CLT20 2014: KKR vs Dolphins - As it happened...
Over 20 || Score 140/8
Even in a dead rubber, KKR managed to continue their winning streak as they beat Dolphins by 36 runs. After elected to bat first, KKR put up a challenging total of 187 runs against the South African-outfit. And then KKR bowlers conformably managed to defend their total. Sunil Narine and Yusuf Pathan bowled well to restrict their opponent on 151 runs to helped their team win 13th match on the trot.
Over 18 || Score 140/8
In the last four overs, Dolphins lost four wickets. And once again Sunil Narine came out as the main weapon for KKR. In his third over, the offie picked two consecutive wickets to pushed the South African club on the back-foot. Now in the last two overs, Dolphins need 47 runs to seal the match and have mere two wickets left.
Over 14 || Score 111/2
Gambhir gave the ball to Ryan ten Doeschate in the 13th over. And Andile Phehlukwayo welcomed him by hitting him for two boundaries and a six in the first three balls to collect 18 from the over. In fact, in the very next over, Kuldeep Yadav too proved expensive as he leaked 15 from his second over. Both the batsmen are dealing in boundaries and sixes at the moment.
Over 10 || Score 65/2
Pathan strikes once again. In the ninth over, the off-spinner gave his team fourth wicket in the form of dangerous looking Van Wyk. The batsman couldn't manage to time the ball well and gave a simple catch to long on fielder. Andile Phehlukwayo is the new man in.
MN van Wyk c Pandey b Pathan 34 (28b)
Over 8 || Score 53/3
In the sixth over bowled by mystery spinner Sunil Narine, Morne van Wyk took him by surprise and hit him for three boundaries to collect 12 runs from the over. But in the 8th over leggie Piyush Chawla gave his team another breakthrough in the form of VB van Jaarsveld. Smart work behind the wickets by Uthappa should also be credited for the wicket Chawla got. Meanwhile, Dolphins crossed the 50-run mark in the 8th over.
VB van Jaarsveld st Uthappa b Chawla 19 (18b)
Over 4 || Score 24/2
After losing two quick wickets Morne van Wyk and Morne van Wyk are in the middle for Dolphins. In the last two overs came two boundaries as KKR conceded 12 runs. Dolphins can take heart from the fact that KKR too lose two quick wickets early on in the match but still managed to set up a big total.
Over 2 || Score 12/2
After putting up a challenging total of 187 runs, KKR couldn't have asked for a better start as they got one wicket each in their first two overs. First, Yusuf Pathan got the better of opener Delport, who couldn't manage to open his account and then in the following over, Russell gave his team second breakthrough in the form of Chetty.
C Chetty c Narine b Russell 1 (3b)
CS Delport c Gambhir b Pathan 0 (2b)
Over 20 || Score 187/2
Riding on the superb unbeaten 153-run partnership between Robin Uthappa and Manish Pandey for the third wicket, KKR put up a challenging total of 187 runs in front of Dolphins. If opener Uthappa scored a useful innings of 85 runs then Pandey too contributed well with his 76-run knock.
Over 18 || Score 168/2
Dolphin bowlers are struggling at the moment as both the batsmen are now dealing in boundaries and sixes. In the 18the over, Pandey not only completed his fifty, but also take the KKR score above 150-run mark. Pandey smashed Abbott for two boundaries and two sixes to collect 22 runs from the over.
Over 16 || Score 138/2
In the 16th over, the pair of Uthappa and Pandey completed a hundred-run partnership for the third wicket. In the over Pandey launched Subrayen for a maximum over cow corner to collect ten runs from the over.
Over 15 || Score 128/2
Uthappa is on a roll. He is dealing in boundaries at the moment. Alexander, who came to bowl the 15th over, was smashed for two consecutive boundaries, which came from the willow of Uthappa. 11 runs came from the over.
Over 14 || Score 117/2
In the first ball of the 13th over, KKR touched the hundred figure mark. In-form opener Uthappa has been collecting boundaries at regular intervals. And in the next over the right-hander completed his fifty off the first ball, with the help of a single. He scored seven boundaries to reach the fifty-run mark. And then celebrated his fifty in style by collecting two boundaries in the same over.
