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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata,, Date - 28/04/2012, Toss won by - Kolkata Knight Riders
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Commentary (Royal Challengers Bangalore innings)

Gautam Gambhir is named the Man of the Match for his 93. Thanks for staying with us today. Double-header tomorrow. First between Delhi and Jaipur, and the next one between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Till then, farewell!

Sunil Narine bowled exceptionally well, giving away just 11 runs in his four overs. Jacques Kallis struck with two wickets off two balls. Kolkata now move to SECOND PLACE with 11 points. While Bangalore are at the FOURTH PLACE with 9 points.

Kolkata win this game quite comprehensively in the end, inspite of Chris Gayle hanging on till the last over. The 47-run margin victory shows that Bangalore were not close to chasing that target down. Bangalore kept losing on wickets at regular wickets. The ball was also coming on to the bat but for some reason, Chris Gayle laid low, maybe just because he ran out of partners.

19.6 L Shukla to V Kumar, KOLKATA WIN BY 47 RUNS! A bouncer over Kumar, who ducks. Kumar looks for the no-ball but it never comes. 143/6

Vinay Kumar walks in.

19.5 L Shukla to C Gayle, OUT! Shukla gets Gayle but neither sides would be too happy with that result. Fuller outside off, Gayle swings at it and the outside edge carries low to McCullum, who dives to his left and takes it. Gayle goes now for 86! 143/6

19.4 L Shukla to C Gayle, Once again stays back and bunts it on the off side. 143/5

19.3 L Shukla to C Gayle, FOUR!! Billy Doctrove could have been shot by a Gayle gun! Fuller outside off, Gayle goes bang down the ground as the umpire has to move away just in time. Becomes the HIGHEST RUN-SCORER of the tournament. 143/5

19.2 L Shukla to C Gayle, A half-volley, Gayle swings and misses. The ball hits him just above the knee cap. Seems to have a niggle. 139/5

19.1 L Shukla to D Vettori, Fuller length, driven through covers for one. 139/5

53 required off 6 balls. Laxmi Shukla to bowl the last over.

18.6 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! Gayle is taking on in the end but it's just a formality. Full toss, Gayle sits back and send it packing over long off. 138/5

18.5 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! That's a massive hit! Fuller length on off, Gayle just launches it high over long on. 132/5

18.4 R Bhatia to C Gayle, FOUR! And now on the off side. Fuller outside off, Gayle slashes it through cover-point and it goes through. 126/5

18.3 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! The bottom-hand gave away but the ball just kept on going. Length outside off at 110.9 kph, Gayle swings across over mid-wicket even as his bottom-hand was off the handle. One must wonder what does Mr.Gayle eats to generate so much power. 122/5

18.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, In the blockhole, dug away to cover. 116/5

18.1 R Bhatia to D Vettori, Fuller and Vettori sweeps it through mid-wicket to take one. 116/5

17.6 S Narine to D Vettori, In the air and safe! Vettori just chips it on the off side and it lands inside the infield at cover for a run. What a spell from Sunil Narine. 4-0-11-1. 115/5

17.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Fuller length, driven down through mid off for one. 114/5

17.4 S Narine to C Gayle, Spins it outside off, even Gayle is beaten by the spin. 113/5

17.3 S Narine to D Vettori, Swept away through mid-wicket for one. 113/5

Daniel Vettori comes now to bat.

17.2 S Narine to M Agarwal, OUT! Bowled him! A genuine off-spinner just outside off, goes in quickly as Agarwal is rooted on his back foot. The ball sneaks underneath his bat to crash onto middle and off. 112/5

17.1 S Narine to C Gayle, Length delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket. One run. 112/4

Sunil Narine to bowl.

16.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Short delivery, pulled down through square leg for one. 111/4

16.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Was that a DROP? Length down the leg side, Gayle just flicks it down. McCullum gets to his right but it goes off his gloves down to the fine leg fielder. 110/4

16.4 J Kallis to C Gayle, Again angles a length delivery, just about has enough reverse movement. Gayle moves his right leg out but fails to make contact. 106/4

16.3 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length outside off, Gayle has a go and misses. 106/4

50 for Chris Gayle!

16.2 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Down the leg side, easily flicked down past short fine leg. A very slow innings from him. They need a fast move on now. 106/4

16.1 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Too late maybe. Gayle takes a step down and squirts it away uppishly over covers. 102/4

Jacques Kallis comes back.

TIME OUT!

15.6 B Lee to C Gayle, Thrashes it through covers this time. Excellent fielding by Shukla in the deep to make it just one. 98/4

15.5 B Lee to C Gayle, SIX! That was such a tracer bullet. A high full toss outside off, Gayle gets hold of it and whacks it just over Manoj Tiwary at long on. 97/4

15.4 B Lee to M Agarwal, High full toss on off at 138.6 kph, punched away through covers for one. 91/4

15.3 B Lee to C Gayle, Fuller outside off, hit through mid off for a run. 90/4

15.2 B Lee to M Agarwal, Length down the leg side, tucked away off the hips for one through square leg. 89/4

15.1 B Lee to C Gayle, Bowls a yorker, Gayle digs it away to third man to pick up a single. 88/4

14.6 S Narine to M Agarwal, Agarwal rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball straight to cover. 87/4

14.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Pushes it quicker at 91.2 kph, Gayle gets a thick inside edge towards short fine leg for a run. 87/4

14.4 S Narine to C Gayle, Ample turn there. Short from outside leg, spins a mile to go past Gayle and goes wide outside off. 86/4

14.3 S Narine to M Agarwal, Pushes it through covers for one. 86/4

14.2 S Narine to M Agarwal, Stays back to defend now. 85/4

14.1 S Narine to M Agarwal, Carrom ball outside off, Agarwal is beaten with a poke inside the line. 85/4

Sunil Narine back on.

13.6 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller length AT 141.3 kph, driven through extra covers to pick up one. 85/4

13.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Gets down and hits it through covers to take one. 84/4

13.4 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller again, this time on leg stump, Lee falls on his follow through with a dive. Agarwal drives it down past Lee through mid off for one. The throw comes in and Lee has to move away just in time. Has a bewildered look on his face while looking at Manoj Tiwary, the fielder who had thrown the ball. 83/4

13.3 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller length at 137.1 kph, driven straight to extra cover. 82/4

13.2 B Lee to M Agarwal, FOUR! Outside edge now. Length outside off, Agarwal slashes hard and the outside edge makes the ball race away through third man. 82/4

13.1 B Lee to M Agarwal, A very well directed bouncer on off, Agarwal ducks down just in time. 78/4

Brett Lee comes in to bowl.

