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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Feroz Shah Kotla, Delhi,, Date - 07/05/2012, Toss won by - Delhi Daredevils
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Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

Jacques Kallis is named the Man of the Match. That's it from our desk for today. Tomorrow is a double-header, so stay tuned for that. Till then, farewell!

Kolkata move to the TOP of the table, but with one game more than Delhi. Delhi come down to the second place.

As has been their strength, Kolkata got off to a flier thanks to Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir. The opening pair put on 68 and then Kallis joined McCullum to add up 60 runs for the second wicket. Delhi were a bit lackluster in the field and in that case, 154 was not defendable inspite of a very talented pool of bowlers. Kolkata have now won SIX matches in a trot. That is some momentum carrying into the final stages.

18.4 V Aaron to Y Pathan, KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Pushes it in front of cover and Pathan completes the quick single. They win comfortably in the end. 154/4

18.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Run out chance! Taylor misses his mark here. Flicked down to mid-wicket, Taylor takes aim at the non-striker's end as Debabrata is nowhere in the frame. The throw goes off mark. 153/4

18.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, WIDE! Down the leg side, No trouble at all for the batsman. 153/4

18.2 V Aaron to Y Pathan, DROPPED! Pathan drops Pathan. The big brother is put down by his younger one. Fuller outside off at 141.1 kph, Yusuf lofts it straight down the throat of Irfan at mid off, who drops it but can't believe it. 152/4

18.1 V Aaron to D Das, Bowls it on length down the leg side, Das jumps to play but it lobs off his pads for a leg bye. 152/4

17.6 M Morkel to D Das, Hits the yorker zone at 144.7 kph, hit down the ground for a run now. 151/4

17.5 M Morkel to D Das, Good length, swings in a bit at 145 kph, Das lets it go. 150/4

17.4 M Morkel to Y Pathan, Good length delivery at 147 kph, punched down through mid on for one. 150/4

17.3 M Morkel to Y Pathan, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 149/4

Debabrata Das walks in.

17.2 M Morkel to M Tiwary, OUT! Tiwary is the man to go. Length outside off at 146.1 kph, Tiwary goes big but it catches the top edge. Irfan Pathan comes down charging from the ropes at third man and takes an excellent low catch, diving forward. 147/4

17.1 M Morkel to Y Pathan, Fuller and driven through mid on for one. 147/3

Morne Morkel is back.

16.6 V Aaron to M Tiwary, FOUR BYES! That's a poor piece of wicket-keeping. Fuller length outside off, with no swing, Tiwary pushes at it but it goes through to Ojha at knee height, through his gloves, hits his pads and goes away to the fine leg fence. 146/3

16.5 V Aaron to M Tiwary, Length outside off, Tiwary aims to slice but does not make any connection. 142/3

16.4 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Goes to work it down but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 142/3

16.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Fuller length, driven down to mid on. 141/3

16.2 V Aaron to M Tiwary, FIVE RUNS! Four on an boundary conceded in an overthrow. Tiwary pats it down to point and sets off. Nagar hits the non striker's end but Tiwary is in. The ricochet goes away towards the mid-wicket fence. That sums up Delhi for today, one would feel. 141/3

16.1 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Darts in on back of a length, tucked away in front of square leg for a leg bye. 136/3

16.1 V Aaron to Y Pathan, WIDE! Length delivery, angling down the leg side as Pathan misses out on a flick. 135/3

Varun Aaron to bowl.

TIME OUT!

15.6 U Yadav to M Tiwary, Short delivery, 151 kph now, down the leg side, Tiwary clips it away down to fine leg. Morkel does well with a dive for just two. 134/3

15.5 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Over-pitched at 150.8 kph, outside off, steered away through covers for a single. 132/3

15.5 U Yadav to Y Pathan, WIDE! Bangs in short and down the leg side this time. 131/3

15.4 U Yadav to M Tiwary, Good length outside off, Tiwary glides it down to third man for one. 130/3

15.3 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Hat-trick averted! Length outside off, Pathan strokes it cleanly through covers to get off the mark for one. 129/3

Yusuf Pathan walks in to face the hat-trick ball!

15.2 U Yadav to B McCullum, OUT! Back to back wickets now for Delhi!. Once again short in length, McCullum this time pulls, it goes off the top edge. Seems to be done in pace there. Virender Sehwag gets underneath it and takes it at square leg. 128/3

Manoj Tiwary walks in at number 4.

15.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, OUT! Kallis goes and Delhi get something out here. Short in length at 143.1 kph, Kallis pulls but it comes off the top edge. Ojha runs back and completes the formalities. 128/2

14.6 M Morkel to J Kallis, Yorker down the leg side at 141 kph, Kallis manages to get it away in front of mid-wicket for one. 128/1

14.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Fuller, driven down through mid off for one. 127/1

14.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Wow, what a rocket that one is. Short in length, McCullum leaves no half measures and pulls it enough to send the ball scorching away to his team's dug out at the fine leg fence. 126/1

14.3 M Morkel to J Kallis, Short in length at 140.5 kph, just an easy push down to third man for one more. 122/1

14.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum gets a bottom edge towards point for one. 121/1

FIFTY for Brendon McCullum!

14.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Length on the pads, tucked away through square leg. His first fifty after 18 innings and it has come in good time, just before the final stages get underway. 120/1

Morne Morkel comes back.

13.6 U Yadav to J Kallis, Slower one outside off, Kallis has a play and miss. 118/1

13.5 U Yadav to J Kallis, FOUR! Short in length outside off, Kallis goes back and just cuts it past point. The end is nigh for Delhi here, unless there is a miraculous performance from someone. 118/1

13.4 U Yadav to J Kallis, Length delivery, 150 kph, driven down to long on and is called by McCullum for a second. 114/1

13.3 U Yadav to B McCullum, Length down the leg side, McCullum fails to flick and it lobs down off his pads for a leg bye. 112/1

13.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, Over-pitched, Kallis strokes it towards extra covers and holds back. Once it cross the fielder, takes the run. 111/1

13.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, Short in length, Kallis miscues his pull but gets two in the deep nevertheless. 110/1

13.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, WIDE! Very wide and full outside off for Kallis to attempt. 108/1

12.6 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Kolkata are in a strong winning position now. Wide outside off, McCullum reverse sweeps and it just has enough bat to go past the keeper fine down to the third man fence. 107/1

12.5 I Pathan to B McCullum, Over-pitched, McCullum heaves it away off the inside part over mid-wicket. Two runs. 103/1

12.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, Fuller length on off, driven down through mid on for a run. 101/1

12.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, WIDE! Bowls full and down the leg side. 100/1

12.3 I Pathan to J Kallis, FOUR! Just safe. Fuller down the leg side, Kallis flicks uppishly, it goes just past a diving Umesh Yadav at short fine leg for a boundary. 99/1

12.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, Looks to work it away but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 95/1

12.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Aims the reverse sweep, misses out and there is an unsuccessful appeal for LBW. 94/1

11.6 S Nadeem to J Kallis, FOUR! That's a boundary after a long time. Length and Kallis is shuffling inside the crease. The ball was angling down and Kallis does well with a flick to beat Sehwag at fine leg. 94/1

11.5 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Fuller length, swept down well to fine leg for one. 90/1

11.4 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Fuller length, Kallis lofts but it comes off the inside part to mid on for a run. 89/1

11.3 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Length, pushed towards point. 88/1

11.2 S Nadeem to B McCullum, That sounded good to the ears. Short and McCullum absolutely smashed it down to Nagar at deep mid-wicket with a fierce whip. 88/1

11.1 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Quicker arm ball, outside off, punched away through covers for a run. 87/1

10.6 I Pathan to J Kallis, Length on the pads at 129.6 kph, tucked down to fine leg to pick up another run to end the over. 86/1

10.5 I Pathan to J Kallis, Good length outside off, Kallis aims to square drive it but misses out. 85/1

10.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, Length outside off, Kallis punches it down to mid off. 85/1

10.3 I Pathan to J Kallis, Fuller outside off, Kallis drives it sublimely through covers just for two though. 85/1

10.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, Full on the pads, flicked away for one. 83/1

10.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Full and down the leg side, flicked away to Morkel at fine leg for a single. 82/1

Irfan Pathan comes back.

9.6 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Short, 94.8 kph, punched through mid off by McCullum for a single to end the over. Delhi need a wicket or two now. 80/1

9.5 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Gets down the track to the arm ball and knocks it past Nadeem to long off to add one more. 79/1

9.4 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Quite slow this time, hit down towards mid-wicket. 78/1

9.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Angles in a quicker arm ball at 97.2 kph, Kallis plays it down through mid off to take one. 78/1

9.2 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Long hop again, this time hit straight to extra cover. 77/1

9.1 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Short in length, punched away through covers for one. 77/1

Spin now. Shahbaz Nadeem comes back.

8.6 V Aaron to J Kallis, Back of a length outside off, 140.5 kph, guided down to third man to keep strike in the next over. 76/1

8.5 V Aaron to J Kallis, Short of a length, Kallis blocks it down the ground. 75/1

8.4 V Aaron to B McCullum, Fuller on the pads, slower one at 124.4 kph, flicked away to deep mid-wicket to rotate the strike. 75/1

8.3 V Aaron to B McCullum, Short outside off, cut to point. 74/1

8.2 V Aaron to J Kallis, Short of a length, gets big on Kallis, who just manages to get it away to third man for a single. After a long long time, we get to see genuine speeds from both ends, more surprisingly, two Indian youngsters. 74/1

8.1 V Aaron to B McCullum, Half-volley, drilled down the ground through mid on for a run. 73/1

7.6 U Yadav to J Kallis, That's some real pace going out there, from the Indian combo of Yadav and Aaron. Yadav this time. A length delivery, 148.3 kph, cuts back in after beating Kallis' flashy blade and swings down further. Ojha does well to dive to his left. 72/1

7.5 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full and straight at 150.3 kpht, on middle, McCullum flicks it off the inside part through mid-wicket to take a run. 72/1

7.4 U Yadav to B McCullum, Good length outside off, McCullum chops and misses it completely. 71/1

7.3 U Yadav to J Kallis, Short of a length, glided past point for one. 71/1

7.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, Stays back and defends it within the crease. 70/1

7.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, WIDE! Bowls full and fast down the leg side, 148.8 kph, Kallis flicks and misses. 70/1

7.1 U Yadav to B McCullum, Risky run there! Short in length, punched in front of cover. Taylor misses his shy and Kallis gets in. Replays show Kallis was well in as the throw was not all that fast as well. They take the run in the end. 69/1

Jacques Kallis walks in now, at number 3.

6.6 V Aaron to G Gambhir, OUT! Aaron ensures Yadav's slip does not cause more damage. Back of a length delivery, 147.4 kph, quite some pace there. Gautam chops but the extra zip in the delivery makes the ball go off the inside edge to crash onto the stumps. Well played, skipper. 68/1

6.5 V Aaron to G Gambhir, DROPPED! Oh my goodness, that was a sitter dropped by Yadav. Short outside off, Gambhir just chops it over the slip cordon. It goes straight down to Yadav at third man, who takes it awkwardly at chest height and spills it. They run two. 68/0

6.4 V Aaron to B McCullum, Hurls in short outside off, McCullum chops it through cover-point to rotate strike. 66/0

6.3 V Aaron to B McCullum, FOUR! Poor lines. Short and sliding down the leg side, McCullum only has to pull it well enough to beat Yadav in the deep, and he does. 65/0

6.2 V Aaron to B McCullum, McCullum is getting itchy here. Another short delivery, Brendon comes down but manages to just block it down. 61/0

6.1 V Aaron to G Gambhir, Bangs in short outside off, 141 kph, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it fiercely past point. Umesh Yadav does well in the deep to keep it just one. 61/0

Varun Aaron will have his first stint with the ball in this season.

TIME OUT!

5.6 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full and fired down, McCullum goes for the heave but the ball remains stuck inside his right knee pad. 60/0

5.5 U Yadav to B McCullum, McCullum dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 60/0

5.4 U Yadav to B McCullum, FOUR! Kolkata are running away here. Length on the pads at 147.1 kph, McCullum flicks it well and fine past short fine leg. 60/0

5.3 U Yadav to B McCullum, FOUR! Not completely well timed but gets good results. Short in length at 147.3 kph, McCullum pulls, but gets it high enough from his bat to pull it through mid on and mid-wicket. 56/0

5.2 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full outside off, driven down to Mahela at mid off. He hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end but Baz is in. They take the overthrow off the ricochet. 52/0

5.1 U Yadav to B McCullum, Starts off on length, McCullum flicks it down towards mid-wicket. 50/0

Umesh Yadav will come to bowl now.

