Andre Russell is Man of the Match
Gambhir (KKR): The way Russell started, a lot of credit to the bowlers for restricting them to 98. We weren't sure as to what will be a good total so decided to bowl first. It's a small ground here making it easier to chase. I thought that someone had to bat through which is what professional teams do. Robin batted unbelievably, some of the shots were unbelievable. I have been playing after a long time, so I'm happy to get some runs under the bag. We have all bases covered so it doesn't matter what we get [in terms of pitches]. Lots of people say that we ask for specific track but that's not true."
Zaheer (DD): You learn everyday. I was trying to swing it too much. Playing a game after a long time. Happy with how the fast bowlers put their hand up. IPL is such a long tournament, every team is going to have one bad game. And this was our first and last bad game and it's out of the way. We are giving them freedom. T20 is such a fast game, we want the intensity. Everyone works on their game. 120 could have been close on this track. This team is all about letting them express themselves on the field freely.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets
Over 14.1 Z Khan bowls a pitched up delivery to G Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward and drives it through cover for a winning run.
Over 14.1 Z Khan bowls it wide outside off to G Gambhir, Wide, gets forward and left alone outside off through to the keeper.
End of Over 14 (13 runs) Kolkata XI 97/1
Manish Pandey 15/12 Nathan Coulter-Nile 4-0-32-0
G Gambhir 37/40
Over 13.6 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls it short of length to Manish Pandey, Boundary! Goes back and across, pulls it hard down to deep mid-wicket fence for another boundary.
Over 13.5 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a half volley to Manish Pandey, Boundary! Gets forward and smashes it down to deep extra-cover fence for four.
Over 13.4 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a good length delivery to G Gambhir, 1 run, gets forward and dabs it to point and picks up an easy single.
Over 13.3 Nathan Coulter-Nile bangs it short onto the pitch to G Gambhir, no runs, goes deep in the crease and ducks under it.
Over 13.2 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a slower one to G Gambhir, no runs, gets forward and looks to heave it across the line and misses.
Over 13.1 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a good length delivery to G Gambhir, Boundary! Gets forward and went for a punch drive through the off-side, gets a thickish outside edge that zooms away to the third man fence.
End of Over 13 (2 runs) Kolkata XI 84/1
Manish Pandey 7/10 CH Morris 4-0-21-0
G Gambhir 32/36
Over 12.6 CH Morris bowls a good length delivery to Manish Pandey, no runs, comes on to the front foot and let it go through to the keeper.
Over 12.5 CH Morris bowls it short of length to G Gambhir, 1 run, gets across the stumps and works it down to fine-leg.
Over 12.4 CH Morris bowls a pitched up delivery to Manish Pandey, 1 run, gets forward and drives it pass mid-off and picks up another single.
Over 12.3 CH Morris bowls a good length delivery to Manish Pandey, no runs, shuffles across and works it to backward short leg.
Over 12.2 CH Morris bowls it short of length to Manish Pandey, no runs, backs away and looks to cut, but is beaten.
Over 12.1 CH Morris bowls a good length delivery to Manish Pandey, no runs, gets forward and defends it towards mid-on.
End of Over 12 (6 runs) Kolkata XI 82/1
G Gambhir 31/35 Nathan Coulter-Nile 3-0-19-0
Manish Pandey 6/5
Over 11.6 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a back of length delivery to G Gambhir, no runs, goes deep in the crease and fends it to mid-wicket.
Over 11.5 Nathan Coulter-Nile bowls a good length delivery to G Gambhir, no runs, stays back in the crease and dabs it towards point.