• BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    not out
    84
    64
    10
    2
    131.25
    2.3 edged and taken, lovely bowling too, after pushing him off to the back foot, he slips in one fuller that pitches on a length, pitches leg, and moves away, taking the edge, Praveen Kumar - Vinay's team-mate - will approve 13/1
    4.2 oh my Ghosh! he walks across again, Vinay slips in a short one that gets big on him, and he looks to cut it over point, but all he manages is a nice little nick, okay bye 21/2
    43
    27
    3
    2
    159.25
    13.2 and Hussey imrpovises once too often, clears front leg again, looks to go over midwicket, Akhil bowls straight, length, and Hussey misses, the middle stump doesn't 91/3
    17.3 Mathews's unconvincing stay ends, he steps out again, lofts again, doesn't get the timing right again, but for a change finds the long-on 134/4
    not out
    10
    5
    0
    1
    200.00
    Extras
    9 (b 5, nb 2, w 2)
    TOTAL
    173/4 (20 Overs, RR: 8.65)
    Fall of wickets: 1-13 (SC Ganguly, 2.3 ov), 2-21 (AN Ghosh, 4.2 ov), 3-91 (DJ Hussey, 13.2 ov), 4-134 (AD Mathews, 17.3 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    R Vinay Kumar403328.25116000
    JH Kallis4040010.00125202
    JD Ryder402506.2552000
    A Kumble402817.00102100
    KP Appanna1010010.0011000
    B Akhil3032110.6631220
  • BATSMEN
    R
    B
    4s
    6s
    SR
    9.2 Kolkata are closing in here, big wicket, Ryder looks to go over covers, makes room, manages to only slice it, and the ball flies straight to third man, where Ganguly takes the sitter 63/2
    8.2 what a catch, take a bow Baz, this one was a short ball, punched away wide of cover - hold on not wide enough for McCullum - he absolutely flew, and caught it when the ball had gone past it. The captain is enjoying it today 58/1
    10.6 flat slog-sweep, good shot actually, but straight down the throat of deep backward square leg, the ball was perhaps a bit too close to Uthappa so he got the power but couldn't get the elevation 74/3
    not out
    81
    33
    7
    5
    245.45
    15.4 caught and bowled, carrom ball, turns away, not much, but Dravid has already moved away from the line, and the bottom part of the bat hits the ball straight back to Mendis who takes an easy catch 122/4
    not out
    13
    10
    0
    1
    130.00
    Extras
    9 (lb 1, nb 2, w 6)
    TOTAL
    176/4 (19.2 Overs, RR: 9.1)
    Fall of wickets: 1-58 (JH Kallis, 8.2 ov), 2-63 (JD Ryder, 9.2 ov), 3-74 (RV Uthappa, 10.6 ov), 4-122 (R Dravid, 15.4 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    I Sharma4040010.00115131
    BAW Mendis402115.2591001
    AB Agarkar4045111.2593300
    AD Mathews2.2031013.2834110
    DJ Hussey1010010.0022000
    M Kartik402827.0090220

Match Notes

  • Taylor the stronger suit in Kiwi battle

    Brendon McCullum did everything that could have been asked of him in a whirlwind of an innings and threw down the gauntlet for Ross Taylor; he picked it up and replied with a flurry of boundaries. Taylor won the points, McCullum won the crowd's sympathy

  • Taylor blasts Bangalore to victory

    Royal Challengers Bangalore, buoyed by Ross Taylor's return to form, overhauled a formidable target set by Kolkata Knight Riders to boost their chances of making it to the top four

RCB 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st58JH KallisJD Ryder
2nd5RV UthappaJD Ryder
3rd11RV UthappaLRPL Taylor
4th48R DravidLRPL Taylor
5th54MV BoucherLRPL Taylor