Indian Premier League - 39th match

Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 14 runs

Toss: Ganguly has chosen to bat.

Ganguly: It's a good wicket. McCullum is back in the team. Murali Kartik is injured and we have Mendis in. Bond is out. Mendis is a quality bowler and hopefully he can do a bit. We just wanted to take one game at a time. At the end of day you have to win and we know that. It's going to be a good wicket. I don't think it will turn.

Gambhir: "We need two wins. Hopefully we can win here and get rid of the pressure. IPL is a big motivation. We just want to play consistent cricket and not worry about results. It looks a good batting track. This wicket will play good throughout the 40 overs. Anything below 150-160 should be good."

0.1

Maharoof to Ganguly, no run, full in length, cutting away from the middle stump line, Ganguly squeezes it out to covers

0.2

Maharoof to Ganguly, 2 runs, full in length, just outside off stump, Ganguly eases it wide of cover fielder for a single. Oh .. super timing .. he will get couple of runs. Neat

0.3

Maharoof to Ganguly, no run, opens the bat-face to steer the slower one to point

0.4

Maharoof to Ganguly, FOUR, He backed away even as he stepped out of his crease, Maharoof tried to follow him but Ganguly still manages to slice it up and over point.

0.5

Maharoof to Ganguly, no run, Slower one ..Ganguly is flummoxed, he was again coming down the track, the ball goes past the waft and over the off stump

0.6

Maharoof to Ganguly, 1 run, yet another slower one, tapped close on the off side and they get across for the single

End of over 1 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
SC Ganguly    7* (6b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    1-0-7-0
CH Gayle    0* (0b)     

1.1

Vettori to Ganguly, 1 run, on the middle and leg line, eased to deep midwicket

1.2

Vettori to Gayle, 1 run, on the off stump line, pushed out to cover point

1.3

Vettori to Ganguly, FOUR, goes on with the arm .. slides away from Ganguly - a good ball actually but Ganguly shows his class. He was pressing forward, picked the floater, held his balance, waited, opened the bat-face and unfurled a lovely late cut. Yummy!

1.4

Vettori to Ganguly, no run, goes for the sweep but deosn't connect

1.5

Vettori to Ganguly, FOUR, skips down the track and drives through covers. He timed his jump down the track to perfection

1.6

Vettori to Ganguly, 1 wide, slows up the pace, loops it across but pushes it down the leg side

1.6

Vettori to Ganguly, FOUR, on the leg stump again and Ganguly plays a sweep shot. Meaty!

End of over 2 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 22/0 (RR: 11.00)
SC Ganguly    20* (11b 4x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-15-0
CH Gayle    1* (1b)      MF Maharoof    1-0-7-0

2.1

Maharoof to Gayle, 1 run, length delivery cutting from middle and leg line towards middle, jabbed out to the off side of the pitch .. Maharoof lunges across but fails to cut it of and they steal the single as the ball rolls to left of mid-off

2.2

Maharoof to Ganguly, FOUR, low full toss outside leg stump and Ganguly chooses to be gentle with it. He eases it past short fine-leg fielder

2.3

Maharoof to Ganguly, no run, on the off and middle stump line, pushed out to short mid-off region .. Gambhir rushes from straightish short cover to cut it off

2.4

Maharoof to Ganguly, 1 run, steered to backward point, one look at Gayle who responds quickly. Ganguly reaches the other end and applauds Gayle for responding favorably to his call

2.5

Maharoof to Gayle, no run, slower one again from Maharoof, around off stump, guided to right of Rajat Bhatia at short third man

2.6

Maharoof to Gayle, FOUR, Yet another slower one, Gayle picks it early, waits for it to arrive, opens the bat-face and guides it to left of short third man

End of over 3 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 32/0 (RR: 10.66)
CH Gayle    6* (4b 1x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-17-0
SC Ganguly    25* (14b 5x4)      DL Vettori    1-0-15-0

3.1

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, short and wide, Ganguly reaches out and cuts but straight to backward point. He has missed out on an great opportunity to collect a boundary

3.2

Sangwan to Ganguly, 1 wide, wide outside off stump and this time Ganguly lets it go.

3.2

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, outside off stump, pushed out to point region .

