Indian Premier League - 43rd match

Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders

Royal Challengers Bangalore won by 7 wickets (with 17 balls remaining)

Ganguly and Gayle are out. PK will start for Bangalore, Ganguly will face

7.45pm Lots of emails by Ganguly's fans, some abusive, regarding his nickname. Let me enlighten you all that the whole Indian team used to affectionately called him Dadi, and even KKR team-mates do so, which doesn't make him a grandmother. See you in 15 minutes.

Two legends, Ganguly and Kumble, for the toss. Huge crowd in. Full house. Kumble has won the toss and Bangalore will bowl first. Both sides have made a change each: Bangalore have Sridharan Sriram in ahead of Manish Pandey, and Kolkata have brought in Ishant Sharma ahead of Iqbal Abdulla

Toss Anil Kumble says this track looks a little drier than the previous one. In the last game, the bowlers were not really up, and Kumble says he has had a chat and hopes the issue has been worked out. And "Dadi" Ganguly gets a huge cheer from the Chinnaswamy crowd. And he plays along, calling it his favourite ground. And also the big news is, he is fit to play.

7.28pm Match 43. Welcome. Big match. Bangalore v Kolkata. Who would have thunk a week ago they would be level at 10 points at this time? But that tie will be broken tonight. Bangalore have lost four out of their last five. They need to set certain things right, and Kolkata have hung in well too. Two minutes to go for the toss

0.1

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, swing first away, inswing, pitching leg and moving towards off, blocked by Ganguly

Two slips in place

0.2

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, another big inswinger, Ganguly's feet are stuck, and he is beaten

0.3

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, makes him go for the adventurous shot with those two first deliveries, Ganguly makes room to slash over cover but misses

goes round the stumps. Why?

0.4

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, and straightaway ends up angling one down the leg side, and it straightens only a touch, Ganguly takes a single to mid-on

over the wicket to Gayle

0.5

Kumar to Gayle, 1 wide, outswinger this time, moves in too much down the leg side

0.5

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, back to bowling inswing, but too straight, Gayle gets a single to square leg

0.6

Kumar to Ganguly, FOUR, the last ball, the extra ball after that wide, is short, and Ganguly gives himself room and cuts it past point for four

End of over 1 (7 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 7/0 (RR: 7.00)
SC Ganguly    5* (5b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-7-0
CH Gayle    1* (1b)     

Steyn to bowl

1.1

Steyn to Gayle, no run, 144.5kph, looked like it would swing in towards Gayle, who plays for that movement, but it moves away upon pitching, and beats him

1.2

Steyn to Gayle, no run, that's a ripper, 145.4kph, back of a length, extra bounce, slight movement away, and beats him

1.3

Steyn to Gayle, FOUR, full and wide, and now Gayle can use the pace of Steyn, and he hits it over point, and third man can take only two steps before it hits the boundary boards

1.4

Steyn to Gayle, 1 run, what a save by Vinay at mid-off! This was murdered wide of him, at some pace, and he dived full length to save three runs. Top stuff

1.5

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, looks to tuck him up with a back-of-a-length delivery, Sourav stays back and blocks

1.6

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, backs away to look to go over point, but is beaten by the extra bounce

End of over 2 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 12/0 (RR: 6.00)
SC Ganguly    5* (7b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0
CH Gayle    6* (5b 1x4)      P Kumar    1-0-7-0

2.1

Kumar to Gayle, no run, big outswinger, beats Gayle, missing leg

2.2

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, beauty, follows the outswinger with a big inswinger, and it takes the outside edge that flies wide of slip for a single

2.3

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, Ganguly not looking comfortable so far, backs away again, PK follows him with a short one, and he lobs it to deep square leg on the bounce

2.4

Kumar to Gayle, 1 run, Gayle charges down the track and smashes it back at him, PK gets a hand on it, saving three runs

2.5

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, cramps him again, with a short one down the leg side, Ganguly manages a single

Uthappa to stand up to the stumps after Gayle charged down the pitch to the last ball he faced

2.6

Kumar to Gayle, 1 wide, this time Gayle stays back, PK slips it down the leg side, and gets Uthappa on the wrist

2.6

Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, again PK ends a good over with a short ball and again he is punished, pulled away for four this time

