Indian Premier League - 27th match

Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders

Kings XI Punjab won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)

Here we go, the action is about to begin, fasten your seat belts, McCullum is back up in the order and he will be opening with Gayle. Powar to start the proceedings for Kings XI.

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Toss: McCullum has won the toss for Kolkata Knight Riders and they will be batting.

Teams: Kings XI have made one change, Sunny Sohel comes in for Karan Goel. Kolkata Knight Riders are unchanged.

Pitch and conditions: Even grass on the wicket, the ball is expected to come on early and it will become slower later on. Clear blue sky and sunny at the moment.

Hello and welcome to Cricinfo's live coverage of the match between Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders. Kings XI are currently lying 6th on the table and a win will put them in top 4. Kolkata Knight Riders are languishing at the bottom of the table, they will have to bat well and play out of their skins to register a win here, they really need to be confident. The last time these two played the Duckworth Lewis method came into play and Knight Riders were the winners and their only win.

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0.1

Powar to McCullum, 2 runs, tossed up wide and McCullum cuts down to third man to pick up couple of runs and gets the Knight Riders off to a start.

0.2

Powar to McCullum, no run, moves forward and plays to short third man.

0.3

Powar to McCullum, no run, flight and turn, takes it on the pad as he played forward.

0.4

Powar to McCullum, 1 wide, too wide outside the off stump.

0.4

Powar to McCullum, no run, pushed to the onside.

0.5

Powar to McCullum, 1 run, worked to the vacant midwicket for a single.

0.6

Powar to Gayle, 1 run, gets an outside edge as he plays forward, down to third man for a single.

5 runs of the first over.

End of over 1 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 5/0 (RR: 5.00)
CH Gayle    1* (1b)      RR Powar    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    3* (5b)     

1.1

Pathan to Gayle, no run, back of a length delivery outside the off stump, lets it go.

1.2

Pathan to Gayle, no run, good length delivery swinging away outside the off stump, Gayle lets it go through to the keeper.

1.3

Pathan to Gayle, no run, left alone outside the off stump.

1.4

Pathan to Gayle, no run, fuller and swinging away, it was right in the block-hole and Gayle digs it out to the off side.

1.5

Pathan to Gayle, no run, good length delivery on target and Gayle blocks it.

1.6

Pathan to Gayle, 2 runs, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man for couple of runs.

End of over 2 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 7/0 (RR: 3.50)
CH Gayle    3* (7b)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0
BB McCullum    3* (5b)      RR Powar    1-0-5-0

Abdulla comes on, replacing Powar. He is the current purple cap holder.

2.1

Abdulla to McCullum, 1 run, full on the legs and McCullum plays it behind square leg.

2.2

Abdulla to Gayle, no run, good length delivery swinging away outside the off stump, left alone through to the keeper.

2.3

Abdulla to Gayle, no run, full and straight and in the slot and Gayle hammers it down to mid-on.

2.4

Abdulla to Gayle, no run, width outside the off stump, Gayle goes after it and gets beaten.

2.5

Abdulla to Gayle, 1 run, fuller on the legs and Gayle pushes to the right of mid-on for a single.

2.6

Abdulla to McCullum, no run, good ball swinging in and on target, McCullum is forced to defend down the track.

Excellent first over from Abdulla. A slow start from Kolkata Knight Riders.

End of over 3 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 9/0 (RR: 3.00)
BB McCullum    4* (7b)      YA Abdulla    1-0-2-0
CH Gayle    4* (11b)      IK Pathan    1-0-2-0

3.1

Pathan to Gayle, FOUR, first boundary of the innings from Gayle's blade. It was on the middle and leg and Gayle clips it in the air to long leg fence.

3.2

Pathan to Gayle, 1 run, good comeback from Pathan, right in the block-hole, Gayle digs it out past the bowler for a single.

3.3

Pathan to McCullum, no run, fuller delivery pushed to cover, good diving stop there.

3.4

Pathan to McCullum, no run, back of a length delivery angled across, left alone.

The wicket already is looking very slow.

3.5

Pathan to McCullum, no run, short delivery and McCullum still not finding his form, defends square of the wicket on the off side.

