Indian Premier League - 22nd match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Tuskers Kerala

Kochi Tuskers Kerala won by 6 runs

Game No 22 is about to begin. McCullum and Mahela are the openers. Brett Lee has the new ball.

1958 A word about Kochi, they have McCullum and Hodge in their ranks, who were former Kolkata players. Kolkata didn't bid for most of their old players as they revamped their side entirely.

"KKR should open with either Morgan or Tiwary instead of Bisla. They are wasted down the order in such a long batting line-up," says Nick. A bit odd that Laxmi Ratan Shukla is also on the bench, he did have a poor first game though.

"There should be some idea behind bidding for some world class players and resting on bench. May be to refrain other teams from taking him and using him against them. Tendo one such player," says Charan.

AaruC: "If you have Kallis, Morgan, Shakib and Lee in your team as foreign players, how do you expect to give Tendo a chance? The only way out for him I think is if Gambhir decides to go with one more all-rounder and drop Lee, but KKR hasn't had much trouble with their batting so far, so I don't see that happening. Sorry, Tendo."

1940 "Tricky pitch, Mahela should look to bat 20 overs and let others go for risks, because he's got the skills to play on this type of pitch," says Praveen.

True, Gambhir seemed happy to chase and let Kochi figure out what a competitive score on this pitch is. Jayawardene said 130-140 could be par, which is far fewer than what usually is par.

"What does Tendo have to do to get a game," asks Andrew. He played the second game, but with Shakib coming into the squad, it became harder for Ryan ten Doeschate to secure one of the four foreign-player spots.

"Oh well done George! You just lost me my bet! You couldn't have published my mail first eh?" says Anurag, who was imploring us not to have football discussions during this game.

1930 Welcome to ESPNcricinfo's ball-by-ball coverage of the match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Eden Gardens. Both these teams are on a bit of a roll, Kolkata have won their previous three games while Kochi have won two on the trot.

Gambhir tosses, Jayawardene calls heads, it's a tail. Kolkata will bowl first, Gambhir wants to stick to the formula of chasing, which has worked for Kolkata. They haven't made any changes to their XI.

Jayawardene says 130-140 might be par, he doesn't want to aim too high before assessing the pitch. Kochi have made one change, Muttiah Muralitharan returns because of the nature of the pitch, and Thisara Perera sits out.

0.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, good length ball pitches outside off and seams away from the right-hander, McCullum lets it go and the keeper fumbles

0.2

Lee to McCullum, no run, McCullum charges Lee but gets cramped for room by a short of a length delivery which angles into him, plays it on the off side awkwardly

0.3

Lee to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum sits on the back foot this time and slaps the short of a length ball between extra cover and mid-off, Morgan moves to his left and dives

0.4

Lee to Jayawardene, FOUR, short ball on leg stump, can't do that to Mahela when fine leg is in the circle, Mahela swivels so quickly and pulls past the fielder to the long-leg boundary

0.5

Lee to Jayawardene, no run, pushed from the crease towards point

0.6

Lee to Jayawardene, 1 leg bye, good length ball on middle and leg, Mahela tries to work the ball off his pads but misses, they scamper a leg bye towards short midwicket

End of over 1 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 6/0 (RR: 6.00)
DPMD Jayawardene    4* (3b 1x4)      B Lee    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    1* (3b)     

L Balaji will share the new ball.

1.1

Balaji to Jayawardene, 1 wide, he delivers from wide of the crease and pitches equally wide off the crease, the ball swerves away from the keeper, who has to dive a long way to his right

1.1

Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene charges and tries to hit over the off side, doesn't make contact

1.2

Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, pushed off the front foot towards cover, McCullum sets off from the non-striker's end but gets sent back

1.3

Balaji to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene takes a step towards leg to make room and loft a length ball over cover, graceful shot but clinically executed

1.4

Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, defended from the crease towards point

1.5

Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, Balaji appeals for lbw as one nips back into the right-hander and hits the pad after Jaywardene misses the flick, that was missing leg

1.6

Balaji to Jayawardene, no run, length ball outside off stump, Jayawardene stays in his crease and opens the face to play towards point

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 11/0 (RR: 5.50)
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (9b 2x4)      L Balaji    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    1* (3b)      B Lee    1-0-5-0

2.1

Lee to McCullum, no run, short ball and very straight, McCullum tries to pull and then half-ducks, he ends up in an awkward position and gets beaten

2.2

Lee to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum charges down the pitch and drives a length ball powerfully through extra cover, such a contrast in styles, McCullum and Mahela.

