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IPL T20 2011 – RCB vs KTK: AB de Villers Thump Kochi Tuskers Kerala By 6 Wickets

By on April 9, 2011

Royal Challengers Bangalore 162 for 4 (AB de Villers 54*, Tiwary 26) beat Kochi Tuskers Kerala 161 for 5 (McCullum 45, Laxman 36) with 6 wickets…

AB de Villers outstanding performance helped RCB to have a easy victory over Kochi Tuskers Kerala in their opening match at Nehru Stadium in Kochi.

VVS Laxman and Brendon McCullum gave a wonderful start to Kochi team. After 80 runs partnership in 9 overs, Laxman was caught by Pujara in Dilshan’s bowling. Later McCullum’s show of 2 huge sixes and 4 boundaries came to an end in Virat Kohli’s bowling. Brad Hodge’s 27 runs and unbeaten Ravindra Jadeja lead the Kochi score to 161 for 5 wickets.

In RCB innings, they lost a early wicket of Dilshan in second over itself. Dilshan was caught by McCullum in Sreesanth Bowling. Mayank Agarwal, who hit a huge six in first bowl of Muralitharan took the score to 85 in 10 overs with a individual score of 33 runs and got caught by Vinay Kumar in Jadeja bowling. AB de Villers was showed a wonderful performance and stood unbeaten with 5 sixers and a boundary. Saurabh Tiwary gave a good standby to AB de Villers. Soon after Tiwary’s wicket, Asad Pathan came to bat and won the opening match for Royal Challengers Bangalore by hitting 3 boundaries in just four balls.

Man Of Match : AB de Villers

Royal Challengers Bangalore vs Kochi Tuskers Kerala Scorecard

Innings   Runs Balls 4’s 6’s
Mayank Agarwal c Vinay Kumar b Jadeja 33 24 2 2
T Dilshan c McCullum b Sreesanth 1 4 0 0
Virat Kohli lbw b Vinay Kumar 23 18 4 0
AB de Villiers not out 54 40 1 5
Saurabh Tiwary c Jayawardene b Gomez 26 24 2 0
Asad Pathan not ou 8 3 2 0
Extras 13  
Total 158  

 

Bowling O M R W Economy
RP Singh 3 0 29 0 9.66
Sreesanth 3 0 28 1 9.33
Ravindra Jadeja 4 0 28 1 7.00
Vinay Kumar 3.3 0 26 1 7.09
M Muralitharan 4 0 27 0 6.75
Raiphi Gomez 1 0 20 1 20.00

 

KTK Innings   Runs Balls 4’s 6’s
Brendon McCullum c Nannes b Kohli 45 32 4 2
VVS Laxman c Pujara b Dilshan 36 29 2 2
Jayawardene st AB de Villiers b Vettori 18 18 2 0
Brad Hodge b Khan 27 21 3 0
R Jadeja not out 23 16 2 1
Raiphi Gomez c Tiwary b Nannes 0 1 0 0
Parthiv Patel not out 1 4 0 0
Extras 11  
Total 161  

 

RCB Bowling O M R W Economy
Zaheer Khan 4 0 28 1 7.00
Dirk Nannes 3 0 31 1 10.33
Vettori 4 0 17 1 4.25
Dilshan 4 0 30 1 7.50
Abhimanyu Mithun 1 0 19 0 19.00
Virat Kohli 2 0 14 1 7.00
Asad Pathan 2 0 19 0 9.50

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