN FRONT! Or is it? After being hit for six off the previous ball, Shahbaz Ahmed pushes it through from around the wicket and it is much fuller, on middle and leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets inside the line to sweep it fine but the ball sneaks past the bat and hits him low on the front pad. Uh oh, the third umpire informs that UltraEdge and Ball Tracking are down at the moment. As a result, he has to make the decision by looking at the replays and he concludes that there is no conclusive evidence to overturn the on-field call. Rahmanullah Gurbaz isn't pleased but has to make the long walk back.

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8.4

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 6 runs

SIX! Excellent use of the feet! Shahbaz Ahmed offers flight and bowls it full, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz skips down the track in a flash and gets to the pitch of it. Tonks it back over the bowler's head for a maximum.

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8.3

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Sees the batter back away early and follows him, on a nagging length, Rahmanullah Gurbaz is tucked up for room and defends it solidly.

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8.2

Shahbaz Ahmed to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Leg bye! Way too short by Shahbaz Ahmed but he gets away with it. The line is around leg, Venkatesh Iyer shapes up for the switch hit but the ball spins away to beat the bat. The batters cross as the ball rolls off the pads on the leg side for one.

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8.1

Shahbaz Ahmed to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

'Two' is the call and they get it! Slanting across the batter, full and outside off, Venkatesh Iyer drags the shot and hits it between deep mid-wicket and long on for a couple of runs.

End of over 89 runs
KKR: 93/1CRR: 11.63RRR: 1.75
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7.6

Jaydev Unadkat to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Easily done! Comes from around the wicket for the right-hander but sticks to his plan of taking pace off and going into the wicket, Rahmanullah Gurbaz picks the change of pace and sets himself up before nailing the pull over mid-wicket for a boundary. Kolkata just 21 runs away from their third Indian T20 League title.

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7.5

Jaydev Unadkat to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Pitches it up and bowls it with pace, on middle and leg, Venkatesh Iyer hits through the line to the right of long on for a single.

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7.4

Jaydev Unadkat to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

Dishes it out on a back of a length, near the tramline on off, Venkatesh Iyer reaches out and has to generate power into the shot as slaps it wide of deep cover for a couple of runs.

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7.3

Jaydev Unadkat to Venkatesh Iyer, no run

The ball never arrived and Venkatesh Iyer gets beaten all ends up! Unadkat goes into the surface and it is slower as well, on off, Venkatesh Iyer waits for the ball to arrive and decides to go for the pull but fails to connect.

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7.2

Jaydev Unadkat to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Pace taken off again by Unadkat and it is on a back of a length, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz hops and rides the bounce to tap it in front of backward point for one.

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7.1

Jaydev Unadkat to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Starts off on a nagging length and does not offer much pace, outside off, Venkatesh Iyer stays deep in his crease and flat bats it down to long off for a single.

End of over 712 runs
KKR: 84/1CRR: 12.00RRR: 2.30
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6.6

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Fires it in from around the wicket and it is full as well, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets a good stride in and blocks it out on the leg side.

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6.5

Shahbaz Ahmed to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Leg bye! Slows it up and offers flight does Shahbaz and serves it on a nagging length, Venkatesh Iyer skips down the track to convert this one into a half-volley but gets beaten by the flight. The ball rolls away off his pads on the leg side for one.

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6.4

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Keeps it full and at the stumps, flicked through mid-wicket for a single by Gurbaz.

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6.3

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 6 runs

SIX! Good proactive batting and Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets the reward! Tosses it up and bowls it full, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz walks across his stumps and gets down on one knee. Helps it away fine and it touches the boundary cushions on the full at the deep backward square leg fence.

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6.2

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR BYES! That has missed everything! Sliding on with the arm, full and on middle and leg, Rahmanullah Gurbaz presses forward as he plays for the turn. The ball skids through and beats the inside edge. It beats Heinrich Klaasen to his left and it races away.

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6.1

Shahbaz Ahmed to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Gets the ball to grip a bit does Shahbaz Ahmed, on a nagging length, on off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets half-forward and dabs it in front of point.

