Indian Premier League, 4th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kolkata, Mar 14, 2010
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 7 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
14 March 2010 - day/night match (20-over match)

Toss Ganguly has chosen to bowl : Ganguly: "It's going to be a bit slow up front, it will get quicker in the evening. We want to chase."

Kumble: "Happy to be batting first. First game of the tournament. Looks a good surface, hopefully we can get a good score and put pressure on Kolkata."

Kallis and Sreevats Goswami to open for Bangalore

0.1

Langeveldt to Kallis, no run, short in length and outside off stump, Kallis gets across to push it out to cover

0.2

Langeveldt to Kallis, 1 run, length delivery shaping away from the off stump, run down to third man for a single.

0.3

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, straightens on the middle stump line and Sreevats jabs it out at the last minute

0.4

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, short in length and moving across Sreevats who goes for the big swing over mid-on but doesn't connect

0.5

Langeveldt to Goswami, FOUR, backs to the leg side, takes the risk, and slashes the length delivery off the outer edge to left of second slip - not all that far away from the fielder - to the boundary

0.6

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, lifting delivery in the channel outside off stump, left alone

End of over 1 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 5/0 (RR: 5.00)

    • SP Goswami 4 (4b 1x4)
    • JH Kallis 1 (2b)
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-5-0
1.1

Sharma to Kallis, no run, in the zone outside off stump, holds its line, left alone

1.2

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, homing in on the off stump, Kallis stays adjacent to the line and opens the bat-face to punch it neatly through point

1.3

Sharma to Kallis, no run, around the off stump line, tapped to the off side

1.4

Sharma to Kallis, no run, walks down the track and across to outside-off but can't connect with a length delivery moving away from him

1.5

Sharma to Kallis, no run, stays back to punch it to cover. Another dot ball.

1.6

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Kallis breaks free with a fierce lofted hit over covers. He took couple of steps down the track and went inside-out in style. Great to watch.

End of over 2 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 11/0 (RR: 5.50)

    • JH Kallis 7 (8b 1x4)
    • SP Goswami 4 (4b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 1-0-6-0
    • CK Langeveldt 1-0-5-0
2.1

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, length delivery around off, Sreevats moves outside leg stump but can't get any power or timing behind the forcing shot .. the ball rolls towards mid-off

2.2

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, lifter on the middle stump line, Sreevats defends it back down the track

2.3

Langeveldt to Goswami, FOUR, backs away outside leg stump and drags a back-of-length delivery from the off stump line over wide midwicket region

2.4

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, He moves outside leg again, Langeveldt bangs it short around off, mistimes the cut to cover

2.5

Langeveldt to Goswami, no run, superb lifting bouncer around middle stump, Sreevats sways away from the line of the ball

2.6

Langeveldt to Goswami, OUT, the short deliveries haven't troubled Goswami but have kept him scoreless. He has found it difficult to pull or cut. This time he charged down the track and received a bouncer and he could only top edge the attempted cut straight to third man

SP Goswami c Sharma b Langeveldt 8 (10b 2x4 0x6) SR: 80.00

End of over 3 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 15/1 (RR: 5.00)

    • JH Kallis 7 (8b 1x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-9-1
    • I Sharma 1-0-6-0
3.1

Sharma to Pandey, no run, short and climbing outside off, jabs it away

3.2

Sharma to Pandey, no run, banged in short outside off stump ... Manish plays a very weak pull shot .. just a swat almost and the ball falls short of Rohan Gavaskar at mid-on

3.3

Sharma to Pandey, no run, fuller, on the middle and leg, Manish almost hops out to the leg side to create room and flicks it away but can't beat midwicket fielder ... Ishant has a few things to say to the batsman

3.4

Sharma to Pandey, no run, again Manish moves away at the last minute .. he almost waits for the ball to land before he backs away outside leg and again mistimes the punchy shot .. this time to mid-on

3.5

Sharma to Pandey, 1 wide, probably he thought Manish would move down the leg side again and fired a short delivery just outside leg but Manish, who was shaping to move down leg, gets back inside ..

3.5

Sharma to Pandey, no run, in the zone outside off stump, Manish has a tentative poke at it and is beaten. Very good over so far.

3.6

Sharma to Pandey, no run, closer to the off stump, steered to point. Just a wide from that over from Ishant. pretty cool stuff.

