Today’s Match Details – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match -38 DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Date – April 28, 2012
Time – 8:00 pm i.e 14:30 GMT |20:00 IST
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders elected to bat
Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 47 runs
A Superb batting performance by KKR top order helped them beat RCB by 47 runs despite Chris Gayle blasting innings of 86
Today in the 38th match of DLF IPL 2012, Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and elected to bat first. Kolkata Knight Riders openers, B McCullum and G Gambhir gave them flying start as the duo added 95 runs in 10.3 overs for the first wicket stand. B McCullum was bowled by Vettori after scoring 43 off 37 balls but this wicket didn’t resolved RCB problems as Gambhir and Kallis then hammered every bowler out of the park. Gambhir was at his devastating best as he scored 93 off 51 balls which included 9 fours and 5 sixes. Kallis also played a cameo of 41 off just 27 balls which included 1 four and 3 sixes. It was the superb batting performance by KKR which helped them post a total of 190/4 in 20 overs.
Chasing 191 to win, RCB got the first shock when T Dilshan was dismissed in the very first over when the team score was just 2. Gayle and Kohli then took the score to 34 when KKR got a double breakthrough as both V Kohli and the man in form for RCB AB de Villiers got out on successive bowls of Kallis over. Royal Challengers Bangalore were struggling at 34/3 in 5.3 overs but still had hope as Gayle was still present on crease. RCB needed 135 off last 10 overs and it looked really difficult as the run rate was increasing with each dot ball. S Tiwary was the next wicket to fell as he got out after scoring 19 runs. M Agarwal and Gayle then took the team score past 100 but good bowling by KKR never allowed them to free their arms. Chris Gayle’s brilliant 86 off 58 balls went in vain as RCB could manage just 143/6 in 20 overs and thus lost the match by 47 runs.