Knight Riders register a win

26May08

Skipper Sourav Ganguly led from the front with an unbeaten knock of 86 as the Kolkata Knight Riders snatched an unbelievable three-wicket win with two balls to spare against the formidable Kings XI Punjab to finish their below-par campaign in the Indian Premier League on a high on Sunday. Earlier, The Kings XI had posted a total of 174 helped by Shaun Marsh’s 40 and Sangakkara’s 64. Man of the match Umar Gul (24; 11 balls, 1×4, 3×6), who also shone with the ball with figures of 4/23, turned the game upside down during a hurricane 49-run seventh wicket stand with Ganguly after the Knight Riders seemed headed towards yet another defeat at 106 for 6.As Irfan Pathan set out to bowl the last over, the hosts needed 15 runs, but Ganguly finished off the proceedings in a destructive manner, with a six, two, six and one to hand out the Kings XI their fourth defeat.

HIGHLIGHTS BY THE TIMES OF INDIA

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