4.6 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir pokes and the outside edge runs fast to third man, who makes a hash of it and they take the available second run. The run-rate is excellent here. 50/0

4.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Goes very full on the pads at 144.7 kph, McCullum flicks it past a diving mid-wicket who gets a hand to it. They manage to run three. Good running there. 48/0

4.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, Short of a length, 146.4 kph, McCullum hits hard, but the ball rolls down off the bottom edge to the keeper. 45/0

4.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length on middle, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket. The gap is pretty big and they get three. 45/0

4.2 M Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Excellent batting. A bit of room outside off, Gambhir manages to drive it past point very well to get the boundary. 42/0

4.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum goes hard but the ball flies off the bottom edge and carries down to third man for one. 38/0

3.6 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, SIX! That's his vital strength. Excellent feet work against spinners. Gambhir takes a charge down and just lofts it over the mid-wicket ropes with an elegant swish of the blade. 37/0

3.5 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, FOUR! Nadeem persists with the same line but this was a touch fuller. Gambhir sits down and sweeps it well over square leg to fetch some runs. 31/0

3.4 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, This time the genuine spinner, on leg, Gambhir negates it down to square leg. 27/0

3.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Angles in the arm ball at 95.2 kph, McCullum has time to go back and bunt it down through mid off to take one. 27/0

3.2 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, The quicker arm ball again, Gambhir holds on and manages to tuck it ahead of mid-wicket for one. 26/0

3.1 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's freebies. A short delivery down the leg side at 97.1 kph, Gambhir clears his front foot and just pulls it all along past short fine leg. 25/0

2.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, Another menacing delivery! Short of a length at 135.8 kph, with some bounce, McCullum hops to play but the ball flies over the stumps, cutting him in two halves. 21/0

2.5 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Another length delivery outside off, this time just dabbed past point for an easy run. 21/0

2.4 M Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Similar length but this time Gambhir hits it from the middle of the blade. Outside off, Gambhir camps back and chops it past point. 20/0

2.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Short of a length, outside off, Gambhir frees his arms but the ball just whizzes through. Steep bounce. 16/0

2.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, WIDE! Short delivery at 140 kph, sliding down the leg side. They appeal unsuccessfully for a caught behind. 16/0

2.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Length on off, tucked away in front of mid-wicket for one. 15/0

2.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Some nastiness straightaway! A back of a length delivery at 145.5 kph, McCullum jumps to play but the ball sneaks in through to hit him near the groin region. 14/0

Morne Morkel to bowl as first change.

1.6 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, On middle, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket, calls early and gets back for the second. 14/0

1.5 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, Confident shout! A short ball, goes straight on, Gambhir makes room to swing and gets hit on the pads. Pitched outside leg and going down. No trouble for the umpire in giving it down. 12/0

1.4 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, A quicker arm ball, comes back in just a bit as Gambhir attempts to leave and gets hit on the pads. 12/0

1.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Full on off, McCullum dabs it in front of Warner at point, who attempts the shy and misses. McCullum was a goner. 12/0

1.2 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, A bit short, played away to Warner at point for a quick single. 11/0

1.1 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, Full and flat down the leg side, Gambhir sweeps and misses. 10/0

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl from the other end.

0.6 I Pathan to B McCullum, Back of a length, curves back in, McCullum scythes it straight to point to end the over. Good start for Kolkata. 10 runs off it. 10/0

0.5 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! This was well struck. Half-volley outside off at 130.1 kph, McCullum transfers his weight on the front foot and smashes it over covers. 10/0

0.4 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Misfortune for Pathan. At times, he as been unlucky througout the tournament. A length delivery outside off, McCullum gets down to heave but gets an inside edge down to the fine leg fence. 6/0

0.3 I Pathan to G Gambhir, Swinging away off length at 130.4 kph, Gambhir diverts it down to third man and gets off the strike with one. 2/0

The keeper comes up!

0.2 I Pathan to G Gambhir, On a good length at 132.8 kph, shaping away, Gambhir gets his bat down in defense. Good delivery. 1/0

0.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Good swing first up. Full on middle, McCullum flicks it away through square leg and is away with a single. 1/0

Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Sehwag started off in his blistering fashion, he got decent support from Warner. Jayawardena too hung around, he had a tussle with Gambhir as well. The big hitting came only from Irfan Pathan. Somewhere down the line, this does not seem a huge target, but just about dicey enough. Join us in a while.

19.6 S Narine to S Nadeem, OUT! A silly run out. Nadeem aims to sweep and misses. For some reason, Aaron charges down at the other end, McCullum throws the ball to Narine who flicks the bails off. Good effort from Kolkata here. 153/9

19.5 S Narine to V Aaron, Gets down the track and lofts it over extra covers for a single. 153/8

19.4 S Narine to S Nadeem, OUT! That's a horrible attempt from Morkel. A wrong one, Nadeem sweeps and misses. It goes off the pads down to Lee. He takes aim and Morkel does not even attempt to keep his bat down. 152/8

19.3 S Narine to I Pathan, OUT! Narine is too much here. Short and spinning down, Pathan comes down and misses it completely. McCullum does the rest. 152/7

19.2 S Narine to I Pathan, SIX! Wonderful strike! Fuller length, Pathan gets underneath and just launches it powerfully over mid-wicket. 152/6

Morne Morkel walks in at number 8.

19.1 S Narine to N Ojha, OUT! Ojha holes out! Off-spinner, Ojha makes room to heave it away, it just goes the height and not the distance and Tiwary takes it at deep mid-wicket. 146/6

19.1 S Narine to N Ojha, FIVE WIDES! Costly runs here. Narine bowls seam up, full and firing down the leg side at 106.7 kph, it goes past the keeper this time. 146/5

Jacques Kallis is named the Man of the Match. That's it from our desk for today. Tomorrow is a double-header, so stay tuned for that. Till then, farewell!

Kolkata move to the TOP of the table, but with one game more than Delhi. Delhi come down to the second place.

As has been their strength, Kolkata got off to a flier thanks to Brendon McCullum and Gautam Gambhir. The opening pair put on 68 and then Kallis joined McCullum to add up 60 runs for the second wicket. Delhi were a bit lackluster in the field and in that case, 154 was not defendable inspite of a very talented pool of bowlers. Kolkata have now won SIX matches in a trot. That is some momentum carrying into the final stages.

18.4 V Aaron to Y Pathan, KOLKATA WIN BY 6 WICKETS! Pushes it in front of cover and Pathan completes the quick single. They win comfortably in the end. 154/4

18.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Run out chance! Taylor misses his mark here. Flicked down to mid-wicket, Taylor takes aim at the non-striker's end as Debabrata is nowhere in the frame. The throw goes off mark. 153/4

18.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, WIDE! Down the leg side, No trouble at all for the batsman. 153/4

18.2 V Aaron to Y Pathan, DROPPED! Pathan drops Pathan. The big brother is put down by his younger one. Fuller outside off at 141.1 kph, Yusuf lofts it straight down the throat of Irfan at mid off, who drops it but can't believe it. 152/4

18.1 V Aaron to D Das, Bowls it on length down the leg side, Das jumps to play but it lobs off his pads for a leg bye. 152/4

18.6 B Lee to N Ojha, Low full toss, punched down to long on for a single. 141/5

18.5 B Lee to I Pathan, Full outside off, driven straight to extra cover, who fumbles and they take a run. 140/5

18.4 B Lee to I Pathan, FOUR! Pathan is doing some good work here. Length angled outside off, enough width for Pathan to free his arms, and he gives the full swing over covers. It goes on one bounce. 139/5

18.3 B Lee to I Pathan, FOUR! That's well done. Slow and on the pads at 114.3 kph, Pathan gets down and just swipes it past the short fine leg fielder. 135/5

18.2 B Lee to I Pathan, In the air and safe! Over-pitched, Pathan swings hard but the ball carries over mid-wicket and they take just two from it. 131/5

18.2 B Lee to I Pathan, WIDE! Attempts the similar delivery but this was well outside the wide lines outside off. 129/5

18.1 B Lee to I Pathan, Full and wide outside off at 138 kph, Pathan swings but fails to get bat. 128/5

It will be Brett Lee to steam in. Fascinating contest on your way.