Sweeper cover in place now. Sangwan is been bowling well outside off

3.3

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, slower, again well outside off, fullish, driven to cover

3.4

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, for the first time, a straight ball, really full, Ganguly walked down the track, almost yorked himself and dug it out to the on side

3.5

Sangwan to Ganguly, 1 run, really full again, pushed out wide of cover

3.6

Sangwan to Gayle, FOUR, tries the well outside-off line to Gayle as well. Gayle just reaches out and slices it over short third man fielder

End of over 4 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 38/0 (RR: 9.50)
CH Gayle    10* (5b 2x4)      PJ Sangwan    1-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    26* (19b 5x4)      MF Maharoof    2-0-17-0

4.1

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 wide, pushes it full and outside leg stump. Ganguly tries a sweep shot but doesn't connect

4.1

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, the slider on the middle, worked to midwicket

4.2

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, moves outside leg, Mishra follows him with a full delivery, Ganguly tries to sweep and is hit on the pad

4.3

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 wide, pushes another wide down the leg side

4.3

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, again the outside-leg line, GAnguly is hit on the pad again. .

4.4

Mishra to Ganguly, no run, What a googly! Ripper! Ganguly is beaten comprehensively. IT landed outside leg stump and spun away, past Ganguly .. Loverly!

4.5

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 run, leans forward to push the flighted leg break to mid-off

4.6

Mishra to Gayle, no run, flatter googly, pushed out to the on side

End of over 5 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 41/0 (RR: 8.20)
CH Gayle    10* (6b 2x4)      A Mishra    1-0-3-0
SC Ganguly    27* (24b 5x4)      PJ Sangwan    1-0-6-0

5.1

Sangwan to Ganguly, FOUR, really full delivery, Ganguly clears the front foot and drives it to between bowler and mid-on.

5.2

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, full in length ,Ganguly gets across to drive it crisply but Gambhir cuts it off in the covers

5.3

Sangwan to Ganguly, no run, shuffles across and mistimes the drive to mid-off

5.4

Sangwan to Ganguly, 1 run, walks to the off side and works it from outside off to long-on ..

5.5

Sangwan to Gayle, no run, slower one outside off stump, pushed out to the off side

5.6

Sangwan to Gayle, FOUR, sharp good yorker on the leg stump line, Gayle almost loses balance in trying to get his front foot out of the way and he just about manages to get bat to ball. Lucky fat edge, though and the ball rushes past short fine-leg fielder

End of over 6 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 50/0 (RR: 8.33)
CH Gayle    14* (8b 3x4)      PJ Sangwan    2-0-15-0
SC Ganguly    32* (28b 6x4)      A Mishra    1-0-3-0

6.1

Mishra to Ganguly, 1 run, short in length, again just around the leg stump , forced away to deep midwicket

6.2

Mishra to Gayle, SIX, Fabulicious Wallop! He just leaned forward and lifted the slider up and over long-on

6.3

Mishra to Gayle, no run, around leg stump, doesn't connect well with the sweep

6.4

Mishra to Gayle, no run, another front-of-the-hand slider on the leg stump line, jabbed out to midwicket

6.5

Mishra to Gayle, FOUR, floats this one full and well outside leg stump, a googly Gayle takes his one hand off the handle to complete the sweep shot.

6.6

Mishra to Gayle, FOUR, The leg-stump line which worked against Ganguly in the last over has failed him here with Gayle. Another fierce sweep shot, another boundary.

End of over 7 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 65/0 (RR: 9.28)
CH Gayle    28* (13b 5x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-18-0
SC Ganguly    33* (29b 6x4)      PJ Sangwan    2-0-15-0

7.1

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, starts off with a slower one, eased through covers

7.2

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, moves down the track and flicks it to deep backward square-leg

7.3

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, gets forward to push it out to cover

7.4

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, lands outside leg on a length, breaks back in, punched away wide of Warner at long-on

7.5

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, slower one again, turns in from outside leg, tapped to square-leg

7.6

Collingwood to Ganguly, FOUR, threatens to move outside leg before returning back to the leg stump .. Colly tries to push this one quicker and Ganguly opens the bat-face to flash his square drive well to the left of short third man fielder

End of over 8 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 73/0 (RR: 9.12)
SC Ganguly    39* (33b 7x4)      PD Collingwood    1-0-8-0
CH Gayle    30* (15b 5x4 1x6)      A Mishra    2-0-18-0

8.1

Bhatia to Gayle, 1 run, short in length and outside off, Gayle stays back to flat bat it to long-off

8.2

Bhatia to Ganguly, no run, just outside off stump, punched out to cover where a tumbling stop is made

8.3

Bhatia to Ganguly, 1 run, slower one around off stump, guided to point region for a single

8.4

Bhatia to Gayle, 1 run, moves down the track for the lofted hit but goes through early with the shot and edges it to backward square-leg

8.5

Bhatia to Ganguly, no run, slower one, on the middle and off line, Ganguly moves outside leg and mistimes the shot back to the bowler

8.6

Bhatia to Ganguly, 1 run, yet another slower one, on the middle and off, forced to sweeper cover

End of over 9 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 77/0 (RR: 8.55)
SC Ganguly    41* (37b 7x4)      R Bhatia    1-0-4-0
CH Gayle    32* (17b 5x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    1-0-8-0

9.1

Collingwood to Ganguly, SIX, Flamboyant! Ganguly rushes down the track and lifts it to the straight boundary.

