Indian Premier League, 41st match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Chennai Super Kings at Kolkata, May 18, 2008
Chennai Super Kings won by 3 runs (D/L method)
18 May 2008 - day/night match (20-over match)
  Kolkata Knight Riders innings (20 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal Salman Butt lbw b Balaji 73 54 10 1 135.18
17.2 he attempts a premeditated paddle scoop and exposes all three stumps, he misses the stroke and meets the ball flush on the pads in front of middle, easy decision for Jayaprakash 122/5
View dismissal Mohammad Hafeez c Gony b Ntini 6 6 1 0 100.00
2.2 Nitini slides down the legside, he shuffles across and flicks it uppishly down to fine leg, he times it a little too well and places it straight to Gony who takes it comfortably 14/1
View dismissal SC Ganguly* b Ntini 2 8 0 0 25.00
4.6 timber! Ntini switches to over the wicket for Ganguly and fires it on a good length on middle stump line, Ganguly exposes all his stumps to cream it over the infield but plays far too early, the middle stump is flattened and the stump microphone is a mess 28/2
View dismissal DB Das b Ntini 27 32 1 2 84.37
16.1 Timely bowling change for Chennai! Delivers from wide of the crease and fires a low full toss, Das makes room to scoop it over mid-off but is beaten for pace, the ball takes out the legstump and sends it back by a few yards 114/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey b Ntini 0 1 0 0 0.00
16.2 timber and that;s two in two! Ntini gets it to angle in to the right hander, that's his stock delivery, Hussey is a little lazy to move across and cover the line and the ball skids through and hits the top of offstump, the stump goes for a tumble 114/4
LR Shukla not out 13 11 2 0 118.18
WP Saha not out 15 9 1 0 166.66
Extras (b 2, lb 7, w 3, nb 1) 13
  Total (5 wickets; 20 overs) 149 (7.45 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets M Ntini 4 0 21 4 5.25 17 4 0 (1nb)
2.2 to Mohammad Hafeez, Nitini slides down the legside, he shuffles across and flicks it uppishly down to fine leg, he times it a little too well and places it straight to Gony who takes it comfortably 14/1
4.6 to Ganguly, timber! Ntini switches to over the wicket for Ganguly and fires it on a good length on middle stump line, Ganguly exposes all his stumps to cream it over the infield but plays far too early, the middle stump is flattened and the stump microphone is a mess 28/2
16.1 to Das, Timely bowling change for Chennai! Delivers from wide of the crease and fires a low full toss, Das makes room to scoop it over mid-off but is beaten for pace, the ball takes out the legstump and sends it back by a few yards 114/3
16.2 to Hussey, timber and that;s two in two! Ntini gets it to angle in to the right hander, that's his stock delivery, Hussey is a little lazy to move across and cover the line and the ball skids through and hits the top of offstump, the stump goes for a tumble 114/4
  MS Gony 4 0 17 0 4.25 14 2 0
  M Muralitharan 4 0 41 0 10.25 9 3 3
View wicket L Balaji 4 0 36 1 9.00 4 4 0 (2w)
17.2 to Salman Butt, he attempts a premeditated paddle scoop and exposes all three stumps, he misses the stroke and meets the ball flush on the pads in front of middle, easy decision for Jayaprakash 122/5
  JA Morkel 4 0 25 0 6.25 10 2 0 (1w)
  Chennai Super Kings innings (target: 53 runs from 8 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
PA Patel not out 19 28 2 0 67.85
SP Fleming not out 32 20 6 0 160.00
Extras (lb 1, w 3) 4
  Total (0 wickets; 8 overs) 55 (6.87 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  Shoaib Akhtar 2 0 14 0 7.00 7 2 0 (2w)
  I Sharma 2 0 16 0 8.00 5 3 0
  AB Dinda 2 0 10 0 5.00 5 1 0
  AB Agarkar 2 0 14 0 7.00 5 2 0 (1w)

Match details


Toss - Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
Points - Chennai Super Kings 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Player of the match - M Ntini (Chennai Super Kings)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and K Hariharan
TV umpire - AM Saheba
Match referee - FM Engineer
Reserve umpire - S Banerjee

Match Notes


    • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
    • PA Patel took over as wicket-keeper at (5/0), MS Dhoni left the field injured
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 8.4 overs (53 balls), Extras 7
    • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (Salman Butt 28, DB Das 23, Ex 4)
    • Salman Butt: 50 off 44 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 14.6 overs (93 balls), Extras 10
    • Chennai Super Kings innings
    • Chennai Super Kings: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (47 balls), Extras 4
    • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 47 balls (PA Patel 18, SP Fleming 28, Ex 4)
    • Bad Weather: Chennai Super Kings - 55/0 in 8.0 overs (PA Patel 19, SP Fleming 32)
    • Rain: Chennai Super Kings - 55/0 in 8.0 overs (PA Patel 19, SP Fleming 32)
 
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