He was aggressive, he was dominant, and the ground belonged to him and so did the game.
Sourav Ganguly is back and is back with a bang. Kneeling on the pads, whacking the ball for a six, standing tall and getting the ball past point – it’s Ganguly at his best.
From the day he entered the IPL arena, criticism entered but he silenced all critics with a superb knock of 88 from just 54 balls.
Dada entertained his home crowd with 5 sixes and 9 fours and all of them were handsomely played much to the cheer of the crowds and KKR Big Cheese, Shahrukh Khan.
The Deccan Chargers got rid of the dangerous Gayle, but Dada was just unstoppable. David Hussey chipped in as well and supported with a brief cameo of 31 to lift the Riders post 181 on board.
It was a slow wicket and the ball was not coming on to the bat; it was never easy to chase. Today the Chargers needed all their top guns to fire and at least a round or two from the rest, but with Gilly going early, they were jammed.
Gibbs struck the ball well with some superb timing, but that was just not enough. He had to play a dual role of not just hitting the balls, but to stay with Symonds till the end.
With Symonds and Gibbs out in the centre and Rohit Sharma, Suman still to come – a close match was expected. Gibbs went to notch a fifty, but then holed it straight to Tiwary.
Rohit Sharma trying to guide the ball, fell to Karthik and from then Symonds just couldn’t do anything, but to surrender.
The Knight Riders bowled deligently and more precisely Murali Karthik and Shane Bond.
Karthik is one of the finest bowlers and most importantly he is able to cramp the batsmen. Bond was exceptional in the death overs.
They bowled beautifully in the death and Gayle bowling the lst over packed up Symonds and so as the Chargers. Korbo Lodbo Jeetbo. They are turning tables.