Commentry

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So that's it from us for this game. Kolkata have moved to the top of the table by displacing Mumbai. On the other hand, Delhi remain on third position in the tournament. Don't go away as the second game of tonight is coming up where Hyderabad host Punjab and it promises to be a cracker of a contest.

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The Man of the Match has been awarded to Nathan Coulter-Nile for his superb bowling performance. He bowled intelligently, took three wickets and set up the game for Kolkata.

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Things got interesting in the final over. 9 runs were required from it and Mishra started off with two dot balls including the wicket of Woakes. However, it was Pandey who hit the much-needed maximum that proved instrumental in taking his side over the finish line. Zaheer Khan was miserly and bowled intelligently to pick up a couple of wickets. Chris Morris bowled a brilliant penultimate over to give a sniff to the hosts as he conceded only 7 from it. Eventually the target proved to be a little less but kudos to the way the home side fought till the end.

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What a thrilling finish it turned out to be and the visitors held their nerves to emerge victorious. They continue to march on and are looking ominous. Things didn't go well when they came out to chase. The ploy of sending de Grandhomme at the top didn't work and their star batsmen, Robin Uthappa and Gautam Gambhir on whom they depend upon fell cheaply too. After that, Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan got into the act and scored boundaries at regular intervals to ease the pressure. They batted sensibly, scored their respective fifties and brought the visitors in a commanding position. The latter fell but the young Pandey showed great composure and carried on.

19.5
2

Amit Mishra to Manish Pandey

TAKE A BOW, PANDEY! Tossed up around off, Pandey drives it with soft hands through extra cover. The fielder from deep comes running in and he fumbles which allows the batsmen to safely complete the couple. KOLKATA WIN BY 4 WICKETS!

19.4
6

Amit Mishra to Manish Pandey

SIX! Brilliant from Pandey! Faster delivery outside off, Pandey stays in his crease and hammers that down the ground over the long on fielder for a maximum.

19.3
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Amit Mishra to Sunil Narine

Fuller into the pads, Narine clips it through the square leg region for a single.

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Sunil Narine comes out to bat. He can swing his bat for sure. 9 runs needed in 4 balls.

19.2
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Amit Mishra to Chris Woakes

OUT! Great from Mishra, even better from Pant! Tosses another one outside off, Woakes stays in his crease and goes for a biggie on the leg side. Misses it completely and Rishabh Pant is quick to dislodge the bails. He is quick to appeal and he is sure that he has his man. Replays show that Rishabh Pant has his man. The umpire also check if Pant had gathered the ball before it crossed the stumps but he looks fine and Woakes has to walk back to the hut!

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Is it out? A stumping appeal is referred upstairs against Woakes. Looks close!

19.1
0

Amit Mishra to Chris Woakes

Wrong 'un floated outside off, Woakes mistimes it back to the bowler.

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Look who's bowling the last over, it is Amit Mishra. Kolkata need 9 runs from 6 balls. Can Mishra pull off a heist here?

18.6
0

Chris Morris to Manish Pandey

Yorker just down the leg side, Pandey stays in his crease and tries to whip it on the leg side. He fails to make contact on this one and the ball goes straight to the keeper. Rishabh Pant calls for a catch but the umpire is not interested. Brilliant ball to end the over.

18.5
1

Chris Morris to Chris Woakes

Short into the body, Woakes pulls it through square leg for a single.

18.4
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Chris Morris to Manish Pandey

Down the leg side, Pandey clips it off his pads for a single through square leg.

18.3
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Chris Morris to Manish Pandey

Pandey clips it towards mid on for a couple. This time Samson is a bit slow and Morris is not happy with it.

18.2
2

Chris Morris to Manish Pandey

That was something sensational from Sanju Samson! Slower delivery outside off, Pandey gets under it and hammers it towards wide of long on. That seemed like going over the ropes. Samson runs to his right, dives over the ropes, catches the ball in the air and throws it back in the play. All in split seconds. Saves four vital runs for his team.

18.1
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Chris Morris to Chris Woakes

Fuller delivery into the pads, Woakes drives it down the ground towards long on for a single.

17.6
1

Pat Cummins to Chris Woakes

Good length delivery outside off, Woakes defends it with soft hands and rushes for a single.

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Chris Woakes comes out to bat.

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