End of over 4 (1 run) Royal Challengers Bangalore 16/1 (RR: 4.00)

    • MK Pandey 0 (6b)
    • JH Kallis 7 (8b 1x4)
    • I Sharma 2-0-7-0
    • CK Langeveldt 2-0-9-1
4.1

Mathews to Kallis, no run, short in length and well outside off stump, cut away hard to left of point where its fielded

4.2

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, slower one on the middle stump line, turned behind square-leg

4.3

Mathews to Pandey, OUT, Inside edge .. dragged on! Manish looked tentative throughout his brief stay - perhaps the pressure of playing in Eden Gardens - and is gone now. He tries to force a length delivery outside off .. he stays rooted to his crease, just lunges out and attempts to flat bat it. Fatal inside edge.

MK Pandey b Mathews 0 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

4.4

Mathews to Kohli, no run, length delivery cutting in, pushed out to mid-on

4.5

Mathews to Kohli, 1 run, clips this to deep backward square-leg

4.6

Mathews to Kallis, no run, the slow bouncer and Kallis is early into the pull, tries to check his shot and swat it away but misses .. the ball bounds off his body ..

End of over 5 (2 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 18/2 (RR: 3.60)

    • JH Kallis 8 (11b 1x4)
    • V Kohli 1 (2b)
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-1
    • I Sharma 2-0-7-0
5.1

Kartik to Kohli, 1 run, flighted delivery on the leg stump line, flicked away to deep midwicket

5.2

Kartik to Kallis, 1 run, quicker, on the middle stump line, dabbed to the on side for a single

5.3

Kartik to Kohli, no run, on the middle and leg, skids on with the arm, edged to square-leg

5.4

Kartik to Kohli, OUT, Murali Kartik, who bowled superbly in the previous editions of iPL, takes out Kohli. He got it to dip rapidly on Kohli, who had charged down the track, and the attempted lofted hit went towards deep midwicket. Lovely bit of bowling from Kartik.

V Kohli c Mathews b Kartik 2 (5b 0x4 0x6) SR: 40.00

5.5

Kartik to Kallis, no run, on the leg and middle line,d rifting away, turned to the on side

5.6

Kartik to Kallis, FOUR, slips this too much down the leg side and Kallis swings it to square-leg boundary

End of over 6 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 24/3 (RR: 4.00)

    • JH Kallis 13 (14b 2x4)
    • EJG Morgan 0 (0b)
    • M Kartik 1-0-6-1
    • AD Mathews 1-0-2-1

What a cracking start from the Knightriders.

6.1

Hodge to Morgan, no run, flighted around off stump, pushed out to a diving Ganguly at short cover

6.2

Hodge to Morgan, SIX, Morgan sashays down the track and just nonchalantly lifts it over long-off. Lovely piece of timing there

6.3

Hodge to Morgan, 2 runs, works this through the on side

6.4

Hodge to Morgan, 1 run, leans forward to ease it to long-on

6.5

Hodge to Kallis, 1 run, on the middle stump line, whipped to deep midwicket

6.6

Hodge to Morgan, 1 run, around off stump line, cut away for a single

End of over 7 (11 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 35/3 (RR: 5.00)

    • EJG Morgan 10 (5b 1x6)
    • JH Kallis 14 (15b 2x4)
    • BJ Hodge 1-0-11-0
    • M Kartik 1-0-6-1
7.1

Kartik to Morgan, no run, flicks it to short midwicket where Ganguly stops

7.2

Kartik to Morgan, OUT, Goes for the reverse sweep but Kartik had slowed up the pace and shortened the length .. Morgan was early through his shot and the ball bounded off his arm and fell on the stumps.

EJG Morgan b Kartik 10 (7b 0x4 1x6) SR: 142.85

7.3

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, backs away to square drive to sweeper cover

7.4

Kartik to Kallis, (no ball) 1 run, quicker one, skids on almost straight, punched to deep point. No ball, though. Free hit coming up.

7.4

Kartik to Dravid, FOUR, Whack! It was a really full delivery on the middle and leg line, Dravid moved outside leg and played a classy whippy lofted hit to wide midwicket boundary

7.5

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, gets forward to on drive uppishly but safely past the straight midwicket fielder and down to long-on

7.6

Kartik to Kallis, 1 leg bye, drifts towards the pads, nudged away

End of over 8 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 44/4 (RR: 5.50)

    • JH Kallis 15 (17b 2x4)
    • R Dravid 6 (3b 1x4)
    • M Kartik 2-0-14-2
    • BJ Hodge 1-0-11-0

Lokesh: "It's really a great start for KKR. Ganguly rocks again."

