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)

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   M Klinger 20* (17b 3x4)   DL Vettori 0.3-0-2-1

Gayle to Klinger, OUT, yorked him, bowled him! Gayle is loving this. Klinger looks to charge at him, Gayle bowls this right on the crease, and takes the middle stump out. And what an ever-lasting smile Gayle has on his face. And his team-mates are enjoying this too. Although he doesn't dance this time

M Klinger b Gayle 24 (37m 25b 3x4 0x6) SR: 96.00

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 64/2   PA Patel 16* (10b 3x4)   CH Gayle 1.2-0-12-1

Vettori to Jayawardene, OUT, DannyV bowls a peach here, and Mahela looks at the pitch as if it is somebody who has let him down. This is flatter, quicker, pitched outside off, just short of driving length, Mahela looks to push it into the off side, gets a thin edge as the ball turns sharply and kisses the edge on the way to de Villiers. And by the way - not that there is anything wrong with not walking - Mahela is not a walker, unlike many believe him to be

DPMD Jayawardene c †de Villiers b Vettori 3 (7m 7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 42.85

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 72/3   PA Patel 18* (13b 3x4)   DL Vettori 3-0-18-2

Gayle to Hodge, OUT, and whoa what a crazy run-out pulled off by ABD. Take a bow AB de Villiers! He didn't need to do this, but he has done it. What drama between Hodge and Patel too. Back from start. Hodge cuts it to short third and charges off right away. Patel, whose call it should be, says no after a bit, and both start going to the non-striker's end. de Villiers meanwhile doesn't know that this is an easy chance, and gets this wild throw, collects it diving to his left, and in the same motion flicks it onto the stumps even as he is going down. To make it more dramatic, there is a photo finish as to who is closer to the non-striker's out and should stay back. Replays show Patel has lost by inches

PA Patel run out 19 (24m 14b 3x4 0x6) SR: 135.71

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 73/4   BJ Hodge 0* (1b)   CH Gayle 2.2-0-17-1

Aravind to Hodge, OUT, Zaheer has plucked a mango here, and it is mango season too in India. Just about. This was pulled seemingly for four over short fine leg, until Zaheer leapt full length, and stuck his left hand out. Lovely catch

BJ Hodge c Khan b Aravind 5 (17m 12b 0x4 0x6) SR: 41.66

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 89/5   RA Jadeja 9* (8b 1x4)   S Aravind 2.3-0-14-1

Aravind to Gomez, OUT, slower ball, Gomez didn't have many options but to hit out as he looked out of his depth, and Kohli makes this catch to his right at long-on look simpler than it is

RV Gomez c Kohli b Aravind 7 (15m 15b 1x4 0x6) SR: 46.66

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 106/6   RA Jadeja 17* (16b 2x4)   S Aravind 3.2-0-14-2

Khan to Vinay Kumar, OUT, Vinay Kumar is gone. He has no choice but to go for the big hits. Gets too under this length ball, and Vettori completes the catch at mid-off

R Vinay Kumar c Vettori b Khan 3 (6m 3b 0x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 115/7   RA Jadeja 22* (20b 2x4)   Z Khan 3.3-0-22-1

Mithun to Jadeja, OUT, and another one bites the dust. Jadeja makes room, heaves, gets a thick edge, Kaif comes in running from sweeper-cover, shouts mine loud and clear, fending off Gayle and Vettori, and makes the catch low in front of him

RA Jadeja c Kaif b Mithun 23 (41m 22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 104.54

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 122/8   RR Powar 6* (4b)   A Mithun 2.3-0-18-1

Mithun to Powar, OUT, RP is gone too. Lazy running, this was like he had come for an evening jog in the park. Powar looks for the scoop, ends up hitting his own pad, the ricochet goes to the right of the keeper, and RP is lethargic in taking the single. AB, as usual, is superb, and hits then stumps direct

RP Singh run out 0 (1m 0b 0x4 0x6) SR: -

Kochi Tuskers Kerala 122/9   RR Powar 6* (5b)   A Mithun 2.4-0-18-1





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