Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore

Indian Premier League, 2008-09

Nagraj Gollapudi

At Durban, April 29, 2009. Royal Challengers Bangalore won by five wickets. Toss: Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders 139-6 (20 overs) (C. H. Gayle 40, M. N. van Wyk 43*); Royal Challengers Bangalore 143-5 (19.5 overs) (S. P. Goswami 43; B. J. Hodge 3-29). Royal Challengers Bangalore 2 pts. Man of the Match: M. V. Boucher.

Kevin Pietersen returned to England for the Tests against West Indies with a smile after getting most of his decisions right: he included three spinners, surprised everyone by bowling the first over of the day himself, and proved it was a wise move by having his opposite number Brendon McCullum caught with the very first ball. He couldn't quite finish it off himself, falling to Hodge for 13; Shreevats Goswami anchored the innings, and Boucher supplied the necessary oomph at the end, slamming 25* from 13 balls.

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