| GEO Sports|
| McCullum lift Kolkata to 173|
| Updated at: 1820 PST, Tuesday, May 12, 2009|
CENTURION: Brendon McCullum returned to form with a blazing 84 not out from 64 balls as Kolkata Knight Riders scored 173-4 against the Bangalore Royal Challengers at the Super Sport Park in Centurion on Tuesday.
McCullum smashed 10 fours and two sixes to guide his team to a healthy total. David Hussey chipped in with quick 43 of just 27 balls to build the momentum for his team.
Vinay Kumar of the Challengers struck twice while Kumble and Akhil took one wicket each.
Earlier Bangalore skipper Anil Kumble won the toss and opted to field first against Kolkata Knight Riders here on Tuesday.
Kolkata made four changes as Ajantha Mendis, Angelo Mathews, David Hussey and Arindam Ghosh came into the playing eleven.
The Challengers got in Jesse Ryder and Balachandran Akhil replacing Roelf van der Merwe and Abhimanyu Mithun respectively.