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)

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   SC Ganguly 4* (3b 1x4)   R Vinay Kumar 1-0-5-0

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 9/0   BB McCullum 5* (4b 1x4)   JH Kallis 0.1-0-4-0

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)   JH Kallis 1-0-8-0

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 21/1   AN Ghosh 7* (6b 1x4)   R Vinay Kumar 2.1-0-11-1

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 27/2   DJ Hussey 5* (2b 1x4)   R Vinay Kumar 2.5-0-17-2

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   DJ Hussey 15* (6b 2x4 1x6)   JH Kallis 3-0-21-0

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 42/2   BB McCullum 16* (19b 3x4)   JD Ryder 0.2-0-4-0

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 56/2   BB McCullum 23* (27b 4x4)   KP Appanna 0.5-0-9-0

Ryder to Hussey, FOUR, top shot from Hussey, makes room again, and picks a length delivery over covers, and beats sweeper-cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 90/2   DJ Hussey 43* (26b 3x4 2x6)   JD Ryder 3-0-20-0

Kumble to Mathews, FOUR, Mathews is lucky, looks to go in the air, straight down the ground, and it beats Akhil at long-on, who is slow in setting off

Kolkata Knight Riders 108/3   AD Mathews 10* (9b 1x4)   A Kumble 2.4-0-19-0

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)   A Kumble 3-0-24-0

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   AD Mathews 16* (12b 2x4)   B Akhil 3-0-32-1

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 145/4   BB McCullum 66* (57b 6x4 2x6)   R Vinay Kumar 3.4-0-25-2

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 149/4   BB McCullum 70* (58b 7x4 2x6)   R Vinay Kumar 3.5-0-29-2

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)   R Vinay Kumar 4-0-33-2

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 159/4   BB McCullum 78* (60b 9x4 2x6)   JH Kallis 3.1-0-26-0

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

Kolkata Knight Riders 164/4   BB McCullum 82* (62b 10x4 2x6)   JH Kallis 3.2-0-31-0





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