Kolkata Knight Riders superb display with bat and ball gives them 6 wicket win over Kings XI Punjab

Kolkata Knight Riders completed an emphatic victory over Kings XI Punjab as they go top of the table in the Indian Premier League.Kolkata Knight Riders led by Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field first at IS Bindra Stadium,Mohali.The Knight Riders bowling once again shined on the night as fast bowler Morne Morkel and Umesh Yadav were spot on in their opening spells against Kings XI Punjab.

The spinners came on for Knight Riders as they decimated Kings XI Punjab to restrict them at a score of 138 for 8 after 20 overs.Robin Uthappa rose to the occasion with his quickfire half century to steer his side to a six wicket win over Kings XI Punjab.Morne Morkel dismissed opener Manan Vohra while Murali Vijay was cleaned up by a ripping googly bowled by leg spinner Piyush Chawla.Sunil Narine and Yousuf Pathan also grabbed three quick wickets as it shifted the momentum towards Kolkata Knight Riders.

Sunil Narine bowled a miserly spell , taking two wickets and conceding 22 runs in his four over spell.The reply for Kolkata Knight Riders started on a swift note as Gautam Gambhir and Robin Uthappa shared an 82 run partnership.The Kings XI Punjab spinners Axar Patel and Pardeep Sahu bowled admirably given a modest target put up by their batsmen.

Yousuf Pathan took his side to victory in the 17th over of the game as Kings XI Punjab slumped to the bottom of the Indian Premier league as they lost three games out of four matches played in the competition.

 

 

 

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