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)
11.1

Akhil to Hussey, 1 wide, full and wide, and too wide

11.1

Akhil to Hussey, 1 run, length ball on the off stump, Hussey plays it with an open face, and gets a single down to third man

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

11.4

Akhil to Hussey, 1 run, well bowled, well played, Hussey looks to make room, Akhil pulls the length back, and follows him, Hussey still manages to play with an open face towards thirdman

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

11.6

Akhil to Hussey, no run, cramps him up this time, Hussey looks to make room again, but it's full and into him, all he can do is defend it back

Kolkata Knight Riders 81/2   B Akhil 1-0-5-0
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

13.2

Akhil to Hussey, OUT, and Hussey imrpovises once too often, clears front leg again, looks to go over midwicket, Akhil bowls straight, length, and Hussey misses, the middle stump doesn't

DJ Hussey b Akhil 43 (27b 3x4 2x6) SR: 159.25

13.3

Akhil to Mathews, 1 wide, and gets a wide first up, down the leg side

13.3

Akhil to Mathews, 1 run, length ball, on the stumps, and he helps it towards fine leg

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

13.6

Akhil to Mathews, 1 run, gets fuller this time, and Mathews plays it down towards long-off

Kolkata Knight Riders 97/3   B Akhil 2-0-12-1
16.1

Akhil to Mathews, 1 run, Akhil replaces Ryder, and Mathews goes for the scoop again, and is early into it again, and ends up playing towards square leg

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

16.6

Akhil to Mathews, FOUR, Akhil is unlucky again, Mathews sends him an alert call before he is about to delivering, he shuffles across too early, looking for the scoop, Akhil bowls the slower bouncer, gets the edge, but it flies wide of Boucher

Kolkata Knight Riders 133/3   B Akhil 3-0-32-1
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