CL T20 2012: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Titans - As it happened...

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Titans innings

Brief Summary

In this match, the Titans looked like a bunch of ordinary cricketers. They would want to forget what happened today and would want to focus on the upcoming matches. KKR on the other hand would want to carry some confidence from this victory. We have seen some incredible individual performances in the match from KKR players and Balaji’s 4-for was one of them.

Over 16.4 || Score 89 ALL OUT

Narine into his third over. And he bowls a quicker one that crashes onto the stumps! KKR win by 99 runs! It has been a team performance from the IPL champs who can now leave the tournament with their heads held high. The batsmen contributed to post a formidable score and the bowlers backed it with some excellent bowling.

ER Links b Narine 1 (6b)

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Over 16 || Score 89/9

Manoj Tiwary comes into the attack. And he strikes in the first over! Cornelius de Villiers drags one onto the stumps! Tiwary follows it with two wrong ones. Alfonso Charges down the wicket the next ball and is stumped by Bisla! Ethy Mbhalati is the new batsman. Tiwary pitched a fuller length ball and Mbhalati smashes that over long off for a Six! Eight runs from the over. Tiwary picked two wickets in the over.

AC Thomas st Bisla b Tiwary 6 (11b)

CJD de Villiers b Tiwary 4 (10b)

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Over 15 || Score 81/7

Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Three runs from the over.

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Over 14 || Score 78/7

Balaji to bowl his final over. Five runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 73/7

Abdulla to bowl his final over. And Wiese charges down the track, doesn’t read the line and is stumped by Bisla! Three runs from the over.

Wiese st Bisla b Iqbal Abdulla 5 (7b)

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Over 12 || Score 70/6

Balaji to bowl his third over. Van der Merwe plays the first ball towards deep backward point where Brett Lee misjudges the bounce and that goes to the boundary! Merwe attempts a scoop towards fine leg, doesn’t connect and the leg stump was uprooted! Balaji gets another wicket, Van der Merwe is bowled! Four runs from the over.

RE van der Merwe b Balaji 7 (9b)

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Over 11 || Score 66/5

Abdulla to bowl his third over. Van der Merwe attempts a reverse-sweep, doesn’t connect. Five runs from the over.

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Over 10 || Score 61/5

Balaji to continue. And he continues to pick wickets! Behardien is caught behind! Balaji has had a forgettable tournament so far but he is helping his side beat probably the most formidable side of the tournament. Van der Merwe is the new batsman. Seven runs from the over.

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Over 9 || Score 54/4

Abdulla to bowl his second over. The Titans skipper has had enough, he shimmied down the track off the first ball and launched it towards deep midwicket, straight into the hands of Sunil Narine! Behardien is the new batsman. Just three runs from the over.

JA Rudolph c Narine b Iqbal Abdulla 25 (24b)

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Over 8 || Score 51/3

Balaji comes into the attack. Rudolph works the first ball to wide of long off for a couple. And Balaji strikes in his first over! Kuhn is bowled! It was a delivery that kept low and knocked the stumps, bad start for the Titans. Martin van Jaarsveld is the new batsman. And he’s gone for a first-ball duck, caught at first slip! BALAJI IS ON A HAT-TRICK! The ball moved away and Jaarsveld nicked it to first slip and McCullum took a neat catch.

M van Jaarsveld c McCullum b Balaji 0 (1b)

HG Kuhn b Balaji 10 (14b)

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Over 7 || Score 48/1

Iqbal Abdulla is brought into the attack. Rudolph hits one to midwicket for a single. He betas Kuhn with a top flighted delivery that turns sharply. Kuhn shimmies down and drives the ball to wide of long off for a single. Rudolph smashes the next ball to wide of long-on and McCullum puts an excellent effort running to his left, two runs taken. Rudolph takes a single. Kuhn sweeps the last ball for a boundary at deep square leg. Nine from the over.

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Over 6 || Score 39/1

Kallis to bowl his third over. Six runs from the over and the South Africans are not taking any chances against their experienced teammate who got the better of Davids with a top dismissal!

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Over 5 || Score 33/1

No relief for the Titans as Sunil Narine comes into the attack. Rudolph edges the first ball for a boundary towards third-man. Six from Narine’s first over. They are not reading him at all!

