Full Match+ Highlights:3rd Match:IPL Season 4 2011-9th April 2011 Video Watch Online
Brendon McCullum smashed two sixes in his 45
Brendon McCullum and VVS Laxman are as different as a Bollywood masala flick and art-house cinema, but they combined superbly to add 80 runs in nine overs. Bangalore didn't allow the middle order to capitalise on the great start but there were enough contributions to push Kochi, playing their debut IPL game, to a very competitive 161. Mahela Jayawardene had said at the toss that he would be happy with a score of 150-160 and he got what he wanted.
It was mayhem at the start. McCullum was the McCullum the world knows: aggressive, adrenaline-pumping and audacious as ever. He sashayed down the track in the first over to slap a Zaheer Khan delivery over extra cover, but really exploded in the second over against Dirk Nannes. A blasted off drive was followed with a slashed boundary but it was a thunderous pull over the midwicket boundary that really tested the lung power of the home crowd. It wasn't all that short but he swivelled to crash it into the screaming fans and Kochi were truly up and running.