12.6 R Bhatia to M Agarwal, Fuller length, driven down to long on for one to end the over. 78/4

Mayank Agarwal walks in at number 6.

12.5 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, OUT! Just when Bangalore were creeping back, Kolkata have Tiwary now. Fuller outside off, Tiwary once again heaves it, it goes off a top edge and Gambhir takes a easy catch at backward point. 77/4

12.4 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, SIX! Tiwary into the act and this was timed so well. Full at 105.4 kph, Tiwary gets down and just lofts it over long off. Good connection with the blade there. 77/3

12.3 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Short delivery, slashed through covers. There could have been two there. 71/3

12.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! Bangalore are still alive as long as Chris Gayle plays like this. Short and Gayle rocks on to thump it over long on with some brute power. His second one. 70/3

12.1 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Low full toss on off, Tiwary bunts it down to long on to take a single. 64/3

11.6 S Narine to S Tiwary, Short and pulled away to Abdulla at deep square leg to take one. 63/3

11.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Hits it through covers to take one. 62/3

11.4 S Narine to S Tiwary, A long hop but keeps low, Tiwary reaches down and pulls it through mid-wicket for one. 61/3

11.3 S Narine to S Tiwary, Short and spinning away, whacked through covers now. 60/3

11.2 S Narine to C Gayle, Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for one. 60/3

11.1 S Narine to C Gayle, Down the leg side as Gayle fails to flick. Not given as a wide. 59/3

Sunil Narine to bowl.

10.6 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Length outside off, pushed to point. 59/3

10.5 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Slower delivery, Gayle punches it down through mid off to pick up one. 59/3

10.4 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, A yorker now at 114.4 kph, just outside off, Tiwary digs it away through mid-wicket to take a run. 58/3

10.3 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Slower one through the air, Tiwary plays it feverishly to point. 57/3

10.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle hits it through covers for one. 57/3

10.1 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Good length outside off, Gayle swings and misses. Bhatia thinks there was an outside edge and puts in a failed appeal for caught behind. 56/3

Rajat Bhatia comes to bowl.

9.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length outside off, Gayle punches it down through mid off to take one. 56/3

9.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle gets hit on his thigh pad. 55/3

9.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, No-ball! The second bouncer of the over. Umpire Doctrove signals it. 55/3

9.4 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! That's hammered! Gayle comes down the track and just whacks it off length through square leg. 54/3

9.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Short of a length, Tiwary pulls it through mid-wicket for one. 50/3

9.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, WIDE! Walks down the track, Kallis delivers a bouncer. Tiwary misses out on his pull. 49/3

9.2 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to point. 48/3

9.1 J Kallis to C Gayle, In the corridor outside off, Gayle punches it to deep cover for a single. 48/3

TIME OUT!

8.6 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Tiwary has played that off the front foot and into the ground. Just two runs off the over! Excellent from Pathan. 47/3

Pathan has tried 'Manked'ing Gayle. But Pathan had already bowled his delivery stride and hence it cannot be given out, inspite of Gayle being out of the crease.

8.5 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Makes room but then the ball was down the leg side, scooped down straight to Brett Lee at short fine leg. 47/3

8.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Gets down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 47/3

8.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Full and driven back to Pathan. THREE DOT BALLS! 46/3

8.2 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Spinning outside off, Gayle gets an outside edge to short third man. 46/3

8.1 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Slower through the air, Gayle pushes it late and it goes on a bounce back to Pathan. 46/3

7.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Fuller length delivery on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a run to end the over. 46/3

7.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, Bowls a back of a length outside off, Gayle punches it to cover. 45/3

7.4 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Short and Tiwary pulls it through mid-wicket to take one. 45/3

7.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Big shout for leg before! Bowls a slower delivery, Tiwary gets his pad ahead and misses the ball. Umpire Doctrove has no interest in the appeal as the batsmen take two leg byes. Replays show it was pitching outside leg. 44/3

7.2 J Kallis to S Tiwary, FOUR! A much needed one. Short and wide outside off, Tiwary slaps it hard to send it screaming away past point. 42/3

7.1 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Fuller length on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 38/3

6.6 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Clipped away through mid-wicket for one to end the over. 38/3

6.5 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Once again short, Tiwary pats it down to short third man. 37/3

6.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Spinning away outside off, Gayle flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 37/3

6.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Stays on the back foot and defends. 36/3

6.2 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Slow and loopy, Gayle defends. 36/3

6.1 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Short and down the leg side, flicked down through square leg for one. 36/3

Yusuf Pathan comes on now.

5.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Short outside off, Gayle punches it to short cover. 35/3

5.5 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Once again a short delivery, pulled down off the inside part for one through mid-wicket. 35/3

5.4 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Full outside off, Tiwary defends. HAT-TRICK AVERTED! 34/3

Saurabh Tiwary walks in now. Kallis on a hat-trick!

5.3 J Kallis to de Villiers, OUT! Kallis gets AB! This happens only in the Indian T20 league. Short delivery banged in, de Villiers pulls but the ball skies off the top edge. Shukla at mid on takes it and is ecstatic. 34/3

AB de Villiers walks in at number 4.

5.2 J Kallis to V Kohli, OUT! He is gone! LBW! Length delivery at 135.3 kph, nips in and just keeps low. Kohli misses his flick and falls down. The umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. But for some reason, Virat Kohli is livid with either the decision or with himself. 34/2

5.1 J Kallis to V Kohli, In the air and safe! Fuller length, Kohli closes his bat face early and the top edge carries straight down. Shukla runs backwards from mid off but could not get that. Two taken. 34/1

4.6 S Narine to V Kohli, Middle and leg delivery, clipped away for one through square leg. 32/1

4.5 S Narine to V Kohli, Flicks it away to mid-wicket. 31/1

4.4 S Narine to V Kohli, Down the leg side, flicked to square leg. 31/1

4.3 S Narine to V Kohli, NOT OUT! Once again the ball spins in from outside off, Kohli on his back foot, misses as the ball lobs off his pads and lobs up to McCullum's body and then hits the stumps. The bails have been lodged off and then McCullum takes the catch but that cannot be given out! There is a lot of time taking by the third umpire as Virat Kohli seems to have got an inside edge. But that cannot be given as the ball lobbed off McCullum's body, then hit the stumps and then he took the catch. 31/1

There is a caught behind appeal against Kohli! It's referred upstairs as the umpires have a chat within themselves.

