Indian Premier League - 1st qualifying match

Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 18 runs

1.1

Yadav to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump and cut away, the fielder in the covers dives to his left to stop it, was going quickly too

1.2

Yadav to Gambhir, 1 run, outside the off stump, driven through the covers, almost, almost pierces the in-field but Jayawardene at short cover dives to his left to save it, only a single off the ricochet

1.4

Yadav to Gambhir, SIX, short ball and Gambhir has gone for the pull, hits the middle of the bat and it's sailed away over fine-leg for a six!

1.5

Yadav to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length this time, not really a bouncer but the batsman had to go back in crease and tucks it away to backward square-leg, runs away for a quick single

Kolkata Knight Riders 14/0   G Gambhir 8* (4b 1x6)

2.1

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, outside the off stump, pitched right up to the bat, goes for a drive, gets an outside edge and it absolutely flies away to third-man for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 15/0   G Gambhir 9* (5b 1x6)

3.2

Aaron to Gambhir, 1 run, round the wickets, angling in, pitched up, Gambhir goes for a drive and for the second time in this innings he gets an outside edge through to third-man for a single

3.4

Aaron to Gambhir, FOUR, down the pitch and carved away through point for four, excellent shot from the captain, taking his chances early when the ball is coming on

3.5

Aaron to Gambhir, no run, pitched up but slightly closer to the stumps, wants to drive it away, but goes straight to covers

3.6

Aaron to Gambhir, 1 run, pitched right up but on the middle stump, punched back to the bowler, who misfields on his left and the batsmen are able to run away for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 28/0   G Gambhir 15* (9b 1x4 1x6)

4.1

Morkel to Gambhir, FOUR, inside out for four, over extra-cover! It was pitched up and was angling away from Gambhir, he takes his front foot out and slams it over the extra-cover for a boundary

4.2

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length, on the pads, flicked away to square-leg and before the fielder can get across and have a shy at the stumps, the batsmen are through for a single

4.4

Morkel to Gambhir, 1 run, pitched up again, on the middle stump, wanted to flick it away and hard over square-leg, but the shot goes finer and to the fielder

4.6

Morkel to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump and pitched right up, Gambhir wanted to go for the drive, the bat jams hard into the ground and he misses the shot, through to the keeper

Kolkata Knight Riders 36/0   G Gambhir 21* (13b 2x4 1x6)

5.2

Aaron to Gambhir, SIX, mistimed for a six! That was another short ball from Aaron and Gambhir was waiting for it, he is in such a frame of mind, goes for the pull, gets a top edge and it has gone away for a six!

5.3

Aaron to Gambhir, FOUR, flayed away through the covers for a four this time, pitched slightly up, makes it into a drivable length by jumping down the track and drilling it through!

5.4

Aaron to Gambhir, 1 run, on the off stump, short of length, 143.7 km/hr, opens the face of the bat to third-man for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 48/0   G Gambhir 32* (16b 3x4 2x6)
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Photos

May 22, 2012

The Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, 1st qualifier, IPL 2012, Pune, May 22, 2012

The Pathan brothers, Irfan and Yusuf

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May 22, 2012

Knight Riders get together to celebrate a wicket, Delhi Daredevils v Kolkata Knight Riders, 1st qualifier, IPL 2012, Pune, May 22, 2012

Knight Riders get together to celebrate a wicket

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