2.3

Lee to McCullum, SIX, shot! McCullum charges forward and then transfers weight on to the back foot before pulling a short ball flat over the deep midwicket boundary

2.4

Lee to McCullum, no run, driven off the front foot to mid-on, that was a yorker

2.5

Lee to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum charges once again and Lee bowls him a short ball, the batsman reaches out for it and swats it from around off stump towards cow corner

2.6

Lee to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum tries to go through the off side this time but mis-times the drive towards mid-on

"Not many fans know this but McCullum likes to play some golf on the day of match to get his swing going," says Nick. I cannot confirm that he has/hasn't played golf today or on any other match day.

End of over 3 (15 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 26/0 (RR: 8.66)
BB McCullum    16* (9b 2x4 1x6)      B Lee    2-0-20-0
DPMD Jayawardene    8* (9b 2x4)      L Balaji    1-0-5-0

Iqbal Abdulla replaces Balaji.

3.1

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, no run, played back to the left-arm spinner

3.2

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, no run, McCullum closes the face to play on the leg side but gets a leading edge that falls short of cover

3.3

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum jumps out of his crease and drives to long-off

3.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, FOUR, sublime, Jayawardene makes room by moving towards leg and threads the short ball through point with a precise and deft cut

3.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, 1 run, loud shout for lbw after Jayawardene misses the sweep and gets hit on the pad, Aleem Dar says not out, did that turn enough to miss off?

3.6

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum works the ball off his pads towards midwicket

End of over 4 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 33/0 (RR: 8.25)
BB McCullum    18* (13b 2x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-7-0
DPMD Jayawardene    13* (11b 3x4)      B Lee    2-0-20-0

Shakib places Lee.

4.1

Shakib Al Hasan to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum comes down again and plays on the leg side

4.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene moves towards the off, gets down on one knee, and sweeps from outside off to short fine leg

4.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, cut from the crease towards backward point

4.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene makes room by moving towards leg, Shakib follows him, cut towards cover point but he can't pierce the infield

4.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, FOUR, Jayawardene gets inside the line by moving towards the off and sweeps the ball in the air over the man at short fine leg, one-bounce four

4.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, cut once again off the back foot but can't find the gap at cover point

End of over 5 (5 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 38/0 (RR: 7.60)
DPMD Jayawardene    17* (16b 4x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    19* (14b 2x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    1-0-7-0

"Not many of Mahela's fans know this but Mahela likes to indulge in graceful ballet dance moves on the days of his matches. That helps him be graceful while batting as well," says Vivek, once again I cannot confirm or deny ...

5.1

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, 1 run, played off the back foot towards midwicket

"Don't know about golf before cricket but I can attest to the fact that playing cricket before golf isn't a good idea. Scored a 50 in a league match here in NJ one morning and scored my worst 18 round score of 130 that afternoon. I kept playing off of my back foot and couldn't get the weight transfer to the front foot right for my golf swing," says Pedro.

5.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, no run, defended on the front foot towards the bowler

5.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene backs away towards leg and cuts the ball from right in front of his stumps towards backward point, risky shot, if Mahela misses, Abdulla hits

5.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, FOUR, but this is what he's doing, he keeps moving away towards leg and the bowler follows him, and then he moves towards the off, gets inside the leg and creates the space to sweep over short fine leg for four

5.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Jayawardene, 1 run, played in front of square for a single

5.6

Iqbal Abdulla to McCullum, 1 run, played towards mid-on

End of over 6 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 45/0 (RR: 7.50)
BB McCullum    21* (16b 2x4 1x6)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-14-0
DPMD Jayawardene    22* (20b 5x4)      Shakib Al Hasan    1-0-5-0

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum moves back and works the ball off his pads through midwicket

6.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, no run, huge appeal for lbw as Jayawardene moves forward and closes the face to play towards leg, that struck him plumb in front but only after hitting the inside edge

6.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, turned of the pads behind square

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum charges and drives with power towards long-off

6.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jayawardene, 1 run, Jayawardene waits in his crease and plays towards midwicket

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to McCullum, OUT, that's an odd-looking shot, McCullum began to play the cut along the ground behind point but then lifted his bat to chip the ball tamely in the air towards backward point, a top-edge of sorts

BB McCullum c Morgan b Shakib Al Hasan 23 (19b 2x4 1x6) SR: 121.05

"Not many know about this, but I can attest to the fact that George Binoy likes to practice with drumsticks before doing commentary. That helps him to perform it gracefully," says Elaborator. This I can deny.

End of over 7 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 49/1 (RR: 7.00)
     Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-1
DPMD Jayawardene    24* (23b 5x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    2-0-14-0

Yusuf into the attack, Parthiv is the new batsman.