4.2 S Narine to V Kohli, Down the leg side, flicked down to square leg. 31/1

4.1 S Narine to V Kohli, Short and spinning in, keeps low as Kohli digs it away. 31/1

Sunil Narine will bowl now. He dropped Chris Gayle, mind you. Can he make it count with the ball?

3.6 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, this time steered down to third man to take one. 31/1

3.5 B Lee to V Kohli, FOUR! Off the outside edge. Back of a length outside off at 143.6 kph, Kohli punches and the outside edge runs past Tiwary at point. Yusuf in the deep slides in but the ball crosses over. 30/1

3.4 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, stabbed way to cover. 26/1

3.3 B Lee to V Kohli, FOUR! That's a classic cover drive. Full and slow outside off, Virat executes the shot to timely perfection. Not a fielder moved. 26/1

3.2 B Lee to V Kohli, Fuller length, driven to covers. 22/1

3.1 B Lee to V Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 22/1

2.6 Y Pathan to C Gayle, DROPPED! Can you believe it? Gayle has been dropped even as four fielders converged around Sunil Narine. Full again, Gayle once again heaves it away, this time it was not entirely well time and skies into the air. Four fielders ran towards deep extra cover as Narine comes charging in. With fingers pointing upwards, he still puts it down. They run two. 22/1

2.5 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 20/1

2.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, SIX! There he goes, the big man. Fuller length and Gayle smokes it high and handsome over wide long on. 20/1

2.3 Y Pathan to V Kohli, On the pads, worked away for one through mid-wicket. 14/1

2.2 Y Pathan to V Kohli, FOUR! Poor attempt. Kohli grabs a full delivery and drives it cleanly, it goes towards mid off where Bhatia dives but allows it through. 13/1

2.1 Y Pathan to V Kohli, Fuller outside off, Kohli drives it straight to cover. 9/1

1.6 B Lee to C Gayle, FOUR! Just enough width offered outside off, Gayle muscles it away through extra covers. 9/1

1.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Slow and full outside off, Gayle drives it straight to cover-point. 5/1

1.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Wide. Bowls it down the leg side, Gayle lets it through. 5/1

1.4 B Lee to V Kohli, Length delivery again, Kohli drives but gets an outside edge to run down to third man for a single. 4/1

1.3 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, Kohli drives it on the up but straight to McCullum at extra cover. 3/1

1.2 B Lee to C Gayle, Length on off, Gayle gets an outside edge towards point to take one. 3/1

1.1 B Lee to C Gayle, Good length delivery angled outside off, Gayle leaves it alone. 2/1

Brett Lee to bowl from the other end.

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

0.6 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Pathan has his man and isn't he pumped up! Dilshan dances down once again to clear mid off, the ball went off the outside part to Bhatia, who leapt up to take it at mid off. Yusuf Pathan has an extended celebration. 2/1

0.5 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Down the leg side, flicked down through square leg for one. 2/0

0.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Fuller, Gayle drives it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Gayle has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 1/0

0.2 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, Makes a charge down the track, it goes off the inside part wide off mid-wicket and Bangalore are away with one. 1/0

0.1 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, Starts off on length, tucked down to square leg. 0/0

Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

Gautam Gambhir is named the Man of the Match for his 93. Thanks for staying with us today. Double-header tomorrow. First between Delhi and Jaipur, and the next one between Mumbai and Hyderabad. Till then, farewell!

Sunil Narine bowled exceptionally well, giving away just 11 runs in his four overs. Jacques Kallis struck with two wickets off two balls. Kolkata now move to SECOND PLACE with 11 points. While Bangalore are at the FOURTH PLACE with 9 points.

Kolkata win this game quite comprehensively in the end, inspite of Chris Gayle hanging on till the last over. The 47-run margin victory shows that Bangalore were not close to chasing that target down. Bangalore kept losing on wickets at regular wickets. The ball was also coming on to the bat but for some reason, Chris Gayle laid low, maybe just because he ran out of partners.

19.6 L Shukla to V Kumar, KOLKATA WIN BY 47 RUNS! A bouncer over Kumar, who ducks. Kumar looks for the no-ball but it never comes. 143/6

Vinay Kumar walks in.

19.5 L Shukla to C Gayle, OUT! Shukla gets Gayle but neither sides would be too happy with that result. Fuller outside off, Gayle swings at it and the outside edge carries low to McCullum, who dives to his left and takes it. Gayle goes now for 86! 143/6

19.4 L Shukla to C Gayle, Once again stays back and bunts it on the off side. 143/5

19.3 L Shukla to C Gayle, FOUR!! Billy Doctrove could have been shot by a Gayle gun! Fuller outside off, Gayle goes bang down the ground as the umpire has to move away just in time. Becomes the HIGHEST RUN-SCORER of the tournament. 143/5

19.2 L Shukla to C Gayle, A half-volley, Gayle swings and misses. The ball hits him just above the knee cap. Seems to have a niggle. 139/5

19.1 L Shukla to D Vettori, Fuller length, driven through covers for one. 139/5

No mercy there for any of the bowlers as the top-order played fantastically. Gambhir lead the brigade with a captain's knock of 93. He was well supported by McCullum at the top and then Jacques Kallis hung with him for a 41 run knock. Bangalore have the batting strength. But is 191 just too much to chase down? Join us in a while to witness the second innings.

19.6 V Kumar to Y Pathan, OUT! Vinay Kumar takes Yusuf Pathan now off a poor delivery. A high full toss at 128.6 kph, Pathan gets hold of it and swings across uppishly. Dilshan at deep square leg settles under it. The umpires reckons the height on that ball was fine and Pathan has to go. 190/4

19.5 V Kumar to M Tiwary, Slower delivery, Tiwary waits on and could just cut it past point to take one. 190/3

19.4 V Kumar to Y Pathan, Fuller and hit through mid on for one. 189/3

19.3 V Kumar to Y Pathan, SIX! Pathan power now. Length delivery, Pathan just swings across the line to send it packing over mid-wicket. Kolkata need two more of those to reach 200. 188/3

Manoj Tiwary walks in.

19.2 V Kumar to J Kallis, OUT! Kallis departs now. Full toss outside off, Kallis gets across to scoop it, the ball hardly clears short fine leg as Harshal Patel runs backwards to take a fine catch. 182/3

19.1 V Kumar to Y Pathan, LEG BYE! Bowls it length on the pads, Yusuf fails to flick and it goes off the pads for one. 182/2

Gautam Gambhir and Brendon McCullum are the openers. Zaheer Khan to start off with the ball.

