Kolkata beat Daredevils by eight wickets

2014-05-08 00:00

A HALF century from skipper Gautam Gambhir and an opening stand of 106 with Robin Uthappa helped the Kolkata Knight Riders to a comprehensive and much needed eight-wicket victory over the Delhi Daredevils in their Indian Premier League match at the Feroz Shah Kotla Stadium in Delhi yesterday.

Chasing a competitive target of 161 on a pitch offering a little bounce and seam movement, Gambhir led the way with a superbly paced innings of 69 from just 56 deliveries with five fours and a pair of sixes until he edged Wayne Parnell to keeper Dinesh Karthik with just 10 required for victory.

Uthappa was even more aggressive with a tremendous 47 from only 34 balls until he was trapped lbw by Wayne Parnell in the 12th over.

Manish Pandey (23* off 14) was a more than adequate replacement, however, and the Daredevils bowlers were powerless to prevent the visitors surging to victory with 10 balls remaining, Jacques Kallis hitting the winning runs with 10 from six balls.

The home side were indebted to a late burst of runs in their final two overs from Kedar Yadav and JP Duminy to post a competitive 160-5 after slumping to 105-5 with just four overs left. A typically aggressive innings from wicketkeeper Dinesh Karthik had promised much more but wickets fell at crucial times for the team coached by Gary Kirsten and Eric Simons.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
/News

Book flights

Compare, Book, Fly

Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.