A comfortable win for Kolkata. Bangalore went into the break midway with all the momentum after Kolkata’s late collapse but lost the plot completely in the first 6 overs. Kallis picked up the first 2, including the big man Gayle, and Balaji demolished the middle order with a terrific spell. He bowled with a good rhythm and struck important blows including wickets of Kohli and ABD, which left too much for the inexperienced Bangalore middle order. Bangalore were always playing the catch-up game after all the early wickets, and eventually lost by a big margin at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bangalore on Tuesday. Score | PhotosKallis: We played some good cricket today. We were under a bit of pressure after the first 2 games but did well today. We knew that the new ball will be crucial – the ball was doing something and we had to pick the wickets. Gayle is a dangerous player, but we knew that we had a big chance against him upfront.IPL 2012: RCB vs KKR Live: KKR win by 42 runs7:55 pm | 19.6 overs: WICKET – And it’s all over for RCB – They go down by 42 runs. Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, out Caught by Shukla!! A wicket to end the game. Sums up the Bangalore innings, and the match in fact. Comes down the track and heaves across but Shukla judges it well and takes it just inside the ropes. A big win for the visitors, who have bounced back after a couple of losses. Vinay Kumar c Shukla b Shakib Al Hasan 25(26) [6s-1] (RCB 124/9 in 20 overs)advertisementZaheer Khan comes to the crease7:55 pm | 17.6 overs: WICKET! Shakib Al Hasan to Harshal Patel, out Bowled!! A wicket for Shakib. The arm ball that skids on after pitching on off, Harshal Patel was neither forward nor back and let a huge gap between bat and pad, the ball sneaks through the gate to hit off stump. Harshal Patel b Shakib Al Hasan 10(9) [4s-1] (RCB 106/8 in 17.6 overs)7:45 pm: Strategic time out: RCB need 75 off 23 balls. Vinay Kumar and Harshal Patel are at the crease.15.5 overs: Shakib Al Hasan to Vinay Kumar, no run, was that a missed stumping chance? Yes! Vinay Kumar comes down the track but misses it completely, goes through the gate and Bisla fumbled behind to allow him back, poor effort that.Harshal Patel comes to the crease 7:32 pm | 14.2 overs: WICKET! Doeschate to Saurabh Tiwary, out Caught by Shukla!! Straight to the fielder! That’s catching practice. In the slot for him to swing across and he does exactly that, gets it off the middle of the bat but hits it flat and straight to deep mid wicket. Shukla didn’t have to move an inch, and Bangalore continue to slide. Saurabh Tiwary c Shukla b Doeschate 18(19) [4s-1] (RCB 78/7 in 14.2 overs)Vinay Kumar comes to the crease 7:25 pm | 11.5 overs: WICKET! Balaji to Vettori, out Bowled!! I’m afraid Bangalore’s hopes end with that dismissal. Vettori was trying to be innovative and shuffled across once again, Balaji maintained it simple and straight with a slower ball, Vettori played too early and missed it. 4th wicket for Balaji, he has been terrific today! Vettori b Balaji 20(12) [4s-3 6s-1] (RCB 60/6 in 11.5 over)Vettori trying revival of sorts, but eventually the pressure will get to him.10.4 overs: Bhatia to Vettori, FOUR, this is superb batting! Vettori looks a determined man. Bhatia bowls this full and outside off, Vettori moves across quickly and paddles it fine to the fine leg fence, picked his spot superbly and executed it even better 10.3 overs: SIX – a big one there Bhatia to Vettori, SIX, Vettori continues to fight! This was well picked – a slower one outside off but Vettori goes on his knees and slog sweeps, drags it from there over the deep mid wicket fence 7:15 pm | 9.6 overs: RCB are 43/5. Balaji to Saurabh Tiwary, 1 run, catch DROPPED by Shakib. That’s a sitter! Tiwary charges down at this short ball and pulls it flat and straight to deep square