TOSS- Gautam Gambhir wins the toss and KOLKATA WILL BAT FIRST. One change for them. Iqbal Abdulla comes in for Lakshmipathy Balaji. Daniel Vettori reckons he would have batted first as well. Bangalore are unchanged, apart from Daniel's inclusion, in place of Andrew MacDonald.

The second match of today, the 38th one of the Indian T20 league is between Kolkata and Bangalore at the Eden Gardens, Kolkata. Both the teams are locked at 11 points, and the one going through with a win today, will have a better chance of making it to the play-offs. Even though there are still plenty of matches to go, there is no doubt that every match becomes a crunch game from now on.

53 required off 6 balls. Laxmi Shukla to bowl the last over.

18.6 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! Gayle is taking on in the end but it's just a formality. Full toss, Gayle sits back and send it packing over long off. 138/5

18.5 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! That's a massive hit! Fuller length on off, Gayle just launches it high over long on. 132/5

18.4 R Bhatia to C Gayle, FOUR! And now on the off side. Fuller outside off, Gayle slashes it through cover-point and it goes through. 126/5

18.3 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! The bottom-hand gave away but the ball just kept on going. Length outside off at 110.9 kph, Gayle swings across over mid-wicket even as his bottom-hand was off the handle. One must wonder what does Mr.Gayle eats to generate so much power. 122/5

18.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, In the blockhole, dug away to cover. 116/5

18.1 R Bhatia to D Vettori, Fuller and Vettori sweeps it through mid-wicket to take one. 116/5

Vinay Kumar to bowl. Can Kolkata reach the summit of 200?

18.6 Z Khan to J Kallis, Fuller length, Kallis drives it straight back. 181/2

18.5 Z Khan to J Kallis, SIX! Swoosh, bang and boom! Kallis is hitting it like a tennis ball here. Fuller length, Kallis clears his right leg and smokes it high over mid-wicket. Clear striking from King Kallis here. 181/2

Yusuf Pathan to walk in at number 4.

18.4 Z Khan to G Gambhir, OUT! Gambhir goes on 93! A true captain's innings. Fuller and Gambhir aims to clear long off with a flat hit. Unfortunately it lacks the distance and goes straight to Appanna positioned there. 175/2

18.3 Z Khan to J Kallis, Excellent yorker, Kallis digs it away to cover for one. 175/1

18.2 Z Khan to J Kallis, SIX! Once again a clean strike from the masterful player. A half volley outside off at 131.5 kph, Kallis gets completely underneath and sends it high over long off. 174/1

18.1 Z Khan to G Gambhir, Slower delivery outside off at 122.9 kph, Gambhir gets it away through backward point to pick up a single. 168/1

17.6 S Narine to D Vettori, In the air and safe! Vettori just chips it on the off side and it lands inside the infield at cover for a run. What a spell from Sunil Narine. 4-0-11-1. 115/5

17.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Fuller length, driven down through mid off for one. 114/5

17.4 S Narine to C Gayle, Spins it outside off, even Gayle is beaten by the spin. 113/5

17.3 S Narine to D Vettori, Swept away through mid-wicket for one. 113/5

Daniel Vettori comes now to bat.

17.2 S Narine to M Agarwal, OUT! Bowled him! A genuine off-spinner just outside off, goes in quickly as Agarwal is rooted on his back foot. The ball sneaks underneath his bat to crash onto middle and off. 112/5

17.1 S Narine to C Gayle, Length delivery, flicked away through mid-wicket. One run. 112/4

Zaheer Khan to bowl.

17.6 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Again bowls very full, this time Gambhir hits it to point, who dives and stops. They take one. 167/1

17.5 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Very full delivery at 131.2 kph, Gambhir scythes it down to short third man. Is on 91. It's been a good over so far. Just six runs. 166/1

17.5 V Kumar to G Gambhir, WIDE! For height. A slow and short delivery, Gambhir initially aims to pull but then sways out of it. 166/1

17.4 V Kumar to J Kallis, In the yorker zone now, dug down to long on to pick up one. 165/1

17.3 V Kumar to J Kallis, Full toss now at 128.7 kph, stroked down past the bowler and they come back for two. 164/1

17.2 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Fuller outside off, Gambhir ends up slicing it over extra covers for one. 162/1

17.1 V Kumar to J Kallis, Short of a length, pulled away through mid-wicket off the inside part for one. 161/1

Sunil Narine to bowl.

16.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Short delivery, pulled down through square leg for one. 111/4

16.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Was that a DROP? Length down the leg side, Gayle just flicks it down. McCullum gets to his right but it goes off his gloves down to the fine leg fielder. 110/4

16.4 J Kallis to C Gayle, Again angles a length delivery, just about has enough reverse movement. Gayle moves his right leg out but fails to make contact. 106/4

16.3 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length outside off, Gayle has a go and misses. 106/4

50 for Chris Gayle!

16.2 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Down the leg side, easily flicked down past short fine leg. A very slow innings from him. They need a fast move on now. 106/4

16.1 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! Too late maybe. Gayle takes a step down and squirts it away uppishly over covers. 102/4

Vinay Kumar will bowl.

16.6 H Patel to J Kallis, Back of a length outside off, dabbed through point for a single to end the over. 160/1

The ball has gone over the roof. New ball will be taken one more time in this match.

16.5 H Patel to J Kallis, SIX! Whoa. That's the class Jacques Kallis brings into the game. Fuller length delivery at 129 kph, Kallis just lofts it over long on very cleanly. 159/1

16.4 H Patel to G Gambhir, Short of a length outside off, scythed away past point to take one. 153/1

16.3 H Patel to G Gambhir, SIX! That did not look entirely clean but it still sails over. Short of a length, Gambhir adjusts on his back foot and just swats it. It went high into the mid-wicket stands. Surprisingly, Replays show it came cleanly off the meat of the bat. 152/1

16.2 H Patel to J Kallis, Fuller length, Kallis drives it down the ground to take one. 146/1

50 stand between Jacques Kallis and Gautam Gambhir!

16.1 H Patel to G Gambhir, Short of a length, Gambhir pulls it through mid-wicket to take one. 145/1

Jacques Kallis comes back.

TIME OUT!

15.6 B Lee to C Gayle, Thrashes it through covers this time. Excellent fielding by Shukla in the deep to make it just one. 98/4

15.5 B Lee to C Gayle, SIX! That was such a tracer bullet. A high full toss outside off, Gayle gets hold of it and whacks it just over Manoj Tiwary at long on. 97/4

15.4 B Lee to M Agarwal, High full toss on off at 138.6 kph, punched away through covers for one. 91/4

15.3 B Lee to C Gayle, Fuller outside off, hit through mid off for a run. 90/4

15.2 B Lee to M Agarwal, Length down the leg side, tucked away off the hips for one through square leg. 89/4

15.1 B Lee to C Gayle, Bowls a yorker, Gayle digs it away to third man to pick up a single. 88/4

Harshal Patel to bowl.

