Match Over - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Eden Gardens, Kolkata
  • Referee: V Narayan Kutty
  • When: 03 May 2018, 16:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Man of the Match: SP Narine


  • Umpire1: HDPK Dharmasena
  • Umpire2: A Deshmukh
  • Third Umpire: AK Chaudhary



Overs: 17.4 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Chennai Super Kings

11.44pm That's all from us at ESPNcricinfo. Sunrisers Hyderabad move to first on virtue of net run-rate while Knight Riders jump to third on the points table. Some thinking to do for CSK before their next game. Till then, hope you enjoyed our coverage. On behalf of Deiva Muthu, this is Sreshth Shah signing off. Bye!

Prem Ramachandr: "As a CSK fan, really concerned. Managed to get a lot of wins in the first half. But now is the real test. With an "older" squad, can they continue their form. #FastesttoPlayoffs"

11.40pm The presentation now. Gill or Narine for Man of the Match?

Sunil Narine is the Man of the Match. Says: "I'll stick to my bowling, because that's what made me the cricketer I am. Happy to help with the bat. I play my shots with the bat, and the freedom is there from the management no matter what. DK relies highly on his spin, but it's a whole team effort. Enjoying my cricket. Good performances make it better."

Dinesh Karthik, the winning captain. Says: "Credit to the management to have taken so many U-19 players. We were a little harsh on Gill earlier, but he's hit first-ball boundaries in the past too, so he's been good. Don't want to hype him up so he doesn't feel the added pressure, but he's special. Our bowlers were confident today, and they wanted to bowl, so I was happy to put their batsmen under pressure. We finished quickly because both were set, and T20 is such that you need to be pushing boundaries when you have momentum. Sunil's a thorough allrounder, and he bowls the better overs for us."

Karthick: "I think CSK plays with 9.5 players in most matches. With Jadeja contributing only in fielding and KV Sharma doing nothing:) Unless they address this it's going to be tough to win coming matches."

11.28pm Young Shubman Gill the star with the bat tonight. He's now the fourth-youngest to make an IPL fifty (Samson holds the record.) Karthik, too, played his part, but that's become his trademark now. A partnership of 83 at a run-rate of 13.83 secures KKR's win in an important game. Dhoni leads his boys out of the field. The presentation in a bit.

Ravi: "There goes Dhoni again with his lengthy speeches. Hearing him, one will think that it is CSK which won the match and not KKR :-)"

Darshak Trivedi: "If Prithvi Shaw is next Sachin..would that be too early to say that Gill is Virat in the making? after thought from the blog of cricinfo."

Shubman Gill, KKR's highest scorer: "I am very pleased to have batted at No. 4. The fielder had dropped a catch, so I had to finish the game. Was talking with DK about how to deal with the death overs. Especially with the spinners bowling. Plan was about making sure that runs are flowing, and if the ball is bad, we'll hit. KKR crowd is the best. No matter whether we win or lose. Great IPL experience, Jacques Kallis and Simon Katich are great, so much to learn from them."

MS Dhoni, the losing captain: "We have to look at what our strength with the bowlers was. It was important to hit the seam, but the pitch was better in the second innings. Overall disappointed with the loss, especially with the bowling department. The fielding, I knew how we'd field, but what was bad was the way the fielders reacted. You need to give extra when you are slow. Classic example was Michael Hussey. That's the commitment we needed, but we knew from the start how our fielding will be. No one was bowling well, so I shuffled the bowlers towards the end. They have to maneuver their pace and line a bit. They need to be aware of the batsman's strength, or if they're under pressure. That needs to come from the bowlers."

Vaibhav: "This Gill-DK partnership tonight is the most sublime in IPL2018 chases."

Ankit: "The way Karthik has captained KKR this season is brilliant. His guidance to bowlers behind the stumps. His contribution in batting forming partnership with other players and staying till the end to finish the game has helped KKR in winning.."

Vinay Vasanth: "Give the boy the MoM - Well played Shubman Gill!"

17.4DJ Bravo to KD Karthik, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, slower ball on off, and Karthik's attempted drive takes the outside edge. But just short of point, and then races away for a boundary! Kolkata Knight Riders win by six wickets!.
17.3DJ Bravo to KD Karthik, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full toss on leg stump, and that's been sent into the square-leg boundary! Uses his wrists to clip it to the boundary. Man there in the deep, but just too much power on show.

