HYDERABAD: Kolkata Knight Riders moved a step closer towards securing a berth in the Indian Premier League (IPL) play-offs courtesy of a seven-wicket win over Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium here yesterday. Electing to bat, Sunrisers were restricted to 142 for eight after Australia’s David Warner (34 off 18 balls) had threatened to take the game away from Kolkata.
The Knight Riders didn’t have it all their way and made heavy weather of the chase, scoring 146 for three in 19.4 overs.
Meanwhile, riding on a comprehensive performance, Royal Challengers Bangalore defeated Chennai Super Kings by five wickets in an Indian Premier League (IPL) match at the JSCA International Stadium in Ranchi.
On a low and slow track, Royal Challengers Bangalore bowlers did well to restrict the famed Super Kings batting line-up to a modest 138 for four in 20 overs which they achieved in 19.5 overs after losing 5 wickets.
Chris Gayle made a quickfire 46 while AB de Villiers (28) and Virat Kohli (27) also made vital contributions. AGENCIES