IPL 7: Kings XI Punjab vs Kolkata Knight Riders - As it happened...

By Chaitan Papnai | Last Updated: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 14:39

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Kolkata Knight Riders Innings

Over 18 || Score 150/1

11 runs needed of 18 balls. Sandeep Sharma has been brought back into the attack. But now it's just a formality for KKR to win the game. Off the first ball, Pandey picked the mid-wicket spot to collect his third boundary of the match. Six runs came from the next four balls. Off the last Pandey took a single to seal the match. KKR beat KXIP by nine wickets with twelve balls to spare.

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Over 17 || Score 139/1

19 runs needed off 24 balls. Dhawan to bowl to his last over. The medium pacer conceded eight runs in the over.

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Over 16 || Score 131/1

27 runs needed off 30 balls. Patel to continue. Off the fifth ball, Gambhir launched the bowler for a boundary towards long -off. And with that Gambhir completed his third fifty of the tournament. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 15 || Score 123/1

37 runs needed off 36 balls. Dhawan to bowl the over. KKR is cruising towards victory. Off the third ball Gambhir picked his sixth boundary, this time towards mid-wicket. Ten runs came from the over. Gauti is just three runs short of his fifty now. He is playing a captain's knock today -- leading from the front.

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Over 14 || Score 113/1

Patel to bowl the over. The left arm spinner has bowler another economical over as he gave mere three from it. But KXIP need wickets here.

===================================================Over 13 || Score 110/1

Johnson has been reintroduced into the attack. Off the fourth ball Pandey slapped the bowler straight down the ground for a boundary. KKR need few wickets in succession to make a comeback in the match. Eight runs came from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 102/1

Maxwell has been given the ball. Can he change the course of the game with the ball this time? Off the third ball, Gambhir sliced the slightly short ball towards backward point for a boundary. 11 runs came from the over. Meanwhile, KKR have crossed the mark of hundred runs.

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Over 11 || Score 91/1

Patel to bowl his second over. The left-arm spinner is not offering much room to the batsmen to free their arms. Another tight over by him as he conceded mere two runs in it.

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Over 10 || Score 89/1

Dhawan to continue. Off the fourth ball Pandey collected his first boundary towards mid-wicket. Good over for KKR as ten runs came from it.

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Over 9 || Score 79/1

Awana to continue. The right arm medium pacer is bowling at a good line and length. Two singles came from the first four balls. Off the fifth ball, Gambhir cut the short ball towards point region for a boundary. In the last came a single. Seven runs came from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 72/1

Rishi Dhawan has been introduced into the attack. Manish Pandey has joined Gambhir in the middle after the fall of Uthappa's wicket. Good over first up by the medium pacer as he conceded mere four runs from it.

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Over 7 || Score 68/1

Parvinder Awana has been given the ball for the first time in the match. In the second ball, Uthappa got the outside edge of his bat and the ball ran past the third man boundary. Off the fourth ball, Gambhir cut the short ball towards point region for another boundary. Uthappa Out! Uthappa tried to clear the mid-wicket boundary but found a fielder at deep and his fine innings came to an end. 13 runs came from the over.

RV Uthappa c Patel b Awana 46 (28b)

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Over 6 || Score 55/0

Akshar Patel has been given the ball. Off the fifth ball, Uthappa came down the pitch to chip the bowler over long on to collect a boundary. Seven runs came from the over. Meanwhile, KKR crossed the mark of fifty runs.

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Over 5 || Score 48/0

Sandeep to continue. Off the third ball, Gambhir pulled the short ball for a boundary towards mid-wicket. Sandeep should try to ball a bit fuller. Meanwhile, seven runs came from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 41/0

Johnson is ready with his second over. Off the second ball, Uthappa tried to pull the bowler but got the thick outside edge and it went for a six, straight over wicket-keepers head. Off the last three balls Uthappa slapped three boundaries. Big over for KKR as 19 runs came from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 22/0

Sandeep Sharma to continue. Uthappa played three elegant shots in the over, all for boundaries. Class was written all over them. 12 runs came from the over, all in boundaries.

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Over 2 || Score 10/0

Mitchell Johnson is sharing the new ball with Sharma. Off the last ball Gambhir slapped the ball towards mid-wicket for a boundary. Eight runs came from the first over of Johnson.

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Over 1 || Score 2/0

Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa are in the middle to open the innings for KKR, whereas, Sandeep Sharma has the new ball in hand. Sharma has bowled a tight over first up and conceded mere two runs in the over.

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Kings XI Punjab Innings

Over 20 || Score 149/8

Mystery spinner Sunil Narine is to bowl the final over of the innings. First two balls were dot. Off the next Johnson picked the bowler towards mid-wicket for a boundary. The boundary followed by a six, as the southpaw slogged the bowler for a maximum over cow corner. Off the last two balls came two wickets in the form of Johnson and Akshar Patel respectively. Eventually KXIP set up a challenging total of 149 runs in front of KKR.

AR Patel run out 1 (1b)
 
MG Johnson st †Uthappa b Narine 14 (12b)

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Over 19 || Score 138/6

Umesh Yadav to bowl the penultimate over of the innings. Five runs came from the first five balls. Off the last came a double from the bat of Bailey. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 131/6

Narine to bowl the over. It's an economical over by the West Indian as he conceded mere four from it.

