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


Sattwik Biswal,Cricketnext
May 11, 2014 at 07:28pm IST

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KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir scored 63 not out and added 68 runs for the first wicket with Robin Uthappa (46) to chase down Kings XI Punjab's 149 with 12 balls to spare.

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Pre-match: With the kind of form Punjab batsmen are in, it's going to be an uphill task for KKR to stop the KXIP juggernaut that has steamrolled two-time champions Chennai Super Kings twice this season.

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

The KKR skipper scored 63 not out and added 68 runs for the first wicket with Uthappa (46) to chase down Punjab's 149 with 12 balls to spare.

However, the last encounter between Kolkata and Punjab was a low-scoring affair, where the KXIP bowlers stepped up to the plate on an unsual off day for their batsmen.

Glenn Maxwell and David Miller are taking turns to murder oppositions. If Maxwell fails, which hasn't been the case often this season, Miller delivers in an equally swashbuckling manner that has seen Maxwell rule the batting charts.

Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders 1st Innings)

That's it from this game but don't go away as there's a double-header. Bangalore taking on Jaipur. Join us in a while for that.

Man of the Match - Gautam Gambhir. Says he is lucky to have a daughter as his form came back after her birth. He admits Sehwag is better player than him. Tells Uthappa is taking a lot of pressure off him. Credits Morkel as this wicket was a bit tough and his spell was the turning point. Hopes his team plays the same way throughout. He is happy that his runs are coming in winning cause.

Comprehensive victory for Kolkata! They've defeated the table-toppers Mohali without major trouble. They got off to a solid start and Mohali couldn't really get back into the game. Uthappa and Gambhir laid the foundation as the Kolkata captain finished the job later on. Some work to do for Mohali. Their bowlers found it tough on this wicket.

17.6 S Sharma to M Pandey, Kolkata win by 9 wickets! On middle, Pandey drives it through mid on for a single. 150/1

17.5 S Sharma to G Gambhir, Outside off, Gambhir drives it through covers for a single. There's a throw at the non-striker's end but Maxwell misses his shy once again. 149/1

17.4 S Sharma to G Gambhir, Short of a length ball on middle, Gambhir pulls it through square leg for a couple. 148/1

17.3 S Sharma to M Pandey, Pandey plays the pull shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 146/1

17.2 S Sharma to M Pandey, Around off, Pandey taps it off his back foot. There's a throw at the non-striker's end but Maxwell misses his shy. Two runs taken. 145/1

17.1 S Sharma to M Pandey, FOUR! Around off, Pandey lofts it over the mid-wicket region. Nicely struck as the ball races away to the boundary rope. 143/1

Sandeep Sharma back on.

16.6 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, Guided down to fine leg by the batsman. Two runs added to the total. 139/1

16.5 R Dhawan to M Pandey, Outside off, Pandey drives it through mid on for a single. 137/1

16.4 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, DROPPED! Bailey drops a sitter! Shortish on middle, Gambhir pulls it to the leg side but gets a top edge. Bailey at mid-wicket drops an easy chance. 136/1

16.3 R Dhawan to M Pandey, On the pads, Pandey works it down the leg side for a single. 135/1

16.2 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, On middle, Gambhir drives through mid on for a single. 134/1

16.1 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, On middle, Gambhir clips it through mid-wicket for a run. There's a direct hit at the non-striker's end from Johnson but the third umpire declares it not out. Two runs completed. 133/1

15.6 A Patel to G Gambhir, Gambhir has punched the ball off the back foot. One run added to the total. 131/1

23rd Indian T20 league fifty for Gautam Gambhir.

15.5 A Patel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Fifty for Gambhir! Outside off, Gambhir smashes it through the cover region for a boundary. Nice way to bring up the fifty! 130/1

15.4 A Patel to G Gambhir, On the pads, Gambhir lofts it over mid-wicket for a couple. 126/1

15.3 A Patel to M Pandey, On middle, Pandey punches it through mid on for a single. 124/1

15.2 A Patel to M Pandey, On middle and off, Pandey defends it into the ground. 123/1

15.1 A Patel to M Pandey, Shortish outside off, Pandey punches it away off his back foot. 123/1

Time out.

14.6 R Dhawan to M Pandey, Outside off, Pandey clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 123/1

14.5 R Dhawan to M Pandey, Landed on off, Pandey plays it towards point and the batsmen take a single. They go for another run as the bowler fails to collect the ball at the non-striker's end. Two runs taken. 122/1

14.4 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, Around off, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket for a run. 120/1

50-run stand up!

