Indian Premier League, 3rd match: Kochi Tuskers Kerala v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kochi, Apr 9, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 8 balls remaining)
9 April 2011 - night match (20-over match)

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, width offered outside off stump and McCullum slices it over the fielder at first slip, third man is fine enough to save it


Khan to Laxman, 1 leg bye, Zaheer gets some movement into the right hander but the line is too straight, the ball hits the pad and there's a leg bye for the taking


Khan to McCullum, FOUR, charge! And slap! McCullum runs down the pitch at a length delivery, there's room outside off and McCullum flays hard at the ball, slapping it over cover for a one-bounce four


Khan to McCullum, no run, good length and line, McCullum plays on the off side


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, fuller length on middle and leg, McCullum wanted to hit straighter but ended up placing it to deep midwicket


Khan to Laxman, no run, good length on middle stump, Laxman nudges it off his pads. A gentle moment in this crash bang world

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 7/0   Z Khan 1-0-6-0

Khan to Laxman, 1 run, length ball outside off, Laxman leans into a cover drive and hits it wide of the fielder at mid-off to take the single


Khan to McCullum, no run, no room to work with there but McCullum still manages to play the square drive to point


Khan to McCullum, no run, McCullum charges and makes room by moving towards leg, the wily Zaheer follows and cramps him. McCullum defends


Khan to McCullum, 1 leg bye, McCullum tries to work the ball through square but misses and gets hit on the pad, Laxman calls him through


Khan to Laxman, no run, that's not that short but Laxman tries to pull anyway, makes contact and plays it to square leg


Khan to Laxman, 2 runs, a slower ball outside off stump, Laxman gets under it and scoops it over cover

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 27/0   Z Khan 2-0-9-0

Khan to Hodge, 2 runs, short and wide outside off, Hodge makes room and cuts the ball in the air but in front of point for two, quick running


Khan to Hodge, 2 runs, Hodge clears his front foot to slam the ball over the boundary but doesn't get under it, he ends up hitting along the ground through midwicket


Khan to Hodge, 1 run, the slower ball outside off, driven from the crease towards long-off


Khan to Jadeja, SIX, Jadeja's cleared the sight screen! He moves his front foot out of the way, winds up, and unleashes hell against a length delivery, slamming it with power


Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, driven to sweeper cover for a single


Khan to Hodge, OUT, Hodge charged, and then ended up yorking himself. He tried to dig the ball out on the off but missed. Zaheer uprooted leg stump.

BJ Hodge b Khan 27 (21b 3x4 0x6) SR: 128.57

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 147/4   Z Khan 3-0-21-1

Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, the yorker from Zaheer, the batsman digs it out on the leg side for a single


Khan to Patel, 1 run, another yorker, superbly bowled, Parthiv defends on the leg side


Khan to Jadeja, 1 run, another yorker, Jadeja makes room and hits the ball through extra cover


Khan to Patel, no run, Patel tries to hook a short delivery, no one is sure where the ball is, and it eventually ends up near the bowler


Khan to Patel, 1 bye, Parthiv misses the ball and attempts a bye to the keeper, de Villiers misses the stumps, Zaheer collects and then misses at the bowler's end


Khan to Jadeja, FOUR, superb shot. Jadeja steps out to a blockhole delivery and drills it down the ground, timing it well enough to beat the fielder at long-on

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 161/5   Z Khan 4-0-28-1





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