Nokia Champions League T20 - Group B

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)

2.1

Lee to Gayle, SIX, that's how you undo the effects of a maiden. Gayle has launched Lee over long on with a disdainful lash across the line. Short ball, angling well across Gayle who sets up base outside leg stump and slaps it.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0   CH Gayle 9* (10b 1x6)   B Lee 1.1-1-6-0

2.2

Lee to Gayle, SIX, the first one was flat, this one was a steepler. Gayle opens up his stance this time and waits eagerly for a short ball to come into his hitting zone before bashing it high and straight.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 17/0   CH Gayle 15* (11b 2x6)   B Lee 1.2-1-12-0

3.1

Kallis to Gayle, SIX, The Jamaican is having fun now. This is IPL deja vu. Slower ball from Kallis, was it? Seemed like a slower ball - Gayle had ages to spank it. Full and wide of off stump, it was the offcutter, Gayle plonked the front foot across and launched it on the up over the covers.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 26/0   CH Gayle 23* (14b 3x6)   JH Kallis 1.1-0-11-0

5.3

Kallis to Tiwary, SIX, what's Saurabh had for dinner? Massive blow, without any pretence of grace attached to it. It was a bouncer from Kallis, but it is not at Lee pace, and Saurabh manages to latch on to it with a vengeance. Viscerally pulled over midwicket for a biggie.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 40/2   SS Tiwary 7* (5b 1x6)   JH Kallis 2.3-0-19-1

9.6

Pathan to Agarwal, SIX, two balls defended, third ball destroyed. Youngsters these days ... Yusuf again tossed it up outside off, Agarwal got the front foot in line and lofted it pleasingly with the turn into the roof of the stands behind midwicket.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 69/3   MA Agarwal 6* (3b 1x6)   YK Pathan 2-0-10-1

11.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Agarwal, SIX, tonked by Mayank, who has a bat that has two components - handle and sweet spot. Tossed up outside off by Abdulla and straightening, Mayank was inside the line and thumped it inside out. Unadkat should have caught that as he moved to his left from deep long-off, but it sails past him.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 81/4   MA Agarwal 13* (5b 2x6)   Iqbal Abdulla 0.3-0-7-0

16.4

Unadkat to Vettori, SIX, Danny V at his very best. How well this man forces bowlers to bowl poor lengths! He walks across the stumps, Unadkat panics and bowls a low full toss outside off, and Vettori slap-flicks it over deep square leg for six.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 124/6   DL Vettori 23* (14b 3x4 1x6)   JD Unadkat 1.4-0-16-0

16.5

Unadkat to Vettori, SIX, the Unadkat in the death plan is coming unstuck. Vettori goes to the off side again, Unadkat again loses the plot and gives him a length ball on off stump. Vettori swats majestically over square leg for six more.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 130/6   DL Vettori 29* (15b 3x4 2x6)   JD Unadkat 1.5-0-22-0

17.1

Bhatia to Bhatkal, SIX, Bhatkal has scant regard for his trundlers. Legcutter doled up full in the slot, Bhatkal gets under it and bulldozes it for a huge six over wide long on.

Royal Challengers Bangalore 138/6   RR Bhatkal 17* (12b 1x4 1x6)   R Bhatia 2.1-0-18-1
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Sep 29, 2011

Brad Haddin appeals for a leg-before decision against Mohammad Kaif, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, Champions League Twenty20, Bangalore, September 29, 2011

Brad Haddin appeals for a leg-before decision against Mohammad Kaif

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Sep 29, 2011

Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis took KKR through to a big win, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, Champions League Twenty20, Bangalore, September 29, 2011

Gautam Gambhir and Jacques Kallis took KKR through to a big win

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