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CLT20- KKR wins 13 in a row (Scorecard)

Sep 30 () : Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) went into the semi-finals of the Champions League T20 (CLT20) undefeated, as they extended their unbeaten run to 13 matches in T20.

Dolphins, already out of contention for the semi-final slot, fell short of the target by 36 runs at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad.

Batting first, the star of IPL 2014, Robin Uthappa forged a 153 run partnership with his team-mate from Karnataka, Manish Pandey, shutting out the opposition from the game. His innings did not contain a single Six as he played all his shots along the ground, eliminating the risk involved in playing in the air.

 Gambhir and Kallis returned to the pavilion even before the team scored 35 runs. Alexander who was able to clean up Kallis gave away 36 runs in his 4 overs while the rest of the bowlers also could not contain the batsmen.

Uthappa (85 from 55 balls) played his classy shots with superbly timed cover drives scoring as many as 13 boundaries in his 55 ball stay, while Pandey ( 76 off 47 balls) played a lot more in the air hitting 5 boundaries and five 6’s. Both complemented each other well, as they rotated the strike and hit the big shots which kept the score board ticking. They matched each other in the score making as well as Uthappa scored his 50 in 35 balls while Pandey reached the land mark in 39.

Chasing 188 for victory, the Dolphins lost Delport in the very first over bowled by Yusuf Pathan. It was a bold decision by Gambhir to open with Pathan and it yielded immediate results. Chetty too returned shortly leaving them with 6/2 in just 2 overs. A 46 run partnership between van Wyk and Jaarsveld helped in stabilising the innings. Both the batsmen were dismissed in quick succession leaving the team at a precarious 57 for 4.

Phehlukwayo played a cameo of 37 of just 18 deliveries and in the company of Zondo added 63 quick runs in just 34 deliveries. The pair looked dangerous and looked to take their team over the line before Narine spun his web over the batsmen to have them dismissed and bring victory for KKR.

 Scorecard

Kolkata Knight Riders innings (20 overs maximum)

R

B

4s

6s

SR

RV Uthappa not out

85

55

13

0

154.54

G Gambhir* b Frylinck

12

11

2

0

109.09

JH Kallis b Alexander

6

7

0

1

85.71

MK Pandey not out

76

47

5

5

161.70

Extras (lb 2, w 6)

8

Total (2 wickets; 20 overs)

187

(9.35 runs per over)

Did not bat YK PathanRN ten DoeschateSA YadavAD RussellPP ChawlaSP NarineKuldeep Yadav
Fall of wickets 1-25 (Gambhir, 3.4 ov), 2-34 (Kallis, 4.6 ov)
Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

KJ Abbott

4

0

39

0

9.75

CJ Alexander

4

0

36

1

9.00

R Frylinck

4

0

29

1

7.25

(1w)

CS Delport

2

0

19

0

9.50

(1w)

AL Phehlukwayo

1

0

17

0

17.00

P Subrayen

4

0

30

0

7.50

K Zondo

1

0

15

0

15.00

Dolphins innings (target: 188 runs from 20 overs)

R

B

4s

6s

SR

MN van Wyk*† c Pandey b Pathan

34

28

5

1

121.42

CS Delport c Gambhir b Pathan

0

2

0

0

0.00

C Chetty c Narine b Russell

1

3

0

0

33.33

VB van Jaarsveld st †Uthappa b Chawla

19

18

3

0

105.55

K Zondo c Chawla b Narine

32

25

1

1

128.00

AL Phehlukwayo b Narine

37

18

6

1

205.55

R Frylinck c Chawla b Narine

11

8

0

1

137.50

JD Vandiar c Yadav b Kuldeep Yadav

1

2

0

0

50.00

KJ Abbott not out

5

9

0

0

55.55

P Subrayen not out

7

7

1

0

100.00

Extras (lb 2, w 2)

4

Total (8 wickets; 20 overs)

151

(7.55 runs per over)

Did not bat CJ Alexander
Fall of wickets 1-5 (Delport, 0.5 ov), 2-6 (Chetty, 1.2 ov), 3-53 (van Jaarsveld, 7.6 ov), 4-57 (van Wyk, 8.6 ov),5-120 (Phehlukwayo, 14.4 ov), 6-136 (Frylinck, 16.5 ov), 7-136 (Zondo, 16.6 ov), 8-138 (Vandiar, 17.4 ov)
Bowling

O

M

R

W

Econ

YK Pathan

4

0

25

2

6.25

AD Russell

3

0

17

1

5.66

(2w)

Kuldeep Yadav

4

0

30

1

7.50

SP Narine

4

0

33

3

8.25

PP Chawla

3

0

19

1

6.33

SA Yadav

1

0

7

0

7.00

RN ten Doeschate

1

0

18

0

18.00

 Scorecard Courtesy : espncricinfo.com

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