Indian Premier League, 19th match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Durban, Apr 29, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
Played at Kingsmead, Durban (neutral venue)
29 April 2009 (20-over match)
0.4

Pietersen to Gayle, no run, well bowled, KP! Slowly flighted on middle and leg, Gayle presses forward and gets beaten as the ball breaks away from the bat

0.5

Pietersen to Gayle, 1 run, flat on the pads and tucked away for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 3/1   CH Gayle 1* (2b)
1.1

van der Merwe to Gayle, no run, flat from over the stumps, Gayle goes back and defends

1.2

van der Merwe to Gayle, FOUR, there's the first boundary as Gayle just picks this with the spin, off the pads, and beats the sweeper out at deep square leg

1.3

van der Merwe to Gayle, 1 run, another chip shot, uppish, between the gap at midwicket

1.5

van der Merwe to Gayle, no run, well bowled, very flat, very full, no room and jammed out

1.6

van der Merwe to Gayle, FOUR, hard shot that, just took it on the full and drove it past mid-off

Kolkata Knight Riders 13/1   CH Gayle 10* (7b 2x4)
2.4

Pietersen to Gayle, FOUR, bad ball, a rank long hop which gets the Gayle treatment, it was so slow that ball, that he could have gone for a cup of tea before pulling that over midwicket

2.5

Pietersen to Gayle, 5 wides, another bad ball, very wide down the pads, beats Boucher too

2.5

Pietersen to Gayle, no run, a tad short and he cuts from on top of off stump right to point

2.6

Pietersen to Gayle, no run, good ball to end the over, flat on middle and leg and Gayle defends

Kolkata Knight Riders 23/1   CH Gayle 14* (10b 3x4)
4.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, short of a length just around off stump, Gayle stands and defends

4.2

Kumar to Gayle, 2 runs, Gayle gets into position early to pull over midwicket but the lack of pace forces a rethink and he flat-bats a forehand back over the umpire's head ... ball slows down and mid-off chases

4.3

Kumar to Gayle, no run, lovely slower ball, much fuller and Gayle has to defend

4.4

Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, sweetly timed, hitting the ball that angles in with power past mid-on

4.5

Kumar to Gayle, no run, good slower ball, middle and leg, and Gayle pats it back

4.6

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, well bowled and well run, PK hits a good length, Gayle doesn't move his feet much but plays with soft hands and scampers a single as the ball rolls to cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 44/1   CH Gayle 21* (16b 4x4)
5.1

Kumble to Gayle, no run, ripper! Bounce and turn beats Gayle, pushing forward and the wrong 'un, which spits up and surprises Boucher too

5.2

Kumble to Gayle, no run, a touch short and wide and he cuts off the back foot to point

5.3

Kumble to Gayle, 1 run, slower ball, flighted on middle and off and Gayle pushes to cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 45/1   CH Gayle 22* (19b 4x4)
6.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, pitched up on a length, middle and off, and Gayle pushes it back

6.2

Kumar to Gayle, no run, good line and length again and Gayle pushes straight back

6.3

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, now he serves up room and Gayle bisects point and gully for one

6.5

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, pitches it up and Gayle drives off the front foot toward mid-off

Kolkata Knight Riders 48/2   CH Gayle 24* (23b 4x4)
7.1

Kumble to Gayle, no run, slower ball, nearly a yorker length, Gayle jams it out with one hand

7.2

Kumble to Gayle, FOUR, catch is the call from someone as Gayle sizes up this gentle floater, clears the front leg, and slogs over midwicket but the ball drops safely and beats the running sweeper

7.3

Kumble to Gayle, 1 run, fuller and flatter and he slogs again, this time with a bit of an inside edge but still finds the gap at square leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 53/2   CH Gayle 29* (26b 5x4)
8.1

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, takes a step back and slices a short ball through cover and point

8.5

Kumar to Gayle, no run, good length outside off stump, back goes Gayle to punch to cover

8.6

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, stands tall again and punches firmly and picks out cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 56/3   CH Gayle 31* (29b 5x4)
9.1

van der Merwe to Gayle, no run, tossed up very wide and Gayle pads it away

9.2

van der Merwe to Gayle, 1 run, flat on the stumps, he goes back and punches it back straight

9.5

van der Merwe to Gayle, 1 run, tosses it up, Gayle reaches out and gets an inside edge to midwicket

Kolkata Knight Riders 59/3   CH Gayle 33* (32b 5x4)
10.1

Pietersen to Gayle, 1 run, flat on middle and leg and turned into the gap at midwicket

10.4

Pietersen to Gayle, 1 run, pitches outside leg, turns in sharply, Gayle turns it away for one

10.6

Pietersen to Gayle, 1 run, flat on the pads and again knocked away for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 66/3   CH Gayle 36* (35b 5x4)
11.1

Appanna to Gayle, FOUR, starts off with one sliding down the pads, full toss, and he steers it fine

11.2

Appanna to Gayle, OUT, gone! Gayle swings across to one gently flighted up, thinks he's found the gap but Goswami keeps his eyes on the ball running around from midwicket and takes the catch, falling over after doing so just for a bit of effect

CH Gayle c Goswami b Appanna 40 (37b 6x4 0x6) SR: 108.10

Kolkata Knight Riders 70/4   CH Gayle 40 (37b 6x4)
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