David Warner and Virender Sehwag are the openers. If there had to be a T20 XI, anyone can hazard a bet that these two would surely be the openers.

Delhi - D Warner, V Sehwag(C), M Jayawardene, R Taylor, N Ojha(WK), Y Nagar, I Pathan, M Morkel, S Nadeem, U Yadav, V Aaron.

Kolkata - G Gambhir(C), B McCullum(WK), J Kallis, M Tiwary, Y Pathan, D Das, L Shukla, R Bhatia, B Lee, P Sangwan, S Narine.

TOSS - Virender Sehwag won the toss and DELHI BAT FIRST. They have two changes. David Warner and Varun Aaron both make an entry for the first time in this season in place of Kevin Pietersen and Pawan Negi. Pietersen is done for the season for international commitments. Kolkata too have a couple of changes. Brett Lee comes back for Marchant de Lange. While Pradeep Sangwan gets his first game in place of the left-arm spinner, Iqbal Abdulla.

Hello all. It's one of the most mouth-watering contests between Delhi and Kolkata at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium. Both the Delhi boys, Virender Sehwag and Gautam Gambhir have been in prime form, the former especially is on a rampage. Kolkata are second on the table and only one point separates them and the table toppers, Delhi.

17.6 M Morkel to D Das, Hits the yorker zone at 144.7 kph, hit down the ground for a run now. 151/4

17.5 M Morkel to D Das, Good length, swings in a bit at 145 kph, Das lets it go. 150/4

17.4 M Morkel to Y Pathan, Good length delivery at 147 kph, punched down through mid on for one. 150/4

17.3 M Morkel to Y Pathan, On middle, tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 149/4

Debabrata Das walks in.

17.2 M Morkel to M Tiwary, OUT! Tiwary is the man to go. Length outside off at 146.1 kph, Tiwary goes big but it catches the top edge. Irfan Pathan comes down charging from the ropes at third man and takes an excellent low catch, diving forward. 147/4

17.1 M Morkel to Y Pathan, Fuller and driven through mid on for one. 147/3

17.6 S Narine to N Ojha, Short and this time scythed away to point for a run to end the over. Lee and Narine to hold the key here, in case Kolkata want to keep the score under 150. 128/5

17.5 S Narine to I Pathan, Full toss, this time, easy chance for a boundary, but Pathan lofts it straight down to long on. One run. 128/5

17.4 S Narine to N Ojha, Down the leg side, tucked ahead of mid-wicekt for a run. 127/5

17.3 S Narine to N Ojha, Once again pushes it towards point again. 126/5

17.2 S Narine to N Ojha, Wide, cut to point. 126/5

17.1 S Narine to I Pathan, Short in length, tucked away through mid-wicket now for a single. 126/5

Morne Morkel is back.

16.6 V Aaron to M Tiwary, FOUR BYES! That's a poor piece of wicket-keeping. Fuller length outside off, with no swing, Tiwary pushes at it but it goes through to Ojha at knee height, through his gloves, hits his pads and goes away to the fine leg fence. 146/3

16.5 V Aaron to M Tiwary, Length outside off, Tiwary aims to slice but does not make any connection. 142/3

16.4 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Goes to work it down but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 142/3

16.3 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Fuller length, driven down to mid on. 141/3

16.2 V Aaron to M Tiwary, FIVE RUNS! Four on an boundary conceded in an overthrow. Tiwary pats it down to point and sets off. Nagar hits the non striker's end but Tiwary is in. The ricochet goes away towards the mid-wicket fence. That sums up Delhi for today, one would feel. 141/3

16.1 V Aaron to Y Pathan, Darts in on back of a length, tucked away in front of square leg for a leg bye. 136/3

16.1 V Aaron to Y Pathan, WIDE! Length delivery, angling down the leg side as Pathan misses out on a flick. 135/3

Naman Ojha walks in.

16.6 B Lee to Y Nagar, OUT! He is castled! This time Lee has the final laugh. Full and straight at 136.5 kph, on leg stump, Nagar goes after it and the ball just swings back in. 125/5

16.5 B Lee to Y Nagar, FOUR! Excellent strike this. Fullish length delivery outside off, Nagar lofts it cleanly over covers for a boundary. 125/4

16.4 B Lee to I Pathan, Almost on the yorker zone at 138.6 kph, Pathan drills it back and it ricochets off the stumps for a run. 121/4

16.3 B Lee to Y Nagar, On middle and leg, tucked away through mid-wicket and took one. 120/4

16.2 B Lee to I Pathan, Over-pitched at 139 kph, knocked down through mid on for a run. 119/4

16.1 B Lee to I Pathan, FOUR! Good start to the over from Pathan. Width outside off at 142.9 kph, he goes hard at this to clear point and it dies down near the ropes. 118/4

Varun Aaron to bowl.

TIME OUT!

15.6 U Yadav to M Tiwary, Short delivery, 151 kph now, down the leg side, Tiwary clips it away down to fine leg. Morkel does well with a dive for just two. 134/3

15.5 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Over-pitched at 150.8 kph, outside off, steered away through covers for a single. 132/3

15.5 U Yadav to Y Pathan, WIDE! Bangs in short and down the leg side this time. 131/3

15.4 U Yadav to M Tiwary, Good length outside off, Tiwary glides it down to third man for one. 130/3

15.3 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Hat-trick averted! Length outside off, Pathan strokes it cleanly through covers to get off the mark for one. 129/3

Yusuf Pathan walks in to face the hat-trick ball!

15.2 U Yadav to B McCullum, OUT! Back to back wickets now for Delhi!. Once again short in length, McCullum this time pulls, it goes off the top edge. Seems to be done in pace there. Virender Sehwag gets underneath it and takes it at square leg. 128/3

Manoj Tiwary walks in at number 4.

15.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, OUT! Kallis goes and Delhi get something out here. Short in length at 143.1 kph, Kallis pulls but it comes off the top edge. Ojha runs back and completes the formalities. 128/2

Brett Lee comes back into the attack.

