6.4 Dada, you beauty! Shah Rukh has a look of satisfaction on his face. Short and wide, Bopara goes for the cut, gets a thin edge straight to McCullum who takes a sharp catch standing up 48/3
    2.2 gone! Goel was getting a little desperate there, Ishant had done well to bog him down, landed on a good length and Goel tried to force that powerfully through the off side from the crease, was not the pitch, it took the outside edge and Gayle standing at first slip timed his jump perfectly to snap a sharp chance 9/1
    6.2 the bowling change works! Meaty, length ball outside off and he slogs it well towards deep midwicket, but he doesn't time it well enough to clear the ropes as Kartik cups it standing right at the edge of the ropes, and ensures he doesn't lose his balance. Big blow that! 47/2
    14.1 run out, pulled in front of square towards midwicket where Chopra slides and returns a throw back to the keeper, Sanga is more than halfway down the pitch but Yuvraj doesn't respond, he's found miles short of his ground as McCullum collects a slightly wayward throw to clip the bails 104/4
    15.4 much quicker this time, bowled at 135.1 kmph, he tried to swat that past the on-side field but mistimed it straight to Yashpal Singh at deep midwicket, took it cleanly this time, clutching it to his chest 122/5
    not out
    17.2 got onto him quick although a speed of 123.7 kmph doesn't seem too fast, tried to clear midwicket off that short ball, was a little too high, got the top edge and McCullum didn't have to move much to complete the catch 131/6
    not out
    12 (b 1, w 11)
    158/6 (20 Overs, RR: 7.9)
    Fall of wickets: 1-9 (K Goel, 2.2 ov), 2-47 (IK Pathan, 6.2 ov), 3-48 (RS Bopara, 6.4 ov), 4-104 (KC Sangakkara, 14.1 ov), 5-122 (Yuvraj Singh, 15.4 ov), 6-131 (T Kohli, 17.2 ov)
    I Sharma402416.00132100
    AB Dinda403418.50104110
    MC Henriques403218.0095010
    SC Ganguly402426.0091100
    LR Shukla2022011.0042120
    CH Gayle1014014.0000030
    M Kartik10707.0021000

Match Notes

  • Playing hot, staying cool

    Chris Gayle played a typically audacious innings, with some stylishly cool big-hitting, to give Kolkata their first win of the IPL season

  • Gayle helps Kolkata home in rain-hit game

    Sourav Ganguly made yet another comeback, with the ball this time, to help Kolkata Knight Riders keep Kings XI Punjab down to 158 for 6 before Chris Gayle took Kolkata 11 ahead of the Duckworth-Lewis par-score

  • Teams keen to get off the blocks

    Both Kings XI Punjab and Kolkata Knight Riders lost the opening game of their IPL campaigns on a rainy Sunday in Cape Town and the teams are now preparing to take on each other in Durban, where unfortunately the weather forecast for Tuesday is also bleak