Mumbai Indians eliminated Kolkata Knight Riders in second playoff of IPL 4 to move to the third playoff where they face Royal Challengers Bangalore in a clash for the IPL 4 position. Mumbai Indians skipper Sachin Tendulkar won the toss and put KKR to bat. All the top 4 KKR batsmen went out in single digits but Ryan Ten Doeschate played a brilliant knock of 70 runs off 49 balls to guide KKR to 147/7 in 20 overs. Munaf Patel took 3 wickets for Mumbai Indians. In reply, Aiden Blizzard (51 runs off 30 balls) and Sachin Tendulkar (36 runs off 28 balls) went off to a flyer and James Franklin (29 runs off 25 balls) contributed as they reached 148/6 in 19.2 overs. Shakib Al Hasan and Jacques Kallis took 2 wickets each for KKR. Munaf Patel was awarded the Man of the Match for his brilliant spell of 3 wickets for 27 runs in 4 overs.
Archive for the ‘gautam gambhir’
Kolkata Knight Riders defeated Sahara Pune Warriors by 7 wickets at Navi Mumbai as they finalized their spot in the playoffs of IPL 4. KKR captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and put Pune Warriors to bat. None of the Sahara Pune Warriors batsmen scored big as KKR bowlers bowled well and restricted PW to only 118/7 in 20 overs. Yusuf Pathan, Shakib Al Hassan and Lakshmipathy Balaji took 2 wickets each for KKR. In reply, Gautam Gambhir (54 runs n.o. off 46 balls) lead from the front and was supported by Yusuf Pathan (29 runs off 25 balls) and Manoj Tiwary (24 runs off 24 balls) as they cruised to 119/3 in 16.4 overs. Yusuf Pathan was awarded the Man of his Match for his all round performance including his 2 wickets for 23 runs in 4 overs, knock of 29 runs off 25 balls and catch of Saurav Ganguly in the field.
Chris Gayle joined Royal Challengers Bangalore as the replacement for Dirk Nannes after he was dropped from the WI squad. But he showed why he is one of the greatest hitters of world cricket as he scored a quickfire century including 7 sixes as KKR had to face yet another brutal defeat at Eden Gardens. RCB captain Daniel Vettori won the toss and put KKR to bat. Kolkata Knight Riders reached a very good total as they scored 171/5 in their 20 overs with important contributions from Gautam Gambhir (48 runs off 38 balls), Yusuf Pathan (46 runs off 24 balls) and Jacques Kallis (40 runs off 42 balls). In reply, Chris Gayle almost single handedly won the game for RCB in his IPL 4 debut as he scored 102 runs in just 55 balls. Bangalore reached 175/1 in just 18.1 overs as Gayle made the target look very easy with the support of Tilakaratne Dilshan (38 runs off 31 balls) and Virat Kohli (30 runs off 23 balls). Chris Gayle was awarded the Man of the Match for his blazing century.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala beat Kolkata Knight Riders by 6 runs in a closely contested match at Eden Gardens. KKR captain Gautam Gambhir won the toss and decided to field. KKR bowled well as Kochi managed to only reach 132/7 in their 20 overs with nobody scoring even 30+ for KTK. Yusuf Pathan and Shakib Al Hassan took 3 wickets each for KKR. In reply, KKR also kept on losing wickets regularly and even a valiant effort by Manoj Tiwary (46 runs off 51 balls) could not help as KKR only managed to reach 126/9 in 20 overs. RP Singh and Ravindra Jadeja took two wickets each for the Kochi team. Kochi captain Jayawardena was awarded the Man of the Match for his overall performance with the bat, on the field and for his excellent captaincy.