Umesh Yadav is the Man of the Match
Gambhir: Lot of credit goes to the bowler, especially Umesh as he bowled a brilliant last over. It is important in this format to keep the batsman guessing. KKR have a strong bowling attack and it's a luxury to have Umesh, Morne and Narine in the same team. We wanted Delhi to go and make the score, we were confident that let Delhi go and make whatever they want, we would chase it down. It's very easy to get compacent but I assure you that till I am there, I will not let them become compacent.
Duminy: We definitely were outplayed. It was a dreadful start as we lost too many wickets early on. Somehow we managed to reach 146 and I thought that it could be defended. We didn't bowl well enough too and they deserved the win. They batted well and we were well below par today. We have got a few things to work on and we have a little break before we play next. Hopefully, we can rectify those mistakes before the next time we play
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Over 18.1 A Mishra bowls a tossed up delivery to RN ten Doeschate, 2 runs, stays back and glances it towards fine leg, the batsmen take two.
End of Over 18 (9 runs) Kolkata XI 145/4
RN ten Doeschate 1/1 Imran Tahir 4-0-30-1
YK Pathan 40/26
Over 17.6 Imran Tahir bowls a quicker arm ball to RN ten Doeschate, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and cuts it pass short thrid-man.
Over 17.5 Imran Tahir to G Gambhir, out Bowled!! It was bowled slightly flatter and outside off, Gambhir backs away and looks to cut, but gets an inside edge that crashes into the stumps. Gambhir b Tahir 60(49)
Over 17.4 Imran Tahir bowls a tossed up delivery to G Gambhir, no runs, comes on to the front foot and defends it to the off-side.
Over 17.3 Imran Tahir bowls it flat in the air to YK Pathan, 1 run, bends down and pushes it down to long-on.
Over 17.2 Imran Tahir bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, Six!! Puts his front foot forward and tonks it over the long-on fence for a maximum.
Over 17.1 Imran Tahir bowls a tossed up delivery to G Gambhir, no runs, gets forward and drives it down to long-off for one.
End of Over 17 (5 runs) Kolkata XI 136/3
YK Pathan 34/25 A Mishra 3-0-20-0
G Gambhir 58/45
Over 16.6 A Mishra bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, no runs, gets down on his knee and goes for a slog -sweep but misses.
Over 16.5 A Mishra bowls a tossed up delivery to G Gambhir, 1 run, gets to the pitch of the ball and lofts it over and picks up a single.
Over 16.4 A Mishra bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, 1 run, stays on the back foot and pulls it down to long-on for another single.
Over 16.3 A Mishra bowls a quicker arm ball to YK Pathan, no runs, goes deep in the crease and cuts it straight to the man at point.
Over 16.2 A Mishra bowls a tossed up delivery to G Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it uppishly pass the bowler.
Over 16.1 A Mishra bowls it short of length to G Gambhir, 2 runs, makes room and cuts it away pass point and picks up couple of runs.
End of Over 16 (12 runs) Kolkata XI 131/3
YK Pathan 32/21 Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-0-30-1
G Gambhir 55/43
Over 15.6 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a back of length delivery to YK Pathan, no runs, gets forward and looks to run it down to third man, but picks out backward point this time.
Over 15.5Nathan Coulter-Nile to YKPathanBoundary! ...
Over 15.4 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, Boundary! Gets reaches out and cuts it over extra cover, the ball rockets away to the fence.