TIME OUT!

15.6 R Bhatia to Y Nagar, Takes a step down the track and flicks it well wide off mid-wicket. The fielder does well in the deep and they are forced to take just two runs. 114/4

15.5 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Fuller length once more, a single from a punch through mid on. 112/4

15.4 R Bhatia to Y Nagar, Keeps it on middle, tucked down on the leg side for one. 111/4

15.3 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Stump to stump, hit through mid off now. One more. 110/4

15.2 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Short in length, cut to point. 109/4

15.1 R Bhatia to Y Nagar, Pitched up, knocked down through mid on for a single. 109/4

14.6 M Morkel to J Kallis, Yorker down the leg side at 141 kph, Kallis manages to get it away in front of mid-wicket for one. 128/1

14.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Fuller, driven down through mid off for one. 127/1

14.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, FOUR! Wow, what a rocket that one is. Short in length, McCullum leaves no half measures and pulls it enough to send the ball scorching away to his team's dug out at the fine leg fence. 126/1

14.3 M Morkel to J Kallis, Short in length at 140.5 kph, just an easy push down to third man for one more. 122/1

14.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum gets a bottom edge towards point for one. 121/1

FIFTY for Brendon McCullum!

14.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Length on the pads, tucked away through square leg. His first fifty after 18 innings and it has come in good time, just before the final stages get underway. 120/1

14.6 P Sangwan to I Pathan, On middle and leg, tucked away through mid-wicket for a couple. 108/4

14.5 P Sangwan to I Pathan, FOUR! Good stroke but poor fielding helps here. Good length outside off, Pathan gets forward and drives it well past point. Bhatia from third man, makes a mess of it and the ball rolls over the ropes. 106/4

14.4 P Sangwan to Y Nagar, Fuller length on middle, tucked down to fine leg for a run. 102/4

14.3 P Sangwan to I Pathan, Fuller in length, driven down the ground for a single. 101/4

Yogesh Nagar walks in.

14.2 P Sangwan to R Taylor, OUT! Rosco is gone now! He was struggling in his stay. Fuller length outside off, Taylor looks to heave it away on the leg side. The ball stays up off the top edge and Bhatia gets underneath it at mid off. 100/4

14.1 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Taylor would have gone! He gets an inside edge down to McCullum, who sprints forward, Pathan sends him back but luckily for Rosco, the throw misses the stumps. 100/3

Morne Morkel comes back.

13.6 U Yadav to J Kallis, Slower one outside off, Kallis has a play and miss. 118/1

13.5 U Yadav to J Kallis, FOUR! Short in length outside off, Kallis goes back and just cuts it past point. The end is nigh for Delhi here, unless there is a miraculous performance from someone. 118/1

13.4 U Yadav to J Kallis, Length delivery, 150 kph, driven down to long on and is called by McCullum for a second. 114/1

13.3 U Yadav to B McCullum, Length down the leg side, McCullum fails to flick and it lobs down off his pads for a leg bye. 112/1

13.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, Over-pitched, Kallis strokes it towards extra covers and holds back. Once it cross the fielder, takes the run. 111/1

13.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, Short in length, Kallis miscues his pull but gets two in the deep nevertheless. 110/1

13.1 U Yadav to J Kallis, WIDE! Very wide and full outside off for Kallis to attempt. 108/1

Sangwan has a change of ends.

13.6 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Fuller in length, bunted down through mid on for one. 100/3

13.5 R Bhatia to I Pathan, On middle and leg, flicked away through mid-wicket for a run. 99/3

13.4 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Keeps it nice and full, knocked down through mid on for a run. 98/3

13.3 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Short in length, chopped away in front of square to cover. 97/3

13.2 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Stump to stump, drilled down through mid on now. One more. 97/3

13.1 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Fuller length, driven down through mid off for a run. 96/3

12.6 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Kolkata are in a strong winning position now. Wide outside off, McCullum reverse sweeps and it just has enough bat to go past the keeper fine down to the third man fence. 107/1

12.5 I Pathan to B McCullum, Over-pitched, McCullum heaves it away off the inside part over mid-wicket. Two runs. 103/1

12.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, Fuller length on off, driven down through mid on for a run. 101/1

12.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, WIDE! Bowls full and down the leg side. 100/1

12.3 I Pathan to J Kallis, FOUR! Just safe. Fuller down the leg side, Kallis flicks uppishly, it goes just past a diving Umesh Yadav at short fine leg for a boundary. 99/1

12.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, Looks to work it away but it goes off the pads for a leg bye. 95/1

12.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Aims the reverse sweep, misses out and there is an unsuccessful appeal for LBW. 94/1

Rajat Bhatia will bowl.

12.6 S Narine to I Pathan, Stump to stump, hit straight back to Narine for a run. 95/3

12.5 S Narine to I Pathan, Short and spinning away, Pathan has a go and misses. 95/3

Irfan Pathan walks in now.

12.4 S Narine to R Taylor, OUT! Short, cut down straight to Gambhir at point. There is a slight hesitation in the calling but superb fielding from the skipper. He gets down, dives and hits the direct throw aerially. Jayawardena is short and Gambhir is ecstatic. 95/3

12.3 S Narine to M J'dena, Short, angled down to short third man for a single this time. 95/2

12.2 S Narine to M J'dena, FOUR! First bold shot against Sunil Narine. It was a long hop though on middle, Jayawardena gets across and scoops it over McCullum for a boundary. 94/2

12.1 S Narine to R Taylor, Fuller outside off at 94.3 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 90/2

11.6 S Nadeem to J Kallis, FOUR! That's a boundary after a long time. Length and Kallis is shuffling inside the crease. The ball was angling down and Kallis does well with a flick to beat Sehwag at fine leg. 94/1

11.5 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Fuller length, swept down well to fine leg for one. 90/1

11.4 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Fuller length, Kallis lofts but it comes off the inside part to mid on for a run. 89/1

11.3 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Length, pushed towards point. 88/1

11.2 S Nadeem to B McCullum, That sounded good to the ears. Short and McCullum absolutely smashed it down to Nagar at deep mid-wicket with a fierce whip. 88/1

11.1 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Quicker arm ball, outside off, punched away through covers for a run. 87/1

Sunil Narine to bowl.

