Indian Premier League, 29th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kolkata, May 8, 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 runs
8 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)

Steyn to Chopra, OUT, gone, that's a familiar Chopra dismissal, he moves across the stumps and tries to flick it towards the leg side, Steyn keeps it straight and that would have rattled middle and leg, Chopra has been out in that fashion earlier. And he has to go now too.

A Chopra lbw b Steyn 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

Kolkata Knight Riders 9/1   BJ Hodge 6* (8b 1x4)   DW Steyn 1.1-0-2-1

Khan to Hodge, OUT, got 'em, these dismissals are becoming commonplace in this tournament, short and Hodge waits for the pull, swivels around to smash that hard but he can't keep it on the ground, flies towards square leg where the fielder doesn't have to move. Straight into the bread-basket that as Bangalore strike again. End of Hodge

BJ Hodge c Vinay Kumar b Khan 10 (11b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Kolkata Knight Riders 20/2   SC Ganguly 6* (5b 1x4)   Z Khan 1.3-0-8-1

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, OUT, this is what was not needed at this point, Ganguly takes off for a risky single and the fielder at mid-on lets in an accurate under-arm throw, Cameron White is alert there and he's gone for all money. The third umpire takes a long time but this is Kolkata and he better. Out it is.

SC Ganguly run out 20 (22b 2x4 0x6) SR: 90.90

Kolkata Knight Riders 46/3   DJ Hussey 12* (7b 1x4 1x6)   R Vinay Kumar 1.3-0-6-0

Kumble to Hussey, 1 leg bye, OUT, another! run-out again, turned towards fine leg and they think of two but Steyn lets go a sensational throw, straight over the bails and Hussey has no chance in getting back, Boucher does the rest and the umpire doesn't even refer the decision (which was pretty close). What a throw that was. Steyn is all geed up here, for sure.

DJ Hussey run out 26 (12b 1x4 3x6) SR: 216.66

Kolkata Knight Riders 64/4   T Taibu 3* (4b)   A Kumble 2-0-18-0

Steyn to Taibu, OUT, short of a length and Taibu isn't quick enough on the pull, top edge flies straight in the air and Boucher comes around to take an easy catch.

T Taibu c †Boucher b Steyn 15 (12b 2x4 0x6) SR: 125.00

Kolkata Knight Riders 80/5   LR Shukla 3* (6b)   DW Steyn 2.2-0-12-2

Steyn to Shukla, OUT, short one, rising dangerously, Shukla tries to jab it down but can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps., Steyn continues to curse the skies, pacy stuff this

LR Shukla b Steyn 11 (9b 2x4 0x6) SR: 122.22

Kolkata Knight Riders 88/6   WP Saha 0* (0b)   DW Steyn 2.5-0-20-3

Kumar to Kartik, OUT, driven back to the bowler, he takes it neat and claims the catch, then he realises they are going for a run and takes the bails off, either way it's out. Replays suggesting that it's probably caught and bowled. Saha doesn't get the strike now

M Kartik c & b Kumar 17 (13b 2x4 0x6) SR: 130.76

Kolkata Knight Riders 122/7   WP Saha 17* (10b 1x4 1x6)   P Kumar 2.4-0-30-1





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Hours of play (local time) 20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

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