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)

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


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


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


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


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


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   P Kumar 1-0-7-0

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


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


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


Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, just back of a length outside off stump and steered to backward point


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


Kumar to Ganguly, no run, slips in a short ball, Ganguly tries to pull but then pulls out in the end

Kolkata Knight Riders 48/2   P Kumar 2-0-10-0

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


Kumar to Ganguly, no run, lovely slower ball, on a length just about off stump or so, Ganguly tentatively comes forward and then plays the ball with soft hands to the point fielder


Kumar to Ganguly, OUT, and the short ball works again, how many times in this man's career have we seen him succumb to that, even I've lost count! After the fuller slower ball, PK changes up with a short delivery on the stumps and Ganguly makes a real mess of that, just lobbing it over the infield and straight to the man running in from the deep midwicket boundary, easiest catch he'll get

SC Ganguly c Kallis b Kumar 1 (8b 0x4 0x6) SR: 12.50


Kumar to van Wyk, 1 run, off the mark immediately, opening the face and steering to third man


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


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

Kolkata Knight Riders 56/3   P Kumar 3-0-13-1

Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, pitches outside off stump and Agarkar square-drives it away


Kumar to van Wyk, FOUR, safest place to score your runs! PK keeps it nice and full, van Wyk drives with little footwork and gets a fine inside-edge that sneaks narrowly past leg stump


Kumar to van Wyk, FOUR, now there's a much better shot for the same result, he just gets across and plays a premeditated paddle to the fuller ball and with fine leg up thats all the way to the ropes


Kumar to van Wyk, 1 run, full on the stumps and he squirts the ball away for a single


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 wide, attempted slower ball goes very wide of the stumps


Kumar to Agarkar, no run, attempted yorker outside off, Agarkar makes room and misses


Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, gives himself room and carves the full ball through midwicket

Kolkata Knight Riders 133/6   P Kumar 4-0-25-1





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