End of over 3 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 21/0 (RR: 7.00)
CH Gayle    12* (9b 2x4)      P Kumar    2-0-16-0
SC Ganguly    7* (9b 1x4)      DW Steyn    1-0-5-0

3.1

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly backs away again, and misses a full delivery just outside off

3.2

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, full ball, hit to Kallis in Orange Cap at point, two steps down the pitch, comes back, Kallis tries to sneak in a run-out, and Ganguly has only just come back in the crease - and he wasn't even trying the single. Top fielding so far

3.3

Steyn to Ganguly, no run, looks to clear his front leg and heave it over the leg side, and Steyn is too quick and straight for that shot here

3.4

Steyn to Ganguly, 1 run, tucks him up with a short one, Ganguly tips and runs a single

3.5

Steyn to Gayle, FOUR, 151kph, and Gayle loves it, he has absolutely hammered it wide of mid-off, powerful, what timing, and it was back of a length mind you

3.6

Steyn to Gayle, FOUR, pulls in front of square this time, and gets it wide of mid-on, Gayle is keeping them going

End of over 4 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 30/0 (RR: 7.50)
CH Gayle    20* (11b 4x4)      DW Steyn    2-0-14-0
SC Ganguly    8* (13b 1x4)      P Kumar    2-0-16-0

PK to continue

4.1

Kumar to Ganguly, no run, Ganguly looking to make room again, PK looking to cramp him again, and PK succeeds with the bouncer, which is hit to mid-on

4.2

Kumar to Ganguly, SIX, can't keep him down for long, the first slower ball tried, and Ganguly picks it early, stays his ground, clears the front leg, and lofts it over long-off - easy does it

4.3

Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, makes room again, PK cramps him up again with the shorter one, and this mis-hit gets him a single

4.4

Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, just stays deep in the crease with his bat held in the air, and turns this back-of-a-length delivery into a pullable length and pull he does over midwicket

4.5

Kumar to Gayle, SIX, Chris. Gayle. Is. Lovin'. It comes down the track, makes room, and bludgeons it over long-on for a flat six

4.6

Kumar to Gayle, FOUR, and now the one-handed four, stays back to a slower ball down the leg side, and just slaps it one-handed over short fine

End of over 5 (21 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 51/0 (RR: 10.20)
CH Gayle    34* (14b 6x4 1x6)      P Kumar    3-0-37-0
SC Ganguly    15* (16b 1x4 1x6)      DW Steyn    2-0-14-0

Kallis into the attack

5.1

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, gets a thick outside edge for a single as he backs away again

5.2

Kallis to Gayle, OUT, Orange Cap gets the big wicket! full ball, slightly short of yorker, Gayle looks to kill it over extra cover, but because it is too full he can't quite get the elevation, and Dravid holds on to the big catch

CH Gayle c Dravid b Kallis 34 (15b 6x4 1x6) SR: 226.66

Baz is the new batsman

5.3

Kallis to McCullum, 1 wide, gives Kallis the dummy walk down the pitch, makes him bowl the bouncer, and it slides down the leg side, it is called wide and Kallis is not pleased with the call

5.3

Kallis to McCullum, no run, stands his ground here, Kallis bowls full and straight, Baz gets an inside edge onto the pad

5.4

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, gives him the charge, Kallis tucks him up, Baz runs it down to third man for a single

5.5

Kallis to Ganguly, SIX, lovely shot, he finally connects with that upper-cut upon backing away, gets enough room this time and he smashes a camera outside the point boundary

5.6

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, no room this time, but Ganguly drops and runs to cover

End of over 6 (10 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 61/1 (RR: 10.16)
SC Ganguly    23* (19b 1x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    1-0-10-1
BB McCullum    1* (2b)      P Kumar    3-0-37-0

Kumble to bowl now. Ganguly to face. They worked together for about 15 years or more

6.1

Kumble to Ganguly, no run, nicely bowled, straighter one, Ganguly pokes inside the line

6.2

Kumble to Ganguly, no run, beats him again with the straighter delivery

6.3

Kumble to Ganguly, FOUR, Kumble 2, Ganguly 1! Deft. Delicate. This one is slightly short, and he opens the face at the latest possible moment, past short third

6.4

Kumble to Ganguly, 1 leg bye, googly, beats him on the lap sweep, but is pitched outside leg

slip in for McCullum

6.5

Kumble to McCullum, 5 wides, lack of spin beats Uthappa this time, pitched up on leg stump line and then keeps on going further - five wides

