Mohali, Apr 19: Captain Gautam Gambhir topscored with an unbeaten 66 to steer Kolkata Knight Riders to a convincing eight-wicket victory over Kings XI Punjab at the PCA Stadium on Wednesday night.
[Scorecard: IPL 5: Game 22: KXIP Vs KKR]
This was Game 22 of IPL 5. It was a low-scoring match and also a one-sided encounter.
Here are the highlights of this clash.
# Kolkata Knight Riders eased to eight-wicket victory, chasing 125. They finished with 127/2 in 16.3 overs
# This was third win for Kolkata in six games. They moved to fourth in points table
# Punjab are with four points from five games are seventh in the points table
# Opener Gambhir was the highest scorer in the match with 66 off 44 balls with seven boundaries and one six
# Jacques Kallis closed the match with a straight six. He was 30 not out off 23 balls with three fours and one six
# In the entire match, there were only four sixes
# Punjab skipper Adam Gilchrist scored one six in the team"s innings while Manvinder Bisla, Gambhir and Kallis one hit each over the ropes
# Punjab legspinner Piyush Chawal claimed both Kolkata wickets
# Kolkata restricted Punjab to 124/7 in 20 overs
# Gilchrist topscored for them with 40 not out
# Gilchrist had to retire on 28 due to a hamstring injury and later returned to bat after the fall of the fifth wicket
# Punjab took 99 balls to score 100 runs. They were 100/4 in 16.3 overs
# Kolkata scored their 100 in 86 balls (14.2 overs)
# Brett Lee and Sunil Narine took two wicket apiece for Kolkata
# Shaun Marsh was controversially out caught behind by Manvinder Bisla off Lee
# Bilsa appeared to have claimed a catch when the ball bounced in front of him. Marsh asked Bisla and the latter said he had taken a clean catch but later replays proved Bisla wrong
# Piyush was the most economical bowler of the match with figures of 2/19 in 4 overs (economy rate 4.75)