1.4 edged and caught at slip! KKR are pumped as a hush falls over the Chinnaswamy. Pujara tried to steer the ball towards third man and opened the face to do so, the ball angled into him and bounced a bit more, taking the edge to Yusuf. Pujara was moving forward to play the ball and wasn't balanced 7/1
    3.3 this was on the cards, he was either going to blast off or get out, the latter has happened, Gayle tried to pull a short delivery over midwicket, but the top edge only settled safely into mid-on's hands, massive wicket, the length, the length has been the key, and Kallis had the pace to hurry Gayle from that length 8/2
    5.5 Balaji has struck, anther massive wicket for KKR, and the celebration says it all, they are all over Balaji, Virat's instinct was to turn this length ball square on the leg side with the angle, he ended up closing the face too early, and the leading edge carried to point, they check for the no-ball but Balaji looks to be alright 20/3
    7.2 what a delivery! even some one of the class of AB de Villiers has no answer to this beauty from Balaji, angled in on a good length, straightens appreciably and skids off the pitch to hurry on past the defensive push and strike off stump, AB was playing that one from the crease and had no chance of countering the movement 25/4
    14.2 Tiwary has picked out the man in the deep again with an awkward pull, and this time he is not getting away with it, Shukla it is at deep midwicket who takes the catch, another one goes down 78/7
    9.1 poor stroke from Agarwal, but Balaji is unstoppable tonight, Agarwal walks down the track but only ends up spooning a length ball to extra cover for a simple catch 33/5
    11.5 Balaji has four, there is no getting away from him today, Vettori has been moving around in the crease all the time, misses as looks to swing fine down leg from outside off stump, and Balaji is on target with a slow length delivery, which bounces and crashes into the top of off stump 60/6
    19.6 second wicket for Shakib to finish the game, Vinay charged out for the loft over long on, but found Shukla there, fine catch taken just inside the rope 123/9
    17.6 Shakib has a wicket, he angled it in from a good length, Patel ended up playing outside the line as he looked to run it towards third man, Shakib was on target as he found off and middle 106/8
    not out
    10 (b 1, lb 1, w 8)
    123/9 (20 Overs, RR: 6.15)
    Did not bat: M Muralitharan
    Fall of wickets: 1-7 (CA Pujara, 1.4 ov), 2-8 (CH Gayle, 3.3 ov), 3-20 (V Kohli, 5.5 ov), 4-25 (AB de Villiers, 7.2 ov), 5-33 (MA Agarwal, 9.1 ov), 6-60 (DL Vettori, 11.5 ov), 7-78 (SS Tiwary, 14.2 ov), 8-106 (HV Patel, 17.6 ov), 9-123 (R Vinay Kumar, 19.6 ov)
    B Lee4.002105.25171200
    JH Kallis2.00723.5081000
    L Balaji4.011844.50142010
    R Bhatia4.003007.5062100
    RN ten Doeschate3.002418.0021030
    Shakib Al Hasan3.002127.0041030

Match Details


Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player of the match


Hours of play (local time)

16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10

Match days

10 April 2012 - day/night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes