Kings XI defeat Kolkata Knight Riders

May 4th, 2008 - 1:26 am ICT by admin  

Mohali, May 3 (IANS) Kings XI Punjab defeated Kolkata Knight Riders by nine runs in a pulsating Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the Punjab Cricket Association (PCA) Stadium here Saturday night. Set to chase 179, Sourav Ganguly-led Kolkata Knight Riders were restricted to 169 for the loss of six wickets. Required to score 19 runs in the final over, the Knight Riders could only manage 10.

David Hussey (71 off 46) and Wriddhiman Saha (unbeaten 59 off 32 balls) had put on a 104-run stand for the fifth wicket to bring the visitors back on the track after they were reeling at four for 50 runs in 9.4 overs.

For Kings XI, Irfan Pathan (18/2) was the pick of the bowlers. He gave 10 runs in the final over, helping the home team register their fourth win in the Twenty20 league.

Sreesanth (25/2), V.R.V. Singh (31/1) and Gagandeep Singh (43/1) were the other wicket takers.

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