7.1

Pathan to Jayawardene, 1 run, nudged off the pads through square

7.2

Pathan to Patel, no run, a touch short outside off stump, cut off the back foot with power but straight to point

7.3

Pathan to Patel, 1 run, worked off the back foot towards square leg

7.4

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene gets down on one knee and then waits before sweeping, this time he can't beat short fine leg

7.5

Pathan to Jayawardene, no run, Jayawardene nudges towards mid-on but midwicket cuts it off

7.6

Pathan to Jayawardene, OUT, lbw! Mahela isn't happy but he has to go, he got down on one knee and tried to sweep, he missed and got hit by a straight ball. The doubt was whether the impact was outside the line of off stump. The ball hit the under side of the thigh guard and looked in line. There was glove on the ball, though, that's why Mahela was unhappy. Aleem Dar gets one wrong

DPMD Jayawardene lbw b Pathan 25 (27b 5x4 0x6) SR: 92.59

End of over 8 (2 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 51/2 (RR: 6.37)
     YK Pathan    1-0-2-1
PA Patel    1* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    2-0-9-1

8.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Patel, 1 run, played towards square leg for a single

8.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Hodge, no run, played off the front foot towards point

8.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, swept behind square for a single

8.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Patel, no run, a touch short and Parthiv pulls off the back foot but can't beat midwicket

8.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Patel, 1 run, nudged off the front foot behind square

8.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, Hodge waits and nudges towards square leg for a single

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 55/2 (RR: 6.11)
BJ Hodge    2* (3b)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-18-0
PA Patel    3* (5b)      YK Pathan    1-0-2-1

"Aleem Dar has confirmed that he is human and he can also make mistakes," says Deepak.

9.1

Pathan to Hodge, no run, Hodge barely moves his feet to a wicket-to-wicket delivery and defends

9.2

Pathan to Hodge, no run, played off the pads on the leg side, the wicketkeeper runs and fields

9.3

Pathan to Hodge, no run, played towards midwicket

9.4

Pathan to Hodge, no run, played off the front foot towards the off, Yusuf moves to his left to field

9.5

Pathan to Hodge, OUT, middle stump lies flat on its back and that is an exuberant celebration from Yusuf! Hodge went on the back foot to pull one from outside off, the pitch is slow so the ball didn't come on to the bat, he ended up inside-edging it on to middle

BJ Hodge b Pathan 2 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 25.00

Jadeja is the new batsman.

9.6

Pathan to Jadeja, no run, and that is a wicket maiden, Jadeja defends watchfully off the front foot

End of over 10 (wicket maiden) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 55/3 (RR: 5.50)
RA Jadeja    0* (1b)      YK Pathan    2-1-2-2
PA Patel    3* (5b)      Iqbal Abdulla    3-0-18-0

Balaji's back ...

10.1

Balaji to Patel, 1 wide, length ball slanting across the left-hander, too wide outside off

10.1

Balaji to Patel, no run, closer to off stump this time, marginally so. Parthiv lets it go

10.2

Balaji to Patel, 1 run, Parthiv tries to hit a length ball on the off but gets an inside edge on the leg side

10.3

Balaji to Jadeja, no run, fuller ball outside off stump, Jadeja stays in his crease and tries to play the booming drive through cover, doesn't make contact

10.4

Balaji to Jadeja, no run, Kolkata have lost three wickets for nothing, so Jadeja leaps down the track and has an almighty heave at a length ball that angles across him, makes contact with air

10.5

Balaji to Jadeja, 1 run, another big drive, Jadeja tries. This time he gets an inside edge that just misses the stumps, trying to hit it too hard

10.6

Balaji to Patel, no run, short of a length ball around off, Parthiv stands tall on the back foot, relatively speaking, and dabs the ball into the ground towards slip

End of over 11 (3 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 58/3 (RR: 5.27)
PA Patel    4* (8b)      L Balaji    2-0-8-0
RA Jadeja    1* (4b)      YK Pathan    2-1-2-2

11.1

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run, nudged towards backward point for a single

11.2

Pathan to Patel, FOUR, no noise at Eden Gardens as Parthiv sweeps and sweeps well, into the gap on the square leg boundary

11.3

Pathan to Patel, 1 run, the ball doesn't come on to the bat and Prathiv goes back to pull towards long on

11.4

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 leg bye, Jadeja tries to sweep but it doesn't come off, he gets hit on the pad and they run a leg bye towards the off side

11.5

Pathan to Patel, OUT, lbw! Yusuf slants the slightly quicker one into the left-hander from round the wicket, Parthiv pushes forward but defends down the wrong line, misses the ball entirely and he's struck plumb in front

PA Patel lbw b Pathan 9 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 81.81

11.6

Pathan to Jadhav, 1 run, worked off the pads behind square for a single

End of over 12 (8 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 66/4 (RR: 5.50)
KM Jadhav    1* (1b)      YK Pathan    3-1-9-3
RA Jadeja    2* (6b)      L Balaji    2-0-8-0

"Now comes the true test for Ravindra Jadeja - not the sixes off full tosses he hit the other night," says Mady.

