IPL | Kolkata vs Rajasthan | Kolkata | 20/05/2008

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Toss: Shane Warne has won the toss and decided to bowl. There's so much noise in Eden that Warne needed to shout out "heads" so that everyone hears. Sourav Ganguly says he would have bowled as well. There is some rain around so D/L could come in later. Maybe the reason for bowling first.

Teams: Rajasthan are playing four seamers for this one - Watson, Tanvir, Munaf Patel and Siddharth Trivedi. They go in unchanged from the previous match.

Umar Gul in for the injured Shoaib Akhtar. That's the only change for Kolkata. Salman Butt is slated to open with Mohammad Hafeez.


Kolkata Knight Riders team
Salman Butt, Mohammad Hafeez, captainSC Ganguly, DJ Hussey, DB Das, LR Shukla, wicketkeeperWP Saha, AB Agarkar, I Sharma, AB Dinda, Umar Gul

Rajasthan Royals team
GC Smith, SA Asnodkar, YK Pathan, SR Watson, M Kaif, RA Jadeja, captainSK Warne, Sohail Tanvir, wicketkeeperM Rawat, SK Trivedi, MM Patel
 
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Well Rajasthan have got 1 wicket already with the inclusion of Hafeez!
 
shoaib not playing

gul is playing though, consistent and a better bowler then shoaib.

shoaib only good on his day..

gul is atleast more consistent..
 
Akhtar not playing sucks. Butt, Hafeez, Gul and Akhtar should be in all matches
 
PlanetPakistan said:
Disappointing to see Shoaib miss out. Lets hope the injury isn't too serious.

Yep, let's hope he's back for the last few games
 
if kolkata loses today, then i think they won't have any chance to qualify for semis
 
This is also a battle of the coaches - Buchanan v Warne. This is what Warne had to say after the previous game - 'They need to do some work on their game, maybe get back to their laptops". Never misses a chance, the master.

Cricinfo
 
bablu_khan said:
if kolkata loses today, then i think they won't have any chance to qualify for semis

With Butt in great form and Gul (probably the best T20 bowler in the world) in the side, I think Kolkata has decent chance of winning today. Obviously if Shoaib was playing it would have been even better
 
thnx man ... yeah it sucks that the sopcast links have all stopped.
 
Patel sharing the new ball (instead of Watto!!) and first ball shout for LWB against Hafeez right not given, second ball tough c and b chance dropped
 
Surpirse surprise hafeez gone. Said so

1.4 Patel to Mohammad Hafeez, OUT, he's got his man this time, good-length ball that was moving slightly away, Hafeez felt it was in the slot and tried to loft it over the infield but he's not got the timing right, that hits the inside half of the bat and pops straight to Asnodkar at mid-on. He appeared to be sent in to go after the bowling but has to go now.
Mohammad Hafeez c Asnodkar b Patel 4 (8b 1x4 0x6) SR: 50.00
 
Watson replaces Tanvir after 1 over .... hmmmn ... maybe Warnie thinks Tanvir can't bowl to lefties ?
 
kashif77 said:
Watson replaces Tanvir after 1 over .... hmmmn ... maybe Warnie thinks Tanvir can't bowl to lefties ?

saving him for slog overs..... since Butt and Gangu are batting slow anyways!
 
Again Ganguly playing like its a test match !! he just not performing.. putting too much pressure on the other guys!


oh and look wot cricinfo says "Ganguly doesn't have much of a clue but is trying to clear the field, thick inside edge goes to square leg, even Dada is smiling by the end of it "
 
Mohsin_Pak786 said:
EXCELLENT over from Tanno, just 2 off it! 14/1 after 4
lol I thought itz some indian bowler I was looking for his name in the score card n then realized itz our very own Tanvir hehe
 
Has Younis Khan left for Rajhastan yet or he will sit out the whole season. I doubt with Watson and Marsh performing they will sit out and Warne is the captain and Tanvir is a bowler.

As I type this YK is sitting in the dugout talking to commentators
 
lol@ Warne has changed the bowler after every over. Laxman did that when Deccan played Punjab and failed miserably. Warne is doing fine as of now

this is village tactics
 
Tanvir bang on target as usual

Butt also played some good shots, good to see

Ganguly :))) :))) Seems to have forgotten this T20 not Test match
 
SwEeT CaNdY said:
lol I thought itz some indian bowler I was looking for his name in the score card n then realized itz our very own Tanvir hehe

Now c'mon SC! Do you think after the EXCELLENT over that was bowled, it would have been an Indian bowler?! ;-)
 
Mohsin_Pak786 said:
Do you think after the EXCELLENT over that was bowled, it would have been an Indian bowler?! ;-)

:D

Tanvir is a class apart to these Indian trundlers
 
Srinivas has a lateral thought: "How about limitations for batsmen.like a bowler can bowl maximum 4 overs(24 balls). Similarly a batsmen can bat for 24 balls (max). If he is out without facing 24 balls he is out."
 
