Indian Premier League - 65th match

Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

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

8.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, another one that turns big from outside off. Robin wisely leaves.

8.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, 1 run, this one straightens into him, and Uthappa works it away to the leg side for one.

Pune Warriors 45/3   RV Uthappa 1* (2b)

9.4

Iqbal Abdulla to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa drives with the turn, solid through mid-off for a single.

Pune Warriors 48/3   RV Uthappa 2* (3b)

10.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, turns away from outside off, Uthappa angles it away backward of point.

10.2

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, FOUR, here comes the reverse sweep from Uthappa, he plays this shot almost compulsively these days. Short of a length, breaking away, he reverse slaps it fine enough to beat short third man.

10.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, back of a length outside off, Uthappa stays in the crease and defends.

10.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, Uthappa goes for a sweep from as wide outside off as you'd believe is feasible. And still misses. It turns even more than he accounts for.

10.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, lovely little armer from Shakib, but unlike Manish Pandey, Uthappa is well forward and pushing outside the line when it hits the pads. Big appeal in vain.

10.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, 1 run, straighter this time and again holds its line, Uthappa sweeps for a single.

Pune Warriors 59/3   RV Uthappa 7* (9b 1x4)

11.1

Bhatia to Uthappa, no run, length ball, stops on Uthappa who defends down the track a tad uppishly

11.2

Bhatia to Uthappa, 2 runs, Uthappa attempts suicide and jumps over the cliff, but somehow lands on a very comfortable haystack. Short of a length on middle and off, he goes for an awry pull shot and cross-bats it into orbit. Balaji at midwicket never looked like he was going to catch it, and ended up missing it by a metre or so.

11.3

Bhatia to Uthappa, no run, better from Uthappa, stays behind the line and defends down the track.

11.4

Bhatia to Uthappa, 5 wides, horror ball, lands a mile outside leg and no one had a chance to stop that. Runs away for five wides.

11.4

Bhatia to Uthappa, 1 run, straight ball, sanity resumes, Uthappa drives to long on for a single.

11.6

Bhatia to Uthappa, no run, back of a length outside off stump, Uthappa cuts hard but finds backward point.

Pune Warriors 68/3   RV Uthappa 10* (14b 1x4)

12.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, 1 run, Uthappa works him with the spin through short third man for one.

12.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Uthappa, no run, Every now and then, Uthappa will pre-meditate a reverse sweep, it doesn't matter where the bowler lands it. This one was speared in, full on middle, and he still went for it. The ball popped away through the vacant slip area.

Pune Warriors 72/4   RV Uthappa 11* (16b 1x4)

13.3

Pathan to Uthappa, no run, another ill-advised reverse sweep, another miss. Uthappa is lucky he wasn't given lbw, that was close.

13.4

Pathan to Uthappa, 1 run, he goes big over the leg side this time, but they aren't timing too many today, are Pune. Balloons up towards midwicket, and they get a single.

13.6

Pathan to Uthappa, OUT, another wicket, another one falls to spin. Uthappa gets a short ball turning down the leg side and unleashes the strong slog whack through the leg side, but he decides to go flat. Would have still cleared the rope if Lee wasn't prowling in the deep. He was, though.

RV Uthappa c Lee b Pathan 12 (19b 1x4 0x6) SR: 63.15

Pune Warriors 79/5   RV Uthappa 12 (19b 1x4)
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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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