12.1

Balaji to Jadhav, no run, good length ball outside off, defended towards point

12.2

Balaji to Jadhav, no run, good length angling into the right-hander, Jadhav defends towards cover

12.3

Balaji to Jadhav, FOUR, Jadhav steps out of his crease, latches on to a length ball and lofts it flat towards his team-mate at the bowler's end. Jadeja ducks successfully and the ball beats mid-on as well

12.4

Balaji to Jadhav, 2 runs, nudged gently into the wide open space at midwicket, the fielder has to run in from the boundary

12.5

Balaji to Jadhav, 1 run, nudged off the front foot towards mid-on once again

12.6

Balaji to Jadeja, SIX, length ball from Balaji, Jadeja clears his front foot out of the way to create hitting space and swings his bat hard, sending the ball cleanly over long-on off the front foot

End of over 13 (13 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 79/4 (RR: 6.07)
RA Jadeja    8* (7b 1x6)      L Balaji    3-0-21-0
KM Jadhav    8* (6b 1x4)      YK Pathan    3-1-9-3

13.1

Pathan to Jadhav, 1 run, nudged off the pads through midwicket

13.2

Pathan to Jadeja, 2 runs, played off the back foot towards square leg, the fielder has to charge in from the boundary

13.3

Pathan to Jadeja, 1 run, the ball angles into the left-hander from round the wicket, Jadeja pushes off the back foot towards midwicket where Gambhir fails to stop it

13.4

Pathan to Jadhav, 1 run, leading edge but it falls safely in the direction backward point

13.5

Pathan to Jadeja, SIX, massive shot! Jadeja moves his from foot out of the way and slams the ball with terrific force over the deep midwicket boundary. Yusuf would have been proud of that shot

13.6

Pathan to Jadeja, no run, played towards point

Kunal: "@ Mady : Has Jadeja passed the test ?"

End of over 14 (11 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 90/4 (RR: 6.42)
RA Jadeja    17* (11b 2x6)      YK Pathan    4-1-20-3
KM Jadhav    10* (8b 1x4)      L Balaji    3-0-21-0

14.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadhav, 1 run, that's too short and Jadhav pulls along the ground to the fielder on the deep midwicket boundary

14.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, SIX, right, Jadeja's on to something here. Makes room again by moving his front foot towards leg and carts the ball over long-on

14.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, played towards midwicket

14.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadhav, 1 run, nudged off the front foot towards midwicket, the bowler gives chase

14.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadeja, 1 run, Jadeja pulls off the back foot this time but manages only a single to long-on, the ball reached the fielder on the bounce

14.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Jadhav, OUT, bowled him! Jadhav moved back into his crease to play across the line towards midwicket, Shakib slips in the arm ball that skids though and beats the bat to clip leg stump. That kept a bit low as well.

KM Jadhav b Shakib Al Hasan 12 (11b 1x4 0x6) SR: 109.09

End of over 15 (10 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 100/5 (RR: 6.66)
     Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-2
RA Jadeja    25* (14b 3x6)      YK Pathan    4-1-20-3

Raiphi Gomez is the new batsman. And Lee's back.

15.1

Lee to Jadeja, no run, full ball on middle and off, Jadeja makes room and drives the ball towards cover, Gomez wanted a non-existent single

15.2

Lee to Jadeja, FOUR, short ball and Jadeja has slammed it flat towards the square leg boundary, pulled from the crease for a one-bounce four

15.3

Lee to Jadeja, 1 wide, that's too wide outside off stump

15.3

Lee to Jadeja, no run, in the blockhole from Lee, dug out back to the bowler

15.4

Lee to Jadeja, OUT, caught on the long-on boundary! Jadeja gets lots of height on a heave down the ground but not enough distance, he cleared his front foot again and smashed it. Yusuf settled under the ball and took a well-judged catch a few yards in. He seems to be in some pain though after taking the catch

RA Jadeja c Pathan b Lee 29 (18b 1x4 3x6) SR: 161.11

Jayawardene said 130-140 would be par. Will Kochi get that many?

