Knight Riders crushed Lions

The mystery spin helped Kolkata Knight Riders get a few more points for themselves on the board yesterday. They won their second match in the CLT20 2014 against the Lahore Lions by 4 wickets. 

To add to the misery that Sunil Narine was creating to the other teams, the KKR skipper Gautam Gambhir brought another mystery man in his line up in the form of Kuldeep Yadav, the left arm chinaman spinner from Uttar Pradesh. And to make things even worse for the Lahore Lions who were batting first, the pitch was slow and the ball was gripping. They should thank their two international players i.e. Ahmed Shahzad and Umar Akmal because if it had not been for the knocks played by those two, even a score of 100 would not have been on the board for them after the way they played spin in the middle overs.

Akmal though with his 40 at the end provided the much needed take off to the Lions’ innings. But, still, that score of 151 was no way near par and the Knight Riders, probably with the help of dew, hunted that down in 19.4 overs. They could have done that a bit easier and a bit earlier having been given such a good start by the openers, but, they would not mind that. All they wanted was the win and they got that.

Apart from the performances of Narine and Kuldeep, the KKR captain Gautam Gambhir found some form too with the bat much to the relief of KKR fans. Gambhir is such a vital cog in that KKR batting line up. If he gets going, he takes care of one end and the others go aggressive around him. One more win now will get the Knight Riders into the semis.

Sep 23, 2014
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