Brendon McCullum wreaks Havoc in Bangalore
Posted by sriram on April 18, 2008
Bought for $700,000 New Zealand player Brendon McCullum teared apart the Royal Challengers bowling atack (not exactly an attack). The whole innings is a chanceless innings punctuated by sixers very often. Knight Riders were missing Chris Gayle (the lone centurion in T20 so far) but, that did not stop them. McCullum filled the gap and did it in style.
Royal Challengers fielding was sloppy, bowling attack teethless, and captiancy dormant. Royal Challengers did not look like they are gonna challenge anything. The saving grace for the team were Pravin Kumar and left-arm seamer Sunil Joshi. Challengers do not have enough firepower with the bat to match the fireworks of McCullum. They are also missing Misbah-Ul-Haq. Just have to wait for Cameron White to fire if they fancy a chance.
McCullum hit 158 in 73 balls with 10 boundaries and 13 sixers. The last ball of the innings was dispatched to a six. This is the highest ever score in 20-20.
Knight Riders scored 222/3 in 20 overs.
222 runs in 120 balls is a tall order for Royal Challengers.