Kolkata Knight Riders innings:

10th over: 68 for 1
Pathan bowls his third over. A misfield by Ross Taylor at the midwicket fence gives Kallis his first boundary. Pathan drops a difficult chance when Kallis hits a length ball straight back to him. So, a two dot balls, a four, a drop chance and three singles from this over.

9th over: 61 for 1 Another good over by Negi, who is getting assistance from the wicket. A good news for KKR, who are playing three spinners. Meanwhile, just six runs from Negi's second over. So Delhi are keeping Kolkata in check.

8th over: 55 for 1
Pathan returns. Gambhir's wicket has pegged KKR back a little. They are just concentrating on singles at the moment. Four singles and two dot balls from Pathan's second over.

7th over: 51 for 1
Sehwag brings left-arm spinner Pawan Negi into the attack. Only three runs have come off this over as both McCullum and Kallis get a little cautious.

6th over: 48 for 1
Gambhir was toying with Delhi's bowling before he got run out. A top edge off a short ball from Aaron went for a six over the fine-leg fence. The big shot was followed by a four through covers. But then the left-hander was involved in a confusion with McCullum, who sent his captain back after calling him for a single. He is found short of his crease. So Delhi finally get the breakthrough.

G Gambhir run out 32 (16)

5th over: 36 for 0
Morkel continues. Gambhir starts the over with an inside out four over extra-cover, which is followed by four successive singles. The last ball is a dot. It's a very good start by Kolkata. Both the batsmen have taken the attack to the opposition from the outset.

4th over: 28 for 0
Fourth bowling change in as many overs. Varun Aaron has been given the ball. Three back-to-back singles are followed by a boundary. Gambhir comes down the pitch and slashes it through point. A dot and another single by Gambhir to end the over. Eight runs have come off it.

3rd over: 20 for 0
Morne Morkel, the highest wicket-taker of IPL 5, has been brought into the attack. A single off the first is followed by a dot. McCullum cuts the third ball fiercely, but it goes over the slip for four. Two dot balls follow, and then a leg bye.

2nd over: 14 for 0
Umesh Yadav comes in to bowl the second over. The first is a dot ball. Gambhir drives the second to the right of mid-off fielder for a single. Another single off the next, and then Gambhir pulls Yadav for a six over the fine-leg fence. A single to square-leg and a dot to finish the over.

1st over: 5 for 0
Pathan gets the ball. McCullum is on strike. After three dot balls, the New Zealander comes down the pitch and slams it over Pathan's head for a boundary. A wide down the leg side and two more dots. A good over by the left-arm seamer.

7.40 p.m.
Kolkata Knight Riders' skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and

elected to bat against Delhi Daredevils in Pune on Tuesday.
Besides Virender Sehwag, Ross Taylor has also come in for Delhi. Kolkata have brought in Laxmi Ratan Shukla in place of Manoj Tiwary.

7.30 p.m.
Good news for Delhi's fans as Sehwag is declared fit and will lead DD for this all important game.

7.20 p.m.
Hello and welcome to our live coverage of the first playoff of IPL 5. Delhi Daredevils are up against Kolkata Knight Riders at the Subrata Roy Sahara Stadium in Pune. Delhi and Kolkata finished first and second in the points table at the end of the league stage. Today’s contest is significant for the fact that the winner will go directly into the final on May 27, while the loser will get another chance to progress, playing the second playoff with the winner of the May 25 eliminator between Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.

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