Indian Premier League - 56th match

Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 46 runs

0.5

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 wide, down the leg side, again tries to keep it up to the bat but misses his line, goes down for a wide

0.5

Parnell to Gambhir, no run, crunch, it's off the middle of the bat and while it's straight to mid-off fielder, he will feel good with that stroke

0.6

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 wide, shorter one down the leg side, this seemed to have some pace on it and almost had GG in a bit of bother but the poor line helps

0.6

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, on a good length and on the off stump, Gambhir taps and runs much like he would with Sehwag in the good days they had together at the top of the Indian innings

Kolkata Knight Riders 4/0   G Gambhir 1* (2b)

1.1

Upadhyay to Gambhir, 3 runs, almost floats it up outside the off stump, pretty wide and too and he does well to get some bat on it, drilled through point for three, the ball pretty much stops before getting to the fence

1.3

Upadhyay to Gambhir, no run, wider outside the off stump and he tries to get some bat on that one too, bit of a stifled appeal from the keeper

1.4

Upadhyay to Gambhir, FOUR, up and over and for a four, this is another fuller one from the bowler, GG was looking to carve it over the point region, gets it over cover and for a four

1.5

Upadhyay to Gambhir, FOUR, hit hard, with a lot of authority, he walks down and gives it a serious tap down the ground for a four, beats the mid-off easily

1.6

Upadhyay to Gambhir, 1 run, and now opens the face of the bat and guides it through to third-man for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 17/0   G Gambhir 13* (7b 2x4)

2.1

Parnell to Gambhir, FOUR, on his pads, very full and that's caressed by GG, flicked away through the backward square-leg area for a four, the fine-leg fielder did give it a chase but that's too quick for him

2.2

Parnell to Gambhir, no run, edged and gone off the bounce to the keeper, was looking to deliberately open the face of the bat like he usually likes to do

2.3

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, on a length and tapped to the on-side, off for a quick single

2.6

Parnell to Gambhir, 1 run, and he repeats that stroke, opens the face and dabs it to third-man, this is a much more controlled stroke than that previous one and it rolls over for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 28/0   G Gambhir 19* (11b 3x4)

3.1

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, fuller on the off stump and GG wont stop playing that one, open face, guide to third-man, get a single

3.6

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, wow, he just cannot help himself playing that stroke now, can he, slightly outside the off stump and the next thing you know is that he's opened the face and guided it through to third-man for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 35/0   G Gambhir 21* (13b 3x4)

4.1

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump, floats it up and driven to the point region

4.2

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, FOUR, opens his stance up and hits it inside out and for a four, that's the first four off Rasool in the IPL

4.3

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, FOUR, fuller this time and it's a false stroke that goes to the fence, whether it's good batting or false strokes, his favourite area remains the same, that V behind the stumps

4.4

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, no run, shorter from the bowler and the batsman was looking to tap it and run, but bit of a leading edged takes it back to the bowler

4.5

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, 1 run, shortens his length yet again and patted it to long-on for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 44/0   G Gambhir 30* (18b 5x4)

5.1

Kumar to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length, outside the off stump and you can take a guess at where it's gone, pushed through to third-man for a single

5.4

Kumar to Gambhir, no run, on the middle stump line and he was looking to flick it away, was pitching outside the leg and hits his pads

5.5

Kumar to Gambhir, no run, outside the off stump, slightly slower and beats the outside edge, the keeper fumbles too

5.6

Kumar to Gambhir, FOUR, short of length and that's cracked away through the backward point area, there were two of them there and easily bisects them.

Kolkata Knight Riders 50/1   G Gambhir 35* (22b 6x4)

6.4

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, 1 leg bye, quicker on his pads, was looking to tuck it away to the leg side but does not get any bat on it, rolls away for a leg-bye

Kolkata Knight Riders 52/1   G Gambhir 35* (23b 6x4)

7.1

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, slow one to begin with, outside the off stump and it's tapped straight to the point area

7.2

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, another one that's slower, another one that's guided down to third-man for a single

7.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, was looking to walk down and tap it to the off side, it hits his bat hard and rolls over to the keeper, GG does not know where the ball is, sent back

7.5

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, cuts hard and through to the right of Yuvraj at point, who dives well, fields and throws it back to the keeper, needed a direct hit

7.6

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, and again, short of length, slower and the cut goes straight to Yuvi at point, well fielded

Kolkata Knight Riders 54/2   G Gambhir 36* (28b 6x4)

8.4

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, no run, tries to paddle it over the fine-leg region, seems to have come off his pads through to the keeper

8.5

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, 1 run, drives it down the ground, was in the air because he did not quite get close to the pitch but on bounce

Kolkata Knight Riders 56/2   G Gambhir 37* (30b 6x4)

9.1

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, short of length from Mathews and pulled away to the deep square-leg fielder for a single

9.3

Mathews to Gambhir, 2 runs, shorter in length but a slower one too and GG likes what he sees, cuts it away through backward point for a couple

9.4

Mathews to Gambhir, 1 run, and this angles into the batsman, who opens the face of the bat and taps it through to third-man

Kolkata Knight Riders 65/2   G Gambhir 41* (33b 6x4)

10.5

Parvez Rasool to Gambhir, 1 run, shorter in length, not too much turn and easily played away to the leg side

Kolkata Knight Riders 72/2   G Gambhir 42* (34b 6x4)

11.2

Marsh to Gambhir, no run, shorter in length and wanted to cut it away, beats the outside edge of the bat, through to the keeper

11.3

Marsh to Gambhir, 1 run, opens the face of the bat and through to the third-man for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 75/2   G Gambhir 43* (36b 6x4)

12.1

Mathews to Gambhir, 2 runs, slows it down well and he's still able to tuck it down towards fine-leg and they come back for the second

12.2

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, quicker this time, cramps him for room who is looking to flick it to the leg side, does not get any bat on it

12.3

Mathews to Gambhir, 2 runs, slower but pitched right up to the bat, Gambhir thinks of blasting it away before checking the stroke and getting it over extra-cover for a couple of runs

12.4

Mathews to Gambhir, no run, very full and angling into the batsman who looks to flick it away, gets an inside edge on to the boot

12.5

Mathews to Gambhir, 4 byes, goes for a slog against the line and misses. Misses the stumps. Misses the keeper. And what it does hit is the boundary rope and for four byes. the keeper was blinded by Gambhir walking in front of him I think

12.6

Mathews to Gambhir, 2 runs, flicked through to deep mid-wicket get him a couple of runs after Rasool misfields, moves on to 49

Kolkata Knight Riders 85/3   G Gambhir 49* (42b 6x4)

13.2

Marsh to Gambhir, 1 run, a very slow ball used to guide it to third-man for that single which brings him his 50, his 20th in IPL history.

13.6

Marsh to Gambhir, OUT, tries to slog it away but it's gone straight to Mathews at short mid-wicket, Gambhir's gone! Big big wicket for the Warriors, he wanted to slog it over the in-field but does not connect it too well, simple catch for the fielder

G Gambhir c Mathews b Marsh 50 (59m 44b 6x4 0x6) SR: 113.63

Kolkata Knight Riders 90/4   G Gambhir 50 (44b 6x4)
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Photos

May 9, 2013

Gautam Gambhir and L Balaji celebrate the last wicket, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2013, Pune, May 9, 2013

Gautam Gambhir and L Balaji celebrate the last wicket

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May 9, 2013

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's offstump was sent cartwheeling by L Balaji, Pune Warriors v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL 2013, Pune, May 9, 2013

Bhuvneshwar Kumar's offstump was sent cartwheeling by L Balaji

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