Tuesday, May 20, 2014

IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8-wicket Against Chennai Super Kings

IPL 2014 Kolkata Knight Riders won by 8-wicket Chennai Super Kings with 2 overs to spare.

Robin Uthappa made his 4th half-century of the 7th season IPL-2014. The win took Kolkata Knight Riders level on Rajasthan Royals with 14 points from 12 games, Uthappa, who was put down twice, and Gautam Gambhir put on 64 runs for the opening partnership in 7 overs, Shakib Al Hasan belt an winning 46 off 21 to hasten the end. 

In his keenness to drive, Robin Uthappa offered 2 chances to slip early on, and Super Kings reprieved him each time. First, R Ashwin dropped him on 6 runs off Hilfenhaus in the first over. MS Dhoni immediately replaced Ashwin with Suresh Raina in that position. In the third over, Raina let a harder, diving chance off Mohit Sharma go down, with Uthappa on 24.

Suresh Raina took 9 deliveries to get off the mark in a slow 55-run partnership with Brendon McCullum but accelerated later to make 65 off 52. Raina opened up against Piyush Chawla, hitting him for 3 sixes but his attempt to clear long-on in the 18th over failed. Suresh Raina effort enabled Chennai Super Kings to go past 150, but it was quite deficient against Robin Uthappa and Shakib Al Hasan.

Score Details

Chennai Super Kings -154/4(20)

Kolkata Knight Riders -156/2(18)

Player of the match

Robin Uthappa
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