3.6

Pathan to McCullum, 1 wide, full and too wide outside the off stump, McCullum looks to play it, that was too wide.

3.6

Pathan to McCullum, no run, full toss and still not put away, played to cover straight to the fielder.

End of over 4 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 15/0 (RR: 3.75)
BB McCullum    4* (11b)      IK Pathan    2-0-8-0
CH Gayle    9* (13b 1x4)      YA Abdulla    1-0-2-0

4.1

Abdulla to Gayle, FOUR, on the middle and leg and Gayle flicks it away behind square leg to the fence.

4.2

Abdulla to Gayle, FOUR, take that! Powerful shot from Gayle, full and in the slot and Gayle powers it in the air past mid-off to the fence.

4.3

Abdulla to Gayle, no run, gets in line and defends to cover.

4.4

Abdulla to Gayle, OUT, Abdulla strikes, it was in the slot once again and Gayle drives hard but this time he picks out Yuvraj at mid-on.

CH Gayle c Yuvraj Singh b Abdulla 17 (18m 17b 3x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

Hodge is the new batsman.

4.5

Abdulla to Hodge, no run, good ball angled across, Hodge watches it closely and lets it go.

4.6

Abdulla to Hodge, no run, fuller and slower from Abdulla, defends to the off side.

End of over 5 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 23/1 (RR: 4.60)
BJ Hodge    0* (2b)      YA Abdulla    2-0-10-1
BB McCullum    4* (11b)      IK Pathan    2-0-8-0

Gayle was going well, that is when he fell, a good wicket for the Kings XI Punjab. Malik is the new bowler.

5.1

Malik to McCullum, no run, plays towards gully, Hodge comes for the run, sent back and the throw from Katich misses the stumps, a run out chance missed.

5.2

Malik to McCullum, 1 run, plays it down to third man for a single.

5.3

Malik to Hodge, 2 runs, short ball and Hodge pulls along the g round through midwicket for couple of runs.

5.4

Malik to Hodge, no run, pushed back down the track to the bowler.

5.5

Malik to Hodge, no run, down the track and looks to go big, misses it completely and through to the keeper.

5.6

Malik to Hodge, 2 runs, short ball pulled around to deep midwicket, good running from Hodge comes back for the second run.

End of over 6 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 28/1 (RR: 4.66)
BJ Hodge    4* (6b)      VS Malik    1-0-5-0
BB McCullum    5* (13b)      YA Abdulla    2-0-10-1

Knight Riders current run rate is 4.66, Chawla comes on.

6.1

Chawla to McCullum, no run, short ball and down the leg side and gets away with it as McCullum fails to put it away.

6.2

Chawla to McCullum, no run, moves back and plays to cover, the fielder quickly to his right to field the ball.

6.3

Chawla to McCullum, no run, again no run, plays towards short third man.

6.4

Chawla to McCullum, 1 run, plays again to short third man, this time Hodge calls McCullum through for a single.

6.5

Chawla to Hodge, 1 run, moves forward and works through the vacant midwicket.

6.6

Chawla to McCullum, no run, good ball keeping it full in the block-hole, played back to the bowler.

End of over 7 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 30/1 (RR: 4.28)
BB McCullum    6* (18b)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-0
BJ Hodge    5* (7b)      VS Malik    1-0-5-0

7.1

Malik to Hodge, no run, fuller delivery played back down the track and fielded by the bowler on his follow-through.

7.2

Malik to Hodge, FOUR, short and wide outside the off stump, Hodge does well, cuts behind point past the fielder and the ball goes to the fence, a boundary after a long time.

7.3

Malik to Hodge, no run, full delivery worked along the ground straight to the fielder at midwicket.

7.4

Malik to Hodge, 1 run, looking for the big shot, chips it in the air to deep square leg for a single.

7.5

Malik to McCullum, no run, good delivery outside the off stump, McCullum gets beaten as he plays forward.

7.6

Malik to McCullum, 1 run, cuts hard to deep point to pick up a single and retains the strike for the next over.

End of over 8 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 36/1 (RR: 4.50)
BB McCullum    7* (20b)      VS Malik    2-0-11-0
BJ Hodge    10* (11b 1x4)      PP Chawla    1-0-2-0

8.1

Chawla to McCullum, no run, tossed up outside the leg stump, off the pad to short fine leg.