9.2

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, moves outside leg stump and punches it to long-off

9.3

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, slower one, fullish, just outside leg, tapped past midwicket

9.4

Collingwood to Ganguly, no run, moves outside leg, Colly follows him with a slower one, pushed out to extra cover

9.5

Collingwood to Ganguly, 1 run, yet another slower one, Ganguly was down the track, had to wait and pushes it out to long-off

9.6

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 wide, down the leg side and DK collects

9.6

Collingwood to Gayle, 1 run, turns in from outside leg .. Colly has been essentially an off-break bowler this game, tapped out to deep midwicket

End of over 10 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 88/0 (RR: 8.80)
CH Gayle    34* (19b 5x4 1x6)      PD Collingwood    2-0-19-0
SC Ganguly    49* (41b 7x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    1-0-4-0

10.1

Bhatia to Gayle, SIX, HUGE! Ganyle cleared the front foot, waited for the slower one and walloped it high over long-on. The ball is gone into the rubble - that part of the stadium is being under reconstruction- and seems to have got dirty. What a thunderous wallop that was.

10.2

Bhatia to Gayle, OUT, Done in by the slower one! Rajat keeps faith on his slower ones and slips in one full and on the off stump line. Gayle, who went over long-on last ball, tried to slog this one too square on the leg side and that led to his down fall. The bat whooshed past the ball .. Clatter!

CH Gayle b Bhatia 40 (21b 5x4 2x6) SR: 190.47

10.3

Bhatia to McCullum, no run, run out chance around 114 kmph leg cutter outside off, guided to backward point.. McCullum was rushing for a risky single and is sent back. He turns and sees Sangwan with the throw. And he rushes and throws in a splendid dive to get back to his crease

10.4

Bhatia to McCullum, 1 run, The slower ones keep coming .. pushed through cover point

10.5

Bhatia to Ganguly, FOUR, reaches his fifty with a boundary to third-man region. It was pushed outside off stump, he reached out to cut and it rushes off the bottom edge of the bat.

10.6

Bhatia to Ganguly, 1 run, another slower one, Ganguly takes the bottom-hand off the handle to push it out to cover

End of over 11 (12 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 100/1 (RR: 9.09)
SC Ganguly    54* (43b 8x4 1x6)      R Bhatia    2-0-16-1
BB McCullum    1* (2b)      PD Collingwood    2-0-19-0

Nikky: "Gayle seems to like that re-construction site of the stadium; he must have buried atleast 4-5 balls there....disappointed to see only 1 go in there in the game...."

11.1

Vettori to Ganguly, 1 run, stays back to punch it to long-off

11.2

Vettori to McCullum, 1 run, on the leg and middle line, slower, flighted, eased out to long-on

11.3

Vettori to Ganguly, 1 run, quicker one, Ganguly punches it down to long-on. Not quite well timed and he has a close look at his bat

11.4

Vettori to McCullum, 1 leg bye, drifts down leg, rolls off the pad to short fine-leg region

11.5

Vettori to Ganguly, OUT, What a loverly delivery! Slow. Really slow. It was looped across. Ganguly had to wait and wait on the front foot and tried to adjust by attempting a slog sweep .. but he had completed the shot far too early. The ball gently eased towards the middle stump.

SC Ganguly b Vettori 56 (46b 8x4 1x6) SR: 121.73

11.6

Vettori to Tiwary, no run, leans forward to push it to cover

End of over 12 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 104/2 (RR: 8.66)
MK Tiwary    0* (1b)      DL Vettori    2-0-18-1
BB McCullum    2* (4b)      R Bhatia    2-0-16-1

Time out

12.1

Bhatia to McCullum, 2 runs, slower one, on the middle stump line, tapped past square-leg and by the time the man comes in from the deep, the batsmen complete two runs

12.2

Bhatia to McCullum, 1 run, yet another slower one, full and around off, pushed out to long-off

The no of slower ones by all the seamers have been really really high today

12.3

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 run, on the leg stump line, turned behind square-leg

12.4

Bhatia to McCullum, 1 run, low full toss, hit straight towards Warner at long-off

12.5

Bhatia to Tiwary, no run, outside off stump, yeah another slower one, Tiwary tries to late cut but can't connect

12.6

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 run, swatted past square-leg

Rishi: "dada [Ganguly] getting out is a blessing in disguise for KKR ... cause like BRC and Kallis' innings in last 3 matches he wud have consumed too many deliveries not scoring much.... and KKR wud have ended with 150ish rather then 175ish."

