Kochi Tuskers beat Knights by six runs
Kolkata: Kochi Tuskers Kerala beat Kolkata Knight Riders by six runs in their Indian Premier League (IPL) game here Wednesday.
Put in to bat, the Tuskers scored 132/7 but then restriced the Knights to 126/9.Kochi Tuskers Kerala scored 132/7 against Kolkata Knight Riders.
Ravindra Jadeja cracked 29 off 18 balls, while skipper Mahela Jayawardene scored 27 and Brendon Mccullum got 23 after KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and opted to field.
For the Knights, spinners Shakib al Hasan (3-28) and Yusuf Pathan (3-20) were the chief wreckers.
Kolkata Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir won the toss and elected to field against Kochi Tuskers Kerala.
Kolkata didn’t make any change to their playing XI, while Kochi made one change, bringing in Sri Lankan spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan in place of Thisara Perera.
Kolkata Knight Riders: JH Kallis, MS Bisla?, G Gambhir (C), MK Tiwary, YK Pathan, EJG Morgan, Shakib Al Hasan, Iqbal Abdulla, R Bhatia, B Lee, L Balaji.
Kochi Tuskers Kerala: BB McCullum, DPMD Jayawardene*, RA Jadeja, BJ Hodge, KM Jadhav, PA Patel?, RV Gomez, R Vinay Kumar, RP Singh, RR Powar, M Muralitharan.