KKR one shot away from a win

17.3DJ Bravo to KD Karthik, WIDE, 1 run, full and wide outside leg stump. He can't play the whip off his pads, but the team still collects one.

Nagaraj: "This team of IPL 2018 flop will beat RCB !!

17.2DJ Bravo to KD Karthik, 2 runs, full on off, and Karthik drives with the bat's open face. Not hit well, but that's what earns them the second run.

Siddhesh v: "Can we also form a "bowlers every batsman wants to face in the death" list for this years IPL? Possibly anyone from csk and rcb would make the cut there am thinking." -- Wonderful idea, S. Watch this space for more!

17.1DJ Bravo to KD Karthik, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, Watto too slow! Low full toss on leg stump, and Karthik manages to flick it to the fine-leg boundary.
End of over 17. 9 runs this over. 164/4 after 101 balls.
Shubman Gill 57 (36b 6x4 2x6 ) L Ngidi 3-0-35-1
KD Karthik 30 (13b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Anudeep: "Shubman Gill batted normally and his strike rate is 160 ... looks like he can do a Kohli if he needs to"

Saikrishnan: "@ AJ, If not for yesterday's match, Butler would have been on the list "

Naveed: "Without doing anything SRH may go to top of the table after this match, love how teams are placed"

End of over 16. 14 runs this over. 155/4 after 96 balls.
KD Karthik 24 (10b 3x4 1x6 ) RA Jadeja 4-0-39-1
Shubman Gill 55 (34b 6x4 2x6 ) more

Dravindian: "We aren't gonna relate SRH's bowling with Liverpool right? We all know where both teams stand when it comes to defending"

SG: "Once dhoni realises that the game is gone, he tries different combinations at the death. This is good in the sense, that other teams won't line up CSK bowlers when they meet again in the playoffs."

End of over 15. 21 runs this over. 141/4 after 90 balls.
KD Karthik 17 (7b 2x4 1x6 ) KM Asif 3-0-32-1
Shubman Gill 48 (31b 5x4 2x6 ) more

Abhik Sengupta: "Shubman Gill came to bat today in a critical moment, faced top quality experienced bowlers, handled the pressure till now, and his control percentage is still going on at 80% and better."

End of over 14. 11 runs this over. 120/4 after 84 balls.
Shubman Gill 33 (26b 5x4 0x6 ) KV Sharma 1-0-11-0
KD Karthik 11 (6b 2x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 108/4 after 77 balls.
KD Karthik 4 (3b 1x4 0x6 ) DJ Bravo 1-0-6-0
Shubman Gill 28 (22b 5x4 0x6 ) more

Akhil: "Harbhajan made his international debut before the birth of Shubman Gill."

End of over 12. 5 runs this over. 101/4 after 72 balls.
KD Karthik 4 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 3-0-20-1
Shubman Gill 23 (18b 4x4 0x6 ) more

Have you read our Dinesh Karthik interview? 'I want to win matches the Dinesh Karthik way'.

Aaron : "Sam Billings is a 'keeper, won't they be allowed to bring him on if anything (God forbids) happens to Dhoni?" -- Under the new rules, yes, they can replace him with a keeper from the dugout. Earlier wasn't allowed

End of over 11. 6 runs this over. 96/3 after 65 balls.
Shubman Gill 22 (15b 4x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 3-0-25-1
RK Singh 16 (16b 2x4 0x6 ) more

ikas : "I followed Gill during the U19 world cup. He is good at chasing. He is very capable of building his innings. The only difference is the quality of bowlers here, which will be his true test. "

Night Fury: "Off topic: Who is a back up wicket keeper in CSK if anything happens to Dhoni?"-- Ambati?

End of over 10. 10 runs this over. 90/3 after 60 balls.
Shubman Gill 18 (12b 4x4 0x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 2-0-15-0
RK Singh 15 (14b 2x4 0x6 ) more

Rial: "Special mention for cricinfo commentator, he got 3 comments each published during Jadeja's both overs."

