Indian Premier League, 48th match: Deccan Chargers v Kolkata Knight Riders at Johannesburg, May 16, 2009
Deccan Chargers won by 6 wickets (with 0 balls remaining)
Played at New Wanderers Stadium, Johannesburg (neutral venue)
16 May 2009 - day/night match (20-over match)
4.5

Harris to Hodge, no run, fullish on middle, driven back to the bowler, done so crisply but unable to beat the gap

4.6

Harris to Hodge, 1 run, back of a length on middle, pushed wide of midwicket for a quick single

Kolkata Knight Riders 29/1   BJ Hodge 1* (2b)
5.1

Symonds to Hodge, no run, a dead ball, no shot offered as it clips the pads on the way to the fine-leg boundary, Harmeet Singh pulls it back

5.2

Symonds to Hodge, no run, some swing into the batsman, worked away to square leg

5.3

Symonds to Hodge, no run, good length on the off, pushed to cover

5.4

Symonds to Hodge, no run, moving in, short of a good length on the off, punched back to the bowler

5.5

Symonds to Hodge, 2 runs, on middle and leg, clipped away behind square wide of fine leg for a couple, made possible mainly due to a ill-timed slide as the fielder palms the ball away to concede the extra run

5.6

Symonds to Hodge, no run, gets on the front foot and punches it in front of cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 31/1   BJ Hodge 3* (8b)
6.4

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 1 run, short of a length outside off, mistimes a slap, heads straight onto the stumps at the non-striker's end, they get a run off the ricochet

6.6

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, no run, dropped in the direction of square leg, think of a run but ultimately decide against it

Kolkata Knight Riders 34/1   BJ Hodge 4* (10b)
7.2

Symonds to Hodge, 1 leg bye, fullish on middle and leg, tickled behind square for a single

7.4

Symonds to Hodge, 1 run, on middle and leg, pushed away into the vacant midwicket region, Symonds runs and cuts it off, keeps them down to just a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 38/1   BJ Hodge 5* (12b)
8.1

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, FOUR, good relief, short on the off, a long hop, rocks back and pulls it away through square leg, powerfully struck

8.2

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, no run, stump-to-stump this time, lands on a good length on middle, defended back to the bowler

8.3

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 1 run, bunts it to long-on for a single, this partnership worth 18 now

8.6

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 1 run, fullish on the off, driven towards long-off for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 47/1   BJ Hodge 11* (16b 1x4)
9.1

Ojha to Hodge, 1 run, spun away from the off, pushed wide of midwicket for a single

9.5

Ojha to Hodge, no run, spun away sharply, beaten, got on the back foot to defend but was done in by the spin

9.6

Ojha to Hodge, 1 run, appeal for run out, gets out in some peculiar ways sometime, dropped into the off side by Hodge, sets off for a single, Ganguly rams his bat into the ground and it slips out of his hands just as the the fielder scores a direct hit at his end, replays show he had just made it in

Kolkata Knight Riders 50/1   BJ Hodge 13* (19b 1x4)
10.1

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 1 run, short of a length outside off, pulled away to deep midwicket

10.4

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 2 runs, on middle and off, pushed through gently towards long-on, the fielder isn't onto it quickly and they scamper a couple

10.5

Harmeet Singh to Hodge, 1 run, good length outside off, mistimes a drive wide of extra cover for a quick single

Kolkata Knight Riders 59/1   BJ Hodge 17* (22b 1x4)
11.4

Ojha to Hodge, 1 run, short of a length outside off, bunts it down to deep cover

Kolkata Knight Riders 66/1   BJ Hodge 18* (23b 1x4)
12.2

Sharma to Hodge, no run, quickish on the off, pushed back to the bowler

12.3

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, flighted on middle, worked away towards midwicket at the circle, enough time for them to make the single

Kolkata Knight Riders 69/1   BJ Hodge 19* (25b 1x4)
13.1

Symonds to Hodge, 1 run, forced through the leg side towards deep midwicket for a single

13.5

Symonds to Hodge, FOUR, squeezes a four, finally, drilled through the off side wide of extra cover, Gibbs ran well to his left, dived to pull it back in but instead, palmed it onto the ropes

13.6

Symonds to Hodge, 1 run, drags it towards deep midwicket for a single

Kolkata Knight Riders 78/1   BJ Hodge 25* (28b 2x4)
14.1

Sharma to Hodge, 3 runs, fullish on middle and leg, pushed away wide of midwicket for a single. Atrocious fielding, Rohit fails to collect an underam throw and allows them to come back for two more, diverting the ball towards long-off

14.4

Sharma to Hodge, 1 run, fullish outside off, bunts it down to deep cover for a single

14.6

Sharma to Hodge, FOUR, spoils the over, bowled short on middle, a long hop, dealt with appropriately by Hodge who swivels and pulls it away behind square leg

Kolkata Knight Riders 89/2   BJ Hodge 33* (31b 3x4)
15.2

Ojha to Hodge, 1 run, good length on the off, dropped short of cover for a single

15.5

Ojha to Hodge, FOUR, they're picking up pace now, bowled full on middle, swept away firmly between deep square leg and deep midwicket for four more

15.6

Ojha to Hodge, 2 runs, back of a length outside off, cut away wide of deep point for a couple, Hodge continues his good form

Kolkata Knight Riders 104/2   BJ Hodge 40* (34b 4x4)
16.4

Singh to Hodge, 1 run, fullish outside off, evades the non-striker this time, drilled past him to long-off

16.6

Singh to Hodge, 1 run, slower one bowled on a good length on the off, pushed down to long-on, keeps the strike, decent over

Kolkata Knight Riders 111/2   BJ Hodge 42* (36b 4x4)
17.1

Harris to Hodge, no run, in the slot on middle and leg, struck straight to Harris who fumbles, Hussey had backed up too far and the bowler had a chance to run him out, but didn't hold on

17.2

Harris to Hodge, FOUR, shot, low full toss on middle, frees his arms and swings it away wide of a diving Venugopal Rao at deep midwicket for a boundary

17.3

Harris to Hodge, no run, misses out this time, bowled short outside off, tries to pull it away, doesn't connect

17.4

Harris to Hodge, 2 runs, makes room and the bowler chases him, hurs it on a length outside leg, driven down crisply to long-off

17.5

Harris to Hodge, OUT, caught at short fine, short on middle, makes way to pull it over midwicket, mistimes it, gets the top-edge straight to Harmeet Singh, Hodge goes after a fine knock

BJ Hodge c Harmeet Singh b Harris 48 (41b 5x4 0x6) SR: 117.07

Kolkata Knight Riders 117/3   BJ Hodge 48 (41b 5x4)
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