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Kolkata Knight Riders defeats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 48 runs

Kallis has contributed with bowling also.He took 3 crucial wickets of NLTC Perera,PA Patel and CL White

Kolkata Knight Riders 180 for 4 (Gambhir 53, Kallis 41) beat Sunrisers Hyderabad 132 for 7 (NLTC Perera 36, P Patel 27) by 48 runs.

Defending Champion Kolkata Knight Riders beats Sunrisers Hyderabad by 48 runs in Pepsi Indian Premier League, in Kolkata.

This is second victory for KKR and second defeat for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

Gautam Gambhir has been declared Man of the Match for his brilliant knock of 53 runs on . Gautam scored 53 runs on just 45 balls.Kolkata Knight Riders won the toss and chose to bat first.KKR decision was proved right when their batting line brutally thrashed bowling attack of Sunrisers Hyderabad.

MS Bisla (28 runs off 24 balls ) and Gautam Gambhir (53 off 45) provided a strong and consolidated platform for KKR on which Eoin Morgan (47) and Jacques Kallis (41) scored a huge score 0f 180 for Sunrisers Hyderabad.

KKR lost first wicket at 59 and second on 102.Third wicket was lost at 169 and fourth one at 180.This is enough to tell how brutal their batting attack against Sunrisers Hyderabad was.

180 proved too much for Sunrisers .Sunrisers Hyderabad bowling attack was weak and batsman followed their bowler’s performance as an example. PA Patel(27) and CL White(34) tried to defy KKR lethal bowling attack but they could not face it for longer period.

Captain KC Sangakkara could score only 2 runs and later on Sunriser Hyderabad batting collapsed easily. Only NLTC Perera scored 36 runs.Kallis sent him back to pavilion.

Sunriser Hyderabad was losing wickets with regular interval. Sunriser Hyderabad lost first wicket at 57 and second on 68.

Later on Sangakkara accepted that 180 was a big score to chase. He was expecting good knock from CL White.

Captain Sangakkara: “We brought it back pretty well after the first six overs, but lost a bit of momentum. We were outplayed by a better side. If we had limited them to about 160, we were never really in the chase from the start. We thought in the Powerplay, having White on the top would help him get a big one for us. We’ve got good hitting power in White, Reddy and Perera. The rest of us have to rotate the strike.”

Kallis has contributed with bowling also.He took 3 crucial wickets of NLTC Perera,PA Patel and CL White.

Gambhir praised Kallis and Morgan for their contribution in the victory.

Gambhir said “It was a good wicket to bat on, the way Morgan and Jacques batted it was fantastic. We were thinking of 160 at one stage, but to get 180 is great. Morgan has been an incredible batsman; we wanted to give him more time. We wanted someone to complement Sunil, the way Senanayake and Sunil bowled, it’s great for us. We got the right pick to bowl in tandem with Sunil. When you’re in good nick, you’ve got to take the team along.”

Gautam  Gambhir has been declared Man of the Match.

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Brutal Chris Gayle savages Kolkata Knight Riders

West Indian Chris Gayle single handedly demolished KKR with his brilliant knock of 85 runs on 50-ball.

Royal challengers Bangalore defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by eight-wicket .This victory has moved RCB to No 1 place in Pepsi Indian Premier League. RCB has 6 points and won 3 matches out of 4 matches they played.


Match was played at M Chinnaswamy Stadium. West Indian Chris Gayle single handedly demolished KKR with his brilliant knock of 85 runs on 50-ball. Chris Gayle scored his fifty in just 32 balls.


RCB have won the toss and elected to bowl first. Virat Kohli’s bowlers proved him right when RP Singh crushed KKR with his bowling attack.KKR batting collapsed easily and no one could face the lethal attack of RCB bowlers. Only captain Gautam Gambhir poses some threat to RCB bowlers but it could not stop the collapse of KKR bating.

Gambhir Scored his 17th fifty in this match.Gambhir scored 59 .Gambhir and Kallis tried to build partnership but it could not be sustained by other KKR batsmen as they were savaged by RCB bowling attack.

At one point KKR score was 113 for 3 in 15 overs.But KKR lost 5 wickets and managed 41 runs. Manoj Tiwari dropped a catch of de Villiers when he was on 7.This was a fatal mistake for KKR. de Villiers partnered with Gayle to win the match.

Gambhir and Kohli lost temper and there was altercation.They have been warned.

Gautam Gambhir is hopeful that his team will recover later on. Gautam Gambhir said “We will have plans and we need to stick to those. If plan A doesn’t work then Plan B will work. But sometimes none of your plans works because Gayle is a quality player. I think all the bowlers did a good job at the start,” he told reporters at the post-match press conference.

Kolkata: Manvinder Bisla(w), Gautam Gambhir(c), Jacques Kallis, Manoj Tiwary, Yusuf Pathan, Eoin Morgan, Ryan McLaren, Rajat Bhatia, Pradeep Sangwan, Sunil Narine, Lakshmipathy Balaji

Bangalore: Mayank Agarwal, Chris Gayle, Virat Kohli(c), AB de Villiers, Moises Henriques, Lokesh Rahul, Arun Karthik(w), Vinay Kumar, Jaidev Unadkat, RP Singh, Muttiah Muralitharan



Kolkata Knight Riders: Manvinder Bisla c Rahul b Henriques 1 (5b), Gautam Gambhir c & b Vinay 59 (46b, 7×4, 1×6), Jacques Kallis c Henriques b Vinay 16 (19b, 2×4), Yusuf Pathan c Vinay b Henriques 27 (17b, 3×4, 1×6), Manoj Tiwary c de Villiers b R.P. Singh 23 (16b, 2×4), Eoin Morgan c (sub) Christian b R.P. Singh 2 (5b), Rajat Bhatia b R.P. Singh 13 (7b, 2×4), Ryan McLaren (run out) 2 (3b), Pradeep Sangwan (not out) 4 (2b, 1×4), Sunil Narine (not out) 1 (1b); Extras (lb-3, nb-1, w-2): 6. Total (for eight wkts., in 20 overs): 154.

Fall of wickets: 1-3 (Bisla), 2-54 (Kallis), 3-95 (Yusuf), 4-124 (Gambhir), 5-132 (Morgan), 6-135 (Tiwary), 7-149 (McLaren), 8-149 (Bhatia).

Royal Challengers Bangalore bowling: Henriques 4-0-24-2, R.P. Singh 4-0-27-3, Unadkat 4-0-34-0, Muralitharan 4-0-30-0, Vinay 4-0-36-2.

Royal Challengers Bangalore: Chris Gayle (not out) 85 (50b, 4×4, 9×6), Mayank Agarwal c Bisla b McLaren 6 (8b, 1×4), Virat Kohli c Morgan b Balaji 35 (27b, 4×4, 2×6), AB de Villiers (not out) 22 (22b, 2×4, 1×6); Extras (nb-2, w-8): 10. Total (for two wkts., in 17.3 overs): 158.

Fall of wickets: 1-12 (Agarwal), 2-75 (Kohli).

Kolkata Knight Riders bowling: McLaren 3-0-34-1, Kallis 4-1-30-0, Narine 4-0-17-0, Balaji 3.3-0-33-1, Sangwan 2-0-34-0, Bhatia 1-0-10-0.

Man-of-the-match: Chris Gayle.