Gambhir, Kallis blast out a win against RR

Published: Friday, April 15, 2011, 19:29 [IST]
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Gambhir, Kallis blast out a win vs RR

The Kolkata Knight Riders' innings got off to a unimpressive start. In the second over, Manvinder Bisla was run out for 1. But then Gautam Gambhir settled in with a four and Jacques Kallis struck a four and a six off Ashok Menaria as KKR scaled tro 23/1 in 3 overs. In the fourth over, the batting duo went after Shane Watson, knocking 8 runs off him.

One over later, the pair once again teamed up to smash Doshi for a four and a six as the score moved onto 44/1 in 5 overs. The momentum was clearly going KKR's way as Gambhir hit Amit Singh for four fours in the 6th over as the score now read 62/1 in 6 overs.

Then 5 runs came off Johan Botha in the 8th over and 9 off Shane Warne in the 9th, including a four from Gambhir. The batsman struck another four off Botha and then a boundary off Warne as well as Kolkata climbed to 90/1 in 10 overs. In the 11th over, Gambhir brought up his half-century of just 28 balls as well as his side's 100.

The fours kept flowing one every over for the next two overs. In the first ball of the 15th over, Kallis brought up his fifty off 46 balls. Then Gambhir was caught off a ball called "no ball four" by the umpire becauise there were only three fielder sinside the circle when there had to be four.

After scurrying a few singles, Kallis smashed Doshi for a six with the equation now 20 runs needed off 24 balls. Kallis was in a hurry to finsih off the match, smashing Siddharth Trivedi for two consecutive fours and one run later, KKR had reached 150. Kallis then dispatched Warne to the boundary and one over later, Gambhir ran the winning single.

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