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Saturday, April 19, 2008

IPL twenty20 – Kolkata Knight Riders easily beat Bangalore Royal Challengers by 140 runs

It was match which many people remember for one man hitting that was New Zealand Wicket Keeper hard hitting Batsman Brandum McCullum who hit 158* runs of 73 balls with 13 sixes and 10 fours.

Earlier Bangalore Royal Challenger captain Rahul Dravid won the toss and elected to field first, however Ganguly teams looks positive from start specially Brandum McCullum who came into bat as an opener with his captain Saurav Ganguly. Both pair manages to put more than 60 runs in first five overs before Saurav Ganguly (10 runs of 12 balls) got out caught in the slip on the bowling of Zaheer Khan.

Dismissal of Saurav bring Australian Captain Ricky Ponting (20 runs of 20 balls) into the middle and he also manage to put solid 51 runs stand for the 2nd wicket. However the dismissal of partner from one end doesn’t affect the free flowing run flow from one end. Brandum McCullum continued his aggression till the end of the innings and hit a brisk 158 not out runs and with the help of his majestic knock his team able to put a huge 222/3 in allotted 20 overs.

It was the kind of innings that made the contest one-sided, lopsided. But it was a day when cricket celebrated batting savagery of the finest kind. Bangalore Royal Challengers were never in the reckoning. Chasing an improbable 222 after putting Kolkata in they were bundled out for 82.

Chasing a huge total Bangalore Royal Challengers open their inning with two solid batsman of test cricket Rahul Dravid and Wasim Jaffer. However their opening stand didn’t lasted longer. Ishant Sharma bowling second over of Royal Challengers inning bowled Rahul Dravid on just 2 runs.

Thereafter each and every batsman was coming and going back into the dressing room with the slogan “tu chal main aya”. In fact the score sheet looked like a local telephone number; not a single batsman in the top-order could manage double digits. Praveen Kumar struck a few lusty blows towards the end to stay unbeaten on 18.

Brandum McCullum was declared Man of the Match.

Match Summary

Kolkata Knight Riders – 222/3 in 20 Overs

B.McCullum – 158* R.Ponting – 20

Zaheer Khan– 4-0-38-1 A.Noffke – 4-0-40-1

Bangalore Royal Challangers – 82/10 in 15.1 Overs

Praveen Kumar– 18* A.Noffke – 9

Ajit Agaraka– 4-0-25-3 A.Dinda – 3-0-9-2

IPL Twenty20 Highlights


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posted by KANISH RANJAN @ 11:42 AM  
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