Umesh Yadav, the player of the match
Shreyas Iyer, KKR captain: There is always tension when MS Dhoni is batting. I knew momentum was going to shift towards them with the dew around. It was difficult to grip the ball. Enjoying the new franchise. It was spungier than we imagined. This is one place I love to play. I grew up here. I thought it would be flat. It was pretty easy for me with the bowling lineup I had. Umesh has worked hard in the nets and did well in the practice games too.
Ravindra Jadeja, CSK skipper: Dew will be the vital part in this edition. If you win the toss, you will look to bowl first. The wicket was a little damp in the first 6-7 overs and then it came on nicely in the back end of the innings. We were trying to take the game deep. Everybody bowled well given the dew. Bravo bowled very well.
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 6 wickets
Over 18.3 Adam Milne bowls a pitched up delivery to Shreyas Iyer, Boundary! Shuffles across the crease and whips it along the ground past mid-wicket and gets the winning runs with a bondary.
Over 18.2 Adam Milne bowls a good length delivery to Shreyas Iyer, 2 runs, gets wait for the ball on the back foot and guides it away down to the third man and picks up a couple of runs.
Over 18.1 Adam Milne bowls a yorker right into the blockhole to Sheldon Jackson,1 run, stays deep inside the crease and digs it out towards mid-off
End of Over 18 (4 runs) Kolkata XI 126/4
Sheldon Jackson 2/2 Dwayne Bravo 4-0-20-3
Shreyas Iyer 14/18
Over 17.6 Dwayne Bravo bowls a slower one to Sheldon Jackson,1 run, gets forward and drives it along the ground to long-on and picks up one more
Over 17.5 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Shreyas Iyer,1 run, gets forward and drives it to mid-off
Over 17.4 Dwayne Bravo bowls it short of length to Sheldon Jackson,1 run, gets back in the crease and clips it down to fine leg and picks up a single.
Over 17.3 Dwayne Bravo bowls a good length delivery to Sam Billings, out Caught by Tushar Deshpande!! Billings is intereted in a big hit. He is, does connect well but hits it flat and straight to deep mid-wicket
Over 17.2 Dwayne Bravo bowls a pitched up delivery to Shreyas Iyer,1 run, gets forward and flicks to deep mid-wicket
Over 17.1 Dwayne Bravo bowls a slower one to Shreyas Iyer, no run, gets forward and drives it hard back to the bowler.
End of Over 17 (9 runs) Kolkata XI 122/3
Shreyas Iyer 12/15 Ravindra Jadeja 4-0-25-0
Sam Billings 25/20
Over 16.6 Ravindra Jadeja bowls it flat in the air to Sam Billings, no run, gets forward and slaps it to extra-cover
Over 16.5 Ravindra Jadeja bowls it short of length to Shreyas Iyer,1 run, gives himself some room and cuts to the right of short third man.
Over 16.4 Ravindra Jadeja tossed up delivery to Sam Billings,1 run, gets forward and drives to long-on
Over 16.3 Ravindra Jadeja bowls it flat in the air to Sam Billings, Six! Dancing shoes on, to the pitch of the ball and lofted high over wide long-on for six.
Over 16.2 Ravindra Jadeja tossed up delivery to Sam Billings, no run, came down the track and played back to the bowler