Sunday, April 4, 2010

IPL 2010 Kolkata Knight Riders vs. Kings XI Punjab (Match 34) result

Kings XI Punjab won the 34th match of IPL 2010 by eight wickets in a high scoring game. This is the second win for Kings XI Punjab in this season of IPL. Jayawardene won the Man of the Match Award for his brilliant hundred. Chris Gayle scored a good 88 runs to help Kolkata post a total of 200.

After winning the toss Kolkata Knight Riders got a good score against Kings XI. Saurav Ganguly and Chris Gayle opened the innings for them. They got a good start as they scored 56 runs for the first wicket. Saurav Ganguly scored 36 runs and ended to some good reflexes by Ravi Bopara. Thereafter Chris Gayle took the control of the game. He hit quiet a few sixes and three fours in his 88 run feast at a strike rate of above 200. Chris Gayle started very slowly but gained momentum in the 12th over. In the 13th over he hit four sixes and that over gave Kolkata 33 runs. After the loss of Gayle’s wicket Kolkata approached the end at a rate of 10 per over and scored 200 runs with the loss of just three wickets.

Jayawardene was promoted up in the batting lineup and opened the batting for Kings XI with Bisla. These two added runs very quickly and reached the fifty in just 27 balls. Jayawardene batted with class and eased to his hundred. After the loss of the wicket of Bisla, Sangakkara joined the attack with Jayawardene and guided Kings to the victory mark. Sangakkara got out when Kings were in a strong position and it looked like Kings are going to win the match in no time. Thereafter Yuvraj joined the party with Jayawardene and scored 33 of just 16 balls. Jayawardene hit the winning runs for Kings XI in the 19th over. Jayawardene scored 110 runs of just 59 balls. This brilliant innings consisted of fourteen classic boundaries and three magnificent sixes. Kings XI recorded their second win in this season of IPL.

• Kolkata Knight Riders- 200/3 in 20 overs.
• Kings XI Punjab- 204/2 in 18.2 overs.
• Kings XI Punjab won the match by 8 wickets and with 10 balls to spare.

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