3.3 smoking guns! Kallis hits back in style! Inch-perfect yorker at 138 kph, homing in on the spot between the back foot and leg stump. Gayle's huge backlift gives it the opening, and by the time the bat came down for the drive, leg stump was juddered out of its groove. 28/1
    10.3 appeal for the stumping, and the third umpire is pressed into service. Interesting piece of action there. Short of a length, just outside off stump. Dilhan was looking to force the cut away, but couldn't get anything on it. The ball whizzed into Haddin's gloves, he was standing up to the stumps. He collected and began to appeal for a catch, and at that very moment, Dilshan lifted the back foot just for a moment as he completed his bat swing. Haddin noticed it and removed the bails in a trice. Dilshan's on his way, and that's really nifty work from Haddin. 71/4
    4.2 RCB in trouble, Kohli is gone for a blob. Short from Lee, impressive bounce from back of a length and angling in to Kohli - he didn't really enjoy this line of attack in West Indies. Again, he is stuck on the crease, not entirely back as he looks to work it to the leg side, and closes the bat pace early. Leading edge pops up into the covers. 29/2
    9.2 Saurabh holes out. Once again, Yusuf gets among the wickets. That was marginally short, but Yusuf has this habit of coming on faster than the batsmen would anticipate. Saurabh sees the short ball and goes for the pull, but ends up hauling it in the air to deep midwicket. 62/3
    11.5 this Mayank can't handle more than two dot balls in a row by the looks of it. His team is in trouble, but he's hit every other ball for six, and now perished while looking for a needless stroke. Flatter from Abdulla, that hurried in even as Mayank looked to pull and he found Yusuf at midwicket in the circle. He takes a blinder. 81/5
    13.1 harsh call? Abdulla has two wickets in two overs, and Kaif's gone now. Full ball angling in again from wide of the crease, round the stumps. Kaif got forward and across, in an attempt to sweep with the angle, and missed. Was he hit outside the line? The umpire didn't think so. And he was right. Hit in front of off. 91/6
    19.6 If Vettori had hit this for 6, he'd have reached 50 and this would have been THE perfect innings. He falls just short though. Another short ball, he pulls high but doesn't manage to get enough muscle into it, and it is taken at deep midwicket. 169/9
    18.3 Bhatkal is gone after playing a little gem here. Short ball from Lee, much faster than anything Bhatkal has faced, and he is hopelessly out of position to pull. It pops up to midwicket, and Yusuf manages to hang on to the sitter. 152/7
    19.3 Syed whips uppishly without timing, and Yusuf takes a tumbling, low catch square on the leg side. He calls it out, Syed takes his word and walks. Spirit of Cricket award, anyone? 163/8
    not out
    12 (lb 7, w 5)
    169/9 (20 Overs, RR: 8.45)
    Did not bat: DP Nannes
    Fall of wickets: 1-28 (CH Gayle, 3.3 ov), 2-29 (V Kohli, 4.2 ov), 3-62 (SS Tiwary, 9.2 ov), 4-71 (TM Dilshan, 10.3 ov), 5-81 (MA Agarwal, 11.5 ov), 6-91 (M Kaif, 13.1 ov), 7-152 (RR Bhatkal, 18.3 ov), 8-163 (J Syed Mohammad, 19.3 ov), 9-169 (DL Vettori, 19.6 ov)
    B Lee413428.50123220
    JH Kallis402817.00131220
    Mohammed Shami1010010.0011000
    YK Pathan201015.0070100
    R Bhatia302518.3352100
    Iqbal Abdulla302026.6692100
    JD Unadkat3035211.6653210

Match Details


Kolkata Knight Riders , elected to field first

Player Of The Match


Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00

Match days

29 September 2011 - night match (20-over match)

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee


Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0

Match Notes

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Champions League Twenty20

Group A
Group B
Qualifying Group