Despite the deficit, the goalkeeper made a few important saves, including a one-on-one with Jelavic in the build up to Hull's first goal.
The Brazilian had been impressive going forward, but was caught out by the quick counterattacks of Hull City.
Held position well and was strong in the air, but Hull's strikers were able to find scoring opportunities easier than their counterparts.
Allowed the Hull forwards space and time on occasions, but looked forward when in possession of the ball.
The Cardiff defense was weak and disjointed. Got well forward but failed to track back.
His quick feet caused for danger in the first half, but he lacked an end product and looked to have a poor attitude. Taken off at half time.
On the whole fairly quiet, but contributed well, spraying balls out to the wings.
Despite making the costly mistake that led to Hull's first goal, he remained largely influential in the middle, and contributed well to the Cardiff attacks.
His speed caused trouble for the Hull defenders, but could have taken the ball on his right foot a few times instead of his favoured left. Still, Cardiff's bright spark in a poor defeat
His pace and strength troubled Hull at times, but he lacked a clinical edge to his game, and really should have scored.
By his standard he had a quiet match. However, he linked up well with his fellow attackers and made some intelligent runs.
The Scot was very busy in the early stages of the game, saving from Jones and Zaha and did well to stop the Cardiff attacks. Remained active and kept a clean sheet,
Strong and assertive. Good defensive performance including a few last ditch tackles.
His strong presence, along with speed, disabled the Cardiff attacks, but he was sometimes found out of position.
Got forward well and took no chances when defending. Delivered an accurate assist for Jelavic's second.
Did not hold back with a few crunching tackles. Looked largely solid in the Hull defence.
Did well in the middle, closing down the player in possession and contributed in both halves of the pitch. Cooly taken goal finished off Cardiff.
Scored one of his trademark screamers, and controlled the midfield with accurate passing.
Ahmed El Mohamady
Did well to race forward on the right wing and hold the ball up on the counterattack.
Solid in midfield. Played his part in a team performance, breaking up the play and feeding the ball on
Gave away a few sloppy passes at times, but made intelligent runs and assisted well for Jelavic's opener.
Linked up well with Long and was very influential in going forward. Netted twice and looked back to his best form.
Came in in the second half and struggled to assert himself on the game. Quiet performance
Headed over from a corner just after he came on. Looked good early on but faded out of the game
Intoduced as the hosts looked for a way back into the match but failed to break through Hull City's resilient defense.
Brought on to ensure the win and did just that. Looked comfortable and assured whilst defending
Brought on when the game was in a bit of a lull. Didn't influence the game much, but helped his team see out the result
Came on at a time when Hull were cruising.Had a largely uneventful game, but didn't really put a foot wrong.