8.2

Chawla to McCullum, 1 run, down the wicket and hits down the ground in the air and on the bounce to Powar.

8.3

Chawla to Hodge, 1 run, this time Hodge down the wicket and drives down the ground to long off.

8.4

Chawla to McCullum, 1 run, quicker delivery pushed to the vacant onside for a single.

8.5

Chawla to Hodge, FOUR, lovely shot from Hodge, comes down the track and hits well in the air through midwicket to the fence.

8.6

Chawla to Hodge, no run, good ball to finish the over, pushes it quickly and Hodge plays it back to Chawla.

End of over 9 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 43/1 (RR: 4.77)
BJ Hodge    15* (14b 2x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-9-0
BB McCullum    9* (23b)      VS Malik    2-0-11-0

Yuvraj Singh comes into the attack.

9.1

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, FOUR, cut hard behind point and a misfield allows the boundary, McCullum's first boundary of the match.

9.2

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, no run, sweeps and misses, takes it on the body.

9.3

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 2 runs, a touch short and McCullum goes for the pull, mistimes to midwicket, good running, picks up couple of runs.

9.4

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, sweeps well this time in the air and on the bounce to deep backward square leg.

9.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, 1 run, pushes down the ground to mid-off.

9.6

Yuvraj Singh to McCullum, 1 run, plays behind point and goes for a tight single.

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It is a strategic time out. A slow start from the Knight Riders, they have put on 52 in 10 overs. Do join us after the break.

Rakshith Jade: "Somebody tell McCullum that its supposed to be a Twenty20 game!!" maybe after the strategic time out, it will be so, stay tuned.

End of over 10 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 52/1 (RR: 5.20)
BB McCullum    17* (28b 1x4)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-9-0
BJ Hodge    16* (15b 2x4)      PP Chawla    2-0-9-0

Welcome back, play resumes and Chawla will continue.

10.1

Chawla to McCullum, 2 runs, works it through the vacant onside, good running from McCullum and Hodge to pick up the second run.

10.2

Chawla to McCullum, no run, defends on the front foot to extra cover.

10.3

Chawla to McCullum, OUT, a long hop and McCullum fails once again, pulls straight down the throat of deep backward square leg.

BB McCullum c Malik b Chawla 19 (47m 31b 1x4 0x6) SR: 61.29

In walks Ganguly. The batsmen have crossed and it will be Hodge on strike.

10.4

Chawla to Hodge, no run, an appeal for lbw as the ball spins and strikes the pad, turned down as the ball pitched outside the leg stump.

10.5

Chawla to Hodge, FOUR, wonderful use of the feet from Hodge, comes down the track and hits it hard over the bowler to the fence.

10.6

Chawla to Hodge, no run, moves back and defends to the off side.

End of over 11 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 58/2 (RR: 5.27)
BJ Hodge    20* (18b 3x4)      PP Chawla    3-0-15-1
SC Ganguly    0* (0b)      Yuvraj Singh    1-0-9-0

A wicket again after the strategic time out. Ganguly to face for the first time in the match.

11.1

Yuvraj Singh to Ganguly, 1 run, moves forward and plays with an open face off the bat to backward point.

11.2

Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, 1 run, waits for the turn and works it to midwicket for a single.

11.3

Yuvraj Singh to Ganguly, 3 runs, lovely shot from Ganguly, plays it late down to third man.

11.4

Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, no run, down the track and looks to defend, off the pad to the off side.

11.5

Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, FOUR, a poor delivery from Yuvraj, a long hop and well put away by Hodge, pulls well along the ground to midwicket fence.

11.6

Yuvraj Singh to Hodge, FOUR, again put away, another short delivery and Hodge rocks onto the back foot and pulls well to the midwicket fence, the ball was bit closer to the fielder this time but he could not stop it.

End of over 12 (13 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 71/2 (RR: 5.91)
BJ Hodge    29* (22b 5x4)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-22-0
SC Ganguly    4* (2b)      PP Chawla    3-0-15-1

Malik is back.

12.1

Malik to Ganguly, no run, good ball on the stumps and Ganguly is forced to play it back down the track.

12.2

Malik to Ganguly, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and runs it down to third man.

