Indian Premier League - 41st match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

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

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   JH Kallis 1-0-8-0

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

3.5

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

3.6

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

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

5.4

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

5.5

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

5.6

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

19.1

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

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

19.4

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

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

19.6

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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Photos

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

Ross Taylor and Mark Boucher embrace after sealing a tense six-wicket win

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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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