Indian Premier League - 33rd match

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 17 runs

4.4

Pathan to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir skates out first ball and looks to crack him through the covers! Hits it hard, but finds Venu in the covers.

4.5

Pathan to Gambhir, 1 run, straighter from Irfan, Gambhir pushes it from the pads towards mid-on for his first run.

Kolkata Knight Riders 30/1   G Gambhir 1* (2b)

5.1

Yadav to Gambhir, no run, full at 138 kph outside off, Gambhir drives without really moving into it, and plays straight to cover.

5.2

Yadav to Gambhir, 1 run, back of a length and angling across, played backward of point for a single.

5.5

Yadav to Gambhir, FOUR, stand and deliver. Gambhir gets a foot of room outside off, sets up a solid base on leg stump and smashed it through the covers with a hint of disdain.

5.6

Yadav to Gambhir, 2 runs, oho, Irfan's made his first mistake of the day. He's put down a tough chance from Gambhir. Short and pacy from Umesh, 146 kph and rising at some pace, and Gambhir top-edges the pull backward of square leg. Irfan runs back, looks to pouch as it comes down over his head, and drops. Never looked like taking it.

Kolkata Knight Riders 42/1   G Gambhir 8* (6b 1x4)

6.3

Agarkar to Gambhir, no run, angled across Gauti, who opens the face and drives solidly into the mid-off area.

6.4

Agarkar to Gambhir, FOUR, the good old Gambhir walk in the park. He strolls out on leg stump line, converts a length ball into a half-volley and whips it over midwicket

6.5

Agarkar to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller and wide outside off, Gambhir plays into the covers for another single.

Kolkata Knight Riders 49/2   G Gambhir 13* (9b 2x4)

7.6

Yadav to Gambhir, no run, good bouncer, Umesh has Gauti in strife with the short ball once again. Clocks at 134 kph but the length was immaculate. Gambhir ducks under it in a hurry.

Kolkata Knight Riders 55/2   G Gambhir 13* (10b 2x4)

8.3

Agarkar to Gambhir, 1 run, Gambhir hangs back and opens the face to steer a single backward of point.

8.6

Agarkar to Gambhir, no run, that's as close to a wide as you will get without actually being called. Two feet outside off, Gambhir can't reach it from leg stump, though he swings hard. Not called.

Kolkata Knight Riders 58/2   G Gambhir 14* (12b 2x4)

9.4

Hopes to Gambhir, 1 run, slower offcutter, dropped short and going away, Gambhir cuts it away for one.

9.6

Hopes to Gambhir, 2 runs, Gambhir moves away, Hopes follows him and keeps it just outside leg, but Gambhir still manages to get the cover drive away for a single.

Kolkata Knight Riders 64/2   G Gambhir 17* (14b 2x4)

10.4

Agarkar to Gambhir, no run, Gambhir looks to slam him through the off side, he comes out and looks to go big through the covers, but can't connect.

10.5

Agarkar to Gambhir, 1 run, whoa, Gambhir looks to play the lap shot, Agarkar responds with a slower offcutter at 113 kph on middle and off, Gambhir changes the shot and dabs to point.

Kolkata Knight Riders 78/2   G Gambhir 18* (16b 2x4)

11.2

Hopes to Gambhir, no run, full and wide outside off, Gambhir gets too far away to the leg side and can't reach it.

11.3

Hopes to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, he goes the other way this time and looks to play the lap shot, and it runs away off the pads towards short fine leg side for one.

11.5

Hopes to Gambhir, OUT, for the first time in it's history, the Kotla cheers Gambhir's exit. Hopes keeps it on a length around middle and leg at a friendly pace, Gambhir lines him up and looks to cart a six over deep midwicket, but ends up hitting it high rather than far. When it comes down, Venu at deep midwicket was under it.

G Gambhir c Venugopal Rao b Hopes 18 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 94.73

Kolkata Knight Riders 82/3   G Gambhir 18 (19b 2x4)
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Apr 28, 2011

Kolkata's players walk off after their 17-run victory, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Delhi, April 28, 2011

Kolkata's players walk off after their 17-run victory

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Apr 28, 2011

Iqbal Abdulla gets the wicket of James Hopes, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Delhi, April 28, 2011

Iqbal Abdulla gets the wicket of James Hopes

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