4:31 PM IST Strategic Break! Well then, Kolkata have come out all guns blazing and are inching towards the title in some fashion. Sunil Narine fell early and there have been a few edges that have gone to the fence but Venkatesh Iyer has come out and played like there's no tomorrow. Given the current circumstances, the game could be over in the next five overs or so. Fasten your seat belts and let's get back to the action.
End of over 620 runs
KKR: 72/1CRR: 12.00RRR: 3
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5.6

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Quick single taken to round off a 20-run over! Off-pace delivery, on a back of a length, on middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz whips it in front of mid-wicket and scampers across for a run. Kolkata get 72 runs off the Powerplay, the most scored by a team in any Indian T20 League final.

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5.5

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

This is served on a fullish length, on middle and leg, knocked down to long on for a single by Venkatesh Iyer.

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5.4

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Edged but it still finds the fence. Been that kind of night for Hyderabad. T Natarajan attacks the stumps and keeps it full, Venkatesh Iyer has a wild heave across the line. Almost swings himself off his feet and gets an outside edge that races past short third for the third four of the over.

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5.3

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! BANG! This has gone the distance! Natrajan drifts on the pads and it is fuller as well, Venkatesh Iyer picks it up early and lifts it over the deep square leg fence for a biggie.

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5.2

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Venkatesh Iyer is seeing them like a beach ball! T Natarajan digs it in short but it is not short enough to trouble the batter. It is over middle, Venkatesh Iyer makes room and fetches the pull and drags it over mid-wicket for back-to-back boundaries.

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5.1

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Flayed away! T Natarajan bowls it on a back of a length from over the wicket, over middle, Venkatesh Iyer backs away early and throws the kitchen sink at it. Hits it uppishly but past backward point for a boundary.

End of over 56 runs
KKR: 52/1CRR: 10.40RRR: 4.13
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4.6

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Banged in short over middle stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets on top of the bounce and pulls it down to mid-wicket.

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4.5

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Nagging length, bowled on off stump, hit away on the up but a bit tentatively towards mid off.

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4.4

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

A spicy short ball, well-directed over off stump and coming in at helmet height. Rahmanullah Gurbaz leaves it alone.

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4.3

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Length again on middle and leg, played away on the up down to long on for another single.

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4.2

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Pitched up a bit slower and on leg stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz backs away to heave it away but miscues it off the toe end of the bat to long on for a single.

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4.1

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Nothing going Hyderabad's way here! Pat Cummins comes in from over the stumps and follows the batter down the leg side with a short ball. Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets cramped up but manages to get some bat on it and the ball goes down to fine leg for a boundary.

4:22 PM IST Change of ends for Pat Cummins (1-0-12-1).
End of over 49 runs
KKR: 46/1CRR: 11.50RRR: 4.25
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3.6

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Banged in short and over leg stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets inside the line and plays a control pull shot to deep fine leg for a single.

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3.5

T Natarajan to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Good length angled into the pads, Venkatesh Iyer tucks it down to fine leg for a single.

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3.4

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Oh, that could have been a brilliant run out from Nitish Kumar Reddy. Back of a length around off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz pushes it to the right of covers and takes off for a quick single. Nitish dives across and while on the ground manages to fire in a throw at the bowler's end. It is just a bit wide and Gurbaz makes it through.

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3.3

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Takes pace off and bowls it on a hard length around the top of off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz blocks it under the eyeline.

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3.3

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

WIDE! Banged in short, trying to be aggressive but this is angled just down the leg side for another wide.

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3.2

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Good length on the stumps, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tentatively blocks this one off.

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3.1

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Edged away! Nagging length on off stump and angling away late, Rahmanullah Gurbaz looks to block but gets an outside edge that goes wide of first slip but fine of short third and runs away to the fence.

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3.1

T Natarajan to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

WIDE! Starts from over the wicket but begins with a loosener as this length ball is angled down the leg side for a wide.

4:15 PM IST T Natarajan comes into the attack as the first change.
End of over 320 runs
KKR: 37/1CRR: 12.33RRR: 4.52
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2.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

What an effort in the deep! Good length on the pads, Venkatesh Iyer tucks it away wide of short fine leg and it seems to be running away to the fence but Nitish Kumar Reddy sprints across to his left from deep square leg and dives in to save a couple of runs. 20 off the over!