14.3 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Brilliant shot! Gambhir pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a well-placed boundary. 119/1

14.2 R Dhawan to M Pandey, Around off, Pandey clips it through mid-wicket for a single. 115/1

14.1 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, On middle and off, Gambhir smashes it to mid off and takes a quick single. 114/1

Rishi Dhawan back on.

13.6 A Patel to G Gambhir, Shortish outside off, Gambhir pulls it through the mid-wicket region for a single. 113/1

13.5 A Patel to G Gambhir, Fullish outside off, Gambhir gets beaten again. 112/1

13.4 A Patel to G Gambhir, Another play and a miss outside off! 112/1

13.3 A Patel to M Pandey, Outside off, Pandey pushes it through covers for a single. 112/1

13.2 A Patel to M Pandey, Beaten! Tossed up outside off, Pandey tries to play but gets beaten completely. 111/1

13.1 A Patel to G Gambhir, Shortish outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point for a single. 111/1

12.6 M Johnson to G Gambhir, On the pads again, Gambhir flicks it to the on side for a run. 110/1

12.5 M Johnson to G Gambhir, Fullish on the pads, Gambhir tries to play to the leg side but misses and gets hit on the pads. 109/1

12.4 M Johnson to M Pandey, Shortish on middle and leg, Pandey pulls it to the on side for another run. 109/1

12.3 M Johnson to M Pandey, FOUR! Well played! Around off, Pandey drives it straight down the ground for a boundary this time. 108/1

12.2 M Johnson to M Pandey, Shortish on middle. Pandey pulls it through the leg side for a couple. 104/1

12.1 M Johnson to M Pandey, On middle and off, Pandey stays back in his crease and defends. 102/1

Mitchell Johnson back on.

11.6 G Maxwell to M Pandey, Pandey flicks it away with a wristy shot. The batsmen have run through for a single. 102/1

11.5 G Maxwell to M Pandey, Full on off, Pandey pushes it to covers. 101/1

11.4 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, On middle, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket for a single. 101/1

11.4 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Wide! Down the leg side, Gambhir leaves it alone. 100/1

11.3 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, FOUR! Poor effort from Johnson! Touch shortish outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point. Johnson misjudges at point and the ball races away to the boundary rope. 99/1

11.2 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Outside off, Gambhir lofts it over covers for a couple. 95/1

11.1 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Shortish outside off, Gambhir cuts it through point for a couple. 93/1

Glenn Maxwell into the attack.

10.6 A Patel to M Pandey, Fullish outside off, Pandey pushes it through covers. 91/1

10.5 A Patel to G Gambhir, Punched off the back foot by the batsman. The batsmen have run through for a single. 91/1

10.4 A Patel to G Gambhir, Tossed up outside off, Gambhir tries to cut but gets beaten. 90/1

10.3 A Patel to M Pandey, Driven through mid-off by Pandey. One run added to the total. 90/1

10.2 A Patel to M Pandey, On the pads, Pandey drives it to mid on. 89/1

10.1 A Patel to M Pandey, On middle and off, Pandey defends it off his back foot. 89/1

Akshar Patel back on.

9.6 R Dhawan to M Pandey, Played to mid-wicket region by the batsman. One run added to the total. 89/1

9.5 R Dhawan to M Pandey, On the pads, Pandey lofts it over the mid-wicket region once again for a couple. 88/1

9.4 R Dhawan to M Pandey, FOUR! Fine shot! On middle, Pandey slogs it over the mid-wicket region. No fielder in the deep and Pandey gets a boundary. 86/1

9.3 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, On middle and off, Gambhir tries to work it to the leg side but gets a leading edge to the off side. Miller dives and stops the ball at extra covers. Single taken. 82/1

9.2 R Dhawan to M Pandey, On middle and off, Pandey drives it through mid on for another single. 81/1

9.1 R Dhawan to G Gambhir, On the pads, Gambhir guides it to fine leg for a run. 80/1

8.6 P Awana to G Gambhir, Length ball outside off, Gambhir guides it to third man for a run. 79/1

8.5 P Awana to G Gambhir, FOUR! Nicely played! Landed outside off, Gambhir cuts it through the third man region. The fielder at third man dives a bit too early as he fails to stop the ball. 78/1

8.4 P Awana to M Pandey, Shortish outside off, Pandey cuts it through the point region for a single. 74/1

8.3 P Awana to M Pandey, Around off, Pandey defends it watchfully off his back foot. 73/1

8.2 P Awana to M Pandey, Landed outside off, Pandey comes down the track to play but misses. 73/1

8.1 P Awana to G Gambhir, Length ball landed just outside off, Gambhir guides it to third man for a single. 73/1

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