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Match Status- Match Ended, Venue - Eden Gardens, Kolkata,, Date - 05/04/2012, Toss won by - Delhi Daredevils
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Commentary (Delhi Daredevils innings)

Right then, that's all we have for this match. Like Mumbai, Delhi also win by 8 wickets and kick off their campaign in style. We look forward to your company for tomorrow's double-header starting at 0400 IST. See you then. Cheers!!!

Irfan Pathan receives the Man of the Match award for his match winning knock!

"Delhi bowled like devils and dared to beat Kolkata in their own den. They can only get stronger from here after Warner, Pietersen, Mahela arrive" tweets Ayaz Memon.

In pursuit of 98 off 12 overs, the Delhi openers went hammer and tongs right from the onset. Especially, Aaron Finch, who looked in superb touch and clobbered the Kolkata bowlers to all parts of the park. The hosts sniffed in a chance for a comeback with a couple of quick wickets but then Irfan Pathan stole the show from them with a breathtaking knock. Marchant de Lange would like to forget his performance as soon as possible as he conceded 36 from his 3 overs.

A whirlwind 42 off 20 balls by Irfan Pathan powered Delhi to a comprehensive win over Kolkata. The visitors set up the game nicely by bowling well and then the batsmen finished the job with a minimum of fuss.

11.1 R Bhatia to I Pathan, FOUR! That's it, Delhi win by 8 wickets! Bhatia serves a low full toss on the pads, at 112.5 kph, Pathan effortlessly eases it over square leg for a boundary. Handshakes in the middle and Delhi are off the mark in the tournament! 100/2

2 more needed for a win off the last over. Pathan will take strike! Bhatia to bowl...

10.6 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Helps it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a single. 96/2

10.5 Y Pathan to I Pathan, FOUR! Superb shot! Pathan dances down the track and lifts it with the spin over covers for a boundary. 95/2

10.4 Y Pathan to G Maxwell, Tries to sweep it but misses and is hit on the pads. They took a leg bye as the keeper and bowler were busy appealing. 91/2

10.3 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for one. 90/2

10.2 Y Pathan to G Maxwell, Another flatter delivery on middle and leg, Maxwell failed to work it across the line and it clipped his pads. The ball rolled to mid-wicket and they crossed for a leg bye. 89/2

10.1 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Quicker delivery on middle, flicked to the on side for one. 88/2

Yusuf Pathan into the attack. Brother vs Brother!

9.6 de Lange to I Pathan, Works it off his pads to the on side and retains the strike. 87/2

9.5 de Lange to I Pathan, SIX! Pathan power! A length delivery on middle and leg, Pathan gets behind the line and smacks it over long on for a biggie. That looked like a mishit but it cleared the fence easily. 86/2

9.4 de Lange to I Pathan, A half-tracker on middle, Pathan pulls it brilliantly to cow corner where Kallis makes a wonderful sliding stop and parries it to the long on fielder. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 80/2

9.3 de Lange to G Maxwell, Once again bowls it full on middle, Maxwell digs it out to mid-wicket for a single. 78/2

9.2 de Lange to I Pathan, Bowls it full on middle, driven to mid on for one. A direct hit by the fielder but the batsman makes it home. 77/2

9.1 de Lange to I Pathan, SIX! Thwack! de Lange serves a short delivery on middle, Pathan murders the sight of a delivery via a brutal pull shot and bullets it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Just one word to explain it, WOW! 76/2

Marchant de Lange is back on.

8.6 J Kallis to I Pathan, Outside off, crunched to covers for one. The fielder tried to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end but missed. 28 to win off 18 balls! 70/2

8.5 J Kallis to I Pathan, SIX! A crucial blow as the pressure was mounting. Pathan gets it in his arc and swings his blade firmly across the line. It flies off the meat of the bat and clears the cow corner boundary with ease. 69/2

8.4 J Kallis to G Maxwell, Short delivery on off, Maxwell mistimes his pull shot to deep mid-wicket for one. 63/2

8.3 J Kallis to I Pathan, Straighter delivery, chipped over mid on for a single. 62/2

8.2 J Kallis to I Pathan, Gets on the front forward and pushes it to covers. His partner wants the single but Pathan sends him back. 61/2

8.1 J Kallis to I Pathan, Tries to hammer it over covers but it flies off the outside part of the blade. The sweeper cover attempts to take the catch by diving forward but it falls in front of him. They manage to come back for the second. 61/2

7.6 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Maxwell fails to work it around the corner and is hit on the pads. End of a fabulous over by Bhatia! 59/2

7.5 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Again the pads, Pathan takes a single at mid-wicket. 59/2

7.4 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Turns a length delivery off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 58/2

7.3 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Full outside off, driven straight to covers. 57/2

Glenn Maxwell walks out to the middle.

7.2 R Bhatia to V Sehwag, OUT! Sehwag, the big fish departs and the Eden Gardens erupts. Length delivery on off, a bit slower in pace, Sehwag waits for it to come at him and then attempts to launch it over long on. He fails to get enough power behind the shot and Abdulla takes a well judged catch sprinting to his left in the deep. Kolkata bouncing back in this match! 57/2

7.1 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery on middle, Pathan flicks it off his pads to wide long on for a single. 57/1

Rajat Bhatia into the attack.

6.6 J Kallis to V Sehwag, FOUR! Bang! Kallis feeds the batsman with some room outside off and Sehwag pounces onto it. He bludgeons it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. Delhi need 42 to win off 30 balls! 56/1

6.5 J Kallis to I Pathan, Short delivery on middle at 129.9 kph, Pathan pulls it nicely to deep square leg for one. 52/1

6.4 J Kallis to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery on off, driven straight to covers. 51/1

6.3 J Kallis to I Pathan, Greets the batsman with a rank yorker length delivery on middle, Pathan digs it out to the on side for a couple. 51/1

Surprise! Surprise! Irfan Pathan is the new batsman out to the middle.

6.2 J Kallis to A Finch, OUT! Bowled'em and there is huge cheer from the crowd. Kallis delivers a full length delivery in the line of the stumps, at 133.4 kph, Finch shimmies down the track and attempts to hack it over covers. He fails to connect and the stumps are disturbed. Delhi need 49 more for a win! 49/1

6.1 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Serves a short of a length delivery on off, Sehwag fails to get hold of his pull shot but still manages to clear mid-wicket. A single. 49/0

5.6 de Lange to V Sehwag, Fullish in length on middle, driven down the ground to long on to retain the strike. 48/0

5.5 de Lange to A Finch, That's nasty! A ripper of a delivery, well targeted bouncer at 137.8 kph, Finch tries to pull it but is beaten for pace. It hist it helmet and rolls in front of point. They cross for a leg bye. 47/0

5.4 de Lange to V Sehwag, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 46/0

5.3 de Lange to A Finch, On the pads at 141.6 kph, eased to fine leg for one this time. 45/0

5.2 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! Boom! A short of a length delivery banged into the batsman at 142.3 kph, Finch picked the length early and pulled it powerfully to fine leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep was late in picking it up and by the time he realized, the ball already crossed the ropes. 44/0

5.1 de Lange to V Sehwag, Ouch! Back of a length delivery on off, Sehwag jumps on the back foot to work it to the leg side but gets an inside edge on the chest. They pick up a single. 40/0

Marchant de Lange is back on.

4.6 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Kallis lands it on a length outside off, Sehwag opens up to give himself room and slaps it down the ground to long off for one. 39/0

4.5 J Kallis to A Finch, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Finch is late with his flick shot and is hit on the pads. It rolls to square leg and they pinch a leg bye. 38/0

4.4 J Kallis to A Finch, Zippy delivery in the channel outside off, Finch flirts with it and misses. 37/0

4.3 J Kallis to A Finch, Length delivery outside off, Finch tries to cut it but it comes off the bottom edge. An excellent piece of fielding by Das at third man to save a few runs for his side. They managed to come back for the second. 37/0

4.2 J Kallis to A Finch, Angles it in, Finch defends it from within the crease. 35/0

4.1 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Fuller delivery on off, Sehwag square drove it for a single behind point. 35/0

Jacques Kallis into the attack.

3.6 I Abdulla to A Finch, Sweeps it to the on side but finds the fielder. 34/0

3.5 I Abdulla to A Finch, Smart piece of bowling by Abdulla. He saw the batsman moving towards the leg side and followed him. Finch was forced to defend it back. 34/0

3.4 I Abdulla to A Finch, Presses on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler. 34/0

3.3 I Abdulla to V Sehwag, Smart play, gets a biggie off the last ball and now quietly takes a single at mid-wicket. 34/0

3.2 I Abdulla to V Sehwag, SIX! Sehwag gets his opportunity finally and he cashes in with a biggie. A full floated delivery on middle, Sehwag latches onto it and hoists it over long on for a maximum. 33/0

3.1 I Abdulla to A Finch, Fuller length delivery on middle, Finch leaned forward for defense and played it with an inside edge to square leg. A single. 27/0

Iqbal Abdulla into the attack now.

