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29th match (N), Kolkata, May 08, 2008, Indian Premier League
(16/16 ov) 129/7
(16/16 ov, T:130) 124/4

KKR won by 5 runs

Kolkata Knight Riders INNINGS (16 overs maximum)
Aakash Chopra lbw b Steyn25-0040.00
Brad Hodge c Vinay Kumar b Khan1011-2090.90
Sourav Ganguly (c)run out (White)2022-2090.90
David Hussey run out (Steyn/†Boucher)2612-13216.66
Tatenda Taibu c †Boucher b Steyn1512-20125.00
Laxmi Shukla  b Steyn119-20122.22
Wriddhiman Saha not out 1710-11170.00
Murali Kartik c & b Kumar1713-20130.76
Umar Gul not out 62-01300.00
Extras(lb 3, w 2)5
TOTAL16 Ov (RR: 8.06)129/7
Did not bat: Ishant Sharma, Ashok Dinda 
Fall of wickets: 1-9 (Aakash Chopra, 2.1 ov), 2-20 (Brad Hodge, 3.3 ov), 3-46 (Sourav Ganguly, 7.3 ov), 4-64 (David Hussey, 8.6 ov), 5-80 (Tatenda Taibu, 11.2 ov), 6-88 (Laxmi Shukla, 11.5 ov), 7-122 (Murali Kartik, 15.4 ov)
Dale Steyn402736.75114010
2.1 to A 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 T 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 LR 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
Zaheer Khan302719.0073010
3.3 to BJ 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
Praveen Kumar3036112.0073300
15.4 to M 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
Vinay Kumar301505.0081000
Anil Kumble302107.00101200
Royal Challengers Bangalore INNINGS (Target: 130 runs from 16 overs)
Jagadeesh Arunkumar run out (Hodge)2217-50129.41
Shivnarine Chanderpaul c Kartik b Sharma711-1063.63
Mark Boucher not out 5040-51125.00
Rahul Dravid (c) b Ganguly511-0045.45
Cameron White run out (Kartik)3016-31187.50
Praveen Kumar not out 42-10200.00
Extras(lb 3, nb 1, w 2)6
TOTAL16 Ov (RR: 7.75)124/4
Fall of wickets: 1-17 (Shivnarine Chanderpaul, 3.3 ov), 2-32 (Jagadeesh Arunkumar, 4.5 ov), 3-51 (Rahul Dravid, 9.1 ov), 4-96 (Cameron White, 14.1 ov)
Ashok Dinda302006.6683010
Ishant Sharma402516.25103000
3.3 to S 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 Gul3030010.0075011
Sourav Ganguly30712.33110000
9.1 to R 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
Murali Kartik2024012.0033100
Laxmi Shukla1015015.0001100
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Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Sourav Ganguly
Hours of play (local time)20.00 start, First Session 20.00-21.20, Interval 21.20-21.40, Second Session 21.40-23.00
Match days8 May 2008 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Aakash Chopra
Aakash Chopra
Asad Rauf
South Africa
Ian Howell
TV Umpire
West Indies
Billy Doctrove
Match Referee
Farokh Engineer
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 41 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 2
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 13.5 overs (83 balls), Extras 4
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 129/7 in 16.0 overs (WP Saha 17, Umar Gul 6)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 35 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 8.6 overs (54 balls), Extras 5
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 14.2 overs (87 balls), Extras 6
  • MV Boucher: 50 off 40 balls (5 x 4, 1 x 6)
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