Indian Premier League, 41st match: Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders at Centurion, May 12, 2009
Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
Played at SuperSport Park, Centurion (neutral venue)
12 May 2009 (20-over match)
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

0.4

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, no run, just back of a length, angling across Ganguly, and defended into the off side

0.5

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, no run, ooo this lifted from nowhere, just back of a length, 130ks only, but rises steeply, and Ganguly does well to not play at it, looks at the surface with mistrust

0.6

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, steps out, doesn't trust the bounce anymore, and slashes, gets a thick outside edge over slips, that's FOURtunate

Kolkata Knight Riders 5/0   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-5-0
2.1

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, no run, tries a bouncer at Ganguly again, and this one is a good one, pitches leg, and rises towards the throat, Ganguly ducks

2.2

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, no run, persists with back-of-a-length, no room at all, and Ganguly defends with an open face

2.3

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, OUT, edged and taken, lovely bowling too, after pushing him off to the back foot, he slips in one fuller that pitches on a length, pitches leg, and moves away, taking the edge, Praveen Kumar - Vinay's team-mate - will approve

SC Ganguly c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar 4 (6b 1x4 0x6) SR: 66.66

2.4

Vinay Kumar to Ghosh, 2 runs, length ball on the off, Ghosh gets on the front foot and across, and plays it around his pad, and places it well for a two to deep backward square

2.5

Vinay Kumar to Ghosh, no run, wide length ball, Ghosh drives on the up, but straight towards Kohli at point

2.6

Vinay Kumar to Ghosh, no run, another length ball outside off, and Ghosh defends with an open face, goes straight to Kohli at point

Kolkata Knight Riders 15/1   R Vinay Kumar 2-0-7-1
4.1

Vinay Kumar to Ghosh, FOUR, that is improvisation, it's a tailender's shot, Ghosh walks across, gets on a knee, and slog-swats it over midwicket

4.2

Vinay Kumar to Ghosh, OUT, oh my Ghosh! he walks across again, Vinay slips in a short one that gets big on him, and he looks to cut it over point, but all he manages is a nice little nick, okay bye

AN Ghosh c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar 7 (7b 1x4 0x6) SR: 100.00

4.3

Vinay Kumar to Hussey, 1 run, back of a length, into the ribs, and Hussey gets back and nudges it for a single into the on side

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

4.5

Vinay Kumar to Hussey, FOUR, pitched up and he pays the price, a full-faced orthodox on-drive, and the mid-on is pretty close so there is no time to get around

4.6

Vinay Kumar to Hussey, no run, pulls the length back a bit, outside off, and Hussey lets it go through to Boucher

Kolkata Knight Riders 27/2   R Vinay Kumar 3-0-17-2
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

18.3

Vinay Kumar to Saha, 1 run, nice yorker, on off stump, and all Saha can do is dig it out and rush through for one

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   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-33-2
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