Over 12 || Score 99/2
Tight 11th over by Subrayen as he conceded mere three runs. Meanwhile, Dolphin's skipper brought back his strike bowler Alexander into the attack. In the first four balls he gave mere two runs. Off the next, Pandey collected a boundary towards cow corner. Single from the last ball.
Over 10 || Score 89/2
Both the batsmen in the middle -- Pandey and Uthappa -- are looking set now. And now they are looking to hit the Dolphin bowlers all over the park. Meanwhile, in the 10 the over they have completed the 50-run partnership for the third wicket. In the last two overs came four boundaries, as Dolphins bowlers leaked 24 runs.
Over 8 || Score 65/2
Andile Phehlukwayo has been introduced into the attack in the 8th over. First Pandey smashed him for six and a boundary and then off the last ball Uthappa collected a boundary, as 17 runs came from the over.
Over 7 || Score 48/2
KKR desperately need a big partnership from Manish and Uthappa. In the last two overs both the batsmen managed to collect 14 runs. Uthappa is in good from and should play sensible cricket if KKR need to put up a challenging total in front of Dolphins tonight.
Over 5 || Score 34/2
Kallis out! After playing a superb shot over the slip for six, Kallis got clean bowled off the very next ball. He missed the line completely and his stumps went for a walk. Poor shot by a class batsman. Manish Pandey has joined Uthappa in the middle after the fall of 2nd KKR wicket.
JH Kallis b Alexander 6 (7b)
Over 4 || Score 25/1
Gambhir out! Frylinck bowled a beauty to get the wicket of KKR skipper. The length ball went through the gates of the southpaw's defense. Seven runs came from the fourth over. Jacques Kallis is the next man in.
G Gambhir b Frylinck 12 (11b)
Over 3 || Score 18/0
Decent start by KKR openers - Gambhir and Uthappa -- as they have added 18 runs in the first three overs without losing any wickets. Both the openers have started scored their first boundary in the second over bowled by Robbie Frylinck. Kyle Abbott and Robbie Frylinck have started the bowling proceedings for Dolphins.
KKR have won the toss and elected to bat first.
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In a dead rubber South African-outfit Dolphins will be up against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Uppal, Hyderabad.
Dolphins are already out of the tournament after losing their first three matches in the competition.
On the other hand, the Knight Riders, defending champions of the IPL T20 tournament this year, are on a roll after registering 12 wins in a row.
Noting that his team has not been precise in different areas during the CLT20, Dolphins coach Lance Klusener said the side has not played as a team during the event.
The South African club has not been consistent during the event though few players like Robert Frylinck have been impressive. Frylinck was scintillating in the match against Lahore Lions with his 27-ball 63 (4x4, 6x6). Even Khayelihle Zondo's unbeaten 63 went in vain against Perth Scorchers.
The Knight Riders look invincible at the moment with captain Gautam Gambhir, Robin Uthappa, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Andre Russel and young Suryakumar Yadav in fine form with the bat. Their batting has got a further boost with Jacques Kallis resuming in the last match after he recovered from a problem in the neck.
The bowling department of the Kolkata side looks equally dangerous with "mystery spinner" Sunil Narine, Kuldeep Yadav and Piyush Chawla giving nightmares to the rival batsmen.
The teams (from):
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (C), Yusuf Pathan, Robin Uthappa, Piyush Chawla, Vinay Kumar, Umesh Yadav, Manish Pandey, Suryakumar Yadav, Kuldeep Yadav, Sunil Narine, Jacques Kallis, Ryan ten Doeschate, Pat Cummins, Andre Russel and Manvinder Bisla.
Dolphins: Morne Van Wyk (C), Daryn Smit, Cody Chetty, Daryn Dupavillon, Vaughn Van Jaarsveld, Khayelihle Zondo, Robert Frylinck, Kyle Abbott, Craig Alexander, Jonathan Vandiar, Keshav Maharaj, Prenelan Subrayen, Cameron Delport, Andile Phehlukwayo and Sibonelo Makhanya.