Hardik Pandya plays the winning shot off Trent Boult
Nitish Rana, combined with Hardik Pandya’s late cameo of 29 off just 11 balls, including 30 off the last 11 balls to steal victory from KKR. Kolkata fielders succumbed under pressure – leaking away runs as well as crucial dropped catches.
Cricingif takes a look at some of the talking points from the game.
After a record 184 runs partnership in their first game, both Gambhir and Lynn failed to go big today despite getting starts. Lynn once again threatened to replicate the heroics from the first game when he launched Malinga over the midwicket, but was trapped by Jasprit Bumrah soon after. Although a bigger concern for the KKR will be the extent of injury to Lynn’s left shoulder while attempting a catch.
Lynn launches Malinga over midwicket
Bumrah traps Lynn in front
The elder of Pandya brothers delivered with the ball to restrict KKR’s earlier charge, finishing with the figures of 3/24.
Gambhir was caught at square leg off Krunal
Uthappa skied one of Krunal only to land in the hands of deep midwicket
Yousaf Pathan was caught at long off
Manish Pandey batted through the innings, finishing with 81 off 47 balls – blitzing 5 sixes to take KKR across the par score.
Pandey smash Pandya down the ground
Pandey sends a full ball from Malinga sailing over midwicket
Pandey smashed 21 off the last over
Rana should have been run out when he was 22 off 22, but Woakes didn’t have the ball in his hands when he removed the bails. Rana added 22 in next 6 balls to set it up for Hardik Pandya.
Rana launches Yadav over extra cover
Rana clips Boult over square leg
Rana paddles Rajpoot for six
The younger of Pandya brothers replicated his form from the previous game and carried Mumbai home after Rana’s hardwork.
Pandya partners Rana in the heist
Pandya launches Rajpoot over midwicket
Pandya finishes the job