2.6 B Lee to A Finch, Offers width outside off, Finch runs it down to third man for a single. 10 runs off the over! 26/0

2.5 B Lee to A Finch, Plays it to the on side but straight to mid-wicket. 25/0

2.4 B Lee to A Finch, FOUR! Finch is playing a Richard Levi kind of an innings. This time Lee serves a fuller length delivery on middle and Finch punishes it through mid-wicket for another boundary. 25/0

2.3 B Lee to A Finch, FOUR! Poor fielding in the deep by Das. A touch short in length outside off, Finch steers it behind point and it is racing away to the boundary. Das moves across to his right from third man, puts in a slide but fails to stop it from meeting the ropes. 21/0

2.2 B Lee to A Finch, Length delivery on off, Aaron has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 17/0

2.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Full delivery on middle, worked to the on side for one. 17/0

1.6 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! The bowler alters his length and serves a short delivery outside off, at 140.5 kph, Finch goes back and whacks it behind point for a boundary. The extra pace of the bowler is working to batsman's advantage here! 11 runs off the over. 16/0

1.5 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! Too full in length on middle, bowled at a fiery pace of 145.0 kph, Finch whips it through mid-wicket for a brutal boundary. Stunned silence in the stands! 12/0

1.4 de Lange to A Finch, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 8/0

1.4 de Lange to A Finch, Wide! Short delivery down the leg side, Finch tries to pull it but misses. McCullum puts in an appeal but the umpire stretches his arms in response to signal a wide. 8/0

1.3 de Lange to V Sehwag, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and rotates the strike. 7/0

1.2 de Lange to A Finch, Full delivery on off, Finch pushes it with gentle hands to mid-wicket and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Direct hit would have been close! 6/0

1.1 de Lange to A Finch, Length delivery on middle and off, Finch shows the full face of the bat and defends it back. 5/0

Marchant de Lange to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 B Lee to A Finch, Fuller delivery on off, Finch drives it through the line to mid off and sprints for a single. Good tight first over by Lee. 5/0

0.5 B Lee to A Finch, Touch short in length around off, Finch flashes his blade through the line and misses. Too close to cut it! 4/0

0.4 B Lee to A Finch, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 4/0

0.3 B Lee to A Finch, Fullish delivery, too straight in length, Finch clips it off his pads to square leg for a single. A fumble inside the ring by Pathan allows the second run as well. Gambhir is livid with the effort! 4/0

0.2 B Lee to V Sehwag, A back of a length delivery at 137.9 kph, targeting the rib cage, Sehwag glances it to deep square leg for one. 2/0

0.1 B Lee to A Finch, Starts well with a yorker length delivery on off, at 142.1 kph, Finch digs it out to the leg side and crosses for a single. 1/0

Commentary (Kolkata Knight Riders innings)

Right then, that's all we have for this match. Like Mumbai, Delhi also win by 8 wickets and kick off their campaign in style. We look forward to your company for tomorrow's double-header starting at 0400 IST. See you then. Cheers!!!

Irfan Pathan receives the Man of the Match award for his match winning knock!

"Delhi bowled like devils and dared to beat Kolkata in their own den. They can only get stronger from here after Warner, Pietersen, Mahela arrive" tweets Ayaz Memon.

In pursuit of 98 off 12 overs, the Delhi openers went hammer and tongs right from the onset. Especially, Aaron Finch, who looked in superb touch and clobbered the Kolkata bowlers to all parts of the park. The hosts sniffed in a chance for a comeback with a couple of quick wickets but then Irfan Pathan stole the show from them with a breathtaking knock. Marchant de Lange would like to forget his performance as soon as possible as he conceded 36 from his 3 overs.

A whirlwind 42 off 20 balls by Irfan Pathan powered Delhi to a comprehensive win over Kolkata. The visitors set up the game nicely by bowling well and then the batsmen finished the job with a minimum of fuss.

11.1 R Bhatia to I Pathan, FOUR! That's it, Delhi win by 8 wickets! Bhatia serves a low full toss on the pads, at 112.5 kph, Pathan effortlessly eases it over square leg for a boundary. Handshakes in the middle and Delhi are off the mark in the tournament! 100/2

98 runs in 12 overs! It should be an exciting chase with the kind of bowlers Kolkata possess. The hosts never got going with their batting and lost wickets at regular intervals. A timely cameo by Shukla and Das towards the end has provided Kolkata the runs to fight with. Morkel was excellent today, picking up three wickets and he was nicely assisted by Roelof van der Merwe and Umesh Yadav, who claimed two wickets apiece. Join us in a while for the chase!!

11.6 van der Merwe to B Lee, OUT! Run out! Fuller length delivery on middle, Lee whips it to deep mid-wicket and attempts for the second run. Umesh Yadav fires in a bullet throw from the deep and hits bull's eye. Lee is well short and Kolkata finish on 97/9 in their 20 overs! 97/9

11.5 van der Merwe to B Lee, Full delivery angling into the batsman, Lee swings his blade across the line but misses. 96/8

11.4 van der Merwe to B Lee, SIX! Lee was in tremendous form in West Indies and he has sent it many a mile. Gets a full toss on off and he just crunches it over long off. 96/8

11.3 van der Merwe to I Abdulla, Bowls it close to the yorker length, Abdulla helps it to mid-wicket for one. 90/8

Iqbal Abdulla is the new batsman.