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Over 17 || Score 127/6

Chawla to continue. George Bailey and Rishi Dhawan are in the middle for KXIP. Dhawan Out! Chawla bowled a googly and Dhawan missed the line completely and his stumps went for a toss. Four runs came from the over.

R Dhawan b Chawla 4 (6b)

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Over 16 || Score 123/5

Umesh Yadav is set to bowl his third over. Miller played on! It's an off cutter which got the inside edge of the southpaw and disturbed the bails. Both the big hitters – Maxwell and Miller are back in the hut. Seven runs came from the the over along with the wicket.

DA Miller b UT Yadav 13 (14b)

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Over 15 || Score 116/4

Chawla to continue. Off the third ball the leggie gave KKR another breakthrough. Viru Out! Sehwag came down the ground to hit the bowler all over the park but only managed an inside edge and it crashed into his stumps. Four runs from the over.

V Sehwag b Chawla 72 (50b)

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Over 14 || Score 112/3

Morkel has been given the ball once again. Off the third ball, Sehwag placed the ball fine towards on side to collect his tenth boundary. Off the next ball he picked another four, this time towards third man, which came from the thick outside edge. Ten runs came from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 102/3

Chawla to continue. After taking the big wicket in his opening over, the leggie bowled another good over as he conceded mere six in this over. Meanwhile, KXIP crossed the mark of hundred runs.

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Over 12 || Score 96/3

David Miller is the new man in. Ryan ten Doeschate has been given the ball for the first time in the match. Off the third ball, Sehwag launched the bowler over his head to collect his ninth boundary. Tight first over by the medium pacer as he conceded mare six runs from it.

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Over 11 || Score 90/3

Chawla has been given the ball. The big hitter Maxwell Out! Maxwell tried to slog the ball but couldn't connect it well and eventually gave a simple catch to Morkel at deep square leg. Five runs came from the over.

GJ Maxwell c Morkel b Chawla 14 (14b)

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Over 10 || Score 85/2

Kallis to continue. Off the second ball, Maxwell slogged the ball towards on side to pick his first boundary. Off the last ball Sehwag collected another boundary by placing the ball fine towards third man. 12 runs came from the over. Meanhile, Sehwag completed his fifty.

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Over 9 || Score 73/2

Narine to continue. First ball and Viru collected another boundary towards third man region. 11 runs came from the over.

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Over 8 || Score 62/2

Jacques Kallis has been reintroduced into the attack. Off the fifth ball, Viru picked the slower one by the South African and launched it over the long off boundary for a maximum. Viru is back! Nine runs from the over.

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Over 7 || Score 53/2

Mystery spinner Sunil Narine has been introduced into the attack. Four singles from the first four balls. Meanwhile, KXIP crossed the mark of fifty runs. Last two balls were dot. Four runs from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 49/2

Morkel to continue. Saha played on! Saha tried to place the ball towards off side but got the inside edge of his bat and the ball crashed into his stumps. Glenn Maxwell is the new man in! Maxwell opened his account with a single towards square leg. Single from the over.

WP Saha b Morkel 15 (9b)

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Over 5 || Score 48/1

Yadav to continue. Saha is also looking in good form. He collected two consecutive boundaries off the fourth and fifth balls of the over. Expensive over by Yadav as he conceded 13 from it.

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Over 4 || Score 35/1

Morkel is ready with his second over. Economical over by the speedster as he gave mere five runs.

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Over 3 || Score 30/1

Umesh Yadav has been introduced into the attack. Wriddhiman Saha is the new man in for KXIP. Off the second ball Sehwag collected his fifth boundary off the match towards on side. Nine runs came from the over.

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Over 2 || Score 21/1

Morkel is sharing the new ball with Kallis. Breakthrough for KKR. Off the third ball, Mandeep tried to cut the short ball towards point region but only managed to get the thick edge and the ball disappeared inside the wicketkeep's gloves. Four runs from the over.

Mandeep Singh c Uthappa b Morkel 0 (3b)

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Over 1 || Score 17/0

Virender Sehwag and Mandeep Singh are in the middle to open the innings for KXIP, whereas, Jacques Kallis is set to bowl the opening over for KKR. Shewag slapped Kallis for four boundaries in the over as the bowler conceded 17 runs from the first over. Viru is at its best.

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Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders skipper, Gautam Gambhir have won the toss and chosen to field first. Two changes in both the teams. In KKR, Morne Morkel and Piyush Chawla are playing in today's game in place of Shakib Al Hasan and Vinay kumar. On the other hand, Awana and Rishi Dhawan are replacing Shivam Sharma and L Balaji in KXIP.

The erratic Kolkata Knight Riders will look to challenge the seemingly unstoppable force of table-toppers Kings XI Punjab when the two sides clash in an IPL match, starting within few minutes from now.

The last time the two sides faced off, it turned out to be a low-scoring affair but even in that Punjab came out trumps after doing the job well with the ball.

But given the sparkling form the duo of Glenn Maxwell and David Miller are in, KKR`s bowlers are likely to be put to the sword in today’s game at the Barabati stadium.

On paper, it looks a lop-sided contest given that Punjab have a batting line-up, which has been in marauding form. If Maxwell and Miller were not a big enough headache to deal with for rival teams, out-of-form veteran Virender Sehwag is also slowly rediscovering his touch.

In fact, batting alone makes Punjab an intimidating side to take on and more so for KKR, a team struggling to find its feet even though the win over Delhi Daredevils in its previous match has come as a morale-booster.



First Published: Sunday, May 11, 2014 - 19:40

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