But didn't people die? Six balls into his innings, McCullum didn't have a single run as Praveen Kumar bowled an excellent first over. McCullum had set the stage on fire as he scored an unbeaten 158 as KKR defeated Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first-ever IPL game in 2008 played … Notably, McCullum was roped in as the head coach of KKR for IPL 2020 which has now been indefinitely postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic. In an innings which was reminiscent of Gayle's blistering knock in the World Twenty20 opener - he had scored 117 from 57 - McCullum gave the Bangalore bowlers no chance. How did I get a chance to play in the first game, have the first opportunity to bat in such a huge tournament for world cricket? Bangalore's only chance was if he produced a similar stunner, but by the time he nicked one off Agarkar the contest was already over. Brendon McCullum’s 158* – 2008 Brendon McCullum smashed an unbeaten 158 runs in the first-ever IPL match. I don’t remember many reactions in detail, but what I do remember is what Sourav Ganguly said to me that night. Home » On This Day In 2008 Brendon McCullum Scored 158 Unbeaten On The First Match Of IPL. The punch-drunk Bangalore team was in no condition to fight back after that battering, and collapsed limply to 82 to lose by an embarrassing margin of 140 runs, the fourth-largest defeat in this sort of match. McCullum hit 13 sixes and 10 boundaries against a strong RCB bowling attack that had the likes of Zaheer Khan, Praveen Kumar and Jacques Kallis as he sent the ball into the stands at M Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru with ease. 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Full schedule, news, squad updates of IPL 2020, IPL 2020: ‘Wouldn’t want to bowl to Andre Russell even in nets’, US presidential debate LIVE: China responsible for Covid-19 coming to US, says Trump, NIA charge sheet alleges Bitcoins used by IS operatives to fund terror activity, US case Covid-19 trajectory surpasses India’s. That comes with your mindset, whether you want to play that shot or not.". What is more interesting is that fact that the whole RCB squad went back to the dressing room after 15.1 over and with just 82 on the scoreboard. In what was a brutal one-man assault on the Bangalore Royal Challengers, Brendon McCullum blasted an unbeaten 158 from a mere 73 deliveries. I was always very grateful, and thankful for the opportunity that the franchise had provided for me. "We're trying to play a style of cricket which is a great representation of the people of Bengal... Hopefully, we will be successful, because I think we've got the right team for it as well.". | Photo Credit: BCCL Chennai, Covid pandemic offers a chance to construct better buildings for future. (File Photo), Brendon McCullum recalls Sourav Ganguly, Shah Rukh Khan's reaction to his 158 in IPL 2008 opener, Brendon McCullum recalled reactions to his 158 from IPL 2008 opener, McCullum said he remembered SRK's words when KKR coaching opportunity came up, Your life will change forever: Ganguly to McCullum after IPL 2008 opener. The team would hope that McCullum will be able to inspire Dinesh Karthik and his team to a successful season in the UAE. Praveen, who bowled superbly in his first three overs, had escaped the McCullum onslaught for most of the evening, but he too suffered in the last over of the innings, as the first two balls vanished over midwicket, before McCullum put the final seal on his innings, depositing the last ball of the innings over long-on. The pitch offered some pace and bounce, and Ishant Sharma, especially, exploited it, getting the ball to zip at a fair pace. With Ganguly's team playing their next match at the Eden Gardens, this result should ensure that Sunday's clash against the Deccan Chargers draws a full house, and more. Ranchi. Here’s what historians say, Spotlight On Pangong, China build-up now clear in Depsang, Good News: Durga Puja pandal honours Sonu Sood, installs his life-size statue, Watch: Rainwater enters children hospital in Chennai, Now, Palaniswami announces free Covid vaccine for everyone in Tamil Nadu, 'Dekh Bihar mein ee baa': Bihar election campaign turns into rap battle, Flood situation grim in Hyderabad, Telangana CM announces immediate financial help, Crime Branch probes Bengaluru riots case, names former mayor Sampath Raj in chargesheet, Hathras: CBI team to study police's case diary, Army foils Pakistan's attempt to smuggle weapons in Kashmir, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. Kolkata Knight Riders did not find a lot of success in the initial years of the IPL and Brendon McCullum did not have a long career with the franchise but the former Black Caps batsman said his relationship with the franchise has always been good. Kolkata Knight Riders 222 for 3 (McCullum 158*) beat Bangalore Royal Challengers 82 (Agarkar 3-25) by 140 runs Covid reinfection confirmed in US man, second bout was more severe, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? Here’s what historians say, Spotlight On Pangong, China build-up now clear in Depsang, Good news: Meet Ramagiri Swarika who has inscribed Bhagavad Gita on grains of rice, Image of the day: Kolkata decks up for Durga Puja, 'Dekh Bihar mein ee baa': Bihar election campaign turns into rap battle, Flood situation grim in Hyderabad, Telangana CM announces immediate financial help, Bengaluru riots: Call records reveal Congress's Sampath Raj in touch with other accused, Crime Branch probes Bengaluru riots case, names former mayor Sampath Raj in chargesheet, Hathras: CBI team to study police's case diary, Army foils Pakistan's attempt to smuggle weapons in Kashmir, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. In the innings he scored unbeaten 158 runs off just 73 balls for KKR and the ferocity of his attack is such that the only time someone bettered him was inIPL 2013 when Chris Gayle scored unbeaten 175 runs off just 66 balls. Kolkata Knight Riders opener Shubman Gill said he did not watch Brendon McCullum's explosive 158 in the inaugural edition of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2008 live on television but recalled the memories being awestruck when watching the former New Zealand batsman taking the league by storm as a 10-year-old. Get all latest content delivered to your email a few times a month. Pakistan Team Need to up Their Game as They Play Sri Lanka in Home. "There were times when I was with KKR, and then I got released, but we always finished on really good terms. In what was a brutal one-man assault on the Bangalore Royal Challengers, McCullum blasted an unbeaten 158 from a mere 73 deliveries, the highest score in a Twenty20 match, to propel Kolkata Knight Riders to an imposing 222 for 3. Here’s what historians say, Watch: Rafale fighter jets conduct familiarisation sorties over Ladakh region, Dia Mirza on NCB radar, likely to be summoned for questioning, Rhea Chakraborty, brother Showik to stay in jail till Oct 6, judicial custody extended, NCB to send summons to Deepika Padukone in drug probe linked to Sushant death: Sources, Bhuvi reveals child-like curiosity during pandemic break, PM Modi to chair Covid review meeting with CMs of seven high-burden states, Copyright © 2020 Living Media India Limited. He added, “Why was I the one who got that opportunity to be able to go and face [the] first [ball of the inning] with Sourav Ganguly? He says, “I couldn’t have done it without my team-mates, that’s 100% sure,” and adds, “It was just a surreal moment in time where you just look back and say, ‘How lucky was I?’”. He smashed 158 runs unbeaten and helped KKR reach 222 after a loss of 3 wickets. Kallis mounted the briefest of challenges, lofting Ajit Agarkar over extra cover for a huge six, but fell next ball, pulling tamely to mid-on. 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Delhi, Mumbai, But I definitely watched it when I was like around 10. Covid reinfection confirmed in US man, second bout was more severe, Is 2020 the worst year for civilisation? Read on to revisit. In the opening match of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2008, Brendon McCullum produced one of the finest knocks in the tournament's history as he scored 158 runs off 73 balls for Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR).

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