Indian Premier League, 52nd match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Kings XI Punjab at Kolkata, May 25, 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 3 wickets (with 2 balls remaining)
25 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)
  Kings XI Punjab innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal SE Marsh c Chopra b Mendis 40 31 3 2 129.03
12.4 the bowling change down the trick! Mendis delivers it from a few inches behind the popping crease and holds the length back, Marsh gives him the charge, lofts over the infield but ends up sending it down Chopra's throat at long-on 107/2
View dismissal JR Hopes lbw b Umar Gul 13 10 2 0 130.00
3.1 leg before! Gul pitches it on middle and off on a good length and the ball comes in with the angle, Hopes plays across the line but the ball skids through and hits him in line with middle and leg, umpire Shivram is convinced 24/1
View dismissal KC Sangakkara lbw b Umar Gul 64 45 7 2 142.22
14.6 leg before! Pitches in line of offstump, the ball carries on with the angle, Sanga tries to work it across the line but he misses, the ball hits him on the pads and Steve Davis is convinced, replays suggested the ball may have missed the offstump 133/3
View dismissal Yuvraj Singh* run out (†Saha) 27 18 3 1 150.00
18.2 Dinda to Jayawardene, the slower ball, Jayawardene shapes to pull but he's too early on the stroke, the ball lobs off his body and rolls to the keeper, they set off for the run but the direct hit by Saha at the striker's end finds Yuvraj well short of his ground 164/4
DPMD Jayawardene not out 11 10 1 0 110.00
View dismissal IK Pathan b Umar Gul 7 4 1 0 175.00
19.4 Pathan makes room and slog it over the on side, Gul fires in a yorker at the base of the stumps and flattens the off and middle stumps as Pathan heaves and misses 173/5
View dismissal PP Chawla b Umar Gul 0 1 0 0 0.00
19.5 Gul's hit the furniture again! Chawla makes room to steer it wide of the keeper and down to third man, the ball removes the offstump and pegs the middle stump back 173/6
TM Srivastava not out 1 1 0 0 100.00
Extras (lb 1, w 10) 11
  Total (6 wickets; 20 overs) 174 (8.70 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets Umar Gul 4 0 23 4 5.75 14 1 1 (2w)
3.1 to Hopes, leg before! Gul pitches it on middle and off on a good length and the ball comes in with the angle, Hopes plays across the line but the ball skids through and hits him in line with middle and leg, umpire Shivram is convinced 24/1
14.6 to Sangakkara, leg before! Pitches in line of offstump, the ball carries on with the angle, Sanga tries to work it across the line but he misses, the ball hits him on the pads and Steve Davis is convinced, replays suggested the ball may have missed the offstump 133/3
19.4 to Pathan, Pathan makes room and slog it over the on side, Gul fires in a yorker at the base of the stumps and flattens the off and middle stumps as Pathan heaves and misses 173/5
19.5 to Chawla, Gul's hit the furniture again! Chawla makes room to steer it wide of the keeper and down to third man, the ball removes the offstump and pegs the middle stump back 173/6
  I Sharma 4 0 49 0 12.25 8 7 0 (3w)
View wicket BAW Mendis 4 0 24 1 6.00 9 3 0
12.4 to Marsh, the bowling change down the trick! Mendis delivers it from a few inches behind the popping crease and holds the length back, Marsh gives him the charge, lofts over the infield but ends up sending it down Chopra's throat at long-on 107/2
  AB Dinda 2 0 18 0 9.00 4 3 0
  DJ Hussey 4 0 36 0 9.00 7 1 3
  LR Shukla 2 0 23 0 11.50 1 2 1 (1w)
  Kolkata Knight Riders innings (target: 175 runs from 20 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt c Srivastava b Sreesanth 24 19 5 0 126.31
5.2 Sreesanth bowls another slower ball, the legcutter, Butt gets on his knee to slog the full length ball over the on side, he fails to get the elevation and places it straight to Srivastava at short midwicket 45/1
SC Ganguly* not out 86 53 6 6 162.26
View dismissal DB Das lbw b Sreesanth 0 1 0 0 0.00
5.3 on a hat-trick! Sreesanth pitches it on a good length on off and middle, the ball comes in slightly with the angle and catches Das on the forward prod, Steve Davis reckons that would have hit the legstump 45/2
View dismissal DJ Hussey b Chawla 12 11 2 0 109.09
8.4 excellent stuff from Chawla! Hussey gives him the charge again, he cleverly holds the length back and bowls the googly, Hussey swings and misses and the ball flattens the middle stump 62/3
View dismissal LR Shukla b Singh 5 4 1 0 125.00
