Andre Russell is the Man of the Match
Gambhir: I think this is the new breed of cricketers we are seeing. They are fearless, we want the players to play their own way. The credit needs to go to the entire support staff as well. We know Surya can take the game till the end, he has done brilliantly till now. We were under pressure, but we knew that if Russell and Yusuf are there till the end, we will win. He's a great lad, he's a great guy to have in the dressing room.
Bailey: I am fine (on his injury). Once again, we didn't do either of the three disciplines well enough to win it. We kept losing wickets and never got any partnerships as such. We were 15-20 runs short. We missed a few run-out chances as well. It felt like that we are not getting our plans right. Full credit to Russell, and Yusuf (Pathan) too because of how he curbed his natural instinct and held one end. We will have a couple of tough games before we go to Mohali, Rajasthan and Chennai are both top of the pile and we need to perform well against them
Kolkata Knight Riders win by 4 wickets, their second win in three games
Over 17.5 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to Andre Russell, Boundary! Opens the face of the bat and guides it down to the third man fence
Over 17.4 MG Johnson to Andre Russell, out Bowled!! Russell wanted to finish off in style as went for a big slog, Johnson bowls it full and on the stumps at 146.5kph, he swings hard but misses the ball and it crashes into off and middle. A Russell b Johnson 66(36)
Over 17.3 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off and picks up another single.
Over 17.2 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to Andre Russell, 1 run, makes slight room for himself and lofts this inside-out to sweeper cover.
Over 17.1 MG Johnson bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets waits for the ball to arrive and guides it down to third man after opening the face of the bat.
End of Over 17 (13 runs) Kolkata XI 152/5
Andre Russell 65/34 K Anureet Singh 4-0-37-0
YK Pathan 26/22
Over 16.6 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to Andre Russell, Boundary! Gets forward and drills it past the bowler and the ball rockets away to the long-on fence.
Over 16.5 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, comes across and works it down to fine-leg.
Over 16.4 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to Andre Russell, 1 run, gets forward and jams it out to long-on.
Over 16.3 K Anureet Singh bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Andre Russell, 2 runs, goes deep in the crease and squeezes it out towards the square leg region, the batsmen come back for the second.
Over 16.2 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets forward and clips it to deep backward square leg for a single.
Over 16.1 K Anureet Singh bowls a pitched up delivery to YK Pathan, Boundary! Gets forward and looks to drive, the ball takes the outside edge and runs past the keeper, who was diving to his right but couldn't get a hand on it
End of Over 16 (14 runs) Kolkata XI 139/5
YK Pathan 20/19 NLTC Perera 4-0-33-1
Andre Russell 58/31
Over 15.6 NLTC Perera bowls it short of length to YK Pathan, 1 run, gets forward and drives it down to long-off.
Over 15.5 NLTC Perera bowls it short of length to Andre Russell, 1 run, shuffling across at first and then went for the big slog, the bat turns in his hands and the ball goes high in the air, Maxwell gets under it at mid-on and drops a sitter.
Over 15.4 NLTC Perera slips in a full toss to Andre Russell, Six!! Gets forward, swings hard and sends it packing over the long-on fence. Mighty blow from the mighty Jamaican.