15.6 D Vettori to J Kallis, Short outside off, Kallis dabs it to extra cover. Gambhir came down for a run but then has to scamper back. 144/1

15.5 D Vettori to G Gambhir, Pushes it through point for one. 144/1

15.4 D Vettori to G Gambhir, SIX! That's a bad ball. A high full toss, Gambhir just turns and hoicks it. It just about clears square leg. 143/1

15.3 D Vettori to J Kallis, Full and down the leg side, Kallis drives it down and Vettori leaps to his right to stop it. One taken at mid on. 137/1

15.2 D Vettori to G Gambhir, Yorker length this time at 103.1 kph, Gambhir flicks it away through square leg for one. 136/1

15.1 D Vettori to J Kallis, Fuller length outside off at 102.4 kph, driven back towards Vettori who parries it down towards mid off to take a run. 135/1

14.6 S Narine to M Agarwal, Agarwal rocks onto the back foot and punches the ball straight to cover. 87/4

14.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Pushes it quicker at 91.2 kph, Gayle gets a thick inside edge towards short fine leg for a run. 87/4

14.4 S Narine to C Gayle, Ample turn there. Short from outside leg, spins a mile to go past Gayle and goes wide outside off. 86/4

14.3 S Narine to M Agarwal, Pushes it through covers for one. 86/4

14.2 S Narine to M Agarwal, Stays back to defend now. 85/4

14.1 S Narine to M Agarwal, Carrom ball outside off, Agarwal is beaten with a poke inside the line. 85/4

Daniel Vettori comes back to bowl.

14.6 Z Khan to G Gambhir, SIX! Powerful one that. Short in length, Gambhir gets back and hooks it cleanly over mid-wicket. There was a fielder in the deep but the ball kept going over him. 134/1

14.5 Z Khan to J Kallis, Bangs in short again, on top of the stumps, Kallis waits and runs it down to third man to take one. 128/1

14.4 Z Khan to J Kallis, Good length delivery, slower one, Kallis attempts to run it down but misses. 127/1

14.3 Z Khan to G Gambhir, Fuller length, Gambhir slogs it across and it goes to deep mid-wicket for a run. 127/1

14.2 Z Khan to J Kallis, Short in length, Kallis angles it down towards short third man to pick up one. 126/1

14.1 Z Khan to J Kallis, FOUR! That's unlucky. Length outside from, from around the wicket, Kallis hits it but the ball hisses away off the outside edge. Third man gets around but could not pull it inside. 125/1

Sunil Narine back on.

13.6 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller length AT 141.3 kph, driven through extra covers to pick up one. 85/4

13.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Gets down and hits it through covers to take one. 84/4

13.4 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller again, this time on leg stump, Lee falls on his follow through with a dive. Agarwal drives it down past Lee through mid off for one. The throw comes in and Lee has to move away just in time. Has a bewildered look on his face while looking at Manoj Tiwary, the fielder who had thrown the ball. 83/4

13.3 B Lee to M Agarwal, Fuller length at 137.1 kph, driven straight to extra cover. 82/4

13.2 B Lee to M Agarwal, FOUR! Outside edge now. Length outside off, Agarwal slashes hard and the outside edge makes the ball race away through third man. 82/4

13.1 B Lee to M Agarwal, A very well directed bouncer on off, Agarwal ducks down just in time. 78/4

Zaheer Khan comes on.

Time out!

13.6 H Patel to G Gambhir, Wide outside off, Gautam lets it go. 121/1

Both the teams would be itching to get a break now, with some tension building between the sides.

13.5 H Patel to J Kallis, Fuller length, played away through mid-wicket for one. 121/1

13.4 H Patel to G Gambhir, Slow and down the leg side at 114.9 kph, tucked down for one. 120/1

So Gambhir once again has a word or two. First it was with de Villiers and then he goes on to have a word with Daniel Vettori.

13.3 H Patel to G Gambhir, Works it away past point and takes two. 119/1

13.2 H Patel to G Gambhir, Slower one outside off, Gambhir slashes at it and misses. 117/1

13.1 H Patel to J Kallis, Gets down and dabs it through covers to take one. 117/1

Brett Lee comes in to bowl.

12.6 R Bhatia to M Agarwal, Fuller length, driven down to long on for one to end the over. 78/4

Mayank Agarwal walks in at number 6.

12.5 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, OUT! Just when Bangalore were creeping back, Kolkata have Tiwary now. Fuller outside off, Tiwary once again heaves it, it goes off a top edge and Gambhir takes a easy catch at backward point. 77/4

12.4 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, SIX! Tiwary into the act and this was timed so well. Full at 105.4 kph, Tiwary gets down and just lofts it over long off. Good connection with the blade there. 77/3

12.3 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Short delivery, slashed through covers. There could have been two there. 71/3

12.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, SIX! Bangalore are still alive as long as Chris Gayle plays like this. Short and Gayle rocks on to thump it over long on with some brute power. His second one. 70/3

12.1 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Low full toss on off, Tiwary bunts it down to long on to take a single. 64/3

12.6 T Dilshan to J Kallis, Flatter length at 86 kph, hit through mid off for one to end the over. 116/1

12.5 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Pushes it through point to pick up a run to end the over. 115/1

12.4 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's the luck Gambhir has. Fuller length, Gambhir slog sweeps it. The ball goes high in the air towards wide long on. Vinay Kumar came charging from long on. Zaheer Khan comes from deep mid-wicket. Vinay attempts with the dive but the ball sneaks in through and crosses over the ropes. 114/1

12.3 T Dilshan to J Kallis, Short on the pads, tucked away through mid-wicket to pick up a single. 110/1

12.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Yorker length, Gambhir makes room and hits it through covers to jog for one. 109/1

12.1 T Dilshan to J Kallis, Fuller length, flicked away through mid-wicket for a single. 108/1

11.6 S Narine to S Tiwary, Short and pulled away to Abdulla at deep square leg to take one. 63/3

11.5 S Narine to C Gayle, Hits it through covers to take one. 62/3

11.4 S Narine to S Tiwary, A long hop but keeps low, Tiwary reaches down and pulls it through mid-wicket for one. 61/3

11.3 S Narine to S Tiwary, Short and spinning away, whacked through covers now. 60/3

11.2 S Narine to C Gayle, Down the leg side, flicked through square leg for one. 60/3

11.1 S Narine to C Gayle, Down the leg side as Gayle fails to flick. Not given as a wide. 59/3

Dilshan comes back.

