19th match, Durban, April 29, 2009, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)

Player Of The Match
25* (13)
Cricinfo's MVP
100.32 ptsImpact List
KKR Innings
RCB Innings
Match Flow
Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)
c Kohli b Pietersen01-000.00
c Goswami b Appanna4037-60108.10
lbw b Kumble1715-21113.33
c Kallis b Kumar18-0012.50
not out 4335-40122.85
c Pietersen b Kumble2114-01150.00
lbw b van der Merwe23-0066.66
not out 67-0085.71
Extras(lb 2, w 7)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 6.95)139/6
Fall of wickets: 1-0 (Brendon McCullum, 0.1 ov), 2-45 (Brad Hodge, 5.5 ov), 3-54 (Sourav Ganguly, 8.3 ov), 4-70 (Chris Gayle, 11.2 ov), 5-110 (Wriddhiman Saha, 16.3 ov), 6-118 (Laxmi Shukla, 17.4 ov)
0.1 to BB McCullum, oh lord, whats happening! Its a first-baller! I've lost count of how many times this has happened this season! KP tosses it up outside off stump, McCullum cuts straight into the hands of the point fielder, who didn't have to move an inch. 0/1
17.4 to LR Shukla, up comes Mark Benson's finger in a flash! van der Merwe flights it up slowly on the stumps, Lokhi is late on the sweep, the ball looks to have hit him pretty much in front and the umpire has few doubts. 118/6
8.3 to SC Ganguly, and the short ball works again, how many times in this man's career have we seen him succumb to that, even I've lost count! After the fuller slower ball, PK changes up with a short delivery on the stumps and Ganguly makes a real mess of that, just lobbing it over the infield and straight to the man running in from the deep midwicket boundary, easiest catch he'll get. 54/3
5.5 to BJ Hodge, got em with the slider! Kumble flights it up on a length and the ball skids on to hit Hodge just around the knee roll, very late on the shot, and Mark Benson raises the finger. 45/2
16.3 to WP Saha, another one to Kumble, sliding it down the pads, Saha gets too much under it and top-edges a forceful slow-sweep straight to KP, jogging to his right from backward point. 110/5
11.2 to CH Gayle, gone! Gayle swings across to one gently flighted up, thinks he's found the gap but Goswami keeps his eyes on the ball running around from midwicket and takes the catch, falling over after doing so just for a bit of effect. 70/4
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (T: 140 runs from 20 ovs)
c †van Wyk b Sharma2325-2092.00
c †van Wyk b Hodge4346-6093.47
c Saha b Hodge1312-10108.33
c †van Wyk b Hodge1912-11158.33
not out 2513-21192.30
c †van Wyk b Sharma99-01100.00
not out 22-00100.00
Extras(b 1, lb 1, w 7)9
TOTAL19.5 Ov (RR: 7.21)143/5
Fall of wickets: 1-69 (Shreevats Goswami, 11.1 ov), 2-77 (Jacques Kallis, 12.4 ov), 3-106 (Virat Kohli, 15.4 ov), 4-107 (Kevin Pietersen, 15.6 ov), 5-129 (Roelof van der Merwe, 18.5 ov)
12.4 to JH Kallis, Kallis goes, looking to follow KP with a pull shot, fetching a shorter delivery from outside off stump but he was never in position to play that and van Wyk calls for the top edge and pouches it running across to his right. 77/2
18.5 to RE van der Merwe, another edge and a wicket! Roelof what are you doing? Ishant pitches it up on a length, Roelof shuts his eyes and plays a really bad shot, getting a thin edge through. 129/5
11.1 to SP Goswami, and he strikes! A needless shot from Goswami, clearing the front leg and slogging one gently floated up outside off stump, and he gets the faintest of tickles which van Wyk does well to hold onto for a smart catch standing up ... Hodge jumps up and a good innings is over. 69/1
15.4 to V Kohli, gone! Hodge gets another with a faster one that skids through to Kohli, who gets cheeky and tries to play a late dab but only threads a thin edge to van Wyk, taking another good catch when standing up to the stumps. 106/3
15.6 to KP Pietersen, oh what a mess this man KP has been for Bangalore! Shuffles about his crease, takes a step down and chips this up over mid-on, Saha runs in takes an easy catch. 107/4
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 45 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 7.2 overs (44 balls), Extras 6
  • Drinks: Kolkata Knight Riders - 61/3 in 10.0 overs (CH Gayle 33, MN van Wyk 4)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 15.3 overs (93 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 139/6 in 20.0 overs (MN van Wyk 43, AB Agarkar 6)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 7.1 overs (43 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 43 balls (JH Kallis 13, SP Goswami 32, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 65/0 in 10.0 overs (JH Kallis 18, SP Goswami 41)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 15.2 overs (92 balls), Extras 8
Kingsmead, Durban
TossKolkata Knight Riders, elected to bat first
Player Of The Match
Hours of play (local time)12.30 start, First Session 12.30-13.45, Interval 13.45-14.00, Second Session 14.00-15.15
Match days29 April 2009 - day (20-over match)
TV Umpire
Reserve Umpire
Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Win Probability
RCB 100%
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Over 20 • RCB 143/5

RCB won by 5 wickets (with 1 ball remaining)
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