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58th match (D/N), Kolkata, May 12 2012, Indian Premier League
(20 ov, target 183)155/4
Mumbai won by 27 runs
Player Of The Match
109* (60)
rohit-sharma
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• The Report by Siddhartha Talya

Rohit century ends Kolkata's winning run

Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs, playing his first game this season, set up Mumbai Indians with a 167-run stand that ended Kolkata Knight Riders' unbeaten run of seven games

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Scores: M Venkat Raghav
Comms: Suneer Chowdhary
Scorecard summary
Mumbai Indians182/1(20 overs)
Kolkata Knight Riders155/4(20 overs)
end of over 2010 runs • 1 wicket
KKR: 155/4CRR: 7.75 
Debabrata Das4 (1)
Yusuf Pathan40 (31)
Dwayne Smith 4-0-32-1
Lasith Malinga 4-0-27-0

Right from the time Sachin Tendulkar was dismissed, it has been Mumbai Indians all the way. Rohit Sharma and Herschelle Gibbs did a sterling job with the bat, before Mumbai Indians choked the Kolkata batsmen in their chase. Bisla and Gambhir fell in the first eight balls of the innings and while Kallis and Pathan helped the recovery, the required rate kept climbing against the bowling of Malinga and co.

To be fair, Kolkata did not have much of a chance chasing this big a score with their best batsman dismissed for a duck. Stay tuned for the presentation.

Presentation:

Gambhir: It was an outstanding innings from Rohit, the bowling has been doing well and this was one of those off days. If someone plays such kind of knocks, cannot do a lot. Every time we walk out, we want to play to me, Kolkata has been very lucky to me, beating them feels special

Harbhajan: Nice to see the boys coming into form, Rohit played brilliantly, Gibbs was good, luckily we now have an opener who is fit now. We got Gambhir out early which helped. We can take a positive from the way Pathan batted, hope to see him continue batting this way.

Rohit Sharma, man of the match: To be honest, there was no game plan, wanted to go there and spend some time, which is what usually helps. Wanted to bat 20 overs. We were batting first and wanted to get a decent target, knew that the pitch is quite slow. Managed to keep wickets in hands, which helped. Partnership always plays a crucial part and we were just trying to bat for about 15 overs and take it from there.

There is a second match in the day between Chennai and Delhi, so do hop over to it!

19.6
4
Smith to Das, FOUR runs

outside the off stump, opens the face of the bat and edged away to the third-man for four!

19.5
W
Smith to Kallis, OUT

gone, caught at extra-cover! Full-toss and Kallis tries to clear the extra-cover region and hits it straight to the fielder

Jacques Kallis c Sharma b Smith 79 (94m 60b 7x4 3x6) SR: 131.66
19.4
4
Smith to Kallis, FOUR runs

shortish from the bowler, he finally unleashes a pull and that beats the fielders at long-on and deep square-leg

19.3
Smith to Kallis, no run

reverse sweep attempted but the ball came on very slow, missed by Kallis

19.2
1
Smith to Pathan, 1 run

yorker, flicked it away to fine-leg for a single

19.1
1
Smith to Kallis, 1 run

full toss, lifted but only on the bounce to long-on for a single

38 needed from six. Only four wickets have fallen in this game so far.

end of over 196 runs
KKR: 145/3CRR: 7.63 RRR: 38.00
Jacques Kallis74 (56)
Yusuf Pathan39 (30)
Lasith Malinga 4-0-27-0
Munaf Patel 4-0-32-1
18.6
1
Malinga to Kallis, 1 run

another one pitched right up to the bat, driven to the long-on for fielder

18.5
1
Malinga to Pathan, 1 run

yes, it is at the same place called the blockhole and the result is the same, a single, driven to long-on.

18.4
1
Malinga to Kallis, 1 run

another yorker, he is doling them out as complimentary presents, the batsman gets an inside edge and it is a run to the total. Only one.

18.3
1
Malinga to Pathan, 1 run

in the block-hole yet again, drilled away to the deep mid-wicket fielder for a single

18.2
1
Malinga to Kallis, 1 run

slower from Malinga, shorter as well, Kallis expected it to be a full length ball and that is probably why he went for the reverse flick, but the ball never came on and he gets it away to the off side

The ball's gone very dark I feel

18.1
1
Malinga to Pathan, 1 run

well bowled, yorker length ball into his legs and all he can do is to nudge it to the leg side

Harbhajan Singh has bowled only one over tonight. So Steve Smith is not the only spinner-captain, who does not bowl himself.

end of over 1815 runs
KKR: 139/3CRR: 7.72 RRR: 22.00
Jacques Kallis71 (53)
Yusuf Pathan36 (27)
Munaf Patel 4-0-32-1
Kieron Pollard 4-0-29-1
17.6
6
Patel to Kallis, SIX runs

slower one, on the middle, pitched up and lofted over the bowler's head for a six, making it a 15-run over

17.5
2
Patel to Kallis, 2 runs

full-toss and whacked it over the cover region, by the time Rayadu came over to stop that, they are able to come back for the second

17.4
4
Patel to Kallis, FOUR runs

outside the off stump, moves towards the off stump, uses the pace to paddle it over fine-leg

17.3
1
Patel to Pathan, 1 run

full-toss, on the middle, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a single

17.2
1
Patel to Kallis, 1 run

on the middle stump, driven to the long-off for a single

17.1
1
Patel to Pathan, 1 run

pitched up in the block-hole, wanted to hit it over long-on but the drive goes to long-on

Almost 20 an over needed. They need Albie Morkel. And then they need Chris Gayle. And they need them firing for all the deliveries.

end of over 177 runs
KKR: 124/3CRR: 7.29 RRR: 19.66
Yusuf Pathan34 (25)
Jacques Kallis58 (49)
Kieron Pollard 4-0-29-1
Lasith Malinga 3-0-21-0
16.6
1
Pollard to Pathan, 1 run

pitched up, outside the off stump, drilled it over to wide long-off but only for a single

16.5
1
Pollard to Kallis, 1 run

shorter, slower and he wanted to hoick it over long-on, for the second time in the over, he hits it on the bounce to long-on

Best performances - batters
Rohit Sharma portrait
RG Sharma MI
109 runs (60)
12 fours
5 sixes
Control84%
Productive shot
leg glance
53 runs
5 fours
3 sixes
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Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis KKR
79 runs (60)
7 fours
3 sixes
Control85%
Productive shot
leg glance
32 runs
3 fours
1 six
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Best performances - bowlers
Shakib Al Hasan portrait
Shakib Al Hasan KKR
O
4
M
0
R
27
W
1
ECO
6.75
Kieron Pollard
KA Pollard MI
O
4
M
0
R
29
W
1
ECO
7.25
Match details
Eden Gardens, Kolkata
TossMumbai Indians, elected to bat first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma
Hours of play (local time)16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.25, Interval 17.25-17.45, Second Session 17.45-19.10
Match days12 May 2012 - daynight (20-over match)
Umpires
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Simon Taufel
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Johan Cloete
Reserve Umpire
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Amardeep Pathania
Match Referee
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Javagal Srinath
PointsMumbai Indians 2, Kolkata Knight Riders 0