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Robin Uthappa, Shakib Al Hasan’s pyrotechnics take Kolkata Knight Riders to 195/4 against Royal Challangers Bangalore in IPL 2014

Shakib Al Hasan was in superb form for Kolkata Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014 © PTI (File Photo)
Robin Uthappa was in superb form for Kolkata Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL 2014 © PTI (File Photo)

By Bharath Ramaraj

May 22, 2014

Kolkata Knight Riders lost early wickets, while playing in a key a game against Royal Challengers Bangalore in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014, but Robin Uthappa and Shakib Al Hasan helped them to recover and reach 195 for the loss of four wickets on the board. Gautam Gambhir, Manish Pandey and Yusuf Pathan were out during the early part of their innings. Yusuf did play a few eye-catching shots, but then got run out.

It was Uthappa, who showcased his class by compiling  a superlative half-century. He played shots all over the park including strokes over extra cover. He played his innings with precise metre of timing and placement. Uthappa made 83 not out for them.On the the other hand, Shakib-Al Hasan the all-rounder too shone brightly.

Shakib was particularly severe on Yuzvendra Chahal, the leg-spinner’s bowling. He lofted him down the ground and also hoicked across the line. He smashed Yusuf for 24 runs in a single over.  For Bangalore, all the bowlers were a trifle inconsistent. He finally lost his wicket to Abu Nechim’s seam bowling. Mitchell Starc was perhaps the best of a very average bunch of bowlers. Ashok Dinda did take a wicket, but was again erratic. Even Chahal, who has been one of their key bowlers of IPL 7 too was hit around.

Earlier, Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field in the game against Kolkata in IPL 014. It was Uthappa, who has been in great form opened the batting with Gambhir, the skipper of Kolkata. Mitchell Starc, the left arm swing bowler opened the bowling for Bangalore. He found a wee bit of swing in the first over he bowled.

Gambhir started on a bang by neatly playing a flick shot around the corner for a boundary. Gambhir then lost the plot by trying to repeat the shot, but was caught down the leg side by the wicketkeeper of Bangalore setup, Yogesh Takawale. A fine start by Bangalore, who are desperate to win the game to stay alive in the competition. The error prone, Ashok Dinda bowled the second over of the game for IPL 2014.

Manish then played a square drive off Dinda’s bowling. It was another of those juicy half volleys bowled by Dinda. A fine start by Pandey. Bangalore bowlers need to keep taking wickets to keep the opposition on a tight leash.  The deck is good for batting and Kolkata will look for put the runs on the board.

Brief scores:

Kolkata Knight Riders 195 for 4 in 20 overs (Robin Uthappa 83*, Shakib Al Hasan 60; Mitchell Starc 1 for 32) vs Royal Challengers Bangalore. 

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(Bharath Ramaraj, an MBA in marketing, eats, drinks and sleeps cricket. He has played at school and college-level, and now channelises his passion for the game by writing about it)

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