11.2 van der Merwe to R Bhatia, OUT! Stumped! Hurls in a yorker length delivery on off, Bhatia skips down the track but misses the ball. An easy stumping for Ojha and Kolkata are 8 down for 89! 89/8

11.1 van der Merwe to B Lee, Fuller delivery on off, drilled to long on for one. 89/7

The players are on the field. Jacques Kallis and Brendon McCullum are the Kolkata openers. Time to get going! Pathan to bowl...

Kolkata - Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Brendon McCullum(w), Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Rajat Bhatia, Debabrata Das, Laxmi Shukla, Brett Lee, Marchant de Lange, Iqbal Abdulla.

Delhi - Virender Sehwag(c), Naman Ojha(w), Aaron Finch, Glenn Maxwell, Venugopal Rao, Irfan Pathan, Yogesh Nagar, Roelof van der Merwe, Morne Morkel, Shahbaz Nadeem, Umesh Yadav.

Toss - The news out from the middle is that Delhi have won the toss and will field!

The start of the match was delayed due to rain but it has cleared now. The ground-staff have done a commendable job in getting the playing area ready. But it has consumed a lot of time and now the umpires have decided that it will be a 12-over game. Kudos to the Kolkata crowd for being so patient as the stadium is still jam-packed.

Greetings to all our viewers and thank you for tuning in to the coverage of Match 2 of the Indian T20 League between Kolkata and Delhi at the beautiful Eden Gardens. History suggests that, these two sides always had the players with big names but they have failed to convert it into performance. Delhi finished last in the previous edition, while Kolkata under the captaincy of Gambhir have improved and reached the last four. Both sides would wish to kick off their campaign in style with a win today.

2 more needed for a win off the last over. Pathan will take strike! Bhatia to bowl...

10.6 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Helps it off his pads to the on side and crosses for a single. 96/2

10.5 Y Pathan to I Pathan, FOUR! Superb shot! Pathan dances down the track and lifts it with the spin over covers for a boundary. 95/2

10.4 Y Pathan to G Maxwell, Tries to sweep it but misses and is hit on the pads. They took a leg bye as the keeper and bowler were busy appealing. 91/2

10.3 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for one. 90/2

10.2 Y Pathan to G Maxwell, Another flatter delivery on middle and leg, Maxwell failed to work it across the line and it clipped his pads. The ball rolled to mid-wicket and they crossed for a leg bye. 89/2

10.1 Y Pathan to I Pathan, Quicker delivery on middle, flicked to the on side for one. 88/2

Last over coming up. Can Kolkata cross the 100-run mark? van der Merwe to bowl..

10.6 U Yadav to B Lee, A straight delivery, eased to long on for a single. End of a superb over! 88/7

10.5 U Yadav to R Bhatia, Fuller in length outside off, driven through covers for one. 87/7

Brett Lee is in next!

10.4 U Yadav to L Shukla, OUT! The dangerman perishes in the deep. A fuller length delivery on off, Shukla targets the long on fence but fails to get the desired power and elevation behind the shot. Nagar in the deep takes the simplest of catches. An entertaining knock comes to an end! 86/7

10.3 U Yadav to L Shukla, Changes his length to full outside off, Shukla hops back to make some room but ends up reaching out for it. He fails to make any contact. 86/6

10.2 U Yadav to L Shukla, A sharp bouncer on off at 140.6 kph, Shukla tries to pull it but is beaten by pace. 86/6

10.1 U Yadav to R Bhatia, Right in the blockhole, on middle, Bhatia jabs it down the ground for one. Shukla is on strike now! 86/6

Yusuf Pathan into the attack. Brother vs Brother!

9.6 de Lange to I Pathan, Works it off his pads to the on side and retains the strike. 87/2

9.5 de Lange to I Pathan, SIX! Pathan power! A length delivery on middle and leg, Pathan gets behind the line and smacks it over long on for a biggie. That looked like a mishit but it cleared the fence easily. 86/2

9.4 de Lange to I Pathan, A half-tracker on middle, Pathan pulls it brilliantly to cow corner where Kallis makes a wonderful sliding stop and parries it to the long on fielder. The batsmen have picked up a couple of runs. 80/2

9.3 de Lange to G Maxwell, Once again bowls it full on middle, Maxwell digs it out to mid-wicket for a single. 78/2

9.2 de Lange to I Pathan, Bowls it full on middle, driven to mid on for one. A direct hit by the fielder but the batsman makes it home. 77/2

9.1 de Lange to I Pathan, SIX! Thwack! de Lange serves a short delivery on middle, Pathan murders the sight of a delivery via a brutal pull shot and bullets it over mid-wicket for a biggie. Just one word to explain it, WOW! 76/2

9.6 S Nadeem to L Shukla, Full delivery speared into the batsman, Shukla opened up for a big heave across the line but got an inside edge onto the boot. 85/6

9.5 S Nadeem to R Bhatia, Charges down the track and smacks it to long off for another run. 85/6

9.4 S Nadeem to L Shukla, Serves a full toss this time on middle, Shukla forces it past the bowler for a single at long off. 84/6

9.3 S Nadeem to R Bhatia, A touch short in length and pulled to the leg side for one. 83/6

9.2 S Nadeem to L Shukla, Fullish in length on off, drilled to long off for one. 82/6

9.1 S Nadeem to L Shukla, SIX! Shukla is turning it on for Kolkata and the crowd is going berserk. A loopy delivery on middle, Shukla gets down on one knee and clobbers it into the stands at deep mid-wicket. That was a gigantic hit! 81/6

Marchant de Lange is back on.

