Kolkata Snaps losing streak; Ghambir in the Thick of runs

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Jean Paul Duminy
Jean Paul Duminy

[www.inewsguyana.com] – The Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) snapped their losing streak with a comprehensive eight wicket win over the Delhi Daredevils in the first of today’s Indian Premier League Matches.

Batting first after winning the toss, the Delhi side crafted 160 runs for the loss of 5 wickets off their 20 overs, 24 off 20 from Murali Vijay while the other two top order batsmen failed miserably; Quinton de Kock making 10 and Kevin Pietersen making 6.

The firepower came from the middle; Dinesh Karthik who clobbered 36 from 22 balls inclusive of 4 fours and 1 six; Jean Paul Duminy, the sides savior who contributed 40 runs from 28 with 3 massive 6’s while Kedar Jadhav scored a quick 26 from 15 balls with 3 fours and one six.

In the bowling department of the Knight Riders, Jacques Kallis; Umesh Yadav, Shakib Al Hasan and Sunil Narine each had a wicket off their maximum amount of overs with Narine bearing the blunt of the blows with 39 runs, Kallis 38, Yadev 26 and Al Hasan 13.

Dinesh Karthik carves the ball over the off side
Dinesh Karthik carves the ball over the off side

In their response, the KKR side wasted little time in getting their show on the road putting on 106 before the first wicket fell, that of Robin Uthappa who fell three short of his 50.

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