• BATSMEN
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    10.4 in the air again and the catch is taken this time, at long on! Robbie slapped the short ball from outside off down the ground. The ball was in the air for some time and became an easy catch for Sammy 81/1
    13.2 it's high, it's not off the middle of the bat, and he's taken at deep midwicket. GG slog-sweeps the fullish delivery from middle and leg, it goes high enough for Mandeep to take it easy in the deep 103/2
    16.2 so much is happening here, Pandeyji is run out at the end of it! He pushed the slower ball back to the bowler, who got a hand to it and the ball deflected towards cover. Pandey is more than halfway down the pitch but Yusuf has done a Gayle - he doesn't move - and Kohli gets an underarm direct hit at keeper's end by the time Pandey dives back 131/4
    16.1 not long before he targets that leg-side boundary, but he's caught in the deep! He went back in the crease to whip that short of length ball to the long-leg boundary, gets some distance but Mandeep takes it right at the boundary. Harshal roars, he has some whiskers too 131/3
    19.1 that goes high and straight down the ground, Virat runs to his left from long on and takes a good catch on the move. Back of length it was, Yusuf slogged to the leg side and got a leading edge 163/5
    not out
    41
    17
    22
    6
    2
    241.17
    19.5 quick bouncer on the leg side, it's a wide, they go for a bye as well as Russell wants strike for the last ball and Aaron gets the ball from the keeper to hit the stumps this time. Shakib is run out 173/6
    not out
    0
    0
    1
    0
    0
    -
    Extras
    6 (b 1, lb 2, w 3)
    TOTAL
    177/6 (20 Overs, RR: 8.85)
    Fall of wickets: 1-81 (Robin Uthappa, 10.4 ov), 2-103 (Gautam Gambhir, 13.2 ov), 3-131 (Suryakumar Yadav, 16.1 ov), 4-131 (Manish Pandey, 16.2 ov), 5-163 (Yusuf Pathan, 19.1 ov), 6-173 (Shakib Al Hasan, 19.5 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    SA Abbott3036012.0035100
    HV Patel403719.2595110
    VR Aaron403819.50107020
    AN Ahmed402817.0082100
    DJG Sammy10707.0021000
    YS Chahal402817.0083000
  • BATSMEN
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    18.2 another meaty blow, superb fielding in the deep from Pandey and Gayle is run out, would you believe it! He middled it for the cow corner boundary, where Pandey fell over the boundary while taking the catch but made sure he threw the ball back in just before that. The batsmen settled for one initially and realised a little late there was time for a second. Gayle is not completely fit and is slow to come back for the second. Accurate throw and he's well short, what a faux pas 171/7
    4.5 loud appeal for a catch down leg and the finger's gone up, Kohli is gone! Good pace and bounce for the short ball as it was going down leg, Kohli pulled, got some glove before Uthappa took a good catch 29/1
    7.3 knocks the stumps, DK misses it completely! It pitched well outside off and DK went back in the crease to cut it late but he got too far away from it 50/2
    7.6 why, why would he do that? He just hit a six and now tries to reverse sweep the ball that pitches on middle stump. The ball is turning in and he's playing the off-stump line, loses his leg stump 56/3
    10.6 he wanted another one but is beaten by the change in pace and is stumped so fast by Robbie before AB can look back. Came down the track for the ball that was outside off, it was much flatter and went under AB's horizontal bat as he missed it. Robbie does the best, Cariappa doesn't celebrate his maiden IPL wicket at all 93/4
    14.4 another stumping chance, this one goes to the third umpire no idea why! Sammy came well out of his crease, got beaten in the air and Robbie whipped the bails off in no time to stump him 119/5
    16.1 run out chance, gone to the third umpire! Gayle worked the ball towards sweeper cover in the deep, they had no choice but to go for two with the asking rate. But Abbott fell couple of inches short with that accurate throw 133/6
    not out
    9
    4
    16
    0
    1
    225.00
    not out
    5
    2
    5
    1
    0
    250.00
    Extras
    8 (lb 7, w 1)
    TOTAL
    179/7 (19 Overs, RR: 9.42)
    Did not bat: YS Chahal, VR Aaron
    Fall of wickets: 1-29 (Virat Kohli, 4.5 ov), 2-50 (Dinesh Karthik, 7.3 ov), 3-56 (Mandeep Singh, 7.6 ov), 4-93 (AB de Villiers, 10.6 ov), 5-119 (Darren Sammy, 14.4 ov), 6-133 (Sean Abbott, 16.1 ov), 7-171 (Chris Gayle, 18.2 ov)
    BowlingOMRWEcon0s4s6sWDNB
    M Morkel403518.75113200
    SP Narine402606.50102100
    KC Cariappa2028114.0033200
    AD Russell201608.0053000
    YK Pathan4040210.0071400
    PP Chawla1010010.0010100
    Shakib Al Hasan201718.5060210

Match Details

Toss

Royal Challengers Bangalore , elected to field first

Player Of The Match

Season

Hours of play (local time)

20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.30, Interval 21.30-21.50, Second Session 21.50-23.20

Match days

11 April 2015 - night match (20-over match)

Twenty20 debut

TV Umpires

Reserve Umpire

Match Referee

Points

Royal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0

Match Notes

In his own league

7000

Runs completed by Chris Gayle - he becomes the first to score as many. The only batsman with at least 1000 T20 runs to average better than him is Phil Hughes.

Stymied

50.00

Chris Gayle's strike against Sunil Narine in the IPL. The batsman has been dismissed once in 20 balls before this game.

Landmark beckons

25

Runs Chris Gayle needed before this innings to complete 7000 T20 runs. He will be the first batsman to the landmark.

Russell's Viper

188.7

Andre Russell's SR after over No. 15 in T20s - only AB de Villiers strikes faster than him among batsmen with at least 800 runs in the last five overs in T20s

Leading pair

6

No. of fifty-plus partnerships Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa have put together - the most by any KKR opening pair.

Fort Kolkata

7

Number of consecutive matches won by KKR at the Eden Gardens. They last lost to Mumbai Indians in IPL 2013.