8.6 J Kallis to I Pathan, Outside off, crunched to covers for one. The fielder tried to hit the stumps at the non-striker's end but missed. 28 to win off 18 balls! 70/2

8.5 J Kallis to I Pathan, SIX! A crucial blow as the pressure was mounting. Pathan gets it in his arc and swings his blade firmly across the line. It flies off the meat of the bat and clears the cow corner boundary with ease. 69/2

8.4 J Kallis to G Maxwell, Short delivery on off, Maxwell mistimes his pull shot to deep mid-wicket for one. 63/2

8.3 J Kallis to I Pathan, Straighter delivery, chipped over mid on for a single. 62/2

8.2 J Kallis to I Pathan, Gets on the front forward and pushes it to covers. His partner wants the single but Pathan sends him back. 61/2

8.1 J Kallis to I Pathan, Tries to hammer it over covers but it flies off the outside part of the blade. The sweeper cover attempts to take the catch by diving forward but it falls in front of him. They manage to come back for the second. 61/2

8.6 van der Merwe to L Shukla, Driven towards the mid on region. The batsmen have run through for a single. 75/6

8.5 van der Merwe to L Shukla, Flatter delivery drifting down the leg side, Shukla tried to play it across the line but missed and was struck on the pads. 74/6

8.4 van der Merwe to L Shukla, FOUR! Excellently executed! Just a touch short in length on off, Shukla waits for it on the back foot for eternity and at the last moment cuts it behind point for a boundary. 74/6

8.3 van der Merwe to L Shukla, Fuller delivery on middle, hammered down the ground to wide long on. Morkel with his big reach dived to his right and saved a certain boundary. Two runs added to the total. 70/6

8.2 van der Merwe to L Shukla, SIX! Tossed up delivery on off, right in the slot for the batsman and Shukla hoisted it over wide long off for a biggie. 68/6

8.1 van der Merwe to L Shukla, Quicker delivery down the leg side, Shukla failed to clip it and was hit low on the pads. 62/6

7.6 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Good length delivery drifting down the leg side, Maxwell fails to work it around the corner and is hit on the pads. End of a fabulous over by Bhatia! 59/2

7.5 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Again the pads, Pathan takes a single at mid-wicket. 59/2

7.4 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Turns a length delivery off his pads to mid-wicket for a single. 58/2

7.3 R Bhatia to G Maxwell, Full outside off, driven straight to covers. 57/2

Glenn Maxwell walks out to the middle.

7.2 R Bhatia to V Sehwag, OUT! Sehwag, the big fish departs and the Eden Gardens erupts. Length delivery on off, a bit slower in pace, Sehwag waits for it to come at him and then attempts to launch it over long on. He fails to get enough power behind the shot and Abdulla takes a well judged catch sprinting to his left in the deep. Kolkata bouncing back in this match! 57/2

7.1 R Bhatia to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery on middle, Pathan flicks it off his pads to wide long on for a single. 57/1

7.6 S Nadeem to L Shukla, Exposes all his stumps and makes some room for himself. He chips it over the bowler's head and it lands safely between long on and long off. One run added to the total. 62/6

7.5 S Nadeem to R Bhatia, Loopy ball on middle and shaping away, tickled off the pads to the on side for a single. 61/6

7.4 S Nadeem to L Shukla, A bit short in length outside off, cut behind point for one. 60/6

7.3 S Nadeem to L Shukla, Sweeps it fine to the leg side and comes back for the second run. 59/6

7.2 S Nadeem to R Bhatia, Gets forward and drives it through covers for one. 57/6

7.1 S Nadeem to R Bhatia, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 56/6

Rajat Bhatia into the attack.

6.6 J Kallis to V Sehwag, FOUR! Bang! Kallis feeds the batsman with some room outside off and Sehwag pounces onto it. He bludgeons it past the diving point fielder for a boundary. Delhi need 42 to win off 30 balls! 56/1

6.5 J Kallis to I Pathan, Short delivery on middle at 129.9 kph, Pathan pulls it nicely to deep square leg for one. 52/1

6.4 J Kallis to I Pathan, Fuller length delivery on off, driven straight to covers. 51/1

6.3 J Kallis to I Pathan, Greets the batsman with a rank yorker length delivery on middle, Pathan digs it out to the on side for a couple. 51/1

Surprise! Surprise! Irfan Pathan is the new batsman out to the middle.

