Indian Premier League - 1st match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 140 runs


Kumar to McCullum, no run, this one nips back in off the pitch very sharply, McCullum is cramped for room as he cuts and misses ... Ganguly walks down and has a word with him


Kumar to McCullum, 1 wide, thats wide, as Praveen bowls one down the legs


Kumar to McCullum, no run, too straight, McCullum drives hard to midwicket, who is sharp


Kumar to McCullum, no run, steps down the track and Praveen hold back the length, at a good pace, and McCullum opts to shoulder arms


Kumar to McCullum, no run, good bowling, nice and tight and McCullum, again cramped for room, tries to hit over the in-field but the ball follows him and he plays an ugly shot to midwicket


Kumar to McCullum, 1 leg bye, shorter one slides down McCullum's pads and he goes for the pull, mistiming the shot past square leg and leg-byes are signalled

Kolkata Knight Riders 3/0   BB McCullum 0* (5b)


Khan to McCullum, no run, shuffles around in his crease, Zaheer bowls it short and wide and McCullum misses out on the cut shot


Khan to McCullum, FOUR, bang, thats four! McCullum gets it in his area and though it comes in he gives it a nice thump over midwicket for the first boundary in IPL


Khan to McCullum, FOUR, shot, man! Zaheer drops short and McCullum, in a flash, pulls over midwicket


Khan to McCullum, SIX, the first six! Zaheer has McCullum in a tangle as he looks to go one way but ends up hitting it another, he walks down and tries to work it to leg but ends up with a thick outside-edge that flies over and over third man! Wow!


Khan to McCullum, FOUR, too full on the pads and he sweetly clips that over square leg


Khan to McCullum, no run, better ball to end an expensive over, back of a length on off stump and McCullum taps it back to Zaheer

Kolkata Knight Riders 21/0   BB McCullum 18* (11b 3x4 1x6)


Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, doesn't time it well but gets four, pulling from outside off stump, with a thick inside-edge, and it flies past the man at midwicket ... he has such power, McCullum


Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, nips in into him off a short length and he tucks it to deep backward square leg for one

Kolkata Knight Riders 27/0   BB McCullum 23* (13b 4x4 1x6)


Noffke to McCullum, 5 wides, terrible start, miles down leg stump and the wicketkeeper cant stop it


Noffke to McCullum, SIX, oh thats hit hard! Noffke again strays down leg stump and McCullum connects with a rocket of a pull shot, very fine past square leg, for a flat six


Noffke to McCullum, 1 leg bye, a close shout, as McCullum tries to flick but misses, looks like it was marginally outside the line


Noffke to McCullum, SIX, oh he has literally smoked the pants off that one! Huge hit! McCullum makes room and drives Noffke over extra cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 50/0   BB McCullum 35* (16b 4x4 3x6)


Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, full on off stump, driven to cover, where B Akhil lets it through his legs, much to Praveen's anger ... that was an elementary error


Kumar to McCullum, no run, full again and he goes for a booming drive, getting an inside-edge that just evades leg stump, Praveen runs in to field


Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, very well bowled, McCullum flashes hard and get a thick edge past the vacant slip region, third man does the fielding

Kolkata Knight Riders 60/0   BB McCullum 40* (19b 5x4 3x6)


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, short of a length outside leg, McCullum tucks it to square leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 61/0   BB McCullum 41* (20b 5x4 3x6)


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, pushed off the front foot past point for an easy single


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, that a full toss that McCullum doesn't put away, drives into the covers


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, full this time and McCullum digs it down to long-off for one

Kolkata Knight Riders 68/1   BB McCullum 44* (23b 5x4 3x6)


Khan to McCullum, no run, change of pace, back of a length and it foxes McCullum, who tries to work it towards mid-on but gets beaten


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, strays onto the pads and McCullum turns it past midwicket


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, fuller in length, driven down to Jaffer at long-off for one


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, full outside off stump and McCullum drives down to mid-off

Kolkata Knight Riders 73/1   BB McCullum 47* (27b 5x4 3x6)


Kallis to McCullum, no run, walks outside his crease, misses the ball and gets struck outside the line of impact, Kallis half-appeals but the umpire is not interested


Kallis to McCullum, no run, thats wider, McCullum flashes, and connects with hot air


Kallis to McCullum, no run, gets onto the front foot and drives to point, where young Kohli fields


Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball comes into him and he adjusts, pushing to midwicket


Kallis to McCullum, 2 runs, slants into him and he tucks it off the pads to backward square leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 77/1   BB McCullum 50* (32b 5x4 3x6)


Joshi to McCullum, 1 run, too straight and flat and he turns it past square leg


Joshi to McCullum, no run, bit of flight there, dipping nicely and McCullum punches to cover


Joshi to McCullum, SIX, snuff is snuff, says McCullum, who sizes up Joshi and slog-sweeps over deep midwicket for maximum


Joshi to McCullum, 1 run, goes for an encore but finds the fielder in the deep, on the bounce

Kolkata Knight Riders 87/1   BB McCullum 58* (36b 5x4 4x6)


Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, gets across and works it across the line to deep midwicket, Ponting wants two but gets sent back diving to his crease as Joshi returns a flat throw from the deep

