Indian Premier League - 65th match

Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (with 20 balls remaining)

3.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 run, turner first up, Ganguly quietly works it with the spin towards square leg.

Pune Warriors 18/2   SC Ganguly 1* (1b)

4.1

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg. Ganguly plays defensively to the leg side for another single.

4.4

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, a touch of trademark Ganguly, mark 2003-4. He backs away to a short ball, trying to make room for the booming hit, but since there is no width in the end he just dabs through backward point.

Pune Warriors 21/2   SC Ganguly 3* (3b)

5.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 wide, wide down the leg side this time. Ganguly stays inside the line.

5.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, this one slides across Ganguly and holds its line, he reaches half out and defends.

5.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly looks to paddle a straight ball, and got a bit of bat on it for a single behind square. Half an appeal, but it was bat first.

5.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, how close was that? Huge lbw appeal, not given. Another sweep attempted by Ganguly, this time he misses and it thuds into the pad in front of middle. Seemed to have landed close to leg or just outside.

5.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, big turn! Short ball, lands outside off and boomerangs in to Ganguly who fends it away in a hurry.

5.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, this one is on the pads and turning down, Ganguly gets pad on it for a single to short fine leg.

Pune Warriors 29/2   SC Ganguly 4* (8b)

6.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, no run, length ball on off, Ganguly defends gingerly.

6.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, a typical Dada kind of moment. He pounces out to Shakib, who smartly shortens the length, Ganguly is in no-man's land and goes for a half-hearted pull and the ball pops up behind him. Did he edge it? he might have. Did Goswami know he edged it? Probably not. Instead of taking the rebound, he waited for it to see if it landed on the stumps. It did not. And the ball then ran away behind, with the keeper in front of the stumps. Ganguly then ran for the single!

6.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly goes for the big loft over long-on, and doesn't time it. On the bounce to the man in the deep., Hmmm.

Pune Warriors 32/2   SC Ganguly 6* (11b)

7.1

Pathan to Ganguly, 1 run, back of a length on middle and leg, Ganguly nudges to the leg side for one.

7.5

Pathan to Ganguly, 1 run, length ball on the stumps, Ganguly gets forward and drives solidly wide of mid on

Pune Warriors 41/2   SC Ganguly 8* (13b)

8.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly is dealing in single, he pushes a length ball wide of mid-on for one more.

8.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly pushes another single down the ground. KKR calling the shots at the first pointless time-out of the day.

Pune Warriors 46/3   SC Ganguly 10* (15b)

9.1

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, hmm, tight stuff on off stump, Ganguly dabs towards point and tires to pinch a single, but the keeper is alert.

9.2

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, and here's one that turns in so much from well wide of the crease, that it finishes closer to the stumps and is not called a wide.

9.3

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 run, he prances out this time, gets to the pitch of a flighted ball and looks to loft over the leg side. But he isn't the batsman he once was. Bounces well inside, single taken.

9.5

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, no run, armer skids across Ganguly, who taps it behind point for one.

9.6

Iqbal Abdulla to Ganguly, SIX, he's still got it. Ganguly has smashed a majestic straight six. This used to be his hobby against left-arm spin. It don't matter where it is landed, it don't matter how much it is turning in. The more the better. Dada's quick feet get across to the pitch, and his quicker hands do the rest. Big six straight down the ground.

Pune Warriors 54/3   SC Ganguly 17* (20b 1x6)

11.5

Bhatia to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly reaches out to the fullish delivery and tries to steer through point. Finds the gap and gets a single.

Pune Warriors 68/3   SC Ganguly 18* (21b 1x6)

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, 2 wides, again Ganguly escapes a potential stumping, and ends up at the other end. Shakib sees him running down the track and lands this short and wide of leg stump. It turns way down the leg side, Goswami tumbles away and collects, and shies as he falls. And misses. Ganguly then trots across.

12.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Ganguly, OUT, Shakib deserved Ganguly's scalp and there is some justice in the world. The Bangla tiger has nailed the Bengal tiger. Tame, tame dismissal. Loopy ball on off and breaking in, Ganguly looks to reach across and lap it around to the leg side, but slaps it straight to Yusuf at backward square leg. He did well to time his jump and haul it in.

SC Ganguly c Pathan b Shakib Al Hasan 18 (22b 0x4 1x6) SR: 81.81

Pune Warriors 71/4   SC Ganguly 18 (22b 1x6)
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Photos

May 19, 2011

L Balaji unsuccessfully dives to take a catch, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Navi Mumbai, May 19, 2011

L Balaji unsuccessfully dives to take a catch

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May 19, 2011

Yusuf Pathan turns one away, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2011, Navi Mumbai, May 19, 2011

Yusuf Pathan turns one away

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