11.6 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Once again dances down but defends it. 107/1

11.5 K Appanna to G Gambhir, SIX! Excellent strike. Gambhir gets down, meets the ball on the full and smokes it high over mid-wicket. 107/1

11.4 K Appanna to J Kallis, Gets forward and pushes it through covers to take one. 101/1

11.3 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Looks to sweep it down but gets a top edge towards short fine leg. One run. 100/1

Fifty for Gautam Gambhir.

11.2 K Appanna to G Gambhir, RUN OUT CHANCE! Flatter length, Gambhir flicks it straight to Kohli at square leg. Kallis was struggling at the striker's end but Kohli's throw was bad. Two taken. 99/1

11.1 K Appanna to J Kallis, Gets down and hits it through mid on to take one. 97/1

Sunil Narine to bowl.

10.6 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Length outside off, pushed to point. 59/3

10.5 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Slower delivery, Gayle punches it down through mid off to pick up one. 59/3

10.4 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, A yorker now at 114.4 kph, just outside off, Tiwary digs it away through mid-wicket to take a run. 58/3

10.3 R Bhatia to S Tiwary, Slower one through the air, Tiwary plays it feverishly to point. 57/3

10.2 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle hits it through covers for one. 57/3

10.1 R Bhatia to C Gayle, Good length outside off, Gayle swings and misses. Bhatia thinks there was an outside edge and puts in a failed appeal for caught behind. 56/3

Appanna comes back.

10.6 D Vettori to G Gambhir, Looks to work it down but gets hit on the pads. Vettori appeals unsuccessfully. 96/1

10.5 D Vettori to J Kallis, Full and Kallis drives it through mid on for one. 96/1

10.4 D Vettori to J Kallis, Flatter outside off, hit to the bowler. 95/1

10.3 D Vettori to B McCullum, OUT! That's a big blow and Dan has his man. Just a touch short, McCullum goes back to cut and misses. The ball hits middle stump. 95/1

10.2 D Vettori to B McCullum, FOUR! Kiwi to a Kiwi and McCullum is winning it hands down. Flatter outside off, again full at 97.9 kph, McCullum thrashes it through covers. The man in the deep has no chance. Jacques Kallis is the new man to walk in. 95/0

10.1 D Vettori to B McCullum, FOUR! Superb placement. Flatter and full at 107.6 kph, a touch fast. McCullum gets down, reaches out from outside off and sweeps it all along through square leg. 91/0

Rajat Bhatia comes to bowl.

9.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length outside off, Gayle punches it down through mid off to take one. 56/3

9.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, Length delivery, Gayle gets hit on his thigh pad. 55/3

9.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, No-ball! The second bouncer of the over. Umpire Doctrove signals it. 55/3

9.4 J Kallis to C Gayle, FOUR! That's hammered! Gayle comes down the track and just whacks it off length through square leg. 54/3

9.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Short of a length, Tiwary pulls it through mid-wicket for one. 50/3

9.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, WIDE! Walks down the track, Kallis delivers a bouncer. Tiwary misses out on his pull. 49/3

9.2 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Opens the face of the bat and guides it straight to point. 48/3

9.1 J Kallis to C Gayle, In the corridor outside off, Gayle punches it to deep cover for a single. 48/3

9.6 H Patel to B McCullum, Width outside off at 135.6 kph, cut through cover-point for one. 87/0

9.5 H Patel to B McCullum, Short outside off, McCullum slaps it through covers and takes two. 86/0

9.4 H Patel to B McCullum, FOUR! Rotten luck for Patel. A good slower delivery, McCullum charges down, is a bit early and gets an inside edge to amble down just past the leg stump. 84/0

9.3 H Patel to B McCullum, Back of a length, McCullum remains back and defends. 80/0

9.2 H Patel to G Gambhir, Short outside off, slapped through point and Dilshan gets across with a dive. Attempts the direct throw at the striker's end but misses. One run taken. 80/0

9.1 H Patel to G Gambhir, SIX! Excellent strike this. Just a superb shot from a highly talented player. Full on off, the slower one. Gambhir waits and lifts it cleanly over mid-wicket. 79/0

TIME OUT!

8.6 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Tiwary has played that off the front foot and into the ground. Just two runs off the over! Excellent from Pathan. 47/3

Pathan has tried 'Manked'ing Gayle. But Pathan had already bowled his delivery stride and hence it cannot be given out, inspite of Gayle being out of the crease.

8.5 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Makes room but then the ball was down the leg side, scooped down straight to Brett Lee at short fine leg. 47/3

8.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Gets down the track and flicks it through mid-wicket. One run added to the total. 47/3

8.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Full and driven back to Pathan. THREE DOT BALLS! 46/3

8.2 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Spinning outside off, Gayle gets an outside edge to short third man. 46/3

8.1 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Slower through the air, Gayle pushes it late and it goes on a bounce back to Pathan. 46/3

Harshal Patel is introduced.

8.6 D Vettori to B McCullum, Once again goes back and punches it on the off side. 73/0

8.5 D Vettori to B McCullum, This time gets in line to defend it. 73/0

8.4 D Vettori to B McCullum, Pushes it straight to cover. 73/0

8.3 D Vettori to B McCullum, FOUR! That's an excellent cricket shot. McCullum comes down the track and just lofts it powerfully over mid off. 73/0

8.2 D Vettori to B McCullum, FOUR! That's dealt severely. Short at 90.6 kph and McCullum goes back and forth to thwack it over mid-wicket. 69/0

8.1 D Vettori to B McCullum, Drives a full ball straight back to Dan. 65/0

7.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Fuller length delivery on the pads, flicked away to deep mid-wicket for a run to end the over. 46/3

7.5 J Kallis to C Gayle, Bowls a back of a length outside off, Gayle punches it to cover. 45/3

7.4 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Short and Tiwary pulls it through mid-wicket to take one. 45/3

7.3 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Big shout for leg before! Bowls a slower delivery, Tiwary gets his pad ahead and misses the ball. Umpire Doctrove has no interest in the appeal as the batsmen take two leg byes. Replays show it was pitching outside leg. 44/3

7.2 J Kallis to S Tiwary, FOUR! A much needed one. Short and wide outside off, Tiwary slaps it hard to send it screaming away past point. 42/3

7.1 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Fuller length on the pads, flicked away to mid-wicket. 38/3

Daniel Vettori comes back to bowl.

