Indian Premier League, 29th match: Kolkata Knight Riders v Royal Challengers Bangalore at Kolkata, May 8, 2008
Kolkata Knight Riders won by 5 runs
8 May 2008 - night match (20-over match)
  Kolkata Knight Riders innings (16 overs maximum) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal A Chopra lbw b Steyn 2 5 0 0 40.00
2.1 gone, that's a familiar Chopra dismissal, he moves across the stumps and tries to flick it towards the leg side, Steyn keeps it straight and that would have rattled middle and leg, Chopra has been out in that fashion earlier. And he has to go now too. 9/1
View dismissal BJ Hodge c Vinay Kumar b Khan 10 11 2 0 90.90
3.3 got 'em, these dismissals are becoming commonplace in this tournament, short and Hodge waits for the pull, swivels around to smash that hard but he can't keep it on the ground, flies towards square leg where the fielder doesn't have to move. Straight into the bread-basket that as Bangalore strike again. End of Hodge 20/2
View dismissal SC Ganguly* run out (White) 20 22 2 0 90.90
7.3 from Vinay Kumar, this is what was not needed at this point, Ganguly takes off for a risky single and the fielder at mid-on lets in an accurate under-arm throw, Cameron White is alert there and he's gone for all money. The third umpire takes a long time but this is Kolkata and he better. Out it is. 46/3
View dismissal DJ Hussey run out (Steyn/†Boucher) 26 12 1 3 216.66
8.6 from Kumble, another! run-out again, turned towards fine leg and they think of two but Steyn lets go a sensational throw, straight over the bails and Hussey has no chance in getting back, Boucher does the rest and the umpire doesn't even refer the decision (which was pretty close). What a throw that was. Steyn is all geed up here, for sure. 64/4
View dismissal T Taibu c †Boucher b Steyn 15 12 2 0 125.00
11.2 short of a length and Taibu isn't quick enough on the pull, top edge flies straight in the air and Boucher comes around to take an easy catch. 80/5
View dismissal LR Shukla b Steyn 11 9 2 0 122.22
11.5 short one, rising dangerously, Shukla tries to jab it down but can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps., Steyn continues to curse the skies, pacy stuff this 88/6
WP Saha not out 17 10 1 1 170.00
View dismissal M Kartik c & b Kumar 17 13 2 0 130.76
15.4 driven back to the bowler, he takes it neat and claims the catch, then he realises they are going for a run and takes the bails off, either way it's out. Replays suggesting that it's probably caught and bowled. Saha doesn't get the strike now 122/7
Umar Gul not out 6 2 0 1 300.00
Extras (lb 3, w 2) 5
  Total (7 wickets; 16 overs) 129 (8.06 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
View wickets DW Steyn 4 0 27 3 6.75 11 4 0 (1w)
2.1 to Chopra, gone, that's a familiar Chopra dismissal, he moves across the stumps and tries to flick it towards the leg side, Steyn keeps it straight and that would have rattled middle and leg, Chopra has been out in that fashion earlier. And he has to go now too. 9/1
11.2 to Taibu, short of a length and Taibu isn't quick enough on the pull, top edge flies straight in the air and Boucher comes around to take an easy catch. 80/5
11.5 to Shukla, short one, rising dangerously, Shukla tries to jab it down but can only manage an inside edge onto the stumps., Steyn continues to curse the skies, pacy stuff this 88/6
View wicket Z Khan 3 0 27 1 9.00 7 3 0 (1w)
3.3 to Hodge, got 'em, these dismissals are becoming commonplace in this tournament, short and Hodge waits for the pull, swivels around to smash that hard but he can't keep it on the ground, flies towards square leg where the fielder doesn't have to move. Straight into the bread-basket that as Bangalore strike again. End of Hodge 20/2
View wicket P Kumar 3 0 36 1 12.00 7 3 3