11.6 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Short outside off, Taylor cuts it wide off point for a single. 89/2

11.5 P Sangwan to M J'dena, Length outside off, J'dena slashes it down to third man for a run. 88/2

11.4 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Over-pitched, driven down through mid on for single. 87/2

11.3 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Length angled outside off, Taylor slashes and misses. 86/2

11.2 P Sangwan to M J'dena, Over-pitched, hit down through mid off now for a run. 86/2

11.1 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Bowls full on middle at 132.5 kph, drilled down to Bhatia at long on for a run. 85/2

10.6 I Pathan to J Kallis, Length on the pads at 129.6 kph, tucked down to fine leg to pick up another run to end the over. 86/1

10.5 I Pathan to J Kallis, Good length outside off, Kallis aims to square drive it but misses out. 85/1

10.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, Length outside off, Kallis punches it down to mid off. 85/1

10.3 I Pathan to J Kallis, Fuller outside off, Kallis drives it sublimely through covers just for two though. 85/1

10.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, Full on the pads, flicked away for one. 83/1

10.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Full and down the leg side, flicked away to Morkel at fine leg for a single. 82/1

Pradeep Sangwan comes back.

10.6 R Bhatia to M J'dena, Length, cut down straight to point to end the over. 84/2

10.5 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Another leg-cutter, this time well outside off, Taylor reaches out to play it on the leg side but misses it. The ball thuds off McCullum's gloves and they take the bye. 84/2

10.4 R Bhatia to R Taylor, LBW appeal. That's a good shot. A leg-cutter on leg, Taylor plays early and misses it. The ball hits him high on the pads. Bhatia's appeal is not considered. 83/2

10.3 R Bhatia to M J'dena, Wicket to wicket at 100.6 kph, flicked away through mid-wicket to rotate the strike. 83/2

10.2 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Over-pitched outside off at 119.3 kph, driven down through mid off for a run now. 82/2

10.1 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Good length, swept away to deep mid-wicket and they take one. The throw is not collected by Bhatia and they rob one more. Casual fielding. 81/2

Irfan Pathan comes back.

9.6 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Short, 94.8 kph, punched through mid off by McCullum for a single to end the over. Delhi need a wicket or two now. 80/1

9.5 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Gets down the track to the arm ball and knocks it past Nadeem to long off to add one more. 79/1

9.4 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Quite slow this time, hit down towards mid-wicket. 78/1

9.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Angles in a quicker arm ball at 97.2 kph, Kallis plays it down through mid off to take one. 78/1

9.2 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Long hop again, this time hit straight to extra cover. 77/1

9.1 S Nadeem to J Kallis, Short in length, punched away through covers for one. 77/1

9.6 J Kallis to M J'dena, Goes on the back foot and punches it to point. Comes back well as the fielder aims a direct hit and misses. 79/2

9.5 J Kallis to R Taylor, Fuller length at 135.3 kph, driven down through mid off for a single. 79/2

9.4 J Kallis to R Taylor, Short of a length, punched away to cover. 78/2

9.3 J Kallis to M J'dena, Fractionally short at 133 kph, Mahela turns and just pulls it down to Lee at fine leg. One run. 78/2

9.2 J Kallis to R Taylor, Length delivery on middle, Taylor turns it through mid-wicket and takes one. 77/2

9.1 J Kallis to M J'dena, Short of a length, pulled down through square leg for a single. 76/2

Spin now. Shahbaz Nadeem comes back.

8.6 V Aaron to J Kallis, Back of a length outside off, 140.5 kph, guided down to third man to keep strike in the next over. 76/1

8.5 V Aaron to J Kallis, Short of a length, Kallis blocks it down the ground. 75/1

8.4 V Aaron to B McCullum, Fuller on the pads, slower one at 124.4 kph, flicked away to deep mid-wicket to rotate the strike. 75/1

8.3 V Aaron to B McCullum, Short outside off, cut to point. 74/1

8.2 V Aaron to J Kallis, Short of a length, gets big on Kallis, who just manages to get it away to third man for a single. After a long long time, we get to see genuine speeds from both ends, more surprisingly, two Indian youngsters. 74/1

8.1 V Aaron to B McCullum, Half-volley, drilled down the ground through mid on for a run. 73/1

TIME OUT!

8.6 R Bhatia to R Taylor, Gets down and just pushes it to cover. 75/2

8.5 R Bhatia to M J'dena, Fuller length, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 75/2

8.4 R Bhatia to M J'dena, Length outside off, Jayawardena looks to run it down deftly. 74/2

8.3 R Bhatia to M J'dena, SIX! Good improvisation now. Fuller outside off, Jayawardena gets across and just sweeps it well over the fine leg fielder. 74/2

8.2 R Bhatia to M J'dena, Looks to work it down but gets an inside edge. 68/2

8.1 R Bhatia to M J'dena, FOUR! Excellent shot. Just a bit of room outside off, Jayawardena cuts it wide off point. Third man has no chance. 68/2

7.6 U Yadav to J Kallis, That's some real pace going out there, from the Indian combo of Yadav and Aaron. Yadav this time. A length delivery, 148.3 kph, cuts back in after beating Kallis' flashy blade and swings down further. Ojha does well to dive to his left. 72/1

7.5 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full and straight at 150.3 kpht, on middle, McCullum flicks it off the inside part through mid-wicket to take a run. 72/1

7.4 U Yadav to B McCullum, Good length outside off, McCullum chops and misses it completely. 71/1

7.3 U Yadav to J Kallis, Short of a length, glided past point for one. 71/1

7.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, Stays back and defends it within the crease. 70/1

7.2 U Yadav to J Kallis, WIDE! Bowls full and fast down the leg side, 148.8 kph, Kallis flicks and misses. 70/1

7.1 U Yadav to B McCullum, Risky run there! Short in length, punched in front of cover. Taylor misses his shy and Kallis gets in. Replays show Kallis was well in as the throw was not all that fast as well. They take the run in the end. 69/1

Rajat Bhatia to bowl.

7.6 J Kallis to R Taylor, Fuller outside off, driven to cover. 64/2

7.5 J Kallis to M J'dena, DROPPED! Superb effort from McCullum, was that Yusuf Pathan's catch? Length outside off, probing lines once again, Mahela goes after it and it fetches an outside edge, McCullum dives to his right, but palms it down. Yusuf Pathan at first slip, too dived to his left, but he was behind McCullum. The ball trickles down for a single. 64/2

7.4 J Kallis to M J'dena, Half volley outside off, Jayawardena drives well but finds the extra cover fielder. 63/2

7.3 J Kallis to R Taylor, Fullish length, driven down to mid on for a run. 63/2

7.2 J Kallis to R Taylor, Over-pitched length, 135.7 kph, outside off, goes on straight as Taylor misses out. 62/2

7.1 J Kallis to R Taylor, Fuller length outside off, Taylor lets it go. 62/2

Jacques Kallis walks in now, at number 3.

