March 27, 2010

Kolkata Knight Riders won by 39 runs

Kings XI Punjab played their home match at mohali against the visitors Kolkata Knight Riders. Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss & elected to bat first.
Kolkata Knight Riders started their innings aggressively as Chris Gayle & Sourav Ganguly opened the innings for KKR. The Biggie of KKR "Chris Gayle" was out in the 3rd over, even 2nd wicket was gone in the 5th over. But the skipper was still batting & KKR's runrate did not drop at all. Sourav Ganguly & Manoj Tiwary's partnership gave a big boost to the KKR. 3rd wicket fell when Kolkata Knight Riders reached 124, it was sourav Ganguly who was out after scoring his 50th run from 40 deliveries. Meanwhile Manoj Tiwary was batting till the end & scored 75 runs from 47 balls which included 8 fours & 2 sixes. Kolkata Knight Riders after 20 overs scored a total of 183 runs with loss of 5 wickets.
Kings XI Punjab started to chase their target of 184. Ravi Bopara was out in the very second ball of the first over of Kings XI Punjab innings which was a poor start for them. Wickets started to fell regularly, players performed very moderately where the run rate was around 7.2 which made the asking rate to go up regularly. Finally Kings XI Punjab failed to chase the target ending up with a total of 144 in 20 overs loosing 6 wickets. Kolkata Knight Riders won the match by 39 runs.

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