Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
48(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 5 0 2 10
A Mishra
31(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 3 1 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Shoaib Akhtar
O3.0
M0
R11
W4
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Commentary

Shah Rukh and several other black shirts rush onto the field. They all crowd around Shoaib, the wrecker in chief after his spell of 4 for 11. He wasn't even required for his fourth over. That just goes to show what a great team effort this was. Shah Rukh gives him a big hug and his team-mates try to lift him up. They give up eventually! They do a walk of honour around the field and one can understand the elation. Not many would have given them a sure shot chance of defending 133. Eden Gardens went quiet but soon erupted when Shoaib sent back Sehwag and there was no looking back after that. The fielding was sharp and accurate and the number of direct hits, to go with the two run-outs, kept the pressure on Delhi. It all clicked. Kolkata have edged out Delhi in the points table and are now in fourth place. Stay with us for the presentation.

Here's Sehwag: "Our bowlers did well but our batting let us down. Shoaib bowled really well and we didn't plan properly for facing him. Dilshan's dismissal was crucial and we didn't recover after that."

Ganguly: "Shoaib showed a lot of character. It's one of the best wins in my career. I hope the national selectors were watching me (diving and sliding in the field). We've asked Shah Rukh to bat in the nets for us in case we need him!"

Shoaib is the Man of the Match. Shah Rukh gives him a bear hug and Shoaib actually lifts him up. Here's what he said: "I'm just there to enjoy my game. I've got no point to prove to anyone. I've had a stressful few months and I'd like to thank everybody in the dressing room. Shah Rukh has been like a brother giving me a lot of advice. All the guys played really well."

I just love it sometimes when bowlers have their say, especially in this format of the game. Shoaib was back at a venue where he has tasted success before and it was only fitting that he was named Man of the Match. I loved bringing this game to you. On behalf of Raymond and Raghav, this is Kanishkaa signing off for the night. Cheers!

17.5
W
Shukla to Mahesh, OUT, hits the timber and it's all over! Yomahesh walks across his stumps to paddle it fine but the ball is too straight and full, it flattens his middle stump and Shukla picks up three in this magical over
17.5
5w
Shukla to Mahesh, 5 wide, whoopsy! In the excitement he loses control of the swing and sprays it wide down leg, it's too quick for Saha to intercept it
17.4
0
Shukla to Mahesh, no run, fires it on the blockhole outside off, he makes a bit of room to squeeze it out but he misses
17.3
W
Shukla to Sangwan, OUT, On a hat-trick here! Sangwan stays at the crease and tries to go downtown, he picks a pitched up delivery outside off and fails to get the elevation, Hussey takes the sitter at long-on
17.2
W
Shukla to Mishra, OUT, Mishra tries to get too cheeky by walking across his stumps and dragging it from way outside off, the paddle scoop really travels off his blade but Ishant's position at short fine leg is perfect for the catch

Shah Rukh Khan signals to the crowd to keep cheering

17.1
1
Shukla to Mahesh, 1 run, bowls it full and wide outside the offstump and he places it straight to extra cover

30 to get off 18 balls. Shukla comes in to the attack

Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

Salman Butt
48(44) 7x4 - 0x6
Control %85%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 12 runs
  • 2x4 - 0x6
0 4 2 1 5 0 2 10
A Mishra
31(32) 3x4 - 0x6
Control %80%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 4 runs
  • 0x4 - 0x6
1 0 2 1 3 1 1 1

Best performances - Bowlers

Shoaib Akhtar
O3.0
M0
R11
W4
Eco3.66
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
MF Maharoof
O4.0
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

Indian Premier League

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MI14104020.0000.784
RPS1495018.0000.174
SRH1485017.0000.588
KKR1486016.0000.646
KXIP1477014.000-0.013
DD1468012.000-0.508
GL1441008.000-0.400
RCB1431007.000-1.301