leg, Shakib positions himself well but the ball pops in and out of his hands. Will Saurabh Tiwary use this chance?! Daniel Vettori, left handed bat, comes to the crease 7:08 pm | 9.1 overs: WICKET! And KKR are busy pressing for a win… Balaji to Agarwal, out Caught by Gambhir!! Another wicket. The 3rd one for Balaji – he unleashes his broad smile. This is good bowling – back of a length and angled in, Agarwal looks to play across but it bounces a touch extra, lobs off the leading edge for a simple catch to extra cover. Gambhir completes the catch and calls his team-mates for a conference. A huddle perhaps? Agarwal c Gambhir b Balaji 5(6) (RCB 33/9 in 9.1 overs)advertisementMayank Agarwal, right handed bat, comes to the crease 7:00 pm | 7.2 overs: WICKET! Balaji to de Villiers, out Bowled!! What a stunner! Absolute peach from Balaji and he is on a roll. He did this to Shane Watson last year and does the same to de Villiers now! Angles it in and pitches on off, ABD thinks it will come in with the angle and looks to block but the ball straightens and goes past the outside edge to hit off. Absolute peach, nothing else to say. Bangalore will have to chase this down without Gayle, Kohli and de Villiers. AB de Villiers b Balaji 10(10) [4s-1] (RCB 25/4 in 7.2 overs)Saurabh Tiwary, left handed bat, comes to the crease 6:50 pm | 5.5 overs: WICKET! Things getting rather tough for RCB. Balaji to Virat Kohli, out Caught by Manoj Tiwary!! Another important wicket! Just reward for Balaji who has started with a superb over – 4 dot balls and then this huge strike. Once again lands it in an awkward length on middle stump channel and gets it to straighten off the seam, Kohli’s feet don’t move as he tries to work across, only managed a thick leading edge to point. Kohli wasn’t looking at his best today at all, he is furious with himself as he walks off. Virat Kohli c Manoj Tiwary b Balaji 6(14) [4s-1] (RCB 20/3 in 5.5 overs)AB de Villiers comes to the crease 6:38 pm | 3.3 overs: WICKET! And Chris Gayle falls, RCB come under massive pressure. Kallis to Gayle, out Caught by Shukla!! Gayle goes!! No Gayle storm today folks – it’s a huge disappointment to the home fans. Gayle c Shukla b Kallis 2(8) (RCB 8/2 in 3.3 overs)Virat Kohli comes to the crease 6:30 pm | 1.4 overs: WICKET! OK, early wicket there. Kallis to Pujara, out Caught by Yusuf Pathan!! That’s the start they wanted. Poor shot though, there is a slip in place but he opens the face – this was full and just outside off, Pujara gets forward and tries to run it down to third man, the ball goes off the outside half of the blade straight to slip. Pujara c Yusuf Pathan b Kallis 6(9) [6s-1] (RCB 6/9 in 7.1 overs) 6:20 pm | 0.1 overs: Pujara and Gayle are at the crease. Pujara is on strike. Brett Lee will open the attack ROYAL CHALLENGERS BANGALORE INNINGS: Target 166KOLKATA KNIGHT RIDERS: 165/8 in 20 overs. Alright! At one stage it looked like 200 was a certainty. But once Bisla fell, the innings fell apart. They kept losing wickets at regular intervals. Yusuf, Gambhir, Tiwary, Doeschate and Shakib fell in quick succession. Shukla didn’t contribute either and they would consider themselves 30 runs short looking at how they were going at halfway stage. But, that being said, 166 is not child’s play. It would require a strong contribution from the top order for Vettori’s men to steal the show tonight.Rajat Bhatia, right handed bat, comes to the crease advertisement6:04 pm | 19.3 overs: WICKET! Harshal Patel to Shukla, out Caught by Zaheer!! What a catch! Shukla goes for the pull and gets a top edge, the ball goes miles in the air swirling around and Zaheer at mid wicket ran back, kept his eyes on the ball until the last moment and falls over to complete the catch. Shukla c Zaheer b Harshal Patel 5 (8) (KKR 154/78 in 19.3 overs)Brett Lee, right handed bat, comes to the crease 5:55 