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10th match (D/N), Bengaluru, Apr 10 2012, Indian Premier League
KKR won by 42 runs
player of the match
Lakshmipathy Balaji
Kolkata Knight Riders
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• The Report by Firdose Moonda

Kolkata seal season's maiden win

L Balaji bowled Kolkata Knight Riders to their first victory in IPL 2012 against a strong Royal Challengers Bangalore batting line-up

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Scorer: Binoy George
Commentator: Abhishek Purohit
Scorecard summary
Kolkata Knight Riders165/8(20 overs)
Royal Challengers Bangalore123/9(20 overs)
end of over 205 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 123/9CRR: 6.15 
Zaheer Khan11 (7)
Shakib Al Hasan3-0-21-2
Ryan ten Doeschate3-0-24-1

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Balaji is the Man of the Match for his four wickets. Balaji: "In t20, bowlers get into the other end, today I got my momentum going. Jacques and Lee gave us the start though. It gives a lot of pleasure when you get a top player like de Villiers."

Gautam Gambhir: "It was important for us to get on the board, we have the quality in the team, if we play to our potential, then we will be hard to beat. Balaji's bowling today was the best I have seen in a Twenty20 competition."

Daniel Vettori: "It was a spectacular performance from us with the ball. That opening spell from Lee, Kallis and Balaji set us back and we could not recover. It was exceptional bowling from them. We continually lost wickets."

RCB managed to convert 125 for 1 to 165 for 8 when KKR batted but Kallis got the big wicket of Gayle and Balaji's four strikes put RCB out of the game.

19.6
W
Shakib to Vinay, OUT

second wicket for Shakib to finish the game, Vinay charged out for the loft over long on, but found Shukla there, fine catch taken just inside the rope

Vinay Kumar c Shukla b Shakib Al Hasan 25 (34m 26b 0x4 1x6) SR: 96.15
19.5
1
Shakib to Khan, 1 run

belted down to long on

19.4
1
Shakib to Vinay, 1 run

reverse-lapped to short third man

19.3
1
Shakib to Khan, 1 run

tries to pull, but it loops in the air off the top-edge and falls in front of deep midwicket

The previous run has been declared short

19.2
1
Shakib to Khan, 1 run

another heave down to deep midwicket

19.1
1
Shakib to Vinay, 1 run

swung down to long on

end of over 1912 runs
RCB: 118/8CRR: 6.21 RRR: 48.00 • Need 48 from 6b
Zaheer Khan8 (4)
Vinay Kumar23 (23)
Ryan ten Doeschate3-0-24-1
Shakib Al Hasan2-0-16-1
18.6
2
Ryan ten Doeschate to Khan, 2 runs

heaved wide of long on for a tight couple

18.5
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to Vinay, 1 run

full ball pushed away to deep midwicket

18.4
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to Khan, 1 run

mishit to deep midwicket this time

18.3
4
Ryan ten Doeschate to Khan, FOUR runs

that has gone through Tiwary at deep midwicket, the shortish ball was smacked hard by Zaheer, Tiwary had it covered to his right but it just whizzed through his hands

18.2
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to Vinay, 1 run

guided down to third man

18.1
1
Ryan ten Doeschate to Khan, 1 run
18.1
2w
Ryan ten Doeschate to Vinay, 2 wide

way too far wide outside off stump, Bisla cannot collect cleanly

end of over 187 runs • 1 wicket
RCB: 106/8CRR: 5.88 RRR: 30.00 • Need 60 from 12b
Vinay Kumar21 (21)
Shakib Al Hasan2-0-16-1
Brett Lee4-0-21-0
17.6
W
Shakib to Patel, OUT

Shakib has a wicket, he angled it in from a good length, Patel ended up playing outside the line as he looked to run it towards third man, Shakib was on target as he found off and middle

Harshal Patel b Shakib Al Hasan 10 (15m 9b 1x4 0x6) SR: 111.11
17.5
1
Shakib to Vinay, 1 run
17.4
1
Shakib to Patel, 1 run

a push wide of cover for a single

17.3
1
Shakib to Vinay, 1 run

fires it in full, pushed back towards the bowler, they go for the single, Shakib runs towards the ball, dives forward and lobs it to the keeper, but non-striker has made it

17.3
1w
Shakib to Vinay, 1 wide

full, flighted and wide outside off

17.2
2
Shakib to Vinay, 2 runs

gets down on a knee and swings, gets it over cover for a couple

17.1
1
Shakib to Patel, 1 run

dabs a length ball to point

Best performances - batters
Gautam Gambhir portrait
G Gambhir
64 runs (39)
9 fours
1 six
Control77%
Productive shot
cut shot on back foot
20 runs
2 fours
0 six
07111077418
Manvinder Bisla
MS Bisla
46 runs (29)
2 fours
3 sixes
Control62%
Productive shot
off side drive on front foot
14 runs
1 four
1 six
524177911
Best performances - bowlers
Laxmipathy Balaji portrait
L Balaji
O
4
M
1
R
18
W
4
ECO
4.5
Jacques Kallis
JH Kallis
O
2
M
0
R
7
W
2
ECO
3.5
Match details
M.Chinnaswamy Stadium, Bengaluru
TossRoyal Challengers Bangalore, elected to field first
SeriesIndian Premier League
Season2012
Player Of The Match
Lakshmipathy Balaji
Lakshmipathy Balaji
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 days10 April 2012 - daynight(20-over match)
Umpires
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Rod Tucker
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Sundaram Ravi
TV Umpire
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Sudhir Asnani
Reserve Umpire
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Belur Ravi
Match Referee
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Raju Mukherjee
PointsKolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0