Robin Uthappa is adjudged the Man of the Match for his brilliant batting performance. He continued his good form and did well to ensure Kolkata got a par total on this deck. He starts off saying that he always enjoys playing here. Thanks the crowd for supporting them. Admits he knows his plans well and is happy to contribute for his team. Calls the wicket a tougher one to bat, but knew the runs would come if he played long. Mentions they were just looking to rotate the strike. Says he is glad to play along with Shakib. That's all we have for you from here. Do join us for the game starting between Hyderabad and Chennai soon.
A comprehensive win for Kolkata. They have won 6 matches in a row now and they continue their juggernaut getting through to the playoffs. They batted well with Robin and Shakib scoring good fifties. Defending a big total, they started well too knocking Gayle off early. Kohli and Takawale added 85-runs for the second wicket but then, Narine killed the chase with his 4-wicket spell taking out the big men. Bangalore could just not recover from it.
Vinay Kumar to Mitchell Starc
Fuller outside off, Starc swings and misses. KOLKATA WIN BY 30 RUNS and are THROUGH TO THE PLAYOFFS!
Vinay Kumar to Sachin Rana
Yorker outside off, Rana drives it over the bowler's head for a single.
Fuller on middle, Starc drives it down the ground for a single.
Starc tucks it through the on side for a couple.
FOUR! Thump! Fuller outside off, Starc smashes it hard through the cover region for a boundary to the long off fence.
Fuller outside off, Starc drives it through covers for a couple.
Umesh Yadav to Sachin Rana
Rana drives it back to the bowler.
Rana drives it through mid off for a couple.
FOUR! Cheeky! Fuller outside off, Rana gets across and paddles it down to fine leg region for a boundary.
NOT OUT! No-ball! High full toss on off, Rana pulls it hard through the mid-wicket region. They risk the second as the throw is good and Robin takes the bails off. The decision is referred upstairs but the replay shows that Rana was just in.
A run out appeal is referred upstairs!
Umesh Yadav to Mitchell Starc
Fuller outside off, Starc gets an inside edge through to long leg for a single.
Starc takes a couple with a punch down to deep cover.
Fuller outside off, Rana hits it down to long off for a single.
Yorker outside off, Rana drives it through covers for a single.
Starc turns it through long leg for a leg bye.
Dropped! Fuller outside off, Rana drives it hard through the bowler for a single. A tough chance for the bowler, that was hit very hard.
FOUR! Short outside off, Rana gets a top edge with a slash over the third man region for a boundary.