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Kolkata continue their losing spree

Published: Monday, May 11, 2009, 9:41 [IST]
 
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No end to Kolkata woes

Johannesburg: IPL points table keeps on changing everyday with different teams claiming top spots. One must give full credit to Kolkata Knight Riders for maintaining their bottom spot in Indian Premier League.

Kolkata faced yet another disappointment as they succumbed to a humiliating seven-wicket defeat against Delhi Daredevils on Sunday.

Chasing a modest 124, the Daredevils cruised to 125 for three in 17.1 overs with David Warner (36) and AB de Villiers (40 not out) shining with the bat to fashion a win that helped the Delhi outfit (14) replace Chennai Super Kings (13) at the top of the point chart.

De Villiers smashed five boundaries in 32 balls while Warner faced 23 balls and blasted five boundaries and a six as Delhi reached 125-3 to condemn Kolkata to its sixth straight defeat.

Asked to bat first on the Wanderers pitch, former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly (44) and Ajit Agarkar (39) waged grim battle as the Knight Riders fumbled and faltered their way to an unflattering 123 for eight in their allotted 20 overs.

In contrast, the Daredevils' chase got off to a flying start with David Warner (36) playing in his usual belligerent way and raising 53 runs with Gautam Gambhir (18) in no time.

Amit Mishra starred with the ball for Delhi, picking up 3-14 from his four overs in a display that earned him the man-of-the-match award.

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