McCullum takes Kolkata to 173

Published: Tuesday, May 12, 2009, 17:50 [IST]
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Centurion: A brilliant knock by skipper McCullum (84*) steered Knight Riders to 173/4 in 20 overs against against Royal Challengers in the IPL match at Centurion. His innings was studded with 10 boundaries and 2 sixes.

The skipper was well supported by David Hussey who scored 43 runs from just 27 balls.

Kolkata have gone on to register their highest score in IPL 2009 and for the first time since their 'Super' match against Rajasthan, given themselves a realistic chance of winning a game.

Kumar got his second wicket in his next over when Arindam Ghosh (7) tried to upper cut a short delivery but edged it to keeper Boucher for the catch.

Kolkata Knight Riders have made four changes in their side. Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, David Hussey and Arindam Ghosh are in the playing XI.

For Bangalore Royal Challengers Jesse Ryder is back and will open the batting for them.


Kolkata Knight Riders : Brendon McCullum(w/c), Saurav Ganguly, David Hussey, Angelo Mathews, Wriddhiman Saha, Yashpal Singh, Ajit Agarkar, Murali Kartik, Ishant Sharma, Arindam Ghosh, Ajantha Mendis

Bangalore Royal Challengers : Jacques Kallis, Jesse Ryder, Virat Kohli, Robin Uthappa, Ross Taylor, Rahul Dravid, Mark Boucher(w), Vinay Kumar, Balachandra Akhil, Anil Kumble(c), KP Appanna


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