End of over 13 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 110/2 (RR: 8.46)
MK Tiwary    2* (4b)      R Bhatia    3-0-22-1
BB McCullum    6* (7b)      DL Vettori    2-0-18-1

13.1

Vettori to Tiwary, 1 run, OUT, McCullum is run out A big wicket. It was pushed towards deep square-leg .. Rajat Bhatia rushes in and fires in the throw to Dan, who very calmly breaks the stumps. They managed to steal two runs in the last over when McCullum tapped past square-leg but that was hit far more gently than this one.

BB McCullum run out 6 (7b 0x4 0x6) SR: 85.71

13.2

Vettori to Tiwary, 3 runs, Again, that really slow delivery from Dan.. it looped outside off stump.. Tiwary goes for the sweep and top edges it over the keeper. Bhatia makes a fine tumbling stop near the boundary

13.3

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, on the middle stump line, eased wide of long-on

13.4

Vettori to Tiwary, 1 run, worked away for a single

13.5

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, on the off and middle line, eased towards midwicket and the bowler himself sets off in pursuit

13.6

Vettori to Tiwary, 1 run, moves down the track, tapes the ball past square-leg and this time they don't attempt the second run. Rajat Bhatia rushes in from the deep and flicks the ball to the keeper

End of over 14 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 118/3 (RR: 8.42)
MK Tiwary    8* (8b)      DL Vettori    3-0-26-1
AD Mathews    2* (2b)      R Bhatia    3-0-22-1

14.1

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 wide, wide outside leg stump

14.1

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 run, worked through midwicket towards Sangwan for a single

KM: "I find Rishi's comment rather disturbing. If you look at the match against Deccan Chargers, Ganguly accelerated quite well, and when he finished up, his strike rate was in 160ish. He would have started the score quick runs a little later. "

14.2

Bhatia to Mathews, 3 runs, lunges towards the off side and plays a paddle scoop. Vettori makes a good stop near the fine-leg boundary

14.3

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 run, on the middle stump, as ever another slower one, worked past square-leg

14.4

Bhatia to Mathews, no run, Dropped by Rajat Bhatia Low dipping full toss was scooped back to Rajat who stretches his right hand out but fails to hold on

14.5

Bhatia to Mathews, 1 run, leans forward to push it to cover for a single

14.6

Bhatia to Tiwary, 1 run, yet another slower one, pushed towards long-on

End of over 15 (8 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 126/3 (RR: 8.40)
MK Tiwary    11* (11b)      R Bhatia    4-0-30-1
AD Mathews    6* (5b)      DL Vettori    3-0-26-1

15.1

Vettori to Tiwary, 1 run

15.2

Vettori to Mathews, no run, loopy flighted delivery on leg and middle, rolls off the pad

15.3

Vettori to Mathews, 2 runs, slows up the pace even further, Angelo goes down the track and drives wide of long-on

15.4

Vettori to Mathews, no run, the arm-ball on the off stump line, eased back to Dan

15.5

Vettori to Mathews, no run, quick one, moving in with the arm again, pushed out to the off side.

15.6

Vettori to Mathews, 1 run, quickish, just outside off stump, jabbed out to cover

Dan Vettori has been fab today with the ball. Great to watch.

End of over 16 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 130/3 (RR: 8.12)
AD Mathews    9* (10b)      DL Vettori    4-0-30-1
MK Tiwary    12* (12b)      R Bhatia    4-0-30-1

16.1

Mishra to Mathews, SIX, rushes down the track, doesn't quite reach the pitch of the googly but goes through with the lofted hit over long-on and the ball sails over

16.2

Mishra to Mathews, no run, fine leg break, dips outside off and spins past the defensive poke ... DK takes the bails off in flash but Angelo had pushed his back foot back inside the crease in time

16.3

Mishra to Mathews, 2 runs, moves down the track and ends up slicing it over point

16.4

Mishra to Mathews, no run, on the middle stump line, slides across, defended on the front foot

16.5

Mishra to Mathews, 1 run, threatens to go down the track, Mishra pushes it well outside off to stump him,. the batsman reaches out to jab it to cover

16.6

Mishra to Tiwary, no run, moves down the track but Mishy is ready for him and that move as he drops it on the blockhole! Just about dug out

End of over 17 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 139/3 (RR: 8.17)
MK Tiwary    12* (13b)      A Mishra    3-0-27-0
AD Mathews    18* (15b 1x6)      DL Vettori    4-0-30-1