8.1

Ganguly to Kallis, 2 runs, short in length, punched to deep point region

Shashank Bhoop: "Its a pity that Ray Jennings was banking on the young Indians to perform and the 3 in the top order get out for 10 runs."

8.2

Ganguly to Kallis, no run, length delivery tailing in on middle and leg,. wristed straight to midwicket

8.3

Ganguly to Kallis, 1 run, length delivery around off stump, driven to long-off

8.4

Ganguly to Dravid, 1 run, back of length on the off stump line, punched down to long-on

8.5

Ganguly to Kallis, 1 run, tapped behind the wicket on the off side for a single

8.6

Ganguly to Dravid, FOUR, slightly short in length on the middle stump line, Dravid unfurls the pull shot to collect a boundary

Time out

End of over 9 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 53/4 (RR: 5.88)

    • R Dravid 11 (5b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 19 (21b 2x4)
    • SC Ganguly 1-0-9-0
    • M Kartik 2-0-14-2

Le Rui: " ...Kartik has bowled well in the IPL. As with Vettori, and in contrast to a bowler like Mendis, he seems to vary his pace & length subtly. Should be close to a game for India."

9.1

Kartik to Kallis, no run, on the off stump line, pushed out to cover

Udit: "This is the problem with having a long batting order. Upper-order batsmen have a license to slash and eventually this leads to problems."

9.2

Kartik to Kallis, no run, around off stump line, turns away, steered to point

9.3

Kartik to Kallis, 1 run, skips down the track to drive it past the diving bowler for a single to long-on

9.4

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, around the middle and leg, drifting in, tapped to midwicket

9.5

Kartik to Kallis, 1 run, full toss but Kallis drives straight to cover

9.6

Kartik to Dravid, 1 run, quicker arm ball , Dravid presses back to punch it to long-on

End of over 10 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 57/4 (RR: 5.70)

    • R Dravid 13 (7b 2x4)
    • JH Kallis 21 (25b 2x4)
    • M Kartik 3-0-18-2
    • SC Ganguly 1-0-9-0
10.1

Mathews to Dravid, 1 bye, the slow bouncer around off stump, Dravid is very early through his pull shot, misses but so does the keeper

10.2

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, slower one, from the good length this time, tapped to third man

10.3

Mathews to Dravid, FOUR, What a dreamy classy off drive. Gorgeous. Full pitched outside off stump and DRavid went down on a bent knee to play a lovely drive through extra cover.

10.4

Mathews to Dravid, no run, bouncing short-of-length delivery straightening outside off and Dravid is beaten, trying to play a late cut through the vacant slip region

10.5

Mathews to Dravid, no run, cuts in to the middle stump line, pushed out back down the track

10.6

Mathews to Dravid, 1 run, slower one, on a length around off, driven on the up to long-off

Adarsh: "Karthick has always been "close to a game for India", and its a pity that he has remained that way."

End of over 11 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 64/4 (RR: 5.81)

    • R Dravid 18 (12b 3x4)
    • JH Kallis 22 (26b 2x4)
    • AD Mathews 2-0-8-1
    • M Kartik 3-0-18-2
11.1

Ganguly to Dravid, 1 run, stays back to punch the length delivery to Ishant at long-off

11.2

Ganguly to Kallis, 1 run, leans forward to punch to the off side for a single

Sunil Murthy: "Guys who will crucify the young indian brigade of RCB, please chill and relax. The pitch is slow and suspect the team management would have asked them to go after the bowling atleast going by their shot selection and the way Goswami played during his short stint. So I think its just wrong planning....Nothing lost yet while the great pair is still at the crease."

11.3

Ganguly to Dravid, 1 run, slower one, chipped over the on-side 30-yard circle

11.4

Ganguly to Kallis, 1 run, plays it down to deep midwicket for a single

11.5

Ganguly to Dravid, 1 run, slower one, pulled away to deep midwicket for a single

11.6

Ganguly to Kallis, FOUR, fuller, on the leg and middle stump line, Kallis flicks it away to the boundary

End of over 12 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 73/4 (RR: 6.08)

    • JH Kallis 28 (29b 3x4)
    • R Dravid 21 (15b 3x4)
    • SC Ganguly 2-0-18-0
    • AD Mathews 2-0-8-1
12.1

Mathews to Dravid, OUT, Another fatal inside edge. Angelo strikes again. It was a low dipping full toss well outside off, Dravid wanted to lash it to the cover boundary but gets a thick inside edge as he perhaps went too hard at the ball. He is fuming as he walks back.

