RCB thrashed by KKR
Some people say that
traitors never prosper. That saying bears no relevance if the traitor is named Jacques Henry Kallis. On the 29th of September the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore an M Chinnaswami Stadium. Opting to bowl first, Brett Lee gave the visitors a good start with a maiden over. Jacques Kallis was tossed the ball next, and yeilded only around 3-5 runs. When Lee came to bowl his second, Gayle showed them his power by blasting 2 huge sixes. He hit another one of Kallis in
his second over but Kallis came back and took off Gayle’s middle stump. Later Virat Kohli fell formhis first duck in a long time of Lee. Saurabh Tiwari entered at No 4 as AB de Villiers was out with an injury. Tiwari and opener Tillakaratne Dilshan put some runs together before Yusuf Pathan took out Tiwari. Soon Dilshan departed after being stumped cheaply. Then skipper Daniel Vettori and Mohammed Kaif played a few quiet knocks before Kaif was trapped in lbw by Iqbal Abdulla. Then Vettori and Raju Bhatkal blitzed a 50 run partnership before Bhakal fell on 25. Vettori was still at large and finished with a knock of 44 of just 23. A couple of boundaries by Syed Mohammed ensured RCB a total of 169-9. The Knight Riders put on a glorious opening show as Brad Haddin was going berserk and hitting out and Kallis was slowly anchoring his innings. When Vettori came
to bowl he removed the dangerous Haddin for 41 of a mere 21. Kallis was then joined by the skipper Gautam Gambhir who played a captain’s knock of 50 of 37 balls. Kallis continued to 67 to win the game by 9 wickets. Kallis was named Man of the Match for his all round show, ahead of Daniel Vettori. Now RCB mus win all their remaining 2 games to qualify for the semis.