6.5

Kumble to McCullum, no run, the loopy wrong'un, McCullum doesn't read it but reacts well when he sees it turn in, defending to leg

6.6

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, the flatter, quicker one, worked away for one to on

End of over 7 (11 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 72/1 (RR: 10.28)
BB McCullum    2* (4b)      A Kumble    1-0-10-0
SC Ganguly    27* (23b 2x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    1-0-10-1

7.1

Kallis to McCullum, no run, McCullum tries that audacious scoop he tortured Australia with in the Christchurch T20. But is beaten, no contact this time

7.2

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, slower ball, and he stays in the crease and works this for a single

Senthil: "Not just Kumble and Ganguly! We have Dravid as well on the field...and more interestingly Srinath as refree! Do you think they'd have ever imagined having Srinath as refree when they are on field?!!" Ganguly needs a change of pad. So we have found another feedback that is worth a thought. Inoka Prasanthi: "It is dificult to understand the logic behind why people like Sangakkara, McCullum are so reluctant to keep wickets. Need to appreciate Kallis' attitude, even being the best batsman in the team by a country mile (in both SA and RCB), is still contributing to the team as a main bolwer." Just to add to it, McCullum is not the captain of the side, so don't know how it works. But for Sanga, it is surprising to let a part-time keeper struggle behind the stumps

7.3

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, makes room and steers this one down to third man

7.4

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, another dab to third man for a single

goes round the stumps

7.5

Kallis to Ganguly, 1 run, and another steer for a single

7.6

Kallis to McCullum, no run, sharp bouncer, 138kph, and McCullum, who is charging down, is too late into the shot

Time-out

End of over 8 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 76/1 (RR: 9.50)
BB McCullum    4* (8b)      JH Kallis    2-0-14-1
SC Ganguly    29* (25b 2x4 2x6)      A Kumble    1-0-10-0

KM: "Senthil, you missed a player. Guess who? Sriram. Yes, I am not joking, S Sriram has played for India before with Ganguly, Dravid, Kumble and Srinath in that match. Here is the link: http://www.cricinfo.com/ipl2010/engine/match/64661.html". Speaking of Sriram, he will bowl his left-arm offbreaks now. Round the wicket to the leftie

8.1

Sriram to Ganguly, 1 run, full ball, on the pads, pushed for one

Madhavan: "@Prasanthi, you missed out Gilly in that list. He not only captains the side but does keep the wickets in addition to scoring runs fast (though not in this IPL so far)."

8.2

Sriram to McCullum, 1 run, flat delivery outside off, pushed to cover

8.3

Sriram to Ganguly, 1 run, gets a false forward movement out of Ganguly, Sriram bowls a chinaman - that's news - and Ganguly has to go back and play it to sweeper-cover

8.4

Sriram to McCullum, 1 run, another chinaman, turns in to McCullum, who is cramped on the cut

8.5

Sriram to Ganguly, 1 run, another chinaman, cut away to sweeper-cover

8.6

Sriram to McCullum, 1 run, Roscoe has saved five runs at the deep square leg boundary! one chinaman too many, McCullum is expecting it and pulls it, but Taylor, at the edge of the boundary, jumps full length in the air and almost slam-dunks it back into the field of play

End of over 9 (6 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 82/1 (RR: 9.11)
BB McCullum    7* (11b)      S Sriram    1-0-6-0
SC Ganguly    32* (28b 2x4 2x6)      JH Kallis    2-0-14-1

9.1

Kumble to McCullum, no run, flighted around off, defended

9.2

Kumble to McCullum, no run, fails to make contact as he tries to sweep, sliding down, hence no leg-before decision

9.3

Kumble to McCullum, no run, charges down, Kumble bowls a low full toss, which is hit straight to extra cover

9.4

Kumble to McCullum, no run, shorter, flatter, Baz cuts, Kohli at cover-point is onto it in a flash and Ganguly sends him back

9.5

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, another charge at him, he manages to get this to backward point for a single

9.6

Kumble to Ganguly, no run, googly, pitches outside leg, turns away and hurries him, and he can't even get the leg-bye - only one off the over

