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May 22, 2014

 

Royal Challengers Bangalore captain, Virat Kohli won the toss and elected to field in the game against Kolkata Knight Riders in Indian Premier League (IPL) 2014. It was Robin Uthappa, who has been in great form opened the batting with Gautam 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 Pandey 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 baord.

 

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