pm | 18.3 overs: WICKET! Vinay Kumar to Shakib Al Hasan, out Caught by Pujara!! They are falling like nine pins, you can’t help but feel for Shah Rukh Khan. He was all smiling moments ago but it has all died down, Shakib Al Hasan tries get under that overpitched delivery, wanted to heave it over long on, mishits it to the fielder at long off, Pujara is as safe as houses. Shakib Al Hasan c Pujara b Vinay Kumar 4(4) (KKR 151/7 in 18.3 overs)Laxmi Shukla, right handed bat, comes to the crease. Kolkata have lost 5 wickets for 19 runs. 5:50 pm | 17.2 overs: WICKET! And Murali strikes… Muralitharan to Doeschate, out Caught by Vettori!! The crowd erupts as another one bites the dust. The top spinner does the trick for Murali, Doeschate was looking for the sweep, the ball bounced a bit more, took the top edge and the ball went straight to the fielder at short fine leg, Vettori finally has a smile on his face. Kolkata have dug their own grave after starting so well. Doeschate c Vettori b Muralitharan 3(4) (KKR 143/6 in 17.2 overs) Shakib Al Hasan, left handed bat, comes to the crease 5:45 pm | 16.5 overs: WICKET! Zak gets his man… Zaheer to Manoj Tiwary, out Caught by Agarwal!! They are falling apart! Slower one from Zaheer, Manoj Tiwary was shaping for the pull but played it a little early, ended up spooning a simple catch to backward square leg, they have just turned on the self-destruction mode. Manoj Tiwary c Agarwal b Zaheer 2(5) (KKR 140/5 in 16.5 overs)16.2 overs: WICKET! Zaheer strikes and Gambhir departs! Zaheer to Gambhir, out Caught by Harshal Patel!! End of a fine innings. Gambhir tried to reverse sweep it with the bck of the bat, lobs it towards short third man, Harshal Patel dives forward and takes a good low catch. It was nicely bowled from Zaheer, full and on the off stump, Gambhir couldn’t do much after he decided to play that shot! Gambhir c Harshal Patel b Zaheer 64(39) [4s-9 6s-1] (KKR 139/4 in 16.2 overs) Manoj Tiwary comes to the crease 5:35 pm | 14.1 overs: WICKET! Another one and RCB are back in the game. Vinay Kumar to Yusuf Pathan, out Caught by Gayle!! Yusuf Pathan got a life in his very first ball, but he’s not determined to make the most of it, a simple catch at backward point, Gayle was the fielder. It was too close to the body to be playing the cut shot, slashed at it and it went off the outer half of the bat straight to Gayle, good bowling from Vinay Kumar, kept it slightly short and close to the body, the extra bounce did the trick for his team. Yusuf Pathan c Gayle b Vinay Kumar 1(3) (KKR 126/3 in 13.3 overs) Yusuf Pathan comes to the crease 5:30 pm | 13.3 overs: WICKET! Bisla falls after a blazing 46. Muralitharan to Bisla, out Stumped!! Bye Bye Bisla says Muralitharan as he bowls a doosra, Bisla didn’t pick it up at all, he was coming down the track looking to go downtown, misread the line of the delivery completely and ABD has an easy task behind the stumps, Bisla was a long way down the track. He has played a fine hand though. Bisla st de Villiers b Muralitharan 46(29) [4s-2 6s-3] (KKR 125/2 in 13.3 overs) Bisla and Gambhir are going hammer and tongs against RCB. They are well aware that Chris Gyle is playing for RCB in this match and no target is too tough when he gets going.5:24 pm | 12.6 overs: That’s Gambhir’s 50. Vinay Kumar to Gambhir, FOUR, overpitched and beautifully played! Gambhir gets underneath it, carves it over extra cover, off the middle of the bat and it almost cleared the ropes, Gambhir gets his FIFTY.Manvinder Bisla, right handed bat, comes to the crease 4:58 pm | 6.2 overs: WICKET! Kallis falls but not before giving a jump start to KKR… Vettori to Kallis, out Caught by de Villiers!! The captain does it for his team. A much needed break-through this. Good delivery from Vettori, it didn’t turn, got a bit of extra bounce, went straight on and was slightly short, Kallis