12.3

Malik to Hodge, 1 run, moves back and punches through the off side to cover for a single.

12.4

Malik to Ganguly, 1 run, short ball angled across, runs it down to third man.

12.5

Malik to Hodge, no run, pushes back down the track and a good stop by Malik on his follow-through.

12.6

Malik to Hodge, 1 run, slower and too short from Malik, pulled along the ground to deep midwicket.

End of over 13 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 75/2 (RR: 5.76)
BJ Hodge    31* (25b 5x4)      VS Malik    3-0-15-0
SC Ganguly    6* (5b)      Yuvraj Singh    2-0-22-0

Powar comes back.

13.1

Powar to Hodge, 1 run, tossed up outside the off stump, down the track and drives to long on.

13.2

Powar to Ganguly, no run, moves back and pushes to extra cover.

13.3

Powar to Ganguly, 1 run, pushes it quicker and fuller outside the off stump, driven along the ground to the sweeper.

13.4

Powar to Hodge, 1 run, uses his feet and pushes to mid-on.

13.5

Powar to Ganguly, no run, moves forward and looks to play down the ground, gets an inside edge onto the pads and the ball trickles to the off side.

13.6

Powar to Ganguly, no run, cuts it hard to cover but straight to the fielder.

End of over 14 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 78/2 (RR: 5.57)
SC Ganguly    7* (9b)      RR Powar    2-0-8-0
BJ Hodge    33* (27b 5x4)      VS Malik    3-0-15-0

The run rate of Knight Riders is still below 6. Abdulla is back.

14.1

Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, plays through point to the deep for a single.

14.2

Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 run, fuller delivery worked forward of square leg to the deep.

14.3

Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, cut away down to third man for a single. Boundaries yet to flow from the bat.

14.4

Abdulla to Ganguly, FOUR, fuller delivery outside the off stump and Ganguly opens the face off the bat and plays down very fine of third man.

14.5

Abdulla to Ganguly, 1 run, short ball right into the rib cage and Gangly jumps up and plays to the onside for a single.

14.6

Abdulla to Hodge, SIX, that goes a long way into the stands at long on. Hodge hits it hard and in the air over the fence for maximum, wonderful strike.

14 runs of the over, good one for the Knight Riders. Chawla is back.

End of over 15 (14 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 92/2 (RR: 6.13)
BJ Hodge    41* (30b 5x4 1x6)      YA Abdulla    3-0-24-1
SC Ganguly    13* (12b 1x4)      RR Powar    2-0-8-0

15.1

Chawla to Ganguly, 1 run, opens the face off the bat and plays to short third man to pick up a single.

15.2

Chawla to Hodge, 1 run, looking to pull, mistimes through the vacant midwicket.

15.3

Chawla to Ganguly, SIX, lovely shot from Ganguly, comes down the track and down on his knee and swings it high and over the square leg fence for maximum.

15.4

Chawla to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, looking to paddle it fine, the ball takes the pad to third man.

15.5

Chawla to Hodge, 2 wides, sweeps and the ball takes the pad down to fine leg, the umpire signals a wide.

15.5

Chawla to Ganguly, 2 runs, cut along the ground to the sweeper, Hodge calls Ganguly for the second run.

15.6

Chawla to Ganguly, OUT, tossed up delivery and Ganguly looking to swing it high and over the fence, miscues it high in the air and on the track, both Sangakkara and Chawla go for the catch, but it is Sangakkara who takes the catch.

SC Ganguly c †Sangakkara b Chawla 22 (23m 17b 1x4 1x6) SR: 129.41

End of over 16 (13 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 105/3 (RR: 6.56)
     PP Chawla    4-0-27-2
BJ Hodge    42* (31b 5x4 1x6)      YA Abdulla    3-0-24-1

Ganguly was looking good, a good wicket for Kings XI Punjab. Malik is back and he will be bowling to Hodge. Van Wyk is the new batsman.

16.1

Malik to Hodge, 1 run, down the track and drives down the ground to long on.

16.2

Malik to van Wyk, 2 runs, opens the face off the bat and plays it down to third man, Chawla picks up the ball and slips, has hurt his ankle, the batsmen take two.