7.6 T Dilshan to B McCullum, Again short, flicked through mid-wicket for one. 65/0

7.5 T Dilshan to B McCullum, LBW APPEAL! A genuine off-spinner outside off, spins back in quite sharply as McCullum gets across and misses his flick. Dilshan asks the question and the umpire does not give it in his favour. Rightly so, the replays show the impact to be outside off. 64/0

For the umpteenth time, there is an issue with the ball. From the naked eye, it seems that there is a lot of moisture. Once the ball reaches the covers, it becomes wet and it a problem for the spinners to grip it. But now, the umpire Asad Rauf thinks it is enough for a new ball to be called in.

7.4 T Dilshan to B McCullum, FOUR! Reverse sweep. Just a touch short, McCullum executes the shot well enough to get it past short third man. 64/0

7.3 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Gets down and flicks it through mid-wicket to take one. 60/0

7.2 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, Takes a charge down but whacks it straight back to Dilshan. 59/0

The ball seems to wet once again as Dilshan has a tough time in drying it up.

7.1 T Dilshan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Loose delivery, short and wide. Gambhir slashes it wide off point and it races away. 59/0

6.6 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Clipped away through mid-wicket for one to end the over. 38/3

6.5 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Once again short, Tiwary pats it down to short third man. 37/3

6.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Spinning away outside off, Gayle flicks it through mid-wicket for one. 37/3

6.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Stays on the back foot and defends. 36/3

6.2 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Slow and loopy, Gayle defends. 36/3

6.1 Y Pathan to S Tiwary, Short and down the leg side, flicked down through square leg for one. 36/3

Tillakaratne Dilshan to bowl.

6.6 V Kumar to B McCullum, FOUR! Just poor fielding from Zaheer Khan. Short on off, McCullum pulls it in front of mid-wicket. Zaheer Khan from long on, gets to it easily but tumbles awkwardly while getting down and lets it cross over the ropes. 55/0

6.5 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Pushes it through cover to take one. 51/0

6.4 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Short and Gambhir pulls it down straight to Gayle, who just hesitates while taking the ball. Gambhir gives him a false charge but gets back in time. 50/0

6.3 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Length outside off, Gambhir pokes and misses. 50/0

6.2 V Kumar to G Gambhir, FOUR! Flat! What a shot. Just short at 136 kph, Gambhir wheels and pulls it well in front of square as the ball lands just inside the mid-wicket ropes. 50/0

6.1 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Off the inside edge! Short and Gambhir gets a fine inside edge. AB dives spectacularly to save it to his left. 46/0

Yusuf Pathan comes on now.

5.6 J Kallis to C Gayle, Short outside off, Gayle punches it to short cover. 35/3

5.5 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Once again a short delivery, pulled down off the inside part for one through mid-wicket. 35/3

5.4 J Kallis to S Tiwary, Full outside off, Tiwary defends. HAT-TRICK AVERTED! 34/3

Saurabh Tiwary walks in now. Kallis on a hat-trick!

5.3 J Kallis to de Villiers, OUT! Kallis gets AB! This happens only in the Indian T20 league. Short delivery banged in, de Villiers pulls but the ball skies off the top edge. Shukla at mid on takes it and is ecstatic. 34/3

AB de Villiers walks in at number 4.

5.2 J Kallis to V Kohli, OUT! He is gone! LBW! Length delivery at 135.3 kph, nips in and just keeps low. Kohli misses his flick and falls down. The umpire has no hesitation in raising his finger. But for some reason, Virat Kohli is livid with either the decision or with himself. 34/2

5.1 J Kallis to V Kohli, In the air and safe! Fuller length, Kohli closes his bat face early and the top edge carries straight down. Shukla runs backwards from mid off but could not get that. Two taken. 34/1

Time out!

5.6 K Appanna to B McCullum, Flat, driven to covers. End of Powerplay, 46/0. Kolkata are going strong. 46/0

5.5 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Gambhir takes the charge down and pushes it down through mid on for one. 46/0

The ball has landed in the damp area. So it becomes wet and there is a small delay in drying it.

5.4 K Appanna to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's freebies. A full toss on the pads, Gambhir flicks it away easily through backward square leg. 45/0

Gambhir has a word with AB. Seems that he was not happy with the keeper chirping behind the wickets. There are more words exchanged between Gambhir and the umpire Asad Rauf. Seems to be fine now though.

5.3 K Appanna to B McCullum, Pushes it through point and take one. 41/0

5.2 K Appanna to B McCullum, Goes on the back foot and punches it to covers. 40/0

5.1 K Appanna to B McCullum, Arm ball, skidding on as McCullum pats it down. 40/0

4.6 S Narine to V Kohli, Middle and leg delivery, clipped away for one through square leg. 32/1

4.5 S Narine to V Kohli, Flicks it away to mid-wicket. 31/1

4.4 S Narine to V Kohli, Down the leg side, flicked to square leg. 31/1

4.3 S Narine to V Kohli, NOT OUT! Once again the ball spins in from outside off, Kohli on his back foot, misses as the ball lobs off his pads and lobs up to McCullum's body and then hits the stumps. The bails have been lodged off and then McCullum takes the catch but that cannot be given out! There is a lot of time taking by the third umpire as Virat Kohli seems to have got an inside edge. But that cannot be given as the ball lobbed off McCullum's body, then hit the stumps and then he took the catch. 31/1

There is a caught behind appeal against Kohli! It's referred upstairs as the umpires have a chat within themselves.

4.2 S Narine to V Kohli, Down the leg side, flicked down to square leg. 31/1

4.1 S Narine to V Kohli, Short and spinning in, keeps low as Kohli digs it away. 31/1

4.6 V Kumar to G Gambhir, In the air and safe! Short, Gambhir pulls but miscues it. It lands short of Khan at mid on. They run so well to take two. The running has been good since they got together. 40/0

4.5 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Good length outside off at 130 kph, Gambhir makes room and whacks it to Kohli at cover-point. 38/0

4.4 V Kumar to G Gambhir, Good length on off, Gambhir gets a leading edge and Kohli gathers it. 38/0

4.3 V Kumar to G Gambhir, FOUR! That was well pulled. Just short outside off at 131.3 kph, Gambhir pulls it down wide off square leg and the man in the deep has no chance. 38/0

4.2 V Kumar to B McCullum, Back of a length outside off at 134.2 kph, McCullum pulls it down aerially, just short of Vettori at mid on for one. 34/0

4.1 V Kumar to B McCullum, Goes on the back foot and taps it to cover. 33/0

Sunil Narine will bowl now. He dropped Chris Gayle, mind you. Can he make it count with the ball?

