IPL

Kallis, McCullum lift KKR

2012-05-07 22:22
Jacques Kallis (AP)
New Delhi - New Zealand batsman Brendan McCullum scored a half-century on Monday as the Kolkata Knight Riders beat the Delhi Daredevils by six wickets to take top spot in the Indian Premier League.

McCullum hit seven fours in scoring 56 off 44 balls to lead the Knight Riders to 154-4 in 18.4 overs after they restricted the Daredevils to 153-9.

South Africa's Jacques Kallis also produced an excellent all-round performance for Kolkata, scoring 30 runs off 27 balls and taking two for 20 in his allotted four overs.

The Knight Riders have 17 points from 12 matches with eight victories, while the Daredevils are second with 16 points from 11 games.

The Daredevils missed the void left by England batsman Kevin Pietersen, who has returned home to play the Test series against the West Indies.

Captain Virender Sehwag (23) and Australian opener David Warner (21) gave the home team an electrifying start of 40 off 21 balls before Kallis dismissed them in successive overs.

Irfan Pathan top-scored with 36 off 22 balls but was stumped by McCullum in the last over of the innings as he attempted to hit quick runs.

McCullum and Knight Riders skipper Gautam Gambhir (36) laid a solid platform of 68 off 42 balls, while Kallis's 30 kept the Knight Riders ahead in the game.

Umesh Yadav dismissed McCullum and Kallis in successive deliveries but not before the pair had added 60 for the second wicket.

Read more on:    ipl  |  jacques kallis  |  cricket
NEXT ON SPORT24X

 

Read News24’s Comments Policy

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
0 comments
Add your comment
Comment 0 characters remaining
Live Video Streaming
Video Highlights
Sport Talk

 

10 facts about swimming you didn't know

This will make you want to jump right into the pool.

 
 

Where were you when you last felt alive?

Snors with a cause - creating awareness of male health
Inspiring: Rock climbing with just one leg
Watch! Skateboarders racing cyclists
Exciting new zipline for Cape Town!
Vote

Which franchise will you be supporting in this year's Indian Premier League?

 
 
Men
Women
Love 2 Meet
Featured

Got something you'd like to get off your chest? Got a burning desire to air an opinion? If so, be sure to sign-up on Sport24's FORUM!

Latest blogs
 

Twitter Follow Sport24 on Twitter

Facebook "Like" Sport24's Facebook page

Newsletters Sign up for the Morning Glory, Super 15 and Soccer newsletters

WIN Enter and win with Sport24!

Mobile Sport24 on your mobile phone - WAP, alerts, downloads, services

Forum Have your Say on Sport24's brand new Forum!

BlackBerry Stay in the loop on your BlackBerry

iPhone Latest Sport24 news on your iPhone

RSS Feeds Sport news delivered really simply.

Blogs Yes your opinion counts. Get it out there

 
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.