IPL 2011: Kolkata Knight Riders vs Deccan Chargers- KKR win by 9 runs

first_imgJacques Kallis score a fine 53 and took four catches as Kolkata beat Hyderabad by nine runs during their Indian Premier League match at the Eden Gardens on Monday. Score | PhotosThe target (164) proved to be a daunting one for the visitors as Kolkata bowlers got on with the act of counting heads early. It was young Iqbal Abdulla, who drew first blood in the form of Ishank Jaggi’s wicket. The 21-year old left arm spinner’s turner uprooted his his off stump on 10/1.The other opener Shikhar Dhawan too did not stay at the crease for long and got run out in the 4th over off a direct hit from Eoin Morgan.Captain Sangakkara and Bharat Chipili then tried to bring Hyderabad back on track after early setback. But their effort came a cropper when Rajat Bhatia got the better of Sangakkara on the last ball of the 9th over to reduce Hyderabad to 53/3.New man JP Duminy too did not stay in the middle for long and was hurried back into the dug out by Abdulla with Jacques Kallis performing the final honours at deep mid-wikcet. And the visitors were down to 81/4 in 12.2 overs.Then Bhatia came around to remove Bharat Chipili on 48 to reduce Hyderabad to 88/5 in 14 overs. Aussie Daniel Christian fell trying to up the run rate in the 17th over. He hit Abdulla for a six and then went for another one but this time failed to clear Ryan ten Doeschate in the deep. He fell for 25 and Hyderabad fell to 124/6.advertisementThe fist ball of the next over saw D Ravi Teja walk back and the scoreboard read 127/7. Here on it was easy for the Kolkata bowlers who went for the kill even as the visitors tried hard to eke out runs at death. But, they fell short of the target by 10 runs and ended up with 154/8 on board.Kolkata inningsEarlier, Kolkata opener Jacques Kallis scored a fine 53 as Kolkata posted 163/4 in 20 overs against Hyderabad.Kallis and Manvinder Bisla got off to a flyer scoring in boundaires after their skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to bat. The duo batted on till the 8th over putting on 51 on board before the first ball of the ninth over saw leggi Amit Mishra trap Bisla leg before on 19.Then in the 13th over Jacques Kallis fell to his South African team-mate JP Duminy on 53. A short ball off Duminy saw Kallis attempt a pull that failed to clear the boundary and instead was pouched by Shikhar Dhawan just ahead of the ropes. Kolkata were 90/2 at the stage.Soon captain Gambhir and Manoj Tiwary went on charge keeping the opposition fielder on an alert. Tiwary was more brutal dealing in boundaries. And he picked Duminy for his assault hitting two massive sixes off him in the 15th over.Hyderabad were trying hard to break Gambhir and Tiwary’s stand. And it was Mishra, who got the desired result when Gambhir trying to go for a big hit, missed the ball and it crashed into his stumps. He fell on 29 and Kolkata were 133/3 in 16.5 overs. Finally Tiwary and Yusuf Pathan 30 runs for the fourth wicket helping their team to a commanding 163/4 in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan fell on the last ball of the innings to Dale Steyn.last_img

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