41st match, Centurion, May 12, 2009, Indian Premier League

RCB won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)

Player Of The Match
81* (33)
Cricinfo's MVP
136.67 ptsImpact List
KKR Innings
RCB Innings
Match Flow
Kolkata Knight Riders  (20 ovs maximum)
Brendon McCullum (c)not out 8464-102131.25
Sourav Ganguly c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar46-1066.66
Arindam Ghosh c †Boucher b Vinay Kumar77-10100.00
David Hussey  b Akhil4327-32159.25
Angelo Mathews c Kohli b Kumble1613-20123.07
Wriddhiman Saha not out 105-01200.00
Extras(b 5, nb 2, w 2)9
TOTAL20 Ov (RR: 8.65)173/4
Fall of wickets: 1-13 (Sourav Ganguly, 2.3 ov), 2-21 (Arindam Ghosh, 4.2 ov), 3-91 (David Hussey, 13.2 ov), 4-134 (Angelo Mathews, 17.3 ov)
Vinay Kumar403328.25116000
2.3 to SC Ganguly, edged and taken, lovely bowling too, after pushing him off to the back foot, he slips in one fuller that pitches on a length, pitches leg, and moves away, taking the edge, Praveen Kumar - Vinay's team-mate - will approve. 13/1
4.2 to AN Ghosh, oh my Ghosh! he walks across again, Vinay slips in a short one that gets big on him, and he looks to cut it over point, but all he manages is a nice little nick, okay bye. 21/2
Jacques Kallis4040010.00125202
Jesse Ryder402506.2552000
Anil Kumble402817.00102100
17.3 to AD Mathews, Mathews's unconvincing stay ends, he steps out again, lofts again, doesn't get the timing right again, but for a change finds the long-on. 134/4
KP Appanna1010010.0011000
Balachandra Akhil3032110.6631220
13.2 to DJ Hussey, and Hussey imrpovises once too often, clears front leg again, looks to go over midwicket, Akhil bowls straight, length, and Hussey misses, the middle stump doesn't. 91/3
Royal Challengers Bangalore  (T: 174 runs from 20 ovs)
Jesse Ryder c Ganguly b Agarkar2220-30110.00
Jacques Kallis c McCullum b Kartik3234-4194.11
Robin Uthappa c Mathews b Kartik79-0077.77
Ross Taylor not out 8133-75245.45
Rahul Dravid c & b Mendis1212-10100.00
Mark Boucher not out 1310-01130.00
Extras(lb 1, nb 2, w 6)9
TOTAL19.2 Ov (RR: 9.10)176/4
Fall of wickets: 1-58 (Jacques Kallis, 8.2 ov), 2-63 (Jesse Ryder, 9.2 ov), 3-74 (Robin Uthappa, 10.6 ov), 4-122 (Rahul Dravid, 15.4 ov)
Ishant Sharma4040010.00115131
Ajantha Mendis402115.2591001
15.4 to R Dravid, caught and bowled, carrom ball, turns away, not much, but Dravid has already moved away from the line, and the bottom part of the bat hits the ball straight back to Mendis who takes an easy catch. 122/4
Ajit Agarkar4045111.2593300
9.2 to JD Ryder, Kolkata are closing in here, big wicket, Ryder looks to go over covers, makes room, manages to only slice it, and the ball flies straight to third man, where Ganguly takes the sitter. 63/2
Angelo Mathews2.2031013.2834110
David Hussey1010010.0022000
Murali Kartik402827.0090220
8.2 to JH Kallis, what a catch, take a bow Baz, this one was a short ball, punched away wide of cover - hold on not wide enough for McCullum - he absolutely flew, and caught it when the ball had gone past it. The captain is enjoying it today. 58/1
10.6 to RV Uthappa, flat slog-sweep, good shot actually, but straight down the throat of deep backward square leg, the ball was perhaps a bit too close to Uthappa so he got the power but couldn't get the elevation. 74/3
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  • Kolkata Knight Riders innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 38 runs, 2 wickets)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 50 runs in 8.1 overs (49 balls), Extras 0
  • Drinks: Kolkata Knight Riders - 69/2 in 10.0 overs (BB McCullum 25, DJ Hussey 33)
  • 3rd Wicket: 50 runs in 36 balls (BB McCullum 16, DJ Hussey 34, Ex 0)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 100 runs in 14.4 overs (88 balls), Extras 6
  • BB McCullum: 50 off 48 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Kolkata Knight Riders: 150 runs in 18.6 overs (114 balls), Extras 6
  • Innings Break: Kolkata Knight Riders - 173/4 in 20.0 overs (BB McCullum 84, WP Saha 10)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore innings
  • Powerplay 1: Overs 0.1 - 6.0 (Mandatory - 46 runs, 0 wicket)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 50 runs in 6.5 overs (42 balls), Extras 5
  • 1st Wicket: 50 runs in 42 balls (JD Ryder 21, JH Kallis 24, Ex 5)
  • Drinks: Royal Challengers Bangalore - 70/2 in 10.0 overs (RV Uthappa 5, LRPL Taylor 5)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 100 runs in 13.2 overs (81 balls), Extras 6
  • LRPL Taylor: 50 off 24 balls (5 x 4, 2 x 6)
  • Royal Challengers Bangalore: 150 runs in 17.5 overs (109 balls), Extras 8
  • 5th Wicket: 50 runs in 23 balls (LRPL Taylor 39, MV Boucher 13, Ex 2)
SuperSport Park, Centurion
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
Player Of The Match
Ross Taylor
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 days12 May 2009 - day (20-over match)
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Match Referee
PointsRoyal Challengers Bangalore 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0
Win Probability
RCB 100%
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Over 20 • RCB 176/4

RCB won by 6 wickets (with 4 balls remaining)
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