backed away looking to cut, gets a thick outside edge to the keeper. ABD makes no mistake and Kallis departs for 22. Kallis c de Villiers b Vettori 22(23) [4s-3 6s-1] (RCB 60/1 in 6.2 overs)4:40 pm | 5 overs: KKR are 47/0 with Kallis (14) and Gambhir (30 off 12 balls) at the crease. The match started late, maybe that’s why KKR captain Gautam Gambhir is in a rush to complete the innings ASAP.4:15 pm | o.1 over: Kallis and Gambhir are at the crease. Kallis is on strike. Zaheer will open the attack. Alright, the electrical problem has been sorted out. Kallis is walking out with Gambhir. Fasten your seatbelts folks, here we go! For those who are asking – no overs reduced. It will still be a 20 over game. Zaheer Khan has the new ball. One slip in place for Kallis. Still no news from the venue! Wonder what the problem really is. It is not a complete power failure. We can see the big screen working fine. So are the audio systems.3:55 pm – VINAY KUMAR’S PREDICTION: The Bangalore seamer feels 170-180 should be a good total. “The humidity is a bit high. All the players are feeling good. Coach is feeling confident. Bangalore’s wicket generally favors both batsmen and bowlers. 170-180 will be a good score. It is a very good learning curve playing with Vettori, Gayle and ABDV.”3:47 pm – CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Gautam Gambhir says, “It’s important for us to turn it around, it’s a long tournament but we can’t play the kind of cricket we played in the first 2 games. It’s just a matter of 1 game. Lee has a niggle in his hamstring but he said he is fit enough to play. We would’ve bowled first as well. Shakib and ten Doeschate return for McCullum and Narine.”3:45 pm – CAPTAIN’S VIEW: Daniel Vettori says, “We always get good support here, they know their cricket as well. ABD is a classy player, he showed us what he can do. With Muralitharan in the side it makes my job a lot easier. We have spoken about momentum, that’s important. Bowling first suits us, especially with Gayle back in the side. Gayle returns for McDonald, happy that Gayle is back – he was fantastic last year and hope for more of the same this year.: 3:40 pm – CHANGES ON BOTH SIDES: So, now, the teams have been named and there are a couple of changes on both sides. First, the big news, Chris Gayle is playing this game, so Kolkata better watch out. The big West Indian was spectacular during the last edition. Andrew McDonald to sit out for RCB. Kolkata have left out Brendon McCullum and Sunil Narine to make space for Shakib-al-Hasan and Ryan ten Doeschate.3:39 pm – KOLKATA PLAYING XI: Manvinder Bisla(w), Jacques Kallis, Gautam Gambhir(c), Manoj Tiwary, Shakib Al Hasan, Yusuf Pathan, Ryan ten Doeschate, Rajat Bhatia, Brett Lee, Laxmi Shukla, Lakshmipathy Balaji3:37 pm – BANGALORE PLAYING XI: Cheteshwar Pujara, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli, AB de Villiers(w), Saurabh Tiwary, Mayank Agarwal, Daniel Vettori(c), Vinay Kumar, Harshal Patel, Zaheer Khan, Muttiah Muralitharan 3:35 pm – BANGALORE WIN TOSS: Daniel Vettori has won the toss and the Royal Challengers will bowl first. The left-arm spinner seems to be confident in his bowling attack… and why shouldn’t he be, with himself and Zaheer Khan in the line-up. Kolkata will be hoping to deliver a much better batting performance in this game. Perhaps it’ll be Yusuf Pathan’s day!3:30 pm – BUZZ AROUND THE GROUND: Hello and welcome to the live coverage of this exciting match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders. This one promises to be one hell of a game — a real cracker. Bangalore are in fine form, which they proved by beating the Delhi Daredevils in their first match. On the other hand, Kolkata have suffered two disappointing losses, but Gautam Gambhir and his men know they are capable of much more. The game is set up perfectly to provide thrills.