6.2 J Kallis to A Finch, OUT! Bowled'em and there is huge cheer from the crowd. Kallis delivers a full length delivery in the line of the stumps, at 133.4 kph, Finch shimmies down the track and attempts to hack it over covers. He fails to connect and the stumps are disturbed. Delhi need 49 more for a win! 49/1

6.1 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Serves a short of a length delivery on off, Sehwag fails to get hold of his pull shot but still manages to clear mid-wicket. A single. 49/0

6.6 M Morkel to R Bhatia, Outside off, guided to third man for one. 56/6

Rajat Bhatia comes out to the middle.

6.5 M Morkel to L Shukla, OUT! Run out and it is Das, who was looking in nice touch. A short delivery was pulled by Shukla to deep mid-wicket and Das wanted the second run. Shukla showed no interest in it and stood near the non-striker's end cold blooded. Finch fired in a bullet throw at the striker's end and the keeper did the rest. Kolkata in tatters at 55/6! 55/6

Laxmi Shukla is the new batsman in.

6.4 M Morkel to G Gambhir, OUT! Morkel gets his third of the evening. A short delivery on middle and off from round the wicket, Gambhir stands tall to run it down but gets an inside edge back onto the stumps. Kolkata further slip into misery as their skipper departs. 54/5

6.3 M Morkel to D Das, Appeal for a run out! The batsman drops it with soft hands to covers and crosses for a quick single. There is a direct hit at the non-striker's end but the third umpire confirms that the batsman is safely in. 54/4

6.2 M Morkel to D Das, SIX! Gosh, that's handsome! Morkel hurls in a slower delivery, full outside off and the batsman picks it early. He gets underneath it and launches it over long on for a biggie. The crowd is certainly going berserk and Das is earning a name for himself! 53/4

6.1 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Sweetly times his square drive and finds the gap as well. A single as there is a sweeper on the off side. 47/4

5.6 de Lange to V Sehwag, Fullish in length on middle, driven down the ground to long on to retain the strike. 48/0

5.5 de Lange to A Finch, That's nasty! A ripper of a delivery, well targeted bouncer at 137.8 kph, Finch tries to pull it but is beaten for pace. It hist it helmet and rolls in front of point. They cross for a leg bye. 47/0

5.4 de Lange to V Sehwag, Driven towards the mid on region. They pick up a single. 46/0

5.3 de Lange to A Finch, On the pads at 141.6 kph, eased to fine leg for one this time. 45/0

5.2 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! Boom! A short of a length delivery banged into the batsman at 142.3 kph, Finch picked the length early and pulled it powerfully to fine leg for a boundary. The fielder in the deep was late in picking it up and by the time he realized, the ball already crossed the ropes. 44/0

5.1 de Lange to V Sehwag, Ouch! Back of a length delivery on off, Sehwag jumps on the back foot to work it to the leg side but gets an inside edge on the chest. They pick up a single. 40/0

5.6 G Maxwell to D Das, SIX! That's a biggie! A loopy delivery on off, Das gets on the front foot and muscles it over long on for a maximum. 12 runs off the over! 46/4

5.5 G Maxwell to D Das, Another short delivery on middle, Das pulled it over mid-wicket for a couple of runs. An excellent piece of fielding in the deep by Yadav to stop a certain boundary. 40/4

5.4 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Goes back and punches it to sweeper cover for a single. 38/4

5.3 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Tries to run it down to third man but misses. 37/4

5.2 G Maxwell to D Das, Dropped! A long hop on off, Das opts for the pull shot but fails to make good connection. It is dying to the deep mid-wicket fielder, Yadav dives forward but grasses it eventually. 37/4

5.2 G Maxwell to D Das, Wide! Sliding down the leg side. Good take by Ojha. 36/4

5.1 G Maxwell to G Gambhir, Short outside off, cut to the off side for a single. 35/4

Marchant de Lange is back on.

4.6 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Kallis lands it on a length outside off, Sehwag opens up to give himself room and slaps it down the ground to long off for one. 39/0

4.5 J Kallis to A Finch, Angles in a fuller length delivery, Finch is late with his flick shot and is hit on the pads. It rolls to square leg and they pinch a leg bye. 38/0

4.4 J Kallis to A Finch, Zippy delivery in the channel outside off, Finch flirts with it and misses. 37/0

4.3 J Kallis to A Finch, Length delivery outside off, Finch tries to cut it but it comes off the bottom edge. An excellent piece of fielding by Das at third man to save a few runs for his side. They managed to come back for the second. 37/0

4.2 J Kallis to A Finch, Angles it in, Finch defends it from within the crease. 35/0

4.1 J Kallis to V Sehwag, Fuller delivery on off, Sehwag square drove it for a single behind point. 35/0

Glenn Maxwell into the attack now.

