Nokia Champions League T20, Group B: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Bangalore, Sep 29, 2011
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
29 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Lee to Dilshan, FOUR, finally Dilshan gets room, and he jumps at it like a rampant salmon. It is still too quick for him, and goes much finer than he wanted for four through third man.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 34/2   TM Dilshan 7* (8b 1x4)   B Lee 3-1-21-1

Mohammed Shami to Dilshan, FOUR, you almost sense that width and length are like oxygen to Dilshan. When he gets it, you almost sense him gasping in relief. This one was way too short, and he pounds it square with a sinewy pull for four.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 50/2   TM Dilshan 12* (11b 2x4)   Mohammed Shami 0.4-0-9-0

Bhatia to Tiwary, FOUR, slow length ball on off stump. "Hit me! Hit me!" it said. Saurabh didn't disappoint. He blasted it from his presence for a straight four.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 59/2   SS Tiwary 17* (14b 1x4 1x6)   R Bhatia 0.1-0-4-0

Unadkat to Vettori, FOUR, RCB are playing their shots, irrespective of the score. Vettori slams a short ball just over midwicket's head for four. He took that from well outside off, and managed to get enough height on it.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 86/5   DL Vettori 5* (3b 1x4)   JD Unadkat 0.2-0-4-0

Kallis to Bhatkal, FOUR, Bhatkal gets a rare boundary, when was the last one? Kallis shapes this down the leg side and Bhatkal helps it along to fine leg.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 101/6   RR Bhatkal 7* (5b 1x4)   JH Kallis 3.5-0-27-1

Iqbal Abdulla to Vettori, FOUR, poor at short fine leg. Who is the black sheep? Kallis is the man. Reverse swept from outside leg stump, nice hands from Dan to get that so fine. Kallis moved to his right and dived over it.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 107/6   DL Vettori 12* (10b 2x4)   Iqbal Abdulla 2.4-0-16-2

Iqbal Abdulla to Vettori, FOUR, Bangalore are on the ropes, but Vettori has landed one on the ropes. He waltzes down the pitch, gets to the pitch of the ball and hoists it over wide long-on. It landed just in says the umpire. I don't get these things.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 111/6   DL Vettori 16* (11b 3x4)   Iqbal Abdulla 2.5-0-20-2

Bhatia to Vettori, FOUR, just so clinical from Dan. He walks across the stumps, the way a brooding mathematician would to his drawing board. He's worked the angle out perfectly, and puts chalk to board - or bat to ball if you will. The lap flick is going to elude short fine leg by just enough distance to run away fine.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 145/6   DL Vettori 36* (18b 4x4 2x6)   R Bhatia 3-0-25-1

Lee to Bhatkal, FOUR, Bhatkal gets under Lee's length ball and hits it high enough to get halfway to the moon. Midwicket runs across, long on runs across, the ball lands in between, and the spin does the former in. Yusuf has the presence of mind to try and save the four as it runs away, but he can't stop it cleanly.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 149/6   RR Bhatkal 23* (16b 2x4 1x6)   B Lee 3.1-1-25-1

Lee to Syed Mohammad, FOUR, stunner from Syed! He gets inside the line as Lee angles down the leg side, and bottom-hands powerfully over midwicket and into the boundary. The home crowd loves it.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 158/7   J Syed Mohammad 4* (2b 1x4)   B Lee 4-1-34-2

Unadkat to Syed Mohammad, FOUR, boink. Unadkat has no consistency with his lengths, he's produced another listless full toss. Syed is smart enough to get forward and get under it, and clatters it over the covers.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 163/7   J Syed Mohammad 8* (3b 2x4)   JD Unadkat 2.2-0-29-0

Unadkat to Vettori, FOUR, Vettori knows where the gaps are and is hitting the ball exclusively into them. Mid-off is inside the circle, it is a short ball outside off, and Vettori slaps it ungainly over the fielder's head. What brilliant playing of the field here.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 169/8   DL Vettori 44* (22b 5x4 2x6)   JD Unadkat 2.5-0-35-1





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