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Over 4 || Score 27/1

Lee to continue. Heino Kuhn is the new batsman. Three singles came off that over. Lee is bowling a tight line here with good pace!

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Over 3 || Score 24/1

Kallis to continue. Davids charges down the track off the first ball and hits the first ball over long off for a Six! Top shot from David! Rudolph smashes one over mid off and the ball stops within the boundary as the batsmen run three. David gets another short stuff into the body and he beautifully pulls that for a boundary at deep square leg! Kallis has the last laugh as he ends the over with a slower one and it takes away Davids’ off-stump! What a comeback from Kallis!

H Davids b Kallis 13 (9b)

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Over 2 || Score 10/0

Lee to bowl the second over. Just three runs from it. KKR bowlers are firing a lot of short deliveries to Henry Davids.

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Over 1 || Score 7/0

Kallis to take the new ball for KKR, Rudolph and Henry Davids will open for the Titans. Rudolph got an edge as the ball rushed past fine leg for a boundary! Seven runs from the first over.

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Brief summary:

So in their last match of the Champions League T20, KKR have posted 188, the highest total of the tournament. While Bisla, Gambhir, McCullum got them off to a flyer, Tiwary and Das added 55 runs off just 27 deliveries. Das in particular was phenomenal as he punished Alfonso Thomas for some poor bowling in the death overs. For the first time in the tournament, the Titans will be tested here. In case if they win, they would make it to the semis. The KKR meanwhile would want to leave the tournament with their heads held high. It should be a fascinating contest!

KKR innings

Over 20 || Score 188/5

Thomas to bowl the final over. He offers some width to Tiwary who makes some room and hits the ball wide of deep backward point for a boundary! Thomas follows it with a half-volley on the off side and Toiwary powers that towards deep cover for another boundary! Tiwary works the next ball, a slower one from Thomas for a single. Thomas again offers some width, Das manages to reach the ball and hits that towards deep backward point for a boundary! Das gets a leading edge off a bouncer that goes over the keeper’s head for a couple. Das ends the over with a single. Sixteen came off that over. So Alfonso Thomas has conceded 35 runs in his last two overs!

Debabrata Das 43* (19b) Manoj Tiwary 13* (10b)

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Over 19 || Score 172/5

Cornelius de Villiers to bowl the penultimate over. Das charged down the track off the fourth ball, game himself some room and clobbered that over long off for a Six! Das attempts a pull shot off the last ball, gets a leading edge that flies over the keeper’s head for a boundary! Das is playing a gem of an innings here for KKR! Twelve runs from the over.

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Over 18 || Score 160/5

Alfonso Thomas to bowl his third over. Das gets a leading edge to third man for a boundary! Thomas follows it with a short ball and Das powerfully hits that over long on for a Six! Thomas offers some room the next ball and Das powerfully cuts that through covers for a boundary! Thomas ends the over with a bouncer into Das’body and he runs a bye. Nineteen runs from the over!

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Over 17 || Score 141/5

Wiese into his final over. Das guides one to fine leg for a boundary! Seven runs from the over.

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Over 16 || Score 134/5

van der Merwe to bowl his third over. Gambhir sweeps the ball high towards deep square leg and Wiese takes an excellent catch to dismiss KKR skipper! Yusuf Pathan is the new batsman. Pathan launches the second ball he faced towards long-off for an easy catch. Pathan is OUT! Debabrata Das is the new batsman. Two runs and two wickets in the over, excellent stuff from van der Merwe.

Yusuf Pathan c Rudolph b R van der Merwe 0 (1b)

G Gambhir c Wiese b van der Merwe 44 (36b)

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Over 15 || Score 132/3

Wiese to bowl his third over. Kallis launches him towards long-on where he is again dropped by der Merwe who misjudged the catch! Kallis repeats the same shot off the next ball and this time van der Merwe makes no mistake as it is hit straight into his hands! Kallis is OUT! Manoj Tiwary is the new batsman. Seven runs from the over.

JH Kallis c van der Merwe b Wiese 18 (20b)

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Over 14 || Score 125/2

van der Merwe into his third over. He drops Kallis off a tough chance of his own bowling! Five runs from the over.

