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1st match (N), Bengaluru, April 18, 2008, Indian Premier League

KKR won by 140 runs

Player Of The Match
158* (73)
Cricinfo's MVP
230.21 ptsImpact List
KKR Innings
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Match Flow
Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)
Sourav Ganguly (c)c Kallis b Khan1012-2083.33
Brendon McCullum not out 15873-1013216.43
Ricky Ponting c Kumar b Kallis2020-11100.00
David Hussey c White b Noffke1212-10100.00
Mohammad Hafeez not out 53-10166.66
Extras(b 4, lb 4, w 9)17
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 11.10)222/3
Fall of wickets: 1-61 (Sourav Ganguly, 5.2 ov), 2-112 (Ricky Ponting, 12.1 ov), 3-172 (David Hussey, 17.1 ov)
Praveen Kumar403809.50133310
Zaheer Khan403819.5083200
5.2 to SC Ganguly, edged and gone! Zaheer gets the breakthrough after a poor first over, pitching on a good length and drawing a loose drive from Ganguly, and the thick outside-edge is snapped up by Kallis at a wide lone slip, above his head .. a very sharp take. 61/1
Ashley Noffke4040110.0072210
17.1 to DJ Hussey, and he strikes! Hussey goes for a big hit, slashing the ball up in the air and the spiraling top-edge is well held by White, running backward from point. 172/3
Jacques Kallis4048112.0095310
12.1 to RT Ponting, gone! Ponting tries to go downtown, but instead mistimes it up into the starry night and Praveen sits under it at mid-off to send him on his way. 112/2
Sunil Joshi302608.6640200
Cameron White1024024.0002210
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (T: 223 runs from 20 ovs)
Rahul Dravid (c) b Sharma23-0066.66
Wasim Jaffer c Ponting b Dinda616-0037.50
Virat Kohli  b Dinda15-0020.00
Jacques Kallis c Kartik b Agarkar87-01114.28
Cameron White c Saha b Agarkar610-0060.00
Mark Boucher c Kartik b Ganguly79-1077.77
Balachandra Akhil c Ponting b Agarkar02-000.00
Ashley Noffke run out (Agarkar/Saha)910-1090.00
Praveen Kumar not out 1815-12120.00
Zaheer Khan  b Ganguly38-0037.50
Sunil Joshi c †McCullum b Shukla36-0050.00
Extras(lb 8, w 11)19
TOTAL15.1 Ov (RR: 5.40)82
Fall of wickets: 1-4 (Rahul Dravid, 1.1 ov), 2-9 (Virat Kohli, 2.2 ov), 3-24 (Jacques Kallis, 4.5 ov), 4-24 (Wasim Jaffer, 5.2 ov), 5-38 (Mark Boucher, 7.5 ov), 6-38 (Balachandra Akhil, 8.2 ov), 7-43 (Cameron White, 8.6 ov), 8-57 (Ashley Noffke, 11.1 ov), 9-70 (Zaheer Khan, 13.1 ov), 10-82 (Sunil Joshi, 15.1 ov)
Ashok Dinda30923.00110020
2.2 to V Kohli, drags it on! Kohli fails on IPL debut, playing a pull from outside off only to chop the ball onto his stumps, and doesn't young Dinda love it?. 9/2
5.2 to W Jaffer, edged and taken! Dinda strikes again, getting Jaffer chasing another wide one only to hand first slip a neat catch. 24/4
Ishant Sharma30712.33130010
1.1 to R Dravid, and what a start for him! Full on the mark, Dravid heaves at it and misses and the ball hits the base of middle and off, handing Kolkata and excellent beginning. 4/1
Ajit Agarkar402536.25152140
4.5 to JH Kallis, and he goes next ball, just pulling the ball to mid-on for an easy catch. 24/3
8.2 to B Akhil, nothing but slip catching practice! Just comes forward, then opens the face to present Ponting with one into his lap at slip... my old coach from high school used to hand us those kinds of dollies off the face of the bat. 38/6
8.6 to CL White, they're falling like ninepins! White is beaten on the drive, inching forward to try and cream the cover off it but instead gets the thinnest of edges through to Saha, who gleefully accepts. 43/7
Sourav Ganguly402125.25131110
7.5 to MV Boucher, another one bites the dust, as Boucher looks towards midwicket and slogs this one up in the air down towards deep cover-point, where Kartik runs in with his eyes trained on the ball and cups it low in front of him. 38/5
13.1 to Z Khan, cleaned up, Zaheer missing the line completely for off stump to be pegged back and Ganguly runs off in celebration and Ponting runs towards him and the two embrace ... now thats a sight, eh?. 70/9
Laxmi Shukla1.1012110.2830120
15.1 to SB Joshi, all over, and what a mismatch! Joshi mistimes a pull to wide long-off and Kolkata win by 140 runs!. 82/10
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 61 runs, 1 wicket)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 3.6 overs (24 balls), Extras 10
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 24 balls (SC Ganguly 5, BB McCullum 35, Ex 10)
  • BB McCullum: 50 off 32 balls (5 x 4, 3 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 10.6 overs (66 balls), Extras 14
  • 2nd Wicket: 50 runs in 38 balls (BB McCullum 27, RT Ponting 19, Ex 4)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 14.6 overs (90 balls), Extras 17
  • BB McCullum: 100 off 53 balls (8 x 4, 7 x 6)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 26 balls (BB McCullum 35, DJ Hussey 12, Ex 3)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 200 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 17
  • BB McCullum: 150 off 70 balls (10 x 4, 12 x 6)
  • 4th Wicket: 50 runs in 17 balls (BB McCullum 45, Mohammad Hafeez 5, Ex 0)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 26 runs, 4 wickets)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 9.5 overs (59 balls), Extras 14
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings: 1x1 ball over (16th over, bowled by LR Shukla, called by Umpire RE Koertzen)
M Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bangalore
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Brendon McCullum
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 days18 April 2008 - night (20-over match)
T20 debut
Ashok Dinda
Ashok Dinda
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0
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