KKR won the toss and decided to field first. RCB makes a big score of 185 in 20 over’s which can give the other team a jeopardy. The top scorers being KL, (52), Virat (52) and Shane Watson (34).
In terms of bowling KKR did a decent job where Morkel and Chawla were the highest wicket takers in the match.
KKR coming into the batting it looked as if RCB would win the match thanks to the down fall of the 4 wickets with Gambhir being the highest scorer with 37 runs.
Pandey, who was out for a week and a half before turning out for this match, struggled right through his 12-ball stay at the crease, where he scored eight runs. When Pandey departed, Kolkata still needed 117 off 59 deliveries. It looked as if everything was over for the visting side but the game changed completely when Pathan and Russell came in to bat.
Pathan’s unbeaten 60 off 29 deliveries, which included six fours and three sixes, and Russell’s 39 off 24, studded with one four and four sixes, led to the loss of Banglore.
If the Pathan brothers perform consistently they will be able to make a place in Team India and join in the vintage brigade with Nehra and Dhoni.
RCB batting line up is powerful and they can score runs and make a huge target upto 200. But their bowling is not consistent and makes the matters worse. If the bowling can be fixed then RCB should be one of the best teams.
With the win, Kolkata moved up to No. 2 on the eight-team points table, while Bangalore remained stuck at No. 7.