Kolkata Knight Riders 88/1   BB McCullum 59* (37b 5x4 4x6)


Joshi to McCullum, no run, oh thats close! McCullum kneels down and slogs and the ball misses the stumps by a whisker


Joshi to McCullum, SIX, woof! Thats clubbed, another mighty swing, after he dances down, for a one-handed six over wide long-on


Joshi to McCullum, 2 runs, bowls it flat on leg, McCullum shuffles and clips to fine leg


Joshi to McCullum, 1 run, fuller, flatter, and he gets an inside-edge past midwicket

Kolkata Knight Riders 111/1   BB McCullum 68* (41b 5x4 5x6)


Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, slower delivery down leg, McCullum shuffles and turns it superbly down to fine leg, past the fielder, for four more


Kallis to McCullum, no run, better ball, holding back the length and getting him pushing to point


Kallis to McCullum, 2 runs, flashed, and well fielded! McCullum gives Kallis the kitchen sink but Kohli dives excellently to his right at point to take pace off the ball and keep him to two


Kallis to McCullum, 1 wide, errs in line, too far down leg, McCullum misses the pull shot


Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, he's enjoying this, just shuffling around his crease to get Kallis dropping short down leg stump and the ball is escorted to deep backward square


Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, full and flat outside off, he reaches out and slaps out to deep cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 124/2   BB McCullum 79* (46b 7x4 5x6)


Joshi to McCullum, 1 run, good length on off stump, he pushes to cover for one


Joshi to McCullum, 1 run, well bowled by Joshi, firing it into the blockhole, just one to mid-off


Joshi to McCullum, 2 runs, gets down and heaves past square leg again, timing it terribly, but the fast outfield speeds it out to the deep and a superb dive from Praveen on the ropes saves two ... its referred for a while and the verdict is that its safe

Kolkata Knight Riders 130/2   BB McCullum 83* (49b 7x4 5x6)


White to McCullum, SIX, thats outta here! McCullum skips down, giving himself room, and slams him over deep midwicket for another dinger


White to McCullum, FOUR, and again, skips down and hammers this down to long-off


White to McCullum, 2 wides, this one slants well down leg stump and Boucher fumbles


White to McCullum, SIX, nervous 90s, whats that? McCullum pulls this one miles over midwicket

Kolkata Knight Riders 154/2   BB McCullum 99* (52b 8x4 7x6)


Noffke to McCullum, 2 runs, and there it is! The first hundred of the IPL and a fabulous innings from McCullum! He drives the full delivery into the covers and celebrates, and what a cheer from the ground, and Shah Rukh Khan


Noffke to McCullum, no run, swing and a miss to a shorter one outside off stump


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, fired in full, he backs away and drives to mid-off for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 158/2   BB McCullum 102* (55b 8x4 7x6)


Khan to McCullum, 1 run, walks across and clips the full one out to deep midwicket


Khan to McCullum, SIX, friends, we are watching a Twenty20 genius at work! Thats a paddle from off and middle down to fine leg for a six! Just over the ropes and now Shah Rukh Khan is dancing


Khan to McCullum, 2 runs, gets forward and drives a couple out to deep cover


Khan to McCullum, 2 runs, holds back the length, McCullum opens the face and runs to third man

Kolkata Knight Riders 172/2   BB McCullum 113* (59b 8x4 8x6)


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss is driven to mid-off for a single


Noffke to McCullum, FOUR, insane! McCullum gets cheeky, walking across in another attempt to paddle it down to fine leg but gets inside the line and top-edges over Boucher


Noffke to McCullum, 1 run, full and he drives into the covers to keep hold of the strike

Kolkata Knight Riders 179/3   BB McCullum 119* (62b 9x4 8x6)


Kallis to McCullum, SIX, he is not done! Kallis bowls a full toss and McCullum pulls over mid-on for another flat, flat six ... this is the second-highest Twenty20 score ever


Kallis to McCullum, no run, misses out on this one, swinging wildly


Kallis to McCullum, SIX, he's hit that one to Mysore! Incredible! Walks down and tonks this over long-on for six and the crowd goes berzerk


Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, flashes at this, losing a hand off the bat, but Noffke misfields on the rope


Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, full on the stumps and he pushes to mid-on

Kolkata Knight Riders 196/3   BB McCullum 136* (67b 10x4 10x6)


Kumar to McCullum, SIX, going, going, gone! McCullum pulls a full toss over midwicket


Kumar to McCullum, SIX, and thats lucky Number 13! Another pull for six, thats sailing away


Kumar to McCullum, 2 runs, full on the stumps, he walks across and clips two to get to 150 ... legend!


Kumar to McCullum, no run, slower ball just outside off, he misses and its a dot ball


Kumar to McCullum, 2 runs, full in the zone, he drives past mid-on for two more, excellent running


Kumar to McCullum, SIX, he has done it with a six! McCullum, you beauty! Just picks that off the pads for his 14th six, this one over wide long-on, to finish on 158 not-out ... Kolkata post a massive 22 for 3 to boot .. McCullum remains there all innings

Kolkata Knight Riders 222/3   BB McCullum 158* (73b 10x4 13x6)
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