9.5 cartwheel! Shulka makes just a bit of room outside his legstump to improvise, VRV bangs it on a good length in line of legstump and the ball holds its line, Shukla tries to work it to the on side but leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the legstump goes back nearly halfway through to the keeper, that's a magnificent sight for any fast bowler or for that matter any of us 70/4
View dismissal WP Saha c Pathan b Chawla 13 15 2 0 86.66
14.4 Saha gives him the charge again to launch him downtown, Chawla gives it extra flight and holds the length back a little shorter, Saha fails to go through with the loft, Pathan runs forward from long-on to take the skier 102/5
View dismissal A Chopra c †Sangakkara b Hopes 2 3 0 0 66.66
15.3 Hopes thuds it in short and gets it to angle in towards the right hander, Chopra goes for the pull too early and he gets a thin edge off the back of the bat, Sangakkara dives forward and gloves it easily 106/6
View dismissal Umar Gul c Powar b Singh 24 11 1 3 218.18
18.3 Punjab claw back! He bowls it on a good length with good pace, Gul stays at the crease for the loft, he scoops it high in the air but doesn't get the desired elevation, Powar takes it easily at long-off 155/7
I Sharma not out 0 1 0 0 0.00
Extras (lb 5, w 4) 9
  Total (7 wickets; 19.4 overs) 175 (8.89 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  IK Pathan 3.4 0 36 0 9.81 10 4 2 (1w)
View wickets S Sreesanth 4 0 33 2 8.25 11 5 1
5.2 to Salman Butt, Sreesanth bowls another slower ball, the legcutter, Butt gets on his knee to slog the full length ball over the on side, he fails to get the elevation and places it straight to Srivastava at short midwicket 45/1
5.3 to Das, on a hat-trick! Sreesanth pitches it on a good length on off and middle, the ball comes in slightly with the angle and catches Das on the forward prod, Steve Davis reckons that would have hit the legstump 45/2
  RR Powar 2 0 14 0 7.00 7 1 1 (1w)
View wickets VRV Singh 4 0 28 2 7.00 11 4 0 (2w)
9.5 to Shukla, cartwheel! Shulka makes just a bit of room outside his legstump to improvise, VRV bangs it on a good length in line of legstump and the ball holds its line, Shukla tries to work it to the on side but leaves a big gap between bat and pad, the legstump goes back nearly halfway through to the keeper, that's a magnificent sight for any fast bowler or for that matter any of us 70/4
18.3 to Umar Gul, Punjab claw back! He bowls it on a good length with good pace, Gul stays at the crease for the loft, he scoops it high in the air but doesn't get the desired elevation, Powar takes it easily at long-off 155/7
View wickets PP Chawla 4 0 36 2 9.00 9 3 2
8.4 to Hussey, excellent stuff from Chawla! Hussey gives him the charge again, he cleverly holds the length back and bowls the googly, Hussey swings and misses and the ball flattens the middle stump 62/3
14.4 to Saha, Saha gives him the charge again to launch him downtown, Chawla gives it extra flight and holds the length back a little shorter, Saha fails to go through with the loft, Pathan runs forward from long-on to take the skier 102/5
View wicket JR Hopes 2 0 23 1 11.50 4 0 3
15.3 to Chopra, Hopes thuds it in short and gets it to angle in towards the right hander, Chopra goes for the pull too early and he gets a thin edge off the back of the bat, Sangakkara dives forward and gloves it easily 106/6

Match details


Toss - Kings XI Punjab, who chose to bat
Points - Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Kings XI Punjab 0
Player of the match - Umar Gul (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Umpires - SJ Davis (Australia) and I Shivram
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - S Venkataraghavan

Match Notes


    • Kings XI Punjab innings
    • Kings XI Punjab: 50 runs in 6.1 overs (41 balls), Extras 8
    • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 41 balls (SE Marsh 20, KC Sangakkara 32, Ex 3)
    • Kings XI Punjab: 100 runs in 11.5 overs (76 balls), Extras 9
    • KC Sangakkara: 50 off 37 balls (6 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Kings XI Punjab: 150 runs in 17.1 overs (108 balls), Extras 9
    • Innings Break: Kings XI Punjab - 174/6 in 20.0 overs (DPMD Jayawardene 11, TM Srivastava 1)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 5.6 overs (38 balls), Extras 2
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 14.1 overs (89 balls), Extras 5
    • SC Ganguly: 50 off 41 balls (4 x 4, 3 x 6)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 17.6 overs (112 balls), Extras 9
 
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