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Kolkata Knight Riders Finally Manage To Win

By on May 18, 2009

Kolkata Knight Riders

Kolkata Knight Riders 189 for 3 (McCullum 81, Hodge 71) beat Chennai Super Kings 188 for 3 (Raina 52, Dhoni 40) by seven wickets…

Brendon McCullum and Brad Hodge helped Kolkata Knight Riders to register a seven-wicket victory over Chennai Super Kings…

Sourav Ganguly departed early, chasing a massive 189 against Chennai Super Kings.

However, Kolkata Knight Riders captain Brendon McCullum and Brad Hodge strated to fire all cylinders to keep alive their teams chances.

But Brendon McCullum got out after scoring a superb 81 off just 48 balls. David Hussey soon joined his captain in the dressing room.

Suresh Raina and captain MS Dhoni enabled Chennai Super Kings post a massive total of 188 for three in their alloted 20 overs.

Chennai Super Kings openers – Parthiv Patel and George Bailey gave their team a flying start after they opted to bat against Kolkata Knight Riders on Monday.

Parthiv got run out after playing a blazing innings that helped Chennai Super Kings gain an upper hand against Kolkata Knight Riders.

After Parthiv’s departure, the other opener in George Bailey also failed to sustain and got run out but the duo had by then laid a strong platform.

Thereafter, Suresh Raina and Chennai skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni simply carried on the momentum and left Kolkata bolwers and fielders grasping for breath.

Raina got out for a well-made 52 but then Albie Morkel gave perfect support to his captain and helped his team reach a huge total in the end.

For today’s match, Chennai have left out Matthew Hayden and George Bailey have come in his place. On the other hand, Kolkata have made quiet a few changes — Ashok Dinda, Ajantha Mendis, Laxmi Shukla and Anureet Singh come in.

The eternal search for a victory is to continue for the bruised and battered Kolkata as they face rampaging Chennai.

It is a nightmare that is refusing to end for Kolkata, which earned the dubious distinction of stumbling to eight successive defeats in the IPL after losing a final-over thriller to Deccan Chargers on Saturday.

Teams:

Chennai Super Kings: Parthiv Patel, George Bailey, Suresh Raina, MS Dhoni (C) (W), Subramaniam Badrinath, Jacob Oram, Albie Morkel, Shadab Jakati, Lakshmipathy Balaji, Muttiah Muralidaran, Sudeep Tyagi.

Kolkata Knight Riders: Brendon McCullum (C), Sourav Ganguly, Brad Hodge, David Hussey, Wriddhiman Saha (W), Laxmi Shukla, Ajit Agarkar, Murali Kartik, Ashok Dinda, Ajantha Mendis, Anureet Singh.

One Comment

  1. Kangana

    May 19, 2009 at 12:22 am

    No doubt Brendon McCullum played a captains knock. But still it think they were too late in the series to get such a stunning victory over non other then Mahindra singh Dhoni. This match was really worth watching as both the teams were trying desperately hard to win. we should have more such matches like these in IPL T20 format

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