End of over 10 (1 run) Kolkata Knight Riders 83/1 (RR: 8.30)
SC Ganguly    32* (29b 2x4 2x6)      A Kumble    2-0-11-0
BB McCullum    8* (16b)      S Sriram    1-0-6-0

10.1

Sriram to McCullum, FOUR, full delivery, stays deep in the crease and sweeps it powerfully behind square for four

10.2

Sriram to McCullum, SIX, offbreak this time, too short, and Baz has pulled this for six. Even Superman Taylor can't get his hand to it

10.3

Sriram to McCullum, no run, sweeps from right in front of stumps, to short fine

10.4

Sriram to McCullum, FOUR, swept away over short fine, and it spins away off the second bounce, and viciously, and PK is not prepared for it

10.5

Sriram to McCullum, FOUR, chinaman this time, and he has swept this fine, lovely shot, with the spin, and he has swept KKR back into the lead

10.6

Sriram to McCullum, no run, flat, fast offbreak, defends - big over, for 18

End of over 11 (18 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 101/1 (RR: 9.18)
BB McCullum    26* (22b 3x4 1x6)      S Sriram    2-0-24-0
SC Ganguly    32* (29b 2x4 2x6)      A Kumble    2-0-11-0

Vinay into the attack now

11.1

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, 1 run, angled across, helped away to third man for one

11.2

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, no run, slight straightening of the line upon pitching just outside off, defended back to him

11.3

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 1 run, and Baz tries his scoop again, and has nearly scooped it from outside off onto the stumps as he is tumbling over. What a guy. Gets a single to fine leg

11.4

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, no run, good bouncer, head high, Ganguly pulls out of the pull at the last moment

11.5

Vinay Kumar to Ganguly, OUT, slower ball, into the hip/ribs area, Ganguly is cramped again, and ends up lobbing to Kumble at square leg, who takes quick four strides and uses his long arms of law to good effect

SC Ganguly c Kumble b Vinay Kumar 33 (32b 2x4 2x6) SR: 103.12

11.6

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, no run, back of a length, just outside off, defended back to the bowler

End of over 12 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 103/2 (RR: 8.58)
BB McCullum    27* (25b 3x4 1x6)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-2-1
MK Tiwary    0* (0b)      S Sriram    2-0-24-0

Tiwary to face for the first time now. Kallis comes back

12.1

Kallis to Tiwary, no run, just back of a length, just outside off, Tiwary stays back and blocks

12.2

Kallis to Tiwary, OUT, what a bouncer! 140kph, tailing him, throat high. And Tiwary is late into the hook, so late he ends up lobbing it to backward point. Kallis has perhaps one of the meanest bouncers in the world today

MK Tiwary c White b Kallis 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

12.3

Kallis to McCullum, 1 run, steered down to third man for one

Mathews to face for the first time

12.4

Kallis to Mathews, 1 run, another bouncer, 138kph, Mathews in better position than Tiwary and manages to keep the pull down

12.5

Kallis to McCullum, no run, slower ball outside off, helped away to backward point

12.6

Kallis to McCullum, no run, 136kph only, but it nips in and hurries McCullum into a defensive shot

What a lovely cat-and-mouse match going on. RCB trouble KKR at the start, then Gayle goes berserk. RCB gets Gayle out and slip in tight overs, then McCullum goes berserk. RCB then get Ganguly and Tiwary, and McCullum is still there

End of over 13 (2 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 105/3 (RR: 8.07)
BB McCullum    28* (28b 3x4 1x6)      JH Kallis    3-0-16-2
AD Mathews    1* (1b)      R Vinay Kumar    1-0-2-1

13.1

Vinay Kumar to Mathews, OUT, Bouncerrrr! Bouncer is the word! This one is of the slower variety and Mathews, looking to cut it over point, ends up holing out to sweeper-cover

AD Mathews c Taylor b Vinay Kumar 1 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 50.00

13.2

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, no run, back of a length, just outside off, blocked off the front foot

13.3

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, Baz keeps KKR in, plays an instinctive upper-cut to a short delivery, and it lands wide of third man and for four

13.4

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, SIX, what bat speed, he just swings across the line, is hit on the back of the bat, and it flies over third man for six. Remember the first match of the first IPL, anybody? Edges flying for sixes

13.5

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, FOUR, "I'd be spitting blood if I were the bowler," says Robin Jackman! Edged? Guided? The bat face opens and also it takes the edge, and it's gone for four past the keeper

13.6

Vinay Kumar to McCullum, 2 runs, what a dive to get in! hit just to the right of third man, comes back for two, which is clearly not on, and then almost flies through the last four yards or so. There is more drama! While his bat lands in before the stumps are disturbed, it goes aerial as the bails come off. Benefit of the doubt lets McCullum stay in.