3.6 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, this time steered down to third man to take one. 31/1

3.5 B Lee to V Kohli, FOUR! Off the outside edge. Back of a length outside off at 143.6 kph, Kohli punches and the outside edge runs past Tiwary at point. Yusuf in the deep slides in but the ball crosses over. 30/1

3.4 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, stabbed way to cover. 26/1

3.3 B Lee to V Kohli, FOUR! That's a classic cover drive. Full and slow outside off, Virat executes the shot to timely perfection. Not a fielder moved. 26/1

3.2 B Lee to V Kohli, Fuller length, driven to covers. 22/1

3.1 B Lee to V Kohli, Kohli has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 22/1

Vinay Kumar will have a bowl.

3.6 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Fullish on leg, flicked down to short fine leg. 33/0

3.5 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Good running. Gambhir gets down and whacks it wide off mid on. Calls well to take the second as well. 33/0

3.4 K Appanna to B McCullum, Yorker length, McCullum digs it through mid-wicket and takes one. 31/0

3.3 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Fuller, driven through mid off to take one. 30/0

3.2 K Appanna to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's hit well against the spin. Gambhir charges down to this flighted delivery and whacks it across. It races over mid-wicket. 29/0

3.1 K Appanna to G Gambhir, Flatter outside off, driven to covers. 25/0

3.1 K Appanna to G Gambhir, WIDE! Spins it down the leg side once again. Poor start. 25/0

3.1 K Appanna to G Gambhir, WIDE! Starts off with a leg-sided delivery. 24/0

2.6 Y Pathan to C Gayle, DROPPED! Can you believe it? Gayle has been dropped even as four fielders converged around Sunil Narine. Full again, Gayle once again heaves it away, this time it was not entirely well time and skies into the air. Four fielders ran towards deep extra cover as Narine comes charging in. With fingers pointing upwards, he still puts it down. They run two. 22/1

2.5 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 20/1

2.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, SIX! There he goes, the big man. Fuller length and Gayle smokes it high and handsome over wide long on. 20/1

2.3 Y Pathan to V Kohli, On the pads, worked away for one through mid-wicket. 14/1

2.2 Y Pathan to V Kohli, FOUR! Poor attempt. Kohli grabs a full delivery and drives it cleanly, it goes towards mid off where Bhatia dives but allows it through. 13/1

2.1 Y Pathan to V Kohli, Fuller outside off, Kohli drives it straight to cover. 9/1

Appanna to bowl now.

2.6 Z Khan to B McCullum, McCullum has played that off the front foot and into the ground. 23/0

2.6 Z Khan to B McCullum, Wide. Bowls it down the leg side. 23/0

2.5 Z Khan to B McCullum, Punches it away straight the man on the off side. 22/0

2.4 Z Khan to B McCullum, Brendon has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 22/0

2.3 Z Khan to G Gambhir, DROPPED! Again. Another tough chance. Wide outside off, Gambhir slashes hard, it flies to the left of Gayle at gully, who could only get an hand to parry it down. One run taken. 22/0

2.2 Z Khan to G Gambhir, FOUR! That's delicate. Length down the leg side, Gambhir just eases it down past the keeper. 21/0

2.1 Z Khan to G Gambhir, FOUR! DROPPED! But an excellent effort from Harshal Patel. Zaheer comes around and bowls wide outside off. Gambhir slashes hard and it flies wide off third man. Harshal Patel ran across, got to it, and while tumbling, spilled it down as the ball crossed the ropes. Otherwise, it would have been an outstanding outfield catch. 17/0

1.6 B Lee to C Gayle, FOUR! Just enough width offered outside off, Gayle muscles it away through extra covers. 9/1

1.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Slow and full outside off, Gayle drives it straight to cover-point. 5/1

1.5 B Lee to C Gayle, Wide. Bowls it down the leg side, Gayle lets it through. 5/1

1.4 B Lee to V Kohli, Length delivery again, Kohli drives but gets an outside edge to run down to third man for a single. 4/1

1.3 B Lee to V Kohli, Length outside off, Kohli drives it on the up but straight to McCullum at extra cover. 3/1

1.2 B Lee to C Gayle, Length on off, Gayle gets an outside edge towards point to take one. 3/1

1.1 B Lee to C Gayle, Good length delivery angled outside off, Gayle leaves it alone. 2/1

1.6 D Vettori to B McCullum, Length outside off, punched to Kohli at extra covers who fumbles but they still don't take one. 13/0

1.5 D Vettori to G Gambhir, Flatter length, tucked to deep mid-wicket for one. 13/0

1.4 D Vettori to B McCullum, Once again goes on the back foot and punches it to mid off. This was hit a touch softly and he gets one. 12/0

1.3 D Vettori to B McCullum, Punches it down to mid off. 11/0

1.2 D Vettori to B McCullum, Beautiful loop outside off, McCullum feels for it and gets beaten. 11/0

1.1 D Vettori to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 11/0

Brett Lee to bowl from the other end.

Virat Kohli walks in at number 3.

0.6 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, OUT! Pathan has his man and isn't he pumped up! Dilshan dances down once again to clear mid off, the ball went off the outside part to Bhatia, who leapt up to take it at mid off. Yusuf Pathan has an extended celebration. 2/1

0.5 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Down the leg side, flicked down through square leg for one. 2/0

0.4 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Fuller, Gayle drives it back to the bowler. 1/0

0.3 Y Pathan to C Gayle, Gayle has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 1/0

0.2 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, Makes a charge down the track, it goes off the inside part wide off mid-wicket and Bangalore are away with one. 1/0

0.1 Y Pathan to T Dilshan, Starts off on length, tucked down to square leg. 0/0

Daniel Vettori to bowl.

0.6 Z Khan to G Gambhir, FOUR! Short of a length, just outside off, Gambhir slashes it away past point and it races away. 11/0

0.5 Z Khan to B McCullum, Once again bowls length, McCullum gets it away through mid-wicket to pick up one. 7/0

0.4 Z Khan to B McCullum, Length on off, McCullum tucks it through mid-wicket. Vettori with the chase in the deep. Two runs. 6/0

0.3 Z Khan to B McCullum, Good delivery. Just a bit of away-swing outside off, McCullum is stuck on the back foot with a prod and gets beaten. 4/0

0.2 Z Khan to B McCullum, Length delivery, McCullum sits back and defends. 4/0

0.1 Z Khan to B McCullum, FOUR! Kolkata are away! Length delivery at 139.4 kph, McCullum tucks it down through short fine leg for a boundary. 4/0

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