Indian Premier League - 41st match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

0.1

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, no run, back of a length, outside off, and McCullum lets it go

0.2

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, no run, slight swing there, pitched up, around off, and shaping away a bit, McCullum defends with an open face

0.3

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, length ball, just outside off, and McCullum steers it to third man

Kolkata Knight Riders 1/0   BB McCullum 1* (3b)

1.1

Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, a gentle loosener there, half-volley outside off, and McCullum leads into him and crashes it through the covers

1.2

Kallis to McCullum, no run, that's not good to look at, McCullum looks to make room and slashes, but misses completely

1.3

Kallis to McCullum, no run, on target now, just back of a length, and defended towards cover

1.4

Kallis to McCullum, no run, length ball outside off, and McCullum lets it go

1.5

Kallis to McCullum, no run, this one cut back in a touch, short of a good length, pitches outside off, and heads towards the stumps, McCullum defends

1.6

Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, that's a top shot, lovely square-drive, this one was again a loose delivery, wide and just short of being a half-volley, and McCullum drives it between point and cover, more timing than power

Kolkata Knight Riders 13/0   BB McCullum 9* (9b 2x4)

3.1

Kallis to McCullum, no run, McCullum plays and misses again, it's length ball, wide outside off, there for the booming drive that McCullum tries, but he is nowhere near the ball

3.2

Kallis to McCullum, no run, Kallis gets sharper, 133ks, just outside off, on a good length, and moving in towards the stumps, McCullum defends

3.3

Kallis to McCullum, no run, back of a length, on the stumps, McCullum doesn't move his feet, opens up and defends it back to the bowler

3.4

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, drifts onto the pads this time, and easily helped away towards fine leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 16/1   BB McCullum 10* (13b 2x4)

4.4

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, back of a length, outside off, and McCullum gets across to get in line with it, and helps it towards fine leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 23/2   BB McCullum 11* (14b 2x4)

5.1

Kallis to McCullum, no run, just back of a length again, on off, and McCullum gets on his toes to defend it into the off side

5.2

Kallis to McCullum, no run, thrown up a bit, not drivable length yet, and McCullum opens his face on it, but can't find the gap

5.3

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, again the short length, moving into the ribs, McCullum bunts it down and runs a quick single

Kolkata Knight Riders 28/2   BB McCullum 12* (17b 2x4)

6.1

Ryder to McCullum, no run, back of a length, rools his fingers on it, and played towards point

6.2

Ryder to McCullum, FOUR, dropped, Kiwi to Kiwi, thick outside edge, Boucher is up to the stumps, and it's tough to hold on to it, and the ball flies off his gloves

6.3

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, bunts and runs, length delivery on the off stump, and drops it into the off side

6.5

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, good length, just outside off, and he plays with an open face for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 45/2   BB McCullum 18* (21b 3x4)

7.4

Kumble to McCullum, no run, that's close, slips in a quicker one, 100ks, McCullum gets the bat down in time

7.5

Kumble to McCullum, no run, oh he is going for the lbw, keep your pads protected, length ball, sharp, on the stumps, defended

7.6

Kumble to McCullum, no run, almost there, slider, starts outside off, moves in, is sharp again, and again McCullum gets his bat down just in time

Kolkata Knight Riders 47/2   BB McCullum 18* (24b 3x4)

8.2

Appanna to McCullum, no run, again flights it, length ball, 78ks, turns too, and McCullum plays it towards point

8.3

Appanna to McCullum, 1 run, another flighted delivery, too full, too straight, and swept away

8.5

Appanna to McCullum, FOUR, faster one, and it goes just goes away just as fast, 93ks, and McCullum waits and guides it through point, good shot

8.6

Appanna to McCullum, 1 run, goes back to flight, straight, and McCullum gets across and sweeps it fine

Kolkata Knight Riders 57/2   BB McCullum 24* (28b 4x4)

9.1

Kumble to McCullum, no run, throws it up, fullish, McCullum plays for the turn, and gets an inside edge

9.2

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, thrown up, just outside off, and guides it to third man

Kolkata Knight Riders 58/2   BB McCullum 25* (30b 4x4)

10.2

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, goes for the yorker, it's a low fulltoss, though, played down the ground, 50 of the partnership

10.5

Ryder to McCullum, 4 byes, McCullum looks for the scoop, Ryder slips in a quicker one, which beats McCullum, the leg stump, and Boucher

10.6

Ryder to McCullum, no run, another sharp ball, right on the off stump, and McCullum just defends it into covers

Kolkata Knight Riders 76/2   BB McCullum 26* (33b 4x4)

11.2

Akhil to McCullum, no run, short and wide, McCullum looks for the cut, but gets a bottom-side edge, and looks for a single, but there isn't any