What a match. No time to breathe. Time-out guys. Backer: "yep i remember, baz against pk, he tried to hit the ball to mid wicket and ball went for a sixer to third man region". No justice for bowlers Backer

End of over 14 (16 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 121/4 (RR: 8.64)
BB McCullum    44* (33b 5x4 2x6)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-18-2
WP Saha    0* (0b)      JH Kallis    3-0-16-2

Saha to face for the first time now

14.1

Kumble to Saha, 1 run, worked from in front of the stumps for a single

14.2

Kumble to McCullum, 1 run, short ball, pulled to deep square leg

14.3

Kumble to Saha, no run, flighted generously, driven nicely inside out, but there's a Bear at extra cover. White puts the dive in, saves at least one run

14.4

Kumble to Saha, no run, big lbw shout, quicker, straighter ball, through him, but sliding down

14.5

Kumble to Saha, 1 run, slower, on the pads, worked away for one

14.6

Kumble to McCullum, no run, flat, quick, no room, defended towards midwicket

End of over 15 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 124/4 (RR: 8.26)
BB McCullum    45* (35b 5x4 2x6)      A Kumble    3-0-14-0
WP Saha    2* (4b)      R Vinay Kumar    2-0-18-2

Steyn comes back

15.1

Steyn to Saha, no run, full outswinger at 147kph, too good for Saha

15.2

Steyn to Saha, 2 runs, this time he gets closer to the line of the ball, and plays it to wide of sweeper-cover

15.3

Steyn to Saha, no run, shorter, closer to the stumps, played on the bounce to point

15.4

Steyn to Saha, no run, too quick, 149.2kph, climbing into the ribs, no choice but to offer a defensive shot

15.5

Steyn to Saha, SIX, so you bowl a 149.2kph bouncer, beat the batsman for the pace, and the top edge flies into the first tier! Sorry bowler

15.6

Steyn to Saha, 1 run, 154kph, Steyn is fired up, Saha manages to play it to mid-off for one

End of over 16 (9 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 133/4 (RR: 8.31)
WP Saha    11* (10b 1x6)      DW Steyn    3-0-23-0
BB McCullum    45* (35b 5x4 2x6)      A Kumble    3-0-14-0

16.1

Kumble to Saha, no run, flighted, driven inside-out, finds the Bear at extra cover

16.2

Kumble to Saha, 1 run, shorter, quicker, limp pull down the ground for one

16.3

Kumble to McCullum, OUT, Big Man gets the Big Wicket! McCullum manufactures a pull shot off a quick (99.6kph) short-of-a-length delivery and he ends up pulling it straight to deep square leg. And Kumble is pumped

BB McCullum c Vinay Kumar b Kumble 45 (36b 5x4 2x6) SR: 125.00

16.4

Kumble to Saha, 1 run, googly, gets an inside edge that gets them a single

Pujara faces for the first time now

16.5

Kumble to Pujara, 1 run, full delivery, nicely clipped away for one

16.6

Kumble to Saha, no run, gives him the charge, Kumble fires it in full and fast, yorking him, another dot ball - what a spell, four overs for 17 runs and a wicket - the overall rate is 8 an over. Jumbo you beauty

End of over 17 (3 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 136/5 (RR: 8.00)
WP Saha    13* (14b 1x6)      A Kumble    4-0-17-1
CA Pujara    1* (1b)      DW Steyn    3-0-23-0

17.1

Steyn to Pujara, no run, 149.5kph, past Pujara before the bat comes down

17.2

Steyn to Pujara, 1 run, 153.1kph, nearly a yorker, clipped away for one

17.3

Steyn to Saha, OUT, Steyn is bowling like a champion! After hitting consistent 150-plus speeds, he bowls this slower ball at 107.9kph, and the toe-end is collected easily by long-on

WP Saha c Vinay Kumar b Steyn 13 (15b 0x4 1x6) SR: 86.66

17.4

Steyn to Pujara, 1 wide, 155.1kph, misses his line down the leg side, good save by Uthappa