15.5

Lee to Gomez, 1 run, played towards long-on for a single

15.6

Lee to Vinay Kumar, no run, driven back to the bowler and Lee picks up on his follow through

End of over 16 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 106/6 (RR: 6.62)
R Vinay Kumar    0* (1b)      B Lee    3-0-26-1
RV Gomez    1* (1b)      Shakib Al Hasan    3-0-19-2

16.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Gomez, no run, beaten on the back foot outside off stump

16.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Gomez, no run, played back to the bowler

16.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Gomez, 1 leg bye, loud shout for lbw as the batsman gets hit on the pad after missing the sweep

16.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Vinay Kumar, no run, a swish and a miss off the front foot outside off

16.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Vinay Kumar, FOUR, that's clumsy on the boundary, flicked off the pads towards deep midwicket where the fielder runnign to his left slid and tried to stop the ball with his legs, what are hands for? Shukla it was

16.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, played off the back foot towards midwicket

End of over 17 (6 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 112/6 (RR: 6.58)
R Vinay Kumar    5* (4b 1x4)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-23-0
RV Gomez    1* (4b)      B Lee    3-0-26-1

Sasikaran: "@Kunal: Nope Jadeja passed the test in hitting sixes. But, he failed in being at the crease till the end, when the team needs that badly."

17.1

Lee to Vinay Kumar, 2 runs, short of a length ball fended off the back foot towards third man

17.2

Lee to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, the batsman makes room and chips a short ball over the fielder at cover

17.3

Lee to Gomez, 1 run, full ball on middle and leg, flicked in the air towards square leg

"When captain says 130-140 is par score, you know it's bad track for T20 match," says Nick.

17.4

Lee to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, the yorker, swinging into middle and leg, worked through square leg

17.5

Lee to Gomez, 1 run, driven off the front foot towards long-off

"Come on guys! Don't be too critical about Ravindra Jadeja's performance. Show some love guys!" implores Vatsan.

17.6

Lee to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, full toss, with some inswing, played towards midwicket

End of over 18 (7 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 119/6 (RR: 6.61)
R Vinay Kumar    10* (8b 1x4)      B Lee    4-0-33-1
RV Gomez    3* (6b)      Iqbal Abdulla    4-0-23-0

18.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, 1 run, played from the crease towards long-on

18.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Gomez, SIX, shot! Gomez gets down on one knee and sweeps the ball hard and flat over the deep square leg boundary, hit with a lot of power

18.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Gomez, 1 run, nudged off the back foot towards midwicket

18.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Vinay Kumar tries to slog across the line, aiming for the midwicket boundary. He misses a straight ball and is bowled

R Vinay Kumar b Shakib Al Hasan 11 (10b 1x4 0x6) SR: 110.00

18.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Powar, no run, played gently towards square leg, the keeper prevents the single, Ramesh Powar wanted the quick single

18.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Powar, 1 run, played towards long off for a single

End of over 19 (9 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 128/7 (RR: 6.73)
RR Powar    1* (2b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-28-3
RV Gomez    10* (8b 1x6)      B Lee    4-0-33-1

19.1

Balaji to Powar, no run, full ball outside off stump, Powar gets beaten

19.2

Balaji to Powar, no run, full toss outside off stump, Powar has a heave but misses, he needs to give Gomez the strike

19.3

Balaji to Powar, 1 run, slower ball dragged ungainly towards midwicket and Powar was gone had the fielder hit at the bowler's end. Ugly cricket all round.

19.4

Balaji to Gomez, 1 leg bye, full toss on leg stump, Gomez missed out there, failing to make proper contact

19.5

Balaji to Powar, 1 run, full toss on off and middle, Powar mis-hits it over the bowler's head, poor finish from Kochi

19.6

Balaji to Gomez, 1 bye, the short ball and it's a slower one as well, Gomez tries to pull but is beaten by the change of pace, Powar runs a bye to the keeper

21.30 Kochi have made 132, which Jayawardene thought would be a par score on a slow wicket at Eden Gardens. I'll be back in 10 minutes, when an in-form Kolkata line-up begin their chase.

End of over 20 (4 runs) Kochi Tuskers Kerala 132/7
RV Gomez    10* (10b 1x6)      L Balaji    4-0-23-0
RR Powar    3* (6b)      Shakib Al Hasan    4-0-28-3
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Apr 20, 2011

Kochi celebrate Jacques Kallis' wicket, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Kolkata, April 20, 2011

Kochi celebrate Jacques Kallis' wicket

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Apr 20, 2011

RP Singh and his team-mates celebrate the wicket of Gautam Gambhir, Kolkata Knight Riders v Kochi Tuskers Kerala, IPL 2011, Kolkata, April 20, 2011

RP Singh and his team-mates celebrate the wicket of Gautam Gambhir

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