8dThe Report by Nikhil Kalro

Gill and Karthik power KKR past sloppy CSK

The hosts got home with plenty of time to spare after Super Kings' fielding let them down in their attempt to defend 177

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Shubman Gill
57(36) 6x4 - 2x6
Control %78%
  • Productive Shot
  • cut shot
  • 13 runs
  • 1x4 - 1x6
6 0 1 14 7 9 0 20
KD Karthik
45(18) 7x4 - 1x6
Control %75%
  • Productive Shot
  • flick
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
5 12 14 9 2 0 0 3

Best performances - Bowlers

SP Narine
O4
M0
R20
W2
Eco5.00
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
PP Chawla
O4
M0
R35
W2
Eco8.75
RHB
OFFLEG
1W
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
1W

Commentator: Sreshth Shah

11.44pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Sunrisers Hyderabad move to first on virtue of net run-rate while Knight Riders jump to third on the points table. Some thinking to do for CSK before their next game. Till then, hope you enjoyed our coverage. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye!

Prem Ramachandr: "As a CSK fan, really concerned. Managed to get a lot of wins in the first half. But now is the real test. With an "older" squad, can they continue their form. #FastesttoPlayoffs"

11.40pm The presentation now. Gill or Narine for Man of the Match?

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. Says: "I'll stick to my bowling, because that's what made me the cricketer I am. Happy to help with the bat. I play my shots with the bat, and the freedom is there from the management no matter what. DK relies highly on his spin, but it's a whole team effort. Enjoying my cricket. Good performances make it better."

Dinesh Karthik, the winning captain. Says: "Credit to the management to have taken so many U-19 players. We were a little harsh on Gill earlier, but he's hit first-ball boundaries in the past too, so he's been good. Don't want to hype him up so he doesn't feel the added pressure, but he's special. Our bowlers were confident today, and they wanted to bowl, so I was happy to put their batsmen under pressure. We finished quickly because both were set, and T20 is such that you need to be pushing boundaries when you have momentum. Sunil's a thorough allrounder, and he bowls the better overs for us."

Karthick: "I think CSK plays with 9.5 players in most matches. With Jadeja contributing only in fielding and KV Sharma doing nothing:) Unless they address this it's going to be tough to win coming matches."

11.28pm Young Shubman Gill the star with the bat tonight. He's now the fourth-youngest to make an IPL fifty (Samson holds the record.) Karthik, too, played his part, but that's become his trademark now. A partnership of 83 at a run-rate of 13.83 secures KKR's win in an important game. Dhoni leads his boys out of the field. The presentation in a bit.

Ravi: "There goes Dhoni again with his lengthy speeches. Hearing him, one will think that it is CSK which won the match and not KKR :-)"

Darshak Trivedi: "If Prithvi Shaw is next Sachin..would that be too early to say that Gill is Virat in the making?..an after thought from the blog of cricinfo."

Shubman Gill, KKR's highest scorer: "I am very pleased to have batted at No. 4. The fielder had dropped a catch, so I had to finish the game. Was talking with DK about how to deal with the death overs. Especially with the spinners bowling. Plan was about making sure that runs are flowing, and if the ball is bad, we'll hit. KKR crowd is the best. No matter whether we win or lose. Great IPL experience, Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich are great, so much to learn from them."

MS Dhoni, the losing captain: "We have to look at what our strength with the bowlers was. It was important to hit the seam, but the pitch was better in the second innings. Overall disappointed with the loss, especially with the bowling department. The fielding, I knew how we'd field, but what was bad was the way the fielders reacted. You need to give extra when you are slow. Classic example was Michael Hussey. That's the commitment we needed, but we knew from the start how our fielding will be. No one was bowling well, so I shuffled the bowlers towards the end. They have to maneuver their pace and line a bit. They need to be aware of the batsman's strength, or if they're under pressure. That needs to come from the bowlers."

Vaibhav: "This Gill-DK partnership tonight is the most sublime in IPL2018 chases."

Ankit: "The way Karthik has captained KKR this season is brilliant. His guidance to bowlers behind the stumps. His contribution in batting forming partnership with other players and staying till the end to finish the game has helped KKR in winning.."

Vinay Vasanth: "Give the boy the MoM - Well played Shubman Gill!"

17.4
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs, slower ball on off, and Karthik's attempted drive takes the outside edge. But just short of point, and then races away for a boundary! Kolkata Knight Riders win by six wickets!
17.3
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs, full toss on leg stump, and that's been sent into the square-leg boundary! Uses his wrists to clip it to the boundary. Man there in the deep, but just too much power on show

Srinivas: "I'm extremely happy that IPL is serving the important purpose of show casing the talents of young Indian players. Shaw, Iyer, Pant, Gill, Mavi, Markande ... boy I'm loving this"

KKR one shot away from a win

17.3
1w
Bravo to Karthik, 1 wide, full and wide outside leg stump. He can't play the whip off his pads, but the team still collects one

Nagaraj: "This team of IPL 2018 flop will beat RCB !!

17.2
2
Bravo to Karthik, 2 runs, full on off, and Karthik drives with the bat's open face. Not hit well, but that's what earns them the second run

Siddhesh v: "Can we also form a "bowlers every batsman wants to face in the death" list for this years IPL? Possibly anyone from csk and rcb would make the cut there am thinking." -- Wonderful idea, S. Watch this space for more!

17.1
4
Bravo to Karthik, FOUR runs, Watto too slow! Low full toss on leg stump, and Karthik manages to flick it to the fine-leg boundary

Avinash: "No-one in the subcontinent has done what Gambhir did,earned my respect the day he stepped down taking all the blame,so I don't think he features in any flop list."

Md Ali: "Between all the football comparisons we forgot how good innings shubman played here.. we got to appreciate that right?.. here is your chance mr. Comm"

END OF OVER:
17 | 10 Runs | KKR: 165/4 (13 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.70, RRR: 4.33)

  • KD Karthik31 (14b)
  • Shubman Gill57 (36b)
  • L Ngidi3-0-36-1
  • RA Jadeja4-0-39-1

Anudeep: "Shubman Gill batted normally and his strike rate is 160 ... looks like he can do a Kohli if he needs to"

Saikrishnan: "@ AJ, If not for yesterday's match, Butler would have been on the list "

16.6
1
Ngidi to Karthik, 1 run, full ball, and clipped off his pads to fine leg. KKR dealing in singles now

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12SP NarineCA Lynn
2nd28RV UthappaSP Narine
3rd24SP NarineShubman Gill
4th33RK SinghShubman Gill
5th83KD KarthikShubman Gill