Pathan scored a 20-ball 42 as Delhi beat Kolkata in the second match of IPL 5 by 8 wickets.
Delhi Daredevils innings:
12th over: Delhi win. Requiring two runs in the last over, Pathan hits Rajat Bhatia for a boundary off the first ball as the visitors start off their IPL 5 campaign with an eight-wicket win over Kolkata. Pathan finishes with 42 not out off 20 balls, which includes three sixes and two fours. Glenn Maxwell remains not out on 3.
10th over: Delhi 87 for 2 Irfan Pathan is in full flow. After hitting a six off Kallis, Pathan follows it up with two maximums off de Lange. The left-hander has taken Delhi with in a striking distance of Kolkata's total.
8th over: Delhi 59 for 2 Delhi lose one wicket after another. Now their skipper Virender Sehwag departs. He is taken brilliantly by Iqbal Abdulla at the long-on fence.
V Sehwag c Iqbal Abdulla b Bhatia 20 (13)
7th over: Delhi 56 for 1 Jacques Kallis provides KKR their first breakthrough as he rattles the stumps of the dangerous Aaron Finch.
A Finch b Kallis 30 (27)
6th over: Delhi 48 for no loss de Lange is bowling full and fast. But one of his short ball strikes Finch, which is followed by a glare from the batsman and an exchange of words.
5th over: Delhi 39 for no loss A very good over by Jacques Kallis as only five runs come off it. It's time for Delhi to increase the scoring rate.
4th over: Delhi 34 for no loss First six of Delhi's innings. Iqbal Adullah feeds Sehwag a pitched-up delivery which is dispatched for the maximum over long-on.
3rd over: Delhi 26 for no loss Another ten runs have been scored off Brett Lee's second over as the Delhi openers make a rollicking start. Not losing wickets here will be the key for the visitors.
2nd over: Delhi 16 for no loss South African pace bowler Marchant de Lange makes his IPL debut. Eleven runs have been taken off the tall right arm bowler's first over.
1st over: Delhi 5 for no loss Brett Lee is on the target from ball one as he doesn't give Delhi's openers - Aaron Finch and Virender Sehwag - room to free their arms.
Kolkata Knight Riders innings:
12th over: Kolkata 97 for 9 Nine runs have been scored by KKR in the last over as they finish with 97 for 9. van der Merwe picks up his second wicket, getting Rajat Bhatia out stumped. Brett Lee is run out.
B Lee run out 9 (5)
R Bhatia st Ojha b van der Merwe 7 (9)
11th over: Kolkata 88 for 7 A cameo by Shukla comes to an end as he is caught at long-on by Yogesh Nagar off Umesh Yadav.
L Shukla c Nagar b Yadav 26 (17)
10th over: Kolkata 85 for 6 Laxmi Ratan Shukla hits his second six of the game as Kolkata look to cross the 100-run mark. His first six came off van der Merwe, while second was hit off Shahbaz Nadeem.
7th over: Kolkata 56 for 6 Kolkata in disarray. Morne Morkel takes his third wicket, getting Gautam Gambhir to play on to his stumps. Then a mix-up between Debabrata Das and Rajat Bhatia ends with a run out of the former.
D Das run out 18 (9)
G Gambhir b Morkel 16 (15)
6th over: Kolkata 46 for 4 First six of the match. Young Debabrata Das hits Glenn Maxwell for a six over long-on.
4th over: Kolkata 31 for 4 Another wicket goes down for Kolkata. Now Yusuf Pathan gets caught behind off Umesh Yadav. It's been a terrible start for the home side.
Y Pathan c Ojha b Yadav 0 (4)
3rd over: Kolkata 24 for 3 Two wickets in two balls by Morne Morkel rocks Kolkata's top order. Morkel first clean bowls Jacques Kallis and follows it up by uprooting the stumps of Manoj Tiwary.
M Tiwary b Morkel 0 (1)
J Kallis b Morkel 4 (4)
2nd over: Kolkata 15 for 1 Left-arm spinner Roelof van der Merwe strikes for Delhi as he gets rid of the dangerous McCullum who misjudges a short delivery and gets out lbw. Kolkata skipper Gautam Gambhir has now come to the crease.
B McCullum lbw b van der Merwe 9 (7)
1st over: Kolkata Knight Riders 9 for no loss Two boundaries have been scored in the first over of Irfan Pathan as Kolkata get off the blocks.
10:15 p.m: Delhi Daredevils' skipper Virender Sehwag won the toss and asked Kolkata Knight Riders to bat first in the second match of the Indian Premier League on Thursday.
Delhi Daredevils: Virender Sehwag (capt), Naman Ojha (wk), Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Roelof van der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav
Kolkata Knight Riders: Gautam Gambhir (capt), Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum (wk), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Brett Lee, Marchant de Lange, Iqbal Abdulla
10 p.m.: Good news. The match is going to start at 10:30 p.m. and it's going to be 12-over-a-side contest.
9:30 p.m.: The water from the covers has rolled over to the field as the covers were being removed. That's the worry for the umpires as it has left the 30-yard area around the pitch damp.
9:00 p.m.: The ground staff has time until 11:20 p.m. - the cut-off time - to get the ground ready for a five-over match. Any delay beyond that and the game will be called off.
8:30 p.m.: The Eden Gardens is water-logged. The groundsmen are working hard to dry the ground with Super Sopper. But there are still pools of water on the outfield. Looking bleak, with the good news being that the rain has stopped.
8:00 p.m: The rain is still coming down, delaying the toss. Though heavy wind is blowing across the ground, it's hardly affecting intensity of the rain. Next update at 8:30 p.m.
7:40 p.m.: Bad weather has delayed the toss at the Eden Gardens. It's still drizzling and the entire ground has been covered.
7:20 p.m.: Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the second match of the IPL season five between Kolkata Knight Riders and Delhi Daredevils at the Eden Gardens. A lot will be at stake on this match as both the teams would like to get off the mark in the marquee tournament with a win. The spectators would be hoping to see a better contest than what was witnessed last night in the opener between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians at Chepauk.
Thursday's game will be a contest between a formidable Kolkata and a thin-looking Delhi. While the hosts are holding all the aces - foreign players - up their sleeve, the visitors may find it hard to go about their business in the absence of some of their key foreign imports - Mahela Jayawardene, Kevin Pietersen and David Warner. The onus will once again be on skipper Virender Sehwag to give Delhi a solid opening. Winning the toss and batting should be the order of the day on a good wicket at the Eden.