Goldbrain said:
Srinivas has a lateral thought: "How about limitations for batsmen.like a bowler can bowl maximum 4 overs(24 balls). Similarly a batsmen can bat for 24 balls (max). If he is out without facing 24 balls he is out."

never understood wot he meant by this!? sounds stupid
 
Oh well here comes the real test mode from Kolkata now with Butt gone
 
am surprised KKR are persisting with butt/hafez opening ....they need get some better player next season & also get rid of ganguly !
 
Butt did a good job.. opened for 7 overs wot else do u want?

2nd opener (today Hafeez) and Ganguly who slow down the whole process

ps. hussey done f'all too.. one good innings that was it :6:
 
SameerM said:
never understood wot he meant by this!? sounds stupid


six a side matches have similar rules ..wer a batsmen retires after he scores 30 runs ..wont work here !
 
jusarrived said:
six a side matches have similar rules ..wer a batsmen retires after he scores 30 runs ..wont work here !

but he mentioned something about facing 24 balls and not being out or something!
 
Mohsin_Pak786 said:
Not even gonna start the Tanno, Patel coparison!

why not ? agreed tanvir has doen well ....but hes never going to be a top notch bowler nor is munaf patel ...fair comparison between bowlers who have potential to be above average at best ..currently tanvir looks a better prospect though!
 
Hussey fails again bowled by Yusuf Pathan for 11. KK 71/3
 
YKP is surprisingly turning out to be quite a bowling threat in T20 ... averaging better than even Warnie.
 
12.2 Warne to Debabrata, SIX!!, Warne tosses it up on the stumps, Debabrata comes down the track and gets to the pitch of the ball, whacks it over the bowler's head, as straight as a ramrod! Warne is flummoxed, bamboozled, the kid has smashed him badly!
 
From Cricinfo

Bit of banter between Warne and Ganguly. Such fun. Ganguly dropped a piece of paper and Warne, having a cheeky look at it, gave it back. My guess is it was the D/L chart, but it could have well been something more romantic.
 
Indiafan said:
From Cricinfo

Bit of banter between Warne and Ganguly. Such fun. Ganguly dropped a piece of paper and Warne, having a cheeky look at it, gave it back. My guess is it was the D/L chart, but it could have well been something more romantic.

Thats why Ganguly's batting so slowly. He wants to spend all the time he can out there with Warnie. Awww bless:D
 
Oh well, it seems he had dropped it only to take that wicket himself :p
 
First:

16.5 Watson to Das, 2 runs, shocking drop, Das backs away and lofts a short of a length ball over cover, he's hit it straight to Tanvir on the boundary who attempts the catch rather casually and drops it, Watson is gutted, he had begun to celebrate before the catch was taken, Tanvir was taking a few steps back and was in an uncomfortable position when the ball got to him

Then:

17.3 Sohail Tanvir to Das, OUT, well he's got Das with an outstanding yorker, Tanvir comes round the wicket and whips the yorker in with a quick-arm action, he swings the yorker into middle and leg and Das is late in bringing his bat down, Tanvir's celebration is unusually animated, relieved after the drop catch no doubt
DB Das b Sohail Tanvir 31 (20b 1x4 2x6) SR: 155.00

:D:D:D
 
lollol said:
Oh well, it seems he had dropped it only to take that wicket himself :p
Déjà vu
 
This is when i say that Tanveer seems to get his wickets with 'normal' deliveries.

This time from a full toss.... even i myself couldve hit that one for six with the boundaries in the IPL :p
 
Now gets Shukla as well after getting hit for a boundary! Tanno on fire, shabaash!
 
"Sohail Tanvir has this habit of dropping catches and taking the wicket by himself the following over. In T20 world cup he dropped Jayasuria, and than the very next over he bowled him," says Syed.
 
First ball from Tanno and (VERY!) slower ball 99kph, second ball 6666666 from Gul

19.2 Sohail Tanvir to Umar Gul, SIX, that's clobbered way over midwicket for six, that's a quick and full one, Gul stands up tall and swings clean, what a hit, some Pakistani love here
19.1 Sohail Tanvir to Umar Gul, no run, round the wicket and the most tantalising slower ball of the night, 99kph and Gul has no clue of when that's going to reach him, loops to the keeper
 
Tanno gets another!

19.3 Sohail Tanvir to Umar Gul, OUT, holds it back a bit, tucks him for room, Gul swings hard again but a thick top-edge flies straight to Kaif at long-on, that's as easy as it gets for him, third wicket for Tanvir
Umar Gul c Kaif b Sohail Tanvir 7 (4b 0x4 1x6) SR: 175.00
 
Rajasthan Royals will require 148 runs to win (should be easy chase)
 
my online viewing stopped whan ganguly was out any one else had the same problem
 
RR 6/0 after 1 over Smith with a scintillating 4

Gul nor bowling the opening overs, instaed its Dinda and Sharma
 
Sharma gets the breakthrough, just after getting hit for a 4, he comes back to remove Asnodkar, 16/1 after 2

AND GUESS WAT...............................ITS TANNO AS THE NEW BATSMAN. PROBABLY SENT IN AS PINCH HITTER
 
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