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2.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

Excellent running! On a hard length over the top of off stump, angling back in, Rahmanullah Gurbaz tentatively blocks it back on the pitch and Venkatesh Iyer calls him for a quick single.

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2.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 1 run

Hard length around off and middle, Venkatesh Iyer jams the ball square on the off side and picks up a single.

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2.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! Even better and Kolkata are flying here. Pitched up on the stumps, Venkatesh Iyer comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball before lofting it straight back over the bowler's head for a huge hit.

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2.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 6 runs

SIX! Wow, that is a top shot from Venkatesh Iyer. Iyer pre-empts the fuller ball and comes down the track, swatting it flat and straight down the ground for a maximum.

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2.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Venkatesh Iyer, 4 runs

FOUR! Easy pickings for Venkatesh Iyer. Full and on the pads, Iyer flicks it away very fine and the ball races away down to fine leg for four runs.

End of over 212 runs
KKR: 17/1CRR: 8.50RRR: 5.38
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1.6

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Good delivery! Rahmanullah Gurbaz is early to come down the pitch and Pat Cummins sees him coming. Cummins digs it in quick and short at the batter and Gurbaz ducks under it.

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1.5

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Up and over! Controlled aggression from Rahmanullah Gurbaz. Fractionally short around off stump, Gurbaz comes down the pitch and backs away a bit before hammering it over covers for a boundary.

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1.4

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Good length around the top of off and angling back in sharply, Rahmanullah Gurbaz watches it right onto the bat and blocks it off.

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1.3

Pat Cummins to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Back to over the wicket for the right-hander and this is bowled on a hard length over off and middle, Rahmanullah Gurbaz stays on the back foot and keeps it out.

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1.3

Pat Cummins to Venkatesh Iyer, 2 runs

TWO WIDES! Comes from around the stumps and angles it in well down the leg side, Venkatesh Iyer misses the flick and Heinrich Klaasen does well to dive and get a glove on it. The batters pick up a run as well.

4:05 PM IST Venkatesh Iyer comes in at number 3.
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1.2

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, no run

OUT! CAUGHT! Six and out for Sunil Narine. Pat Cummins slides this one on a nagging length on middle and leg and the ball slides on off the turf. Sunil Narine is caught on the crease and just tries to lift the ball but gets a top edge that flies up just over mid-wicket. Shahbaz Ahmed comes in from the deep and takes a comfortable. Just the start Hyderabad would have wanted and the skipper has delivered.

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1.1

Pat Cummins to Sunil Narine, 6 runs

SIX! Sunil Narine has made his intentions clear right away. Loose from Pat Cummins as he digs it in short over middle and leg, sitting up nicely for the batter. Sunil Narine makes a bit of room and crunches the pull over deep mid-wicket for a biggie.

4:03 PM IST Who will bowl from the other end? It will be the Hyderabad skipper, Pat Cummins.
End of over 15 runs
KKR: 5/0CRR: 5.00RRR: 5.73
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0.6

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Tidy from Bhuvneshwar Kumar but Kolkata do get five runs off the first over. A tad fuller and around off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz stays on the back foot and plays it late towards covers.

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0.5

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Just drags the length back a bit and brings the line closer to the off stump, Rahmanullah Gurbaz shoulders arms at this one.

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0.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Right on the money this time! Full, on the fifth stump line and shaping away nicely, Rahmanullah Gurbaz goes after it and plays away from the body but the ball beats the outside edge.

1
0.4

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 1 run

WIDE! Length again and well outside off, swinging further away for a wide.

0
0.3

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Good length and in the channel outside off, Rahmanullah Gurbaz opts to leave this one alone.

4
0.2

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, 4 runs

FOUR! Slashed away hard and Rahmanullah Gurbaz is underway with a boundary. Short of a length and outside off, swinging away, Gurbaz throws his hands at it and the ball flies off the outer half of the bat and wide of third man for a boundary.

0
0.1

Bhuvneshwar Kumar to Rahmanullah Gurbaz, no run

Lovely delivery to start with! Nice and full on the fourth stump line, swinging away, Rahmanullah Gurbaz gets well forward to drive but is beaten past the outside edge.

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