6.6 V Aaron to G Gambhir, OUT! Aaron ensures Yadav's slip does not cause more damage. Back of a length delivery, 147.4 kph, quite some pace there. Gautam chops but the extra zip in the delivery makes the ball go off the inside edge to crash onto the stumps. Well played, skipper. 68/1

6.5 V Aaron to G Gambhir, DROPPED! Oh my goodness, that was a sitter dropped by Yadav. Short outside off, Gambhir just chops it over the slip cordon. It goes straight down to Yadav at third man, who takes it awkwardly at chest height and spills it. They run two. 68/0

6.4 V Aaron to B McCullum, Hurls in short outside off, McCullum chops it through cover-point to rotate strike. 66/0

6.3 V Aaron to B McCullum, FOUR! Poor lines. Short and sliding down the leg side, McCullum only has to pull it well enough to beat Yadav in the deep, and he does. 65/0

6.2 V Aaron to B McCullum, McCullum is getting itchy here. Another short delivery, Brendon comes down but manages to just block it down. 61/0

6.1 V Aaron to G Gambhir, Bangs in short outside off, 141 kph, Gambhir rocks back and cuts it fiercely past point. Umesh Yadav does well in the deep to keep it just one. 61/0

6.6 P Sangwan to M J'dena, FOUR! Sangwan needs a breather now. He has gone for plenty. Length on the pads, Mahela just flicks it down past the keeper and it races away to the fence. 62/2

6.6 P Sangwan to M J'dena, FIVE WIDES! That's a very wayward delivery. Short in length, and darting down the leg side, Jayawardena gets down to pull but the ball was way down the leg side. Keeper cannot get to it. 58/2

6.5 P Sangwan to M J'dena, Length delivery, tucked straight to mid-wicket. 53/2

6.4 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Length delivery, Taylor knocks it down to mid on to take a run. 53/2

6.3 P Sangwan to M J'dena, Short on the body, Jayawardena keeps it down to Y Pathan at fine leg to take one. 52/2

6.2 P Sangwan to M J'dena, Mahela shows the full face of the bat and defends the ball off the back foot. 51/2

6.1 P Sangwan to R Taylor, Length delivery, tucked away this time for one through mid-wicket. 51/2

Varun Aaron will have his first stint with the ball in this season.

TIME OUT!

5.6 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full and fired down, McCullum goes for the heave but the ball remains stuck inside his right knee pad. 60/0

5.5 U Yadav to B McCullum, McCullum dances down the track and does well to block the ball. 60/0

5.4 U Yadav to B McCullum, FOUR! Kolkata are running away here. Length on the pads at 147.1 kph, McCullum flicks it well and fine past short fine leg. 60/0

5.3 U Yadav to B McCullum, FOUR! Not completely well timed but gets good results. Short in length at 147.3 kph, McCullum pulls, but gets it high enough from his bat to pull it through mid on and mid-wicket. 56/0

5.2 U Yadav to B McCullum, Full outside off, driven down to Mahela at mid off. He hits bull's eye at the non-striker's end but Baz is in. They take the overthrow off the ricochet. 52/0

5.1 U Yadav to B McCullum, Starts off on length, McCullum flicks it down towards mid-wicket. 50/0

Pradeep Sangwan comes back.

5.6 J Kallis to M J'dena, Was there an edge? It looks like though. Fuller length outside off at 134.3 kph, Jayawardena drives and misses. There seems to be an edge as everyone go up. The umpire does not reckon so and calls for the over. Gambhir and Jayawardena have an altercation in the middle . 50/2

5.5 J Kallis to R Taylor, Looks to work it away but gets an inside edge down for one. 50/2

Ross Taylor walks in.

5.4 J Kallis to D Warner, OUT! Once again Kallis comes back well after being hit. Warner goes now. David once again makes room, Kallis follows him with a short delivery on middle, David Warner is a little late in adjusting but still manages to go after it. The ball takes the outside edge and the keeper does the rest. 49/2

5.3 J Kallis to D Warner, FOUR! Freestyle now. Banged in short, Warner makes his way down the track and thrashes it flat over point. 49/1

5.2 J Kallis to M J'dena, Good length delivery, tucked away through mid-wicket for one. 45/1

5.1 J Kallis to D Warner, Bowls it short outside off at 134.7 kph, Warner chops but gets an inside edge down to short fine leg. Narine aims at the striker's end and misses. They run fast for the single after a slight hesitation. 44/1

Umesh Yadav will come to bowl now.

4.6 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir pokes and the outside edge runs fast to third man, who makes a hash of it and they take the available second run. The run-rate is excellent here. 50/0

4.5 M Morkel to B McCullum, Goes very full on the pads at 144.7 kph, McCullum flicks it past a diving mid-wicket who gets a hand to it. They manage to run three. Good running there. 48/0

4.4 M Morkel to B McCullum, Short of a length, 146.4 kph, McCullum hits hard, but the ball rolls down off the bottom edge to the keeper. 45/0

4.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Back of a length on middle, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket. The gap is pretty big and they get three. 45/0

4.2 M Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Excellent batting. A bit of room outside off, Gambhir manages to drive it past point very well to get the boundary. 42/0

4.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Wide outside off, McCullum goes hard but the ball flies off the bottom edge and carries down to third man for one. 38/0

4.6 S Narine to D Warner, Length, Warner gets back and flicks it through mid-wicket to take a run. Just two off the over. Expected from this wonder man from the land of West Indies. 43/1

4.5 S Narine to D Warner, Stump to stump now, Warner goes back and pushes it to cover. 42/1

4.4 S Narine to D Warner, Another short one, cut straight to cover-point. 42/1

4.3 S Narine to M J'dena, Short in length, flicked away in front of mid-wicket for a run. 42/1

4.2 S Narine to M J'dena, A carrom ball, full outside off and Jayawardena is beaten by it. 41/1

4.1 S Narine to M J'dena, Fuller, Jayawardena strides down and defends. 41/1

3.6 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, SIX! That's his vital strength. Excellent feet work against spinners. Gambhir takes a charge down and just lofts it over the mid-wicket ropes with an elegant swish of the blade. 37/0

3.5 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, FOUR! Nadeem persists with the same line but this was a touch fuller. Gambhir sits down and sweeps it well over square leg to fetch some runs. 31/0

3.4 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, This time the genuine spinner, on leg, Gambhir negates it down to square leg. 27/0

3.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Angles in the arm ball at 95.2 kph, McCullum has time to go back and bunt it down through mid off to take one. 27/0

3.2 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, The quicker arm ball again, Gambhir holds on and manages to tuck it ahead of mid-wicket for one. 26/0

3.1 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's freebies. A short delivery down the leg side at 97.1 kph, Gambhir clears his front foot and just pulls it all along past short fine leg. 25/0

Sunil Narine to bowl.

3.6 J Kallis to D Warner, Good length angled, Warner aims to pull but misses. The LBW decision is turned down. Pitching outside leg it looks like. 7 off the over and a wicket of Sehwag to go with it for Kallis. 41/1

3.5 J Kallis to M J'dena, Just a hint of width outside off, Jayawardena chops it down to third man. He is away with a single. 41/1

3.4 J Kallis to M J'dena, Length delivery outside off, Mahela lets it go through. 40/1

Mahela Jayawardena is the new man in at number 3.

