Match Over - Kolkata Knight Riders won by 31 runs + Match Details

Match Details

  • Toss: Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bat
  • Venue: Holkar Cricket Stadium, Indore
  • Referee: AJ Pycroft
  • When: 12 May 2018, 12:30 SAST
  • Winner: Kolkata Knight Riders
  • Man of the Match: SP Narine


  • Umpire1: CK Nandan
  • Umpire2: VK Sharma
  • Third Umpire: BNJ Oxenford



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kings XI Punjab



Overs: 20.0 / 20.0

Kolkata Knight Riders

7.40pm That is that. KKR flexed their batting muscle on a small ground and racked up 245 for 6 - their highest in IPL. Sunil Narine hit a 26-ball fifty, before Dinesh Karthik, Andre Russell, and Shubman Gill all struck at 200 or more to help swell the total. KL Rahul continued his excellent form, but the rest of the batting line-up fell away in the steep chase. The rapidly rising asking rate was just too much for Kings XI to overcome. KKR move to fourth with their sixth win. Thanks for tuning in. Goodbye for now

Munendra Singh: "2nd highest match aggregate in IPL history, 6th in all T20s, 3rd across all club T20s"

Ashwin: "Excellent bowling from Prasidh. Economy of under 8 on this pitch combined with a couple of wickets is just premium"

19.6M Prasidh Krishna to MM Sharma, No run, short and keeps slanting in from over the wicket, Mohit looks to get under it and ramp it over DK. Beaten in the end.
19.5M Prasidh Krishna to MM Sharma, No run, lifter, angling in from wide of the crease, Mohit ducks under it and lets it sail through to the keeper.
19.4M Prasidh Krishna to MM Sharma, BOUNDARY, 4 runs, full and wide outside off, 144.9ks, backs away and carves a drive through cover-point. Nobody in the deep to cut that off.

The tracker returns umpire's call on leg stump

19.3M Prasidh Krishna to R Ashwin, OUT, No run, skiddy full ball, slanting in from over the wicket, 144ks, Ashwin looks to slog over midwicket. He misses it and is hit on the unprotected knee. Trapped in front. The umpire takes his own sweet time before raising his finger.
19.2M Prasidh Krishna to BB Sran, 1 run, lifter on middle from round the stumps, spliced over midwicket.
19.1M Prasidh Krishna to AJ Tye, OUT, No run, DK throws himself to his right to complete an excellent catch. Banged in short at the body, Tye shuffles across and gloves an attempted pull. DK does the rest behind the stumps.
19.1M Prasidh Krishna to AJ Tye, WIDE, 1 run, off-side wide.
End of over 19. 18 runs this over. 208/6 after 114 balls.
R Ashwin 45 (21b 4x4 3x6 ) AD Russell 4-0-41-3
AJ Tye 14 (9b 1x4 1x6 ) more

Dre Russ is good to resume

End of over 18. 5 runs this over. 186/6 after 107 balls.
AJ Tye 10 (7b 0x4 1x6 ) M Prasidh Krishna 3-0-21-0
R Ashwin 28 (16b 3x4 1x6 ) more
End of over 17. 11 runs this over. 181/6 after 102 balls.
R Ashwin 25 (14b 3x4 1x6 ) SP Narine 4-0-44-1
AJ Tye 9 (4b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Kings XI need 65 off 18 balls.

Ab: "Somehow I don't like teams scoring 200+ in a T20 game. Almost every bowler has gone for more than 10 runs an over except a couple. Is this a cricketing pitch or a piece of concrete laid on where the batsmen can do whatever they want. This just kills the bowlers. It af all I were a curator, I would prepare a wicket which assists bowlers as well!"

Abhishek: "To be honest, that target is near impossible for KXIP even if Gayle walks back to the crease and unleases a tornado. KXIP should be looking to keep the net run rate steady instead. Judging by their shots, I dont think they realise that."

End of over 16. 14 runs this over. 164/6 after 95 balls.
R Ashwin 10 (9b 1x4 0x6 ) JPR Scantlebury-Searles 4-0-46-1
AJ Tye 7 (2b 0x4 1x6 ) more

Dev Bhat: "Kuldeep returning the favor to Searles for his 1st IPL wicket !!"

