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)

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


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


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


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


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


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   JH Kallis 1-0-8-0

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


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


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


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


Kallis to Ghosh, no run, short, it's wide, and there for the cut, but the extra bounce beats Ghosh


Kallis to Ghosh, 1 run, short again, tucking Ghosh up, played into the on side for one

Kolkata Knight Riders 17/1   JH Kallis 2-0-10-0

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


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


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


Kallis to Hussey, no run, oh almost, what a good effort from Boucher, Kallis throws this up wide of off, Hussey pokes without feet, the ball takes the edge and dies on Boucher, and he dives forward and manages to take it on half-volley


Kallis to Hussey, SIX, mis-hit for a six! slower ball no less, Hussey steps out, makes room, but gets the bottom of the bat, and plays it with one hand off the handle, over covers for six


Kallis to Hussey, FOUR, half-lucky this time, steps out again, the idea ir right, going over cover, but the thick outside edge takes it over point

Kolkata Knight Riders 38/2   JH Kallis 3-0-21-0

Kallis to Saha, 1 bye, bouncer first up, beats Saha, and McCullum runs through straight, and Boucher misses the stumps by a bit


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


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


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


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


Kallis to Saha, 1 run, another slower ball, and Saha looks for a big hit, gets an inside edge onto his pad, but McCullum just wants the strike more than anything else and rushes through again


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


Kallis to Saha, SIX, and Saha ends it brilliantly, steps out, gets a fulltoss, and smashes it over midwicket, what a shot, what an end

Kolkata Knight Riders 173/4   JH Kallis 4-0-40-0





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