17.1

Sangwan to Mathews, 2 runs, fullish, delivery, he ended up slicing his lofted drive and the ball curved away towards long-off .. it appeared to be going to the on side initially but shaped away

17.2

Sangwan to Mathews, 2 runs, reaches out to drive to right of long-off

17.3

Sangwan to Mathews, no run, around 105 kmph really slow delivery, Angelo is through early with his pull and the ball bounces once before it reaches the keeper

17.4

Sangwan to Mathews, FOUR, SWAT! Low full toss on middle and Angelo swats it to the cowcorner

17.5

Sangwan to Mathews, 1 run, slower one outside off stump, Angelo goes for the big lofted shot but ends up dragging it to midwicket region

17.6

Sangwan to Tiwary, SIX, around 123 kmph low full toss on the middle stump line, Tiwary blasts it over long-on boundary. Two full tosses in this over have been put away

End of over 18 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 154/3 (RR: 8.55)
MK Tiwary    18* (14b 1x6)      PJ Sangwan    3-0-30-0
AD Mathews    27* (20b 1x4 1x6)      A Mishra    3-0-27-0

Siddharth: "Dada should have been there till the end. This whole KKR team is ridiculously dependent on Dada. If it fails, Dada is culprit. As if no one else is playing. "

18.1

Maharoof to Mathews, 2 runs, shovelled through midwicket for couple of runs

Franklin: "That's the 400th six of IPL-3. Hit by Tiwary. "

18.2

Maharoof to Mathews, 1 run, really full delivery, stabbed to cover

18.3

Maharoof to Tiwary, 1 run, on the off stump line, Tiwary had shuffled right across but is beaten by the slower one .. he just about jabs it to the on side

Angelo changes his bat

18.4

Maharoof to Mathews, SIX, The new piece of wood works. He picks the slower one from his Sri Lankan team-mate and crashes it over long-on.

18.5

Maharoof to Mathews, 1 run, moves down the track and off drives to long-off

18.6

Maharoof to Tiwary, 2 runs, fetches the slower one from outside off and swings it to left of deep midwicket

End of over 19 (13 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 167/3 (RR: 8.78)
MK Tiwary    21* (16b 1x6)      MF Maharoof    3-0-30-0
AD Mathews    37* (24b 1x4 2x6)      PJ Sangwan    3-0-30-0

19.1

Mishra to Mathews, no run, goes down the track but Mishy bowls a yorker.. the front-of-the-hand slider .. dug out to the off side

19.2

Mishra to Mathews, FOUR, Blasted! He moved outside leg and thrashed the really full delivery to left of long-off

19.3

Mishra to Mathews, 1 run, moves down the track and whips it to deep midwicket

19.4

Mishra to Tiwary, FOUR, presses back, opens his stance and pulls a length delivery to wide midwicket region. Whack!

19.5

Mishra to Tiwary, 1 run, really full delivery on the off stump line, lifted one bounce to long-off

19.6

Mishra to Mathews, FOUR, full toss! and Angelo slaps it wide of long-on fielder. No chance to cut it off. Gambhir is unhappy and kicks the ground in disgust as he walks off.

181 for 3. Gayle and Ganguly laid the platform and Angelo and Tiwary finished it off. Join us in a short while. This should be an interesting chase.

End of over 20 (14 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 181/3
AD Mathews    46* (28b 3x4 2x6)      A Mishra    4-0-41-0
MK Tiwary    26* (18b 1x4 1x6)      MF Maharoof    3-0-30-0
Tournament Results
Super Kings v Mum Indians at Mumbai - Apr 25, 2010
Super Kings won by 22 runs
RCB v Chargers at Mumbai - Apr 24, 2010
RCB won by 9 wickets (with 37 balls remaining)
Super Kings v Chargers at Mumbai - Apr 22, 2010
Super Kings won by 38 runs
RCB v Mum Indians at Mumbai - Apr 21, 2010
Mum Indians won by 35 runs
KKR v Mum Indians at Kolkata - Apr 19, 2010
KKR won by 9 wickets (with 15 balls remaining)
More results »

Photos

Apr 7, 2010

Angelo Mathews slashes the ball towards backward point, Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Kolkata, April 7, 2010

Angelo Mathews slashes the ball towards backward point

© Indian Premier League

Apr 7, 2010

Amit Mishra is the current holder of the purple cap, Kolkata Knight Riders v Delhi Daredevils, IPL, Kolkata, April 7, 2010

Amit Mishra is the current holder of the purple cap

© Indian Premier League

All photos for this match