End of over 9. 8 runs this over. 80/3 after 53 balls.
RK Singh 10 (12b 1x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 2-0-19-1
Shubman Gill 13 (7b 3x4 0x6 ) more

Swami: "Though being an ardent CSK and want wickets to fall, I couldn't resist from expecting these two young buds to shine big time today!!

Vamsi: "Rinku Singh reminds me of myself.. there is a front-foot lofted shot and a back-foot cut shot.. nothing in between!"

Omkar: "Commentary on 7.4. Feels the times when the last couple of pages of a mystery novel are was it a drop and how? " -- difficult to determine, O. They didn't show any replay, but the bowler looked very disappointed. So did Dhoni.

Chirag Gupta: "How can you not see it ? Rinku Singh's trigger movement is so much similiar to Eoin Morgan's !"

End of over 8. 5 runs this over. 72/3 after 48 balls.
RK Singh 8 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) Harbhajan Singh 1-0-5-0
Shubman Gill 12 (6b 3x4 0x6 ) more

More from Shashank, our domestic cricket expert: Rinku Singh has a big opportunity here. Not too often have KKR in the past given an opportunity to so many uncapped players. His father delivered LPG cylinders in their hometown in Aligarh. Little Rinku was not so convinced he had a future in cricket because of the family's financial constraints. His mother forced him to shed his worries and take up cricket. Last year, he was picked for 10 lakhs by KXIP. This year, he was signed for eight times that. What an opportunity now to see KKR home.

End of over 7. 11 runs this over. 67/3 after 42 balls.
RK Singh 3 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) RA Jadeja 1-0-11-1
Shubman Gill 12 (6b 3x4 0x6 ) more

vinod rajpal: "Credit to MSD......gave chance to Jaddu to take revenge"

End of over 6. 12 runs this over. 56/2 after 36 balls.
Shubman Gill 12 (6b 3x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 2-0-19-0
SP Narine 24 (16b 4x4 1x6 ) more

Abhinav: "@dhaval: Did you just mean both will be for a losing cause? :p" -- Stole the words out of my mouth, A.

Afsar: "Yesterday Butler and today Gill!! Finally teams understands the value of their players!! "

End of over 5. 5 runs this over. 44/2 after 29 balls.
SP Narine 24 (15b 4x4 1x6 ) KM Asif 2-0-11-1
Shubman Gill 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 4. 3 runs this over. 35/1 after 23 balls.
RV Uthappa 6 (6b 1x4 0x6 ) SR Watson 1-0-3-0
SP Narine 16 (11b 2x4 1x6 ) more

Dhaval : "@Sumanth @Kamesh : If Jadeja is to fielding what Sachin is to batting, Sachin scored a number of Ducks and single figures along with 100 100s. Same with Jadeja for fielding. It's always a 9 out of 10. "

Sumanth: "Someone said they will have Jadeja just for his fielding. Looks like Jinx is real! No other explanation to those drops!"

Kamesh: "Who is the one ready to take Jadeja only for his fielding?? I remember someone said on start of this match. :P"

End of over 3. 14 runs this over. 32/1 after 18 balls.
RV Uthappa 5 (2b 1x4 0x6 ) L Ngidi 2-0-26-1
SP Narine 15 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 2. 6 runs this over. 18/1 after 12 balls.
SP Narine 6 (6b 0x4 1x6 ) KM Asif 1-0-6-0
RV Uthappa 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 1. 12 runs this over. 12/1 after 6 balls.
CA Lynn 12 (6b 0x4 2x6 ) L Ngidi 1-0-12-1
SP Narine 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
CA LynnC SR Watson B L Ngidi12602200
SP NarineC DJ Bravo B RA Jadeja322042160
RV UthappaC DJ Bravo B KM Asif681075
Shubman Gillnot out 573662158.33
RK SinghB Harbhajan Singh16182088.89
KD Karthiknot out 451871250
AD Russell -
Shivam Mavi -
PP Chawla -
MG Johnson -
Kuldeep Yadav -
Total 180/4
L Ngidi3.0036112
KM Asif3.0032110.67
SR Watson2.001909.5
RA Jadeja4.003919.75
Harbhajan Singh3.002016.67
DJ Bravo1.4022013.2
KV Sharma1.0011011