Right then. Rajasthan will have to do with the memories of Stokes and Buttler now in their quest to 14. Kolkata have matters in their hands though, with a top two berth too there to take. The probablity combinations are heating .. it's getting messy. But that's exactly why this league is so much fun. This is Vineet Anantharaman signing off on behalf of Rishi Roy, Kumar Abhisekh Das, Pratyush Sinha, Ramakrishnan and our scorer Sulthan. Until another qualification combination beckons, ta ta!!
Kuldeep Yadav | MoM: I was a bit under pressure after the start they got. I was only thinking of taking a wicket, Jos Buttler is the man in form and I was really trying to get him out. You have to motivate yourself, you have to back your strengths and basics and try to succeed. I don't try a lot because I try to succeed with my strengths only. But you need to keep changing in a format like T20. I knew Buttler would go for a reverse sweep and that's why I bowled the quicker one to him. You need to keep planning in every game for every batsman; sometimes it goes your way, sometimes it doesn't but you need to keep trying. (Half Hindi translation)
Dinesh Karthik | Winning skipper: I think they started off brilliantly; especially Buttler and Tripathi played really well. But it also shows our character where we just didn't give up. When we got the chance we just didn't let it go. Winning one, losing the next and then coming back is a part of the T20 League. We just try and put in team bonding sessions, keep interacting and look to put a smile one everyone's face to keep them motivated. (On the review he took) Yeah I was convinced. I thought at that stage the wicket was really important. Kuldeep is an international quality bowler and is one of the best chinaman bowler in the worl. He is sometimes so confident that he ends up slacking off and giving out one easy ball. But he is very hardworking, always in the gym and if I can keep him consistent it is enough. (On qualifications) Now you are scaring me (chuckles)
Chris Lynn: The only way we'd have let RAJ into the game is by losing a couple of more wickets. Not so exciting cricket but we got the job done. Important 2 points on the board. I didn't want to leave it to anyone else in the end. We wanted to boost that run-rate, which will come into play in a game's time. We have got quality players against spin in the middle overs. My strength, obviously, is against the quicker bowlers. We got to get our momentum back, and the boys are excited. (They) showed character in the first six overs.
Ajinkya Rahane | Losing skipper: The intent was positive (from the team). Jos (Buttler) and Tripathi batted really well and when I went in I just wanted to carry the momentum forward. Jos was batting really well and it's not just upto him all the time. Batsmen will have to take responsibility. We have to blame all the batsmen and we lost because we played badly. I felt our bowlers bowled really well. 170-180 would have been very good. We still have a chance. We have to learn from this game and move forward. We know how the wicket will play in Jaipur, so we got to learn and move forward. We will definitely miss Jos and Stokes, but as a cricketer I really feel happy for Jos that he has been picked in the Test squad. As a player you feel really happy when selected to play the Test matches.
23:26 local: Save your ears, Eden. Over 60,000 of them at the top of their voices and a campaign that's found its legs again. Never mind the final flourish, it is the first innings that seemed to have sealed the fate. 142 was never going to threaten, surely not on a small ground, surely not with dew setting in, surely not when the Rajasthan bowling has lacked teeth and surely not when the opposition ranks have batsmen in such form. Stokes did pull things back at the start after the first over carnage, Sodhi did do it in the middle overs, but a boundary an over elsewhere was never going to help their cause. Meanwhile Lynn anchored well, the others played around and Karthik, who's made it a habit, finished in style. Stay on, the interviews coming your way.
Into one shot mode now.
Jofra Archer [3.0-0-27-0] is back into the attack
Jaydev Unadkat [2.0-0-13-0] is back into the attack
Andre Russell, right handed bat, comes to the crease
A time-out. Right, with an asking rate under six, Kolkata shouldn't be worried. Right?
Stokes to Chris Lynn, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Ben Stokes [3.0-1-13-2] is back into the attack
Dharmasena wants another ball in the over. Thank god for the third umpire to intercept .. we don't know the code to change in getting in a seven-ball over.
Ish Sodhi [3.0-0-14-1] is back into the attack
The equation's under six. Rahane has to attack. And that means a slip.
Jofra Archer [2.0-0-17-0] is back into the attack
Anureet Singh, right-arm medium, comes into the attack
He's finally here. Yes, he's in the side to bowl.
The one slip stays.
The equation: 63 runs in 60 balls. So a run a ball, and three runs from somewhere.
Eden Gardens resonating with whistles. Now this is new.
Jaydev Unadkat, left-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Replays: I have never seen Rahane scream like that. Does he know about England's Test squad for Pakistan?
Dinesh Karthik, right handed bat, comes to the crease
A slip for Karthik
Ish Sodhi to Nitish Rana, THAT'S OUT!! Lbw!!
Hey guys, I get it. The flag is golden and not yellow. Only if my chromatic awareness was better!
Krishnappa Gowtham [1.0-0-21-0] is back into the attack
Stays over the wicket to the right-hander too. A slip again
Ish Sodhi, right-arm leg break, comes into the attack
A slip for Sodhi, who's from over the wicket to the left-hander
Considering how many they're chasing, this has been a superb powerplay. A full house Eden with a fast pitch on offer, and Lynn looks set to test the boundaries
Nitish Rana, left handed bat, comes to the crease
Stokes to Uthappa, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Jofra Archer, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
A slip for Archer too
Robin Uthappa, right handed bat, comes to the crease
Stokes to Narine, THAT'S OUT!! Caught!!
Ben Stokes, right-arm fast medium, comes into the attack
Stokes has a slip too
Narine and Chris Lynn are at the crease. Narine is on strike. Gowtham will open the attack