Indian Premier League - 65th match

Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

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

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!

6.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, no run, top-quality armer from round the wicket. Beats Ferg all ends up, and somehow misses the stumps.

6.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, short and breaking away, Ferguson forces it to the leg side for one.

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.

6.6

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, no run, Ferguson keeps out a fullish ball. Phew! Eventful over.

Pune Warriors 32/2   Shakib Al Hasan 1-0-3-0

8.1

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, 1 run, if there is a sweepstakes competition in Navi Mumbai, Ferguson will win. Tossed up on middle, another full-blooded sweep, but there is protection in the deep square leg area.

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.

8.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Ferguson, OUT, the ball of the century did not turn as much as this one did. This is some pitch! Three wickets to spin, and Pune continue to wobble. Shakib delivers it round-arm from wide of the crease, gets it to lands short of a length outside off as Ferguson advances. He's already fooled by the length, and he's about to be flabbergasted by the turn. The ball went away as if it doesn't agree with physics. Goswami does the rest. Ferguson won't ever comprehend what the ball did there.

CJ Ferguson st †Goswami b Shakib Al Hasan 16 (19b 2x4 0x6) SR: 84.21

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.

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   Shakib Al Hasan 2-0-7-1

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   Shakib Al Hasan 3-0-12-1

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.

12.1

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

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

12.3

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, tossed up, worked with the spin to the leg side

12.4

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, no run, attempts the reverse sweep and misses as Shakib sends down another deceptive armer.

12.5

Shakib Al Hasan to Yuvraj Singh, 1 run, another armer, Yuvraj plays for the spin and gets a leading edge through cover point.

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   Shakib Al Hasan 4-0-16-2
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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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