R Dravid b Mathews 21 (16b 3x4 0x6) SR: 131.25

12.2

Mathews to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle stump line, turned to right of midwicket for a single

12.3

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, slower one outside off, full in length, dabbed down to third man

12.4

Mathews to Uthappa, 1 run, shuffle across to run this one down to third man

12.5

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, forced away to deep point region where Cheteshwar pujara rushes across to cut it off

12.6

Mathews to Uthappa, 1 run, length delivery outside off, guided to backward point

End of over 13 (5 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 78/5 (RR: 6.00)

    • RV Uthappa 3 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 30 (31b 3x4)
    • AD Mathews 3-0-13-2
    • SC Ganguly 2-0-18-0
13.1

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle and leg stump line, turned to fine-leg region

13.2

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, cuts in to the middle stump line, stabbed to the off side for a quick single

13.3

Sharma to Uthappa, 2 runs, fullish on the off and middle stump line, Uthappa on drives it to right of long-on for couple of runs ..

13.4

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, walks across to the off, taps the length delivery to the off side for a single

13.5

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, walks towards the off stump line and taps the slower one from around off to short fine-leg region

Gareth from Aus, another regular reader and feedbacker: "Interestingly enough Mathews hasn't been getting a bowl with his domestic T20 side, Basnahira North. Oddly enough, this has coincided with him no longer being captain, yet he's proving he's more than a solid allrounder. Seems odd."

13.6

Sharma to Uthappa, 1 run, length delivery around off stump, pushed out to right of backward point for a single

End of over 14 (7 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 85/5 (RR: 6.07)

    • RV Uthappa 8 (7b)
    • JH Kallis 32 (33b 3x4)
    • I Sharma 3-0-14-0
    • AD Mathews 3-0-13-2
14.1

Kartik to Uthappa, 1 run, on the middle and leg, pushed out to the on side for a single

14.2

Kartik to Kallis, no run, just outside off stump, Kallis tries to square drive and misses it

14.3

Kartik to Kallis, 1 run, moves down the track to drive to long-on

14.4

Kartik to Uthappa, 1 run, low dipping full toss, dips rapidly on Robin who makes contact with the bottom of the bat .. single to long-on

14.5

Kartik to Kallis, no run, on a length around off, driven to left of short straight cover where Ganguly makes a diving stop. Crowd roar!

14.6

Kartik to Kallis, 1 run, whipped down to long-on. Just four runs from that over. Kartik's fine spell ends.

End of over 15 (4 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 89/5 (RR: 5.93)

    • JH Kallis 34 (37b 3x4)
    • RV Uthappa 10 (9b)
    • M Kartik 4-0-22-2
    • I Sharma 3-0-14-0
15.1

Gavaskar to Kallis, no run, on the middle stump line, skids on to the middle, pushed out to point ..

15.2

Gavaskar to Kallis, FOUR, moves outside leg stump and lifts inside-out to extra-cover boundary

15.3

Gavaskar to Kallis, 1 run, square drives this one to point region

15.4

Gavaskar to Uthappa, 2 runs, charges down the track, Rohan shortens the length, hit powerfully to right of long-on where Ishant makes a tumbling stop

15.5

Gavaskar to Uthappa, 1 run, full in length, it appeared as if Robin was shaping for the slog sweep but changes his mind to push it to cover for a single

15.6

Gavaskar to Kallis, no run, around the off stump line, Kallis goes for the back-foot punchy drive but edges it uppishly just short of backward point

Time out

End of over 16 (8 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 97/5 (RR: 6.06)

    • JH Kallis 39 (41b 4x4)
    • RV Uthappa 13 (11b)
    • RS Gavaskar 1-0-8-0
    • M Kartik 4-0-22-2

Anura explains: "Mathews was injured last few months.. that's why he did not bowl in P20 Match SL, Other wise he is an allrounder in SL in all matches."

16.1

Langeveldt to Uthappa, 1 run, really full delivery, tailing in late, driven to long-off

16.2

Langeveldt to Kallis, FOUR, slips to the legs and Kallis whips it to the deep midwicket boundary. He stayed outside leg, adjacent to the line and played the wristy shot wide of deep midwicket fielder

16.3

Langeveldt to Kallis, 1 run, cuts in from outside off, punched away to sweeper cover

16.4

Langeveldt to Uthappa, 1 run, walks down the track, high full toss, swatted away to the on side .. Uthappa checks with Dharmasena, the former Sri Lankan player and currently an umpire, whether it was above waist-high, and Dharmasena smiles!

