18 | 19 Runs | KKR: 185/3 | RR: 10.27

  • Dinesh Karthik21 (9b)
  • Shubman Gill65 (49b)
  • Sam Curran4-0-41-0
  • Andrew Tye3-0-41-1

11:46pm And that is all from us. Good night!

Gill: Feels big, MOTM award in my home ground. It was important to build partnerships. When I was batting 80-90 strike rate the team was doing well. That's when I decided to bat till the end. My whole family was there, even some relatives from the village. It was good to play here. I'm still trying to figure out my game in T20s.

Shubman Gill is the Man of the Match.

Karthik: We live another day. We've been fighting, it's been a hard couple of weeks. [On the angry team talkj] I wasn't happy with the body language. The kind of things I didn't expect from them. I'm not too into the results, just the processes. So I had to let the boys know what I thought. [Sheepishly] I think it's a bit rare. I should be true to myself. If I show that and it gets the best out of them, so be it.

In the last over, we gave ten runs too many. But gotta give credit to Curran. At the end of the day the IPL's beauty is that all team's have good balance and someone is always coming up here and there. It's a big ground but I think we did the small things well. We ran well, we put pressure, so it was good execution from the batsmen.

[Gill] is a terrific player, it was only fair we gave him a run at the top of the order. He'd been looking for it.

Lynn: [On Karthik] Yeah he lost his marbles there! Yeah no, that's DK. we've learnt to live with that over the last couple of weeks. We repsonded well as a group and took some wickets. Didn't hold that of Curran and he got the better of us, but again we were clinical with the bat. It was a good wicket but momentum is important in cricket and we grabbed that with the bat. We knew it was good conditions. Shubman was unbelievable. I'm not much of a cricket watcher to be honest but I'll be glued to the TV tomorrow [for the SRH match]. We can only think of what we can control and that is winning against Mumbai.

Ashwin: Tt's been sort of a par and par-plus score. Generally we've defended scores like this, but it was a good track today. It was one of those things. It can go the other way. We bowled well in the first three overs but Lynny took it away from us. Positives for us with respect to Pooran and Sam. We all know he's [Curran's] got the ability and fight in him.

11:30pm Well, that looked simple. Didn't it? KKR looked beleaguered at the halfway stage, but this is a good lesson for everyone, including myself, in gauging mood from afar. Lynn came out like he'd just remembered his reputation and blew this defence away early for Kings XI. They just couldn't rememeber. And once again this season, Gill made use of his opportunity with a neat little unbeaten knock. The situation now for Punjab: They need to win their next match by 160 runs and hope SRH lose tomorrow by 100 runs. Yeahhhhhh.

Curran to Karthik, FOUR runs, seals the win with two overs to spare! Full and into the pads. Stays still and whips at it. Looks like a slight inside edge onto pad before it sprints to the fine boundary
Curran to Karthik, SIX runs, clears square leg! Short ball at leg stump, angled into him and he uses the angle to pump this over the fielder
Curran to Karthik, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, cut to third man's right
Curran to Karthik, 1 wide, bouncer just outside off, left alone
Curran to Karthik, FOUR runs, off the outside edge but there might have been intent to do exactly that from Karthik. Yorker length just outside off, jams the bat down on it and past the keeper
Curran to Shubman Gill, 1 run, slower ball, short of a length outside off. Pulled to long-on
Curran to Karthik, 1 run, full at off stump, driven down to long-on

17 | 9 Runs | KKR: 166/3 (18 runs required from 18 balls, RR: 9.76, RRR: 6.00)

  • Dinesh Karthik4 (4b)
  • Shubman Gill64 (48b)
  • Andrew Tye3-0-41-1
  • Sam Curran3-0-22-0
Tye to Karthik, 1 run, slower ball at a length on off stump, driven on the up to mid-off
Tye to Shubman Gill, 1 run, length at middle stump, punched to long-on
Tye to Shubman Gill, FOUR runs, short-arm whip. Lovely. Length and climbing up at the body. Stays behind the line and deposits this between deep midwicket and long-on
Tye to Karthik, 1 run, low full toss on leg stump, flicked to deep square
Tye to Shubman Gill, 1 run, length on middle stump, flicked to midwicket's left
Tye to Karthik, 1 run, length on leg stump, looks to flick, gets it into the leg side via the thigh guard

KKR 2nd innings Partnerships

1st62CA LynnShubman Gill
2nd38RV UthappaShubman Gill
3rd50AD RussellShubman Gill
4th35KD KarthikShubman Gill