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Over 13 || Score 120/2

Wiese to bowl his second over. Five runs from the over.

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Over 12 || Score 115

van der Merwe to bowl his second over. Five runs came off that over.

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Over 11 || Score 110/2

David Wiese comes into the attack. Three singles came off the over.

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Over 10 || Score 107/2

Mbhalati to bowl his final over. Gambhir pulls the first ball towards deep square leg where Wiese’s excellent effort at the boundary saves two runs for his side. Gambhir smashes the last ball towards wide of long on for a boundary! Ten runs from the over. Mbhalati has gone for 48 runs in his 4 overs!

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Over 9 || Score 97/2

de Villiers to bowl his second over. And he dismisses McCullum who hits one straight to long on! Another blitzkrieg knock from McCullum comes to an end. Jacques Kallis is the new batsman. Five runs and a wicket for de Villiers in the over.

BB McCullum c Behardien b de Villiers 36 (20b)

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Over 8 || Score 92/2

van der Merwe is brought into the attack. Now Gambhir gets into action! He clobbers one over deep midwicket for a Six! Eight runs from the over.

Gautam Gambhir 28* (16b) Brendon McCullum 34* (18b)

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Over 7 || Score 84/1

Links brought into the attack. McCullum shimmies down the track and smokes one over over the bowler’s head for a MASSIVE SIX! McCullum defends the next ball for no run. And he shimmies down the track again and produces another HUGE SIX! This time over long on. McCullum pulls a short of length ball for a boundary off the last ball. Seventeen runs from the over! KKR are on fire!

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Over 6 || Score 67/1

Mbhalati to bowl his third over. Gambhir takes a couple off the first ball. Gambhir works a length ball over covers for a boundary! Gambhir works a short ball to fine leg for a boundary! Gambhir is offered some width and he smashes that over covers for his third boundary off the over! Fifteen runs from the over.

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Over 5 || Score 52/1

Thomas to bowl his second over. He begins with a dot ball and then McCullum clobbers him over deep midwicket for a Six! Thomas bowls another short ball and Thomas guides that to fine leg for another boundary! Ten runs from the over.

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Over 4 || Score 42/1

Cornelius comes into the attack. McCullum survives a run-out chance off the first ball! Cornelius attempted a bouncer to McCullum, couldn’t pitch it in the right place and McCullum smashes that to fine leg for a boundary! McCullum drives the next ball beautifully through covers for a couple. Nine runs from the over.

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Over 3 || Score 33/0

Mbhalati to continue. Bisla scores a couple off the first ball. Bisla hist the second ball over extra-cover for a boundary! Mbhalati follows it with a bouncer and Bisla was all set for the pull shot, he smacks that over deep midwicket for a Six! Mbhalati bowls a bouncer into the body, Bisla pulls that for another Six! Incredible hitting here from Bisla! Bisla charges down the track once again, Mbhalati pitches it wide and Bisla plays the ball towards covers where Cornelius takes an excellent catch diving to his left! The Titans have got the first breakthrough, an entertaining cameo from Bisla comes to an end. Nineteen runs came off that over.

MS Bisla c de Villiers b Mbhalati 27 (14b)

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Over 2 || Score 14/0

Alsonso Thomas to bowl from the other end. Bisla shimmied down and smashes one over the bowler’s head for a boundary! Eight runs from the over.

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Over 1 || Score 6/0

Mbhalati to bowl the first over for the Titans, Gambhir and Bisla will open for KKR. Good start by Mbhalati, just 6 runs from the over.

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TOSS: The titans have won the toss and they will bowl first.

The Indian Premier League champions Kolkata Knight Riders would want to salvage some pride as they lock horns with the Titans in their last match of the Champions League Twenty20.

The Gambhir-led team has been inconsistent throughout the tournament and the skipper’s form continues to be a major concern for the team.

KKR would want to end the tournament on a high not which wouldn’t be that easy as they are up against a side that is already looking like tournament favourites- the Titans. The Titans have capitalised the home conditions to a great extent and they are right on the top of the table with 8 points.



First Published: Monday, October 22, 2012 - 15:57

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