End of over 15. 9 runs this over. 150/5 after 90 balls.
AJ Finch 28 (18b 0x4 2x6 ) PP Chawla 2-0-16-0
R Ashwin 10 (8b 1x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 14. 15 runs this over. 141/5 after 84 balls.
AJ Finch 26 (16b 0x4 2x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 2-0-29-1
R Ashwin 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 13. 7 runs this over. 126/5 after 78 balls.
AJ Finch 12 (12b 0x4 0x6 ) PP Chawla 1-0-7-0
R Ashwin 2 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 12. 14 runs this over. 119/4 after 71 balls.
AR Patel 19 (10b 2x4 1x6 ) Kuldeep Yadav 1-0-14-0
AJ Finch 7 (8b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 11. 4 runs this over. 105/4 after 66 balls.
AJ Finch 5 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 3-0-33-1
AR Patel 8 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) more

Muhammed Riyas: "Muthu is back on fire. Even if Kings XI is missing out here, I wish Muthu will keep the intensity by publishing cracking comments and debates!" --- You bet!

End of over 10. 8 runs this over. 101/4 after 60 balls.
AR Patel 6 (4b 1x4 0x6 ) JPR Scantlebury-Searles 3-0-32-0
AJ Finch 3 (3b 0x4 0x6 ) more

Biplab: "Kings XI might be losing, but they would do well to get as close to the target as possible. In a tight points table, NRR might just be the difference"

Soumith Potturi: "Axar patel walking in at 6 shows how short this batting line up is, played an extra bowler today when they really needed was an extra batsman !"

Gyan: "@Mayank Gupta, You missed to name Ishan Kishan"

End of over 9. 14 runs this over. 93/4 after 54 balls.
KL Rahul 66 (29b 2x4 7x6 ) SP Narine 2-0-29-1
AJ Finch 1 (1b 0x4 0x6 ) more


Mayank Gupta: "Wicketkeepers have been in brilliant form this IPL season! Rahul, Dhoni, Pant, Butler, Karthik..."

End of over 8. 10 runs this over. 79/3 after 48 balls.
KK Nair 3 (6b 0x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 3-0-24-3
KL Rahul 53 (24b 2x4 5x6 ) more

Righto. Time for me to grab warm water with honey and sort my sore throat. Deiva is back to take you through till the end.

End of over 7. 10 runs this over. 68/2 after 41 balls.
KL Rahul 44 (21b 2x4 4x6 ) JPR Scantlebury-Searles 2-0-23-0
KK Nair 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 6. 7 runs this over. 58/2 after 36 balls.
KL Rahul 36 (18b 2x4 3x6 ) AD Russell 2-0-14-2
KK Nair 0 (0b 0x4 0x6 ) more
End of over 5. 8 runs this over. 51/0 after 30 balls.
CH Gayle 15 (13b 2x4 0x6 ) M Prasidh Krishna 2-0-16-0
KL Rahul 35 (17b 2x4 3x6 ) more
End of over 4. 7 runs this over. 43/0 after 24 balls.
CH Gayle 14 (11b 2x4 0x6 ) AD Russell 1-0-7-0
KL Rahul 28 (13b 2x4 2x6 ) more

One Jamaican up against another

End of over 3. 12 runs this over. 35/0 after 17 balls.
CH Gayle 9 (7b 1x4 0x6 ) JPR Scantlebury-Searles 1-0-12-0
KL Rahul 25 (10b 2x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 2. 8 runs this over. 23/0 after 12 balls.
CH Gayle 3 (4b 0x4 0x6 ) M Prasidh Krishna 1-0-8-0
KL Rahul 20 (8b 1x4 2x6 ) more
End of over 1. 15 runs this over. 15/0 after 6 balls.
CH Gayle 1 (2b 0x4 0x6 ) SP Narine 1-0-15-0
KL Rahul 14 (4b 0x4 2x6 ) more
KL RahulB SP Narine662927227.59
CH GayleC KD Karthik B AD Russell211721123.53
MA AgarwalC JPR Scantlebury-Searles B AD Russell0100-
KK NairC M Prasidh Krishna B AD Russell360050
AJ FinchC Kuldeep Yadav B JPR Scantlebury-Searles342003170
AR PatelC JPR Scantlebury-Searles B Kuldeep Yadav191121172.73
R AshwinLBW M Prasidh Krishna452243204.55
AJ TyeC KD Karthik B M Prasidh Krishna141011140
BB Srannot out 1100100
MM Sharmanot out 4310133.33
Mujeeb Ur Rahman -
Total 214/8
SP Narine4.0044111
M Prasidh Krishna4.003127.75
JPR Scantlebury-Searles4.0052113
AD Russell4.0041310.25
Kuldeep Yadav2.0029114.5
PP Chawla2.001608