3.3 J Kallis to V Sehwag, OUT! LBW! Kallis gets the man in form. Boy, oh boy, that's a huge wicket. Fuller length on middle, goes down as Sehwag is a bit late in flicking it. There was no footwork and he is rapped in front. The umpires has no qualms in giving it in the bowler's favour but checks for the no-ball upstairs. Kallis is fine and Viru departs early! 40/1

3.2 J Kallis to V Sehwag, FOUR! Clean this time. Another short of a length delivery hurled in, this time Viru turns well and just pulls it well through square leg. 40/0

3.1 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Starts off on a short of length, Sehwag goes across and pulls it wide off mid-wicket to take a couple. BECOMES THE HIGHEST RUN-SCORER OF THIS SEASON SO FAR. 36/0

2.6 M Morkel to B McCullum, Another menacing delivery! Short of a length at 135.8 kph, with some bounce, McCullum hops to play but the ball flies over the stumps, cutting him in two halves. 21/0

2.5 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Another length delivery outside off, this time just dabbed past point for an easy run. 21/0

2.4 M Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Similar length but this time Gambhir hits it from the middle of the blade. Outside off, Gambhir camps back and chops it past point. 20/0

2.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Short of a length, outside off, Gambhir frees his arms but the ball just whizzes through. Steep bounce. 16/0

2.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, WIDE! Short delivery at 140 kph, sliding down the leg side. They appeal unsuccessfully for a caught behind. 16/0

2.2 M Morkel to B McCullum, Length on off, tucked away in front of mid-wicket for one. 15/0

2.1 M Morkel to B McCullum, Some nastiness straightaway! A back of a length delivery at 145.5 kph, McCullum jumps to play but the ball sneaks in through to hit him near the groin region. 14/0

Jacques Kallis into the attack now.

2.6 B Lee to D Warner, FOUR! Good length angled outside off, Warner goes back and then adjusts well to crunch it in front of square through covers. Another 17 run over! 34/0

2.5 B Lee to D Warner, Down the leg side this time, Warner gets some pads as the ball rolls down, McCullum cannot get behind it clearly and they take two leg byes. 30/0

2.4 B Lee to D Warner, A good length delivery now at 139.5 kph, Warner pulls, but not much enough power behind it over mid-wicket for just two. 28/0

2.3 B Lee to D Warner, SIX! There he goes, the little dynamo from New South Wales. Fuller length outside off, Warner strides down and just rifles it down for a 84 metre over long off. 26/0

2.2 B Lee to D Warner, Good length on the pads at 145.5 kph, Warner tucks it down to fine leg and comes back for the second. 20/0

2.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Fullish length outside off, Sehwag drives it down to mid off and rotates the strike. 18/0

Morne Morkel to bowl as first change.

1.6 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, On middle, Gambhir flicks it through mid-wicket, calls early and gets back for the second. 14/0

1.5 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, Confident shout! A short ball, goes straight on, Gambhir makes room to swing and gets hit on the pads. Pitched outside leg and going down. No trouble for the umpire in giving it down. 12/0

1.4 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, A quicker arm ball, comes back in just a bit as Gambhir attempts to leave and gets hit on the pads. 12/0

1.3 S Nadeem to B McCullum, Full on off, McCullum dabs it in front of Warner at point, who attempts the shy and misses. McCullum was a goner. 12/0

1.2 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, A bit short, played away to Warner at point for a quick single. 11/0

1.1 S Nadeem to G Gambhir, Full and flat down the leg side, Gambhir sweeps and misses. 10/0

1.6 P Sangwan to V Sehwag, Back of a length on the body, Sehwag tucks it down through square leg and takes one to end the over. 17 OFF THE OVER! That was Sangwan's first over of this season. Can't blame him much if he is introduced to Sehwag first up. 17/0

1.5 P Sangwan to V Sehwag, SIX! On the ropes! He is just carrying his superb form here. Fuller length down the leg side, Sehwag just rotates his wrists over and the ball lands on the full at the mid-wicket ropes. 16/0

1.4 P Sangwan to V Sehwag, FOUR! That's the last ball one would want to bowl to Sehwag. A full toss outside off at 135.3 kph, Virender has no qualms in dispatching it through covers. 10/0

1.3 P Sangwan to D Warner, Safe top edge! A short of a length delivery outside off, hurrying down, Warner looks to pull, and it scurries off the top edge and lands to third man for one. 6/0

1.2 P Sangwan to V Sehwag, Fuller length, Sehwag manages an inside edge onto his pads and they rush for a single. 5/0

1.1 P Sangwan to V Sehwag, FOUR! Sehwag is away! Fuller length outside off at 134.2 kph, Sehwag just slices it over covers and it ambles away to the fence. 4/0

Shahbaz Nadeem to bowl from the other end.

0.6 I Pathan to B McCullum, Back of a length, curves back in, McCullum scythes it straight to point to end the over. Good start for Kolkata. 10 runs off it. 10/0

0.5 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! This was well struck. Half-volley outside off at 130.1 kph, McCullum transfers his weight on the front foot and smashes it over covers. 10/0

0.4 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Misfortune for Pathan. At times, he as been unlucky througout the tournament. A length delivery outside off, McCullum gets down to heave but gets an inside edge down to the fine leg fence. 6/0

0.3 I Pathan to G Gambhir, Swinging away off length at 130.4 kph, Gambhir diverts it down to third man and gets off the strike with one. 2/0

The keeper comes up!

0.2 I Pathan to G Gambhir, On a good length at 132.8 kph, shaping away, Gambhir gets his bat down in defense. Good delivery. 1/0

0.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Good swing first up. Full on middle, McCullum flicks it away through square leg and is away with a single. 1/0

Pradeep Sangwan, the left-arm local boy seamer, will bowl from the other end.

0.6 B Lee to D Warner, Another length delivery, Warner pushes it away to cover. That's the 20TH MAIDEN in this season. Excellent start from the Aussie speedster. 0/0

0.5 B Lee to D Warner, Good length on off, Warner gets down and pats it away to cover. Warner is still not off the mark in this season. 0/0

0.4 B Lee to D Warner, A wide delivery, this time angling away outside off, Warner strides out to drive but fails to make connection. 0/0

0.3 B Lee to D Warner, A bit of width outside off at 138.4 kph, Warner goes after and misses out though. 0/0

0.2 B Lee to D Warner, Fuller length, Warner clips it down straight to mid on. 0/0

0.1 B Lee to D Warner, Excellent ball first up to Warner. A length delivery, cuts back in just enough to leave Warner with his bat poking out and it whizzes past his blade. 0/0

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