4.6 M Morkel to D Das, Fuller length delivery angling into the batsman, Das falls across to flick it to the on side but misses and is hit on the pads. It lobs in the air and the second slip fielder collects it. They appeal but to no avail. 34/4

4.5 M Morkel to D Das, Another sharp delivery in the channel outside off, Das raises with the bounce but is beaten by pace. 34/4

4.4 M Morkel to D Das, Hurls in a bouncer at 135.7 kph, Das ducks. 34/4

4.3 M Morkel to D Das, Full length delivery outside off, the batsman gets on the front foot for the defense but towards the end deliberately runs it down to the third man region. It is destined to meet the ropes but Rao in the deep puts in a valiant dive to pull it back. Two runs added to the total. Well, the replays showed that the fielder's cap touched the ball in the process but the umpire is not aware of it. Otherwise, it would have been five penalty runs! 34/4

4.2 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Flicks it aerially through mid-wicket for a single. 32/4

4.1 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Gets on the front foot and pushes it to covers. 31/4

Jacques Kallis into the attack.

3.6 I Abdulla to A Finch, Sweeps it to the on side but finds the fielder. 34/0

3.5 I Abdulla to A Finch, Smart piece of bowling by Abdulla. He saw the batsman moving towards the leg side and followed him. Finch was forced to defend it back. 34/0

3.4 I Abdulla to A Finch, Presses on the front foot and defends it back to the bowler. 34/0

3.3 I Abdulla to V Sehwag, Smart play, gets a biggie off the last ball and now quietly takes a single at mid-wicket. 34/0

3.2 I Abdulla to V Sehwag, SIX! Sehwag gets his opportunity finally and he cashes in with a biggie. A full floated delivery on middle, Sehwag latches onto it and hoists it over long on for a maximum. 33/0

3.1 I Abdulla to A Finch, Fuller length delivery on middle, Finch leaned forward for defense and played it with an inside edge to square leg. A single. 27/0

Debabrata Das walks out to the middle.

3.6 U Yadav to Y Pathan, OUT! Caught behind! Back of a length delivery around off, at 140.3 kph, Pathan initially thought to duck under it but the ball didn't bounce much and kissed his gloves on its way into the keeper's gloves. Completely failed to pick the length! Kolkata in deep trouble at 31/4! 31/4

3.5 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Full and straight at 139.4 kph, driven back to the bowler. 31/3

3.4 U Yadav to G Gambhir, Outside off, dabbed to third man for one. 31/3

3.3 U Yadav to G Gambhir, FOUR! Offers width outside off, Gambhir climbs onto it and powers it through covers for a superb boundary. 30/3

3.2 U Yadav to Y Pathan, Down the leg side, it clipped his pads and rolled to the on side. They cross for a leg bye. 26/3

3.1 U Yadav to G Gambhir, Defends it with soft hands to the off side and takes a single. 25/3

Iqbal Abdulla into the attack now.

2.6 B Lee to A Finch, Offers width outside off, Finch runs it down to third man for a single. 10 runs off the over! 26/0

2.5 B Lee to A Finch, Plays it to the on side but straight to mid-wicket. 25/0

2.4 B Lee to A Finch, FOUR! Finch is playing a Richard Levi kind of an innings. This time Lee serves a fuller length delivery on middle and Finch punishes it through mid-wicket for another boundary. 25/0

2.3 B Lee to A Finch, FOUR! Poor fielding in the deep by Das. A touch short in length outside off, Finch steers it behind point and it is racing away to the boundary. Das moves across to his right from third man, puts in a slide but fails to stop it from meeting the ropes. 21/0

2.2 B Lee to A Finch, Length delivery on off, Aaron has defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 17/0

2.1 B Lee to V Sehwag, Full delivery on middle, worked to the on side for one. 17/0

Umesh Yadav into the attack now.

2.6 M Morkel to Y Pathan, Four leg byes! A misdirected yorker, down the leg side at 134.1 kph, Pathan, fails to flick it and it brushes his pads on its way to the fine leg fence. The hat-trick is averted but it was an excellent over! 24/3

Yusuf Pathan arrives at the crease to face the hat-trick ball.

2.5 M Morkel to M Tiwary, OUT! Clattered! Two in two for Morkel and he has rocked Kolkata early! A perfect yorker right, at the base of the middle stump at 137.0 kph, Tiwary is late in bringing his bat down and his stumps are shattered. Manoj departs without troubling the scorers and Kolkata are 20/3! 20/3

Manoj Tiwary is the new batsman.