The physio comes out to have a look, Chawla goes off the field. Play resumes.

16.3

Malik to van Wyk, no run, plays square of the wicket on the off side straight to the fielder.

16.4

Malik to van Wyk, no run, full delivery hit hard along the ground to extra cover.

16.5

Malik to van Wyk, FOUR, slower delivery and van Wyk waits for it and plays it fine down to the fence.

16.6

Malik to van Wyk, 1 run, full delivery driven down the ground to long off for a single.

End of over 17 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 113/3 (RR: 6.64)
MN van Wyk    7* (5b 1x4)      VS Malik    4-0-23-0
BJ Hodge    43* (32b 5x4 1x6)      PP Chawla    4-0-27-2

Pathan comes back. 8 runs of his 2 overs.

17.1

Pathan to van Wyk, 1 run, fuller and wide outside the off stump, driven along the ground to the sweeper.

17.2

Pathan to Hodge, 1 run, once again driven along the ground to the sweeper.

17.3

Pathan to van Wyk, 1 run, full toss driven to deep mid-off.

17.4

Pathan to Hodge, 1 run, looking for the big booming drive through the off side, mistimes to cover.

17.5

Pathan to van Wyk, 1 leg bye, short and slower from Pathan, van Wyk too early into the shot, takes it on the body, it has hurt him.

17.6

Pathan to Hodge, FOUR, full toss slammed away past backward point to the fence. Hodge is on 49.

End of over 18 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 122/3 (RR: 6.77)
BJ Hodge    49* (35b 6x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0
MN van Wyk    9* (8b 1x4)      VS Malik    4-0-23-0

Abdulla is back to bowl his final over.

18.1

Abdulla to van Wyk, 2 runs, full toss hit down the ground to wide long on and Malik does well to stop it.

Coming round the wicket.

18.2

Abdulla to van Wyk, 1 leg bye, short delivery and slower from Abdulla, off the pad they go through for a leg bye.

18.3

Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, full toss wide outside the off stump, played out to the sweeper and that brings up Hodge's 50!

18.4

Abdulla to van Wyk, 1 run, down the track and takes it on the full and miscues it high in the air to midwicket, the ball falls in no mans land.

18.5

Abdulla to Hodge, FOUR, pulled away nicely behind square leg for a boundary.

18.6

Abdulla to Hodge, 1 run, full toss hit to midwicket.

End of over 19 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 132/3 (RR: 6.94)
BJ Hodge    55* (38b 7x4 1x6)      YA Abdulla    4-0-33-1
MN van Wyk    12* (11b 1x4)      IK Pathan    3-0-16-0

Final over and it will be Pathan.

19.1

Pathan to Hodge, 2 runs, full delivery, mistimes down the ground to long on, coming back for the second run.

19.2

Pathan to Hodge, FOUR, lovely shot from Hodge, it was fuller and wide outside the off stump, goes after it and hits it over extra cover for a boundary.

19.3

Pathan to Hodge, FOUR, another full delivery and a superb shot from Hodge once again, driven hard along the ground past the bowler and bisects the field in the deep.

19.4

Pathan to Hodge, FOUR, short ball and pulled well by Hodge this time through square leg to the fence. Hodge is playing wonderfully well.

Back over the wicket now.

19.5

Pathan to Hodge, 1 run, hit hard down the ground to long off, Hodge wanted the second run but van Wyk turns it down.

Last ball coming up, coming round again.

19.6

Pathan to van Wyk, SIX, full toss hit hard and high over the midwicket fence for maximum, a wonderful strike that.

Innings break: Knight Riders have done very well to finish on 153 after a slow start, 52 runs of the first 10 overs and 101 runs in the next 10 overs, wonderful batting from Hodge, 70 runs of 43 balls. van Wyk finishing of the innings with a six. 21 runs of the last over. Do join us after the break.

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End of over 20 (21 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 153/3
MN van Wyk    18* (12b 1x4 1x6)      IK Pathan    4-0-37-0
BJ Hodge    70* (43b 10x4 1x6)      YA Abdulla    4-0-33-1
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May 3, 2009

Mahela Jayawardene scored a 41-ball 52, Kings XI Punjab v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, 27th match, Port Elizabeth, May 3, 2009

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