slower delivery, Tendo spots it and he slaps it over the bowler's head. Henriques tries in vain to get to that from long-on, but that makes it easily over the boundary.. Tricky win this one. .But a win nonetheless
KKR win their home game by five wickets, only there sixth win this season and although it's not going to do much for them, it will hurt RCB. Kallis was the one who marshalled the chase, then Tiwary and Tendo put the finishing touches... Interesting pitch here too.. Well, the next game starts soon. Time to switch windows. Ciao Ciao.
One hit will do from here..
he bowls a good low full toss on off stump, the batsman pushes it to mid off and takes a quick single
Five off six. Vinay to bowl.. He gave only three away in his last over
slower delivery on the stumps, it's a touch slower, the batsman swats it to deep midwicket
now Bhatia has a wild slog at a length delivery, but that one is nowhere near the bat..
he walks across the stumps and tries to heave the length delivery to the leg side, but he drags it to square leg. He completes a risky single
full delivery on the stumps, Tendo drives it over mid on, just over him.. But that is enough for four very useful runs
he has a swish towards the leg side at that one, but it was another slower delivery wide outside off, misses it completely
bowls a slower length delivery that beats the batsman as he tries to cut it behind square
11 needed off 12. Unadkat comes in to bowl
Shakti Prasad: "This pitch is like MS Dhoni in every sense - Unorthodox and Unpredictable. Magnificent in its appearance though!"
Ian: "Why has Henriques not had a bowl? When you're defending such a low total, isn't it wasteful on Kohli's part not to use such a dangerous bowler?"
bowls a super yorker on the off stump, the batsman manages to dig it out towards third man for a single
back of length delivery, it is dabbed towards point and they take a quick single. But Gayle was quick and he throws the stumps down at the striker's end. Tension everywhere as the umpire calls for a review, but he has made it back in time
Bhatia is the new batsman
caught at cover! Of all the places the batsman could have hit this knee-high full toss, he chooses the worst place, hits it towards cover where Kohli dives to his left to complete a good low catch.. This isn't over yet..
he bowls it full this time and the batsman drives it straight to mid off
short delivery outside off, the batsman tries to play a tennis forehand on that, but gets a bottom edge to the keeper
he bowls a low full toss and Tendo flicked it just over midwicket where Kartik is not able to wrap his hands around that one as it flew over his head
Kalyan: "Mithun is the man of the match as he has single-handedly decided the match. Kohli gets the innovative thinking award for picking him over a spinner"
slower bouncer on the stumps, the batsman pulls it to deep backward square leg for a couple
he clears his front foot out and whacks the length delivery outside off through extra cover with a lot of power
caught at mid on! He can afford a smile now. It was a slower delivery on a length and Kallis looked to clear the mid-on fielder, but he ended up dragging this one up in the air. Henriques back pedals and completes an easy catch
he gets his yorker right this time, it is just outside off, the batsman digs it out back to the bowler
he attempts a slower one, but he bowls it down the leg side
fuller length ball on the stumps, this time Kallis gets it from the middle, he smashes it through square leg for a boundary
|JSCA International Stadium Complex, Ranchi|
|Toss||Kolkata Knight Riders, elected to field first|
|Player Of The Match|
|Hours of play (local time)||16.00 start, First Session 16.00-17.20, Interval 17.20-17.40, Second Session 17.40-19.00|
|Match days||12 May 2013 - daynight (20-over match)|
|Points||Kolkata Knight Riders 2, Royal Challengers Bangalore 0|