2.4 M Morkel to J Kallis, OUT! A snorter of a delivery to get rid of his countryman. Morkel spears in a yorker length delivery close to the blockhole, Kallis leans across to flick it through mid-wicket but misses and his stumps are rattled. 20/2

2.3 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Bowls it little slower outside off, Gambhir taps it to the off side and pinches a single. 20/1

2.2 M Morkel to G Gambhir, FOUR! Spears in a fuller length delivery, Gambhir hops back a bit to make room and whips it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 19/1

2.1 M Morkel to G Gambhir, Fuller length delivery outside off, at 130 kph, Gambhir attempts to hammer it over covers but fails to make any contact. 15/1

1.6 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! The bowler alters his length and serves a short delivery outside off, at 140.5 kph, Finch goes back and whacks it behind point for a boundary. The extra pace of the bowler is working to batsman's advantage here! 11 runs off the over. 16/0

1.5 de Lange to A Finch, FOUR! Too full in length on middle, bowled at a fiery pace of 145.0 kph, Finch whips it through mid-wicket for a brutal boundary. Stunned silence in the stands! 12/0

1.4 de Lange to A Finch, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 8/0

1.4 de Lange to A Finch, Wide! Short delivery down the leg side, Finch tries to pull it but misses. McCullum puts in an appeal but the umpire stretches his arms in response to signal a wide. 8/0

1.3 de Lange to V Sehwag, Ticks it off his pads to the on side and rotates the strike. 7/0

1.2 de Lange to A Finch, Full delivery on off, Finch pushes it with gentle hands to mid-wicket and crosses for a brisk single. The fielder misses the shy at the non-striker's end. Direct hit would have been close! 6/0

1.1 de Lange to A Finch, Length delivery on middle and off, Finch shows the full face of the bat and defends it back. 5/0

Morne Morkel into the attack now.

1.6 van der Merwe to G Gambhir, Dances down the track to smother whatever spin is there and flicks it a bit aerially towards short fine leg. This time they jog for a single. 6 runs and a wicket off it! 15/1

1.5 van der Merwe to G Gambhir, Quicker delivery on middle, Gambhir tucked it off his pads but found the short fine leg fielder. 14/1

Skipper Gautam Gambhir walks out to the middle.

1.4 van der Merwe to B McCullum, OUT! Plumb LBW! Loopy delivery pitched in the line of the sticks, McCullum once again tried to pull it across the line but it was not short enough to play that shot. He was rapped on the pads and the finger went up after the LBW shout. 14/1

Bit of update on the revised playing conditions. 4 overs of Powerplay. 2 bowlers can bowl maximum of 3 overs, 3 bowlers can bowl 2 overs.

1.4 van der Merwe to B McCullum, Wide! Fires in a fuller length delivery but it is down the leg side. 14/0

1.3 van der Merwe to B McCullum, Defended off the front foot by the batsman presenting the full face of the bat. 13/0

1.2 van der Merwe to B McCullum, FOUR! A touch short in length on middle, McCullum latches onto it and pulls it over square leg for a boundary. He is looking in good touch. 13/0

1.1 van der Merwe to B McCullum, Flatter delivery angling into the batsman, it turned a bit to the off side after pitching, McCullum got squared up in defense and defended it back. 9/0

Marchant de Lange to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 B Lee to A Finch, Fuller delivery on off, Finch drives it through the line to mid off and sprints for a single. Good tight first over by Lee. 5/0

0.5 B Lee to A Finch, Touch short in length around off, Finch flashes his blade through the line and misses. Too close to cut it! 4/0

0.4 B Lee to A Finch, Defended it by getting right behind the line of the delivery. 4/0

0.3 B Lee to A Finch, Fullish delivery, too straight in length, Finch clips it off his pads to square leg for a single. A fumble inside the ring by Pathan allows the second run as well. Gambhir is livid with the effort! 4/0

0.2 B Lee to V Sehwag, A back of a length delivery at 137.9 kph, targeting the rib cage, Sehwag glances it to deep square leg for one. 2/0

0.1 B Lee to A Finch, Starts well with a yorker length delivery on off, at 142.1 kph, Finch digs it out to the leg side and crosses for a single. 1/0

Roelof van der Merwe to share the attack from the other end.

0.6 I Pathan to J Kallis, FOUR! Poor delivery, a full one on the leg stump line, Kallis flicks it handsomely off his pads to the boundary at deep mid-wicket. Good start for Kolkata! 9/0

0.5 I Pathan to J Kallis, Once again a length delivery cutting back into the batsman, Kallis is cramped up for room and is forced to defend it back. 5/0

0.4 I Pathan to J Kallis, Good length delivery on off, hint of inward shape at 130.8 kph, Kallis covers the movement and drives it to mid on. 5/0

0.3 I Pathan to B McCullum, Fullish delivery on middle, flicked to mid-wicket for one. 5/0

0.2 I Pathan to B McCullum, FOUR! Length delivery angling away from the batsman, McCullum shuffles across and blasts it over mid-wicket for a boundary. 4/0

0.1 I Pathan to B McCullum, Good start, gets a bit of swing on off, McCullum gets behind the line and defends. 0/0

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