Player of the Match
Player of the Match
    1.1 he's give him! McCullum's shaking his head, but he's disappointed with himself, short outside leg, tries to work it fine, ends up getting a tickle on the gloves through to the keeper 1/1
    3.4 gone, big wicket! Excellent comeback, realised his mistake, pushed it much fuller, landed on a length on middle and Gayle tried to clip that away over midwicket, there was some late movement that took the leading edge, Harmeet Singh ran in from long-off to pouch a well-judged catch 12/2
    5.2 Harmeet strikes and Kolkata are in some trouble now! Full and wide, Ganguly's tempted, he makes room but way too much and reaches for it to play it in the direction of cover, gets a thick edge and it flies off straight to slip where Laxman snaps a sharp one 16/3
    15.3 Not the best of deliveries but it earns him a wicket thanks to some sharp fielding by Gibbs, it's short and wide and is cut powerfully but Gibbs is in perfect position at point, just bends a little low and takes it in front of his face, the crowd roars 72/6
    10.4 done in by the spin! Gave him the charge even before it was bowled, saw him come down and dragged it slightly short on the off and got it to spin away as he pushed at it, Gilchrist took it cleanly and clipped the bails to find him well short 34/4
    12.2 tempted him with a flighted one on the off stump, he danced down the track and had a massive swipe, it spun away to beat the bat and Gilchrist did the rest, spinners continue to thrive in the IPL 48/5
    15.5 one more, and its Rohit who snaps a sharp one this time, betters Gibbs, full and wide and he's into the drive, strikes it firmly but Rohit Sharma at cover is quick to bend low and snap it inches from the ground, Kolkata sink further 73/7
    16.3 run out, superb stuff from Rohit, driven wide of him at cover, he dives full length to his left, takes aim and throws down the stumps at the non-striker's end to find Agarkar miles short of his ground 81/8
    not out
    19.2 pushed through quick at 126 kmph on the off, Ishant made way to pull it wide of midwicket, missed it, came onto him a little too quickly, and the off stump was pegged back 99/9
    19.4 cleans him up with a yorker on leg and middle, he makes room but fails to dig it out and the stumps take a beating, RP finishes with a four-for 101/10
    5 (lb 4, w 1)
    101 all out (19.4 Overs, RR: 5.13)
    Fall of wickets: 1-1 (Brendon McCullum, 1.1 ov), 2-12 (Chris Gayle, 3.4 ov), 3-16 (Sourav Ganguly, 5.2 ov), 4-34 (Aakash Chopra, 10.4 ov), 5-48 (Laxmi Shukla, 12.2 ov), 6-72 (Brad Hodge, 15.3 ov), 7-73 (Moises Henriques, 15.5 ov), 8-81 (Ajit Agarkar, 16.3 ov), 9-99 (Ishant Sharma, 19.2 ov), 10-101 (Ashok Dinda, 19.4 ov)
    FH Edwards41601.50190000
    RP Singh3.402246.00141200
    Harmeet Singh402315.75111110
    PP Ojha401423.50130000
    SB Styris403228.00125100

Match Notes

Chargers 2nd innings Partnerships

1st24HH GibbsAC Gilchrist
2nd11HH GibbsVVS Laxman
3rd69HH GibbsRG Sharma

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