16.5

Langeveldt to Kallis, 1 run, yorker length .. slightly slower, tails in late, jabbed away to the on side

16.6

Langeveldt to Uthappa, 1 run, full and outside off stump, Robin hits it really hard , slapping square-drive, but finds the man at the deep cover

End of over 17 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 106/5 (RR: 6.23)

    • RV Uthappa 16 (14b)
    • JH Kallis 45 (44b 5x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-18-1
    • RS Gavaskar 1-0-8-0

Vibhash: "Foreign players being unavailable is proving good for KKR...they are getting their selections right else charl, angelo etc might not have played. But why Rohan gavaskar and why not ICL sensation Vignesh?"

17.1

Mathews to Uthappa, no run, the slow bouncer outside off, no one has picked it well so far today, Robin too goes through very early with his pull shot and doesn't make contact. Angelo tumbles and falls to the ground post release

17.2

Mathews to Uthappa, FOUR, Thwack! Robin reaches out to lift the full delivery well outside off over extra cover ...

17.3

Mathews to Uthappa, OUT, walks down the track and goes for the lofted big hit but ends up nicking it behind the wicket. Angelooooo had pushed it wider to induce that edge

RV Uthappa c †Saha b Mathews 20 (17b 1x4 0x6) SR: 117.64

17.4

Mathews to van der Merwe, 1 run, stays back to force it to sweeper cover

Trompess: "using Dravid at the top of the order would settle the RBC battling line up..it will also free the youngsters to come down the order and have a go at the bowlers."

17.5

Mathews to Kallis, 1 run, full length delivery around off stump, slammed straight to Ishant at long-off

17.6

Mathews to van der Merwe, OUT, Angelo is da Maan for KKR so far in this competition. He slips in a slower one around off stump and Van der Merwe slices the intended big hit to backward point where Hodge takes a good low tumbling catch

RE van der Merwe c Hodge b Mathews 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

End of over 18 (6 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 112/7 (RR: 6.22)

    • JH Kallis 46 (45b 5x4)
    • AD Mathews 4-0-19-4
    • CK Langeveldt 3-0-18-1
18.1

Langeveldt to Kallis, 1 run, full delivery, squeezed out for a single

18.2

Langeveldt to Kumar, 1 run, another full and straight delivery, pushed to long-on

18.3

Langeveldt to Kallis, FOUR, walks outside off stump, gets down on his knee and paddle-sweeps it to fine-leg boundary! 50 up

18.4

Langeveldt to Kallis, 1 run, in swinging full delivery, driven to long-off

18.5

Langeveldt to Kumar, no run, bouncer outside off stump, PK can't connect with the upper cut and keeper collects

18.6

Langeveldt to Kumar, 2 runs, Another short delivery, PK this time moves outside leg and flat bats it to right of sweeper cover

End of over 19 (9 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 121/7 (RR: 6.36)

    • P Kumar 3 (3b)
    • JH Kallis 52 (48b 6x4)
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-27-1
    • AD Mathews 4-0-19-4
19.1

Sharma to Kallis, 2 runs, around 130 kmph length delivery on middle and leg, Kallis doesn't time his slog acrsos the line and top edges it over midwicket

19.2

Sharma to Kallis, SIX, Awesome hit. Full delivery around off, Kallis stayed still well inside the crease and smoked it really straight over the bowler and over everything!

19.3

Sharma to Kallis, 1 run, even fuller, almost blockhole length, pushed down to long-on

19.4

Sharma to Kumar, no run, full delivery just outside off, PK moves outside leg and tries to slice it to the off side but doesn't connect ..

19.5

Sharma to Kumar, 1 leg bye, on the pads, rolls away for a leg bye

19.6

Sharma to Kallis, FOUR, Lovely paddle sweep. He moved outside off stump, went down on his back knee and paddled it from outside off to fine-leg boundary.

Angelo and Murali Kartik starred for KKR but Jacques Kallis has pushed Bangalore to 135. Is it a defendable total, though? Join us in a short while to find out

End of over 20 (14 runs) Royal Challengers Bangalore 135/7

    • JH Kallis 65 (52b 7x4 1x6)
    • P Kumar 3 (5b)
    • I Sharma 4-0-27-0
    • CK Langeveldt 4-0-27-1
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