Knight Riders overtake Daredevils at top of IPL log

2012-05-08 00:00

DELHI — The Kolkata Knight Riders replaced the Delhi Daredevils at the summit of the IPL log thanks to an emphatic six-wicket win against the hosts at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi, set up by a brilliant half-century from Brendon McCullum and an excellent all-round bowling performance yesterday.

Delhi won the toss, elected to bat and managed 153 for nine. Kolkata reached the target at a canter with eight balls to spare as they scored 154 for four in 18.4 overs.

In pursuit of the target, McCullum smashed 56 off 44 balls, with seven fours. Gautam Gambhir scored an attractive 36 off 21 balls with four fours and a six and neutralised Delhi’s ace with the ball, Morné Morkel.

Morkel was expensive, conceding 20 runs in his first two overs, and Gambhir and McCullum took full advantage.

Earlier, Delhi started off well, reaching 40 without loss after 3.2 overs, but then Kallis changed the complexion of the game.

He rocked the top order by capturing 2-20.

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