Sunil Narine © IANS
Sunil Narine © IANS

Sep 29, 2014

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So its all over for the Dolphins. Kolkata Knigh Riders win by 36 runs. Narine playing his part in the 13th successive win for KKR with quick wickets when Dolphins were counterattacking. KKR’s 13 match streak is now the longest for an Indian T20 side, and it is only the second time out of those 13 victories that they have won batting first.

What a spell for Sunil Narine. 4 overs 33 runs and three wickets. Dolphins need 42 runs from 6 balls.

Kuldeep Yadav finishes his spell with 4 overs no maiden 30 runs and one wicket. 48 runs required from 12 balls by the South African Champions.
Kuldeep Yadav to Vandiar, OUT!! Vandiar finds Yadav now, and he takes the simpler chance, Vandiar slammed it straight and flat and Yadav was around at long off.
J Vandiar c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav 1 (2)
Narine to Zondo, OUT!! two in two, he fetches a full delivery from well outside off and slog sweeps, Chawla in business again at deep midwicket to take this flat hit . 52 runs required by Dolphins from 18 balls.
K Zondo c Chawla b Narine 32 (25)
Narine to Frylinck, OUT!! Frylinck holes out to deep midwicket, finds Chawla, who is quite some distance in from the rope, Frylinck lunged forward on a bent knee looking to swipe it over midwicket, but got a rather tame connection on it.
R Frylinck c Chawla b Narine 11 (8)
Now its looking like a tough ask for the Dolphins. 56 runs required from 24 balls. Narine has still two overs left. Though he has been expensive today but in the depth it will be tough to hit him.
Narine to Phehlukwayo, OUT!! The partnership is broken. Narine with the breakthrough, Phehlukwayo departs, misses a swipe at this straighter one, and Narine is bang on target . Lats match’s hero Robbei Frylinck is here. 66 runs required from 30 balls.
A Phehlukwayo b Narine 37 (18)
77 runs required from 36 balls by Dolphins. They are still in the game because of this impressive fifth wicket partnership.
Dolphins are making an move on. 92 runs required from 42 balls.
Dolphins need 110 runs from 48 balls.
116 runs required from 54 balls. Zondo and Phehlukwayo are at the crease.
123 runs required from 60 balls by Dolphins. Phehlukwayo was dropped twice in this over. Dolphins need to do better than this. The match is going away from them.
Pathan to van Wyk, OUT, van Wyk departs, he skips out, hasn’t been able to get under it, has ended up hitting it high, and long on has settled under it.
MN van Wyk c Pandey b Pathan 34 (28)
Chawla to van Jaarsveld, OUT, gone this time, Jaarsveld walks out, Chawla pulls back the length a bit, it is the googly, spins away, bounces and beats him, Uthappa reacts quickly to whip off the bails.
VB van Jaarsveld st Uthappa b Chawla 19 (18)
141 runs required by Dolphins from 13 overs. Great over for the South African team.
12 runs from the Sunil Narine over. All runs came off the over and all were in boundaries. Knuckle ball which is short and outside off, van Wyk cuts it between backward point and short third man.
Good first over by Kuldeep Yadav. Tidy start from him, just the 2 runs off the over. 162 runs required by Dolphins from 15 remaining overs. KKR are top at this stage.
Dolphins require another 164 runs with 8 wickets and 16.0 overs remaining . KKR bowlers doing their job ver professionally. Specially Russell impressed with his pace.
170 runs required from 17 overs. Required run rate 10 per over. Dolphins need to up their scoring rate.
Russell to Chetty, OUT, two down, Chetty tries to go over midwicket with this shortish ball, but lobs it up tamely for mid on to jog across and take it .
C Chetty c Narine b Russell 1 (3)
What a bad start for the Dolphins. Pathan to Delport, OUT!! he’s turned it straight to midwicket, it was short outside off, Delport could have put it away, but swung it to the fielder.
C Delport c Gambhir b Pathan 0 (2)
So, Kolkata finish with 187. Gambhir wanted his batsmen to be put in a different situation. They were reduced to 34-2, but Uthappa and Pandey put on a show in a record stand in the history of World T20 League. They rebuilt the innings in the early stages with steady accumulation before exploding at the death. The 153 run partnership between Uthappa and Pandey is the highest partnership for KKR for any wicket.
Good over for Dolphins in the context of the match. Only nine runs came from this 19th over. Uthappa and Pandey still together. Robert Frylinck finish with figure of one for 29 in his four overs. Which is not bad considering the state of the match.
22 runs off the over. Kyle Abbott might be thinking what a cruel game T20 is. In this way KKR will finish near 200 mark. This partnership is on 134 of 78 balls.
Now this is a record record third wicket stand for KKR. Two Karnataka boys have made it to the record books. Uthappa nearing his hundred, Pandey nearing his half-century. Dolphins bowers need more discipline in their bowling.
What a partnership for KKR. 104 runs in 66 balls.Can Uthappa reach his hundred? He needs the strike more for this. KKR will give a tough score to chase for the Dolphins.
KKR batsmen now has the license to go for everything. With five overs to go. KKR will look to score at least 60 more runs. Which means they are looking towards a score around 180-190.
Fifty for Robin Uthappa. Big overs coming now for KKR. Though Delport has dropped him. Tough chance of caught and bowled. He missed it. Now Uthappa needs to make more of this chance.
Kolkata Knight Riders may have won 12 games in a row, but skipper Gautam Gambhir would like his boys to remain focussed on doing well in every match without thinking too much about the end result in the Champions League T20.
Craig Alexander bowled a good over. KKR need to up the anti now. The Kolkata Knight Riders are on top of the table in Group A of the ongoing CLT20 but the team would not like to take its match against Dolphins lightly, said assistant coach Vijay Dahiya.
92 after 11 overs. KKR is looking towards a big score again.
Zondo does not learn from his mistakes. Darts another short ball on the leg-stump, Uthappa swivels on the back foot and pulls it away past short fine. Kolkata plundered 15 runs off Zondo’s first over.
Uthappa’s timing and placement is getting better, he was moving forward initially, then sees it is flat outside off, and opens the face to time it between short third man and backward point . Pandey is also hitting the ball well.
What an over for KKR!! 17 runs came from this over. Pandey did bulk of the scoring. The bowler, Phehlukwayo is under pressure early. Pandey is looking in good touch now.
KKR need a partnership from this two Karnataka boys. At this moment Dolphins are on top. Though KKR have a deep batting line up.
Dolphins are doing really well They haven’t allowed the KKR batsmen to get away. 39 runs and two wickets in powerplay. Dolphins will take this.
Gone!! Kallis bowled by Alexander. Good work by the Dolphins. They have restricted KKR to 34 in first five overs and also managed to take two important wickets.
J Kallis b Craig Alexander 6(7)
Robert Frylinck does it again. This time with ball in hand. He seems to be having a good tournament. Kallis is now at the crease with Uthappa.
Frylinck to Gambhir, OUT!! Frylinck strikes in his first over again, Gambhir’s off stump is uprooted, it was a length ball, pitched around off, Gambhir tried to drive it leg side but missed. Kallis is the new man at number three.
G Gambhir b Frylinck 12(11)

