Indian Premier League, 50th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kochi Tuskers Kerala at Bengaluru, May 8, 2011
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 9 wickets (with 41 balls remaining)
8 May 2011 - day/night match (20-over match)

Khan to McCullum, 1 run, full on the pads, clipped to deep backward square

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 2/0   BB McCullum 1* (1b)

Aravind to McCullum, no run, seam movement away from just outs outside off, beats McCullum's poke


Aravind to McCullum, FOUR, Baz has arrived to the ground where he scored 158 three years ago. Dances down the track and lofts this length ball over mid-off. Bring it on BMac


Aravind to McCullum, no run, tries another one, but this time Arvind bowls it a bit wide, and McCullum slogs as opposed to the previous straight hit. No connection made

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 12/0   BB McCullum 5* (4b 1x4)

Khan to McCullum, 2 runs, BMac is feeling it. Charges at Zaheer this time, and - it's not the best shot you will see - somehow manages to get it over midwicket. Cramped he was on this shot


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, opens the face on it, and they steal a single to cover-point

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 16/0   BB McCullum 8* (6b 1x4)

Aravind to McCullum, no run, stays back of a length, tucks him up


Aravind to McCullum, 1 run, swept away powerfully, one bounce to deep square leg

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 27/0   BB McCullum 9* (8b 1x4)

Gayle to McCullum, no run, full and fastish, stays back and defends


Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, well played again, charged at him, made room too, took this on the full, and drove it past point


Gayle to McCullum, no run, near yorker outside off, beats him


Gayle to McCullum, FOUR, another four, does well to recover after an early charge. This becomes a highish full toss, but he chips it over Gayle's head


Gayle to McCullum, 1 wide, wide down the leg side


Gayle to McCullum, 3 runs, that's a bad fall, and I have always felt that the Bangalore outfield is the worst in the country. It is a superb ground otherwise, and can throw up good wickets and crowds, but the bumpy outfield is the most dangerous for a fielder. There is a stretcher coming out for Pujara. I hope this doesn't cost him months, he had just about started to cement a place in the Test side. So this is what happened. McCullum drive it through extra cover, first Dilshan made a diving save at the fence, his knee bounced off the outfield as he did so. Pujara, who followed him to the fence, hurt his knee as he went down for the slide. Now, though, he says no to the stretcher, and walks back on his own two feet

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 41/0   BB McCullum 20* (13b 3x4)

Vettori to McCullum, no run, Mcullum charges at Vettori first ball. Vettori stays slow through the air, McCullum is early into the shot, gets an inside edge that saves him from the stumping


Vettori to McCullum, 2 runs, flighted nicely again, clipped away off the pads, wide of deep backward square leg


Vettori to McCullum, OUT, Vettori wins over fellow Kiwi. He is a shrewd bowler. McCullum charges at him again, Vettori refuses to push it through, instead bowling it slightly short and slightly wide, MCCullum is beaten in the flight and ends up spooning this to short third man

BB McCullum c sub (KB Arun Karthik) b Vettori 22 (24m 16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 137.50

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 43/1   BB McCullum 22 (16b 3x4)





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