Kolkata earn consolation win

2010-04-19 20:29
Kolkata Knight Riders (File)
Kolkata - Kolkata Knight Riders earned themselves a consolation nine-wicket victory over the Mumbai Indians in the lasty of the IPL round-robin matches at Eden Gardens on Monday.

Chasing the modest 133/ for eight the Indians set, Kolkata got their first win over the Mumbai side since the start of the IPL, as Brendon McCullum scored an unbeaten 57 and skipper Sourav Ganguly contributed 42.

The Knight Riders achieved the target with 15 balls to spare.

Earlier, Mumbai Indians won the toss and opted to bat first.

The log-leaders' decision to rest Sachin Tendulkar is the cause of West Indian Bravo taking the reins for the final round-robin game of IPL III.

With only four overseas players allowed in the team, it means big-hitting West Indian Kieron Pollard sits out.

Losing the toss also effectively eliminated Kolkata from semi-final contention because they needed to improve their net run-rate by such an extent that batting first and then quickly dismissing Mumbai was their only option.


Kolkata Knight Riders:
SC Ganguly (capt), BB McCullum, MK Tiwary, DJ Hussey, AD Mathews, CA Pujara, WP Saha (wk), JD Unadkat, M Kartik, AB Dinda, SE Bond

Mumbai Indians:
R McLaren, S Dhawan, AT Rayudu, SS Tiwary, DJ Bravo (capt), JP Duminy, R Sathish, STR Binny, AP Tare (wk), AG Murtaza, CRD Fernando



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