Faiz Fazal, Yusuf Pathan and Abhishek Jhunjhunwala spent some time in the middle for RR, while Naman Ojha and Adam Voges on either side of the innings gave them enough momentum to reach 168, still a sub-par total. The KKR bowlers were impressive for the most part, Dinda and Kartik in particular. Matthews got bashed again - he isn't as effective on flat pitches because he's too slow. And then KKR's batsman showed us that no total can be called sub-par when they're batting, they'll make it look tough. Brad Hodge may have a few runs under his belt, but in truth he hasn't seemed distinctly comfortable out there and he doesn't seem to be able to hit the big ones. Tiwary failed again, and Pujara failed to convert his good start.
The elephant in the room is, of course, Sourav Ganguly. He's trying to play himself in every match, and in the process he's hurting his team by failing to up the run-rate. What is resulted in today, is Owais Shah and Angelo Mathews coming in right at the end, when it was too late to be able to affect the outcome. Ganguly needs to bat either right at the top or further down below, and the latter just isn't going to happen - it's not good for his ego. No one touches Dada's ego (no hidden meanings).
Chris Gayle coming in next match should provide momentum aplenty, probably replacing Shah and opening with Hodge. Tiwary and Pujara in the middle-order to play their shots seems like a good foil to Ganguly's struggles. If KKR don't get some wins going, they'll be out of it pretty soon - don't want to leave B-Mac with too much to do.