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IPL 2016 Match 45: Kolkata Knight Riders beat Rising Pune Supergiants by 8 wickets (DLS method)

Updated: 15 May 2016 00:25 IST - Published: 14 May 2016 12:46 IST
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That concludes are coverage of today's matches. Do join us tomorrow for another double header, the first between Kings XI Punjab and Sunrisers Hyderabad, and the subsequent one between Mumbai Indians and Delhi Daredevils. Thank you and Good Night!
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Pathan: "I have been hitting the ball well. When you win a match,like the one against RCB, it gives you a lot of confidence. Hence, I am happy, not thinking much and making the opposition think."
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Yusuf Pathan is the MAN OF THE MATCH
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Gambhir: "We were looking to bat first but I have lost a lot of tosses. But things are going well and the bowlers are bowling professionally. Quality spinners do not need surfaces. We still have matches to go so I dont want to jinx it by talking about Pathan's form"
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Dhoni: "I think, looking at the wicket, 135-140 would have been a good score. We kept losing wickets in the middle, and the pressure was on the middle order. Getting a partnership on a slow wicket is important. We can't control the weather, so it is fair. Two more games to go"
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4.6 Zampa to Yusuf, 1 BYE, GAME SET MATCH. Thank you very much. KKR win by 8 wickets. Pune cannot buy a win. The gum-chewing, towering figure of Yusuf Pathan has dissolved the chase in the matter of one over. There was a lot of spin and bounce first up, but Pathan decided to swing his bat out of it, and displayed brute force to end it in a jiffy. He ends with 37 off just 18.
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4.5 Zampa to Yusuf, no run, straight ball, Yusuf defends it off the front foot.
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4.4 Zampa to Manish, 1 run, length ball, bouncing a touch, Manish plays it to short fine leg for a quick single.
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4.3 Zampa to Yusuf, 1 run, fast ball close to the stumps, Yusuf defends to point and they get across for a single.
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4.2 Zampa to Manish, 1 run, length ball, Manish plays it to long off. Formalities left.
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4.2 Zampa to Manish, 5 WIDES, down the leg side.
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4.1 Zampa to Manish, no run, too close to cut, Manish finds point.
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There's hardly anything left in this chase now. Yusuf Pathan has reduced the equation to 9 off 30.
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3.6 M Ashwin to Yusuf, no run, fast on a length, cut straight to backward point.
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3.5 M Ashwin to Yusuf, SIX, full ball outside off, Yusuf plants that front foot and smokes the ball over long off! He is swinging his bat at everything, and with remarkable disdain. Sits on one knee and swats it clean over long off for another maximum.
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3.4 M Ashwin to Yusuf, no run, much better, googly hit on the pads as Yusuf lunges forward.
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3.4 M Ashwin to Yusuf, WIDE, down leg side again.
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3.3 M Ashwin to Yusuf, FOUR! He threw his bat at a full ball outside off, outer edge flies past short third man, and then when it is going for you, it is going for you.
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3.3 M Ashwin to Yusuf, WIDE, googly spinning down leg.
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3.2 M Ashwin to Yusuf, no run, length ball, swatted to short cover.
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3.1 M Ashwin to Manish, 1 run, the ball was short and turned, he cut to short cover. Khawaja slipped and let the ball through at short cover.
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They require a further 22 in 6 overs.