209dThe Bulletin by S Rajesh

Sparkling Ganguly inspires victory

Sourav Ganguly the batsman finally made his presence felt in the IPL in stunning style, carving a 57-ball 91 to fashion a convincing 23-run win for the Kolkata Knight Riders

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Statistics

Best performances - Batsmen

SC Ganguly
91(57) 11x4 - 5x6
Control %70%
  • Productive Shot
  • on side drive on front foot
  • 28 runs
  • 2x4 - 3x6
9 5 2 12 10 32 9 12
Y Venugopal Rao
71(42) 4x4 - 6x6
Control %57%
  • Productive Shot
  • off side drive on front foot
  • 27 runs
  • 1x4 - 3x6
0 4 2 12 19 2 18 14

Best performances - Bowlers

AB Dinda
O4
M0
R33
W3
Eco8.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF
SC Ganguly
O4
M0
R25
W2
Eco6.25
RHB
OFFLEG
  • FTFULL TOSS
  • YYORKER
  • FFULL LENGTH
  • GGOOD LENGTH
  • SGSHORT OF GOOD LENGTH
  • SSHORT LENGTH
LHB
LEGOFF

END OF OVER:
20 | 9 Runs | DC: 181/7 (24 runs required, RR: 9.05)

  • Venugopal Rao71 (42b)
  • RP Singh6 (4b)
  • Laxmi Shukla2-0-16-1
  • Umar Gul4-0-43-1

It makes you wonder what would have happened had Rao had more support. His unbeaten 71 was a fighting effort but it all came a little too late. Deccan in a sense lost this game in the field with some sloppy displays. Adam Gilchrist has quite a bit on his plate to sort out. The overseas players aren't chipping in enough.

Kolkata now have 8 points from as many games. We're cutting across to the next game in Jaipur shortly between Delhi and Rajasthan. Adam Gilchrist collects his orange cap for being the leading run scorer.

This is Kanishkaa signing off. Cheers!

19.6
0
Shukla to Venugopal Rao, no run, Rao clubs a full delivery straight back to Shukla, and that's a fairly comprehensive 23-run win for Kolkata
19.5
2
Shukla to Venugopal Rao, 2 runs, makes room and carves this one over backward point, Ishant slides and pulls it off close to the rope, the third umpire has a look and confirms that Ishant's boot wasn't touching the rope
19.4
1
Shukla to Singh, 1 run, full outside off, he swings across the line and places it wide of midwicket
19.3
4
Shukla to Singh, FOUR runs, full on middle and leg and RP smashes it hard past the bowler and down to long-on
19.2
0
Shukla to Singh, no run, RP only manages to club a fullish delivery back to the bowler
19.2
2nb
Shukla to Venugopal Rao, (no ball) 1 run, Dropped: Rao takes a couple of paces down and gets a thick top edge off a high full toss, Saha runs to square leg and drops it, the umpire signals a waist high no-ball
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  • Sparkling Ganguly inspires victory

    Sourav Ganguly the batsman finally made his presence felt in the IPL in stunning style, carving a 57-ball 91 to fashion a convincing 23-run win for the Kolkata Knight Riders

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

WktRunsPlayers
1st12HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd29AC GilchristDB Ravi Teja
3rd0RG SharmaDB Ravi Teja
4th22SB StyrisRG Sharma
5th32Y Venugopal RaoRG Sharma
6th28SB BangarY Venugopal Rao
7th38WPUJC VaasY Venugopal Rao
8th20Y Venugopal RaoRP Singh

Indian Premier League

TeamMWLPTNRR
RR14113220.632
KXIP14104200.509
CSK148616-0.192
DC1476150.342
MI1477140.57
KKR146713-0.147
RCB144108-1.16
DC142124-0.467