17.4

Steyn to Pujara, 1 run, full and fast again, 152.9kph, driven to sweeper-cover

Agarkar to face for the first time

17.5

Steyn to Agarkar, no run, How did that miss the off stump? Agarkar is backing away, which is not surprising, and he bowls full and fast, 154.1kph, and it beats the off stump by an inch or two

17.6

Steyn to Agarkar, 1 run, he backs away again, Steyn follows him up with a yorker, only a single to mid-on ensues

End of over 18 (4 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 140/6 (RR: 7.77)
AB Agarkar    1* (2b)      DW Steyn    4-0-27-1
CA Pujara    3* (4b)      A Kumble    4-0-17-1

Top spell from Steyn. Such a joy to see someone bowl that fast that consistently. Kallis comes back

18.1

Kallis to Agarkar, 1 run, bowls a full toss to begin with, hit to deep point for one

18.2

Kallis to Pujara, 1 run, low full toss on the leg stump, gets a single off the inside half of the bat

18.3

Kallis to Agarkar, 1 run, backs away and drives through the covers, wants two but is rightly sent back by Pujara

18.4

Kallis to Pujara, SIX, first length ball at manageable pace in a long time, and Pujara gets stuck into it, lofting it over wide long-on

18.5

Kallis to Pujara, SIX, lovely shot Pujara, makes room this time, and Kallis gives him the length to get under and Pujara lofts him clean and straight over his head

round the wicket

18.6

Kallis to Pujara, OUT, beats him with a yorker, Agarkar wants Pujara on strike for the next over and hence goes for a suicidal bye, Pujara is not thinking that far ahead and is very slow coming for the run, and is run out

CA Pujara run out 16 (8b 0x4 2x6) SR: 200.00

End of over 19 (15 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 155/7 (RR: 8.15)
     JH Kallis    4-0-31-2
AB Agarkar    3* (4b)      DW Steyn    4-0-27-1

Dinda is the new batsman

19.1

Vinay Kumar to Dinda, OUT, slower bouncer, is beaten, Agarkar wants to come on strike himself now, and wants the suicidal bye, but Uthappa hits direct even before they have crossed, and Dinda has to go back

AB Dinda run out 0 (1b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Sharma is the new batsman

19.2

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, no run, beaten outside off, shortish ball holding its line, they don't want a suicidal bye this time

19.3

Vinay Kumar to Sharma, OUT, this one nips back in, gets the inside edge, and Uthappa holds onto a low catch to his left

I Sharma c †Uthappa b Vinay Kumar 0 (2b 0x4 0x6) SR: 0.00

Mendis is the new batsman

19.4

Vinay Kumar to Mendis, 1 run, makes room and cuts a shortish delivery for one

19.5

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, 1 wide, wide! looks to outsmart Agarkar who is backing away, but bowls this wide yorker too far away from the off stump

19.5

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, 2 runs, Kumble misfields at extra cover, allows two when it should have been one

19.6

Vinay Kumar to Agarkar, 1 run, hit to extra cover again, and this time is just a single

Phew! Probably one of the best Twenty20 innings I have called. No time to draw breath. It had everything, and momentum swung so fast. Again and again. PK's swing early on, Steyn's pace, followed by Gayle fireworks, followed By Kallis's breakthrough, followed by Kumble's thrift, followed by McCullum's pyrotechnics, followed by VK's canny wickets, followed by the bouncer barrage, and consistent bowling at 150-plus, then the two big blows by Pujara, and then that last over from VK. That pitch, with that pace in it, and not much lateral movement, is a beauty. Join us for the chase in a few minutes

End of over 20 (5 runs) Kolkata Knight Riders 160/9
AB Agarkar    6* (6b)      R Vinay Kumar    3-0-23-3
BAW Mendis    1* (1b)      JH Kallis    4-0-31-2
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Apr 10, 2010

Wriddhiman Saha congratulates senior pro Chris Gayle for taking a catch at slip, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Bangalore, April 10, 2010

Wriddhiman Saha congratulates senior pro Chris Gayle for taking a catch at slip

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Apr 10, 2010

Vinay Kumar bellows an appeal, Royal Challengers Bangalore v Kolkata Knight Riders, IPL, Bangalore, April 10, 2010

Vinay Kumar bellows an appeal

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