Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first against Bangalore Royal Challengers at the Eden Gardens on Sunday.
Ganguly’s decision to bowl proved extremely successful as right from the first over Bangalore Royal Challengers were struggling to bat. They lost Sreevats Goswami in the second over and KKR’s took full advantage of this by claiming wickets at regular intervals. After 14 overs the Bangalore team was struggling at 85 for five, with Jacques Kallis batting on 32 and Robin Uthappa on 8.
Teams for today’s match:
Kolkata Knight Riders: Sourav Ganguly (capt), Brad Hodge, Rohan Gavaskar, Murali Kartik, Charl Langeveldt, Angelo Mathews , Cheteshwar Pujara, Wriddimaan Saha, Owais Shah , Ishant Sharma, LR Shukla, Ashok Dinda.
Royal Challengers Bangalore: Anil Kumble (captain), Jacques Kallis, Sreevats Goswami, Manish Pandey, Rahul Dravid, Eoin Morgan, Virat Kohli, Praveen Kumar , Abhimanyu Mithun, Robin Uthappa, Roelef van der Merwe, R Vinay Kumar, Dillon du Preez.