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Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore, 60th T20 Match IPL 2013

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Kolkata won by 5 wkts | Kolkata Knight Riders Vs Royal Challengers Bangalore Live Score, 60th Match

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Kallis: 'Nice thing about today was that we are still in with a shout. We need some help from the others and win our next two matches. We did well as a unit today. Probably 125-130 was a par score on this wicket. I knew that I needed to stay in the middle and build partnerships. It was a tough wicket, the ball was hardly coming onto the bat. Looking to continue with the form in the next match.'
Kallis is the MoM
Gambhir: Will not think about reaching the playoffs, we will take it one game at a time. It was a very professional performance. Jacques batted well and our bowlers were spot on. It did not look like a home game, to be honest, hopefully they will support us much better in the next match.. We know we are still in this, we need to continue doing well.
Kohli: 'A wrong time to lose. Just not good enough, it was a difficult wicket to bat on. Some guys got starts, but a few unlucky dismissals and some judgement errors cost us. Credit to Kolkata for executing their plans well. AB and Henriques were crucial going into the final overs and their dismissals cost us. We need to win our last 2 matches, some results in our favour will also help us. I thought the bowling was good. We need to learn from this loss today.'
Bangalore will reflect on some minor mistakes that cost them in the end. Their batting failed on a sticky pitch. Gayle and AB de Villiers fought hard but got out at crucial times. The lower order barring Vinay Kumar fell away in pursuit of glory shots. Their bowlers brought them back into the hunt with some spirited performances. However, Mithun badly misjudged a catch off Kallis and the wily all-rounder made them pay for it. They did not give up right until the end, but had very little to defend. They have now pushed themselves into a corner and need to win both their last two home games to get into the playoffs.
End of over 20, 5 runs (1 4 )
KOL: 116/5
Ryan ten Doeschate - 11(7) This over: 4 runs
Rajat Bhatia - 3(4) This over: 1 runs
Vinay Kumar
(3.2 - 0 - 17 - 2)
19.2 Vinay Kumar to Ryan ten Doeschate 4
FOUR, Kolkata win! The slower ball from Vinay Kumar, Doeschate clubs it back over the bowler's head, Henriques rushes in from long on, puts in a valiant dive but can't stop it. The momentum takes him over the board in front of the sightscreen. Thankfully, no damage done.
Mid-off is in the ring. Will Doeschate target it?
19.1 Vinay Kumar to Rajat Bhatia 1
1 run, Vinay Kumar fires in the yorker, Bhatia drives it to mid-off for a single
5 needed from the final over. Vinay Kumar will bowl it. Pressure on him once again
End of over 19, 6 runs (. . 4 1 . 1 )
KOL: 111/5
Rajat Bhatia - 2(3) This over: 1 runs
Ryan ten Doeschate - 7(6) This over: 5 runs
Jaidev Unadkat
(4.0 - 0 - 27 - 0)
18.6 Jaidev Unadkat to Rajat Bhatia 1
1 run, another slower ball from Unadkat, Bhatia pulls it to deep mid-wicket for a single
18.5 Jaidev Unadkat to Rajat Bhatia 0
no run, the slower ball from Unadkat, Bhatia steps down the track and misses his heave
18.4 Jaidev Unadkat to Ryan ten Doeschate 1
1 run, short of a length and on off, Doeschate moves across and pulls it to square leg, wants a quick single and has to put in the dive to make his ground
18.3 Jaidev Unadkat to Ryan ten Doeschate 4
FOUR, fab shot, full and on the stumps, Doeschate moved across and lifts it over mid-on. Henriques was in the ring, the ball races away to the fence. Kohli is not impressed with his bowler
18.2 Jaidev Unadkat to Ryan ten Doeschate 0
no run, another dot ball from Unadkat, he angles a slower ball across the batsman, he shuffled across and missed his hoick

Match details

Toss : Kolkata won the toss and elected to field

Umpires : Nigel Llong (England) and Krishnaraj Srinath (India)

TV umpire : Vineet Kulkarni (India)

Match referee : Ranjan Madugalle (Sri Lanka)

Teams

Kolkata Knight Riders : Manvinder Bisla(wk), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Manoj Tiwary, Debabrata Das, Rajat Bhatia, Sachithra Senanayake, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji.

Royal Challengers Bangalore : Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers(wk), Saurabh Tiwary, Moises Henriques, Vinay Kumar, Ravi Rampaul, Murali Kartik, Abhimanyu Mithun, Jaidev Unadkat.

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