 

The last four, hit by Gautam Gambhir may have been edgy, but it raised the 500th boundary for him is T20s. KKR make a decent start.
Craig Alexander, right-arm fast medium, is sharing the attack with Abbott. Good over for Kolkata. 10 runs came from this over.
After winning the toss KKR decided to bat, which is unusual in this year’s CLT20. But KKR are taking this as a practice game and they are preparing themselves for any kind f situation which might come in the semi-finals. They made careful start of the match.

 


Kolkata have won the toss and have opted to bat

Kolkata (Playing XI): Robin Uthappa(wk), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Manish Pandey, Ryan ten Doeschate, Yusuf Pathan, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav

Dolphins (Playing XI): Morne van Wyk(wk) (c), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Jonathan Vandiar, Craig Alexander, Khayelihle Zondo, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Robert Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott, Prenelan Subrayen


Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) and Dolphins will play each other in their last league match of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) 2014 at Hyderabad on Monday.  The points table gives the clear verdict. The champions of the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, KKR have already booked their slot for the semi-finals, while the Dolphins will play this match and fly back to South Africa. Check out the key battles of the match here

Dolphins lost all the three matches they played so far. While they managed to get close each time, they simply were not able to get the win. KKR have been unassailable so far, as they have continued their winning streak from the IPL and have won 12 matches on the trot.

KKR has evolved into a breeding ground for spinners. Kuldeep Yadav, the chinaman bowler from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh has been a revelation. Four wickets in two matches with an average of less than 6, the 19-year-old youngster has bowled with sublime variations. On the other hand, Sunil Narine continues to trouble batsmen with his carrom balls and unorthodox skills.

Squads:

Dolphins : Morne van Wyk(c & wk), Cameron Delport, Cody Chetty, Khayelihle Zondo, Jonathan Vandiar, Vaughn van Jaarsveld, Keshav Maharaj, Robert Frylinck, Andile Phehlukwayo, Kyle Abbott, Prenelan Subrayen.

Kolkata Knight Riders : Gautam Gambhir(c), Robin Uthappa(wk), Manish Pandey, Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Suryakumar Yadav, Andre Russell, Piyush Chawla, Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav.

Time: 14:30 GMT | 20:00 IST

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