Andre Russell is the Man of the Match
Gambhir: Unbelievable knock from Russell and Yusuf. We were never there, well we were there until the 17th over. Going for 60 odd runs in the last three. The way we started, our CV wasn't upto the mark. This is one of my favourite Yusuf innings. That one over from Watson where Yusuf cashed in set the game for us. At this venue, 12-13 runs per over is chaseable. We know Surya can be dangerous as a finisher as well and we also knew they had the Indian bowling and with not much of death bowling experience. It was matter of hanging in and having wickets in hand. Chasing 15rpo (runs per over) and getting it down to 7rpo set it up. Russell bowled very well up front. These are positive signs. Umesh didn't have a good day but he's a quality bowler. We need to sort these last 2 overs out and be more professional, and we can go a long way.
Kohli : Nothing much to say. I think we needed to take our chances. Getting to 100/4 and then getting it to go away. Couple of chances came our way and guys like Russell will make you pay. We got 185, wicket was sticky and their bowlers bowled well. We were on course, our batters had batted well at the end but that's how it goes. If you don't take chances, the other team will make you pay. These games can pull a player down. Need to be positive and need to correct our mistakes.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 wickets
Over 19.1 Sreenath Aravind bowls a pitched up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, Boundary! Goes back and across and flicks it away to deep square-leg for winning boundary.
End of Over 19 (16 runs) Kolkata XI 185/5
Suryakumar Yadav 6/4 Tabraiz Shamsi 4-0-51-0
YK Pathan 60/29
Over 18.6 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls a skidding flipper to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, makes room and clubs it down to long-on.
Over 18.5 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls a quicker arm ball to Suryakumar Yadav, no runs, goes deep in the crease and tries to play the late cut but misses.
Over 18.4 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls it flat in the air to Suryakumar Yadav, Boundary! Goes down on his knee and sweeps it along the ground to deep square-leg fence for four.
Over 18.3 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, goes on to the back foot and clubs it down to deep mid-wicket and picks up one more.
Over 18.2 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls a quicker arm ball to YK Pathan, Boundary! Opens the face of the bat and guides it down to third-man fence for four.
Over 18.1 Tabraiz Shamsi bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, Six!! Leans forward and smashes it over long-off for maximum.
End of Over 18 (6 runs) Kolkata XI 169/5
YK Pathan 49/26 YS Chahal 4-0-27-2
Suryakumar Yadav 1/1
Over 17.6 YS Chahal bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets forward and flashes it through cover and retain the strike with the single.
Over 17.5 YS Chahal bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, 2 runs, gets forward and works it away through mid-wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 17.4 YS Chahal bowls a tossed up delivery to Suryakumar Yadav, 1 run, gets forward and pushes it along the ground to long-off and gets of the mark with the single.
Over 17.3YSChahal to Andre Russell He is Caught ...
Over 17.2 YS Chahal bowls a tossed up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets reaches out for it and pushes it to cover-point.
Over 17.1 YS Chahal bowls a tossed up delivery to Andre Russell, 1 run, goes deep in the crease and pulls it down to deep mid-wicket and picks up just a single.
End of Over 17 (24 runs) Kolkata XI 163/4
YK Pathan 45/23 SR Watson 3-0-38-1
Andre Russell 38/22
Over 16.6 SR Watson bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, Boundary! Backs away in the crease and steers it down to third-man fence for four.
Over 16.5 SR Watson bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, 2 runs, goes on to the back foot and pulls it through mid-wicket and picks up couple of runs.
Over 16.4 SR Watson bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, Six!! Gets under the ball and smokes it over long-on for a maximum.