15.4 to Kartik, driven back to the bowler, he takes it neat and claims the catch, then he realises they are going for a run and takes the bails off, either way it's out. Replays suggesting that it's probably caught and bowled. Saha doesn't get the strike now 122/7
  R Vinay Kumar 3 0 15 0 5.00 8 1 0
  A Kumble 3 0 21 0 7.00 10 1 2
  Royal Challengers Bangalore innings (target: 130 runs from 16 overs) R B 4s 6s SR
View dismissal J Arunkumar run out (Hodge) 22 17 5 0 129.41
4.5 from Umar Gul, sensational again but this time by the fielder, Arunkumar taps it to the off side and takes off, deep point comes around towards third man and he's let rip a dart-accurate throw that catches JAK short of the crease, he was going so well and wanted the strike! what was the need for that. Hodge the star, though 32/2
View dismissal S Chanderpaul c Kartik b Sharma 7 11 1 0 63.63
3.3 this time he's got him, full and shaping into the batsman, Shiv tries to go over the top but can only get a thick-ish inside edge, flies straight to mid-on and Kartik is waiting for this one, Ishant has struck, Eden erupts 17/1
MV Boucher not out 50 40 5 1 125.00
View dismissal R Dravid* b Ganguly 5 11 0 0 45.45
9.1 and he's cleaned up up, too cute from Dravid and he misses the paddle-sweep, leg stump is out of the ground and Ganguly is like Greek hero in Olympia, running through the ground as if he's won the marathon, he's loving this wicket, Dravid looks back in anguish. The Ganguly v Dravid battle is over. And there's been only one winner. 51/3
View dismissal CL White run out (Kartik) 30 16 3 1 187.50
14.1 Kartik to Boucher, Gone! run-out at the non-striker's end, Boucher cracks it back to the bowler and Kartik fields it superbly, White is backing up too far and can't get back to the crease, Kartik takes the bails off and Eden goes ballistic, they know the importance of that wicket, Bangalore have lost their way here 96/4
P Kumar not out 4 2 1 0 200.00
Extras (lb 3, w 2, nb 1) 6
  Total (4 wickets; 16 overs) 124 (7.75 runs per over)
  Bowling O M R W Econ 0s 4s 6s  
  AB Dinda 3 0 20 0 6.66 8 3 0 (1w)
View wicket I Sharma 4 0 25 1 6.25 10 3 0
3.3 to Chanderpaul, this time he's got him, full and shaping into the batsman, Shiv tries to go over the top but can only get a thick-ish inside edge, flies straight to mid-on and Kartik is waiting for this one, Ishant has struck, Eden erupts 17/1
  Umar Gul 3 0 30 0 10.00 7 5 0 (1nb, 1w)
View wicket SC Ganguly 3 0 7 1 2.33 11 0 0
9.1 to Dravid, and he's cleaned up up, too cute from Dravid and he misses the paddle-sweep, leg stump is out of the ground and Ganguly is like Greek hero in Olympia, running through the ground as if he's won the marathon, he's loving this wicket, Dravid looks back in anguish. The Ganguly v Dravid battle is over. And there's been only one winner. 51/3
  M Kartik 2 0 24 0 12.00 3 3 1
  LR Shukla 1 0 15 0 15.00 0 1 1

Match details


Toss - Kolkata Knight Riders, who chose to bat
Points - Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
Twenty20 debut - A Chopra (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Player of the match - SC Ganguly (Kolkata Knight Riders)
Umpires - Asad Rauf (Pakistan) and IL Howell (South Africa)
TV umpire - BR Doctrove (West Indies)
Match referee - FM Engineer

Match Notes


    • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (51 balls), Extras 2
    • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (85 balls), Extras 4
    • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 129/7 in 16.0 overs (WP Saha 17, Umar Gul 6)
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (56 balls), Extras 5
    • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (89 balls), Extras 6
    • MV Boucher: 50 off 40 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
 
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