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The first IPL match at Ranchi turned out to be a low scoring affair on a slow pitch as the ‘home team’, Kolkata Knight Riders defeatedRoyal Challengers Bangalore by five wickets. KKR, after restricting RCB to just 115, chased down the total with four balls remaining.
Yusuf Pathan slammed a six off Murali Kartik in the eighth over. At the halfway stage, KKR were 61 for two, still requiring 55 more runs. Kartik got the dangerous Pathan (18) out LBW. Kallis (41) smashed consecutive boundaries off Mithun before the bowler came back to have him caught by Henriques. Needing 14 off the last three overs, Vinay Kumar had Manoj Tiwary(24) caught by Virat Kohli at cover to cause a brief moment of worry in the KKR dressing room. Ryan ten Doeschate hit a boundary in the 19th leaving his team to score five off the final over. Doeschate (11*) hit Vinay Kumar straight down the ground to finish the match in style as KKR crossed the line.
Earlier, KKR won the toss and opted to field. After a slow start, KKR struck through Sachithra Senanayake when he had Cheteshwar Pujara (5) caught byLakshmipathy Balaji at cover. RCB managed only 22 from the Power Play – the lowest score posted in the Power Play overs in this season of IPL. RCB got a move on as Gayle launched Ryan ten Doeschate for a six. Jacques Kallis got KKR their second wicket as Kohli (17) dragged one onto the stumps. At the halfway stage, RCB were 54 for two.
Gayle (33), who was looking out of sorts, was put out of misery when he was beaten by Narine and Manvinder Bisla pulled off a sharp stumping. The KKR bowlers bowled tight lines to strangle the flow of runs. AB de Villiers (28) slammed Balaji for a six, before the bowler came back to have him caught behind, attempting a reverse sweep. Narine then trapped local lad Saurabh Tiwary (1) leg before wicket to leave RCB five down.
Henriques (11) perished in the 18th over caught in the deep off Kallis. Rampaul (0) and Mithun (2) departed off Narine to give him his fourth wicket and with it the Purple Cap. RCB eventually crawled to 115 for nine.
Man-of-the-Match: Jacques Kallis
Brief Scores: Royal Challengers Bangalore 115 for 9 (Chris Gayle 33, Sunil Narine 4-22) lost to Kolkata Knight Riders 116 for 5 in 19.2 overs (Jacques Kallis 41, R Vinay Kumar 2-17) by 5 wickets.
Chasing 151, KXIP lost Mandeep Singh (0) early as Dale Steyn had him caught by Cameron Whiteoff a leading edge. Shaun Marsh got KXIP rolling with two boundaries off Steyn in the third over. Adam Gilchrist then slammed two boundaries off Ishant Sharma as KXIP made 41 from the Power-Play. Gilchrist was given a chance as Parthiv Patel missed a stumping opportunity off Vihari in the seventh over.
Darren Sammy, introduced into the attack in the eighth over, struck with two wickets in two balls as he had Marsh (18) caught in the deep by Thisara Perera before Gilchrist (26) dragged him onto the stumps. Sammy then had David Miller (6) caught by White at cover. At the halfway stage, KXIP were 54 for four, requiring 97 more runs.
Amit Mishra was taken apart for 18 runs in the 14th over as Rajagopal Sathish whacked two sixes and a boundary. Needing 58 from 30 balls, Luke Pomersbach was put down by Karan Sharma off Perera. Sathish (25), who was striking the ball well, was then run out by Perera, triggering a collapse. Piyush Chawla (0) departed soon after off Perera, before Steyn bowled Praveen Kumar (1). Harmeet Singh (3) and Parvinder Awana (0) fell in the final over as KXIP finished 30 runs short.
Earlier KXIP won the toss and put SRH in. Parthiv Patel was given a chance on 2 when Praveen Kumar couldn’t latch on to a touch opportunity on the line and tipped the ball over the boundary. Harmeet Singh got KXIP their first breakthrough as he caught Shikhar Dhawan (15) off his own bowling. Sandeep Sharma making his IPL debut then had Hanuma Vihari (5) caught at point. The debutant jolted SRH getting two wickets in the eighth over; he first trapped White (10) leg before, before bowling Biplab Samantray (0).
Sammy (0) was given out LBW off Piyush Chawla to leave SRH reeling at 52 for 5 in the ninth over. Patel was lucky again as Gilchrist put him down on 36 off Chawla. Karan Sharma (22) slammed a six and a boundary off Harmeet before falling the next over, top edging a pull off Parvinder Awana. Perera (32*) who was dropped by Mandeep Singh when he had a solitary run against his name, smashed a six off Awana and another off Kumar. Patel (61) joined in with a six off Harmeet before being run out in the 19th over. SRH made 150 for seven.
Man-of-the-Match: Parthiv Patel
Brief Scores:Sunrisers Hyderabad 150 for 7 (Parthiv Patel 61, Sandeep Sharma 3-21) defeated Kings XI Punjab 120 for 9 (Luke Pomersbach 33*, Darren Sammy 4- 22) by 30 runs.