11.3

Akhil to McCullum, 1 run, again just a single, on the off, on length, and played towards point for one

11.5

Akhil to McCullum, 1 run, steps out, looks for a big one through covers, but the ball is nowhere near him, gets the toe of the bat for single towards thirdman

Kolkata Knight Riders 81/2   BB McCullum 28* (36b 4x4)

12.1

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, full, almost a yorker, played down the ground

12.3

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, length ball, on off, and McCullum dabs it towards point

12.5

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, full, just outside off, and played towards long-off

Kolkata Knight Riders 86/2   BB McCullum 31* (39b 4x4)

13.1

Akhil to McCullum, 1 run, looks for the pull, but it's hardly there for it, too full in fact, and he manages the bottom part of the bat

13.4

Akhil to McCullum, 2 runs, McCullum is quick, he waits a long time to late-cut this, but wastes no time in running two just to the right of third man

13.5

Akhil to McCullum, 1 run, on target this time, moving in towards the middle stump, and played with an open face

Kolkata Knight Riders 96/3   BB McCullum 35* (42b 4x4)

14.3

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, 105ks, again yorkerish, and played down to long-off

14.5

Ryder to McCullum, 1 run, low fulltoss, mis-hit towards long-on, but it doesn't carry that far

Kolkata Knight Riders 101/3   BB McCullum 37* (44b 4x4)

15.3

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, McCullum looks for the reverse, Kumble fires it in, 99ks, and only a limp edge towards fine leg

15.6

Kumble to McCullum, FOUR, that's McCullum's best shot of the day, steps out, gets to the pitch, and lofts it over extra cover, he also has his highest score of this IPL

Kolkata Knight Riders 113/3   BB McCullum 42* (46b 5x4)

16.2

Akhil to McCullum, SIX, McCullum looks to get in his element, slog-sweeps Akhil over midwicket, not much pace on it anyway

16.3

Akhil to McCullum, SIX, not sure if that chat helped the bowler, this is short, into the pads, at gentle pace, and McCullum says thank you very much, pulling it over deep backward square, and gets his first 50 of the season

16.4

Akhil to McCullum, 2 runs, better line, just outside off, and punched away towards sweeper-cover

16.5

Akhil to McCullum, 1 run, Boucher looks for one more slog-sweep, but this is not full enough, the mis-hit flies towards deep midwicket but falls short

Kolkata Knight Riders 129/3   BB McCullum 57* (50b 5x4 2x6)

17.1

Kumble to McCullum, no run, McCullum looks for another slog-sweep, and misses, just misses the off stump too

17.2

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, well flighted, McCullum has to step out to get close to it, and plays it down to long-on

17.4

Kumble to McCullum, no run, flighted again, and McCullum pulls out an immaculate forward-defensive

17.5

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, just wide off off, just short of length, and opens the face

Kolkata Knight Riders 135/4   BB McCullum 59* (54b 5x4 2x6)

18.1

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 2 runs, low fulltoss, and MucCullum smashes it towards sweeper-cover, and runs a quick two

18.2

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, full, just short of being a yorker, and played towards extra cover

18.4

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, lovely shot, the perfect scoop, walks across, gets into the infamous Misbah-esque posture, and scoops it over, straight over, the wicketkeeper's head

18.5

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, McCullum you beauty, repeats the daylight robbery, Vinay tries the yorker this time, but McCullum gets across again, and scoops it between keeper and fine leg

18.6

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, and he has beaten fine leg again, this time moves across too early, and forces Vinay to bowl a slower delivery, and instead of scooping, McCullum pulls this over fine leg, what an innings this has been

Kolkata Knight Riders 153/4   BB McCullum 74* (59b 8x4 2x6)

19.2

Kallis to McCullum, (no ball) FOUR, and McCullum has come to party big party, this is a fulltoss, just above his waist, and pulled over deep backward square

19.2

Kallis to McCullum, 1 no ball, another no-ball, and it's a foot call this time, yorker it is, and McCullum wants the free hit and refuses the single

19.2

Kallis to McCullum, FOUR, steps out, it's a good delivery, a yorker, and McCullum opens the face and beats thridman

19.3

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, gets an inside edge from McCullum who tries a heave

19.5

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, scoops, and seems to have forgotten that the fine leg is back, just a single, perhaps he was looking to go squarer

Kolkata Knight Riders 167/4   BB McCullum 84* (64b 10x4 2x6)
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May 12, 2009

Ross Taylor and Mark Boucher embrace after sealing a tense six-wicket win, Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Centurion, May 12, 2009

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May 12, 2009

Mark Boucher whips one fine, Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore, IPL, Centurion, May 12, 2009

Mark Boucher whips one fine

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