Today’s Match Details – Kolkata Knight Riders vs Royal Challengers Bangalore
Match -38 DLF IPL T20, IPL5 2012
Date – April 28, 2012
Time – 8:00 pm i.e 14:30 GMT |20:00 IST
Venue – Eden Gardens, Kolkata
Toss – Kolkata Knight Riders elected to bat
Result – Kolkata Knight Riders won by 47 runs
Today in the 38th match of IPL Season 5, Kolkata Knight Riders elected to bat first after winning the toss. Kolkata Knight Riders got off to a superb start as B McCullum and G Gambhir added 95 runs in 10.3 overs. Even after B McCullum’s wicket, KKR scoring rate didnt dropped as Gambhir and Kallis hammered every bowler. Gambhir scored a brilliant 93 off 51 balls and was well supported by Kallis who scored 41 off just 27 balls. Finally a superb batting performance by Kolkata Knight Riders helped them post 190/4 in 20 overs.
Chasing 191 to win, RCB lost T Dilshan in the very first over. Gayle and Kohli then took the score to 34 before two wickets fell on successive balls. It was a big blow for RCB as they lost V Kohli and AB de Villiers in the 6th over. RCB were struggling at 34/3 in 5.3 overs and needed a partnership. Though Tiwary and Gayle had a 43 run stand but it was not enough. After Tiwary’s wicket, Agarwal and Gayle took the team score to 112 when Narine bowled out Agarwal. RCB were chasing a target beyond reach and though Gayle scored a brilliant 86 off 58 balls but still RCB were short from target and thus lost the match by 47 runs.