IPL 2011: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Kings XI Punjab

first_imgCaptain Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary put on an unbeaten 85 for the third wicket as Kolkata beat Punjab by 8 wickets during their IPL match at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata on Saturday. Score | PhotosChasing 120 for victory, Punjab left-arm spinner Bhargav Bhatt got the better of Kolkata opener Jacques Kallis on one. The Kolkata score at the stage was 5. The other opener Eoin Morgan too fell to Bhatt in the fifth over when the Kolkata score was 35.Post that wicket captain Gautam Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary partnership frustrated the Punjab bowlers even as they tried hard to break their stand. But the two remained relentless and put on an unbeten 85 runs for the third wicket helping Kolkata win by eight wickets in 17.2 overs.Punjab inningsEarlier, Punjab batsman Dinesh Karthik scored 42, the highest in their caamp, as the visitors scored a meagre 119/6 against Kolkata during their IPL match.Kolkata captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field. And Punjab opener Adam Gilchrist and Paul Valthaty got off to a fine start scoring at 6.66 runs an over.The run rate soon dropped as Kolkata’s Yusuf Pathan scalped Valthaty in the fifth over of the match and then Shaun Marsh ended up getting run out in the seventh over when the score was 40.Then Iqbal Abdulla got the better of Punjab captain and opener Adam Gilchrist on 26. The ball kept low and even as Gilchrist wanted to play it across the line, the ball passed through his legs and crashed on to the stump when the team total was 44.advertisementThe 10th over saw Abhishek Nayar walk back run out on a duck even as the Punjab score read 53/4.Dinesh Karthik and David Hussey put 33 runs for the fifth wicket before the latter fell to Iqbal Abdulla, adjudged LBW on the last ball of the 15th over. Punjab were 86/5 at the stage.Finally, Punjab managed to score 119/6 in their 20 overs with Dinesh Karthik top scoring with 42, before being run out in the last over.last_img

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